Nootropics are a type of drug or supplement that is mainly used for enhancing cognitive abilities such as intelligence, memory, and focus. Nootropics have gained immense popularity in the recent years due to a significant number of people making use of them for different purposes such as increasing attentiveness, thinking as well as logically, a boost in moods and confidence, etc. Also, The movie Limitless had something to do with the popularity!
What is aniracetam?
Aniracetam is a nootropic that belongs to the Racetam family. It is a potent and a fast-acting drug that boosts moods and enhances cognitive functions relatively faster than Piracetam, which was the synthetic nootropic.
Aniracetam is a fat-soluble compound which it makes it much more efficient in carrying out its function of cognitive enhancement as compared to Piracatem which is water-soluble. Fat-soluble compounds are easily able to pass through the blood-brain barrier. It is metabolized in the liver and moves into the blood to show its effects in less than 30 minutes. Aniracetam benefits far outweigh the cons also it is quite powerful concerning potency, i.e., about eight times as powerful as Piracetam.
How does Aniracetam work?
Although the exact mode of function of Aniracetam is unknown, there has been some research that indicates the mechanism of the drug to impact mood and cognition. Once in the blood, the drug is carried to the brain where it is said to regulate the amount and production of several neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are natural substances in the body that mediate the transfer of signals to and from the central nervous system and to different parts of the body. It increases the concentration of serotonin and dopamine both of which are known as feel-good neurotransmitters and hence, enhance mood. It may also improve the Acetylcholine pathway which in turns improves focus, attention, learning, etc. Aniracetam also enhances these functions by improving the transmission of glutamate.
What are the benefits of Aniracetam?
Improved focus and concentration
By stimulating the glutamate receptors, aniracetam can significantly help improve focus. It can help the individual direct their complete attention to the task at hand and improve results. This drug may also be associated to increase motivation by increasing blood sugar levels and making more energy available and in turn, improving overall performance.
Anxiety tends to affect life adversely and reduce overall day to day productivity. This ‘smart drug’ is known to bring about a calming effect. It helps the individual get rid of unwanted stress and fatigue and boost energy in the body to elevate mood by releasing the chemicals in the brain that are responsible for reducing anxiety.
Enhanced memory and learning capacity
Aniracetam is said to have a profound effect on memory. It can one remember better as well as also improve visual recognition, reduce brain fog, motor performances, the general intellectual functioning. Aniracetam is also said to reverse memory impairment and may even be used to treat dementia.
Although this compound is a stimulant and not a sedative, Aniracetam has proved suitable for use for depression. Depression is a standard issue faced by many people all over the world and can lead to dangerous outcomes if left untreated. This drug improves mood and uplifts the individuals’ feelings of well-being.
Recommended Aniracetam dosage
Although it is more potent than Piracetam, aniracetam has a shorter half-life which means it needs to be taken more frequently as compared to other similar drugs if the individual requires continuous cognitive enhancements. The Aniracetam dosage generally should be about 75-0 to 1500 mg of Aniracetam per day are said to be said and useful. It is recommended to take this drug with a meal to for maximum absorption.
There are no significant side effects of Aniracetam, nor long-term side effects. It is entirely safe to use if used within the recommended amounts.