Noopept is a brand name for N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester and its one of the major cognitive supplements, in the Racetam family, quickly gaining recognition among cognitive hackers. Its effects are similar to Piracetam which means that it gives the body a mild cognitive boost and other psychostimulatory effects minutes after ingestion because of its bio-availability (It can be absorbed and integrated into the body quickly).
Noopept has a lot of benefits when ingested, and most of these benefits are majorly associated with cognitive performances although it affects other areas too such as boosting the body’s general energy.
Here is a list of its various studied benefits:
Enhanced memory and problem-solving skills
Noopept enhances your mind by facilitating its ability to streamline, manage and process different stimuli as they are transported into your brain. It makes one’s mental, cognitive ability sharper and also helps in strengthening memory consolidation and retrieval. Using Noopept enables you to digest and process more information than you usually could and also boosts your ability to recall this information quickly. This means that you get to remember names, encounters with people and other things you could have frequently forgotten.
Noopept has helped patients with cognitive impairments to prevent further dissociation from their cognitive functions by stimulating the brain’s neurons thus preventing apoptosis and further oxidative damage to the brain. These Noopept properties can, therefore, make it a significant factor in fighting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Growth and maintenance of nerve and brain cells
Noopept has been found to stimulate the production of NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) in the hippocampus which is associated with neurogenesis, growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve and brain cells. Increased levels of NGF in the brain also improve the performance and creation of neural networks within the mind which means potentially enhanced mental abilities in the cognitive part of the brain.
Improved associations between the brain hemispheres
The right and left brain hemispheres have their localized functions. The use of Noopept enhances communication between these hemispheres boosting the synthesis of various memories, ideas and stimuli which improves the way we think and process information. This may be why most people have confessed to their life-changing significantly after taking the Noopept supplement on a regular basis.
Reduced anxiety and depression
A study was done with 53 people that involved a daily two-dose of 10mg of Noopept recorded improved tolerance to fatigue, apathy, irritability, and anxiety for those people that had cognitive ailments that came about due to vascular damage. There was also a significant improvement in subjects suffering from depression with study records showing decreased depressive symptoms when they were also put on a 20 mg Noopept dosage for 56 days.
How does Noopept work?
Noopept is very similar to Racetam, and they also work with the same mechanism by targeting Acetylcholine (This is the chemical which motor neurons in your nervous system release to activate your muscles).
Noopept is soaked in the gastrointestinal tract where it makes its way to the brain and targets the two significant receptors, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NDMA) and α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPA), which are both glutamate receptors. It attaches to these receptors and inhibits the breakdown of glutamate, a powerful neurotransmitter for cognitive performance. Noopept also increases glucose metabolism which gives the brain an energy boost which helps make it sharper. It also increases energy supply to the brain and increases nutrient availability which aids in repairing damaged nerves and preventing cardiovascular disorders and stroke.
Noopept is supposed to be taken in doses of 10-30mg a day for 56 days which is the maximum tested period. This implies that more research needs to be done on the Nootropic to determine the right dosage and also to study if there are any long time side effects associated with its use for a period exceeding 56 days.
Side effects associated with Noopept
It is not precisely known if Noopept has any significant side effects because no long-term studies have been done on the supplement, however, if there were any they would be minor as compared to other cognitive enhancers such as Piracetam. Although many users have not reported any significant side effects, more studies need to be done on the Nootropic to determine any undiscovered side effects.
Pros associated with Noopept
Increased mental clarity.
It boosts your overall body energy.
Helps you use more of your glutamate.
Cons associated with Noopept
It is a synthetic chemical.
It also has some adverse side effects.
Not enough research has been done with the chemical.
Many Noopept users have come up with a variety of different experiences with the drug with most of them confessing that it has made their life better with others claiming that the drug was not very useful and that it caused mental fogging a month into its usage.
What this implies is that Noopept is substantially new on the market and therefore controlled experiments need to be done to determine how it may affect different people with their separate cognitive dissociations and if it can also provide boosts for people with no mental declinations.
Noopept seems to be a perfect version (This is because they are ingested in higher doses as compared to other nootropics on the market) of Racetams that might work where other cognitive boosters failed. It’s tasteless, odorless, more effective and readily available which makes it the perfect nootropic to have around. It also has no withdrawal meaning that you can quit using it any time you want!
I have to note, however, that Noopept’s studies have been majorly conducted on animal specimens and, therefore, more lab and clinical studies with human subjects need to be done to learn more about its effects on the human body.
f you need a quick mental boost, however, Noopept is the best way forward.