Edit TLDR: First day was a failure.
Over the last week I’ve noticed the effects come on slowly and just in the last day or two I’ve really started to feel (think?) some changes. My memory recall is astounding. I can close my eyes after reading a bunch of stuff throughout the day and visualize text almost exactly as it was. Auditory recall isn’t as prominent, nor are smells or sensations.
It doesn’t feel like a stimulant and I’m not necessarily thinking harder, just more efficiently. The effects are mostly on my memory, both short and long term (I have remembered a few things that happened several years ago). For short term memory, this makes it easier to multi-task or focus on a small task without getting distracted about all the other things I need to do. It has mild anxiolytic effects as well.
I think I might pair it with piracetam or semax. The leading research on noopept is on its protective properties, but there are a few papers that point to improved memory and spatial reasoning. I think it would be a waste to use it on its own, but so far $10 was not a lot to throw at this and at the rate I’m going it will likely last around 3 or 4 weeks.