Thanks for visiting my site.
My name is Julien Vissers, and I’m the person behind Nootropic Zone.
I started this site because I was sick of all the manufacturer-owned, profit-driven nootropic supplement sites out there.
These sites don’t care about impartiality, consistency, or using the scientific method to judge nootropic stacks.
Instead, they just want to push the most expensive brain supplements on you so they can get the fattest commissions. They use misinformation, misleading analyses, and bad science to get you to spend more money than you need to.
Nootropic Zone is different.
This site is written by me, for you.
I don’t consider anything other than your well-being when I write my reviews. I don’t care what the manufacturers think. I don’t care if I could make a lot of money recommending another product. I don’t care at all what other people think.
I take an impartial look at each nootropic, and I tell you exactly what I think and why I think it.
After graduating from university with a degree in Philosophy, I continued my education by doing post-graduate certificates in various courses, including International Organisations Management, Economics, and Public Health.
I worked a few different jobs for a couple of years each, but nothing really excited me enough for me to dedicate my life to it.
For a long time I struggled to keep up with long hours and an insane workload – I worked as a financial advisor before moving to PR, so my hours were pretty intense.
To try to get my life back and get ahead, I started investigating productivity hacks.
That was when my life changed.
I discovered that there was an incredible, fascinating industry blossoming right in front of my eyes – bio-hacking.
I spent the next few years devouring every bit of information I could find on cognitive enhancement, nootropics, sleep hacking, and productivity boosting. I tried every pre-made nootropic under the sun, as well as some smart drugs and a few standalone herbal extracts.
But one thing I noticed was that there wasn’t much genuinely impartial information out there about nootropics. There are lots of blogs providing great information, but they all had an agenda. They either wanted me to buy a poor quality, over-priced nootropic supplement, or they wanted to sell me smart drugs like Modafinil.
So, I decided to change that.
Please take some time to read my product reviews, my articles, and my guides. Tell me what you think and how you’d improve the site. I want Nootropic Zone to serve you guys, so tell me what you want to see!
It might help some of you to learn a little bit about me – my hobbies, interests, and so on. A lot of my reviews are very personal, so knowing more about me as a person will probably help you get a lot more out of them.
As I said above, I spend most of my time researching bio-hacking – sleep optimization, focus enhancement, memory improvement, and so on. I try to stay on top of the research as it is published; I subscribe to all the major magazines, and I read as many relevant journal articles as I can.
When I’m not running experiments (on myself), I’m probably trying to keep fit.
I am a fanatical snowboarder. Luckily I get to live near the mountains, so most winters are spent on the slopes – you might notice my content get less frequent around November!
I also love reading. I tend to read predominantly non-fiction (popular science books usually), but I am a huge spy novel fan too. I like my fair share of sci-fi; both books and films.
The only other passions in my life are my dogs, wine, and my work. But I wont bore you all by talking about them here!