What is Noopept and its benefits
The cognitive enhancer Noopept (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester) is around 1000 times stronger than piracetam [R]. Piracetam improves the early stage of the process of memory, while Noopept also improves the consolidation and retrieval stages of memory. It’s anti-anxiety, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and prevents neurotoxicity from amyloid excess while also improving blood flow.
Noopept crosses the blood-brain barrier and is then broken down into cycloprolylglycine, which reaches peak concentrations within 7 minutes in rats. In humans, no cycloprolylglycine has been found, and it takes longer to hit the peak.
Benefits of Noopept
1) Noopept Improves Memory And Cognition
Rats receiving Noopept improved one-session learning, while after repeated administration the number of successful learners increased among those who failed initial training. Thus, Noopept improves memory and prevents amnesia.
2) Noopept Improves Anxiety
In rats, cycloprolylglycine (produced in the brain from Noopept) reduced anxiety, suggesting that anxiety and memory are regulated together.
3) Noopept Helps With Emotional Balance (after vascular or traumatic brain injuries)
In a clinical trial of 53 patients with emotional sensitivity (after vascular or traumatic brain injuries) over 56 days, Noopept (10 mg x2 per day) performed significantly better than piracetam (400 mg x3 per day).
Noopept improved anxiety, irritability, mood, energy, apathy, sleep disturbances, daytime drowsiness, and headache, some of it within the first week.
4) Noopept Prevents Stress
In rats, Noopept decreased the activity of stress-induced proteins (MAPK). Drugs against these same proteins have therapeutic potential as cancer inhibitors.
5) Noopept Improves Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s
In test tube-based studies, Noopept was neuroprotective and prevented cell death from amyloid toxicity, which is the cause of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s symptoms.