Other names TP-7


Selank is a peptide used by some people (most commonly in the form of a nasal spray) to reduce nervousness, improve learning and boost memory. But is it effective for any of these purposes? Read on to find out what the strongest science available says.

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 Selank.


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

Selank for improved mood and cognition

"Pronounced anxiolytic and mild nootropic effects of selank were demonstrated. The anxiolytic effect lasted for a week after last receiving the peptide. Selank had a positive impact on the quality of life of the patients." [1]

This is a quote from the results section of one of the few studies that have examined the effects of Selank on mood and cognition in people. In this study, 60 patients with anxiety disorders were given either Selank or Phenazepam for a duration which was not defined in the abstract. The full text of this study is not available online, so critical appraisal of its methodological quality is impossible.

In another study, Selank improved the effects of Phenazepam. [2] It appears to have preserved healthy energy levels, mood, and memory in these 40 patients with anxiety disorders, when compared with 30 patients given Phenazepam alone.

Selank has also improved measures of mood, nervousness, and cognition in several animals, including monkeys [3], mice [4], and rats. [5][6][7]

No studies have examined the effects of Selank on cognition or mood in healthy humans. Preliminary evidence in people with anxiety disorders suggests it might improve mood and cognition.


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Studies conducted on the effects of Selank in healthy humans

Last updated Saturday, June 10, 2023