Great Ceasar’s Gift: ALZ 112

           A few months back I began experimentation within the previously unexplored realm of Nootropics, particularly the sometimes Alzheimer’s medication known as “Piracetam.” Piracetam creates an amazing sense of clarity, heightened awareness and enhanced sensory experience by accelerating the brain’s consumption of the neurochemical acetyl-choline, increasing cognitive activity in general, but, most interestingly, increasing communication between the brain’s right and left hemispheres; research even suggests that within as little as two weeks of regular use (750 - 1500 mg per day) it can actually increase the number of acetyl-choline receptors in the human brain by up to 40%!!! (At least, we know that it’s done this in the brains of biopsied rats)

           The toxicity of the drug is practically nonexistent, and so Piracetam’s side effects, even when taking megadoses (2500 - 4500 mgs: the “attack dose” suggested by some for first time users) are also mild to nonexistent; however, from what I’ve learned in my research, and from the close observation of those whom I’ve personally supplied with the drug, it seems to be important to provide one’s body with the proper nutritional support it will need in order to replenish, and to meet the increased demands for, acetyl-choline.

           For this reason I supplemented my own Piracetam usage from the start with a steady regimen of pure choline citrate (which is an easily absorbed form of the nutrient the body needs in order to make acetyl-choline), but there’s a long list of common enough foods that will also provide a more natural source of choline, such as: soybeans and soybean products, egg yolk, butter, peanuts and peanut butter, potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, banana, milk, oranges, lentils, oats, barley, corn, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and whole wheat bread.

           Piracetam users may even find that these foods will actually induce some of the same mental effects as the drug itself since they will all feed into the growing cycle of heightened acetyl-choline demand that’s been kicked-off by the drug. I think the importance of choline supplementation is something that should not be ignored since failure to provide such nutrients should hypothetically cause one to burn out and “crash” in much the same way that doing too much molly has a negative effect on one’s serotonin levels (Incidentally, tryptophan, 5-HTP or melatonin are all said to act upon depleted serotonin levels in much the same way that choline helps to restore acetyl-choline.)

           Having experimented and done enough research to be satisfied that the effects are very, very, real, and that any potential dangers are nonexistent or, at the most, negligible, this holiday season I gave out almost 500 grams of pure, high-grade Piracetam in the form of Solstice presents, often paired with an equal amount of choline citrate, to over a dozen friends and loved ones. Whenever and wherever my dwindling supplies of choline were unable to keep pace with my enormous out pouring of this potent little smart drug, I have at least been careful to provide all of the vital dietary information included above. The initial results, so far at least, appear to be mostly positive, and I can only hope that everyone will have the same fantastic results that I’ve obtained for myself in this ongoing experiment in cognitive enhancement via Nootropics. Good luck and Namaste.