Phenylpiracetam is part of the Racetams group of Nootropics. It is thought to increase your energy, memory and learning capacity and reduce your reactions to stress.
What is Phenylpiracetam?
Phenylpiracetam was created in Russia in 1983 as a modified version of Piracetam, the first Nootropic supplement ever created. It is now becoming popular in the west.
The difference between the two Nootropics, is Phenylpiracetam is thought to have an additional Phenyl group molecule attached which acts as a stimulant in the central nervous system. This adds to its original Nootropic effect and makes it approximately 50 times stronger than Piracetam.
Phenylpiracetam is a cognitive enhancer, a smart drug that is thought to improve cognitive functions including memory, learning capacity and performance under stress.
It is also thought to increase your endurance, stamina and recovery abilities, making it popular among bodybuilders and athletes for these non-cognitive effects. It is currently banned in the Olympics.
In 2003, it was approved as a prescriptive drug in Russia to treat memory decline, depression and cerebrovascular deficiencies. Today, it is commonly used among students to stay alert during long hours of studying.
There are quite a few additional benefits to this supplement which is thought to potentially increase your problem solving skills and help you sleep. It also may increase your tolerance to cold and help with motion sickness.
How Phenylpiracetam Works
Like all other Racetams, the way it actually works is still not clear.
Phenylpiracetam enters through the blood stream to the central nervous system. It than crosses the blood-brain barrier very easily which makes it more potent, so smaller doses is recommended to achieve results. It has a half life of approximately 5 hours.
Once in the brain, it binds to Acetylcholine and Glutamate receptors or neurotransmitters that are responsible for learning, memory and sleeping patterns.
There is a lot of evidence that Phenylpiracetam increases Dopamine, the brain chemical responsible for your mood and GABA, the neurotransmitter responsible for a relaxed, calm state. However more research is required.
Why Take Phenylpiracetam? It promotes;
- Heightened energy
- Increased memory
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase your focus and learning capacity
- Potentially increase your ability to problem solve
- Get a better nights sleep
- Helps with motion sickness
- Increase your endurance
Some common user reviews when taking Phenylpiracetam:
- It can calm you down
- Clear and focused energy
- No “crash” after it wears off
- No nervousness or jitters
- Great for athletic and muscle endurance
- Concentration is clear
Phenylpiracetam Stacking Options
Stacking means using two Nootropics together to enhance the effect or to supplement it. Each Nootropic may have similar effects but provide additional benefits that enhance it.
Like all Racetams, it is recommended to take a high quality choline supplement to reduce the risk of headaches such as Alpha GPC or Sulbutiamine. It can also be stacked with other Racetams such as Pramiracetam.
Possible Side Effects
Phenylpiracetam is known to be a safe cognitive supplement with no reports of drug interactions. Possible side effects are rare but include:
Like all other Nootropic Racetams, using a high quality Choline supplement such as Alpha GPC will help to alleviate possible headaches.
Also when taking phenylpiracetam, tolerance effects can develop rapidly. So in order to counteract that, it’s recommended to not take this everyday.
It is recommended to always stay within the lowest dosage available when starting on any new Nootropic supplement. This helps you gauge your body’s effect and find what works best for you.
The recommended dosage is 100mg per day or per use and to not exceed 100mg.
It is not recommended to take everyday or on a long term basis. This supplement should be “cycled” or taken once in awhile or on a few days and than off a few weeks.
These are just guidelines. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor first before taking Phenylpiracetam.