Phenylpiracetam: A powerful nootropic for cognitive and physical abilities enhancement

04/03/2015 Tags: all

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

Nootropic agents are taken by users to improve cognitive functioning including attention, memory, focus, learning capacity, critical thinking skills and many more. The additional motivation, alertness, improved sleep or better moods are just some of the additional perks that most noots offer. However, what if we tell you that some of these neuro enhancing drugs has the ability to improve your stamina and tolerance during physical activities? Or improve your ability to work on stressful situations? Well, if you want to improve both your physical and mental performance, you might want to take a look on one of the strongest nootropic on our list – phenylpiracetam.

What is phenylpiracetam?

Phenylpiracetam ((RS)-2-(2-oxo-4-phenylpyrrolidin-1-yl) acetamide) was originally developed in Russia to improve the work capacity of astronauts and military. When the world has caught up on its ability to improve one’s skills and endurance, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decided to put it on their list of prohibited substances. Athletes are now banned on using it to gain a competitive advantage over other athletes. In 2003, it was identified as a prescription drug in Russia for improving the physical and cognitive skills of patients suffering from memory and somatic problems.

Primarily, phenylpiracetam is a modified, improved rather, version of piracetam. It also has similar structure to its parent compound and other piracetam derivatives such as nefiracetam and aniracetam. The only structure that differentiates it from piracetam is its phenyl ring. This molecule group was added in the structure as it is said to potentiate the effects of the original structure making it 60 times more powerful than phenylpiracetam’s parent compound. It is known to afford this noortopic substance’s unique nootropic and stimulating effects. More importantly, it allows the substance to easily pass through the blood brain barrier (BBB).

How does it work?

The mode of action of phenylpiracetam remains unclear. Recent studies however tried to explain how it works and how its mechanism differs from the rest of the piracetam derivatives. First and foremost, this substance can be divided into two enantiomers – the S- and R- enantiomers. Expert revealed that the S- enantiomer has an anticonvulsant action and is actually responsible to leviteractam’s anticonvulsant capabilities. It was also discovered that the R- enantiomer is responsible for improved memory, anti-depressant activities and better locomotor capabilities (such as enhanced motor coordination and muscle strength) through increasing the density of numerous receptors and chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NDMA), nicotinic acetylcholine and GABA – all of which are involved in memory enhancement and overall cognitive processing.

What are the benefits phenylpiracetam offers?

For starters, phenylpiracetam have similar effects with its parent compound – piracetam. Some of these similar beneficial effects are related to the neurological enhancing benefits of phenylpiracetam. These benefits include faster memory recall, increased memory capacity, faster learning abilities, increased concentration, better focus and enhanced mental energy. Anecdotal evidence also shows that phenylpiracetam is one of the best nootropic agents to prevent or eliminate what we all know as “brain fog”.

There are a lot of studies showing that it is able to help in improving motor skills and mood. Well, we cannot discount these benefits primarily that it influences some of our brain’s receptor sites and essential chemicals – all of which are known to influence both mood and movement. This is the reason why phenylpiracetam can help decrease fear, anxiety, motion sickness whilst increase locomotor activities.

Most recent and ongoing studies also show that phenylpiracetam offers a myriad of effects including increasing problem solving abilities and increasing attention-switching capabilities of individuals diagnosed with asthenia. It has been shown to be effective in possibly treating a host of medical conditions such as epilepsy, encephalopathy, stroke, glaucoma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Some users also revel on its ability to increase their tolerance to cold.

Phenylpiracetam is a very effective supplement for athletes and anybody who has tough physical needs for their jobs (e.g. trainers, bodybuilders). You can say that it is a stress reducing agent helping eliminate some negative effects of tough working conditions while enhancing your endurance, stamina and recovery. Bodybuilders have been using it as a pre-workout supplement.

Safety of phenylpiracetam

Similar to most nootropic agents, phenylpiracetam is relatively safe for human consumption. It has low toxicity and no severe adverse reaction or side effect has been reported upon ingestion. However, we strongly advise that you take this nootropic agent on its recommended dosage. Since it is a powerful nootropic substance, you must supplement in as low as 100 mg a day. Note that you may develop tolerance if you take it on a long term basis, hence, we recommend that you cycle it.