Piracetam — The Verbal Intelligence Molecule

What +600 human studies say about the enigmatic smart drug

Which smart drug supplements actually work and have science behind them?
Which Nootropic should I get started with?

My answer to both questions is the same: Piracetam

Scientific Research

It has a significant body of scientific evidence behind it, over 600 human studies and academic papers are published about Piracetam on Pubmed.

  1. Iteration and Public Demand — The Racetams are evolving, with new derivatives of Piracetam being developed and experimented with, like Noopept and Sunifiram. This development is being driven by consumer demand from both the Biohacker community, voracious novelty junkies eager to try new smart drugs, and by those dealing with cognitive decline, who need them to combat aging and maintain their dignity.

Memory Enhancer

Powdered Pharma Grade Piracetam
Capsuled Pharma Grade Piracetam

Improvement of Mitochondrial Function

Mitochondrial Nootropic

Cognitive Enhancer

Verbal Fluency

One of the most noticeable side effects of enhanced cognition is verbal fluencyyou will become a bit more dangerous with your words, you may find yourself talking your way into and out of more trouble than you do usually.

  • I don’t end up running out of things to say
  • My vocabulary improves
  • I’m less afraid to speak in social settings or front of people
  • Nightclub promoters
  • Motivational speakers
  • Podcasters or internet personalities
  • Pickup artists

Vs Cognitive Decline

Vs Alzheimer’s

Mechanism of Action

  • Enhancement of glucose consumption in the brain.
  • Maintenance of mitochondrial membrane potential.

What does it feel like…

Pleasantly intense focus, but at the same time an energizing sensation of optimism about the work ahead of one’s self and the challenges presenting themselves. I would dare call it a more tranquilizing alternative to Ritalin and Adderall, I’ve used these popular ADHD drugs for nearly a decade and I’m intimately familiar with the ‘cracked out’ yet productive headspace they put me in. Piracetam produces a similar result as far as productivity and focus, but it lacks that ‘standing at the edge of a cliff’ or subtle paranoia that has been a companion of mine for so long thanks to the amphetamine-driven mechanisms of action in popular pharmaceuticals.

Vs Modafinil?


Vs Depression

Drug Names

Piracetam is sold under a variety of names worldwide: Nootropyl, Nootropil, Lucetam, Oikamid, Geratam, Biotropil, Breinox, Dinagen, Noostan.

Racetam Headaches

Racetams can cause headaches when taken in high dosages since they deplete the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine, this is fixed by increasing choline intake.

Piracetam Non-Responders?






One of the reasons Piracetam is so popular is that it’s a pretty consistent experience, you can take it 7 days a week and you won’t run into a tolerance curve, as long as you aren’t doing it at extreme dosages.

Addiction or Dependence?

I’ve cycled on and off Piracetam about 4 times in the past 3 years, it’s one of the least addictive things I’ve ever consumed. However, when you go off it there is a noticeable dip as you return to your cognitive baseline, similar to if you always drink coffee in the mornings, and then one morning you don’t drink coffee. I combat this dip with brain training, exercise, meditation, reading, and coffee.


Editor’s Review: The Original Nootropic — Highly Recommend

Recommended Daily


Side Effects

The abstracts of the large scale studies done on Piracetam, consistently mention its excellent tolerability and lack of negative side effects. For example, a Belgian 12 week clinical trial of over 900 human subjects were administered 24 grams daily, it found no adverse effects of Piracetam or toxicity.

Originally published at www.limitlessmindset.com

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