The racetam family of nootropics is an extremely varied and interesting group of chemicals. By now, I assume if you’ve reached this page you know what nootropics are and have heard of piracetam, the “original” racetam. The thing is, while piracetam is the first and most researched racetam, newer and more effective derivative nootropics have been created.
Piracetam is not the strongest of the bunch and some would argue that there are better options for increasing cognitive performance. Since the advent of piracetam, there are now many different variations to its original chemical structure that have produced stronger, more potent, racetams with varied effects on cognition, memory, and learning in the brain.
Some of them, like aniracetam, have anxiolytic effects, reducing anxiety and increasing confidence, some of them enhance your sense of sound and make music sound amazing like oxiracetam, and some of them have slight stimulant-like effects like pramiracetam.
Piracetam is still a highly recommended racetam, especially for just starting out, or part of a stack, but once you are ready to explore beyond it, another racetam is a logical next step. That’s why, for the sake of this guide, we won’t be focusing on piracetam but instead will explore some other more interesting racetams.
Today, the three we are going to cover are aniracetam, oxiracetam, and pramiracetam, as they are three of the most prominent and (mostly anecdotally) studied racetams. These are the three that people are often asking on forums “which racetam is best?” because they all have similar but slightly different benefits and sometimes people are left a little unsure which to try. Given that they all have different and unique chemical structures, this means they all produce different metabolites and will affect the brain in slightly different ways.
They each have amazing nootropic effects such as the ability to increase memory and the ability to learn but they each have slightly nuanced differences in their effects.
There’s no simple answer to which racetam is best. They’re all good in their own ways.
All of these have solid nootropic effects but the individual nuances in their effects may help you decide which one you want to try. Many people aniracetam for its mood enhancing properties. Oxiracetam is a favorite of the nootropic community for its logic and energy boost, and pramiracetam is regarded as one of the most effective for focus.
If you really want to find out which one is the best for you, the best way to proceed is to experiment and try them out yourself. We all have a unique biochemistry and the perceived effects may also be somewhat subjectively more or less pleasing to you depending on your preferences.
There are other racetams that you may want to explore once you’ve experimented with these more common choices. Other racetams, such as phenylpiracetam and coluracetam are very interesting but it is generally recommended to only consider these more exotic options once you’re already familiar with the more commonly used racetams.
You can’t really go wrong when picking any of these racetams as they all boost memory when dosed properly, taken in conjunction with choline supplementation, and in a well-designed stack. ( Brain Nerd Nootropics)
If you still haven’t decided which racetam is best for you, test them out, one at a time, for a week or two in order to find out what works best for you. Be sure to order a free sample
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