Pramiracetam increases the abilities of an individual’s long-term memory and allows knowledge to be recalled with greater ease. The drug presents with high-affinity choline uptake, or HACU, which encourages the synthesis and release of Acetylcholine to the Hippocampus of the brain. It won’t increase your IQ but will improve your memory and concentration. My Pramiracetam review will hopefully give you the information you need for you to choose whether you want to try it or not.
While this drug will not make you instantly smarter, it is meant to improve memory, learning, reasoning and even concentration and energy levels.
Pramiracetam is first and foremost is known to be effective in the elderly with dementia, or Alzheimer as a way to improve memory and cognitive function.
Pramiracetam is also be prescribed for:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Treatment-resistant depressions
There have been many studies exploring the potential of Pramiracetam being used to treat for concussions, Alzheimer’s, as well as senile dementia. Clinical studies have shown several specific therapeutic activities affected by alterations of the cognitive functions. Long-term memory improvement has been seen as well as learning, attention span, concentration, alertness, and an increase in the rate of high-affinity choline uptake in the hippocampus.
These types of enzymes are responsible for synthesizing nitric oxide (NO) from the amino acid L-Arginine. NO is a vasodilator. Vasodilators are drugs that relax the blood vessels with increased blood flow allowing them to open wider.
If you have high levels of Nitric Oxide then you can increase blood flow when you can increase blood flow you can decrease blood pressure. If you have increased blood flow through the lungs, then you have an increase of oxygen and an enhancement of glucose metabolism.
Through all of this, general cognitive function is also improved. Reading, writing, and holding conversations become almost begin to flow with ease. Faster memory recall is another benefit as well as finding reading and writing much easier with less effort and energy.
One exciting study looked at youth cognitive ability in youths with brain trauma. The youth population was chosen because of a higher rate of brain injury for example, motor vehicle crashes, athletic injuries, and drug abuse. The study concluded that those taking pramiracetam were improving their cognitive abilities. This high population suggests that many people could receive the benefits of pramiracetam.
The recommended Pramiracetam dosage for Pramiracetam is 1200mg per day and should be divided up. Three times per day at 400mg each is reasonable. The recommended dosage of Pramiracetam is usually 600-900 mg per day. Optimally it should be taken as 300 mg individual dosages, 300mg in the morning and 300mg in the afternoon or 300mg in the morning, 300mg in the afternoon and 300mg in the evening. You will find this supplement sold in capsules, tablet form or powder. The powder has a very bitter taste so mixing in a fruit juice if you choose to take it as a powder may offset the bitterness somewhat. Otherwise, take as a capsule or tablet.
As of now, it is not recommended to exceed 1200mg per day. People have been known to take more than 1200mg per day with no serious side effects, however just because it is a supplement, doesn’t mean you can abuse it.
With any medication whether it is prescription, over the counter or supplements no matter how beneficial it may be we must consider the possible short term and long term side effects. Racetam based nootropics are not considered in any way to be toxic, but there are a few minor side effects worthy of note. Headaches, anxiety, nervousness and fatigue may be experienced, but they are easily addressed and treated.
Pramiracetam may also cause nausea, irritability, or insomnia if taken later in the day. Because of the stimulating effects of pramiracetam, it may make it hard to fall asleep.
As always when beginning a supplement regiment no matter what it is always good practice to consult your family doctor. At this time there are no known drug interactions with Pramiracetam.
Does Pramiracetam Work?
There are still many variables though that have to be looked at with improving cognitive abilities. As a result, it is very hard to determine just how effective this nootropic would be for a specific person. It all comes down to their own needs and current cognitive ability as well as lifestyle choices. Pramiracetam is similar in nature to piracetam, although more potent.
Where to Buy Pramiracetam
In some Pramiracetam is sold as a prescription medication for the treatment of ADHD, ADD, Alzheimer, dementia and acquired brain injury. In Canada and the United States as well as Australia Pramiracetam is not regulated and as such, you can find it online such as this site, however, it is not considered a dietary supplement so is most often sold in powder format.
If you decide that this is for you, do your homework online. Read up on Pramiracetam and make your choice wisely.
This is a medication that has very little in the way of it’s powerful, fast acting, and relatively long-lasting, effective on its own and with other compounds in nootropic stacks. Users generally report that it helps them study efficiently and remember clearly, along with increasing alertness. Many users also say it enhances their sense of social fluency.
I’ve included Pramiracetam in my article about the best nootropics for memory if you want to have a look
The cons of pramiracetam are really only two things. The taste is awful, no two ways around it, it is bad. The other is the price which tends to be on the high side.
There is on other con of pramiracetam and that is that few have reported feeling disconnected (flat) with their emotions. This can be a benefit to those who need a calming effect, but not to those who don’t.