mart choice, but intake of everything in the human body to some extent is good; over dosage of every medicine can portray negative impact on the health of people. So, the purpose of this task is to provide a brief overview about the effect that smart drugs create on the health of a normal person and why it is a stupid choice. It also explains the ways in which usage of smart drugs can become a smart choice. More details about the essay are discussed below
People do not understand a fact that how usage of pill can make you smarter, it is the capabilities of an individual mind which make a person smart or stupid. These drugs and medicines are just ways which helps the mind of a person to reciprocate fast and as it is said that nature always responds back (MacLellan 2017). If one person will take such things for granted will use them without taking precautions; then ultimately some day or other the effect of such drugs will appear on the body of a person. Thus use of such drugs is smart choice when the person knows how to use it. Further this saying is very famous that one can only access to 20% of their brain. But this pill acts in such a way that it helps to access the whole brain (Giuliano, and Manley, Invivo Beverage 2013).
Although it is good that with the help this drug a person gets to use their brain in a better way to function their activities but everything come at a cost. As it is noticed that such drugs are used by college students as it helps them to study more and concentrate in a better way but it develops anxiety in them along with mental pressure. These drugs help a person to reduce their sleep even when they actually want to and this fact cannot be ignored that sleep is one of the most important component which helps a person to grow (Grieb 2015). So, if this drug reduces the sleep then ultimately the person will fall ill and will not be able to work efficiently even after taking pills.
In continuation to this if the brain do not get enough sleep and still the person it taking pill then it work show effect on the body and the drugs will become nullified; due to which they will increase the dosage of the drugs. Thus, already these drugs were hampering the growth of that person and now over dosage can lead to many critical issues in the health of a person. While initiating them, a person is unaware of the problem which might arise with a person when they use these drugs. But still it’s never too late if the person understands to the signals which their body is showing. But if the person ignores those signals then they might face comma or death as well (Bonetti, Brombo, and Zuliani 2017).
Further the research review of University of Oxford neuroscientists stated that it is a serious concern that whether people should these drugs without prescription of not. Irrespective of the time period the drugs cause negative impact on the bodies of people. Furthermore as discussed below these drugs are used by student studying in colleges, so now it is extending to the business environment as well where people are using such pills to keep their mind in place and motivate themselves to work more. This aspect is negatively affecting the business environmental as well (Karimi, et. al., 2016).
As people using such pill become more competitive and strong if compared to other due to which workplace management issues increases along with unhealthy competition where people involve in hatred with each other and initiate negative means to reach on the peak in an organization. This aspect negatively affect in the growth of the organization as it demotivates the employees and influence then to intake such drugs to increase their efficiency as well. Further the problem analyzed in part is the problem that people do not understand that what is good and what is bad for their health (Cederström 2016).
There are numerous smart drugs which are used by the brain hackers to improvise the activities initiated by their brain. One of them is Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall) which is used only to cure the Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but this drug is now used by people to maintain their memory for long term and remember every little detail of past (Starthabit 2017). This drug helps in executive function properly like planning etc. But it shall be noted that overuse of this drug cause anxiety, sleeplessness, nausea and heart attack as well. Another drug is the Aniracetam which a part of nootropic drugs and reduces anxiety of people and initiate creativity within them (Hill 2017).
This drug is not approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as it is used to cure Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and its results in vertigo, jaw tension etc. issues in body. Furthermore Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a herbal whose excess use can cause ulcer, low blood pressure, thyroid etc. problems in the body. This drug is used by people to calm their anxieties and increase the level of concentration as well. Lastly, Creatine is one of the drugs which is taken by people to enhance mental functions in sleep-deprived adults and it also helps in improving the performance in difficult cognitive tasks. Intake of these drug to an optimum level is smart but getting additive is becoming stupid by choice (Patrick 2013).
There are some measures with the help of which a person can easily become a smart person a stupid person. Like, caffeine and L-theanine are also some drugs which are present in coffee and green tea. Over usage to these drugs is also harmful for health but these drugs have less impact on the body of a person if compared to smart drugs. Also they are organic drug which never show negative impact on the health of a person. So it is one of the ways with the help of which a person can reduce the use of smart drugs. Another way is meditation activities, although this solution seems to show negligible impact on the health of a person but they show positive impact to a person internally (Lee, Yun, and Park 2015).
As Modafinil is a drug which help a person to stay awake for a longer period of time without getting stressed and properly focus on their work. Similarly, medication helps in internal purity of a person and helps them to concentrate in a better way. So there are many other ways with which a person can replace the use of smart drug in their use it is just about their mind set and way of thinking. Further usage of these drugs is also okay but it shall be prescribed by the doctor or it shall be taken by the person occasionally in a limited amount as well (Kueppers, and Cooke 2015).
Furthermore as discussed in the assessment one, the government shall also initiate corrective actions to reduce the use of these drugs among young people. As addiction to these drugs can act as a threat for them, initially people look at it in a way that they efficiency is increasing but subsequently after some time they will feel that they are relying on that product which is a major issue. Human body and brain is independent and if the brain relies on some other source to initiate their action they it shall be understood that the whole functioning of the body will get falsified because is the only organ which regulates all the functions of the body even the pumping of heart (Aydin 2017).
Thus in the limelight of abovementioned events the facts that shall be noted that it all depends upon a person that how the react to these smart drugs preset in the environment and what it become with the usage of such smart drug. But it fact has been noted that most people around the world have negative impact of these drugs on their body excluding the disabled people. Negative impact occurs because people are not capable enough to know the pros and cons of such drugs. Further the above mentioned report talks about the ill effect of smart drugs and how they negatively impact the health of a normal person.
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