Human beings are an interesting race. Like most creatures, we breathe, eat, sleep and survive. However, what sets us apart is our need and desire to better and improve ourselves. Now, with the help of a supplement called Phenylpiracetam, you can quickly and easily improve your memory/tolerance and stamina when carrying out exercise, including your learning capacity and other cognitive functions, as well as helping you to cope better under physical and psychological stress! Phenylpiracetam is a part of the Racetam family of drug supplements and is relatively new. It was developed in the early 1980s in Russia and has recently become more readily available in Western society. So, what is Phenylpiracetam and can it actually provide as much a benefit as it claims?
What is Phenylpiracetam?
Phenylpiracetam is essentially Piracetam (the original Nootropic) that has been modified. Structurally, there is only one major difference between Phenylpiracetam and Piracetam - the inclusion of a Phenyl group molecule. By including just this one group, it increases the power of Phenylpiracetam 60x and gives it a unique blend of Nootropic-like and Central Nervous System stimulating effects.
Due to the inclusion of the Phenyl molecular group, Phenylpiracetam is capable of passing through the blood-brain barrier much faster and much more efficiently than Piracetam can. Because of this, the active effects of Phenylpiracetam not only kick-in faster but they also remain in the users system much longer. According to research carried out on the supplement, it can remain in the brain and body with a maximum half-life of 5 hours. Furthermore, its stimulant effects loosely resemble those of the amphetamine-based drug Adderall (and other similar drugs). However, the effects of Nootropic-based drugs such as Phenylpiracetam are much safer than their amphetamine-based prescription only medications.
So what are the benefits of taking Phenylpiracetam? All in all, they are much the same as their parent supplement Piracetam, particularly the cognitive enhancements. This is because of how closely they resemble each other (remember, Phenylpiracetam is simply Piracetam with an added Phenyl molecule group). The exact benefits of Phenylpiracetam include increased memory capacity (as well as, occasionally increased memory recall), increased learning capacity, concentration/focus and mental energy. It is an effective supplement to help you think clearer and remove unwanted “brain fog”.
As well as the benefits listed above, Phenylpiracetam has a positive effect on mood and movement – with various studies having been carried out on these effects. Evidence suggests that Phenylpiracetam modulates several different neurotransmitters and receptor sites in the brain, notably Acetylcholine, gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and Dopamine. Of the different neurotransmitters and receptor sites affected, Dopamine is the most critical with regards to movement and mood. As a result of this, Phenylpiracetam has been positively implicated in motion sickness symptoms. Further test (carried out on lab animals) have also shown signs of Phenylpiracetam’s ability to reduce anxiety and fear response, as well as increase locomotor activity.
Phenylpiracetam has a number of other benefits as well, including an increase in the ability to problem solve and to attention-switch in people who suffer from asthenia (a condition that causes lack of muscular strength, fatigue and dizziness) and a reduction in the effects of sleep deprivation. Perhaps the most interesting effect of Phenylpiracetam is its ability to increase the user’s tolerance to cold.
Those that would benefit most from Phenylpiracetam would be athletes and those who have a very busy workload (such as hard working professionals). It would be especially useful as a means for staying both awake and alert, which will be useful for late night revision or night shifts. It would also be beneficial right before a test as a way of staying focused, increasing your mental energy, enhancing your cognitive functions and to clear your mind of outside influences and problems. In fact, a number of students that have taken Phenylpiracetam have actually mentioned that taking even small doses has helped them to think clearer in class, increase their motivation and better their mood when it comes to studying. Finally, students may also find that by using Phenylpiracetam, the stress and anxiety that usually comes when facing an exam is reduced or eliminated, helping them to concentrate better and panic less.
It is also a very effective supplement for athletes. This is mostly as a result of the fatigue reducing effects and the increased stamina, recovery and endurance that the supplement provides. Because of these benefits, Phenylpiracetam is now a popular drug amongst bodybuilders, who tend to include it as part of their pre-workout supplement regime. However, as a result of the benefits Phenylpiracetam provides during sporting activity, it has been banned for use by professional athletes by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
For those interested in intense physical activity or anything else that will generate a lot of extra energy, Phenylpiracetam should be considered. As previously mentioned, it is essentially a safe supplement in that it provides similar benefits to other stimulants without the crash! It does not give its users nervousness or jitters (similar to those who have had too much caffeine) and has a next to no come down period when it wears off, making it safer to use long term.
When initially using Phenylpiracetam, it is recommended that you start with as low an effective dosage as possible. This is typically around about 100mg per day. It is also not recommended that Phenylpiracetam is taken every day, as your body will build up a fast tolerance, as with many drugs or supplements. The best way to take Phenylpiracetam so that you do not build this tolerance is to make a cycle - a few days one week, then a week off, for example. It can be stacked with other supplements such as Sulbutiamine or other Nootropics. Phenylpiracetam is most effective on an as-needed basis, however. This could be before an exam or before a workout that you know is going to be particularly intense - not before every lesson or before every set of push-ups!