As you can tell by the name, phenylpiracetam is very similar to piracetam. The only difference is the addition of a phenyl group, which is a cyclic groups of atoms that have the the formula C6H5.
With this additional phenyl group comes slightly different properties. You can expect the same ones you would from piracetam, but you also get stimulatory (both mental and physical) effects.
A stimulant, you say?
With most nootropics, the benefits are subtle. You go through your day as you usually would, and you only really notice that you’re operating at a higher level if you reflect on yourself in the moment.
Phenylpiracetam is a little bit different. The point of it is to stimulate you. The amount of stimulation will vary from person to person. Some claim that they were able to drop the adderall and only use phenylpiracetam, whereas others weren’t sure if the “stimulating effect” was just placebo.
The drug only came to the us in the early 1990s, and because of this, not a whole lot of conclusive research has been done on it. The only real “proof” we have of the stimulating effect is the fact that there are thousands upon thousands of reports on it causing insomnia in those who are prone to insomnia. You know, the people who can’t drink coffee past 4 PM or they won’t go to sleep until 4 AM.
This lack of scientific evidence shouldn’t turn you off to the nootropic as a whole. Very few nootropics aside from good ol’ piracetam have had extensive research conducted on them. If you’re looking for a more natural way to stay awake, phenylpiracetam should be next on your list.
What will I experience when I’m stimulated?
Increased stamina and power
- Ability to work for longer without needing breaks (this can be a physical activity like running, or a mental activity like reading a boring textbook)
- Potential lack of appetite – not because of the phenylpiracetam, but rather because you’re focused on other, more important things
How much phenylpiracetam do I take for stimulatory effects?
Between 100mg and 300mg. It’s such a wide range because everyone reacts differently to it. Some will notice extremely stimulatory effects at 100mg, whereas others won’t feel anything at 300mg.
Going over 300mg will not help you. It’s sort of like going over the prescribed dose of adderall – you’ll get the jitters and stay up for longer, but it won’t do anything to actually help you focus.
How often should I take it?
A smart strategy with nootropics is preparing your doses beforehand, and then taking them throughout the day. However, a lot of people get annoyed with nootropics like piracetam because the half life is only 2 to 3 hours. This means that after 2 to 3 hours, the compound has been eradicated from your body, and you have to redose to experience any effects.
Phenylpiracetam is nice because the half life can be up to five hours for new users. This means that really, you only need to take it twice – once when you wake up and once halfway through the day. You can skip it at night because even if you fall asleep easily, a fresh dose of phenylpiracetam can easily keep you awake, and you probably don’t need to be stimulated for your late night activities – reading, watching TV, etc.
You can time your doses when you need a “boost”. Phenylpiracetam is absorbed quickly, which means that when you take it, you experience the stimulatory effects almost instantly. They might not be noticeable if you take it while in a normal state, but if you’re tired or fatigued, it will definitely help.
How To Take Phenylpiracetam Effectively
Treat phenylpiracetam like any other stimulant. You wouldn’t start off at the highest possible dose of adderall, would you?
Start with 100mg per day for a week. If you’re liking it, great – stay there until your tolerance builds. If you don’t notice anything, increase 100mg per week until you do. Don’t exceed 600mg per day.
Phenylpiracetam is one of the cheapest nootropics, so testing it out won’t break the bank. Buying a single bottle will allow you to test every dosage level to the fullest extent. Grab a bottle and get going!