by Cognitive Nutrition
WHAT IS IT?
Pyritinol is derived from natural sources. It is two pyridoxine sulfide (vitamin B6) molecules linked with sulfur bonds. It has no B6 activity, however. Each capsule contains 400 mg. Inert ingredients include gelatin capsule.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Pyritinol is one of the oldest nootropic (ingelligence enhancing) substances around. It is a mental stimulant and comprehension enhancer that decreases reaction time.
Pyritinol is also an ingredient in Get Smart
Few side-effects have been noted with Pyritinol. A rash may sometimes appear or GI upset may occasionally appear but they are rated as mild and transient. However, in Rheumatoid Arthritis a general trend occurs in the Pyritinol-arthritis literature of about 2% potentially serious adverse effects involving blood, kidney or liver, which makes it important for regular monitoring of liver enzymes, urine status and blood cell status when using Pyritinol to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, Pyritinol should be used in rheumatoid arthritis treatment only with the knowledge and supervision of a physician.
A wide range of doses have been used in Pyritinol studies. These have ranged from as low as 100 mg twice daily (12) to 200 mg three times daily (14) or 200 mg four times daily. (15) For anti-aging, cognition-enhancing or antioxidant purposes, 100 mg Pyritinol two or three times daily is generally safe and adequate. Higher doses (400 - 1000 mg daily) should probably be used only with physician supervision, just to err on the safe side. Pyritinol may be taken either on empty stomach or after food, as desired. Persons only prone to insomnia
should probably only take Pyritinol morning and early afternoon. There may be a mutual enhancement of action between Pyritinol and other nootropic substances, allowing/requiring lower doses of some or all the drugs in order to avoid an over-excitation effect.
NHC sells 60 capsule bottles of Pyritinol 400 mg for $24.95. This item has free shipping on all quantities
. The suggested retail price is $29.99.