Racetams are a class of drugs known for its nootropic effects. Actually, piracetam, one form of racetams, is the “original nootropic.” But what are the main benefits of racetams? Should you consider supplementing them? Check out my full racetams review.
1. Are Racetams safe to use? Are they addictive?
No, none of the racetams have been proven to trigger addictive behavior in animals or humans. If you do decide to take any of the racetams for extended periods of time, you will be at risk of developing a tolerance to the chemicals, so cycle off your racetam every 8 weeks.
2. What should I stack my racetam with?
When looking for compounds to supplement your racetam use, you can’t miss if you combine any kind of racetam with a good choline source like Alpha GPC. In essence, the two compounds will have a synergistic effect on each other, which means the effect of one or the other will be slightly magnified.
3. Are racetams legal?
Yes, racetams are currently legal to buy.In the U.S., for example, the FDA has not approved any of the racetams as a drug or a supplement, yet the government has not exactly banned racetams either. They are not illegal, and there are no legal restrictions on possession and use.
4. How long do effects of the racetams last?
When talking about the longevity of a drug’s effects, the measuring stick usually used is the half-life of a drug. Half-life is the amount of time it takes for the amount or concentration of a drug to drop by one half. Now, let’s take a look at the half-lives of our racetams:
- Piracetam: approximately 5 hours
- Oxiracetam: approximately 8 hours
- Aniracetam: 2-4 hours
- Pramiracetam: 4.5-7.5 hours
- Phenylpiracetam: 3-5 hours
- Coluracetam: 3 hours
- Fasoracetam: approximately 2 hours
Keep in mind, this is the amount of time it takes the concentration of a racetam to drop by 50%. The real effects of the nootropic will usually be slightly more intense in the beginning, and will slowly fade over the mentioned periods of time.
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5. What is the best racetam?
Based on our opinion, the best racetam is piracetam. It is widely available, it provides multiple benefits, and it has been studied and used for many years.
6. What are racetams made of?
Racetams are made of a two-pyrrolidone nucleus, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen. They are synthetic nootropics developed to enhance your cognitive abilities.