Peptide Nootropics: How Do They Work and What Do They Do?
This strain of nootropics work to improve the way the brain’s receptors and neurotransmitters work, and is an exciting, evolving area of nootropics. By targeting these two distinct areas of the brain, peptide nootropics are well known for their ability to improve a broad range of brain functions. These include:
- Ability to learn
- Logical thinking
- Dealing with negative thoughts
So what’s so exciting about these nootropics? Well for starters, while there isn’t a wide range of these nootropics on the market today, the development of new strains in this area continues to grow. Russia is the leader in this area.
Noopept is a great example of this – a derivative of peptide, this nootropic is an incredible 1,000 times more powerful than piracetam and penetrates the blood-brain barrier without difficulty. This means that just small amounts can have a huge affect on the way the brain functions. It’s no surprise then that noopept is widely considered as one of the most powerful nootropics available – as well as being great value for money and safe to use.
Like raceteams and ampakines, noopept works by stimulating the glutamate-releasing AMPA and NDMA receptors in the brain, in addition to the acetylcholine-regulating ACH receptors. Oh, and this multitasking nootropic also stimulate release of nerve growth factor – this protein is essential for the growth and maintenance of nerve cells and neurons.
While noopept undoubtedly sits at the top of the tree, there are other popular peptide nootropics like Semax and Cerebrolysin. Unfortunately, however, these have to be injected or taken nasally, which puts many people off. This is a shame, as these types of nootropics can be hugely effective and are easy for the body to absorb.