Noopept Review: Side Effects, Dosage and Beginner’s Guide
Okay, first thing’s first.
Noopept is one of my favorite nootropics, hands down.
Sure, it doesn’t have the same reliable kick as caffeine or long-term focus effect as Modafinil. But it’s incredibly cheap given the small dose needed to get the maximum effects. That and its effects are quite lovely.
Before I dive into each one, let’s take a step back and see how this wonderful little nootropic powder came into existence…
In this article:
- What is Noopept? (A Short History)
- How Noopept Works
- Is Noopept Legal?
- Do You Need A Prescription?
- How Do You Get A Prescription?
- Can you buy Noopept online?
- Noopept Effects and Benefits: How (and Why) It Works
- Does Noopept “Work” as a Nootropic?
- What does Noopept feel like?
- Noopept Dosage: How Much To Take
- How to measure small Noopept doses
- How Long Does It Take Noopept to Kick In?
- Can You Overdose on Noopept?
- How Long Does Noopept Last?
- Noopept Tolerance: What You Should Know
- Best Way To Take Noopept
- Noopept Side Effects: Is It Safe?
- Noopept dosage
- What are Long Term Effects of Noopept Usage?
- Noopept Reviews and User Experiences
- My Favorite Noopept Suppliers
- Noopept Stacks & Comparison To Other Nootropics
- Noopept Choline Stack
- Noopept Aniracetam Stack
- Noopept vs. Modafinil
- Closing thoughts
What is Noopept? (A Short History)
Noopept is a nootropic supplement originally discovered and synthesized in Russia, where it was promoted as a smart drug and cognitive enhancer.
It is derived from the racetam family of drugs and shares similar mechanisms of action.
Piracetam was the first nootropic discovered way back in 1964 (yes, exactly the year when Muhammad Ali became the world heavyweight champion) and it is one of the biggest selling nootropics even after 50 years.
Okay, so why Noopept and not Piracetam?
Well, first off, Noopept is 100 to 1000 times more potent than Piracetam (for equivalent doses). Another reason is that Noopept is a smart drug and a more recent and thoroughly researched version of older nootropics for better memory (such as Piracetam).
Studies have shown Noopept to be neuroprotective and memory-enhancing in various tests. It is also said to be independently verified as the purest nootropic in Europe.
Unusually for a peptide-derived compound, Noopept displays both high oral bioavailability and good blood–brain barrier penetration in rats and human. Studies have shown promising results with potential application in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Noopept also helps grow new brain cells. How awesome is that?
It stimulates the expression of NGF and BDNF in rat hippocampus which is associated with reduction and prevention of neuronal degeneration.
The release of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) helps keep our neurons healthy and alive, as well as strengthening the growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses.
Another cool thing Noopept does is, it stimulates the AMPA and NMDA receptors and their pathways. Both of these receptors are glutamatergic receptors which play roles in memory and thought processes. This is why it is ideal for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.
This little nootropic doesn’t stop there, it actually lowers anxiety by interacting with Dopamine receptors D2 and D3 as well as nicotinic ACh receptors.
Not only that but Noopept also has both an anti-inflammatory benefit as well as antioxidant properties.
How Noopept Works
Improved Learning and Memory Recall
Noopept energizes the neurotransmitters in the brain, and enables better communication within the neural network.
To be more specific, Noopept boosts Acetylcholine, which is one of the most important neurotransmitters in the brain influencing both the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.
This in turn, sends signals to the important neurons in the brain and ultimately improves reasoning, recalling, and problem-solving skills.
Improves brain health
Just like Vitamin E is for your skin, Noopept serves as a powerful antioxidant for your brain.
Its neuroprotective properties help protect your brain cells from physical damage, and helps you to focus harder for longer durations. By keeping your brain cells protected, it helps improve your overall brain health.
To improve learning?
Noopept boosts Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain-Derived Nerve