SEMAX and SELANK are always on the list of the most popular products in the CosmicNootropic store, but what is best to choose?
While some people have already decided which preparation they need, some others still doubt what suits them better and how to make the proper choice. So in this post, we are going to remind you what are these preparations and what are the differences between them so that you could finally get a clear idea!
THINGS IN COMMON
Both are peptides for the brain which have a nootropic effect, however, unlike regular nootropic drugs, they have a different mechanism of action. A characteristic feature of these preparations is that they help only if there is such a need in the central nervous system.
Both SEMAX and SELANK are produced by Peptogen (check our blog post containing a lot of information about this company). Why do the developers and producers believe that the most effective form of administration is nasal drops? The thing is that when taking intranasally, the preparations enter the brain through the olfactory nerves that directly connect the nasal mucosa to the brain, bypassing the blood-brain barrier. That’s why these drugs begin to act quickly.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
SEMAX® is a Russian nootropic drug that is used in nasal spray and nasal drops form to improve cognitive functions and treat various medical conditions. The drug belongs to the class of regulatory peptides and has a nootropic, psychostimulating, neuroprotective, antioxidant, and antihypoxic effect. It helps to increase mental and physical performance. By its structure, Semax is a fragment of endogenous neuropeptide ACTH. The drug was shown to increase BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) that is responsible for the growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses.
There are two options available for use: Semax 0.1% and Semax 1%. Semax 0.1% is intended for the normalization and restoration of the brain in both healthy people and in a number of neurological diseases. Semax 1% is a dosage of the drug created for the treatment of stroke since the onset of the disease at the ambulance stage and in the hospital, as well as in the early recovery period. Here you can find more details: Semax 1% and 0.1%: What is the difference?
SELANK® 0.15% is a very different preparation. First of all, it is an anxiolytic peptide drug with nootropic properties. By its structure, Selank is based on endogenous tetrapeptide Tuftsin, which plays an important role in the immune system. To slow the breakdown of the peptide and prolong its effects, the inventors of Selank added a Glyproline to its structure. In fact, it is a complex action drug that combines the properties of an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety agent) and a nootropic agent with an antidepressant and antiasthenic effect.
Semax and Selank are two very different products. Even though they are both peptides administered intranasally, they produce different effects. While Semax is a nootropic and has pronounced stimulating effects, Selank is an anxiolytic. In short, if you are looking for improved focus, mild stimulation, and faster learning – Semax is your choice. Selank will be useful for those looking to release stress, relax, and improve their mood.