What is the Best “Racetam” Nootropic?
I’d like to start by saying there is no single “best” racetam nootropic. Everyone’s brain is different, and everyone has different needs. Because of this, the racetam nootropic which may be best for someone might not be best for someone else. Because of this, I will discuss which racetam nootropic is best depending on what is most important to you specifically. You should read through each category and decide which one fits best for you.
For a more in-depth discussion on the “Racetam” family of nootropics, please consult the Building Brain Power program. Building Brain Power is the first complete workout regimen designed specifically for your brain. The nootropics section of Building Brain Power discusses exactly how each “Racetam” nootropic differs, and provides you with complicated strategies on how to best utilize each one.
Which “Racetam” Is the Strongest?
When I say “strongest”, I mean which racetam nootropic produces the most noticeable effect. Many people take nootropic specifically for the boost to clarity and focus a noticeable feeling provides.
Based on anecdotal evidence and personal experience, Piracetam is the weakest of the 5 racetam nootropics. Many people never report a noticeable feeling, while other people have to take it for weeks before they feel something.
Noopept and Pramiracetam, on the other hand, are much more likely to produce noticeable effects the first time you use them. Increased mental clarity is the best way to describe the feeling. You simply feel “clear” and it is much easier to think. Think of it as the opposite of being hungover. When you are hungover you feel cloudy and deep thought is challenging. When you are on Noopept or Pramiracetam, you feel clear and deep thought is easy.
Aniracetam and Oxiracetam are in the middle. Some people report these nootropics work better for them than Pramiracetam and Noopept. However, more people respond better to Noopept and Pramiracetam, myself included.
If you are looking for a noticeable feeling, I recommend starting with either Noopept or Pramiracetam. If neither of those work then try our Oxiracetam and Aniracetam. Using two racetam nootropics together can also create a synergistic effect.
Which “Racetam” Is the Safest?
All the racetam nootropics are very safe and have a miniscule toxicity. However, for those looking for maximum safety and a minimal chance of side effects, Piracetam is your best choice.
Piracetam is the very first of the racetam nootropics. Because of this it has been studied more extensively than any other one. People have been using Piracetam for close to 30 years without any negative effects caused by long term use. Side effects are very rare.
Some of the other racetam nootropics like Noopept are relatively new. Even though studies reveal them to be completely safe, it is much harder to tell if taking them each day for years is safe. No studies have been done and they haven’t been in circulation for as long.
Furthermore, because Piracetam has the largest recommended dosage compared to the others, it is much harder to measure out a dose which is too large. For example, Piracetam’s recommended dose is between 800 – 2,400mg taken three times per day. Noopept’s on the other hand, is 10-30mg taken three times per day.
For those who measure out their own doses, it is easy to take too much Noopept or Pramiracetam causing negative side effects. This is much harder to do with Piracetam.