Selank is a russian nootropic medicine often used for social anxiety. Its properties are essentially anxiolytic, meaning it calms down the user which can lead to nootropic benefits. For example greater calm and ability to deal with stressful events1.
Selank is a peptide analog of the naturally occuring human peptide tuftin, which has an important role in stimulating the human immune system.
Selank has anti-depressant properties and it is thought to be beneficial to sufferers of depression and anehedonia (a lack of enjoyment characterised by reduced engagement).
In Russia it is principally marketed towards sufferers of: Neurasthenia (poorly defined condition, symptoms of irritability, fatigue and emotional disturbance. Stress and the effects of stress. Anxiety especially in relation to big life changes.