A Complete Guide on Where to Buy Nootropics

Knowing where to buy nootropics is almost as important as understanding what nootropics you should buy. Whether you are entirely new to brain enhancement supplements or a seasoned nootropics user, identifying an authentic and trusted vendor can go a long way in ensuring that you get the best experience out of your supplement.

There are plenty of places you can buy nootropic supplements to improve your cognitive abilities. The most common places include online pharmacies and offline stores (health/nutrition stores, supermarkets, local pharmacies, and major distributors such as GNC), and each comes with its own pros and cons.

Buying Nootropics at GNC / Health Stores

When looking for where to buy nootropics, a local health store may be the first place you go.  These types of locations can be helpful in offering a wide range of nootropics for users on the go, or those who just want something quick to experiment with. Relying on local stores feels more personal and secure to some and many times if there are any issues with your drug, you can return it almost instantly. Buying from local stores such as GNC and its subsidiaries also assures you that the facility is registered and regularly inspected, meaning that the quality is also fairly high.  Additionally, when dealing with local stores, you don’t have to worry about paying for shipment fees or having to wait for ages after payment for your order to arrive.

However, there are plenty of local stores that just don’t carry most of the items you might be looking for. For instance, GNC is one of the largest suppliers of nootropics in the world and yet, it’s not uncommon to find very popular nootropics like Piracetam missing in their local outlets. This is mostly because of restrictions in some countries that prohibit such suppliers from marketing these products as dietary supplements. You will find that most of the local stores that are subsidiaries of GNC have most of the popular nootropics, but it’s not a guarantee that your local store will.  Brick and mortar locations may therefore not be entirely the best option for some users, and this is where online pharmacies become more valuable.

Buying Nootropics Online

Searching for where to buy nootropics on the internet can be much easier than trying to look for them at your local supplements store. The internet has hundreds of nootropics vendors and you can find just about anything you are looking for within a few clicks. As earlier mentioned, online supplement stores are not subject to most of the regulations and certifications that the local stores have to go through. This means that they can stock and send you most of the supplements “restricted” by your country or state.

In addition, most of the online pharmacies offer free shipping if you order a certain amount of products; money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied or if your order is seized by customs; and unbelievably huge discounts on most of their products. The only challenge, however is finding an authentic, reliable supplier that can provide consistent high quality and back it up with excellent shipping and customer service.  It’s also common for customs officials in some countries to seize nootropics shipments, in which case you are likely to lose your order.  Below are some of the things to consider when searching for a good online nootropics vendor.

What to look for in an online nootropics vendor

Quality Control: There are many other factors you should consider when deciding on where to buy nootropics online, but quality control is definitely the most important of all. Be sure not to buy from suppliers that have had quality issues in the past. Buying from such vendors amounts to putting your health and safety at risk. It’s therefore, important to do some research on the vendor’s website and other sources such as online forums to find out the kind of quality control and testing measures they have put in place. The best supplier should have both in-house and third-party options to determine composition, purity, the potential for contamination, and more. The best places to find recommendations for a trusted and reliable vendor are nootropic community forums, blogs, and articles like this.

Shipping: Another very important factor when looking for where to buy nootropics, especially if you’re considering ordering from a supplier located outside your country of residence, are there shipping policies. Find out if your potential supplier is able to ship to your current location and how much extra it will cost. Typically, most online vendors take 2-3 days to deliver orders for domestic customers, and 5-10 days for international orders; find out if this falls within your expectation before ordering. Additionally, a reliable vendor should be able to replace or refund your order if your shipment is seized by customs officials. You can find out this under their policies on their website.

Inventory and availability: The type and range of nootropics that online vendors carry do vary considerably. Therefore, be sure to check if the type of supplement you are considering to buy is in stock before making a purchase.  Certificates of analysis are helpful to determine the quality of the products as well as reviews.

Pricing and discounts: The price of nootropics can vary significantly among suppliers, so be sure to look for ways to save, but without compromising quality and your safety. Some suppliers offer price discounts and free shipping if you purchase up to a certain dollar amount.  The cheapest supplier isn’t always the best.  As with anything else, you usually get what you pay for.  It would be unwise to make a decision on where to buy nootropics based solely on price.

Trusted online nootropic suppliers

As earlier mentioned, there are plenty of nootropics suppliers on the internet, most of them reliable and trusted, while a few others may need guidance and assistance, or rebuking; depending on whom you ask. To save you from endless hours of searching and frustration, here are our top 4 recommendations of reliable online nootropic vendors to get you started.

Peak Nootropics

Natural Stacks

Absorb Health

Cerebral Success


I hope that answers your question on where to buy nootropics. As you can see, buying nootropics online is not that much of a hassle. All you need is to set aside some time and research for a reliable vendor using the above criteria. However, whether you decide to buy your supplements from online pharmacies or from your local drugstore; always prioritize your health and safety.

Nicole Sanders

Hi, I'm Nicole, chief editor at Nootropics Revealed. Learn more about me and my mission here.