I’ve had a number of people tell me that they’re interested in Nootropics, but simply don’t know where to start. That was the main reason our team got together for the top-5 list I put up earlier this year. One of the best products on that list is Alpha Brain, whose products are an industry leader.
But whether it’s because of price, or that you want a Nootropic more in line with your goals, Alpha Brain may not be the right choice for you. If you’re like anyone who’s contacted me recently about alternatives to this Nootropic, this list is written just for you.
Overall Rating: 5/5
✔️ 13 proven & powerful ingredients
✔️ Improve focus, motivation, cognition, memory, and drive
✔️ Transparent formula list
Overall Rating: 4.7/5
✔️ Formula designed for anyone’s cognitive needs
✔️ Well-researched ingredients
✔️ For better attention & focus
Best for Peak Energy
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
✔️ Improve focus in high-acuity situations
✔️ Great for multi-tasking
✔️ Improved reaction times
A newcomer to the market, Feedamind has quickly become a favorite here at the Great Green Wall. They’re formula has followed the absolute best scientific research out there, and the results are a safe, effective Nootropic that can help you level up, and fast.
Feedamind can help with everything you’re looking for in a Nootropic, and for some users, the benefits can take only days to realize:
What Makes Feedamind Number One
Two game-changers from Feedamind’s formula are actually extracts from the same plant, but work independently to individual effect. Combined, however, research has shown them to elevate the effects of each.
In evolutionary terms, we’re a sight-based creature. Following from that, many of our brain’s adaptations over time have come along the optic nerve, which connects directly to our memory, communication, and motor skills. By strengthening and protecting this nerve and its vision function, Lutein improves everything from learning to verbal skills, even those unrelated to actual sight.
Long thought to be an independent compound from the Marigold plant, Zeaxanthin has been studied for its independent cognitive benefits, and because it can increase the previously mentioned benefits of Lutein. This means that, together, they can improve hand-eye coordination and multi-tasking.
Why Pick Feedamind
Our pick as the Top Alternative is Feedamind because it really does check all the boxes we look for in a Nootropic. It can help you balance your mood, keep you motivated for long-term tasks, and keep you energized for short bursts of high-intensity work. Great for athletes and peak performers in any walk of life.
Want to know more about Feedamind? Read our complete review here.
I’ve been writing about supplements for years, and for much of that time Noocube was the industry-standard in Nootropics. Their formula has been the bench-mark by which all others are judged. Their high-quality ingredients are all scientifically backed, and provide the full-support of a Nootropic–mood, memory, and more.
Furthermore, Noocube is manufactured in a GMP-certified facility, ensuring that it meets the highest standards of quality and purity. Overall, Noocube is a reliable and effective choice for anyone looking to boost their cognitive performance.
It’s hard to pick from Noocube’s time-tested list, but I’d love to explore two ingredients–one that all newcomers to Nootropics should know, and another that doesn’t get enough attention.
Well-known to herbalists, supplement users, and now, scientists the world over. Bacopa Monnieri had been used for centuries for clearer thinking, and modern studies have shown it can improve scores across Audio-Visual Learning Tests. In addition to that, it may even help with anxiety related to high-pressure situations.
This crossword killer of a word comes to us from the same field of medicine as resveratrol. Both of them are antioxidant plant compounds largely responsible for the buzz around blueberries and red wine. Pterostilbene, however, is much more powerful. It can protect brain cells and improve their function during aging, and some research has even linked it to improving tumor outcomes.
Why Pick Noocube
If you’re looking for the safest option, based on the wisdom of the crowd, then Noocube should be at the top of your list. It’s been at the top of our lists in previous years, and only because Feedamind is a bit more cutting-edge did it ever lose its top-spot. Our only knock on it is that, unlike Vyvamind, it doesn’t contain caffeine, or other energizers like Feedamind.
Want to know more about Noocube? Read our complete review here.
On the opposite side of the formula-theory coin is Vyvamind. Unlike makers like Feedamind, Vyvamind have zeroed in on one or two effects they’re looking for, and deliver on only that. Good news is, they deliver in spades.
Vyvamind doesn’t spend a lot of resources on memory or long-term mood balance. Instead, they deliver rapid mental energy and focus for high-pressure situations and the absolute peak performers. Salespeople, athletes, and developers in sprint mode will all love Vyvamind.
With such a tight focus on immediate performance, Vyvamind relies on two hand-in-hand ingredients to maximize your brain power in a short period of time.
This is turbo-charged version of the naturally occurring substance Choline. Converting to Acetylcholine for some nervous system functions, remaining as Choline for others, Citicoline can help trigger neuron and nerve reactions faster and more efficiently.
Our brain needs clear and open pathways for optimal performance. That’s where L-Tyrosine can really make the difference. After all, what good is the Citicoline if it can’t get to the brain tissue where it’s needed most? L-Tyrosine has been seen in clinical studies to increase this blood flow and sharply increase cognitive function in high-stress situations.
Why Pick Vyvamind
If you’re already in your prime, and you’re not worried about cognitive or memory decline, then Vyvamind is probably your ideal Nootropic. You can take it in acute situations, like egaming tournaments or coding sprints, and without any increase in anxiety or crashes afterward.
Want to know more about Vyvamind? Read our complete review here.
4. Mind Lab Pro
Mind Lab Pro is a Nootropic of the highest order, and they’ve been in the game long enough to really button up their manufacturing and dosing of key ingredients. The benefits in the first case are easy to absorb capsules that are vegan-friendly. In the second case, they’ve devised a flexible formula that you can scale up or down depending on your daily needs.
Two mainstays on the Mind Lab Pro list that I’ve always appreciated at the Lion’s Mane Mushroom and the Rhodiola Rosea. They both provide a unique benefit not seen in other products, and as a consumer you can feel great that they’re all-natural.
It may sound like science fiction, but the amazing properties of Lion’s Mane can actually help your brain produce more and stronger brain cells. Through stimulation of something called the Nerve Growth Factor, Lion’s Mane can literally help your brain reproduce brain cells, specifically the ones related to cognitive function.
Another natural compound used for generations and finally getting its proper due, Rhodiola helps cognitive function by assisting your brain as it process nutrients and delivers their components to the parts of the brain that need them most. This results in better mental energy and improved mood, achieved with a safe, natural ingredient.
Why Pick Mind Lab Pro
Mind Lab Pro has found its way onto this list the same way it found its way onto our Top-5 Nootropics this year: clinical research into natural ingredients resulting in a superior product. While its best value is seen in multi-month purchases, you can still find great deals on their website without spending a paycheck on it.
Want to know more about Mind Lab Pro? Read our complete review here.
5. Hunter Focus
Like Feedamind, Hunter Focus has pooled all of the very best research and scientific data to formulate their supplement. That means they’ve included many ingredients that others overlook, like Vitamin D and Spanish Sage.
Moreover, Hunter Focus is free from any artificial preservatives or additives, making it a safe and healthy supplement for regular use.
Honestly, with Hunter Focus I’d like to highlight that they don’t have one, or two, or even a dozen key ingredients. Rather, they have 20 compounds, vitamins, and herbal extracts that promote healthy brian function. Whether it’s the aforementioned Spanish Sage for memory boosts in as little as a week, or Ginseng for more restful sleep to recharge your brain, Hunter Focus has left no stone unturned in their formulation process.
The good news is that you can be sure nothing has been left to chance. One downside to this approach is that some people’s body chemistry has trouble absorbing and metabolizing so many ingredients in one given dose.
Why Pick Hunter Focus
I once heard a mate tell me of making lots of friends that, “If you cast a wide enough net, you’re bound to catch a fish.” That seems to be the approach of Hunter Focus, and for many of their customers, it works. If you want to leave nothing to chance, Hunter Focus is sure to have the ingredients that will work for you.
Want to know more about Hunter Focus? Read our complete review here.
As a supplement writer and fitness researcher, I have to admit that lists like this are rewarding to put together. That’s because there really are no losers here. But that doesnt mean that all of them will work for every single person on the planet. We’re all put together differently, and all of our machinery has its quirks.
Alpha Brain, for instance, is a quality supplement, with a proven track record. For some folks, however, there are better alternatives. Each entrant on the list provides something different–not better, just different. So take a crack at one, and let your journey begin!
Editor's Choice: Feedamind