What is Piracetam?
Piracetam is a dietary supplement and cognitive enhancer believed to improve memory and intelligence. Piracetam increases information flow between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Many believe Piracetam to be a viable treatment option for alcoholism, senile dementia, dyslexia, stroke, and vertigo.
Proponents of piracetam claim the nootropic will:
· Augment your mental quickness.
· Increase the fluidity of your conversations. Increase your vernacular. Decrease the amount of times a word is on the “tip of your tongue”.
· Access your creative mind.
· Intensify your motivation.
· Improve your sleep quality.
· Boost your long and short-term memory recall.
· Sharpen your sensory abilities.
· Increase your energy levels.
· Accentuate your dreams.
What is the best Piracetam dosage?
Piracetam can be purchased as a powder or in capsule form. The capsules typically come with predefined doses of 400-800mg per pill. The recommended daily dose for nootropil is anywhere from 500mg – 5000mg per day. This piracetam dosage is often split between two or three daily ingestions.
Many people recommend ‘loading’ or establishing an ‘attack dose’ for the first few days of use. This dose period is to acclimate the body to Piracetam and feel its effects sooner. The recommended attack dose is 4000mg-8000mg.
Many people combine Piracetam with Choline to deter ‘brain-fog’ or headaches. These supplements affect everyone slightly differently and it is recommended you find the best solution for you. The most quoted Piracetam to Choline ratio is 2:1. For example if you take 1000mg than you should take 500mg of Choline.
What are the side effects of Piracatam?
There are little known side effects associated with nootropil, yet some do exist. Readers are reminded to proceed with caution and intelligence if they are to embark on Piracetam experimentation. Read studies and follow sources.
Side effects of Piracetam may include:
· An increase in anxiety or nervousness.
· Alteration of sleep patterns (drowsiness or sleeplessness).
· Stomache aches
· Headaches (Piracetam headaches are typically treated by supplementing with Choline)
· Mood swings
How does Piracetam work?
Piracetam stimulates the central nervous system with physical manifestations similar to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. What this means is it will act to neutralize the intensity and duration of the effects of the enzyme which deactuates the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Piracetam is a derivative of GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) referred to as 2-oxo-pyrrolidine acetamide.
History / Studies of Piracetam
Piracetam kickstarted the nootropics craze since in the late 1960′s with its inception by a team of researchers in UCB Laboratories in Belgium. As the forefather of nootropics, Piracetam is also referred to by the name nootropil.