Nootropics are still considered to be a bit controversial in the world of medicine and that is because there is still a lot that we do not know about it. A lot of people has been using nootropics for multiple reasons be it memory and concentration improvement, increased learning ability, mood enhancers etc. While the positive outlook is a good sign, it is overshadowing the necessary precautionary measures on the matter.
A lot of researchers argue that the use of nootropics during the formative years do not allow our brains to develop fully. Some argue that consistent use of nootropics before our brain is fully developed (the age of 25) might prevent the brain from making new connections and instead make it rely on the drug for proper functioning.
Another side of the spectrum argues that since nootropics aid in the production of neurotransmitters, the brain might reduce or stop producing them naturally, making the person entirely dependent on the nootropic.
Next comes the issue of dosage. Since everyone has different brain chemistry, the effects vary differently. Some people go over the recommended prescription and using the product for years causes your nervous system to become reliant on it, forcing you to increase your dosage for quicker results.
Pramiracetam is derived from the racetam family which is known to enhance learning and memory functions. It is amongst the most frequently used nootropics by college students. I looked up multiple studies and blog and in this well researched review on pramiracetam, I found that it works as a vasodilator. Meaning it expands the blood vessels so more oxygenated blood can enter the brain. The increased production of glutamate and modulates acetylcholine receptor sites in the brain, improving the flow of neuronal impulses in the brain. Recent research has also found, in this well researched review on pramiracetam, that it can help people suffering from AHHD, Parkinson’s and even Alzheimer’s.
In case you want to use nootropics, please read through all the associated risks and follow the prescription guidelines at all times.