I like noopept a lot, I've gotta get some more soon. I quite like piracetam too actually, but it's very subtle, noopept is much more noticeable.
Nootropics seem like drugs to do when you don't wanna do drugs. For me, it feeds into pretty much the same mental construct that a dedicated drug habit creates so I'm not sold on how wise it is to keep doing this.
For me, I'm almost using nootropics to sort of scale down this tendency to really readily fall into addictive patterns... There is some logic if you think about ideas such as conditioning
so I'm not sold on how wise it is to keep doing this. I can consider doing dexamphetamine or phenylpiracetam with similar kinds of motivation, nootropics seem to mainly work as most drugs do by changing one's emotional relationship to the present. Making one feel emotionally better than before. The purported effects of memory and whatnot are probably side effects of a positive lift in mood more than anything significantly neurological. Phenylpiracetam seems to effect dopamine just as most moodlifting drugs do and I'd say that is the primary reason we think these things work.
Yeah those advanced peptides are mega-potent. Interesting about selank, I have had quite a lot of anxiety lately from a combination of tons of real-life stress (from circumstances that will pass but are hard to deal with) and residual destabilization of my GABA system from GHB a year and a half ago plus phenibut/gabapentin/benzos to come off. I'm not dependent anymore but I haven't felt back to normal in terms of anxiety since.
This is also highly suspect. Basically none of Khavinson's research has been replicated outside of his own institute. There seem to be quite a range of peptides out of this institution which allegedly have been used to treat diseases with no other accepted treatment within Western medicine. Indeed, some of them would be almost miracle compounds were their ability to apparently reverse the progression of otherwise incurable genetic diseases to be believed, but even the research itself is highly suspect if you take the time to look through a few of the papers, the methodology and the reaching conclusions. Indeed, basically none of the original research has even been repeated within Russia since it was originally performed!
This to me would be very overstimulating! Armodafinil I find to generally last all day almost at that dose... although towards the end of the day recently I find myself getting a kind of cognitive fatigue, where I'm still "awake" but no longer with the drive to actually apply this energy in any kind of focused way... I guess that loss of the "drive" factor is very similar to what people report from overuse of amphetamines, etc, I really identify also with the other stuff you say about nootropics. For me also one thing I like about nootropics is that they're drugs that I can do often...I've found a decent nootropic stack to be 150mg of armodafinil in the morning and then 300mg alpha gpc/200mg phenylpiracetam at lunchtime- gives me a sort of day long sense of good cheer without being at all intoxicating or with any side effects besides sweating. A bit of anziety towards bedtime though it doesnt effect my sleeping.
I can't say that I ever have. What is that supposed to do?
For sure, that's what we all want for all substances though right? Safe, legal regulation, where regulation means an emphasis on safety and properly quality control rather than what passes for "regulation" in today's world, ie, ban ban ban, demonise, imprison...