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What is Noopept? Can it really improve memory and cognition, and is it safe?

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Noopept (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester -- JSC LEKKO Pharmaceuticals) is promoted as a "nootropic," a substance taken to enhance memory, cognitive function and/or mood. In Russia, where it was developed, it is apparently sold as a drug for improving learning and memory and improving cognitive function after brain damage (such as from concussion or stroke), although the evidence for this is limited. In the U.S., it is not approved as drug nor can it be legally sold as dietary supplement. Noopept should not be taken by people with high blood pressure or certain other medical conditions. For more information about Noopept, see the full answer >>

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Rosemary11588   January 9, 2017
It appears that any phosphatidleserine madein the US would be ineffective as bovine derived PS which has been proven to be somewhat effective is what positive resulting studies have used. Therefore, it probably would not be helpful for us in the US to take PS. Would you say this is correct?

ConsumerLab.com   February 1, 2017
Hi Rosemary - It's true that there is much better evidence for bovine-derived phosphatidylserine than for plant-derived. Please see the CL Answer about this:
http://www.consumerlab.com/answers/_/phosphatidylserine-phosphatidylcholine/


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