I can personally say that piracetam helps my memory and increases the speed at which I process information. Most apparent when combined with hydergine
and/or huperzine-A. Haven't tried oxiracetam or any other -racetams. Most of these chemicals have a synergy with each other, meaning you get more out
of taking two or three at once than the sum of the effects of each individual chemical.
If I recall correctly, piracetam is used in the UK to help delay the onset of Alzheimer's.
Bulknutrition.com sells all these chems and in bulk (they are generally safe and non-toxic and you can just scoop a bit into your OJ in the morning to
take them, that's what I did - bought a kilo of raw piracetam). At least they did at one point. I haven't looked in a while. But yeah nootropics have
some very real effects.
Perhaps the most drastic effect I and others have noticed is the intense and often unstable potentiation of recreational drugs. Seriously, BE CAREFUL.
Especially with stimulants and psychedelics. Not the best idea to combine them, you almost certainly will end up waaaayyyy more intoxicated than you
Edit: I also recommend Pregnenolone. It's always a good idea to take some DMAE and/or acetylcholine supplements when using nootropics. Maybe take some
5-HTP (these last three chemicals are precursors to neurotransmitters which will be "used up" faster when on nootropics).
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