Last updated: March 15, 2019
Long time nootropics users may think fasoracetam is a joke (there seems to be a new one released every month), but this is a new synthetic compound that is part of the racetam family. Synthesized in the 1960s, piracetam was the first of the family and continues to be one of the more famous nootropic compounds on the market.
The benefits of fasoracetam are largely anecdotal, but there is some preliminary research to back up the claims.
Even though the evidence is scarce and not conclusive, there is much information to suggest that it can be an effective nootropic for general mental performance.
Also Known As
LAM 105, NFC-1, NS 105
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Benefits of Fasoracetam
The benefits of fasoracetam are mostly in anecdote.
According to anecdotal evidence on fasoracetam benefits, the concentration and stimulation benefits are moderate.
Aside from these focus and concentration related benefits, there is evidence for neuroprotective effects as well. One rat study showed that fasoracetam could prevent memory disruptions . This is common amongst the racetam line of compounds and makes sense that fasoracetam would display many of these same properties.
Another study of rats concluded that fasoracetam up-regulates GABA (B) .
How Does Fasoracetam Work?
There is no conclusive evidence as to how fasoracetam works to improve cognition, but theories suggest it interacts with the cholinergic system and receptors of GABA and glutamate.
Side Effects of Fasoracetam
There are currently no known side effects of fasoracetam in the scientific literature, but that does not mean it is free from risks. Synthetic compounds all come with risks, but anecdotal evidence in smart compound communities can tell us a few things about the fasoracetam.
For one, some anecdotal reports suggest reduction in orgasms. A specific individual has cited this effect, but seems rare and perhaps confounded with other variables.
There is no standardized dose of fasoracetam for humans yet. The anecdotal evidence suggests smaller doses range around 10 – 15 mg with larger doses in the 30 – 50 mg per serving three times per day.
How and Where to Buy Fasoracetam
Fasoracetam online is not difficult to find, but in your local health food or grocery store it will be impossible. This is a relatively new compound only discovered and brought to market in the past few years. It is still being tested in clinical studies as well.
If you want to buy fasoracetam, it is a good idea to stick to a Nootropedia recommended vendor. Specifically, Pure Nootropics sells fasoracetam of high quality with HPLC purity testing. You will find the information regarding the assay and heavy metals directly on the product page listed here.
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