The enhanced lipophilicity of this compound allows to pass more easily into the into the blood stream and this is the reason it has a faster onset of action than some of the other compounds in its class. The potency of Phenylpiracetam, much like other racetam nootropics is gauged against the very first racetam nootropic to which Phenylpiracetam has over 60 times the potency, with added benefits of cold resistance and physical stimulation. In a study it was found that the psychostimulation was moderately strong and even caused some sleep disturbances as a result, so it is advised not to use Phenylpiracetam after the later stages of the day.
When Phenylpiracetam was first discovered in the 1990’s it was primarily researched by the Russians, who attempted to characterize its effects on various cognitive deficiencies commonly found in the elderly. Most of the research focused on treatment with those who suffered senile cognitive decline due to natural causes.6]Muscle weakness or Asthenia was one of the most commonly treated ailments using Phenylpiracetam and now it is used for those suffering low mood and anxiety. Symptoms of low mood in those who had some levels of cognitive deficiency were successfully lifted after administration of 100mg Phenylpiracetam in two doses per day. Further animal studies have shown that in rodents, the measured motor skills were improved with respect to distance and velocity.
How Does Phenylpiracetam Work?
It is thought that Phenylpiracetam will follow a similar pattern to other racetams with an action on the AMPA receptor. Much like the others it is likely to act as a modulator, being able to bind to a separate site on the receptor and modulate its response. As a modulator at this receptor it would act positively to increase excitability and sensitivity to acetylcholine. It is thought that there may also be actions on blood flow to the brain which could explain some of its psychostimulation and other cognitive benefits. An increase in glutamate levels is also extremely likely to be a cause for its stimulating properties.