THE RACETAM FAMILY
WHAT ARE RACETAMS?
Racetam Nootropics have been around since the late 1960’s and the Racetam family have been used to improve memory, cognitive function performance, improve concentration and clarity of thought as well as overall brain health.
There are various types of Racetam Nootropics that have been developed. Piracetam was the first in the family and stands as the oldest and well known with in this Nootropic group. Since Piracetam was first developed, an increasing number of Racetams have been discovered and developed these include: Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, Pramiracetam and Noopept are the main derivatives but there are others out there.
HOW DO RACETAMS WORK?
Each one of the Racetams “Piracteam, Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, Pramiracetam and Noopept” have a direct impact on the Glutamate receptors hidden within the brain. The main two types of Glutamate receptors being AMPA and NDMA. Glutamate acts as a neurotransmitter within the brain relaying information around the brain as needed. By binding to the receptor sites the Racetams it in turn assists in learning and memory formation as well as muscle coordination and other important neurological functions.
Piracteam, Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, Pramiracetam and Noopept also have a direct impact on Cholingeric receptors which are known to bind to Acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is another well known neurotransmitter complimenting cognitive function and aiding in memory recall. The Acetylcholine binding process results directly in an increase in alertness and sensory perception. It is thought that if there has been damage to your Cholingeric receptors this can have memory recall implications and has been linked to Dementia and other brain impairment conditions.
KNOWN BENEFITS OF PIRACTEAM, ANIRACETAM, OXIRACETAM, PRAMIRACETAM AND NOOPEPT
• Improved Memory Capacity
• Accelerated Learning
• Improved concentration
• An Increase Focus & Attention
• Improved Reflexes
• Enhanced Sensory Perception
• Some Can Give A Better Mood/Less Anxiety
People do experience other positive effects but these are the most documented. The effectiveness can also vary dependant on the person taking the supplement, as it seems everyone’s brain chemical makeup is different meaning that some people experience a stronger effect than others. If you are in the lower bracket all is not lost as these supplements are built to stack to increase there overall effectiveness and it is good practise when you take any of Piracteam, Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, Pramiracetam and Noopept that you should also take a choline supplement to counter act the increased usage of Acetylcholine in your brain.
WHAT ARE CHOLINE SUPPLEMENT’S?
Choline can be found naturally in many foods such as Beef, Eggs, Nuts, Cauliflower and some beans and is essential for the body to stay healthy.
Choline is a precursor to Acetylcholine and is extremely important to maintain healthy cognitive functions. Your body needs enough choline to convert into Acetylcholine to keep your brain healthy and working efficiently. CDP-Choline and Alpha GPC and DMAE are all good sources of Choline and can be taken with any of the Racetam family to help with maximum effectiveness.
Stacking choline with a race tam(s) can help prevent side effects such as headaches and drowsiness which are usually caused by the increased usage of choline in the brain and the levels of choline not being maintained sufficiently. We always recommend stacking any Racetam with a Choline supplement to ensure your brain can maintain Choline levels and work efficiently without side effect.
Racetams are considered to be a safe way of increasing your brain activity and cognitive functions with little or no side effects. It has even been said that taking Racetams is safer than having salt on your food.