If you’re going to start experimenting with nootropic supplements, you will need to make a couple of small investments to get started. Most high-quality nootropics are sold in their pure form as bulk powders. Naturally, you may be wondering how you’re supposed to measure and consume your doses.
You’re going to need a milligram scale to measure the bulk powder accurately. If you really want to make your life easier, we also recommend getting a capsule kit so that you can prepare your supplements in capsules for weeks or months at a time.
1. A Milligram Scale
You’ll need a scale to properly dose out bulk nootropic powders to be able to accurately measure your dosages. The primary requirement when choosing a scale for dosing out nootropics is that it needs to be accurate enough to weigh out milligrams.
While a milligram scale sounds expensive, there are some very affordable options. A good scale will usually cost between $20 and $50. I wouldn’t spend any less than that as you usually get what you pay for and the last thing you need is a scale that you don’t trust. Getting your dosages right is essential, even for your own safety.
We recommend the GEMINI-20 Digital Milligram Scale. It is a favorite of the nootropic community and for good reason. It is capable of extremely precise measurements and is fairly priced making it a perfect scale for measuring your nootropics.
When you are weighing out your does, you need to be sure you can trust your scale.
Another nice milligram scale to consider is the GEM20.
2. A Capsule Kit (optional)
If you really want to integrate nootropics into your daily routine, using bulk nootropics, the most convenient way to do that is to fill your own capsules.
It’s a lot easier than it sounds and, with an inexpensive little kit, you’ll save yourself the headache of measuring out your doses all the time.
This is even more essential once you start taking a nootropic stack (combining several nootropic supplements). With a capsule kit, you can prepare your capsules for weeks, or months, at a time.
The best set up you can get yourself is the Cap-M-Quik Capsule Maker with size #00 capsules. It will make life that much easier for anyone who is serious about getting into nootropics.
To get started, read our step by step guide on how to make your own nootropic capsules.
Planning to start a new supplementation regimen? See our medical disclaimer.