What is Aniracetam – Mechanism of Action, Dosage & Research

What is Aniracetam?


Aniracetam (also known as Sarpol, Synaptine Elite, Ampapet, and Memodrin) is a nutritional supplement commonly referred to as a nootropic. Aniracetam is appreciably more potent than Piracetam, but has the same effects including improved memory, cognition, and concentration.


Advocates of Aniracetam purport the nootropic will:


  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Cognition
  • Increase in Awareness
  • Mitigate Emotion
  • Better Confidence
  • Visual Process
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Reduction of Social Phobia


What is the best Aniracetam dosage?


Aniracetam, as with most nootropics, affects individuals differently. The recommended daily dose is anywhere from 750mg-4000mg per day. This intake should be taken one to four times daily. Many first time users begin by taking four daily doses of 750mg. The density of aniracetam is 1.24 g/cm3 , which is pretty close to cocaine, caffeine , and piracetam.


Aniracetam should be taken with a choline supplement lest you find yourself in a haze of drowsiness.


Users of Aniracetam generally report prime effectiveness lasting 2 hours from initial ingestion. Subtle cognitive effects persist for approximately 2-4 hours afterwards.


How does Aniracetam work?


Memodrin provides effects by modulating receptors of Serotonin, Dopamine, and possibly GABA. Aniracetam increases communication between brain hemispheres and affects NDMA and AMPA receptors, both integral in memory creation and recall.


While Aniracetam works similarly to others in the racetam family., it is difficult to quantify the strengths of the various racetam nootopics. While many consider Aniracetam the “strongest” of the family, this may be due to increased levels of potent activity at necessary receptor points. This causes Aniracetam to feel less “subtle” than other nootropics like Piracetam.


Studies are inconclusive on the affects of Aniracetam and acetylcholine production. Some tests provide positive results and show increases in the neurotransmitter. However, other tests show no change in acetylcholine. As such Aniracetam should be taken in conjunction with choline. Acetylcholine has been proven to increase focus and general cognition.


History / Studies of Aniracetam


Two known studies have shown positive aniracetam effects cognitive aptitude in healthy test subjects:



Additional studies can be found here: