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Piracetam is a memory enhancing, nootropic compound in the "racetam" family that is structurally similar to the neurotransmitter GABA (though it does not function in the same way). As the “parent molecule” of the racetam family, Piracetam was first synthesized in 1964. All other racetams, including Aniracetam, Phenylpiracetam, and others, are structurally related to Piracetam. Piracetam is water-soluble, considered very stable and 100% orally bioavailable.
While there is no single scientific conclusion as to why Piracetam may support cognitive function and enhance memory, its widely held that it may be due to Piracetam's ability to enhance cellular membrane fluidity as well as support mitochondrial function.
Piracetam is a positive allosteric modulator (PAM) of the NMDA and AMPA receptors, which are the body’s excitatory receptors that are normally bound to by glutamate. Piracetam powder can also increase oxygen and blood flow in key areas of the brain. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it can bring about mild cognitive improvements in otherwise healthy people. Research has shown that Piracetam powder can be even more helpful to those who experience cognitive decline as a result of aging.
Piracetam has been shown to be a possibly useful nootropic compound for a range of conditions and age groups. Some Piracetam benefits may include:
Additional Piracetam benefits may include its ability to support the mitochondrial electron transport chain (which influences the Krebs cycle) and enhance short term memory recall. Piracetam may also possess neuroprotective properties.
Nootropics Depot offers 125g, 250g or 1kg jars of Piracetam Powder. Nootropics Depot's Piracetam Powder has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity. Piracetam is often paired with a choline supplement.
Get more insight by reading Piracetam reviews and experiences below.
You may also be interested in Piracetam Capsules.
IUPAC ID: 2-(2-Oxopyrrolidino)acetamide
Attention: All chemical compounds have risks. Please consult your physician, and understand the available research, before handling. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It has not been approved, nor have these statements been evaluated, by the FDA.
I love this brand I'm going to reorder after this review. Eddie on 9th Dec 2017
Got this powder in the mail. No trouble passing customs. Taste is bitter, but with some juice it is somewhat masked. taking 3x 1.2g with 0.5g alpha-GPC 2caps FO and 1g ALCAR. Makes my head more clear during studying and exams. I expected more from piracetam so I will be trying Noopept in the future and see what that does. I do recommend this if you want to enhance your focus and performance, but results may vary heavily per person. N. Oost on 5th Dec 2017
Good value. Pashford Murano on 4th Dec 2017
Has the bitterly sweet taste & the same clear headiness from increased blood flow that reminds me of a niacin flush, only wish it came with a scooper. Thankfully I am a sensitive responder to Piracetam & many medications in general, needing only around 1-2 grams split on the days I do take it. DudeWhoBuys on 29th Nov 2017
1,3g x 3 /day Piracetam
300mg x 3 /day Centrophenoxine
1st after waking up of the test subjects on an empty stomach; 12am before lunch and 4pm. If it’s taken later, falling asleep is more difficult for them. (brain overdrive, visualizations etc.)
Effects duration: ~4hrs
Onset: Almost immediately a sort of tingling sensation over the face, everything becomes clearer as well as the vision, thinking.
Taste: bitter w/ a sweet aftertaste
Side effects: light dehydration and temperature rise. Afternoon nap doesn’t work. Kind of tension in the frontal lobe is observed, but not disturbing.
Mood stabilization, a desire to cope with problems rather than denying them. Wider eye sight, sharper and better sound perception. Feels like refreshed, focused and at a time calm. Without an anxiety like after caffeine or amphetamine, so the effect is stable, not that jittery. Socializing and talking is more fun, subtle confidence builds up too. A straightforward sharp thinking, meditation becomes focused. Unknown on 23rd Nov 2017
I just took Piracetam for the first time this morning and I am highly impressed. I normally have to have a few cups of coffee + espresso before noon (and more throughout the day), but today I only had one cup of coffee! That's saying a lot. Perhaps more importantly than not feeling like a foggy headed zombie, I had 0 anxiety! Even my boss noticed I was "in a better place". This product made me alert, happy and anxiety free (also seemed to relieve me of the daily headaches I get) -- I feel like I am a better me. Thank you, Nootropics Depot!
- Kate Unknown on 18th Nov 2017
I'm not sure what the medical benefits of this chemical could be one day but I feel like it has something to do with ADHD it did not work as well as I thought when I originally purchased it but it did do something maybe further testing is required. Unknown on 15th Nov 2017
The product is fine but whoever shipped it did not put my unit number on the outside packing only the street address.
Unknown on 15th Nov 2017
I have a mixed feeling toward Piracetam. I did not have any notable effects at first. Around a week of use I experienced a sense clarity and focus I have not felt before. This was followed after my third dose of the day. I have since not been able to duplicate a similar effect I experienced on that particular day. I do know it works, I just have to dial it in I'm guessing. t.dixon on 13th Nov 2017
Courteous, friendly and accommodating staff, and being a returning English customer, I have to admire the speed at which my order crosses the ocean to my door.
Nice one'! Mungo on 13th Nov 2017