Phenylpiracetam is a powerhouse substance. It is so powerful that, competitors at the Olympics and other athletic organizations aren’t allowed to use it before competitions. It goes without saying how super effective this drug is on the body. It’s important to mention that phenylpiracetam is not illegal in most countries for regular use, and most importantly it isn’t life-threatening. So let’s get into some of the facts.

From the evidence that we have studied, phenylpiracetam looks to be an overall useful substance. Unfortunately, there isn’t quite enough proof yet that would allow us to co-sign the use of this drug, but it is interesting.

Phenylpiracetam has been proven to enhance cognition and improve learning. What’s even more impressive though, is the drugs ability to reduce symptoms of depression. These studies also shed some light on the memory enhancement benefits that phenylpiracetam can have on the mind.

As mentioned earlier, phenylpiracetam research is still low in statistics and data. There are, in contrast, large amounts of anecdotal evidence supporting this drug. Phenylpiracetam is one of the most effective nootropics for stimulating the mind. The evidence also supports its effectiveness in concentration and focus.

What are the Benefits?

The most highly recognized benefits of phenylpiracetam are both mental and physical stimulation, but the details of these benefits are much more complicated.

There was a study conducted on patients suffering from mental decline. These subjects were able to improve and even repair to some degree, their cognition after use of the drug. Another different study also was able to show greater mental recovery upwards of 7% compared to the control. The evidence suggests that like many other racetams, phenylpiracetam is an effective cognition enhancer.

Phenylpiracetam is known to have some interesting effects, and its neuroprotective properties are quite impressive. Arguably the most impressive benefit of phenylpiracetam is its ability to slow down the rate of cognitive decline.

There is also some research that shows phenylpiracetam ability to be used as a tool to fight against depression and anxiety. Researchers in one study treated stroke victims suffering from anxiety with phenylpiracetam. The results show reduced anxiety levels in those subjects that used phenylpiracetam.

Finally, though there is not any hard evidence to support this, there is anecdotal evidence from users of the drug that suggest it can be physically stimulating on the body. Many athletes have claimed this fact, and we believe this is the reason athletic competitors are not allowed to use the drug before professional competition in most sports.   

What is its best Attribute?

Let’s take a moment to concentrate on the way phenylpiracetam can increase focus. Phenylpiracetam is thought to be extremely powerful at stimulating the brain. In one study, subjects who took the drug at night experienced sleep disturbances. Even though this does not exactly prove that the drug can boost concentration, it’s important to note that this effect of “sleeplessness” is also found in other drugs proven to have focus and concentration benefits.

In our opinion, the amount of anecdotal evidence combined with growing scientific evidence on phenylpiracetam is enough to back up the claims.

How is it different from Piracetam?

Chemically, there are some small differences between these two substances. The word “phenyl” derives from the chemical compound, which is added to piracetam to create phenylpiracetam.

The effects of this added chemical are considered to be significant. Piracetam is essentially the father of Phenylpiracetam, and thus they share many traits. The addition of phenyl increases stimulation in the drug. Also, (though untested) it is believed that the phenyl structure can penetrate the blood-brain barrier quite easily allowing piracetam to work faster and get to those parts of the brain more easily.

Dr. Andrew Hill (a neuroscientist) claims that the phenyl group affects the brain in a way similar to cocaine. There still is little research on this subject, but most would agree that the addition of phenyl causes the substance to have increased stimulant attributes.

Does it Have Side Effects?

It is common knowledge that every drug has potential side effects, so of course, phenylpiracetam has its list of them that we will explain in detail for you.

Multiple studies done regarding sleep and stimulation show that one of the most common side effects of phenylpiracetam use is insomnia. Similar to other nootropics, those who take phenylpiracetam later on in the day or before sleep may experience this side effect.

PhenylpiracetamMany of the same side effects that other racetams are known to have can also be similarly found in phenylpiracetam.

Some of these side effects include:

  • Headaches, due to a lack of acetylcholine.
  • Nausea, most likely due to overdose.
  • Overstimulation/Jitters, most likely due to overdose.
  • Irritability, most likely due to overdose.

So you can see a common theme is that most side effects occur when users are not taking the appropriate dose for their body. We cannot stress this enough, that each person has a unique biomechanical structure. Some public figures like one Dave Asprey have glorified high doses of phenylpiracetam, taking doses of up to 500mg. Some people may see this and think its ok to do the same, but taking high doses of phenylpiracetam, or any drug for that matter can trigger side effects. One should always consult a medical professional before starting any new medication.

How Much Should I Take?

So now you may be wondering how much of the substance should you take? Well, for phenylpiracetam like many other nootropics the range varies quite greatly.

If for example, all you require to achieve is pure mental stimulation, a dose of anywhere between 100-200mg will work quite well.

Cognition-enhancing effects occur from taking anywhere between 200-400mg per day (split up into 2-3 doses). In one scientific study, users treated with phenylpiracetam doses (between 200-400mg per day) experienced enhanced cognition. So this is where we are getting our recommendation from.

As we mentioned earlier, the correct dose will depend entirely on the individual. To accurately assess your recommended dose you will need to consult a medical professional.

How Can I Take it Safely?

Most nootropics are known to be potent. Therefore it can be useful to understand how to take phenylpiracetam, especially when you are just starting out. Not every person necessarily needs to do it, however, we do recommend the “Shulgin method” when starting to take any new drug. We have listed the steps below on how to apply this method.


Microdosing phenylpiracetam can be very helpful. Start by taking a 5-10mg dose to rule out any potential allergic reactions. This small dose may require you to open the capsule. You may also need to use a scale or a measuring spoon to accurately calculate the amount.

Take a Half Dose

The lowest recommended dose is 100mg. With that number in mind, it may be a good idea to start with half of that (50mg). It is always a good idea to be extra cautious by testing how the drug reacts with your body.

Take a Full Dose

Once you have taken the above measures, you may safely take a full 100mg (low dose). The Shulgin method is proven and in our opinion it’s the best way to safely start taking any drug.

Does it Mix Well?

Choline related nootropics are the ones we would recommend “stacking” alongside phenylpiracetam. The reason for this is due to the way they react with the cholinergic system. Substances like GPC and citicoline are common, but centrophenoxine may also be an option.

It isn’t a good idea to stack phenylpiracetam with any drugs that can add stimulation effects. Stimulation drugs like modafinil and adrafinil would not be a good mix. The combined stimulation effects would likely be too much for most people to handle. The stimulation effects of phenylpiracetam can last for hours, and adding any amount of any other powerful stimulant can be dangerous.

There is a unique blend drug out there called Nootroo that mixes phenylpiracetam with caffeine and some other blends. This combination surely packs a punch, but many users who tried the mix have claimed it to be useful and safe.

Herbs like ashwagandha are more than likely fine to be taken alongside phenylpiracetam. These types of herbs reduce anxiety and may even have a synergistic effect when used with the smart drug.

Where Can I Buy it?

Even though phenylpiracetam powder isn’t horrible tasting based on user tests, it still isn’t the best option either. If your someone who does not enjoy the taste of powdered drugs, phenylpiracetam capsules will be a much more enjoyable experience for you.

Phenylpiracetam has gained popularity very recently due to the many anecdotal recommendations in online communities like Reddit.

The drug is still currently unregulated by the FDA, so it isn’t exactly easy to get your hands on it as of yet unless your shopping online.

Subsequently, phenylpiracetam is hard to find for sale online. One example is Amazon. Amazon has banned the sale of phenylpiracetam for now, so there are not any phenylpiracetam products for sale on the site. We will have to wait a while before we can get phenylpiracetam prime shipped to our doors.

The most reputable suppliers of phenylpiracetam are few. We always recommend buying from suppliers who have lab tested their products before selling them.

The only reputable suppliers we could find are and Both sites sell phenylpiracetam in pill form and have tested their products thoroughly before selling them.