Noopept has noticeable nootropic effects due to its high potency. Many people use noopept to improve mood, focus, and motivation.
What is Noopept?
Scientifically known as N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, this nootropic supplement is patented in the United States and in Russia where it is commonly used. Noopept derives from the racetam family and works in a similar manner as the other racetams but is up to 1000 times more potent than the most common racetam, piracetam.
Noopept is a peptide (a compound consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain) that has been shown to be more powerful than Piracetam. Aside from being a brain booster, it is also reported to have anti-inflammatory benefits and antioxidant qualities.
How does it work?
The method of action used by noopept is similar to the group of cognitive enhancers called racetams. Although the exact way that racetams function is yet to be understood, these compounds are said to work by activating the glutamic receptors and inhibiting the hydrolization of acetylcholine in the brain. The breakdown of acetylcholine (the brain’s primary neurotransmitter) is what causes memory loss and other degenerative effects in terms of cognition. Noopept also seems to stimulate an anxiolytic response in animal and human models as well as dopamine receptor and serotonin-receptor sites.
What are the benefits?
Some of the noticeable noopept effects are:
- Increased overall cognitive performance,
- Increased learning ability,
- Enhanced memory,
- Improved reflexes and perception,
- Improved mood.
The recommended dosage for noopept is 10-40mg a day. Noopept is known to be one of the nootropics that produces noticeable effects after short usage. This rapid action makes it a highly-potent supplement that is recommended to be taken carefully.
A common practice when it comes to supplementing with nootropics is called megadosing. Megadosing is the consumption of an exceptionally large dose of a supplement. In the case of noopept, some users have experimented with megadoses and received good results. Megadosing with up to 100mg of Noopept twice a day improves mood, sensory enhancement, and general cognition.
Before you decide to megadose with noopept, it is important to assess your tolerance at lower dosages.