Aniracetam is a nootropic that helps with many brain functions. Its primary benefits are improving memory, learning and focus.

It can also help protect the brain and can be used as a form of treatment for elderly patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Among similar nootropics, Aniracetam is unique in its anti-anxiety and mood enhancing effects, not found in any other compound in its class.

What is Aniracetam?

Aniracetam is a nootropic of the racetam family known for its effect on memory. It helps improve memory, focus, and learning capability.

It can also help prevent brain trauma and serve as a form of neuroprotection. The supplement has also shown progress in treating cognitive functions in the elderly, particularly aspects of Alzheimer’s disease.

While similar to piracetam, a drug that has been around longer, aniracetam is unique in that it can improve mood and reduce anxiety and depression.

To date, no other racetam drug has this effect, and may even do the opposite. Because of the low risk of side effects, some people seek out aniracetam as a replacement for Adderall or other depression medications.

In some countries, aniracetam has been approved for medical use in treating elderly patients with degenerative cognitive disorders, as well as attention disorders and as a general memory aid.

It is not accepted as a primary medical treatment for any treatment in North America but can be obtained as a nootropic and used in stacks.

Aniracetam has great potential for memory, learning capability, aging-related mental impairments, and, anecdotally, may be an effective anti-anxiety treatment.

Also known as:

N-anisoyl-2-pyrrolidinone , 1-p-anisoyl-2-pyrrilidinone, Ro 13-5057, CAS 72432-10-1, 1(4-methoxybenzoyl)-2-pyrrolidinone, Draganon, Memrodrin, Sarpul

Editor’s Note

I’ve found aniracetam to be a great way to stimulate my brain and improve focus at times when I need it. I can concentrate on tasks for longer without becoming unmotivated.

In addition to an increased mental clarity, aniracetam can also give me better eye-hand coordination, although I don’t feel this effect consistently. I’ve never experienced any noticeable side effects some users have mentioned, like headaches.

The stimulation it provides is like feeling a light, gradual boost of energy that keeps me more awake.

It’s not as strong of a rush as caffeine, but I can more easily direct my energy into a productive task. I’ve also tried piracetam, but prefer aniracetam, the more potent of the two.

I like being able to take a smaller dose and still have the same,