#20. Piracetam

by CTD Labs
8.6 out of 10 based on 44 user ratings
Written by: Brain Research Supplements
Date Published: 2011-06-17
Piracetam by CTD Labs is a nootropic drug designed to "positively support healthy cognitive and cardiovascular functioning by a multifaceted means of action." According to the manufacturer, the formula works by stimulating the brain metabolism, the Corpus Callosum (an area of the brain that controls communication between the left and right hemispheres), and by enhancing brain metabolism. While this formula is not unique (there are many other Piracetam based supplements available on the market), CTD Labs claim their product is superior, and it offers better results than the competition. Our review below will reveal if that is the case or not.
8.6 / 10 stars
Piracetam Review

Piracetam by CTD Labs is a nootropic drug designed to “positively support healthy cognitive and cardiovascular functioning by a multifaceted means of action.” According to the manufacturer, the formula works by stimulating the brain metabolism, the Corpus Callosum (an area of the brain that controls communication between the left and right hemispheres), and by enhancing brain metabolism. While this formula is not unique (there are many other Piracetam based supplements available on the market), CTD Labs claim their product is superior, and it offers better results than the competition. Our review below will reveal if that is the case or not.

Is Piracetam Right For You?

Piracetam is a generic brain supplement designed to positively support healthy cognitive and cardiovascular function through a multifaceted means of action. This brain supplement is sold under many brand names and by numerous manufacturers; however, this review will focus on the supplement manufactured by CTD Labs (recently rebranded as CTD Sports).

As stated above, this supplement is sold under various brand names at a global level: Nootropyl – United States; Nootropil, Lucetam, Oikamid – Europe, Brazil; Breinox – Ecuador, Venezuela; Dinagen – Mexico, and Noostan – Argentina. It is important to note that in many countries, Piracetam is a prescription-only supplement and it cannot be purchased online in those regions. We also advise our readers from other nations first to check the state of Piracetam in their area before ordering the product online.

The official CTD Sports website says that their Piracetam affects the brain by “enhancing its metabolism, supporting cognitive receptors, and stimulating the Corpus Callosum” (an area of the brain that controls communication between the left and right hemispheres). They claim that this brain supplement “boosts mental energy and cerebral circulation while providing adequate support for a healthy neuron communication and structure.” Unfortunately, the manufacturing company does not provide any studies or research to support their claims.

CTD Sports seems to be a very popular choice for individuals that are commonly using dietary supplements to improve their physical performance (very active people, bodybuilders or athletes). Beside Piracetam, CTD Sports also offer a broad range of physical enhancing supplements such as Noxipro Chrome, Noxivol Powder or Endurapro, and the company’s profile seems to suggest an unwavering focus toward this type of supplements. That is why a brain supplement from a company that doesn’t usually does brain supplements is an interesting review for us.

Ingredients of Piracetam

Piracetam includes the following ingredients: Piracetam (2-oxo-Pyrrolidine Acetamide), gelatin (capsule), and rice flour.

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44 User Reviews or Add One about #20. Piracetam

  1. 1

    Piracetam is the best Nootropic I have used! To get the best benefit, a person must cofactor with Omega3, Magnesium, Lecithin, B complex etc. All things work synergistically!

  2. 2

    I can’t get this anywhere online, just when I decided to give it try. I’ve been reading that the FDA wanted to classify Piracetam as a drug, not a nootropic. You guys know anything?

  3. 3



    Research on Piracetam is rather limited and CTD includes the drug no more in its portfolio. I think this is a risky bet, so I will turn to other supplements.

  4. 4

    I have tried all sorts of supplements during exam periods, from multi-vitamins, to lecithin and several herbal based formulas. A few years ago a friend of mine recommended Piracetam from CTD Labs which I bought the next day. In a couple of weeks I noticed I had an increased capacity for retaining new information and reproducing it. I believe Piracetam has helped improve my mental capacity so I continued to use it until one day when I found out it was no longer being produced by this supplier. Then I read it FDA decided Piracetams were no longer to be sold as dietary supplements, and were to be purchased only based on doctor prescriptions. Even though now I am no longer taking Piracetam, I still believe it is one of the most rapid and safest methods for enhancing cognitive abilities.

  5. 5

    savanah klein


    I did a lot of research before buying this formula and after reading the reviews I’ve decided to give it a go. I feel better in terms of alertness, focus capacity and mood. I’ve experienced no side effects, but I take this with an acetyl-choline synthesis booster, as I’ve been told Piracetam needs this neurotransmitter to work.

  6. 6

    Essie Schulte


    I honestly don’t know what my grades would be without Piracetam, I take this during each exam period and it always gives me that clear mind that I need in order to study. Plus, it doesn’t mess up my sleep schedule or appetite.

  7. 7

    I stoped using coffee since consuming this product, it boosts my energy levels and I woke up clear and focused.

  8. 8

    Karlee Devan


    The most fun i had was during my tests, when suddenly i felt like not needing coffee anymore, and this is how it is even today, after two months, still not needing coffee. It is a great tool against stress

  9. 9

    I have tried this and although it was effective, I have noticed many side effects. I had terrible headaches and I was feeling tired all time. I think there are better alternatives on the market that don’t have these side effects.

  10. 10

    It did great for my brain. I feel all freshen up with lots of energy and new ideas for my new projects. I am certainly gonna buy it again. I already told all my friends about its amazing power.

  11. 11

    I found this supplement by chance on the Internet and after I consulted my healthcare professional and obtained his approval, I decided to start the treatment. It’s been almost 3 months since the beginning of it and I already feel a few small improvements.

  12. 12

    I have tried Piracetam with no success. And it seems that I am not the only one that didn’t benefit after the treatment with this product, as my brother told me he unsuccessfully tried it, too.

  13. 13

    I have read a lot of positive opinions from users about Piracetam and also I have heard that it was one of the first brain enhancing supplement. I can confirm also in my case that I am happy about the results. Thanks!

  14. 14

    Sarah M.


    Piracetam worked for me, too. I am so happy that me and my husband discovered this remedy, because we manage to organize ourselves better and to make enough time to travel and also for our wildest hobbies. Thanks!

  15. 15

    Piracetam has helped me develop into a healthy and successful young adult. I have managed to change from a shy and cowardly boy and man up and study hard, get a good job and start a family. It has been by my side through the whole thing and I am grateful for that.

  16. 16

    Great stuff ya'll


    I no longer need an energy drink in the morning! I am able to make it through class, work, and come home and still be able to be awake to enjoy my video games. I am not sure what it did, but I feel like I am 16 again. No, I feel better than I did when I was 16!

  17. 17



    I have been using Piracetam on and off over the last three years. It has helped me a lot in my daily life. I have been able to take better care of myself and my family and deal with everything that was thrown at me. I recommend it!

  18. 18

    Piracetam is a great choice. I feel very happy that my experience with this formula is a positive one and I can say that I feel more productive and energized than I used to be. It really helped me. Thanks!

  19. 19

    I definitely felt a difference after 2 months of taking Piracetam. I heard a lot of good thinks and read a multitude of positive testimonials about this product and it really seems to work as advertised. I feel smarter and I manage to solve more difficult tasks than I used to. I owe it all to CTD Labs!

  20. 20

    My entire family is taking piracetam. We are very pleased with all the support that it has brought into our lives. We are all productive, calm and happy people. It’s one of the most trustworthy supplements out there. Try it and see for yourself.

  21. 21

    This is an old school remedy that does wonders for some people that use it, me included. I’ve been more productive than ever and I’ve never felt that the situation at hand is overwhelming me. I truly believe this is a good product.

  22. 22

    I’m pretty sure I heard about this product a long time ago but I can’t remember exactly where. I stumbled upon it while I was searching for a brain supplement for me and my wife and I immediately realized I’ve heard about other people taking it. Now, after two months and a half, our lives are better and we owe it all to Piracetam.

  23. 23

    This product gives me courage. I made a lot of changes in my life lately and what is really surprising me is that for the first time I am not afraid! My aunt recommended me this! So, thanks, aunt Alice!

  24. 24

    I don’t think this medicine receives enough praise. It’s an awesome product that changed my life completely. From an insecure, anxious man with serious learning problems to a normal hard working man with no fear of a challenge.

  25. 25

    I had faith in this product from the very beginning and I was not disappointed. I’ve used it for about half a year and I feel like I’ ten years younger. I am able to do a lot of things and organize fancy trips for me and my wife. I recommend this for everybody.

  26. 26

    I was scared about using this drug because I was told it has very nasty side effects, like headaches, vomiting and stomach pain. However, my mother encouraged me to take it and I never had any of those. Most of these reports are just rumors. I am very pleased of the effects it has on me. I feel confident and energized all the time.

  27. 27

    My mother has been using piracetam for at least a year because she was started to feel like she was not in control of herself. She often was not able to concentrate on what she was doing and often forgot many things on a daily basis. Now she’s completely recovered and feeling younger than ever.

  28. 28

    This thing has been on the market for a long time and there are a lot of trials that doctors have access to these days. Ask your doctor if he thinks it will help you. People have reported wildly different results.

  29. 29

    I’ve used it to improve memory and focus but I can’t feel any improvements. Like it’s been said above, it’s not for everyone. Do a little research before using it.

  30. 30

    I noticed that since my husband started taking Piracetam he seems to be able to both watch a game and pay attention to what I am telling him. I really like this supplement! On a more serious note, he has ADHD and he says he’s been able to focus much better at work.

  31. 31

    Megg Jackson


    No boost in energy whatsoever. I really got my hopes up for this one. Try it though, I’ve seen it works with other people.

  32. 32

    I successfully used NootropX from Neuro Research Institute aand I am planning on trying another nootropic- nootropic combination. But from what I read here this may not be the best solution. Still thinking about it. Any suggestions?

  33. 33

    I ordered mine online, I started with only taking 2,400-3,200mg a day for about two months and have been taking around 5,600mg a day.

  34. 34

    Piracetam is interesting, although I do think that the term “brain stimulant” is a bit of a misnomer. Piracetam’s effects really do not fit the criterion of your typical “upper” or “downer.” If you take this stuff expecting a pick-me-up, then you may be sorely disappointed. I would describe the physical and mental state that piracetam induces as being one of well-rested wakefulness. It’s overall impact is defiantly worth noting, but it is inherently very transient and ambient. It is but a background drug. Many of the differences between your mind on and off of piracetam may not be obvious as they are occurring, though I will say that they often reveal themselves to you in retrospect.

    Also consider that you will want to be supplementing your diet with some sort of choline precursor if you are looking to experience any noteworthy effects from piracetam. Personally, I find that 200mg of DMAE makes all of the difference.

    Bear in mind that most of the effects that your average, healthy adult is looking to get out of piracetam are highly subjective and the only evidence of their existence lies in anecdotal reports. The only real, proven benefits that have been found to correlate equivocally with the administration of piracetam involve subjects with brain malfunctions. If you’re healthy, take piracetam, and feel nothing, then it’s not because it doesn’t work period–it just doesn’t work for you because obviously, you don’t need it. Move on and don’t trash a drug that helps other people every single day. Wait for the results to come in before completely seeing it off. There is still much that needs to be analyzed.

  35. 35

    I bought mine off of piracetamx.com. You can definitely notice the benefits. It is important to start slow and then build your way up to see how you tolerate it.

  36. 36

    I am agree with you that piracetam is a one of the best supplement to treat brain related problems.piracetam is a only drug that can work independently and sync with other smart drugs.

  37. 38

    Those of you who have taken it, can you include the dose and how many days you took it…..and if possible what other supplemnts were you taking? i heard it’s best to take piracetam w/ choline and b vitamins.

  38. 39

    Jerome gibson


    Does anyone have any idea of where a person who resides in Canada can purchase this brain stimulating powder?

  39. 40

    A very good supplement.
    I am very dubious about supplements. Ginko, brahni and most so called brain improvers
    Have done zero to ether my mood, mental abilities or productivity.
    With piracetim I have noticed definite but subtle Improvements. It is not obvious and seemed to only start to work when I took it with 5 htp and choline. Taken those alone I did notice improvements in sleep and strangely more vivid dreams.

    With piracetim my concentration improved, colours seemed more vvid and more linking of Maths and abstract concepts seemed far easier. Overall I felt sharper.

    Whether placebo or not I will keep taking as I really felt a difference

  40. 41



    I came across this supplement about 3 weeks ago on the internet. This stiff doesnt really work. I dont feel any better after using it. I wouldn’t recommend using this to anyone.

  41. 42

    Fiona K.


    I ve used the Adrenal Reset from CTD and I was happy with the results. Piracetam, not so much, I don’t think I will buy another bottle.

  42. 43

    This brain supplement worked a little for me. It gave me a little more energy during the day. I used the whole supply of tablets, so I would say I got my moneys worth.

  43. 44



    I thought this worked quite well. I see that other people didnt get results, but I was happy with my energy levels and well being when I was using this.

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