Aniracetam is a pharmaceutical drug made in 1970’s and patented by Hoffmann-La Roche. It is created by the combined reaction of 2- Pyrrolidone with Anisoyl Chloride in the presence of Triethylamine. It is a fat soluble nootropic belonging to the racetam and ampakine chemical classes.
Aniracetam is chemically more potent than Piracetam at improving memory and cognitive functions. It is also known to have anxiolytic properties and may have mood boosting benefits.
Research has proven that Aniracetam regulates the AMPA receptor in the brain. By doing this, it affects our brain’s ability to absorb glutamate. Glutamate is extremely important and has a major role in our brain as it helps form and strengthen new synaptic connections among neurons. Through this process, Glutamate helps in one’s ability to learn and form memories.
Scientists have proven that Aniracetam also has an effect on our body’s Choline consumption. Aniracetam has a prominent effect on the cholinergenic receptors which results in the production of Acetylcholine. Acetylcholine plays an important role in our brain to form and strengthen new synaptic connections between neurons. The ability of these new formations of neuron connections help in keeping our brains young, prevent Alzheimer’s and enhance our memory. Aniracetam helps in improving what is already memorized within our mind and helps in maintaining a state of concentration and focus.
Aniracetam helps in the stimulation of Acetycholine receptors which contributes to increased focus and energy within our brain and increases the rate at which memory is processed. It does not work only in the areas of ememory and learning, but may also help prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s & Cerebral infraction. Aniracetam can help reduce sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. Studies have proved that it helps with post stroke disorders as well.
Aniracetam may also protect one against excitotoxicity and has other effects such as, increasing glucose metabolism and reducing free radical formation. When faced with neuronal injury, Aniracetam helps in releasing inhibitory neurotransmitters. Clinical studies have proven that Aniracetam can improve memory loss, perception, concentration, creativity and alertness. This is done by increasing the communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Aniracetams effect on reducing anxiety is not fully understood. Aniracetam does play a role in GABA production so one can theorize this may be the method of action. The anti-anxiety effects of Aniracetam are not sedating like some GABAeric drugs. Aniracetams anti-anxiety method of action is likely more complicated and further investigation into the neurology need to be completed. Several drug companies have been investigating Aniracetam for its anti-anxiety effects.
Side Effects of Aniracetam
Some of the very common side effects of Aniracetam include: restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia. There are a few other side effects which are rarer such as, headaches, nausea, and diarrhea. These side effects are noted to be temporary and do not usually require termination of the treatment. If you experience long periods of side effects it is recommended to discontinue use immediatly.
The recommended dosage of Aniracetam is usually 1500 mg per day which is split into two 750 mg doses, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It is a fat soluble supplement
Shelf Life & Storage:
The shelf life of Aniracetam is about 2 years and is required to be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Keep away from the reach of children.