Fasoracetam, also known as NS-105 is a member of the racetam family that may work to improve overall brain function, including, memory, attention and mood.
Recommended dosage for Fasoracetam is generally 20mg 1-3 times per day.
Mode of Action
Fasoracetam works by positively affecting the brain receptors acetylcholine, GABA and glutamate. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a vital role in arousal, memory, learning, and neuroplasticity. The GABA (B) up-regulation works as an antidepressant and anti-anxiety. Additonally, glutamate is generally known to be one of the most important neurotransmitters for normal brain function.
Exact toxicity is not yet known, however the highest recommended dose is generally 100mg. Additionally, use by elderly people is not recommended as Fasoracetam metabolism is heavily dependent on kidneys and significant accumulation has been reported in those with compromised renal function.
Fasoracetam is the newest addition to the racetam family. Fasoracetam works to upregulate brain receptors GABA, acetylcholine and gluatmate. This may increase attention, memory and overall cognition.
- Supports memory and antiamnestic properties (reference)
- Does not lose potency or cause dependence over time (ref)
- Antidepressant activity via up-regulation of GABA(B) receptors (ref)
- Enhances cAMP formation which may decrease sympotoms of ADHD (ref)
Fasoracetam is not a stimulant and is rather studied for benefit of focus and concentration. Fasoracetam is shown to increase choline uptake in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex, this increases production and release of acetylcholine which can improve key cognitive functions such as memory and attention.
Fasoracetam may may also affect up-regulation of GABA(B) receptors, which can in turn have anti-depressive effects. It is also shown to effectively enhance cAMP (Cyclic adenosine monophosphate) formation, which can effectively reduce ADHD symptoms.
Fasoracetam Studies and Side Effects
Fasoracetam is a relatively new compound and due to this there are very few recorded human studies, however anecdotal information is promising for Fasoracetam as a cognitive enhancer.
Fasoracetam is currently in clinical trials as a treatment for ADHD.
As for all nootropic supplements research should be done on both the vendor and supplement itself before purchasing. Fasoracetam is available widely online, however, the company should always provide a third party certificate of analysis for quality and purity assurance (as does Pure Nootropics).