Piracetam: the “grand-daddy” of all nootropics.
For several generations, it has been used to enrich focus and concentration students and smart drug users.
Piracetam is easy to obtain, well-researched, and relatively low coast compared to other nootropics (and other racetams). As such, to this day it remains a top choice nootropic among college students and others to improve memory and boost focus.
Piracetam is most valuable in a clinical setting to improve memory in elderly individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or other age-related cognitive problems.
What is Piracetam?
A member of the Racetam family of nootropics, Piracetam was developed in 1964 by a Romanian chemist who worked for a Belgian company called UCB Pharma.
Originally developed as a medication to boost learning and cognitive ability without stimulant or sedative side effects, Piracetam is prized today by the medical community to treat patients and by the nootropic users.
Studies conducted on Piracetam and elderly patients with Alzheimer’s or memory problems indicate it does show promise for delaying age-related memory problems and offers longevity-enhancing properties.
According to Selfhacked.com, it also provides clinical help for rebuilding language skill in stroke patients, increasing verbal learning ability in patients with dyslexia and other benefits for people with severe medical conditions.
Piracetam’s benefits are like other smart drugs, including Noopept, Unifiram, Modafinil as well as more well-known drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin. Healthy people use smart drugs to boost learning ability, memory and focus for a variety of reasons.
For healthy people, Piracetam may improve concentration and cognition for studying or other tasks, but it hasn’t been shown to provide any conclusive, long-term effects after usage ceases.
Piracetam is legal but unregulated in the United States. It’s sold online by vitamin and nootropic sellers. Amazon and eBay in the U.S. recently banned the sale of Piracetam and other Racetams. It may still be available from Amazon Canada.
The first and best-known Racetam, Piracetam is safe and effective for users who want a learning and memory boost, and it has no significant side effects. You’d have to try very hard to have a bad experience with Piracetam.
Other Names for Piracetam
Pyrrolidone acetamide, 2-Oxo-1-pyrrolidine, Breinox, Oikamid, Dinagen, Lucetam, UCB6215,
Piracetam is considered the granddaddy of all Racetams, and the easiest to find and use. You don’t need to search long to find nootropics users debating the merits of Piracetam.
Reviewers offer opinions that range from “it’s the only nootropic that does a