A scientific fluke or the unlock code for limitless memory?

As a writer, student, programmer or scientist you have once or on several occasions experienced a situation whereby after long working hours your mind feels tired, a situation that leads to general fatigue. You don’t seem to have any new ideas or to comprehend simple concepts as usual. At this point your focus is completely lost and probably all you think about is grabbing ‘that’ nap.

For some people, this situation can last for days, a situation commonly referred to as a ‘ block’. There are many ways of improving concentration, memory and brain functions. Nootropic supplements such as Noopept are being touted as one of the ways out.

Enter Noopept – A Supplement For Memory

Noopept is a class of Nootropics that enhance the brain’s cognitive abilities. It is a legal brand best taken orally. Unlike Adderall, Amphetamine and other brain enhancing substances, it does not cause addiction or withdrawal symptoms. Its pharmaceutical composition is a synthetic nootropic molecule- N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester. It’s similar to Piracetam but has a lower dosage (10 to 30mg per day).

It has been found to have a neuroprotective aspect i.e. it protects the brain from physical trauma, cognitive injury and oxidative stress. According to a study titled ‘Neuroprotective effect of novel cognitive enhancer noopept on AD-related cellular model involves the attenuation of apoptosis and tau hyperphosphorylation’ published in 2014, Noopept was found to exert a protective effect against Aβ25–35-induced toxicity in PC12 cells.

Prolonged use of Noopept results in improved attention span, learning abilities and concentration.

According to research, the product has a wide range of benefits related to memory and cognition;

  • Jacking up your brain power

    This is experienced differently by different people. Others may be able to remember easily or actively participate in a conversation for longer. You are able to focus on things that matter for as long as you wish.

  • A jump in productivity

    Users experience less anxiety and stress even under very demanding situations. It works by flushing out stress causing toxins and oxidants in the brain. This is key to proper decision making and problem solving.

  • A stimulant for the growth of neurons

    The connection of the brain’s right and left hemispheres allows the integration of overall brain functions.

  • A rush of glucose

    It enhances the brain’s glucose metabolism keeping the brain’s energy levels in check while improving sleep at the same time.

In addition, Noopept is easily available in the USA because it is sold as a dietary supplement. It can also be combined with other nootropics to realize a wide range of nootropic benefits.


The catch in it all, however, is that some users have complained of headaches, irritability and vomiting.

At the moment, research on Noopept is ongoing, and no classes of people have been delineated as more vulnerable to the side effects.

tom wells

Co-Founder of Slowfoodnation. Nutrition expert. Ph.D in Food Science and Nutrition.

Tom Wells is the co-founder and main editor for Slowfoodnation. Initially he was actually in the business of computer science, working with websites. But he realized that this alone didn’t exactly fulfill me. So he decided to combine his knowledge in web development with a PhD in a more organic field. He’s an entrepreneur, food-lover and a gym-freak, always on the move.