I purchased N-Acetyl Semax Amidate and N-Acetyl Selank nasal sprays from Ceretropic around a month ago. I’ve been using both daily. Generally, I will use Semax in the day and Selank a few hours before bed. The dose is 100 mcg per spray.
I have also been using a Noopept nasal spray.
The experience with both of these has been subtle. I have tried using a variety of dose levels, ranging from 100 mcg of just one to 400 mcg of both.
The anxiolytic effects of Selank are noticeable even at low doses. Before I got used to it, I decided this was definitely something I would only take near bed-time and not when I had a lot of stuff to do. It made me tired and even a little drunk at first, but after a some days of use that effect wore off.
I am really at a loss to describe the effects of each. Semax is definitely a little stimulating. Selank is more relaxing. In terms of mental clarity, memory, and other cognition-enhancing effects, I’d have to say that subtle is the key word. There were no dramatic, noticeable increases. I never went, “Holy fuck! I’m just ON today!”
I did find myself simply not experiencing the tip of the tongue phenomenon as much as well as being able to remember better. But this is in retrospect and only because I can recall periods where I had a lack of the emotional reactions which unfortunately attend memory or word lapses on my account. I feel embarrassed and stupid when it happens. It is only in retrospect that I have realized, hey, I didn’t feel like that at all for the past day or so.
That is not to say days have gone by without incident, but I would say that the incidences are fewer.
In terms of clarity of thought, increased attention span, and ability to focus, again, I think the effects are very subtle. They may well enhance these capacities, but not dramatically.
One thing I have noticed is a marked desire and anticipation for taking the doses. They make me feel better for a while. So, this leads me to believe that while every website I’ve looked at regarding the two claim that they are non-addictive, I believe that they are psychologically addictive.
I say this, because when I was running out, I got a little bit of an anxious, “Oh no! I want more of this stuff!” feeling. That is certainly a sign of psychological addiction.
I’ve read that these drugs affect the activity of dopamine and serotonin, and I believe it.
I wish I could be more lucid regarding my experiences with these two substances. I think what needs to happen is for me to take them alone many hours apart and take care to notice what is going on regarding them. I may do this.
I re-ordered two more bottles, this time at the higher doses (300 mcg Semax and 200 mcg Selank). I’ll dedicate a few days to taking them without Noopept or each other. I’ll space out the doses, and then I’ll report my experiences here.
Would I recommend them? Yes… if it’s true that they aren’t physically addictive. I’ve been a few days off of them during this time span, and I did not experience any funk, negativity, unpleasant emotions, or physical symptoms as a result of not taking them. So I doubt they are physically addictive. But they are psychologically addictive, at least for me.
That being said, the reason I would recommend them is for that very factor. They help you feel better, I think, on a daily basis. I believe they have made me more emotionally even in general, and less reactive. They also seem to mellow out some compulsive tendencies of mine.
As for the cognitive enhancing effects, they are mild but noticeable, if only in looking back and realizing that I had fewer embarrassing forgetful moments or those times when I mean to say one word and think I’m saying it, but another comes out of my mouth based on what I was just thinking about.