What is Noopept?
Noopept is a racetam that is similar to piracetam
, but about 1000x more potent, according to 2002 study by Russian scientists who were testing its effectiveness of the memory process. These scientists found that Noopept had both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, and they concluded that Noopept is effective in treating cognitive deficiencies.
Noopept’s chemical makeup is N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester. Technically, it is not a racetam because it does not have a 2-oxo-pyrollidine skeleton, but it is classified as one due to its neuroprotective effect.
Noopept is taken orally or sublingually; however, in studies performed with rats, scientists found that its oral bio-availability is only about 10% compared to direct injections.
Below is a short list of benefits from taking cognitive enhancers such as Noopept for brain function:
- Memory Enhancement
- Anti-depressant Effects
- Anxiolytic Effects
- Neuroprotective Effects (brain protection)
Since Noopept is 1000 times stronger than its cousin, Piracetam
, a normal dose could be somewhere between 5 to 40mg per day, compared to the 4800mg expected dosage of piracetam.
Where to Buy Noopept
Noopept is legal to buy in the United States, but it is regulated and has not been approved for human consumption by the FDA. Noopept is regulated in the U.S. like many other over-the-counter supplements like B-vitamins and does not require a prescription.
It is completely legal to purchase Noopept within the United States, even if you are buying online.
There is a lot of confusion on whether or not Noopept is safe simply because it is not regulated by the FDA. Just like many other supplements which are unregulated by the FDA, it is often the subject of scrutiny whenever an individual is responsible for safely ingesting anything without a prescription. In the U.S. especially, there are special interest in either regulating or banning products that may be too effective or strong. This is the case with many nootropics and dietsary supplements, and in some cases, very popular supplements like biotin, b-vitamins and multivitamins.
One of the best nootropic websites I have found to purchase Noopept in bulk is Pure Nootropics.
Every country is different, so it is important to research whether or not Noopept is legal, especially if you intend on traveling. As of this date, Noopept is legal for personal use in the UK and Canada, but in Canada, you may not import it for resale or distribution. Personal use should be fine.
If you are looking for ways to enhance your brain function, either as a result of brain fog, age, or any other cognitive ailments, Noopept is a step up from piracetam and worth a shot.