Noopept is a nootropic supplement that has properties in common with the racetam family. Noopept is considered a dipeptide, and it cannot technically be classified as a racetam. Although it is not registered for medical usage in the U.S., there are several countries that have allowed Noopept to become a patented medical drug. It is important to note that Noopept should usually be taken with a Choline supplement for best results.
Mechanism of Action
Noopept is metabolized by the body more effectively than supplements from the racetam family, and this has led to it being dubbed as “1,000 times stronger than Piracetam.” This high potency makes Noopept an effective nootropic, but it also means that you need to be careful about the dose that you take. After all, you should be able to achieve the desired effect while taking a much lower quantity of Noopept as compared to Piracetam
Noopept capsules work on the AMPA and NMDA glutamate receptor sites, and this is similar to other racetams. This nootropic also has affinity with ACh receptor sites and the Acetylcholine system. Noopept has a strong cholinergic effect and this is believed to be its primary mechanism of action.
Noopept is similar to Aniracetam in that it is believed to cause an anxiolytic response in animals (and quite possibly, humans). However, this response is not guaranteed, and research indicates that the results can vary widely among different subjects. Other similarities between Noopept and Aniracetam include stimulation of the ACh nicotinic and selective serotonin receptor sites which may play a role in its’ potential anxiolytic and mood-boosting effects.
Another potential benefit of Noopept is explored with animal test subjects. It is believed that Noopept could possibly increase memory and cognition in Alzheimer’s patients, but there is no way of knowing yet if the positive results that have been experienced with lab rats will be duplicated within humans.
- Potential increased memory retention
- Possible reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety
- May enhance learning ability
- Potential increase in perception and reflexes
- Possible improvement in cognitive functionality
- May Improve logical thinking skills
Possible Side Effects
Because Noopept is available for medicinal purposes in some countries, it has been extensively tested in clinical trials and been deemed safe and effective in these countries when taken in the recommended dosages. Although limited research suggests that the risk of an actual overdose is very minimal, it is still necessary to be aware that this nootropic is more potent than the racetam family, and this means that an overdose on Noopept is more likely than overdosing on a racetam.
There are some side effects associated with taking higher doses of Noopept capsules, including nausea, fatigue, insomnia, headaches and gastrointestinal problems. It could also be possible to experience a rare but severe allergic reaction. There are not any recorded instances of drug interactions, but it is still wise to discuss your usage of Noopept with a physician if you are taking any prescription medications or supplements.
Noopept is often used alone, but it is best to stack it with a choline source such as Alpha GPC. Our Noopept capsules are conveniently stacked with choline bitartrate so the user can avoid buying a choline source separately. Some users choose to stack Noopept with a racetam or similar nootropics. However, please note that there have been some reports of rare allergic reactions to Noopept, so it is necessary to carefully monitor for this before using regularly.
The Pros and Cons of Choosing Noopept + Choline Complex Capsules
You can save money by choosing a powder version of Noopept, but this is the only benefit that powder offers over capsules. In fact, taking Noopept capsules is much easier because you will never need to worry about measuring the proper amount for each dosage. This is especially beneficial when you consider the potential side effects that are associated with taking a mega-dose. As an added bonus, Noopept and Choline capsules remove the unpleasant taste that users experience when they use powdered nootropic supplements.