FatherOf2 wrote:According to the mentioned studies, Piracetam increases membrane fluidity. From wikipedia: "membrane fluidity refers to the viscosity of the lipid bilayer of a cell membrane. The membrane phospholipids incorporate fatty acids of varying length and saturation. Shorter-chain fatty acids, and ones with greater unsaturation (read Omega 3 EFAs), are less stiff, less viscous and have lower melting points." From a different source: "Omega-3 EFAs are distributed heavily throughout cell membranes in the body and help make the membranes more fluid... Fluidity of cell membranes is essential for cell regeneration, detoxification, and optimal receptor function. Membrane fluidity is especially important for efficiency of brain performance." From another source: "The more polyunsaturated lipids contained within the membrane, the greater its fluidity, and the greater its ability to dynamically change its organisation to suit its environment and optimise cellular function." More about membrabe fluidity and EFAs is here: http://www.kidshealth-central.com/omega-3-the-fats-that-have-everybody-smiling.html.
So, it appears that Piracetam somehow enhances the EFA absorption into the cell membranes. That is probably why many people notice even greater effects from piracetam if taken together with fish oil:
Hi FO2, many thanks for post the finding about Piracetam. We are trying to introduce it to my son for his speech delay. He has gaba/glutamate imbalance, low dopamine and high glutamate. In this case, can we give him piracetam to try? thanks again, Jerry