Category Archives: Research

Phenibut (beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a neuropsychotropic discovered through Soviet research and  introduced into general clinical practice in Russia in the 1960’s. Not unlike picamilon, it was initially designed with Soviet cosmonauts in mind. As such, it needed to be anxiolytic (anxiety relieving) while at the same time acting as a focusing agent.

The story of Phenibut’s development begins in 1963, in St.Petersburg,

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If you’re already using or considering using nootropic supplements, then chances are you’re already fairly educated about supplement use and cognitive enhancement. However, one important thing to remember is that if you’re using substances to increase intelligence, the best way to do so is to utilize each of these compounds to suit your own chemistry.

It will be vital to ensure

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Disclaimer: Nootropics are not antidepressants. This article only covers the research that has been provided. Nootropics are not to replace your current antidepressants unless advised by a registered doctor.

Nootropics are well-known to offer cognitive improvements such as enhanced memory retention, but numerous scientific studies have shown the possibility that many of these supplements may reduce depression and anxiety. In fact,

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You may or may not have heard of orexin but it is an interesting neurotransmitter that should be paid attention to by nootropic enthusiasts. Unlike other neurotransmitters, orexin was only discovered less than 20 years ago. It has had much less study and is becoming the area of vigorous research by multi-billion dollar companies across the world.

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Do nootropics really work? If they did why isn’t everyone using them? These are real questions that people ask and there are answers to be backed up by real research. This article is meant to go over a list of nootropic studies that have been performed on humans that show real evidence that nootropics work to improve cognitive performance in many including

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Can certain nootropics help to reduce or even reverse the effects of brain damage or traumatic injury? Obviously, we cannot make a medical statement but we can present the facts and this article is meant to clear up some of these common questions people have about nootropics and brain damage.

Understanding Type & Severity of Brain Damage

Not all brain damage is

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Sunifiram is a new nootropic that has become fairly main stream during 2013. Reports have come back fairly positive and there seems to be consistent results. The problem is that sunfiram, unifiram and other “research ampakines” have not been studied to the ex

Sunifiram has been tested clinically in animals. These studies have shown positive and encouraging results however safety

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There is some research that suggests a link between nootropics and corticosteroids. Research suggests that corticosteroid balance is crucial to the effectiveness of racetam nootropics. Both high and low levels of corticosteroids may reduce or even block the memory enhancing effects of nootropics [1].

Low levels of corticosteroids are believed to hinder the memory enhancing effects of nootropics. Adrenalectomy, or

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There is a new nootropic stack known as CILTEP that has become very popular during the last year or so. The CILTEP acronym stands for “chemically induced long-term potentiation”. This stack works in two methods to increase biochemical function in the brain.

Main Method of Action – PDE Inhibition

CILTEPs main method is to inhibit phosphodiesterase (PDE). A supplement or drug in

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Disclaimer: Peak Nootropics does not encourage the use of either alcohol or MDMA. This article is strictly for research purposes. Please do not abuse this material.

Piracetam & Alcohol

The piracetam & alcohol interaction is perhaps the most talked about of the piracetam combinations. There are several questions that need

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