Aniracetam Chemical Information:
- Also Known As: 1-p-anisoyl-2-pyrrilidinone, Ro 13-5057, CAS 72432-10-1, 1(4-methoxybenzoyl)-2-pyrrolidinone
- CAS Number: 72432-10-1
- Appearance: Powder
- Chemical Names: 1-[(4-methoxybenzoyl)]-2-pyrrolidinone
- Molecular Formula: C12H13NO3
- Molecular Weight: 219.237 g/mol
Aniracetam Other names:
Aniracetam Chemical Structure
Aniracetam Powder Description
Aniracetam powder is a nootropic stimulant compound that promotes wakefulness and alertness, which is why it has been used to improve symptoms of narcolepsy. Adrafinil could also help to improve memory and depression. Aniracetam is a fat-soluble molecule in the Racetam family, anecdotally touted to be more potent than Piracetam and more catered to creativity and holistic thinking as well as reducing Anxiety and Depression.
Aniracetam is a compound in the group of Racetam due to its common pyrrolidone structure. It is one of the more common Racetamic structures. It is fat-soluble and thus needs to be ingested with fatty acids. Additionally, Aniracetam is Cholinergic.
Anecdotally, Aniracetam has been know to aid in ‘collective and holistic thinking’, or putting the pieces of the puzzle together. It also increases blood flow and activity in the area of the brain known for this action, the association cortex.
Aniracetam, as an AMPA modulator, is also currently being studied for usage in depression and other CNS disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
How Aniracetam Works:
Aniracetam is known to easily cross the blood-brain barrier and effects several key brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.
Aniracetam actually binds to Acetylcholine receptors, causing this powerful chemical to remain active in the brain for an extended period of time.This action is thought to be primarily responsible for the majority of its cognitive benefits since this neurotransmitter is a vital player in many cognitive processes (especially memory, learning and focus).
There is also thought to be some modulation of additional chemicals within the brain. These are Dopamine and Serotonin.
Dopamine is thought to be primarily responsible for functions like mood and movement. Serotonin is a powerful chemical that helps to regulate sleep and wake cycles, among other things.
By promoting activity in these chemical receptor sites, the supplement is possibly able to help in the areas of improving anxiety and other mood issues.
Aniracetam Recommended dosage:
Since Aniracetam has a fairly low bioavailability, users will need to take a larger dose amount in order to obtain all of the potential benefits. This means taking as much as 1.5 grams three times per day.
This should be done in several equal administrations throughout the day since it also has a fairly short half-life. It is recommended to take Aniracetam two or three times during the day, possibly morning, afternoon and early evening. Aniracetam powder has a highly bitter taste, so capsules may be a better purchase for those who wish to avoid that.
Try combining Aniracetam with Piracetam and Oxiracetam, or even cycle it between the two. Another common supplement to use is Alpha GPC or another high quality Choline source. This is thought to help potentiate the overall effects of almost every type of Racetam supplement.