Noopept Review: Tolerance, Dosage, and Effects

Noopept Review

Some of the most effective nootropics are members of the racetams family. While every racetam is different, they’re generally known to be very effective in their function and safe for use. Perhaps the most popular racetam, or at least the one new supplement users are most likely to hear about first, is piracetam. Tested time and time again, piracetam has been found to be harmless and enjoyable. [1]

More potent than piracetam, noopept powder is quickly becoming a more popular alternative among western nootropic culture. Along with being more potent, this supplement also metabolizes much faster than other racetams.

Used in Russia for memory enhancement and the treatment of learning disorders (they even have commercials for this stuff!), Noopept powder is another supplement from the racetam family and might actually have advantages that other nootropics do not have. [2]

Noopept is actually neuroprotective. Neuroprotection is exactly what it sounds like: it protects the neurons in your brain from things that could be damaging it such as stress and aging (and a process called oxidation if you want to get technical). Also, Noopept seems to have some great long-term effects on your memory, while other Racetams generally only affect short-term memory. [3]

There are also a few studies showing that noopept may have anti-anxiety and anti-depressive effects, something only a few other racetams can claim. [3]

These unique properties might want to make you start taking noopept powder every day, but there are some concerns as well.

The Downside

Let me start by saying that even with its newfound popularity, it’s still difficult to find solid research on Noopept. As noopept is the most popular Russian nootropic, there is research, but most of the studies regarding it are Russian studies – both in origin and language.

However, even the Russian literature on Noopept warn users not to exceed daily use for three months. According to most scientific opinion, one should cycle noopept powder and take a month off before resuming another three-month “on” period if using noopept as a daily supplement. While the reason for this is a little unclear, it is generally a good idea to cycle what you put into your body anyway (to prevent tolerance, and in some cases to prevent your body from making detrimental permanent changes). [3]

How to take Noopept

I’ve posted this video before as it is an excellent and thorough review. Watch to learn about this person’s experience with noopept.

In the last few months, Noopept has become widely available in the U.S. and other countries and because of this, the price tag might seem a little intimidating, but keep in mind that a recommended dose is only 10-20mg.

After figuring in the dose amounts, Noopept is actually very cheap. In the short time that I’ve been using noopept, I already love it and definitely keep it close by for my nootropic stack.

You can also try higher doses and see how they affect you. I have personally tried up to 120mg in a single dose and did not notice any adverse side effects, however I have somewhat of a noopept tolerance so be careful while dosing above the recommended dose.

Again, if you’re interested in trying noopept out, you can buy it online from many vendors. Try to find one that conducts third-party testing on their products.

Noopept Dosage

As stated above, noopept can be effective with a very small dose of just 10mg. However, there are a variety of ways to take noopept. A popular method is taking noopept sublingually. All this means is an individual puts noopept under their tongue to absorb the powder rather than swallowing it. The primary benefit of this method is the noopept will take effect much faster as it bypasses the digestion process. Anecdotal evidence indicates sublingual administration provides more powerful benefits as well. Because of this, individuals should start with an even smaller noopept dosage of 5mg until they can determine the effects.

Another popular method is to take a megadose of noopept powder. This calls for taking 100-300mg of noopept at a time. The main purpose of this method is to rapidly achieve greater and more powerful benefits. Megadosing is best reserved for individuals who are familiar with how noopept affects them, and even then they should start on the lower end of the dosage range. Megadoses are not meant to be taken regularly or for long periods of time. If you are unsure if a megadose is right for you, stick with traditionally accepted oral doses of 10mg one to three times per day.



Shilajit: The Super Supplement

An Unknown Super-Supplement

I came across a product the other day that automatically filled me with curiosity. Come to find out, the product in question was relatively unknown in the supplement world, Shilajit powder.

Although Nootropic research on the supplement is relatively fresh, it is nonetheless incredibly impressive. There are so few supplements in the field that can display not only Nootropic effects, but all around health benefits, and Shilajit powder is certainly one.

What is Shilajit?

Shilajit is a natural compound with immense beneficial properties.

This is a naturally happening substance that seeps from the rocks of Himalayan Mountain regions during hot weather. It is actually a mixture of organic plant materials and humus and contains many beneficial organic. It is these components that give this wonderful natural product most of its therapeutic properties.

Shilajit Powder as an Aphrodisiac

Shilajit is best known for its aphrodisiac properties. This amazing natural mineral compound has been used for thousands of years to enhance libido and sexual health in both men and women.

It has been shown to have immense effects on the stress associated with negative sexual deficiencies, alleviating the pressure situation some who are bothered by deficiencies face when in the bedroom.

Shilajit as a Nootropic

Although Shilajit powder is best known for its effects sexually, the effect of Shilajit has also been investigated for nootropic and anti-anxiety activity. Not surprisingly, Shilajit did display an impressive trend of Nootropic activity when I attempted its use personally.

Shilajit’s Nootropic effects are described by a positive increase in passive avoidance learning along with learning acquisition and retention increases. However what was most impressive was Shilajit’s anxiolytic activity that I experienced.

My use of Shilajit displayed impressive decreases in depressive feelings and an increase in euphoric sensations, less feelings of anxiety, greater focus and attention, and feelings of non-stressful relaxation.

Let Shilajit Work for You

On top of all of these great health benefits, Shilajit use has also been attached to a number of other uses, ranging from greater gastrointestinal efficiency, increases in iron and calcium, and weight loss assistance.

All of this being said, add Shilajit to any Nootropic stack, and be sure to achieve elevated results and satisfaction from this relatively unknown, but still very impressive supplement.