Piracetam Capsules

Piracetam is the most popular nootropic.✝

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What is Piracetam?

Piracetam (aka Nootropyl and UCB6215) is the original racetam, which was first synthesised by Dr Giurgea more than 40 years ago.1 Piracetam is a derivative of the neurotransmitter GABA.1 Many other racetams (e.g., aniracetam, oxiracetam, pramiracetam, phenylpiracetam, coluracetam and nefiracetam) have been synthesised and are now used for their nootropic effects since its discovery. However, piracetam remains the most popular nootropic on the market.

As a cognitive enhancer piracetam is believed to stimulate neuronal function and improve neuronal resistance to injury.2 Due to such neuroprotective effects, piracetam has been used to treat various neurological disorders and cognitive impairments. For example, piracetam is very effective at preventing age-associated cognitive decline and might be successfully used to treat dementia and other health problems like Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.3

Piracetam broad clinical benefits have been tested and reported in many studies using humans and animals. One of the cognitive functions that is frequently reported to be positively affected by piracetam is memory. Piracetam appears to have memory enhancing properties that have been demonstrated in clinical trials.4 Other reported effects include accelerated cognitive functions and modestly improved attention and mood.4

Key benefits:

  • Cognitive boost
  • Improved memory
  • Enhanced learning
  • Increased concentration and focus

How does Piracetam work?

The precise mechanisms of action are not fully understood. However, Piracetam is a modulator of AMPA receptors, which is a subtype of glutamate receptor.1 This is associated with increased neuronal impulse flow and therefore improved cognitive functions. It modulates a range of other excitatory and/or inhibitory processes of neurotransmitters, neuro-hormones and/or post-synaptic signals.4 Some evidence also suggests that piracetam is a metabolic enhancer as it increases cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism.2

Recommended dosage of Piracetam:

The recommended daily dosage of Piracetam is between 1 and 3 g. Piracetam is water-soluble, and does not need to be taken with food. However, like with most racetams, Piracetam should be taken with a good source of choline (e.g. Alpha GPC). Piracetam works synergistically with choline and causes a great improvement in memory.3

Side effects:

Generally, piracetam is reported to be a safe and well-tolerated racetam.3 However, at very high dosages you may experience side effects, such as stomach discomfort, nausea, insomnia, headaches, agitation and irritability. Therefore, you should not exceed the recommended daily dosage.

Compound facts:

Serving size: 2 capsules

Servings per bottle: 60

Amount per serving: 1000mg Piracetam

Other ingredients: Magnesium Stearate; Silicon Dioxide

This product is free from: Artificial Flavours, Colours & Preservatives, Lactose, Yeast & Gluten

Suitable for: Vegetarians and Vegans

Warning:

  • Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a well-balanced and healthy diet.
  • Store in a cool dry place, out of reach of children.
  • Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

References:

  1. Froestl, W. et al. 2012. Cognitive enhancers (nootropics). Part 1: drugs interacting with receptors. J Alzheimers Dis. 32 (4), 793-887.
  1. Wheble, P.C.R. et al. 2008. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of Piracetam and Piracetam-like compounds in experimental stroke, Cerebrovasc Dis, 25, 5-11.
  1. Winnicka, K. et al. 2005. Piracetam – an old drug with novel properties?, Acta Pol Pharm, 62 (5), 405-409.
  1. Malykh, A.G. & Reza Sadaie, M. 2010. Piracetam and piracetam-like drugs, From basic science to novel clinical applications to CNS disorders, Drugs, 70 (3), 287-312.

Disclaimer:

✝ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The above products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should consult a physician before taking a new product or a nootropic. This product should not be taken by pregnant or nursing mothers, people suffering from cardiovascular disease or those under 18 years of age.

Any studies cited here are not conclusive and are limited to their closed environment nature; they might not determine ones experience with a nootropic, due to a large number of unaccounted variables falling outside the scope of such studies.

The reviews available here are the opinions of contributors who may or may have not used these products, and do not necessarily represent the views of ThoughtFoods. These reviews represent one’s opinion and should not be taken as fact or recommendation. ThoughtFoods makes no warranty to the accuracy of information provided by these reviews. Read legal disclaimer

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By on 25 Sept. 2018
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Still unsure
I have heard a lot, that people react to racetams differently, so this review needs to be taken with a grain of salt. First time i tried this i got a massive headache and felt drunk. And this happened the second time. After a few days the brain fog stopped. But i am unsure what happened next. If there were effects it was hard to notice them. It may be because my choline levels in my diet were low (eggs and liver and other foods) it is hard to tell. Sometimes i would notice that my thoughts were weird and a little haphazard a day or two after taking this. Maybe i didnt take the right dosage, i have no idea. So far, i would not reccomend this, but as i already said, your results will vary.
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By on 05 July 2017
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