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Piracetam is one of the oldest, most studied and safest of the nootropic class of drugs. As the first racetam discovered by Dr. Corneliu Giurgea (famed for not only discovering the first classical racetams but coining the term nootropic and devising the first criteria for what a nootropic compound is or does). It’s generally the first compound that is suggested

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Well, it is yet another year and another new list of the top nootropics has been released, the top nootropics in 2016. This list has been carefully created by Peak Nootropics staff based on the data from our top selling products as well as from external trends we have observed. Like in previous years, efficacy, tolerability and price are the

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If you are curious as to whether nootropics are past their sell-by-date, you only have to take a look at the search term “nootropics” on Google Trends to see that people’s interest in these cognitive health supplements is far from declining.

While government’s across the globe are reluctant to pump vast sums into researching their potential cognitive health abilities, one scientist from

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WHAT IS A STACK

Most people who utilize nootropic supplements for cognitive enhancement choose 2 or more compounds that they combine to increase the effects of each through synergy. This is called “stacking.” In a case like this you end up with a situation where the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Some of the simplest possible nootropic

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Joe Rogan is a large advocate of ‘Alpha-Brain’, a strongly marketed brain supplement which is depicted as an optimizer, staving off memory issues and improving memory in healthy individuals. Alpha Brain and other nootropics are also being discussed on MMA forums. So what are the benefits of nootropics to MMA fighters and do they actually carry any benefits

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Phenylpiracetam, also known as Carphedon and Phenotropil, is an analogue of the classic nootropic compound piracetam. The compound possesses the same 2-oxo-pyrillidinone skeleton that all racetams share. The only real difference between it and it’s parent compound piracetam is the addition of a phenyl chain.  In addition to making it much stronger at lower doses it’s also reportedly more

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF BIO-HACKING WITH COGNITIVE TRACKING

If you’re looking to get into the field of cognitive enhancement the best way to take advantage of the tricks and tools at the bio-hacker’s fingertips is to make sure you’re educated before you take the plunge. Many people consider using nootropics as their “secret weapon” for sharpening their gray matter. Before

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You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to effectively begin supplementing with nootropics, but understanding at least the bare bones of a few related fields is actually vital in order to most efficiently put them to work for you. I recall first dipping my toe into the nootropics scene nearly a decade and a half ago around 2002 when

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What was once something of the grail of neuroscience and neurochemistry privy only to Soviet neuroscientists and cosmonauts, nootropics have become a topic of increasing interest in the mainstream in the last few years. Beginning with author Alan Glynn’s novel The Dark Fields in 2001 which would eventually be adapted in the 2011 Hollywood blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper and

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The nootropic class of compounds were discovered serendipitously and after their initial discovery, some use of the compounds like phenibut, picamilon and piracetam by Soviet Cosmonauts were primarily used as pharmaceuticals for people suffering from cognitive debilitation. From cosmonaut performance enhancers to prescription medications for Alzheimer’s, dementia and more, nootropics eventually gained popularity amongst healthy individuals seeking a

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