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Noopept (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester -- JSC LEKKO Pharmaceuticals), also known as omberacetam, 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. (Drugs that are chemically similar to Noopept, including piracetam, aniracetam, oxiracetam and phenylpiracetam, are also not permitted to be sold as supplement ingredients in the U.S.)

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/do-either-phosphatidylserine-or-phosphatidylcholine-help-with-memory-and-cognition-how-are-these-supplements-different/phosphatidylserine-phosphatidylcholine/

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