Introduction to Noopept
There are many hundreds of nootropics on the market these days and it can get a little daunting and require research into what is best for you. There is one nootropic out there that is one of the most effective and strongest at improving memory, focus, concentration and your learning capacity. It is called Noopept. What is it? How we use it? What are the Noopept benefits?
The effects from Noopept will always be felt by different people in different ways with some find being able to remember conversations better thus helping with memory. Others report an overall boost in general memory and greater learning capacity.
It works like a Racetam but isn’t Racetam. Often Phenylpiracetam and Noopept are compared. You can find my comparison in my article Phenylpiracetam vs Noopept.
Noopept is commonly used as a general nootropic all over the world. In some countries, it requires a prescription for those who want to improve their cognitive function. Noopept has been shown to be very safe with limited tolerance and withdrawal symptoms.
At the moment, Noopept is not regulated in North America and other countries. Noopept is quite a strong nootropic and therefore needs to be used according to the label. If used at the recommended dosages, you should be able to greatly improve your cognitive performance. Here is a more complete list of the benefits of Noopept.
- Better Overall Cognitive Performance
- Increase in Motivation
- Increased Learning Ability
- Enhanced Memory
- Improved Reflexes & Perception
- Advanced Logical Thinking
- Improved Mood (Reduced Anxiety & Depression Symptoms)
Mental energy is also improved. Sort of like getting rid of a ‘brain fog’ feeling we get sometimes. Everything will become clearer and require less thought when supplementing with Noopept.
Using Noopept can make it seem like your thoughts and your mind are moving at a faster speed and you do not have to think as hard about tasks or concepts in order to complete your work.
Don’t worry if you feel different from what is described here because some people feel that instead, their overall perception and alertness is enhanced.
The important part to remember is that nootropics affect different people differently and what you feel may not be what the person sitting next to you who have taken the same nootropic.
This can be due to a number of factors including other medications being taken, overall health, even how much sleep you get on a regular basis.
Noopept is also able to decrease peoples level of anxiety and stress.
The supplement is also important for supporting overall brain health. Noopept is actually considered a neuroprotectant.
Much as an anti-oxidant is able to rid the body (or brain) of toxins and poisons, so can Noopept. Stress caused by oxidation is reduced, and many researchers also think that damage from excessive alcohol consumption may also be reduced. This certainly does not mean that you use Noopept so you can continue to drink alcohol excessively.
Overall brain communication is also improved. Noopept helps in the development of the connections and growth of new synapses that connect the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Scientists believe these new connections from left to right hemisphere are probably the biggest reason for a person’s long term memory to greatly improve
How Does it Work and What are Noopept Benefits?
Noopept is absorbed by the body from within the GI tract where it then circulates to the brain and crosses the blood-brain barrier with ease.
Since the late 1980s, researchers have suggested that some nootropics have the ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier. This is the fastest way for any medication or supplement to reach the brain however this is a major challenge for pharmaceutical development. Our blood vessels just don’t let anything by and screen what they do let by.
The fact that Noopept can pass through the blood-brain barrier and offer faster delivery with the highest concentration in approx 15-20 minutes.
Noopept (which is a peptide chemical compound) then travels to specific Glutamate receptor sites within the brain. It binds with these sites and helps to inhibit the breakdown of Glutamate which is one of the most powerful neurotransmitters relative to cognitive function.
Noopept also stimulates these receptors to be more sensitive to Glutamate so that they are activated more readily. The Glutamatergic system is believed to be vitally important in memory formation, learning, and other cognitive processes that we typically associated with increased intelligence.
Another interesting way in which Noopept works is by helping to increase the amount of oxygen within the brain. This main be one of the reasons why many users report a feeling of clarity, even sometimes from among the first moments of taking this supplement. Lumonol is a very good nootropic stack that contains Noopept as an ingredient for clarity
Glucose metabolism in the brain is also enhanced. Glucose (sugar) is the main source of energy in the brain and when you improve its metabolism you make it more available for the brain to tap into. This is another possible explanation for the increased brain energy, mental clarity, focus, and concentration that occurs after taking Noopept. You can find Noopept in my list of the best nootropics for focus and concentration.
Is Noopept a Stimulant?
Noopept is not technically a stimulant. It does have a lot of the same benefits as stimulants, though. It can improve focus, mood, motivation, memory, learning, and anxiety levels. Unlike prescription stimulants, Noopept is not addictive and has few side effects.
It does cause secondary effects related to stimulants, such as increased alertness, arousal, focus, energy levels, mood, and motor activity. One of the ways it does this is by boosting blood flow to the brain as well as oxygen and glucose uptake.
The recommended Noopept dosage is around 10 – 30mg daily. Just remember that everyone works differently so you may have to take a few different sized doses to find the one that’s right for you. Some people only need a really small dose. Others might need a little more Noopept to enjoy the benefits.
How to Take Noopept
The best way to take Noopept is under your tongue. This is called sublingual and helps drugs or supplements enter your bloodstream faster than swallowing it.
Noopept comes in powder or capsules and isn’t soluble in water nor does it have much of an appealing taste. If you want to avoid the powder, the capsules are for you. If not, mix it with juice if you need to mask the taste.