My piracetam was purchased from Bulk Nutrition. While their website is not very impressive, they have been an established supplement distributor for a number of years and typically have good prices for bulk powder.
My piracetam has nothing remotely close to a sweet taste. It is a very bitter, water soluble, crystalline powder that was hard on the taste buds for the first few times but doesn't bother me much anymore with a swig of water. Many of the reviews at Bulk Nutrition state a similar description.
You may want to send that eBay stuff to a lab, there is no telling what you might be ingesting...
That being said, it's possible that other companies make a more palatable and customer-friendly version by adding a sweetener though I don't see a reason why a company would do this for an encapsulated product.
QUOTE(magnadude @ Aug 26, 2007, 09:26 AM)
The following is a list of different racetam supplements I have tried and their taste. I would like to compare notes with fellow forum members. If you would, please list the seller as well as the label.
>Piracetam- saccharine like sweet taste with slight bitter aftertaste.
>Aniracetam- saccharine like sweet taste with slight bitter aftertaste.
>Oxiracetam- saccharine like sweet taste with slight bitter aftertaste.
>pramiracetam- Very bitter, no sweetness whatsoever,(I suggest you have something sweet to drink close by).
the first three were purchased from two companies on ebay:Cyberplanetsales and VMsales, and bear the UniqueNutrition Label. Cyberplanetsales is linked to a site called yourchancetochange dot com which seems reputable and deals in many other types of supplements.
The pramiracetam, I purchased from Relentless Improvement and it bears their label.
Also, I'm not sure how different these substances are structurally or how dramatic the difference between each is, but one thing I notice above all is that there is a very big difference in taste between the first three and pramiracetam. Also, the price of pramiracetam is outrageously higher than the other three mentioned above. Does anyone know why that is, other than the company that provides it is cornering the market due to its limited availability?