Piracetam — The Smart Drug

What +600 human studies are saying about the enigmatic Nootropic

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Scientific Research

Memory Enhancer

“I as well find Piracetam gives me access to more of my memory. One of it’s wonderful effects. Great for writing a paper or doing any sort of creating and for just a general feeling of intellectual enhancement. Imagine more of your memory stores into conscious awareness! That is an amazing thing! If it brings bad memories up, just gives one a chance to work-through some stuff that is in the background of the mind and effecting one in some way, which is a good, enriching, rewarding process to go through”

“I have also had a FLOOD of memories reintroduced to my consciousness since taking piracetam. The memories are good, neutral, and bad. It a very strange, but interesting experience. I recently had a flood of memories and emotions of a childhood daycare experience.”

“…when I take piracetam all the bad memories seem to find there way back into my head especially a night right before I go to sleep. Its tough to deal with, but the benefits are so good that not taking piracetam is a hard thing to do.”

…the results of this analysis provide compelling evidence for the global efficacy of piracetam in a diverse group of older subjects with cognitive impairment.

…It was found, using a double-blind cross-over technique, that dyslexics significantly increased their verbal learning by 15.0%…

Improvement of Mitochondrial Function

In previous studies we were able to show that piracetam enhanced ATP production, mitochondrial membrane potential as well as neurite outgrowth in cell and animal models for aging and [Alzheimer’s disease]. To investigate further the effects of piracetam on mitochondrial function, especially mitochondrial fission and fusion events, we decided to assess mitochondrial morphology…

Mitochondrial Nootropic

Four different well-constructed studies show that piracetam improves mitochondrial function. In fact, I believe this may be one of its important mechanisms of action, one that is overlooked in most of its descriptions. This is one of the safest pharmaceuticals on the market, and it makes your brain and your mitochondria work better. (p. 288)

This entire book was written on higher doses of those two substances [Piracetam and Phenylpiracetam] (as well as every other supplement in the book!). (p. 288)

Stroke Recovery

A secondary prevention with piracetam leads to a significantly better recovery of [event-related potentials] latencies…

Cognitive Enhancer

Cognition enhancers are drugs able to facilitate attentional abilities and acquisition, storage and retrieval of information… Among other classes of drugs, piracetam-like cognition enhancers (nootropics) have never reached general acceptance, in spite of their excellent tolerability and safety.

Verbal Fluency

Vs Cognitive Decline

The effect of piracetam therapy with different dosages was studied in a double blind trial against placebo on its effect in psychoorganic syndrome of old age… showed statistically significant differences between piracetam therapy at a dosage of 3 X 1600 mg per day and placebo…

A meta-analysis has been performed including nineteen double blind, placebo controlled studies with piracetam in patients suffering from dementia or cognitive impairment… the results of this analysis provide compelling evidence for the global efficacy of piracetam in a diverse group of older subjects with cognitive impairment.

Vs Alzheimer’s

Thirty [human] subjects completed the 1-year study… our results support the hypothesis that long-term administration of high doses of piracetam might slow the progression of cognitive deterioration in patients with [Alzheimer’s Disease].

Mechanism of Action

…piracetam-like compounds suffer from the lack of a common, generally accepted, mechanism of action; a condition which has precluded, so far, a wide acceptance of these drugs as useful medicines.

What does it feel like…

History

Vs Depression

…It was also effective in the treatment of cognitive disorders of cerebrovascular and traumatic origins; however, its overall effect on lowering depression and anxiety was higher than improving memory.

“I definitely did notice that piracetam provided a mood stabilizing effect, and that I would be unusually upbeat despite stress. Negative emotions still occur, but it seems like long lasting bad moods aren’t as common”

Sources

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Drug Names

Piracetam Non-Responders?

These results shed new light into… the mechanisms underlying the protection against [membrane permeability transition] and cell death by the compounds l-carnitine and piracetam.”

The blockade of the memory-enhancing effects of piracetam resulting from adrenalectomy can be abolished by substitution with either corticosterone or aldosterone.

The fact that elevated steroid levels suppress the memory-enhancing effects of entirely different substances could indicate that these substances have a common site of action. In the light of new observations showing increased cortisol concentrations in Alzheimer patients, this steroid dependency of the effects of memory enhancers might explain why only a limited number of these patients respond to therapy with nootropics or cholinomimetics.

Tolerance

Post-Piracetam Intelligence Deficit?

So if I’ve NEVER used Piracetam before then I probably should NOT use it because it might leave me stupider than I was when I eventually have to go off it?

I’m smarter than I was before I used Racetams. Racetams have permanently changed my mind for the better!

Addiction or Dependence?

Experiential

Anyone who’s spent much time researching Nootropics has likely come across the godfather of smart drugs, Piracetam.

I personally need to do about 4 capsules (3400 Milligrams) to get that ‘Limitless’ feeling; where you feel very focused, intent on completing the task at hand, and slightly wired up.

I’ve heard reports that piracetam sometimes gets you a little too “wired up” and can even cause anxiety. I personally like that wired up feeling where I am plowing through tasks. I did however notice a few times when I was fired up getting a little frustrated with people around me who were slower than me. I can imagine that if you were taking Piracetam in high dosages daily and had a roommate or domestic partner who was NOT it might over time cause some social tension.

Make sure you are taking piracetam with a beverage or small snack. One time I was taking a couple of capsules on an empty stomach, I was super focused on what I was doing so I didn’t want to take a break to grab a glass of water or a snack from the kitchen. I could feel a mighty burp arising, when it came out I actually coughed out a white cloud of Piracetam in my home office.

There have been some scientific papers linking piracetam as being effective in helping people who are dealing with alcoholism. On the flip side though it increases blood and oxygen flow to the brain which means that hypothetically you will get drunk faster if you are taking Piracetam at the same time. A few weeks ago I was having margaritas with friends at the 4 Seasons, I did piracetam while having a few margaritas and was quickly in no state to drive home. So my experience would seem to confirm this hypothesis. Which ironically also makes piracetam something of a party favor.

It’s cheaper than some other nootropics cocktails out there which produce the same or less mindpower results. For the productivity and focus buzz, it gives you it’s certainly more economical than visiting a coffee shop daily or an energy drink habit.

Brain training on Piracetam

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Cofactors

These results shed new light into… the mechanisms underlying the protection against [membrane permeability transition] and cell death by the compounds l-carnitine and piracetam.

Side Effects

Originally published on LimitlessMindset.com. I’m not a doctor, medical professional, or trained therapist. I’m a researcher and pragmatic biohacking practitioner exercising free speech to share evidence as I find it. I make no claims. Please practice skepticism and rational critical thinking. You should consult a professional about any serious decisions that you might make about your health. Affiliate links in this article support Limitless Mindset — spend over $150 and you’ll be eligible to join the Limitless Mindset Secret Society.

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Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸