Tianeptine is an anxiolytic compound that is primarily used for its mood boosting and anti-anxiety properties . This substance also has nootropic abilities in regards to individuals whose cognition is negatively impacted by mood disorders . It has the ability to improve focus and concentration in individuals who have poor attention spans as well .
Tianeptine Benefits and Effects
The primary benefits of tianeptine powder are mood enhancement and a reduction in anxiety. In individuals who suffer from anxiety and mood disorders, tianeptine can also improve cognition .
Another great benefit is that tianeptine’s anxiolytic effects do not negatively impact acetylcholine or cardiovascular function, which makes it an excellent option for the elderly as well as otherwise healthy adults [1, 4].
Tianeptine is also an effective analgesic (painkiller), even for individuals suffering from chronic pain . It is an effective method for attenuating symptoms related to intestinal health issues as well .
How Tianeptine Works
This compound gets its mood boosting abilities from one of two mechanisms. The first possible explanation is that it enhances serotonin re-uptake. However, more recent research indicates its function as an AMPA and glutamate receptor modulator is the more likely explanation [4, 5].
Of these explanations, the latter of the two also explicates the nootropic properties of tianeptine as it alters neuroplasticity and secretes brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is a protein released in the brain that ensures the survival and proliferation of neurons [5, 6, 7, 8].
A recommended dosage of tianeptine is one red micro scoop (12.5mg) up to three times daily.
Tianeptine Side Effects
When compared to similar compounds, tianeptine has significantly fewer side effects with newer (extended release) research chemical versions becoming available as the popularity increases. The most common side effects include dry mouth, insomnia, and headaches . Unlike many other anxiolytic compounds, tianeptine does not cause sedation . In a similar vein, when compared to other intestinal health remedies, tianeptine causes fewer adverse reactions .
Tianeptine Storage Instructions
Tianeptine is very hygroscopic. Moisture from the air will be readily absorbed, causing the material to form a goo or harden completely. It is recommended to store Tianeptine Sodium in a cool, dry place, completely sealed from outside air. A second, larger desiccated container holding the original container is also recommended to completely seal the product from outside air.