The Racetam family of biochemicals consists of a number of potent nerve tonics and cognitive enhancers. The Aniracetam is a fat-soluble molecule of this family known for its effects on the nervous systems such as enhancing the memory and improving holistic thinking, focus and concentration abilities. The chemical structure of the molecule is similar to pyrrolidone. It is not made by the human body but when taken as a supplement it helps the body make choline which is one of the most important nerve protective chemicals found in the body. It not only helps strengthen and repair the nerves but also enhances the abilities of individual nerve cells resulting in an overall enhanced brain power.
The known sources of Aniracetam are fish oils, especially salmon oil. Its effectiveness as a cognitive enhancer and nerve tonic was acknowledged as long ago as 1500 AD but at that time the active agent was not known. The chemical was isolated in the purified form in the late 20th century and since then it is regarded as some of the most valuable members of the racetam family. The chemical is one of the most abundantly used racetams across and Europe and America.
Mode of Action
Aniracetam acts by positively modulating some of the excitatory receptors of the brain otherwise known as the AMPA receptors. The effect hence is the continued stimulation of the brain resulting in elevated thinking and analytical abilities of the brain. Upon permanent use, it can result in a constant heightened mental ability and memory power resulting in better cognitive functions. As the chemical is a stimulant, the effects onset shortly after the intake and last up to 4 hours after the use. It also helps the nerves extend the permanent connections resulting in a permanent increase in mental ability when used constantly for long times. Effects As with general stimulants like caffeine and nicotine, it increases the general level of activity of the body and the brain. The most prominent effects include
- Elevated functionality of the brain
- Better ability to focus on complicated matters especially when the brain is fatigued like after being awake and working constantly for over 18 hours.
- Prolonged use can enhance general brain abilities and even IQ
- Helps the brain repair itself resulting in better brain working in elderly people especially post-menopausal women
Being fat-soluble the chemical needs to be ingested with fatty acids when taken as a food supplement orally. The effects of the chemical on the nervous system start appearing after 10 minutes of consumption and highest level is attained in about 30 minutes which can last from 2 to 4 hours varying from person to person. Even though it is a stimulant, it is not addictive and the effects are different from the mainstream stimulants, the body does not feel cravings when the substance is not in the blood. For best results, it is recommended to be used 2 to 3 times a day.