With battling the cognitive decline in mind, Piracetam was used by scientists as the basis for the development of Noopept in 1996, so it should not be surprising that brain scans show very similar brain function after ingesting the one or the other. 
Noopept is taken in pill, powder or drop form, and acts very fast.
It takes about 7 minutes to reach the bloodstream or the same amount of time it takes you to listen through two of your favorite songs! Listen to three more songs, and you’re ready to rock, and your brain will surely be rocking on this smart drug.
1. Noopept Improves Cognitive Performance And Memory
As soon as it reaches the brain, Noopept (similar to Piracetam) improves the alpha brain waves, which boosts your cognitive performance.
It also increases the production of brain chemicals called NGF and BDNF in the hippocampus.
Researchers hypothesized the increase in the two neurotrophin factors correlates to chronic memory improvement, even though NGF and BDNF are more associated with long-term memory improvement. 
2. Noopept Removes Brain Fog
Additional studies have proven taking Noopept also has a ‘cholinosensitizing’ effect on the brain, making the neuron receptors much more sensitive and reactive to the incoming neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Improved sensitivity to acetylcholine means the brain signals will travel faster, making your mind clear and ready for mental exercise.
3. Noopept Helps With Stress
Along with improved memory and giving you better clarity of mind, Noopept is proven to be a far more effective stress reliever and mood enhancer than Piracetam.
There are many benzodiazepine receptors in the hippocampus, which are directly connected to how your stress level fluctuates. 
The main metabolite of Noopept has been proven to affect the hippocampus in an anxiolytic (anti-stress) manner.
4. Noopept Boosts Focus
There is even some evidence Noopept excites neurons, meaning Noopept can be used as psychostimulant (focus booster) but there haven’t been any conclusive studies on the matter just yet.
5. Noopept May Help With Alzheimer’s
Recent studies show that Noopept is neuroprotective and can help with preventing cells death from amyloid, which is one of the causes of Alzheimer’s. 
More studies have to be done to confirm this.
As you can see, Noopept provides a whole range of benefits.
Since most studies have been done on animals or in test-tube, more research has to be done to confirm the effects on people and assure that supplementing Noopept is safe in the long-term.