FTC Disclosures from Jesse
This website is not primarily financially driven. It was created to facilitate my own learning about brain optimization and neuroscience, and to increase my chances of having my calls returned by a lot of very, very smart people.
That said, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to their recommendations.
First and foremost, business-wise, I am a software developer and technologist. Smart Drug Smarts is a side project, or what used to be called a “hobby.” But, per the FTC’s rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to notify readers of this fact. The same if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a T-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same story. If someone gives me a couple Piracetam pills and I write a sentence under their influence, that might require a disclaimer, too.
This would be tedious for all involved. But I can’t thumb my nose at the FTC entirely.
So, to preserve your blog-reading and podcast-listening experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, all of the following are true:
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