How is Noopept

Brain doping

Learn faster and easier, be more productive and deal with the pressure more easily - we all want that somehow. Some try to change their diet, drink a lot and exercise, others simply grit their teeth and then there are those who try a few remedies and powders. One of them is “Noopept” or better “N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester”, a synthetic, nootropic peptide. Luke (Name changed) tried Noopept at the age of 15 during his time in vocational school.

He came across Noopept via the Internet, saw a picture and found out about it. The drug is an amino acid complex and was synthesized by Russian researchers to restore the mental capacity of brains damaged by excessive alcohol consumption. It is also said to increase concentration and improve both short-term and long-term memory. However, the exact mode of action is largely unknown. The peptide has a neuroprotective effect and is therefore prescribed in some countries for elderly people with memory disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Studies also indicate an anxiety-relieving effect, which can have a positive effect on sleep disorders and mild irritability. Noopept is often referred to as Racetam, but Noopept is only very closely related to this family of active ingredients and about 1000 times more potent than the classic drug «Piracetam».

Lukas was able to order the nootropics on Ebay.

At that time that was 5 grams of pure substance; how pure the whole thing was, however, he doesn't know. In autumn 2013 he tried Noopept for the first time. “I don't know if I was just imagining it, but I noticed something. I can't define it exactly, but it was as if I was more mentally present, ”he says. Lukas seemed to be able to perceive more, but the effect was not as strong as with Ritalin. A friend of his reported something similar. Lukas had given him the powder to try and the new tester also had the feeling that his concentration had increased significantly after the first ingestion.

After feeling positive, Lukas took 10mg Noopept sublingual every morning for a week, between 10mg and 30mg is recommended per day. “At some point I forgot and finally let it go,” says the 19-year-old. In school, however, he used the nootropic over and over again - when he was busy. “Whenever I had to write a lot in class, I just put a portion under my tongue,” Lukas recalls. Then he just let himself be less distracted and was able to concentrate on the work, "it was as if I were just more there." When he had to sort files all day in winter, he turned to Noopept again.

"I just had the feeling that I could switch off the entire outside world"

As Lukas started using more chemical drugs, he started reviewing the time he tried Noopept. "Out of curiosity, I read through old chat histories," says Lukas. His way of expression was very different back then and he seems to have thought much more complex in itself. "What I wrote and wrote back then is simply on a completely different level than what I write today," he explains. Therefore, he would like to try Noopept again to find out whether that is the cause of his observation. Apparently, Noopept has had a very positive effect on his ability to speak and express himself.

However, the people around him did not notice anything

Lukas didn't tell his parents about his new aid and only friends outside of school knew about it. In the end, he tried Noopept mainly because there are hardly any known side effects and it is assumed that there will be no consequential damage from consumption. So he had decided on a drug that could actually only have positive effects. In addition to all of the small portions, he also consumed more than 100mg of Noopept at once, even if researchers advise against such a high dose as it can lead to headaches. Nevertheless, Lukas did not have any negative experiences: "I was hungry, but I also smoked pot at the same time and that's normal." He also tried to sniff Noopept. After that he felt very jittery, as if from caffeine, "it was like when I had drunk too much coffee and was totally electrified."

Despite all his attempts and the positive effects of the drug, the young man does not believe that the drug can actually be misused or that there is a risk of addiction. This is also confirmed by researchers that Noopept has no potential for addiction. “You take Noopept when you think it will help, but you don't need it,” explains Lukas. There was no need to refuel and he often forgot it in the morning and still didn't feel like he had to take a new dose straight away.