Get the Most Out of Your Pramiracetam Dosage

Part of the racetam family of nootropics, Pramiracetam is one of the most powerful and effective supplements in its category. It is used extensively not only as a cognitive performance enhancer but also to treat various neurological conditions, including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and ADHD. To get the most out of this supplement, though, it is important that you find the right Pramiracetam dosage, which can differ from one person to the next and the most effective way to do this is through trial and error. However, there are recommended guidelines that provide a good starting point, which are as follows.

The Recommended Pramiracetam Dosage

As with most nootropic supplements, the right dosage for Pramiracetam can be highly subjective. There’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to how much is right for you, which is likely why some people feel the effects of these types of compounds more than others. Some people are more sensitive to the mechanisms of nootropics, while others are more resistant, which is why it is important to keep testing until you find the quantity that works best for you in terms of the goals you want to achieve.

Now, it’s important to keep in mind how strong Pramiracetam is. It is so potent that many opt to start with other, weaker supplements in the racetam family before upgrading to this one. However, that is not absolutely necessary. What is vital is that you discover the right dosage for you because, with Pramiracetam, it is quite possible to take too much.

First off, anecdotal evidence suggests that Pramiracetam is as much as 30 times more powerful than Piracetam, which is the nootropic compound the former is derived from. Considering that the recommended dose is up to 1.5 mg per day, it’s likely that it’s not quite 30 times as strong but the difference is still important enough that you can end up taking too much, which is not a consideration with Piracetam.

Thus, the recommended Pramiracetam dosage ranges between 1 and 1.5 grams, spread out over two to three daily administrations, respectively. It should be noted that some claim the recommended dosage should be between 200 mg and 400 mg and that one shouldn’t exceed 400 mg per day without the advice of a doctor. However, most users find between 1 and 1.5 g per day to be the most effective dose.

It’s important, though, that you don’t start off with the maximum dosage right away as it can have mildly adverse effects. Ideally, you should start on the low end of the range — as low as 50 mg is probably a good idea — and then work your way up to the high end of the range to give your body time to adjust.

What Happens If You Take Too Much Pramiracetam?

Overdosing on Pramiracetam doesn’t have wildly negative effects, though mildly displeasing side effects can occur in relatively rare instances. People who have taken too much of this compound have experienced headaches, insomnia, fatigue, GI discomfort and/or nervousness. Note that headaches tend to be reported as the most common side effects.

Taking into account, though, that Piracetam can also cause headaches that can be alleviated by the inclusion of a choline supplement, this approach will also work for Pramiracetam. Something like Citicoline or Alpha GPC are good options and will generally eliminate any headaches you might be experiencing.

Final Thoughts

Pramiracetam is a powerful nootropic compound with a wide range of benefits and very few side effects, which only manifest in rare cases. However, like with any supplement, some people are more sensitive than others, which is why it’s important to find the right Pramiracetam dosage for your system. Unfortunately, the only real way to do that is through trial and error, but due to this supplement’s potency, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the recommended dosages. Remember, start small and work your way up.

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Nicole Sanders

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