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Piracetam Bulk Powder

About Piracetam

Piracetam is in a class of supplements called nootropics, also known as brain supplements. In fact, the term "nootropics" was given to these types of supplements in 1972 while studies were being performed on piracetam itself. [1]Within this class it is the family of racetams. Racetams have been studied for decades and cast a wide net of cognitive benefits. There are a few specific racetams, but piracetam is the most popular and most studied of them all. The proven benefits and low toxicity risk make piracetam the first stop for many people looking for cognitive enhancement.

Benefits of Piracetam

Piracetam offers a diverse range of cognitive benefits that make it a perfect supplement for the brain, particularly in the areas of learning and memory[2]. Since it has been around for so long, there is plenty of research and experience to back up the claims for this wonderdrug. While reading through these, it is worth noting that piracetam does not seem to have any adverse effects.[2]

Improved Brain Hemisphere communication. Piracetam enhances communication between the left and right sides of the brain.[2] It is said that the two hemispheres of the brain control different types of thinking. Improving the informational transfer between hemispheres could benefit anyone that is looking to blend analytical thought of the left side with the more creative right-brain.

Memory enhancement. Memory and learning are the backbone of reasons people use piracetam. A study performed on normal individuals showed significantly increased verbal memory capabilities after a two-week regimen of piracetam.[4] Similar studies have been performed on humans and animals with the same results. Piracetam seems to be an effective supplement for enhancing memory.

Improved mental performance. In addition to improving memory, piracetam can improve overall mental performance. A study was performed on 18 individuals without brain deterioration where the subjects were given either a placebo or piratcetam and asked to execute specific tasks. The piracetam group performed most of the tasks better than the placebo group.[5] The researchers noted that this could open the doors for more research into piracetam increasing alertness that is missing in sub-optimal mental performance.

Piracetam dosage

The dosage of piracetam can vary based on specific needs. For the most common uses of cognitive enhancement, doses can range from 1,500mg to 5,000mg daily. Since piracetam has a fairly short half-life in the body, more frequent doses spread throughout the day may be required. Piracetam does increase choline uptake, so supplementary choline may be beneficial. Higher doses of piracetam were tested on patients needing therapeutic benefits for stroke or other mental impairment.Luckily, piracetam has very few side effects and has relatively no toxicity, so users can experiment with dosages to help their situation.

Sources:

1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23186990
[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1794001
[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12006732
[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/826948
[5] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/785952
[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracetam

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Always consult a physician if you are unsure about taking a new supplement. Do not take Piracetam a if you are pregnant, nursing, or have cardiovascular trouble.