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Anyone Tried Piracetam?

Piracetam — "It is a dietary supplement which is claimed to enhance cognition and memory, slow down brain aging, increase blood flow and oxygen to the brain, aid stroke recovery, and improve Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, dementia, and dyslexia, among others.[1] Piracetam’s chemical name is 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide; it shares the same 2-oxo-pyrrolidone base structure with 2-oxo-pyrrolidine carboxylic acid (pyroglutamate).

Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of GABA. It is one of the racetams. Piracetam is commonly prescribed in Europe for a variety of conditions.[citation needed] However, some treat it as a food supplement rather than a drug."

It has had 100’s of studies, and is essentially a side-effect free brain enhancing brain candy. I’m thinking of trying it.

Headhunter, check out the thread “Brain Function Boosters” if you already haven’t.

This, along with the other racetams, along with about every other nootropic and cognitive enhancer is discussed thoroughly in that thread.

Its here in the Supplements and Nutrition Forum.

look here for extensive discussion of brain boosters.