A Quick Guide To Noopept | Nootropics Review
Noopept, commonly mistaken as a member of the Racetam family, was first developed in Russia in 1996. It's seen as a low-cost and high-potency alternative to modafinil or Adderall.
This guide will cover Noopept ingredients, legality, side-effects, reviews, price, dosage and alternatives.
The chemical structure of Noopept, also known as N-Phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester.
Full name N-Phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, Noopept works by increasing the amount of acetylcholine that can reach the brain. It also helps grow neurotrophins - proteins in our brain that builds and repair neurons.
Unfortunately, whilst some studies surrounding Noopept have been positive, it is still probably the least studied pharmaceutical nootropic to date, meaning we are still unsure about the full effects of taking Noopept.
Noopept sits in a legal grey area in the UK. The only place in the world where it is prescribed is Russia. It is unclear whether or not Noopept was included in the 2016 Psychoactive Substances Act, but what is known is that in 2014 the MHRA seized a big shipment of Noopept - suggesting that it is a banned substance.
You'll probably be ok importing it for personal use, but if you buy more than 3 months supply then you'll be running the risk of it being seized.
Noopept is estimated to be 1000 times more potent than other piracetams. This is why generally you need to take a much smaller dose of Noopept.
However, this increased potency also increases the risk of getting the dose wrong and experiencing severe side-effects.
Reported side-effects include: anxiety (usually when your choline levels are too low), increase or decreased appetite, brain fog (many users report feeling 'spaced out'), depression, anxiety, fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, and irritability.
A diagram showing the estimated effects of Noopept. Notice a high increase in performance followed by a significant crash.
Lots of users report that whilst there may be good short-term results, the side-effects in the long-term mean that taking Noopept can actually make you less productive.
A biohacking Youtuber by the name of Limitless Mindset tried 30mg (three doses) of Noopept every day for 3 weeks.
He was disappointed.
Watch: Noopept as a Nootropic, Courtesy of Limitless Mindset.
He thought that it had a small longer-term benefit, but thought that the short-term effects were of little value.
He even tried one dose using 100mg (highly not recommended) - but he said that it was like a big cup of coffee for about an hour.
More generally, however, the reviews of Noopept are very similar to reviews of other pharmaceutical nootropics such as modafinil and Adderall.
Some people love it - some people hate it.
You can buy Noopept in two forms: powder and capsules.
As a powder, you are usually looking at around £15 for 10 grams (about 15p a dose).
It is slightly more expensive to buy it in a capsule - usually around £10 for 30 30mg capsules (33p per capsule).
However - as it is nearly impossible to buy it from a reputable company in the UK, the quality of the product may be lower than expected and should be taken into account.
Noopept is renown for being significantly more potent than its nootropical brothers and sisters.
It is important to take that into account if trying Noopept.
Often, it is reported that less is more when it comes to the correct dosage of Noopept.
If you are ok with the legal status and potential for side-effects, it is usually recommended to try Noopept in 10mg doses, twice a day.
It is usually seen as relatively safe to increase to 3, 10mg doses if this is not sufficient.
Curiously, a lot of users of Noopept find that increasing their dose above this does not increase results. Instead, some users report a better experience when micro-dosing.
Users who microdose typically consume 5-10mg of Noopept over the day, and some report that this has a significantly better effect than simply taking more.
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