Semax - Russian Nootropic - Does It Work?
Developed in the 1980s and 90s. Semax was invented in Russia as a treatment for brain damage, cognitive degeneration and stroke victims. Human research has been carried out in detail, providing evidence of cognitive enhancement.
It has to be consumed nasally. Apart from improving cognition, evidence suggests Semax can also improve mood and reduce anxiety.
Benefits of Semax
1) Cognitive Enhancement
Semax improves cognitive function by increasing BDNF and NGF by 8 and 5 times the baseline. This in turn obviously improves memory and attention (R), as well as decrease learning times. (R)
2) Mood Enhancement
Semax has mood enhancing properties, that studies have shown by mediating increase of alpha brain wave states.
3) Stimulant Potentiation
Semax can stack and potentiate other stimulants. One study showed an increase of activity of amphetamine activity from 182% to 261%.
4) Prevents Oxidative Damage
Obviously, oxidative damage is well known to be a big thing in health. Multiple studies have shown the Semax can prevent the oxidative damage done after a stroke , in liver, and to lead.
5) Treatment of Stroke by Increasing Circulation.
Semax tested in rats was capable of protecting the heart from damage after a stroke or heart attack. Research (and more) has shown that Semax may mitigate cerebrovascular insufficiency that is a main risk factor for strokes.
6) Reduces Chronic Stress
In animal studies Semax has been shown to prevent the increase of liver enzymes creates out of increased physical stress.
7) May Alleviate Pain
8) Semax May Help Treat ADHD
May help by improving memory and increase in neurotransmitters. Research here and here.