Aniracetam is in the racetam family, but it’s substantially different from the classic piracetam. Both are cognitive enhancers. However, aniracetam deals more with boosting creativity and lowering anxiety/depression than it does with enhancing your mental focus.
That’s not to say that it doesn’t enhance your mental focus, but in general, nootropic users delve into aniracetam for the mood enhancement and creativity effects.
Initial effects from aniracetam
Unlike other nootropics, many users start to see the benefits from aniracetam within just a few days. If you’re in this group, you may notice that your anxiety has been lowered, and if you were depressed, you’ll feel more “able” to take on the world.
Many users report that the effects from aniracetam are very prominent. With other nootropics, it’s more of a subtle progression, but with aniracetam, users report feelings similar to a traditional stimulant and a mild psychedelic combined.
With this comes creativity. Users report that aniracetam “unlocks” the creative spark, and because it has reduced their anxiety and depression, they can actually take action on that spark, nursing it into a raging inferno of expression.
Long term effects from aniracetam
Most users report the noticeable short term effects begin to subside after a couple of weeks. However, once the initial effects taper out, you will start to notice that your memory is better. You’ll be able to remember small things that would have previously gone in one ear and out the other.
The creativity spark doesn’t die down necessarily, but users report that you “get used to it”. It’s sort of like how if you start a prescription medication, for the first few days, the effects will be noticeable. But after a while, you’ll get used to them. That’s not to say that the effects aren’t there – you’re just accustomed to how the medicine makes you feel.
Aniracetam is the same way.
Aniracetam is fat soluble, which means that you must take it with a food that has fat in it. It doesn’t have to be a full meal, but you’re going to always want to take it with milk (or some other drink) over water. If you don’t, you’ll experience negative side effects, which are covered further down this page.
Aniracetam has a half life of around three hours, which means that you will want to break your dosage up into two or three doses to get you through the day.
As far as the actual amount, it varies from person to person. 3g per day is considered the max. 1g – 1.4g is considered normal, and 400mg is considered on the low side.
We recommend starting with 400mg daily and seeing how you feel. Remember, the initial effects of aniracetam should appear after a few days after beginning your regimen. So if you don’t notice anything from 400mg, increase the dosage until you do feel something.
Aniracetam doesn’t work for everyone, but if it does, it’s one of the best nootropics. The effects are some of the strongest, and because it’s a nootropic, you don’t get the negative effects that you’d get from a regular drug.
Who should take aniracetam?
- People suffering from social anxiety or clinical depression
- Artists who are having trouble getting started on their newest projects
- Anyone interested in finding the “best” nootropic
Negative side effects of aniracetam
As with all nootropics, humans can handle high levels of aniracetam without any negative side effects. The most important thing is taking each dose with some fat. If you don’t, you may experience headaches or nausea, similar to if you were to take Tylenol or Advil on an empty stomach.
Overall, aniracetam is one of the more unique nootropics, and if you’re interested in improving yourself, it’s something that you should try. You can stack aniracetam with other nootropics like choline and piracetam for even greater effects – just don’t go over 3g per day.
Compared to other nootropics, the price is relatively cheap, so if you’re after more creativity and a more positive outlook on life, you can order some today without breaking the bank. (Starving artist and all that, right?)