MoleculeWatch.com provides information regarding novel nootropics and organic medicines. Nootropics are substances that enhance mental capacity without detrimental side effects (i.e. piracetam is a nootropic, amphetamine would not qualify under this strict definition though under a more general definition amphetamines are technically nootropic).
Organic medicines threaten the pharmaceutical industry’s profits (though they seem to be doing just fine…) These companies and their proxies wage perpetual war on profit killing plants such as kratom or even marijuana. If you can manage your chronic pain with kratom and/or marijuana then you do not need OxyContin, Lortab, Dilaudid, Opana, Roxicodone, or other semi and full synthetic prescription opioids. This would not be in the interests of any pharmaceutical company to allow competition from unregulated, relatively cheap, and unpatentable plants.
While the pharmaceutical giants skim university journals and isolate compounds from plants they always tweak the molecule slightly so it can be patented. Fish oil for instance contains many healthy lipids (fatty acids specifically). Fish are not easy to patent. Neither is their oil. So the pharmaceutical giants developed a similar prescription-only formulation of synthesized DHA/EPA, etc. Now they can run their advertising campaigns and stir up discontent due to the traces of mercury found in low quality Chinese fish oils. So you used to buy $50 worth of fish oil a month and now you must see your doctor, get a prescription, and then fill that prescription (of course there is no generic!) for great justice (and great profit).
MoleculeWatch.com simply seeks to keep our readers ahead of the curve in the fields of natural medicine (actual compounds found in plants- no homeopathy placebo garbage), nootropics, nutraceuticals (USP grade vitamins and nutrients), and also the “branded research chemical” scene. <– Believe us, it is a scene!! Chinese labs crank out new chemicals and drop ship them to eager head shops. This is dangerous and while we will cover the trend of “bath salts” and “incense” products from a purely academic perspective we are not out to promote using these products.