Oxiracetam for boosting mental capacity

09/03/2015 Tags: all

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

Oxiracetam is one of the best nootropic substances under the racetam family. It has been associated with numerous benefits including improved cognitive functioning, mental energy, attention span, focus, memory and alertness. It was also identified as an AMPAkine drug due to its ability to stimulate AMPA receptors in the brain leading to better learning and memory recall and formation. Its effects are quite similar to other nootropic drugs under the racetam family (e.g. aniracetam, piracetam, pramiracetam), however, it is considered to be more potent than its parent compound – piracetam. Despite these similarities, it has a host of beneficial effects that are unlike other racetamic agents. For instance, it has a slightly stimulatory property which makes it an effective supplement for better focus and alertness. Moreover, it is known to be water soluble making it easy to take. The body is able to metabolize it easier as well, however, it is critical that you follow the recommended dosage for oxiracetam to prevent adverse events. If you are interested in learning how to use oxiracetam to boost your mental capacity, here are some things you need to know.

How oxiracetam works in improving memory

The exact mechanism of oxiracetam remains to be a mystery.  Studies however suggest that it is able to interfere with the production of glutamate and acetylcholine. Note that acetylcholine plays a role in activating PNS muscles and in maintaining attention in the CNS while glutamate is necessary in maintaining neuronal transmissions, memory formation and learning. It is also known to act as a neuromodulator to increase learning ability and short-term memory recall.

It is also known to act as a memory enhancer through increasing long-term potentiation in the hippocampus. It also helps in improving the efficiency of glutamate release leading to stimulation of the AMPA receptors. Through activating these receptors, a major intermediary protein for memory creation known as protein kinase C is activated. More importantly, it helps in promoting the secretion of acetylcholine in the brain.

Furthermore, it appears that this particular nootropic agent has the ability to facilitate glutamatergic neurotransmission and cholinergic transmission – all of which result to enhanced learning and memory abilities. Note however that it does not have the anxiolytic properties of aniracetam and other similar nootropic agents.

Beneficial effects of oxiracetam

Oxiracetam is a very potent nootropic agent. It can be used alone or stacked with other racetams or nootropic agents for improved potency. It is also known as an ideal study pill for its ability to help in improving memory formation and recall and in exerting stimulatory effects. Other than increasing memory, anecdotal evidence and pre-clinical studies revealed that it helps in improving sensory perception, focus, learning capacity, technical thinking and critical thinking abilities. Numerous studies are currently being undertaken to assess oxiracetam’s ability to treat medical conditions such as dementia, organic solvent abuse, Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders. Some have found this nootropic substance as useful in treating age related degenerative cognitive conditions as it known to exert some powerful neuroprotective mechanisms.

Is oxiracetam effective?

Please note that the effects of oxiracetam vary from one person to another. Hence, you may experience some palpable benefits while others may experience subtle or slight improvements. If this is the case for you, you may try stacking oxiracetam with other potent nootropic substances.

Safety of oxiracetam

Whens used appropriately and in recommended dosages, oxiracetam is relatively safe to use. It has low toxicity and there is little risk for overdose. Some of its side effects include fatigue, headache, and gastrointestinal problems – all of which can be resolved if you lower your intake. We also recommend that you take it with some excellent choline sources such as CDP choline or Alpha GPC to prevent headaches.

Precautionary measures

Since oxiracetam is not recognized as safe for human consumption in most countries, we recommend that you follow some precautionary measures below.

  • Do not exceed recommended dosage.
  • Take oxiracetam as directed by the manufacturer.
  • Take oxiracetam at a lower dose upon initial usage to observe for any untoward reaction to the supplement.
  • Lactating mothers and pregnant women should not take oxiracetam unless otherwise stated by your primary healthcare provider.
  • Individuals suffering from any medical condition must consult your physician to assess if oxiracetam is safe for your use.
  • If you are taking other prescribed or non-prescribed medications, we highly recommend that you ask for your doctor’s advice whether oxiracetam is safe for your use as unwarranted drug interaction may occur.
  • If you experience any side effects from taking oxiracetam, please stop your supplementation.