How Long Does It Take Aniracetam To Work?

brainmapThe nootropic Aniracetam is soluble in fat and is believed to be substantially (at least, two to three times) more potent than Piracetam. This supplement is thought to help increase creativity and holistic thinking, possibly reducing anxiety and depression. Users report that they feel more focused and have enhanced memory performance after taking this product. Aniracetam doses also proved to be very safe with only a limited number of reported mild side effects. How long does it take for Aniracetam to start working in the body? How should you use Aniracetam and what is the dosage level?


Many researchers are hopeful that it could play a significant role in the future treatment of depression and cognitive decline in disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. This is primarily because of modulations which the supplement does on glutamate and other receptors in the brain.

One of the brain areas thought to be affected by this supplement is the dopamine receptors. Dopamine has long been believed to have a strong influence on mood and movement. There is also an anxiolytic effect of this supplement. Conversely, this can often lead to improved levels of trust and security. In fact, many users have even reported that while taking Aniracetam from time to time they feel so confident. This can improve the attention span as well.

How long does it take Aniracetam to work?

Aniracetam starts working almost immediately, between 20 minutes to one hour and it is profound. For its effects to be fully efficient and be felt by the users, Aniracetam should be taken consistently for at least two weeks.

Below is my personal experiences with Aniracetam.


Being a Monday, it was automatically the worst morning of the week even before it had started. I grudgingly woke up and got myself a coffee.

Only when I got my carton of milk out did I remember that I’d bought Aniracetam the day before. So trembling with excitement, I measured 800mg with a micro spoon (just to be safe for the first day), said a small prayer and down it went into the hatch.

God, was it bitter!

Frantically searching about for something to help get rid of the taste, I grabbed the milk and gulped downed about half a liter. The aftertaste did not die down quickly, I had to find a new way to get it into my body.

I went about my chores in the morning. I suddenly had a realization in my shower that I had the solution to a problem which was plaguing me the last few days.

I attributed this to one of those ‘shower clarity’ moments and did not pay much attention to it.

As I got my car started, I noticed that everything seemed to be, for the lack of a better word… richer… and in HD! I got to work and before I knew it, had finished about 5 hours of work in about 3.

Post lunch, when I got back to work somehow I was missing the spark I had in the morning. It was puzzling.

When I got back home I remembered that I had only taken 800mg. I decided to up to 1000 tomorrow.

But now I needed to find another way to combine this into a readymade capsule I could just swallow and not having to go through the shockingly bitter taste.

nootropics homemade capsulesI read about more than a few methods online on sites like Longecity, Bluelight, and Erowid.

The one that I felt would be most appropriate is one method whereby Aniracetam is dissolved in fish oil and then carefully pipetted into gel capsules.

And since 800mg wore off pretty quick today, I decided to go with 1000mg.

I carefully mixed doses of the drug with the stinky fish oil and got them into the capsules.

Pretty soon I had 4 capsules ready to go for the week. Putting up with the stench had been worth it!


The next day, I couldn’t wait to get up. I slept soundly and was fresh to take on the day. I gulped down my 1000mg supercharger capsule and took a generous swig of milk just like yesterday.

After about 20 minutes, I could feel the slow but steady rise in my awareness levels.

My car stereo sounded better. Birds were chirpier. Small differences like these actually boggled my mind. My boss was looking at me weird because he didn’t have a reason to call me into his office for a ‘chat’ 2 days now.

I couldn’t put it down to placebo effect because I was awesome at work the whole day! Well, at least till lunch anyways. And then it began to taper off.

By the time I had got home though, it was a bit difficult to wind down from the rush. I also had a slight headache.

There was something wrong and I guessed I needed to do more research. I might have to rethink my strategy of making capsules.

Next Few Days

The 3 successive days also went by mostly like Tuesday, but I was getting slight headaches after I got home from work.

I decided to do some research on Saturday as I was going to be home.

What I found out after reading extensively was that Aniracetam could be stacked with different nootropics for greater effect.

And more specifically, I needed to include Choline along with it to eliminate my headaches. I learned that this is called “stacking“. This was good info I could use!

I also learnt that since Aniracetam had a half-life of about 2 hours, I needed to spread out my dosage evenly over a period of about 10-12 hrs for max boost.

This being a Friday evening, I should get it done on my weekend.

Next week

I got around to making capsules of 350mg with a combination of Choline for my dose this week. I would take one before I got to work and every 3 hours, including an hour for recovery.

My results were drastically improved! Not only did I feel the ‘phase’ very strongly, I could also sustain it throughout the day! And no headache in the end.

I could actually give my 100% at work and still be active enough to hang out with my friends and shoot a few hoops before I called it a day.

Using this has encouraged me to eat right and get adequate sleep before I kick off the next morning.

I felt like I’ve found the ideal companion for me during those tough times at work and play.

The Future is Limitless

I might have found my ideal stack with some research. You too can find out what works for you with a little bit of research and elbow grease.

I was just another angry, frustrated and stressed out bird, ready to explode at a moment’s notice. But now…


I have hopefully made it a little less daunting for you when it comes to stacking nootropics. There is a multitude of reading materials to go through and you are bound to find something that can work for you as it did for me.

Fulfill your dream to end up with your own personal NZT recipe which can help you out of any situation.

Good luck 🙂


Aniracetam works well in combination with other racetams and nootropics. Bearing in mind that each has a slightly different method of action, you can try to combine it with another supplement that helps improve other areas. For example, consider creating an Aniracetam stack (which helps improve the verbal and linguistic functioning) with Oxiracetam (which helps improve sound perception and logic ability) for a powerful one-two punch that could help in multiple domains.


The most preferred dosage for Aniracetam seems to be between 750 mg and 1500 mg. If you consume it below this dose, it will not be enough of an advantage to justify its use. However, consumption above this amount has greater potential for side effects and diminishing the positive impacts. Ultimately, you should experiment with different doses of Aniracetam to find the right amount that would suit you.

Aniracetam side effects

One of the interesting side effects of taking a dose of Aniracetam is that it can lead to loss of inhibitions. Some users report headaches (which is probably the most frequent side effect because all of these are quite rare). The remedy is to add a choline product to your daily intake. Other users have reported experiencing mild fatigue and nausea. The vast majority of these will disappear over time; of course, dose reduction should be considered if any of these side effects become too uncomfortable or regular.

Aniracetam seems to work in many different ways. Not only are there some powerful anti-anxiety effects, but it also modulates some different neurotransmitters and receptors in the brain. Glutamate, dopamine and acetylcholine might slightly be affected to some extent by powder Aniracetam.


As with other members of racetam and nootropics families, Aniracetam has some strong advantages in the areas of memory and cognition. Aniracetam is probably best known for its capacity to improve verbal and linguistic functioning. This is probably accomplished by producing spatial memory functions. As the verbal acuity improves, users will be better able to explain the concepts and articulate even mundane items. It is, therefore, an excellent complement to help with presentations, interviews, essay writing, debates and even social functions.

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