Noopept is a powerful synthetic nootropic with proven cognitive enhancement and neuroprotective properties.
Its effects and mechanisms of action are similar to those of piracetam, but Noopept has a different chemical structure and is not technically a racetam.
Like piracetam, Noopept enhances cognition, provides significant neuroprotection, and has both stimulant and anti-anxiety properties. The most significant differences between the two are relative strength and speed of action; Noopept is approximately 1,000 times more potent than piracetam, and it is absorbed more rapidly.
Noopept also appears to work faster and last longer than piracetam, and may have fewer undesirable psychostimulatory effects.
Many users say they can feel the effects of Noopept within an hour of ingestion.
Noopept was developed in Russia in the mid-1990s and continues to be used there as a prescription treatment for a variety of cognitive disorders, including traumatic brain injury, cerebral vascular insufficiency, and age-related cognitive decline.