Nootropics are a relatively new category of brain-enhancing products in the health and wellness space. And while many of them, particularly herbal nootropics, have been known for hundreds and even thousands of years, it wasn’t until recently that nootropics received a great deal of publicity, thanks mainly to the Internet and the growing “anti-Big Pharma” movement!
With increasing demand for these products in recent years, many online stores dedicated to selling nootropics have emerged. These sores became the primary destination for nootropics shoppers, especially those interested in buying synthetic compounds, like racetams, or exotic chemical nootropics that are not approved by the FDA and not available at local stores.
I’ve seen many online nootropics stores rise and fall over the years. Operational challenges and changing regulations in many countries have forced several vendors out of business, especially the ones that sell unregulated drugs and high-risk chemical compounds.
The following is a quick review of six of the most popular and reliable nootropics vendors that are still operational as of 2019.
1. Nootropics Depot
Nootropics Depot is currently the largest nootropics vendor in terms of product selection and number of customers/sales. They are one of the most highly recommended suppliers by the Reddit community, and most of their customers seem happy with the service and quality of the products.
Their products are tested for purity and heavy metals in their in-house lab. Upon request, they can provide you with the certificate of analysis if you provide them with the lot number on your container’s label.
Nootropics Depot offer many synthetic, natural and herbal nootropics in capsule and powder form. Top sellers include: phenibut, adrafinil, noopept, phenylpiracetam and other racetams.
- Location: Tempe, AZ, USA
- Shipping: Worldwide (Free shipping for $50+ domestic orders and $200+ international orders)
- Website: Go to Nootropics Depot!
2. Pure Nootropics
Pure Nootropics is a small business that sells a variety of synthetic and natural nootropics. Their service is excellent and their support is very responsive and friendly.
They do third-party purity lab tests for each batch of the raw materials used in their products, and you can view the certificate of analysis for each product on their website.
- Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
- Shipping: Worldwide (except some problematic countries)
- Website: Go to Pure Nootropics!
3. Health Naturals
The Health Naturals online store developed out of a local health store in Brunswick County, NC called Live Oak Nutrition.
Their online shop features a collection of the most popular nootropics on the market with high quality and very competitive prices.
All of the nootropics they sell are lab-tested for purity (CoA’s available on their website).
- Location: Southport, NC, USA
- Shipping: USA and Canada only
- Website: Go to Health Naturals!
4. Hard Rhino
Hard Rhino is a general nutrition store that offers different categories of dietary supplements at low prices. They’ve recently added several nootropic products to their line, including phenibut, adrafinil and racetams.
They manufacture their products in an FDA registered facility with in-house lab testing. They have an “Instant CoA” feature, which allows you to receive your product’s certificate of analysis to your mobile device by scanning the Quick Response (QR) code that is printed on the label.
- Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
- Shipping: Worldwide
- Website: Go to Hard Rhino!
5. Lift Mode
Lift Mode is a long-established vendor of brain boosting supplements. They are one of the leading suppliers of high-quality, pure phenibut (HCl and Free Amino Acid).
Most of their supplements are natural and they don’t sell synthetic chemicals like racetams and adrafinil. They do, however, sell these synthetics on their sister website NewMind.com, but they have some restrictions and they require you to have an approved account before you can order certain products.
- Location: Chicago, IL, USA
- Shipping: Worldwide
- Website: Go to Lift Mode!
6. Bulk Supplements
As the name suggests, Bulk Supplements sell nutritional supplements at bulk prices. You will find almost any dietary supplement you could think of in pure powder form at this store.
They don’t sell any nootropic drugs, but if you are looking for natural or herbal brain supplements, then this is one of the best places where you can get great value for your money.
- Location: Henderson, NV, USA
- Shipping: USA, Canada, UK, Australia and several other countries.
- Website: Go to Bulk Supplements!