Phenotropil (or Phenylpiracetam or Carphedon) is a brain stimulant that is proven to be very effective for brain activity by increasing your mental energy, concentration, memory, and intellectual capacity.
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Phenotropil is an upgrade version (derivative) of Piracetam designed to be more effective with fewer side effects.
All latest nootropics – derivatives of Piracetam are produced to decrease the known side effects and enhance the power of this supplement.
The same is about Phenotropil, as this supplement is actually 60 times more effective than Piracetam and other members of the Racetam group, and is shown to significantly improve not only your brain activity (memory, concentration, motivation, cognition functions, judgment skills, learning capacity, alertness, improved attention span, focus) but also the physical effects like coordination, stamina, and muscular tolerance.
Having an additional phenyl group to the molecule, Phenotropil is a highly potent nootropic that affects two important systems in the brain responsible for energy, memory, and concentration: cholinergic and glutamatergic.
Stimulation of these systems in your brain by Phenotropil allows your brain to release more acetylcholine and glutamate neurotransmitters which, in its turn, intensify and strengthen a connection between neurons.
Moreover, it, in fact, increases dopamine and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) as well, which in return, makes you feel clear mind, motivation, and creativity.
Phenotropil is quite commonly used off-label for ADHD or ADD treatment, narcolepsy, and obesity.
All these chemical changes in the brain make themselves evident in increased energy for your learning capacity, brain activity, and overall better performance (both mental and physical).
Phenotropil Side Effects
If you choose Phenotropil, you might wonder about side effects that may occur and how to take this nootropic safely.
Being a recent derivative of Piracetam, this supplement is not well studied with a respect to all side effects that may occur while taking it.
But small history shall not become a stumbling block taking into account that Phenotropil is also a Racetam group that is known to be very safe, furthermore, Phenotropil is found to have minor side effects even if it is based on fewer researches and clinical trials.
Among side effects that you actually may face are headaches, nausea, irritability, restlessness, and digestive discomfort.
These can be resolved by dose reduction with not necessary ceasing taking the supplement or, in the case of headaches, a good solution would be to take a stack with Choline supplements (that could be either CDP Choline and Alpha GPC).
Other side effects like anxiety, fatigue, hypertension, nervousness are less common and may not be a problem at all as due to a number of users’ reviews they are really rare and can only be caused by overdosage of the drug.
In this respect, it is important to control the right dosage of Phenotropil.
Normally, the dose for beginners starts with 50 mg and for progressive users, the maximum dosage may reach 300 mg per day.
Like for all nootropics, the general and fair recommendation is not to take any of them in the evenings, as the boosting effect on your brain will barely allow you to sleep this day.
Phenotropil vs Adderall
Phenotropil is also known to be an alternative to Adderall as it provides similar benefits and intensification of your brain’s activity except for tolerance issues which are the biggest negative effects of Adderall.
Safety and effectiveness are two main differences between these nootropics.
Having similar improvements to your brain power and mental activity, devoid of Adderall’s disadvantages, Phenotropil is proved by studies and researched and by users’ reviews to be much more effective.
Compared to Adderall, Phenotropil is free from tolerance problems and side effects to the extent that Adderall has.
This fact makes Phenotropil more popular than Adderall which is worthy.
The only reason why Adderall is still preferred in a number of cases is that Phenotropil is rarely can be found in stores.
Simply stating, Adderall is much easier to get.
The most often choice of a stack is to take Phenotropil with some choline-containing supplements as it reduces the risks of such unpleasant side effects like a headache and gives some additional neuroprotective benefit.
And the most popular stacks with Phenotropil are Alpha GPC, Centrophenoxine, and Citicoline.
According to users’ reviews, Phenotropil was recognized to be good in stacks with noopept, pramiracetam, piracetam, aniracetam, modafinil (sort of a nootropic), and alpha GPC.
As of today, you will not find any well-known drug interactions that may actually prevent you from taking Phenotropil.
But you still should pay attention to the small research history of Phenotropil and that any medications taken along with Phenotropil may, in fact, create undesired effects from such an unstudied stack.
As required by prudence, it is recommended to visit your therapist especially if you’re taking some medication as there could be unprecedented consequences.
Phenotropil For Weight Loss
There is a deficiency of researches and studies to analyze how Phenotropil may correlate with weight loss.
Despite that fact, our understanding is that specified nootropic DOES affect your body performance and may lead to weight loss. First Phenotropil was started to be prescribed for adiposity problems in the early 80-s.
Phenotropil was very popular in the athletes’ community as it provides an extreme boost to your energy both mental and physical. Also, it is a stimulant in its own way enabling you to increase your physical performance results.
Generally, this effect, as it may be, will directly be related to Phenotropil boosting the physical performance of a user. Doing so results in the motivation of users for a more active life, motivation to do exercises, and appetite loss.
But Phenotropil used for weight loss should be taken very carefully considering some side effects mentioned in this article.
As long as there could be some blood pressure issues for people with excess weight and may cause excessive load on the heart and cardiovascular system