Phenylpiracetam: Benefits, side effects and risks

11/03/2015 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 relatively safe for both animal and human use. It offers a host of benefits from neuroprotection, cognitive enhancement, mood regulation to physical ability enhancement. However, more potent ones tend to have side effects. Phenylpiracetam is one of the strongest nootropic compounds available today. It is even said to be 60 times more powerful than its parent compound – piracetam. Despite having similar structure with piracetam, it offers unique psychostimulatory effects.

What are the benefits of phenylpiracetam?

Phenylpiracetam helps in improving memory, recall, attention and learning. It works through increasing your brain’s ability to uptake choline. Note that choline is responsible for memory formation and recall, hence, increasing levels of choline in the brain may help in improving your memory. Many users swore that it helps in increasing their memory retention to intricate concepts and details enhance their attention span, prevents distraction and fatigue when doing mentally exhausting activities. It also helps in increasing user concentration, overall alertness and decrease anxiety levels. Moreover, it is said to help in an individual’s ability to interact and communicate better.

Athletes can also benefit from phenylpiracetam use as it can help in boosting not only their focus but also their energy. It also helps in increasing reaction time, recovery, endurance, and perceptual awareness during physically exhausting activities. It is useful to increase tolerance against pain and cold primarily due to its ability to improve the body’s overall response to stress. Moreover, not only will phenylpiracetam help in improving your mental and physical abilities, it is known to help in increasing productivity and motivation levels as well. The novel characteristics of phenylpiracetam make it one of the strongest nootropic substance available today.

Is phenylpiracetam safe to use?

Similar to most nootropic agents, pehnylpiracetam is relatively safe to use. It has low toxicity hence; most users can tolerate it with limited reports of side effects which are usually mild. There are some important precautionary measures to remember when taking this supplement. You may also take several steps to prevent any of its undesirable side effects.

What are the side effects of phenylpiracetam?

Common side effects of phenylpiracetam include the following:

  • Headaches (most common)
  • Nausea
  • Irritability (anxiety)
  • Nervousness
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance (upset stomach, diarrhea)

When should I use phenylpiracetam?

If you are a student, a known output obsessed worker or someone who just needs a boost on your productivity, then, phenylpiracetam is the right nootropic agent for you. It is a great study pill for students for their last night cramming sessions or  for those who need to stay fully alert and awake for studying or finishing a long due paper or project. You may use it before a scheduled examination to improve your mental energy, learning capacity, memory and recall. Anecdotal evidence also revealed that it can help in increasing one’s mood and overall motivation. More importantly, it helps in relieving anxiety and stress, hence, it is one of the few nootropic substance to help you during a big, hard, upcoming examination.

Phenylpiracetam can also be used by athletes to reduce stress, remove negative effects (mental and physical exhaustion) brought about by tough training and improve overall endurance capabilities, stamina and recovery. As it is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), we suggest that athletes supplement with it during trainings as a pre-workout supplement.

Generally, phenylpiracetam can be taken by those who are interested in increasing their mental and physical energy levels. This supplementary energy has no amphetamine-like side effects such as a sudden bout of depression, crash, jitteriness, anxiety, let alone nervousness when its effects wear off. As such, phenylpiracetam is relatively safer to use.

Precautionary measures

Despite being identified as having low toxicity and safe for human use. We would like to reiterate that certain precautions must be considered when taking phenylpiracetam or any other nootropic substance. First, we recommend that you take phenylpiracetam on its recommended dosage to avoid the aforementioned side effects. If you experience any undesirable, severe symptoms, stop taking phenylpiracetam and consult a doctor. Also, we suggest that lactating or pregnant mothers, individuals suffering from any medical condition or is taking some medications (either prescribed or non-prescribed drugs) consult with their primary healthcare provider.

On your first intake of phenylpiracetam, it is important that you take a small dose to evaluate how your body reacts on it. Note that the effects of phenylpiracetam or any other nootropic agents vary from one person to another. Please understand that long-term intake leads to tolerance. Hence, you might want to cycle phenylpiracetam taking a week off or a few days off this nootropic agent in a week.