Some nootropic supplements contain a long list of ingredients, which can make a supplement more effective, but can also increase the chances of side effects developing. Nitropept contains just one ingredient, noopept. This Russian creation is thought to be incredibly potent, and so only a 10-30 mg dose per day will provide noticeable effects.

Below we take an in-depth look at Nitropept to see whether or not it is an effective cognitive enhancer.

Nitropept Pros

  • 60 day returns period on unopened bottles
  • Very cheap supplement
  • Can be stacked with other supplements

Nitropept Cons

  • Returns policy does not cover opened bottles
  • Noopept is still under-researched
  • Feeling irritable appears to be a near-universal side effect
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What You Need To Know About Nitropept

Nitropept contains a single active ingredient, Noopept, which is a nootropic derived from racetams. 15 mg per capsule may seem like a tiny dosage, but the ingredient is thought to be thousands of times more potent than other racetams (a particular group of strong nootropic drugs), and so the daily recommended dose is 10-30 mg. Noopept is still under-researched, especially for use in healthy patients to boost their daily productivity, memory and cognitive capabilities, but anecdotal feedback from consumers is generally positive.

What Are The Side Effects Of Nitropept?

There are some side effects that could be caused by Nitropept, including headaches and increased irritability. From the available consumer reviews and forums discussing Noopept, it appears that stacking the product with a choline supplement will alleviate headaches in most cases. High doses appear to cause a heightened awareness of sound, light and smells, which some people may find unnerving- start with a single capsule serving for a few days to establish tolerance, and only increase to the two capsule serving if you feel that it is needed to notice the effects of Noopept. You can read more information on the restrictions of who shouldn’t use this supplement below in the side effects section.

How Much Does Nitropept Cost?

A single bottle of Nitropept contains 40 capsules, which will provide a 28 day supply if cycled according to the directions for use. A single bottle costs $19.97 plus delivery charges, and there are bulk buys with discounts available. For a nootropic this does appear to be relatively cheap, but consumers should remember that this product only has one active ingredient. What customers are really paying for is the supplement to arrive pre-measured in capsules, for much easier consumption. Noopept is available as a loose powder for as little as a few dollars per gram on other websites, but it needs to be measured by the consumer, ideally with the use of a set of scales that is accurate and precise enough to weigh milligrams (a 0.001g digital display). Needless to say, buying Nitropept is a much more convenient option than trying to measure out the nootropic.

Our Verdict On Nitropept

We have mixed opinions about Nitropept. There is very little human clinical research into Noopept, the active ingredient in Nitropept, and all of the available research focuses upon the benefits it can have upon patients with Alzheimers or who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Therefore, its actual effects and benefits in healthy patients is unknown, at least from a scientific perspective. Anecdotal evidence from consumer feedback is very encouraging, but little is known about the long term effects of using Noopept. Side effects appear to be rare or mild, but again, the long term effects are unknown. The biggest issue that we have with the potential side effects is that increased irritability appears to be very common. Consumers should think about whether this is something that they (or the people around them) can tolerate before purchasing this supplement.

The company’s lack of a money back guarantee is frustrating, but the company do offer a 60 day returns period on unopened products, which is longer than many other companies offer. The price of the supplement is relatively low compared to other nootropic supplements, but it is seemingly more expensive than other noopept supplements. Customers are paying a (relative) premium for the ease of use that comes with capsules over a loose powder that needs to be measured out by the customer.

Overall, we believe that noopept, and therefore Nitropept, is a nootropic supplement to watch- at this time, we do not recommend it to our readers, but as more clinical research is conducted, our opinions of noopept could change. Because of the lack of money back guarantee, we do not recommend Nitropept to our readers.

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Nitropept Review

Nitropept is a single-ingredient nootropic supplement. Each capsule contains 15 mg of Noopept, a supplement developed in Russia, where it can be prescribed as a treatment for Alzheimer’s. The manufacturers of Nitropept state that the benefits of the supplement include improved concentration, better memory, especially recall speed and quality of memory recall, and the improved ability to absorb and process information.

Nitropept Facts

  • Manufactured by NitroVit
  • 40 capsules per bottle
  • 28 day supply per bottle if cycled as recommended

Nitropept is manufactured by Neuro Laboratories, but the official website is named after the company’s flagship product, NitroVit. Customers can contact the company using the email addresses provided on the contact us page of the official website, or can use the generic contact box on the same page. Their staff are available Monday to Saturday, and the website advises checking the FAQ page before emailing, in case your question has already been answered.

How to Take Nitropept

The manufacturers offer the following directions for use, including a recommendation to combine it with another of their products, Nitrovit:

‘Take 1-2 capsules a day with a 2-day break per week to experience optimal results and avoid tolerance buildup. While NITROpept may be taken on its own, we recommend adding a choline source while supplementing with NITROpept to allow a smoother, more agreeable outcome. You can get your choline supply from none-other than our original nootropic supplement, NITROvit. Each NITROvit capsule contains 150 mg of CDP Choline – the most effective form of choline with the highest bioavailability – making NITROvit the perfect product to stack with NITROpept.’

Nitropept Concerns:

  • Limited research which does not focus upon healthy consumers
  • No money back guarantee
  • Needs to be cycled- 2 days break per week

What Does Nitropept Claim To Do?

According to the manufacturers, Nitropept has the following benefits:

  • Boost Concentration
  • Sharpen memory recall speed
  • Improve quality of memory recall
  • Absorb and process information better

The manufacturers also go into more detail about how Noopept, the active ingredient, works to boost numerous aspects of cognition:

As Noopept successfully passes the blood-brain barrier, it reaches the brain where it begins to perform in the 4 following ways:

  • It increases acetylcholine levels – which are neurotransmitters responsible for learning and memory formation. This permits us to acquire information at a faster speed and with better understanding.
  • It increases NGF (Nerve Growth Factor), which can help maintain overall brain health, the formation of long-term memory, and improve mood.
  • It boosts BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) release. This helps maintain the health of existing neurons and may lead to the growth of new neurons. An increase in neurons and synapses allows better memory recall and overall cognitive function.
  • It works on AMPA receptors, which help boost learning abilities and improves the formation and recall of spatial memory.

Does Nitropept Work?

Noopept, the active ingredient in Nitropept, has some clinical support to show that it can help to prevent cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s, and also has some support showing that it can be beneficial to patients who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.

Although there is no clinical support to show that Noopept can benefit cognitively healthy consumers, the anecdotal support appears to be strong. There is no clinical research into how the product works in the long term either; it is best to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to take a 2 day break every week, to help prevent the body from building up a tolerance to the supplement. Unlike some other nootropics such as bacopa monnieri, which need to be taken daily over a prolonged period of time to have any positive effects, Noopept appears to work within a few hours of consumption, and so could be most beneficial for occasional use only.

What Are The Ingredients of Nitropept?

There is only one active ingredient in Nitropept, which is Noopept. Each capsule contains 15 mg of Noopept.

  • Noopept (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester) 15 mg: a nootropic supplement that originated in Russia, Noopept appears to act in a similar way to racetams such as piracetam, providing a ‘neuroprotective effect’, helping to prevent cognitive decline and aid in rehabilitation after traumatic brain injuries, but it is effective at much lower doses. There is no clinical research into how it can benefit cognitively healthy people, but anecdotal evidence is overwhelmingly positive. The recommended daily dose is between 10 and 30 mg per day.


Does Nitropept Have Any Side Effects?

There is only one active ingredient in Nitropept, which is Noopept. At this time, there are no known serious side effects of the supplement, but some milder side effects could occur. Noopept is still incredibly under-researched, and this may be why there are so few reported side effects at this point in time.These include headaches, increased irritability and brain fog.

High doses appear to cause a heightened awareness of sound, light and smells, which some people may find unnerving.

The manufacturers of Nitropept repeatedly recommend that consumers stack Nitropept with another of their supplements, Nitrovit. This is not just a sales tactic- Nitrovit contains choline, which is thought by many to reduce the side effects of noopept and many other high strength nootropic ingredients, especially racetams.

Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Not suitable for anyone who has a history of illegal drug use or addiction. Consult your doctor before purchase if you have any medical condition, are taking any medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription, or if you are unsure about the suitability of this supplement for you.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Nitropept?

We could not locate any customer reviews specifically for Nitropept, but we did find some reviewers who had tried Noopept, the sole active ingredient in Nitropept.

I just started taking noopept. I don’t know about any long term effects, but immediate effects seem to be that it kind of motivates me. Also I can focus more.

I’m ordering some once my funds allow it. But reports from some reliable friends have been good. Increased focus and concentration. Reported irritability if they get interrupted from the task they are trying to complete as well. From what I read there isn’t a risk of physical dependency, but a person with an addictive/dependency issue may have a risk for abuse or overuse with it mentally. Feeling as if they need it basically but haven’t heard of that happening to this point. I’ve used my fair share of “acetams” with success so I’m eager to try Noopept and stack it with some ALCAR.

The review below has been edited for length,

I first tried it at 10mg (cautiously) 2 weeks ago. Didn’t notice anything. Tried 20mg next day. May have noticed a wee bit of increased wakefulness and attention.

Day 3, I started with 20mg before breakfast, then added 10mg before lunch, then (getting impatient) another 20 mg in the early afternoon.

About 2 hours after the 3rd dose, I was sitting at my computer when a sudden change in my mind happened like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It was like the sky opening up, I felt lifted above everything, as if I had suddenly transcended muddied ordinary existence. It was obvious that I had been living in a mental fog compared to this new state of clarity. It wasn’t euphoric but it was blissful on a non-physical level. It did not feel like a drug, it felt like a spiritual high that one might experience from a long meditation retreat.
That first night, having taken too much for my own body/mind and having taken the 3rd dose too late in the day, I had a lot of trouble sleeping. My dreams were wicked cool and I remembered them well. I woke up a lot and only got a total of about 4 hours sleep. Yet I felt refreshed the next morning.

I decided to go on a regimen of 30mg before breakfast each day and have been sticking with that. It has changed my life for the better. My capacity to express myself verbally and in writing has improved markedly, social confidence is up, and days go by too quickly because I’m enjoying each moment just as it is, without any need to change things unless that is truly called for. Responsiveness to situations comes naturally, spontaneously, without any thought about what I should or shouldn’t do. There is no good or bad. There is spontaneous compassion without sentimentality.

Now for the “negative” side of noopept: I, like so many others who use it, have experienced an increase in irritability and impatience with people and situations. This only happens for brief periods of time, mostly when I’m driving. It’s actually not happening at all in recent days but it was prominent the first few days.

Does Nitropept Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

The manufacturers state that they offer a 60 day money back guarantee, but in reality, they do not accept opened products, and so cannot guarantee a refund. This refund policy only really applies to people who made a purchase of multiple bottles, or anyone who changes their mind about wanting the product before opening it. The company do not specify whether the 60 day period starts from the delivery date or from the order date, and so it is safest to assume that it starts from the date the product was ordered.

Nitropept is built in a certified G.M.P Laboratory in the USA for quality assurances, and it’s backed by our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. If any of our products leave you anything other than completely satisfied, simply return unopened bottles within 60 days for a full refund (less shipping and handling).

Where Can I Buy Nitropept?

Nitropept is available from the manufacturer’s official website, There are several size options available, with discounts for bulk purchases.

A single bottle, containing 40 capsules, costs $19.97 plus delivery charges. A pack of three bottles of Nitropept costs $57.97, plus delivery charges.

There is also a ‘3+3+3 Biohackers Pack’, which contains three bottle of Nitropept, three bottles of Nitrovit, and three bottles of Nitroamp. This pack costs $199.97 and comes with free US shipping. Shipping charges may still apply on international orders.

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Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.

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