According to one study, noopept is 1000 times more potent than piracetam.
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Also Known As
N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, Noopeptide, Ноопепт, GVS-11
How Does Noopept Work?
Noopept is a synthetic molecule, derived in 1996 which works by improving alpha brain wave function . Noopept also may “increase of tonic inhibition in the hippocampus” .
Is Noopept a Racetam?
Another common point of confusion is whether noopept is a racetam. Because the properties and effects are similar (and comparisons have been made in scientific literature), there is some confusion about the provenance of the compound. This synthetic smart compound was created with the structure of piracetam in mind, but it is actually an unrelated dipeptide.
Noopept vs. Piracetam: Which is Better?
The two compounds are different families with different effects, but if we had to choose noopept vs. piracetam, we would go with: Noopept.
Even though noopept is part of a different family than piracetam, the two compounds interact very similarly to each other. Noopept is considered to be more potent and studies suggest around 1000 times more so .
Also, when comparing noopept vs. piracetam, it is important to consider the side effect potential for each. Studies show that noopept was 1.8 times less likely to to cause side effects than piracetam (when equitable doses were given).
Whatever you decide, these drugs are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. That means you need to find a vendor that is trustworthy and reputable. To do that, we recommend you use a Nootropedia recommended vendor.
Side Effects of Noopept
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There are mostly anecdotal reports of side effects. Please conduct research before deciding to handle Noopept.
How and Where to Buy Noopept
This compound is ubiquitous in the nootropics community. As an intermediate / beginner nootropic, it is easy to find noopept for sale. Unfortunately, like many other nootropic compounds, it is not regulated by national (or international) agencies. This means there is less strict laws and regulations, which is beneficial in some ways, but requires self-regulation.
To achieve peace of mind when you buy noopept online, it is useful to look for vendors that have a solid reputation and back that up with facts and figures. This is often done in the form of testing their products and providing customers with results (such as assay tests for purity or heavy metals for harmful additives).
When wondering where to buy noopept, consider the online portals that have the most evidence and support. Nootropedia recommends Pure Nootropics noopept because the owner has a full array of testing and analysis (including third party verification).
Mansal Denton, Nootropedia Contributor
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