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Noopept 101


Noopept Powder

Noopept Powder

Noopept is a white powdery substance that is in a class of its own. Although it is very similar to racetam nootropics’, it is not technically a racetam.  It was first developed in Russia, where it was prescribed to protect brain neurons and to help improve cognitive function¹.

How Does it Work

Through research and studies it was found that Noopept is absorbed in the GI tract(gastrointestinal tract), where it then enters into circulation. It also penetrates your blood brain barrier in an unaltered state².  It has also been said that it takes as little as 15 minutes to reach the brain after taking it.

Benefits and Uses

Now that we know how it works, let’s take a closer look at the uses and benefits of Noopept. As we stated earlier its primary use was to help with cognitive functions but it also provides a bunch of other useful benefits.

It has been proven to help some people with the following:

  • Enhancing Memory
  • Learning Ability
  • Increased Verbal Acuity
  • Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Increasing NGF(Nerve Growth Factor)
  • Improving Focus and Concentration
  • Improving Motivation

Aside from the benefits listed above, studies have also shown that it may also be effective for people with Alzheimer’s, strengthening the immune system, preventing types of amnesia, and to help relieve headaches.


Research has shown that Noopept is over 1,000 times more potent than piracetam³. With this in mind, it is important to stick with and take the manufacturer’s recommended dosage. First time users are recommended to start at lowest dosages. Typically this is about 5 mg – 10 mg. Now if you are unfamiliar with your measuring units a milligram is a very small amount. So if your Noopept is in powder form instead of capsules it is recommend to have a sensitive weighing scale. However, most suppliers will include a 10 mg measuring scoop which make getting the right amount easy. User you have taken it for a while sometimes will up their dosage to anywhere between 10 mg – 40 mg a day. As with any supplement it is important to check with a doctor first.

Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breast feeding

Possible Side Effects

As with anything you take there is a possibility for some side effects. The good thing about Noopept and nootropics in general is that they have a very low toxicity. In results this leads to very little side effects or interactions. However, there have been very rare occasions of allergic reactions.

Other side effects that have been noted(usually associated with higher dosages):

  • Tired feeling
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Nausea

Some people recommend taking it with a choline source to help deter from any side effects.


The laws surrounding Noopept and nootropics in general vary from country to country. Currently, Noopept is not regulated in the United States. Other countries like Sweden and Finland they are regulated and may be banned. It’s best to check with your supplier before ordering.


Noopept appears to be a very potent and effective nootropic. At the current price point it competes with other well know racetams on the mark. I will be doing my own review of it shortly so check back again soon to read about my experience. If you are interested in purchasing some, check out these guy – Peak Nootropics


  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12660828
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10977920
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12596521

If you still have some questions or concerns you may want to read through the original 3 page Noopept Russian manufacturer insert here.

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