Noopept is a peptide-derived smart drug that is very similar to nootropics in the racetam family, like aniracetam or piracetam. However, It is much more potent and has a higher Bioavailability.
In the U.S, Noopept is sold legally as a dietary supplement. In several European countries and Russia, it only available with a prescription. It has a number of benefits, Including improved mood, reduced anxiety, and improved overall cognitive performance.
Although it is technically not in the same family as the racetam family as the racetams, it works in a similar way. Noopept works on the NDMA and AMPA receptor sites and their pathways of function. It also has an affinity for the acetylcholine system. This goes a long way in explaining its nootropic effects.
Noopept has also been shown to have an anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effect. This is thought to be caused by Noopept’s ability to stimulate dopamine (specifically D2 and D3) receptor sites and Ach nicotinic receptor sites. Dopamine is known to play a crucial role in motivation, focus, pleasure, and anxiety It may stimulate certain serotonin receptors. Which explains its mood-boosting effects.
Noopept is such a powerful nootropic that it is being investigated as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. It is thought that it may be able to repair damaged cells and receptor sites in the brain that are commonly seen in Alzheimer’s patients. This research is still in its infancy, however
- N-phenylacety-L- polyglycine ethyl ester
Not technically a racetam, but often grouped with them.
- Enhanced memory
- Improved mood
- Reduced anxiety
- Advanced logical thinking
- Increased creativity
- Better overall cognitive performance
Side effects and warnings
The vast majority of noopept users do not experience any side effects. At the recommended dosages. Noopept has been deemed as safe in clinical trials. Symptoms of overdose may include a headache, Insomnia, fatigue, and gastrointestinal problems.
The recommended starting dose for Noopept is 10 Mg, taken up to 3 times daily. Some people report good results with this dosage. Others require a higher dose to experience Noopepts benefits. Up to 40 Mg per dose seems to be safe and effective for most people. You should always start with a low dose and work your way as up as needed.
Some of the effects of Noopept can be felt within a couple of hours after taking it. However, many people report that the full benefits of Noopept don’t appear until a couple until after several weeks of daily use.
Noopept can be taken with or without food. Taking it on an empty stomach may help it to absorb better. However, some people report mild nausea when taking Noopept on an empty stomach. This is easily remedied by taking it with food.
Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea are 2 amazing adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogens work on the entire body and help it function optimally. Because they work in hormones and help the whole body function in a peak state, they are useful for a wide variety of conditions. They are both incredibly powerful and effective. If you try supplementing with them you will be very impressed how well you feel.
They share a lot of similarities, but in general, ashwagandha is more relaxing and Rhodiola is more energizing. The 2 taken together are incredibly synergistic and give you a calm and focused, and very controlled energy throughout the day
A lot of people ask, “which is better, Rhodiola or Ashwagandha”? the answer is honestly apples and oranges. Some people prefer one over the other depending on their own biochemistry or purpose of use. But what we have found is that most people just love the combination of the two together. I will now talk about each of them individually, and then the 2 as a combo.
Let’s start with Ashwagandha. It has been used for thousands of years and there is now a lot of western scientific evidence proving how effective it is.
Here is a basic list of the benefits of Ashwagandha:
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Reduce Depression
- Help people focus and Concentrate
- Increase Physical and Mental Stamina
- Increase Sex Drive, Performance and Satisfaction in both Men and Women
- Improve Memory, Learning, and Cognition
- Improve Muscle Strength, Stamina, and Improve Athletic Performance
- Decrease Inflammation
- Improve Immune System
- Improve Muscle to Body Fat Ratio
- Decrease cortisol (The body’s stress hormone)Increase Testosterone in men and Regulates Female hormones In Women.
In general, Ashwagandha gives you a very calm and peaceful state of mind, While helping your physical body function at a higher level.
Now let’s talk about Rhodiola Rosea:
Rhodiola has been used for thousands of years as well. It was a long-time secret weapon for Russians athletes as it significantly increased their stamina and performance, giving them a huge edge over their American rivals. There was also a famous double-blind study on Rhodiola given to university students. The results were impressive. Rhodiola was shown to improve their mental stamina and focus, improve their physical fitness and improve their moods. It is a great study aid and workout supplement. It is generally better to take during the day as it is very energizing and may affect sleep when taken later
Here is a list of the benefits of Rhodiola Rosea:
- Increase energy (smoother and more stable than caffeine)
- Improve mental focus and concentration
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Reduce depression
- Reduce cortisol (the body,s stress hormone)
- Anti-aging in some studies
- Increased sex drive and performance in both men and woman
- Increased physical performance in sports
- Great study aid
- Improve mood and well-being
As you can see, both Rhodiola and ashwagandha have a very impressive list of benefits. You’ll also see that there is a lot of overlap on the benefits.
But do not make the mistake thinking they are the same. Rhodiola is much more of an energizing supplement and ashwagandha is more relaxing. Taking either can be fantastic as we have seen a lot of positive experience with people taking either. But, again, the most impressive results are from the people who take both together. They work well together inside the body and produce even stronger benefits than either do alone. Many people love the supplement combination for ADHD.
Here are the benefits of ashwagandha and Rhodiola taken together in combination:
- Increase energy (both physical and mental – more controlled and pleasant than caffeine.
- Improve mental focus – a great study aid for test and exams
- Reduce stress and anxiety – Improve mood and sense of well being
- Reduce depression
- Aphrodisiac – Increase sex drive and performance in men and women
- Great athletic support – Take before exercise or sporting event to improve stamina and performance.
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