Nootropics have become all the rage recently. Whether you’re trying to rev up for a workout, or you’ve noticed your focus and energy lagging late in the work day, Nootropic supplements could be the key to unlocking a more productive you.
In this article I’ll continue our coverage of the absolute best Nootropics in the field, and review one of the most lean formulations I’ve seen, from Nooceptin.
Overall Rating: 4.3/5
What is Nooceptin?
Nooceptin is a straight-shooting Nootropic manufacturer, based in the US. Their ingredient list is designed to reflect the science behind supplements, not the hype. Like Feedamind, they arrived at all of their ingredients by rigorous study and empirical evidence.
Benefits of Nooceptin
With so many Nootropics out there, many quality products can have trouble setting themselves apart. Not everyone can include every single one of the best ingredients, like Feedamind. To keep their product approachable, Nooceptin has carved out a niche with their simple, affordable Nootropic.
Buying a supplement can sometimes feel like getting a crash-course in chemistry. The upside of such a robust market is that companies are in the lab 24/7 refining formulas and researching cutting-edge ingredients. The downside is when users encounter a 20+ ingredient list. Nooceptin only has 7 ingredients–and 5 of them are all-natural herbs.
Affordable Price Point
By simplifying their supplement, Nooceptin is able to keep their price low. That means that you can try them out for less than $2.50 a day. And while keeping that price low means there are no savings for bulk-purchases, it does mean that you can afford to keep a long-term supply of Nooceptin on hand.
Many consumers may have noted that caffeine and other stimulants have crept into every supplement type. I’ve even seen coffee extracts in T-Boosters. While caffeine is a safe and effective ingredient for burning fat and supplying energy, some people have caffeine sensitivities. Other people already drink coffee, and don’t want to worry about over-caffeination. Both camps can be happy with Nooceptin, one of the only Caffeine-free, effective Nootropics on the market.
I’ve mentioned a few times so far that the ingredients are straight-forward and simple. So let’s dig into them. I do want to mention again how refreshing it is as a researcher to see that 5 of the 7 ingredients are derived from herbal sources–no chemistry degree needed to understand those.
Lion’s Mane – 400 mg
Lion’s Mane mushrooms have been used for centuries to awaken parts of the brain needed for higher thinking. In fact, the Japanese name, yamabushitake, can be translated as “mountain-mystic mushroom.” Recent scholarship has indicated that this mushroom can actually increase the rate of brain neuron growth. By working naturally with the body’s Nerve Growth Factor, Lion’s Mane can literally increase your brain power.
Citicoline – 200 mg
I’ve been writing about the benefits of Choline for years. Not only is it essential for brain and muscle function, but it’s also a component of Acetylcholine, the “trigger” for nearly every neuron and nerve reaction. Trouble is directing the body to properly use it in a supplement. In steps Citicoline. Scientists have suggested it may be the safest and most effective form of Choline.
Rhodiola Rosea – 150 mg
Back to the herbal remedies, another scientifically demonstrated plant substance is Rhodiola Rosea. By increasing not only blood brain flow but also improving how the brain metabolizes nutrients, Rhodiola can improve everything from your focus and energy to mood and stress responses.
L-Theanine – 200 mg
If you’ve ever had trouble keeping detailed focus over the length of a long-term project, you’re not alone. In fact, that’s why millions of people have turned to Nootropics to begin with. L-Theanine makes its way onto Nooceptin’s list because it helps with exactly that–heightening attention and processing over long-term tasks, especially with high-difficulty concepts.
Bacopa Monnieri Extract – 150 mg
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for years to improve focus and mental clarity, the Bacopa plant has experienced a resurgence thanks to modern research and methodology. By following the evidence, scientists have shown that Bacopa can actually protect the very molecules of our brains, which defends us against memory loss and lower acuity.
Ginkgo Biloba Extract – 100 mg
Our bodies can be overprotective of us, and nothing shows this more than the development of tau-proteins in our brains. These amino-acid sheaths coat our neurotransmitters to protect them from damage, but over time they can tangle themselves together, causing cognitive decline, and even serious disease. Some of the most up-to-date research indicates that Ginkgo can not only reduce this tangling, but could even help reverse it.
Panax Ginseng – 200 mg
Outside of cognitive improvements, many people take Nootropics to help with mood and motivation. After all, if we’re mired in anxiety or feeling a down-turn coming on, it doesn’t matter if our brain is firing away–we just won’t feel like doing anything. That’s why Nooceptin has included a healthy dose of Panax Ginseng, which has been shown to have antidepressant-like effects in laboratory settings.
Who Should Try Nooceptin?
Nooceptin is an excellent entry into the world of Nootropics. Some products focus on niche users, but Nooceptin can really work for just about anybody. Whether you’re a young person with exams upcoming, or you’re trying to protect your memory and function as you age, Nooceptin can give you the edge you need.
And one of the best things about Nooceptin is that their simple, stimulant free formula can be used safely day after day, for years. Not only are there no side-effects, but the positive benefits won’t taper off.
In the end, Nooceptin is an excellent option for someone who wants an ingredient label they don’t need a doctorate to understand–while still being comprised of proven, scientifically backed ingredients. In Nooceptin, we really get the best of both worlds. It’s endorsed by a neuroscientist, but you and I don’t need to wear lab coats to get it. It’s not only safe, but effective, and all without adding any caffeine to your daily routine.
Want to try Nooceptin?
Frankly, Nooceptin’s formula simply doesn’t need it to be effective. Ingredients like L-Theanine and Rhodiola Rosea help kick-start you in a way that doesn’t rely on stimulants.
Every body is different, and so too is everyone’s brain. That said, I’ve seen Nootropics begin working as soon as the next day, though the peak results can take weeks to register.
Nooceptin is designed to be taken everyday, at the time most optimal for you and your routine. If you wake up early but don’t take any calories in, wait until you’ve eaten. Otherwise, simply take three capsules a day, with water.