Monday, 29 April 2013

Try A Great Nootropic - Noopept


For those of you who have not tried Noopept, you should jump on board. It is a great nootropic that has been shown to increase memory, learning, focus and overall cognitive function. Noopept is much stronger than the racetam family because of how it is absorbed in the body.

My Results with Noopept

Noopept is the third nootropic I have tried next to Piracetam and Aniracetam. When I first took Noopept I felt a great increase in my cognitive function. The results were subtle yet beautiful. It is really hard to explain but you would probably understand if you have tried nootropics before. Words came easier to me and seemed to just flow out of my mouth. Socializing became much easier because I didn't have to think anymore.

Noopept also has a beautiful calming effect. I think it really helps with my stress levels especially, during work (my job is stressful). If you haven't tried Noopept before, I suggest you do. My friend recommended on his nootropics blog for me to try it with a choline source. I picked Alpha GPC as my source. I just recently added this so I cannot vouch for it effectiveness yet.

Noopept vs. Racetams

Noopept works similarily to the racetam family (piracetam etc..) as a nootropic. It works to increase Acetylcholine receptor activity. Acetylcholine of course, is a cognitive learning neurotransmitter in the brain and stimulating its function results in higher cognitive functions. When Noopept enters the body, it works to increase Acetylcholine activity.

The main difference from Noopept to the racetam nootropics is the bioavailability. Technically, it is a nootropic dipeptide. Normal peptides usually cannot be absorbed through the intestines because your body breaks them down. With dipeptides, they are very resistant to these enzymes and can be absorbed much easier. When Noopept enters the bloodstream it crosses the blood-brain-barrier and this is what dictates its high nootropic potency. Just to get an idea, 1-3 grams is a common dosage of Piracetam whereas, a common active dosage of Noopept is 20-40mg

Some people think that sub lingual Noopept administration is the best method however this is false. Noopept is absorbed in the intestines and once it enters the bloodstream, it remains almost entirely unchanged in the liver. This means that taking it sublingually will not matter and oral is the best way to take Noopept.

Noopept vs. Piracetam

Noopept is actually fairly cheap. You only need to take a small amount of Noopept so buying 10 grams will actually last a very long time. Usually 20-40mg a day will yield the best results for most people. It has better effects than Piracetam for most people and some even experience some mood boosting qualities. This is thought to be similar to Aniracetam and how it works. These effects are likely because of effects on the 5HTP (Serotonin) and Dopamine receptor sites.

Where to Get Noopept

I highly recommend you get Noopept from I know there are some other suppliers but I have always grabbed my nootropics from peaknootropics and have not been let down yet. I know they only sell powder but I honestly think its better and cheaper in the long run. If you really want to, you can get a scale however they add a 10mg spoon with your purchase and I have always just used this.

One thing to remember is that Noopept is semi-water soluble. This means it will not mix super will with water so I always mix it with milk. Also, I really suggest you do not take Noopept on an empty stomach because it will limit the effectiveness. Take with food or preferably 15 min before a meal. This is what I have had the best results with.

Overall, I give Noopept a 5/5 rating so far. I will update further on my blog later.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Types of Nootropics

Welcome to Nootropicsceinces!

Nootroopics have a host of benefits for fellow users. A nootropic has to conform to several conditions to be considered a nootropic. To fully be considered a nootropic substance it must have the following properties.

a)      It must improve cognition and performance. This includes learning and memory as well as other cognitive areas relating to focus and reflexes. Certain nootropics have more advanced qualities in different area.

b)      They must also help protect the brain. This means they can also be non-toxic. If the substance improves cognition in the brain but is toxic, it is technically not a nootropic. This is a big discernment. Also, as being neuroprotective, they must help reduce the risk of damages and free radicals in the brain

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Types of Nootropics

There are several types of nootropics and I am going to review the basics here. You can get nootropics from multiple sources. The best are the racetam and ampakine drug classes but some people do not wish to get their nootropics from drug sources. For these people, there are some other powerful options such as herbal remedies and Vitamins.

Source 1: Foods

Naturally you can get nootropic benefits from foods. If you like to go this route, and do not like to administer drugs or outside supplements, eat food rich in choline. Foods rich in choline include things like eggs and meat as well as certain types of protein. You can also get a very high source of choline from a soy derivative that is fairly cheap and natural at your health food store.

Choline is important because it is a precursor for an important learning memory in the brain. You brain needs choline and the associated chemicals for a host of important body function. Eat more eggs and meat now or decide to supplement choline into your diet. This is likely to improve your cognitive performance.

Source 2: Vitamins

Vitamins are a great source for nootropic benefits. The B Vitamins are the best for their nootropic actions and energy benefits. The whole range of B-Vitamins, are important and it is best to take a B-complex and work it into your daily diet. Each B-Vitamin has different set of nootropic actions and each on is important.

Older people often have a harder time absorbing these vitamins and this often leads to their cognitive decline. This relates to the absorption rate and shows you just how exactly the B-Vitamins help and assist in cognitive performance

Source 3: Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They are sorted into essential and no-essential. Non-essentail just means it is not created within your body and has to be prepared from an external

source. All amino acids have some degree of importance in cognitive function, some more than others.

Amino acids mostly act as a nootropic by acting as precursors to essential brain neurotransmitters important in learning and memory.

Without many of these amino acids, your brain would not be able to produce the needed supply of these brain chemicals. This is why amino acids are important. You can obtain them from food sources but often they can be supplemented into your diet from sports supplements. These raw sources give you a great array and range of amino acids to get full nootropic benefits.

Source 4: Herbal Remedies

Some people discount herbs as being potent nootropics. This is simply not true as a lot of powerful drugs are often derived and synthesized from herbal extracts and remedies. It is also a common myth that all

herbs are safe because they are natural and this is simply not true. Some herbs can be dangerous and have interactions just like drugs do.

Regardless, there are still some powerful nootropic herbs but they should always be taken with caution and should not exceed the recommend dosages. Below are a list of nootropic herbs and their basic functions.

Vinpocentine: Vinpocentine acts as a nootropic and improves the function of chemicals in the brain. The main method of action is belived to be cause by an increase in oxygen and blood circulation in the brain. This makes it a potent vasodilator that potentiates the effects of other nootropics. For this reason, this herb is also great to stack with other nootropics.

Huperzine A: This nootropic herb is ver strong. It is belived to work by counteracting a chemical in the brain that reduces the efficiency of nootropic neurochemicals and their receptors. It is a partial antagonist and works very well in conjunction with other therapies. Be very careful will this herb as it has side effects and should not be mixed with certain substances.

Bacopa Brahmi: This is a traditional Indian herb that has been known for decades to be a potent nootropic. This herb works as a precursor to chemicals in the brain that help with neurological function. It actually works almost like a drug and is very potent by itself but is also great to stack. You can get it in raw form as an extract or by itself but it is slightly bitter tasting.

These are just some of the herbs but there are many man others. These ones are the best. I considered adding Ginko Biloba to the list but I think it’s a scam. It is said to have nootropic actions but there is data to argue with this. For this reason, I have not added to the list however you can find more information online about other nootropic herbs. Stack em and Rack em!

Nootropic Drugs

Drugs are a very strong source for nootropics. Some people worry about drugs but nootropic drugs are actually fairly safe. They have low toxicity and side effects. Also, tolerance and withdrawal do not seem to be an issue which is always a concern. Just like with the herbal supplements, side effects can occur so use with care. These side effects are usually not concerning or serious however it is always good to watch out for this.

At the moment there are two interesting compound. Ampakines are one drug class that is being highly investigated and has not been approved to be used as a nootropic. There is high promise in the ampakine class however there is limited data at the moment to prove they help in human trial. The second group is the racetams and these nootropic drugs are actually in the ampakine class as they also affect groups of the same receptors

Racetam have been around for many years. In many countries they have not been approved but in others they have valid medical uses and can be available to you by a doctor’s note. There are several types in the racetam family and they all have similar methods of action. Some of the common types are: Piracetam, Aniracetam, Oxiracteam and Pramiracetam however there are many others.

Using these nootropic drugs alone, or by themselves can be very beneficial. They stimulate receptors in the brain without causing stimulation like other drugs like caffeine. They are true nootropics and safe for human use. It is recommend to get enough choline, or even to use a supplement when using racetams. They really approve efficiency of receptor site that accept choline and therefor your brain demands more of it. If your body doesn’t have enough choline when it is using racetams it can often cause side effects such as headaches.

There is one last type of nootropic drug. It is usually considered a racetam as it is closely related however it is technically a peptide derivative. This nootropic substance is known as Noopept. It is being investigated highly in the medical field as it may stimulate NGF and could lead to repair of damaged cells in the brain. This is just in the investigational stage but it is highly promising. One thing with Noopept is, one needs to be careful because it is highly potent, much more so than racetams. This could lead to overdose and nasty symptoms. No deaths have been recorded however it is still good to keep in mind if you take.


I hope you liked my article on a review of the types of nootropics and racetam drugs. This article only scratches the surface on nootropics and constant posts will be coming up to inform people more. Nootropic stacks still need to be covered.

When one is considering nootropics they must know that they come from a diverse range of sources. Also they must know that they can be safe when used properly. The best idea is to go to a real nootropic blog and get the full information if you plan on taking nootropic drugs as part of your routine. The best idea is to find a trusted retailer who supplies high quality powders. Enjoy!