Welcome to the Big & Dandy Nootropics Thread
Piracetam: the most well-known original smartdrug
Nootropics, also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, and cognitive enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that are purported to improve mental functions such as cognition, memory, intelligence, motivation, attention, and concentration
Note this before replying in the thread: The inventor of piracetam thought nootropics should have the following characteristics, please don't stretch the definition you use too much :
1. They should enhance learning and memory.
2. They should enhance the resistance of learned behaviors/memories to conditions which tend to disrupt them (e.g. electroconvulsive shock, hypoxia).
3. They should protect the brain against various physical or chemical injuries.
4. They should increase the efficacy of the tonic cortical/subcortical control mechanisms.
5. They should lack the usual pharmacology of other psychotropic drugs (e.g. sedation, motor stimulation) and possess very few side effects and extremely low toxicity.
Please note that Bluelight's Healthy Living forum covers discussion of supplement stacks. PD only wishes to focus on cognition enhancement as an extension of consciousness expansion. We also aim to discuss the combination of nootropics with psychedelics or even other drugs, and their (potential) interactions.
Refer to HL to supplement your general discussion of vitamins and other additive nutrients.
Also please note that we do not allow discussion of branded psychoactive products, or formulas in PD (unless it pertains to FDA approved pharmaceuticals - different DXM products for example), so just list the major active principles in your product if you have some formulated pill. If you do not know which ingredients matter and which don't, just list all of them.
Wikipedia nootropic page
The Big & Dandy Psychedelics and Nootropics Interaction Thread
Psychedelics as Nootropics
Subthreads (please use them):
i wasn't sure wether this should go to PD or OD, so feel free to move
i started taking piracetam yesterday (took 4800mg yesterday and today, will take 2400mg daily from now on) and i will start with DMAE next month. most i've read about piracetam was somewhat positive, others say it didn't do anything (i have to add that i think those people took 800mg once and didn't feel anything after 60 minutes so they figured it doesn't work)
i'm also taking fish oil (1320mg omega-3 fatty acids daily)
i'd like to know if anyone has been taking nootropics in general daily and noticed any non-placebo effects. please share what you have been taking for how long and how you benefit from it. i'm not sure if i can get it but i thought about taking hydergine too. for me, piracetam is available so far, but maybe someone knows a better supplement from the *cetam group or whatever.
i guess we all agree that we don't operate on our full potential.. i think i am somewhat smart, but i have memory problems and trouble focusing (not due to excessive drug use) - i really hope that it will bring some improvement for me as far as learning/cognitive functions/memory/etc go.
please note that this thread isn't limited to piracetam, but it seems to be the most common nootropic. nootropics+tryptamines or whatever should go into another thread - this one is for 'increasing your intellect' only
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