Aniracetam

What is Aniracetam?

 

Aniracetam (also known as Sarpol, Synaptine Elite, Ampapet, and Memodrin) is a nutritional supplement commonly referred to as a nootropic. Aniracetam is appreciably more potent than Piracetam, but has the same effects including improved memory, cognition, and concentration.

Advocates of Aniracetam purport the nootropic will:

  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Cognition
  • Increase in Awareness
  • Mitigate Emotion
  • Better Confidence
  • Visual Process
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Reduction of Social Phobia

Aniracetam can be purchased easily in pill or powder from here:
Aniracetam Powder Bulk 100 Grams
http://www.smartpowders.com/p-5244-aniracetam-180-grams.aspx

 

What is the best Aniracetam dosage?

Aniracetam, as with most nootropics, affects individuals differently. The recommended daily dose is anywhere from 750mg-4000mg per day. This intake should be taken one to four times daily. Many first time users begin by taking four daily doses of 750mg. The density of aniracetam is 1.24 g/cm3 , which is pretty close to cocaine, caffeine , and piracetam.

Aniracetam should be taken with a choline supplement lest you find yourself in a haze of drowsiness.

Users of Aniracetam generally report prime effectiveness lasting 2 hours from initial ingestion. Subtle cognitive effects persist for approximately 2-4 hours afterwards.

 

How does Aniracetam work?

 

Memodrin provides effects by modulating receptors of Serotonin, Dopamine, and possibly GABA. Aniracetam increases communication between brain hemispheres and affects NDMA and AMPA receptors, both integral in memory creation and recall.

While Aniracetam works similarly to others in the racetam family., it is difficult to quantify the strengths of the various racetam nootopics. While many consider Aniracetam the “strongest” of the family, this may be due to increased levels of potent activity at necessary receptor points. This causes Aniracetam to feel less “subtle” than other nootropics like Piracetam.

Studies are inconclusive on the affects of Aniracetam and acetylcholine production. Some tests provide positive results and show increases in the neurotransmitter. However, other tests show no change in acetylcholine. As such Aniracetam should be taken in conjunction with choline. Acetylcholine has been proven to increase focus and general cognition.


 

History / Studies of Aniracetam

Two known studies have shown positive aniracetam effects cognitive aptitude in healthy test subjects:

Additional studies can be found here:

Modafinil


What is Modafinil?

Modafinil (or provigil) is a drug originally intended for narcolepsy sufferers. Nootropic users have turned to modafinil as it is known to improve:

  • ability to focus in duration and intensity
  • analytic capabilities
  • memory recall and rentention
  • mood and well-being
Sports and fitness enthusiasts are also keen on modafinil supplementation. Provigil provides very capable increases in both aerobic and anaerobic performance enhancement. In one study (link) Modafinil was found to drastically decrease fatigue levels.
Provigil is also used for treatment of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), depression, bi-polar disorder (the depression), cocaine dependence, and opiate dependence. Modafinil is only available in the United States via media prescription.

 

How does Modafinil work?

Modafinil intensifies specific neurotransmitters, most notably dopamine. Additionally, provigil affects histamine agonists, increasing them to keep high levels of wakefulness. Imagine taking an anti-histamine. They make you feel drowsy and out of focus. Modafinil works in the opposite way.

 

Side effects of Modafinil

Asparagus has a reputation for altering the smell and possibly color of one’s urine. Provigil has a similar effect. Studies have been inconclusive in determining the possibility of provigil addiction. However, logic would dictate a supplement affecting dopamine centers involves a possibility of habit forming behavior. Modafinil is a stimulant with positive cognitive and mood effects, and as such the possibility for abuse for must exist, yet caffeine may be similarly addictive.

Other side effects of Modafinil include:

  • increased sweats
  • tremors
  • pain in the back
  • headache
  • nausea
  • dry mouth or cotton mouth
  • anxiety
  • trouble sleeping

Modafinil Dosage

Evidence suggests 600mg is the suggested daily maximum dosage of provigil. Results vary and users are encouraged to find optimal dosage and dosage times. Most people take 100 – 200 mg once or twice daily. Be cognizant not to over supplement with Modafinil as there may be toxicity concerns.

You may also develop a tolerance to Modafinil over time so it is wise to cycle your usage.

 

Modafinil Research

Please review the following research papers for more information on provigil, effects, dosages, and general information.

http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/2004/06000/Effects_of_Acute_Modafinil_Ingestion_on_Exercise.23.aspx 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006295206006976

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