Aniracetam is one of the first two(the other being Oxi) well-studied derivative-sprout branches of the protonoot, Piracetam.
Like other racetams, it has been seen to enhance brain metabolization and increase ATP/LTP production, as well as modulate AMPA/NMDA receptors, acetylcholine levels, and general communication of the brain’s hemispheres in a positive way.
A few noticeable characteristics that make Aniracetam stand out from its racetam brethren are:
1. Roughly 5-10x more potent than Piracetam
2. Calming, Anxiolytic(anti-anxiety) effects
3. Leans towards creativity-based forms of cognition and enhancing mood
4. Fat soluble(unlike other racetams), able to cross blood-brain barrier faster
It was first synthesized in Belgium in the 1970’s by the same pharmaceutical company responsible for producing the first synthetic vitamin C in the 30’s.
An essential nutrient, Choline is the precursor to a neurotransmitter heavily involved in memory and nerve communication(Acetylcholine). It can be found naturally in fattier proteins such as poultry, eggs, milk and almonds. It has an especially synergistic reaction with racetams, fueling their effects.
Choline supplements are often taken as a form of ‘smart drug’ or nootropic due to the role the neurotransmitter acetylcholine plays in various cognition systems within the brain. Choline is a chemical precursor or “building block” needed to produce acetylcholine, and research suggests that memory, intelligence, and mood are mediated at least in part by acetylcholine metabolism in the brain.