Deciding on Where to Buy Piracetam

Piracetam is a nootropic compound that helps boost memory and a wide range of other cognitive functions. It is actually the first racetam nootropic to be developed and usage has increased drastically due to the wide range of benefits it offers but also because it has practically no side effects. Despite being so popular, finding where to buy piracetam safely can be a slight challenge considering that the FDA has decreed that it doesn’t qualify as a drug and it can’t be sold as a dietary supplement.

Considering the FDA’s stance on Piracetam, you might be wondering if this supplement is dangerous. The good news is that it’s perfectly safe and is widely used in Europe and Asia not only as a cognitive enhancer but also as an adjuvant in the treatment of various neurological problems.  The reason the FDA doesn’t permit the sale of Piracetam for human consumption is a matter of policy and semantics. Until 2010, Piracetam was sold by quite a number of health supplement companies, either as part of a stack or individually. However, in August 2010, the FDA ordered these companies to stop selling it as a dietary supplement, which changed the landscape of where to buy Piracetam.

Piracetam is derived from GABA, which is a natural neurotransmitter that reduces neuronal excitability. The compound itself is synthetic, meaning that it doesn’t exist in nature. The FDA is very strict in their definition of a nutritional supplement, stating that it must be a vitamin, a mineral, an amino acid, a botanical concentrate or compound, a metabolite, an herbal extract, or a constituent, combination or extract of a dietary ingredient. Due to its synthetic nature, Piracetam doesn’t qualify.

Thus, the FDA classifies this compound as being pharmacologically active, which essentially makes it a drug. The problem is that the FDA only approves drugs designed to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent diseases. Using a drug simply to increase cognitive function isn’t sufficient to get the FDA’s seal of approval. In other words, a drug that has positive effects but is about as dangerous as basil or oregano isn’t good enough to pass the FDA’s regulatory process.

So, in essence, it’s really a matter of excessively strict verbiage in policies that are outdated in any case, considering that an ever increasing number of compounds are being created synthetically. More proof of the fact that Piracetam isn’t dangerous is the fact that Piracetam can be purchased as a prescription medication or an OTC drug in many other countries in Europe and Asia.

The natural conclusion might be that Piracetam is an illegal substance in the US. The good news is that it doesn’t qualify as a controlled substance either so it’s not illegal to purchase or possess. It’s simply in limbo because the FDA doesn’t want to touch the issue with a barge pole at the moment because it would likely require a policy overhaul.

Where to Buy Piracetam?

Now that you know Piracetam isn’t dangerous and have a better understanding of why it’s so difficult to source in the United States, let’s take a look at where to buy Piracetam. Due to the regulatory limbo, this compound is in, buying it from a brick-and-mortar store is going to be pretty difficult. You might be able to purchase it in powdered form from certain stores selling it as a raw ingredient or under any other guise than for human consumption, but it will be complicated and you can’t be certain of the quality.

Luckily, though, there are plenty of online suppliers of Piracetam that are trustworthy and reliable. Of course, when you or an online store, you will have to consider a number of factors, including their quality control practices, the prices, customer service, shipping costs, reputation and more.  Thanks to the internet, though, finding a reliable provider won’t be difficult. Just make sure to do your due diligence. Read as many reviews as possible and consider even getting in touch with various customers to get their opinions. Also, don’t forget to check shipping costs, which might knock a few vendors out of the running from the start.  Quality nootropics such as Piracetam can be bought HERE.

So, your best option of sourcing Piracetam is to go online. Don’t worry because there are lots of reliable suppliers that sell a wide range of excellent quality nootropic compounds. And since Piracetam isn’t considered a controlled substance, you won’t have legal issues for purchasing or possessing this compound.

Nicole Sanders

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