Aniracetam — Hacking the Ampakine Receptor
Biohacker Review of Capsuled Aniracetam
Aniracetam is an Ampakinic smart drug that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has actually experimented with. So perhaps they are feeding it to the aliens at Area-51 or maybe it’s what they give to the (very bored) government employees who spy on us through our webcams and smart TVs.
Conspiracy theorizing aside, Aniracetam is good for my memory but it’s not my favorite Racetam. I have noticeably less discipline, energy, and focus than while dosed on it compared with other Racetams I’ve done biohacker trials with. It’s not very energizing, so if you are trying to avoid stimulants Aniracetam may be a good option for you. For me, I like smart drugs that put me into this intensely focused zone so I usually stack it with Piracetam or caffeine and L-theanine stack (like 1–2 GO from Pure Nootropics)
It’s supposed to be a solution for social anxiety, and I used to have pretty bad social anxiety but I’ve made such a lifestyle of getting way outside of my social comfort zone that I just can’t tell much of a difference between my baseline sociability and Aniracetam.
I’m going to categorize Aniracetam as being a good smart drug for guys who have jobs that attractive girls in bars aren’t very interested in hearing about.
It’s a good drug for focusing on boring technical problem-solving, programming, or website development. I’m a Joomla developer, and I find that if I do between 1500 milligrams and 3000 milligrams of Aniracetam, I’ll be a pretty boring person. You wouldn’t want to hang out with me, but I’ll get my work done.
I dropped three capsules, 2400 milligrams total, and felt a little more focused than I usually do. On another day I did four capsules or 3200 milligrams, which felt about the same. In the past, I had experienced breakthrough brain training scores while on Aniracetam, however, this go-around my brain-training scores on Aniracetam have not been outstandingly good or bad.
Powdered Aniracetam is still a whole lot better value, but has downsides…
$18.99 30 X 750 milligrams = 22.5 grams
$36.98 60 X 750 milligrams = 45 grams
$24.95 75 grams (powdered)
As I’ve talked about before, Aniracetam is unpleasant to consume in powdered form. I dump it in a glass of water, stir it up, and it’s still really clumpy — the clumps I choke on like half the time. Of all the weird drugs and supplements I’ve tried this only happens to me with Aniracetam.
However, there’s a bit of a lifehack for this, drop a dissolving Vitamin C tablet in it and the Aniracetam will dissolve also.
I was traveling recently and I was transporting several baggies of powdered (and labeled) smart drugs across international borders. While the TSA didn’t pull me out of line and check my luggage I imagine that they would have grilled me thoroughly about my suspicious-looking white powders. This is a scenario that travelers can avoid by using capsuled smart drugs.
Update: 🤣 “It’s a great smart drug for guys with jobs that attractive ladies find boring” is what I said in my review vlog BUT I was WRONG — actually on my second date with my (now) wife I showed her my giant stash of smart drugs and she was FASCINATED. So there’s your dating tip, gents!