Why were racetams removed from the bulletproof nootropics blog post?

I purchased aniracetam, phenylracetam and noopept based off of this original blog post: https://web.archive.org/web/20170817175826/https://blog.bulletproof.com/13-nootropics-to-unlock-your-true-brain/

Curiously, I stumbled across the same post recently and the racetams were removed (the title even changed down to 11 from 13 nootropics): https://blog.bulletproof.com/13-nootropics-to-unlock-your-true-brain/

Anyone know why this was removed? Are they no longer recommended?


  • noxidenoxide
    edited December 2017

    I was wondering the same thing...if anything was removed from that post I would have guessed it would be the Modafinil section possibly with some of the complaints in the comments. I'm really interested in hearing why the racetams were taken off of the list. You can clearly notice since the URL to the blog post still says "13 nootropics..." and the article title was updated to read "11 nootropics...". Can anyone explain why racetams were removed?

  • jcg3jcg3 ✭✭✭

    For some reason racetams are not sold by big companies - I assume for liability risk or something like that. Way back when, you could get aniracetam on amazon, but no longer. I would assume bulletproof is getting big enough that one of their lawyers flagged the promotion of racetams as a risk that wasn't worth it. Similar for phenibut.

  • dazdaz today is a good day ✭✭✭
    edited December 2017

    Possibly on a similar theme,
    I noticed they dropped Selenium from the 'blog supp list' about 12 mths ago.
    (Pity they don't include a 'change log' with info on any supp deletions).


    fake it till you make it

  • jcg3jcg3 ✭✭✭

    Found this about piracetam, should apply to all of the racetams - https://nootriment.com/piracetam-amazon/

    "[The FDA says a] dietary supplement must be one of the following: a vitamin, mineral, amino acid, herbal extract, botanical compound or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract or combination of a dietary ingredient. Piracetam is none of these things and therefore does not qualify under FDA regulations to be called a supplement.

    What, then, is Piracetam according to the FDA? They consider it to be pharmacologically active and as such it falls into the category of being a drug. However, Piracetam sits in a gray area since it is unregulated and unscheduled."

    If you're a supplement maker (like bulletproof) you really don't want to get the FDA's attention for something like this. Even if you're not selling racetams, merely suggesting that it's safe to use could endanger your business.

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