Is Picamilon An Effective Nootropic?
What is Picamilon
Picamilon is an ingredient found in a small number of nootropic supplements, it is actually a combination of Gaba and Niacin.
Commonly used to treat stress and anxiety, it is primarily used in Russia, where it is available on prescription.
How Does Picamilon Work
When someone is stressed or anxious, they generally have reduced levels of gama aminobutyric acid ( Gaba).. this is a neurotransmitter that is believed to help improve relaxation and calm anxiety…
Scientists have tried to use Gaba supplementation to help alleviate these problems, but the issues with Gaba on its own is that it cannot cross the blood-brain barrier…. without getting into the brain itself, it is unlikely that Gaba supplementation can have any stress reducing affects..
Picamilon is believed to cure this problem, when combined with Niacin (Vitamin b3) – which can cross the blood-brain barrier, this allows the Gaba to increase in the brain and enable its anti-anxiety effects to come into play.
Picamilon is thought to be a mild supplement, its effects are not deemed to be that successful if users are severely stressed.. in Russia, however, it is believed to be very effective at helping those with mild anxiety.
There have been no human studies carried out on Picamilon, there have been a few carried out in Russia that were on various animals ( We believe Rats, Cats and Dogs) but the information on what the scientists were testing for and the results is somewhat sketchy…..
There is no hard evidence whatsoever that Picamilon has any real benefits in humans either as an anti stress supplement or a nootropic ( memory booster)
Reported Side Effects
There are no side effects that have been reported that we need to be concerned about, there a few reports of mild headaches, nausea and sleeplessness…
Should I be Looking For A Supplement Containing Picamilon?
Based on the hard clinical evidence, it could potentially have an anti-stress effect on some users but overall it appears to promise users very limited benefits and these certainly do not stretch to helping users boost memory, focus and cognitive function…