Nootropics to Raise Your Social Acuity

Accurately understanding the state of mind of those around and closest to you can benefit you in a number of ways; comprehending individual boundaries within your social circle, as well as knowing what to say, how to say it, and when it is appropriate to speak. But possibly the most useful aspect of one’s social perception is being able to assess and utilize information within different professional situations, like job interviews, to your advantage. You can train yourself to pick up certain cues in these situations, but many things can prevent us from being able to accurately ascertain these hints. Two of the biggest factors [1] that inhibit us from correctly understanding those around us are low moods and social anxiety, both of which tend to hinder our ability to socialize in the first place. In order to offset the negative effects of these obstacles, and eventually rebuild our understanding of our close relationships, a supplement of the nootropic Piracetam has been shown to encourage improvement in these areas.

What is Piracetam?

Classified under the umbrella of the nootropic racetams, Piracetam [2] is a derivative of the essential neurotransmitter GABA, the primary neurotransmitter in the human body. Piracetam has been used and studied since the early 1970s as an aid in age related cognitive impairment, increased mental capacity and activity, and as an over the counter supplement for low moods and anxiety. When taken orally, Piracetam has the unique abilities of near complete absorption within the body and ease of transition between the blood and brain barrier.

How can Piracetam help?

The first step towards an improved social awareness begins with boosting mood and lowering anxiety. Piracetam [2, 3] has been shown to decrease the negative symptoms associated with these conditions through the improved functioning and communication between neurotransmitters in the body as well as proper activity in neural pathways. Piracetam [3] also helps to increase the influx of calcium into the neuronal cells to further bolster neurotransmitter actions at synaptic junctions. Additionally, due to its anxiolytic properties, Piracetam [4] has been shown to decrease antisocial behavior brought on by anxiety. A recent study [4] demonstrated that Piracetam produced no sedative like side effects, bolstered production of the happy hormone Serotonin, and ultimately operated just as effectively as different prescription antidepressants. In order to properly function within different social settings, and subsequently increase the understanding of friends and relations, one must be able to overcome personal shortcomings as to place themselves in a position to effectively communicate with those around them.

Sources:

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3783401
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracetam
  3. http://link.springer.com/article/10.2165%2F11319230-000000000-00000
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/95599
Phillip Johnson

Phillip Johnson

Phillip Johnson is a freelance writer and presenter on cognitive enhancement through Nootropics and other cognitive related supplements.
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