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Phenylpiracetam-The Best Single Alternative to Prescription Stimulants
Phenylpiracetam is a chemical derivative of Piracetam, first developed in the Soviet Union during the 1980’s. Lately, it has experienced a boom in popularity and usage, with online stores marketing the chemical as an extremely potent cognitive enhancer. The drug is 30-60 times more potent than its parent compound (by mass), affecting a wide array of receptors, including, but by no means limited to: cholinergic, muscarinic, and glutamic receptors. While its pharmacological details is still up for debate, it is currently unscheduled, and, to my experience, enhances memory and boosts cognition significantly.
Phenylpiracetam’s most formidable effect is its ability to augment both short term and long term memory, as has been demonstrated by experimentation on rats during the Soviet era, along with reversing the cognitive effects of benzodiazepines (including retrograde amnesia). When I first obtained the small sample (5 g) of relatively pure (99.2%) Phenylpiracetam, I decided to try out its effects with a couple friends of mine; I figured it couldn’t possibly be more potent than a 100 mg dose of caffeine.
The 150 mg of bitter (this is an understatement, the stuff was astringent) powder took around 20 minutes (on an empty stomach, of course) to exact any changes. The come-up was extremely clean, smoother than a cup of instant coffee to the dome in fact. The physical effects were minimal- a slight increase in heart beat and a dryer-than-usual mouth, which I suspect was a side effect of placing the powder into my tongue and drinking an entire bottle of water to down it (Seriously, use Gel-caps). The mental enhancement was not.
Around the 30 minute mark, I realized how much of a difference the small scoop of powder made- normally, a long inference problem for my stats class takes around 10 minutes (mostly verifying conditions), and here I was, finishing page after page of work. It didn’t have the harsh, “mechanical” aspect of prescription stimulants. In fact, I could have gone to sleep if I felt like it. The long list of tasks quickly diminished within a few hours, and yet by that time, I still felt fully able to continue such tasks.
I was also in disbelief at how sharp my recollection skills had become thanks to the chemical. I was able to speed read the dry text of my books, yet retain the concepts and vocabulary encompassed within, all without strain and with minimal effort. This I suspect to be the result of both the modulation of glutamic receptors in the neural membrane along with the activation of cholinergic receptors. Such pharmacological actions result in an overall decrease in the volatility of chloride ions through neural passages, which itself results in less variation in the amount of choline in receptors, as well as increases in choline concentrations and decreases in glutamate concentrations in the brain.
The come-down from Phenylpiracetam is extremely light as well, failing to result in a “crash”, unless taken at excessive (>10 mg / kg body weight) dosages. No stimulant “hangover” followed the next day. Experimentation also indicated at Phenylpiracetam’s neuro-protective properties, especially in the presence of benzodiazepine agonists such as Alprazolam (Xanax). The cognitive enhancement does not falter with repeated dosage, as do most nootropics.
As one of the first unscheduled nootropics I ingested, Phenylpiracetam deserves its reputation. It has yet to disappoint me- even prescription stimulants quickly result in tolerance and lead down a fast road to addiction. Phenylpiracetam is non-addictive- its pharmacological pathway deviates from Dopamine and Norepinephine, the brain’s “reward levers”.
Phenylpiracetam in the long run can greatly improve cognitive functioning, help heal any lingering mental defects as a result of substance abuse, and can provide a wide array of improvements to the brain while under the substances influence. Phenylpiracetam is safe if taken for daily use, although I recommend cycling it as mild tolerance can sometiems build. Always supplement your racetams with a choline source to ensure proper functioning, and until next time, I’ll see you in intelligence!