Science has enabled us to formulate nootropics with the greatest potential to improve cognition and support healthy brain longevity.
Thrivous stack ranks individual nootropic ingredients based on evidence and efficacy. Our nootropics contain ingredients at concentrations and amounts based on high levels of evidence for notable effect from peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on humans (for example, see our list of top tier nootropics). Because science is never finished, we monitor and review new studies, consult with our advisor board of physicians and scientists, and update our nootropics accordingly.
Thrivous groups top ranked nootropic ingredients into products by complementary function, practicality, and safety. In some cases, our nootropics contain ingredients that may provide superior effect when supplemented together (for example, Caffeine and L-theanine in Surge). In other cases, our nootropics contain ingredients that may provide superior convenience and affordability when delivered together (for example, Bacopa and Rhodiola in Clarity). In all cases, we take into consideration known interactions (positive and negative) between the ingredients themselves, as well as with other nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals (see the FAQ section on the webpage for each product).
In the future, as time and resources permit, Thrivous may commission dedicated clinical studies to quantify the nootropic efficacy of its specific formulations. However, pending advances in scientific methodologies and systems, there are practical tradeoffs between, on the one hand, formulation rigidity required for dedicated clinical studies and, on the other hand, formulation responsiveness to the accelerating accumulation of relevant clinical studies in general. So at present, we rely on existing studies, which cover all individual ingredients in our nootropics and some ingredient combinations in our nootropics (see the summary of clinical studies, available for download from the webpage for each product).