Nootropic Review: Noopept
Noopept is like other racetams but is way more powerful and hence necessitates a lower dose. So far this is my favorite nootropic. Supposedly it is not technically a racetam, but is often referred to as a racetam because of its cognition enhancing effects. Nootropics effect each person differently and you have to experiment to find what works for you.
The standard dose is 10mg, which is quite tiny, but works remarkably well. Regarding price to dose it’s an amazing deal. This is the daily dose I have been using for the past week. It’s supposed to be over 1000 times more powerful and bioavailable than piracetam. It has a horrible taste and the powder sort of makes you feel like a drug addict.
The reality is that this stuff is very powerful. It gives me motivation to do things when I would feel like procrastinating, not that I’m much of a procrastinator from the start. It makes me want to conquer the hundreds of items on my long term to-do list and I find myself taking action towards completing them.
I got mine from Powder City which has a good reputation in the nootropics market. http://www.powdercity.com/products/noopept
It has some pretty amazing effects detailed on the link above:
Noopept increased Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in the hippocampus while the Noopept itself left the body fairly quickly. The animal studies did not detect any tolerance to Noopept, and there was some evidence that prolonged use of Noopept led to stronger effects
I feel when taking it that I’m way better verbally. It also seems to be really helpful when I didn’t get a good night’s rest. Complex ideas seem to come more easily, which is especially helpful when coding at work. My mood is better and my focus and concentration are vastly improved. I also notice a nice bump in energy levels, but not quite in the same way as America’s favorite drug, caffeine.
The downside of nootropics is that we don’t really know what the biological trade-offs are, if any. It is my belief that there is always a cost for any sort of cognitive enhancement and that long term use might not be the best idea. Nootropics are 100% legal. I would suggest giving them a shot and using them when you feel especially drained, or really need to remember what you’ve learned.