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Old 11-08-03, 10:26 PM   #1
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Piracetam??

My mother is currently using piracetam, which is supposed to help the nerves.

"Piracetam is reported to be an intelligence booster and CNS (central nervous system) stimulant with no known toxicity or addictive properties."

I was wondering like since you have to train the CNS to give signals to the muscles to fire quickly, which is the neuromuscular system if I'm correct, would this drug actually help to enhance your performance??
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My mother is currently using piracetam, which is supposed to help the nerves.

"Piracetam is reported to be an intelligence booster and CNS (central nervous system) stimulant with no known toxicity or addictive properties."

I was wondering like since you have to train the CNS to give signals to the muscles to fire quickly, which is the neuromuscular system if I'm correct, would this drug actually help to enhance your performance??
Theoretically, yes.

In the real world, I didn't notice any difference when I was using it for 4 months as a part of a trial. That said, others said it felt like it helped. The trial ended up being inconclusive.

Who knows, but I think there are better things to spend your money on if you are looking for performance.
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Piracetam's actions seem purely confined to the central nervous system (brain). Remember, muscle movement is also dependant on the neuromuscular junction or peripehral nerve's release of certain chemicals (acetyl choline) that diffusse across the neuromuscular junction and activate the muscle cells. Unless piracetam can accelerate the speed at which the brain's signal fires down the spinal cord and increases the diffussion of these signaling chemicals across the neuromuscular junction, I don't see how it can be a performance enhancer. I sure can't wait till the FDA let' s us start using it in this country though.
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My mother is currently using piracetam, which is supposed to help the nerves.

"Piracetam is reported to be an intelligence booster and CNS (central nervous system) stimulant with no known toxicity or addictive properties."

I was wondering like since you have to train the CNS to give signals to the muscles to fire quickly, which is the neuromuscular system if I'm correct, would this drug actually help to enhance your performance??
You're talking about the PNS (peripheral nervous system)
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Piracetam's actions seem purely confined to the central nervous system (brain). Remember, muscle movement is also dependant on the neuromuscular junction or peripehral nerve's release of certain chemicals (acetyl choline) that diffusse across the neuromuscular junction and activate the muscle cells. Unless piracetam can accelerate the speed at which the brain's signal fires down the spinal cord and increases the diffussion of these signaling chemicals across the neuromuscular junction, I don't see how it can be a performance enhancer. I sure can't wait till the FDA let' s us start using it in this country though.
There are a few studies floating around on piracetam aiding in aggregate fibre recruitment under load. Personally, I thought the study was rubbish, but each to their own.

I'll dig up the study for you tomorrow. I know it's on my desk here somewhere...
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