A review on the benefits of Fasoracetam

16/03/2015 Tags: all

Please note: This article is for informational purposes only. We do not encourage intake of fasoracetam or any nootropic agents. Any undesirable effects from intake of this nootropic substance are sole responsibility of the user.

Fasoracetam was initially created to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Anecdotal and preclinical studies revealed that this neuro-enhancing drug may be effective as an anxiolytic and anti-depressant agent. Recent studies also show that it is a promising treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Considering that fasoracetam is relatively less known as compared to other nootropic agents, it is a very potent one. Numerous benefits were associated with fasoracetam supplementation. In this article, we will provide a deeper understanding of fasoracetam benefits and how it exerts these beneficial effects.

What is fasoracetam?

Fasoracetam is initially created to treat individuals suffering from symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, it is now being portrayed as a very potent nootropic agent with unique mechanism of actions. Basically, this nootropic agent belongs to the racetam family. It is one of the successors of piracetam, albeit the stronger one. Similar to its parent compound, it contains a pyrrolidine nucleus on its chemical structure. It is also able to provide its users benefits similar to what piracetam could give although at much lower doses.

How does fasoracetam exerts its beneficial effects?

This specific nootropic agent works in several ways.  It has demonstrated a noteworthy ability to increase the amount of GABA b receptors in the brain without affecting 5HT-2 and adreno receptors. This indicates that fasoracetam is able to exert its beneficial effects without causing the user to build tolerance to the drug. As such, you may use fasoracetam continuously without worrying that its potency will decrease. This specific ability makes it an ideal anti-depressant as many anti-depressants nowadays lead to many undesirable side effects (e.g. suicidal thoughts, impotency).

Fasoracetam further works through increasing the levels of acetylcholine in specific brain areas such as hippocampal region and cerebral cortex via high affinity choline uptake. Increasing the levels of acetylcholine in these brain regions have been shown to improve learning capacity and memory as acetylcholine is critical to memory and learning facilitation. These brain areas also play an important role in memory storage, formation, retention, organization and recall. Therefore, through increasing the levels of acetylcholine in the brain, these abilities will be greatly improved.

What are the benefits of fasoracetam?

Numerous benefits have been associated with fasoracetam use. Primarily, it is associated with better memory. As shown in one animal study, fasoracetam is able to repair scopolamine induced amnesia demonstrating its ability to improve memory. It is able to provide an intellectual boost to individuals who need it and unlock one’s great potential. Fasoracetam enhances intelligence fluidity leading to better recall, memory formation, organization and retrieval.

Fasoracetam was also associated to prevent learned helplessness amongst animals. In one study, it was revealed that rats that were administered with fasoracetam remained active when submersed in water while those that were not given drowned. Further brain studies on these animals revealed that fasoracetam were able to increase the amount of GABA receptors in the brain, aggression, energy and perseverance. This study only demonstrates that fasoracetam may be effective in promoting motivation amongst its users. Users’ accounts on their experiences while under the influence of fasoracetam corroborate these study results stating that they feel highly motivated in doing certain activities which they normally find tedious, time consuming and difficult.

Anecdotal evidence and user reports show that fasoracetam helps in boosting mood, eliminating anxiety and prevent procrastination. It has been associated with better motivation and mental clarity. More importantly, it may be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and ADHD.

Why use fasoracetam?

Although fasoracetam is not as popular as piracetam and other known nootropic agents, you may want to try this nootropic agent as it is very potent. Its potency is even considered to be comparable with sunifiram and noopept. Second, your brain will never develop tolerance with fasoracetam. You may use it continuously as your last dosage intake is likely to be effective as your initial intake. Hence, you may opt not to cycle fasoracetam. In addition, fasoracetam is not addictive as it does not influence your monoamine neurotransmitters (e.g. dopamine, epinephrine, serotonin).

Is fasoracetam safe to use?

Generally, fasoracetam is safe to use. No studies have shown any severe side effects with fasoracetam intake, nonetheless, note that it is not yet approved for human consumption or as a vitamin or supplement. Some mild side effects associated with fasoracetam supplementation is headaches. You may be able to prevent this side effect by stacking fasoracetam with any excellent choline source.


Fasoracetam is a very effective drug. It has numerous beneficial effects that range from improving your memory and mood to preventing procrastination. More importantly, it does not cause tolerance and is non-addictive. Hence, you may want to use it on your daily nootropic stack.