Noopept is a brand name the Russian company JSC LEKKO Pharmaceuticals chose for the compound N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester.
Noopept is sometimes classified together with racetams, because it produces similar results and has chemical structure similarities. However, it is not a true racetam due to the fact that it does not have a 2-oxo-pyrrolidine skeleton.
In Eastern Europe, JSC LEKKO Pharmaceuticals markets noopept under a brand name that looks like HOONENT, when converted to English alphabet letters (image from wikimedia commons).
Noopept Effects And Classification
Noopept can be classified as a nootropic or anti-anxiety medication. It can help with various things including:
Improving mental focus.
Improving effective problem solving.
May help you study for longer periods of time.
In addition, noopept may offer help:
As a treatment for ADD/ADHD.
To reduce anxiety.
To wake up and getting going.
To reduce or eliminate panic attacks.
To increase ability speaking to people.
To help treat seasonal affective disorder.
One interesting property is that it can increase a persons ability to speak more easily. In addition there are those who mention that it helps them learn new languages a bit more efficiently.
Noopept may help clear the mind and set a positive mood for spiritual practices. It can help you more easily reduce or push negative thoughts out of your mind, rather than focusing on them.
Effects can be most noticeable if noopept is taken when you feel mentally tired or exhausted. A small number of ADD/ADHD patients may find it helps them in a similar manner as adderall or ritalin do.
Body builders or people who enjoy physical activity will sometimes include noopept as part of their routine because of the stimulation, as well as focus and concentration, it can produce.
Recommended starting dose is about 10 milligrams or less, 1-3 times a day at regular intervals. Some people require larger dose sizes to achieve satisfactory results, but most individuals will probably find 10-20 milligrams an optimal dose size.
Effects may be subtle or pronounced. There are those that feel nothing even when ingested in large doses of over 30 milligrams. If 30 milligrams does nothing for you, it might be best to refrain from use instead of increasing the dose size beyond 30 mg.
Some of those who take noopept can ingest it on a daily basis with no tolerance, and the beneficial properties increase over time. While others will start to notice diminished results after utilizing it on a daily basis.
Noopept is alcohol soluble. For quick and efficient absorption by the body, dissolve it in a small amount of drinking alcohol, 40% or higher, and ingest sublingually (under the tongue).
Combine it with just enough alcohol to completely dissolve it into. Stir it together and put the mixture under your tongue for 30 seconds or longer, then swallow it.
If no alcohol is available, place the powder or whatever form you have, under your tongue and let it be absorbed like that. Some people do this for as long as they can, then swallow whatever is left. Beware the taste is bad to some folks.
It can be put in a capsule and taken with a sip of water but it can take longer to work and not be as potent as when administered via other methods. Intranasal administration as a nasal spray may be even more efficient than mixing with alcohol.
Not addictive or habit forming.
Take on an empty stomach for quickest results.
Can start working in about 5-20 minutes.
Peak effects last about 1-3 hours, sometimes longer.
Possible combinations include:
Caffeine and noopept (increased energy).
Adrafinil and noopept (increased concentration, energy).
Phenibut and noopept (to counteract the sedation of phenibut).
If you respond well to both phenylpiracetam and noopept, you might want to try taking them at the same time to increase the concentration, energy, focus that they both can produce.
Aniracetam and noopept might prove more effective at reducing anxiety than either substance could if alone. Oxiracetam and noopept might help treating ADD/ADHD better than either substance could when ingested alone.
For those who combine noopept with a source of choline to reduce or eliminate headaches, you may obtain increased cognitive results as well by combining it with Alpha GPC.
Prior to utilizing noopept, to be safe discuss it with your physician. On your first attempt it might be the best thing to try working with a small quantity, somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 milligrams or less.
A small dose size will give you an indication of the possible results as well as alerting you to any negative reactions. At small dose sizes, the effects are subtle and some people might not notice anything.
Noopept Warnings, Side Effects
May cause diarrhea.
May cause dry skin.
May cause dry mouth.
May cause vivid dreams.
May cause mental irritability.
May cause ringing in the ears.
A small minority may feel tired, less alert, or something along these lines. Most drugs have a small number of people who respond in the opposite way that the majority do. This is called a paradoxical reaction or paradoxical effect.
Erowid noopept experiences.
Wikipedia noopept page.