What is Noopept?

Noopept, scientifically known as N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, is a powerful nootropic compound that has gained popularity for its ability to enhance cognitive functions, including memory, focus, and motivation. It is a peptide-derived compound related to the racetam family of nootropics and shares some similarities in terms of mechanism of action and benefits.

Where does Noopept come from?

Noopept was first synthesized in 1996 in Russia, where it is still commonly prescribed as a cognitive-enhancing medication. It is considered an over-the-counter supplement in the United States and many other countries, making it easily accessible for individuals seeking cognitive benefits.

What are the effects of Noopept?


  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Enhanced memory formation and recall
  • Increased learning capacity
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Boosted motivation


  • Minimal physical effects
  • May promote neuronal health and plasticity

How to use Noopept?

Noopept is available in various forms, including capsules, tablets, and powders. It can be taken orally or sublingually (under the tongue) for optimal absorption. For best results, Noopept should be taken daily, with or without a meal. It is recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed.

How much Noopept to use?

When trying out new supplements it is wise to start with a lower dose and–depending on the experienced effects–increase or decrease the dosage accordingly

General dosage guidelines for Noopept are as follows:

  • Mild: 10 mg
  • Moderate: 30 mg
  • Strong: 50 mg

Individuals should start with the lowest recommended dose and adjust based on personal response and tolerance.

What are the side effects of Noopept?

Noopept is generally considered safe and well-tolerated when used responsibly. However, some users may experience side effects, including:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia

If any of these side effects persist or worsen, it is recommended to discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.

Interactions of Noopept

Most nootropics are relatively safe to use on their own. Combining them with other substances may cause them to suddenly become dangerous or life-threatening.

Noopept may interact with other medications or substances, so it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before combining it with other medications, particularly those that affect the central nervous system.

It is also advised to avoid combining Noopept with alcohol or other substances that may impair cognitive functions.

Other namesN-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester
EffectsFocus, Memory, Anxiety Reducing, Motivation