Improved memory and cognitive function is commonly associated with smart drugs. Developed by a Romanian chemist, Corneliu E. Giurgea, in the mid-1960s, this drug was the first nootropic to be synthesized. It is known by the chemical name 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide, created by converting into amide 2-pyrrolidinone. Sold by various brand names, this nootropic has been used in the medical field for decades. It protects the overall health of the brain andimproves cognitive abilities. It is also known to work as an antioxidant, reducing oxidative stress damage and removing poisons and toxins from the brain. It also comes as a life saver for stroke victims as it reduces the post stroke damage. Despite having several benefits, it is still unregistered in North America and is sold off label. It is widely referred to new users of nootropics as it has very less potency as compared to other racetams and is known to have a history of over half a century. So beginners need not be concerned about the initial dosage of this supplement.
The actual use of this supplement and the benefits derived
This supplement is neither considered as a sedative nor a stimulant but is still known to have an influence on the cognitive abilities. More precisely, it is believed to be circulatory agent and a vasodilator influencing the NMDA and AMPA receptors (known to be useful in memory processes and learning). Improvement in the overall neurotransmission is assumed to be caused by changes in ion carriers or channels. Lab based research and various studies have found out several benefits of this supplement.
Piracetam is less dangerous than caffeine and is used in some countries as a neuro-protective agent to minimize the possible effects of stroke. It is also an anti-thrombotic agent and an anti-coagulant used for the treatment of neurological disorders. The main benefits of using this steroid are improvement in learning abilities and better memory retention, boosting creativity by improving the link between the right and the left side of the brain, improvement in mental performance by increasing the level of alertness and many others. It is suitable for people of any age group, be it children, teenagers or the elderly.Further studies are being carried out to explore more hidden benefits of this supplement.
Appropriate dosage levels
Having very low levels of toxicity, the dosage recommendation is not a prime matter of concern for users of this supplement. Piracetam is less dangerous than caffeine which makes it easier to charge higher doses of this supplement for research work and allows experimenting for specific conditions. The recommended dosage varies, but having a general range from 1.5 to 9.5 grams per day. It comes within a vegetarian capsule in 800mg dosage and can be taken every hour of about 1-2pills. Experienced users are recommended to stack it with choline to boost its effects and reduce any probable side effects as well. In order to improve cognitive abilities the proper dosage is two level 1cc scoops (2 grams) one time per day.