pocketsdeep, on 18-Apr 2008, 10:06 PM, said:
I took 100mg of phenylpiracetam for the first time earlier today and it did nothing. Literally nothing. Its been a couple of hours and I have a weird headache where it only hurts when I move or shake my head and I normally don't get headaches.
My friend took 400mg (first time trying it) and he basically felt suble to no effects as well. Neither one of our experience was anywhere close to what other people reported feeling with phenylpiracetam. Anyway, thats our story.
Humm...I hope my report did not encourage you to buy it. I made the same mistake when I joined this forum. Many people were ranting and raving about piracetam or vincopetine, I tried both and they did nothing for me. Honestly, of all the supplements that I have tried, phenylpiracetam is the only one where I am pretty confident that it has an acute effect (although I have only used it three times since I received it a week ago). I did try it last Wednesday and for about the first 1.5-2 hours, I felt nothing. Then it kicked in. Previously, I felt an effect within 1 hour of taking it. I think the reason why is that I took it on a full stomach. So that may have slowed down the absorption rate a bit. It's true that it could have been placebo on all three occasions, but it also affected my sleep...I stayed up about 2 hours later than usual and last Sunday, I only got about 5-6 hours of sleep. On that little sleep, normally I am dead tried, but I was instead very productive. The only other substance which I think might be doing something is ALCAR, I think I notice the mental energy boost from this, but more noticeably, my physical endurance when biking has improved. I am also taking fish oil and some other stuff, but I suspect that the boost is mostly from the ALCAR.
The problem with supplements is that the effects vary from person to person, otherwise if they had consistent positive effects, they would have become drugs or at least sold at Starbucks a long time ago. For that reason I would really encourage health stores which sell nootropics to offer smaller quantities of their products for evaluation.
Edited by Ghostrider, 19 April 2008 - 05:01 AM.