PIRACETAM Dr.KumarPati,USA Best Nutrition Inc




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Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of GABA with the chemical name, 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine carboxylic acid.   Discovered in1964 aa Belgian pharmaceutical company called UCB, leading scientist Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea et.al. synthesized the first nootrophil that launched clinically in the early 1970’s.   The term nootropic was coined from chemicals with the ability to boost mental functioning and enhance cognition.


Few data is available on the effects of piracetam on healthy individuals, but countless research as been performed on its ability to treat cognitive disorders.  Physicians commonly prescribe piracetam to patients experiencing myoclonus, an involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles.   This condition forecasts one of several signs in a variety of nervous system disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy.  The complete mechanism of action for piracetam is not yet understood.


Piracetam influences neuronal, vascular, and cognitive functions without the combining affects of a sedative or a stimulant.   It is purposed to act directly on ion channels or ion carriers.  Evidence of increased blood flow and oxygen consumption to parts of the brain was found in connection to energy metabolism and electron transport mechanisms in the mitochondria.  Clinical trials have concluded positive results when piracetam is used to aid symptoms of cognitive disorders such as seizures, dementia, and concussions.  Older patients with cognitive impairments witnessed a therapeutic effect, while dyslexic children were shown to increase performance on cognitive tasks.   A placebo controlled, double-blind study among college students supported verbal memory enhancement, and is used today a cognition boosting drug.    There were claims to suggest this chemical inhibits brain damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption and hypoxia.


Supplemenation of piracetam can be seen in 800 mg tablets or capsules.   The recommended dosage ranges from1.6-9.6 gramsper day, at 2 to 12 pills.  There are few known side effects from this drug, but the typical experience is mild and transient excitability, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, headaches, agitation, nervousness and tremors.




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