Racetams are a class of drug or supplement that has been shown to improve cognitive ability. There are many different racetam drugs and they are all synthetic, meaning they don’t occur naturally in nature and have to be made in a lab. Despite this, these supplements are extremely safe and nontoxic to humans.
Racetams work by stimulating the flow of neurotransmitters in the brain. Racetams have been used for treating dementia, post concussion syndrome and depression.
There aren’t a lot of studies done on these supplements but there benefits range from preventing blood clots, to reducing anxiety and aggression and improving memory.
Most people start off with Piracetam and take about 2-4 grams in the morning. Personally, I think it works best on an empty stomach. Anecdotal reports describe increased visual acuity, improved concentration and reduced irritability. Manufacturers suggest to take racetams with a choline source such as eggs or a choline supplement.
The basic, most popular racetam drugs include piracetam, oxiracetam, aniracetam, phenylpiracetam, coluractetam, fasoracetam and pramiracetam.
Racetams are not well known to the general public. Like any supplement, it’s up to you to make your own decision whether you take it or not. Speaking from experience, these are great supplements that can change your life.
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