Piracetam has been around for 50 years. It was the first Nootropic ever created and belongs to the group of Racetams. It promotes enhanced mood, better focus, clearer thoughts and brain support.
What is Piracetam?
Piracetam is the first Nootropic ever created. It was synthetically produced by a Belgium company in the 1960’s as a way to improve communication between the right and left brain hemispheres. This is where the term Nootropic meaning to “bend mind” came from.
It is cognitive enhancer, a smartdrug, that is thought to have positive effects on the brain and nervous system, also it may increase activity in certain neurons.
Piracetam is produced under many prescriptive names including Nootropil, Cerebrospan and Stimucortex to name a few.
Piracetam is thought to improve several cognitive functions including enhanced mood, improvement in focus, clarity and learning capacity in healthy individuals.
It is primarily used in Europe, Asia and South America and especially popular among students where it is thought to aid in concentration during long periods of studying.
Some of the primary benefits associated with Piracetam is that it is thought to heighten concentration, ability to process information in order to learn quickly and enhanced focus and motivation.
It is also thought to improve confidence. The reason may be, that research has shown that its effect on reducing anxiety and depression is one the best. It is also thought to be one of the safest Racetams to take.
Also, is it thought to function well in improving cognitive decline, which would suggest that it improves brain longevity in ageing people.
Some research suggests that it may have the potential to treat some of the symptoms of autism in young people but more research needs to be done to confirm this.
Although it is still not known how Piracetam exactly works, it’s primary function is thought to increase circulation in the brain which keeps brain tissues healthy and protects them against damage that occurs during the ageing process.
The increase in blood flow to the brain, penetrates oxygen around the brain cells. This circulation is not only important to prevent damage but also may help the cells communicate better in the brain.
Healthy cells reduce the risk of brain conditions and the potential lack of oxygen that reaches the tissues. This may be one of the causes for a stroke.
It also seems to raise levels of glucose. This may help with alertness and energy levels.
This Nootropic is known to have different results for different people. It has a low toxicity level which may mean that it may be very effective for one person and much less effective for another.
Is Piracetam Legal?
Due to the limited amount of testing based on long term use, it is not approved by the FDA. That is not necessarily based on its effectiveness.
It is legal to buy online, consume and be shipped to Canada, USA, Asia and Europe. In the UK it requires a prescription.
Under the laws of the FDA, it cannot be marketed for human consumption. Read more about the laws on Nootropics.
Why Use Piracetam? It promotes;
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Effects on depression
- Heightened learning capabilities
- Gives you more focus
- Helps you concentrate
- Possible anti ageing affects in the brain
- Memory improves
- Good for social confidence
Some common user reviews when taking Piracetam:
- Could give you lucid dreams
- Boost your creativity (ideas)
- Helps with confidence
- Body feels lighter
- Mood is better and more stable
- Processing thought can be much easier
- Focus can be razor sharp
- Learning capabilities rise
- Colors are vivid
Piracetam Side Effects
Piracetam has shown to have minimal side effects if any at all. Any excess is expelled in urination. Some possible side effects have been reported including;
- increased libido.
Piracetam Recommended Dosage
It is recommended to always stay within the lowest dose available when starting on any new Nootropic supplement. This helps you gauge your body’s effect and find what works best for you.
The common dosage ranges between 1.5g – 9.5g per day however some take between 2-10 pills per day.
These are general guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact your doctor.
Piracetam Stacking Options
Piracetam is commonly stacked (stacking means using two Nootropics together to enhance the effect or to supplement it) with a high quality Choline such as; Alpha GPC or Citicoline to counteract it’s over usage of choline.
This may help to eliminate the possibility of a headache that is common when choline supply is low. Also, stacking Piracetam may heighten the effect on memory and concentration.