2.9.7 Noopept

Noopept #

Common Nomenclature GVS-111
Street & Reference Names N/A
Reference Dosage Light 5mg+; Common 10mg+; Strong 20mg+; Heavy 40mg+ [Psychonautwiki]
Light 5mg+; Common 10mg+; Strong 10mg+ [TripSit]
Maximum Dose Experienced 20mg+10mg+10mg+10mg
Form Pill
RoA Oral
Source / Jurisdiction Internet / UK


Noopept was developed by a Russian pharmaceutical company in the 1970s, and is a prescription drug in that country.

In recent years it has emerged as one of the most commonly used drugs in this class. Its profile and popularity has been such that it has repeatedly attracted the attention of the mainstream media.

This experiment was, in fact, my first experience with a formally recognised nootropic. Given again that I purposely refrain from ever taking the same chemical on a regular basis, it was a one-off exercise, which is counter to the usual modus operandi for this class of drug.

T+0:00 I take two 10mg pills

T+0:20 A light head tingle is now developing. There is no body-load or any other physical effect.

T +1:00 I am experiencing a low level buzz, but no blur. There is no euphoria or significant mood shift, but my disposition is generally good. I simply feel content, so if a mood-shift is in play at all, it is slightly positive. There is certainly no anxiety.

T +4:00 I take my afternoon power-nap, and I am able to sleep normally. Note as background that last night was a late night.

T+5:00 I take another 10mg.

T+6:00 It is easy to forget that I have consumed a chemical, but at the same time, I am aware of its effects when I do actually think about it.

Subjectively I believe that am experiencing some mental clarity and focus, but the accompanying buzz is extremely mild.

T+7:00 At this point I swallow another 10mg pill, bringing the overall dose for the day to 40mg.

In one respect this feels like the opposite of alcohol, with which vision (along with perception) tends to be hazy. Vision under the influence of this chemical seems to be clearer than usual, and if the experience itself is focused upon, I feel a certain strangeness, which is not unpleasant.

Also unlike post-alcohol consumption, I am also able to work well, with lucidity and a clear head.

T+8:00 I take a final 10mg, and continue to feel more or less as I have for the last couple of hours.

At 50mg my total intake over the last 8 hours has been a somewhat heavy, and is not recommended. To some degree curiosity rather than compulsion has got the better of me.

Do I have the slight hint of a headache? Perhaps I have, but it is mild, and it passes.

From here, I drift slowly back to normality, before retiring to bed.

Noopept probably does more or less what is described in the script. There is a strange background feel about it, with visible clarity, and there is at least the perception of a positive effect on mental functionality.

This is not really a stimulant, sedative or psychedelic, in the traditional sense, but there is a distinct experience in play, albeit a mild one.

Notwithstanding its subtle nature, I found noopept to be one of the more noticeable chemicals in this class.