Other names ISF 2522


Oxiracetam is considered by many as a stimulating memory enhancer. But how science-backed is it really? Read on to find out.

This nootropic has no healthy human placebo-controlled studies that meet our inclusion criteria. Negative side effects can occur if used carelessly, so make sure you’re aware of the risks of Oxiracetam.


Read about the effects of Oxiracetam in relation to the amount of evidence we've found

Why do people use oxiracetam?

People who self-experiment with oxiracetam often state they use it to improve their:

  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Focus

There is a lack of solid scientific evidence for the effectiveness of oxiracetam for any of these purposes, especially in healthy humans.

Can oxiracetam help you perform better cognitively?

No studies have examined the cognitive effects of oxiracetam in healthy humans.

In studies in people with various forms of cognitive impairment, oxiracetam is sometimes effective for improving learning and memory, and sometimes not [1][2][3][4]. Oxiracetam appears to be able to improve reaction time in people with deteriorating performance [5]. A fast reaction time is one sign of good brain health. It is not known whether oxiracetam can enhance reaction time in people with high baseline cognitive performance.

Overall, there is a lack of high-quality research, on the effects of oxiracetam on learning, focus, or memory, especially in healthy humans

It is a promising substance with cognitive benefits demonstrated in some studies, but more data is needed to confirm any potential benefits in healthy people.


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Studies conducted on the effects of Oxiracetam in healthy humans

Last updated Saturday, June 10, 2023