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Nooceptin Review: Does It Work?

Nooceptin Review: Does It Work?

Summary: Nooceptin Review

Nooceptin is, without a doubt, a good supplement. Far better than your average “memory and focus” stack. With a handful of smartly selected all-natural nootropics, Nooceptin may help with both daily and long-term cognitive health and performance, namely in terms of memory, mood, and focus. Some of these ingredients (which rank among my favorite nootropics) I wish were higher dosed (namely, Lion’s Mane and Rhodiola). But, on the whole, this is a decent brain booster.

About Nooceptin

  • Nooceptin labels itself as an Advanced Nootropic Formula designed to improve memory, sharpen focus, reduce stress, and support learning.
  • With its all-natural, stimulant-free formula, Nooceptin takes a smart and healthy approach to boosting brainpower.
  • In terms of both quality and quantity, Nooceptin is a standout formula, thanks to the manufacturer’s decision to supply only a handful of well-dosed nootropics.
  • Price-wise, Nooceptin is just a little on the high end for what’s on offer.
Nooceptin Ingredients
IngredientsAmount Per Serving
Lion’s Mane Extract (Hericium erinaceus) (fruiting body) (std. to 30% polysaccharides)400 mg
Citicoline (as cytidine 5′-diphosphocholine, sodium)200 mg
L-Theanine200 mg
Panax Ginseng Extract (root)200 mg
Rhodiola rosea Extract (root) (std. to 3% rosavins & 1% salidroside)150 mg
Bacopa monnieri Extract (whole plant) (std. to 40% bacosides)150 mg
Ginkgo biloba Extract (leaf) (std. to 24% ginkgo flavone glycosides & 6% terpene lactones)100 mg

Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Other Ingredients: cellulose, silicon dioxide, and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Directions: Nooceptin is designed for daily and sustained use. Whilst effects can be felt quickly, it is advised that you supplement for 90 days to get the full benefit.

Off the bat, this is an impressive selection of natural nootropics. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of Nooceptin’s ingredient profile:

Nooceptin Review: Ingredients

Lion’s Mane Extract: Seemingly all health enthusiasts are now familiar with lion’s mane mushroom, a notable nootropic fungus known for its unique nerve growth factor (NGF) boosting properties. Lion’s mane is a smart shroom to take daily for short-term concentration and mood boosts, as well as for long-term neuroprotection. More on Lion’s Mane.

Citicoline: I consider citicoline, or any effective choline source (citicoline is best), a daily must-have for long-term cognitive performance. Citicoline supplies cytidine (which converts to brain-energizing uridine) and choline (for neurotransmitter acetylcholine). More on Citicoline.

L-Theanine: If you’re consuming any caffeine (say, a morning cup of joe), you should definitely be taking some L-theanine to offset the jitters. L-theanine is a calming, yet focus-sharpening amino acid sourced from green tea. More on L-Theanine.

Panax Ginseng Extract: One of the most bioactive herbal adaptogens, Panax ginseng is a stabilizing nootropic that seems to both calm and energize the mind for improved energy, working memory, attention, reaction time, and mood. More on Panax Ginseng.

Rhodiola Rosea Extract: Sometimes I think Rhodiola might be my all-time favorite nootropic, especially when you get your hands on a good batch. Rhodiola rosea is a powerful herbal adaptogen that “boosts energy” not necessarily by “boosting energy” but by lessening fatigue. Rhodiola is great for regulating the HPA axis (the stress system) to help keep your stress hormones in check.

Bacopa Monnieri Extract: This is a smart herb to stack with choline (citicoline here), thanks to Bacopa’s potential cholinergic bioactivities. Bacopa requires long-term supplementation to achieve max effect, but once it hits that peak, Bacopa may help with memory and mood, primarily.

Ginkgo Biloba Extract: One of the most well-researched herbs, Ginkgo primarily assists with circulation (hence why it’s recommended as an old folks supplement), which boosts blood flow to the brain for improved mood and working memory. Ginkgo paired with Rhodiola may also improve athletic performance.

Finally, a decent nootropic supplement. Having reviewed nootropic supplements for the better side of a decade now, it can get quite dispiriting trying out and reviewing all the cheap, bunk-o options out there — and there’s a lot!

Nooceptin sticks to the basics of a what we now know to be a good nootropic supplement:

  • Cholinergics: Citicoline and Bacopa help boost activity of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter associated with high-order cognitive processes
  • Adaptogens: Rhodiola and Panax (and Bacopa) help maintain stress levels for mood and mental performance
  • Circulation: Ginkgo boosts blood flow to keep the brain nourished and oxygenated
  • Theanine: If you’re consuming caffeine, L-theanine can do wonders for your mental wellbeing
  • Lion’s Mane: A wholly unique shroom that has helped many with their peace of mind

Also, Nooceptin tackles brain health and performance with a totally natural ingredient profile, with all-natural ingredients and a relatively clean capsule profile (although there are even cleaner examples, most notably the NutriCaps® used by Performance Lab supplements).

Granted, Nooceptin, at its price point, could still do a little more. For example, it’d be easy to toss in a few B-vitamins, as well as some L-tyrosine, for a more fast-acting dopaminergic effect on mood and cognitive performance. The tyrosine would likely raise the capsule count from 3 to 4 per serving, but nonetheless it’d be a smart addition to this formula, as Nooceptin doesn’t do much for the catecholamine (e.g., dopamine) side of brain boosting.

All in all, Nooceptin is in my “good” category of nootropic supplements.

The Pros

  • Nooceptin is a smartly crafted formula of 7 well-researched nootropics that target natural bio-pathways for brain performance.
  • With 3 capsules per serving, Nooceptin ensures that each ingredient is properly dosed enough to actually work.
  • Speaking of dosages: you can see them because Nooceptin thankfully doesn’t mess around with any of that “proprietary blend” madness.

The Cons

  • The formula isn’t entirely complete as a one-and-done daily stack, since it’s lacking in the catecholamine department — I’m thinking B vitamins and tyrosine, specifically. This isn’t a huge miss by Nooceptin, but you can find nootropic stacks of a comparable price that more or less offers the same advantages of Nooceptin with the added catecholamine benefits.

Who Takes Nooceptin?

The Nooceptin website states that this supplement is for students, entrepreneurs, athletes, gamers, and seniors — in other words, anyone who would be aware of and interested in nootropics. Nooceptin hits at the fundamentals of brain health and power with a handful of natural nootropics that could benefit virtually everyone.

Conclusion: Does Nooceptin Work?

Yes. Nooceptin is a simple and efficiently designed nootropic formula that, with daily use, could help bolster both daily and long-term cognitive performance.

While you can find a comparable stack that does a little more (in the catecholamine department — i.e., dopamine, norepinephrine, etc.), Nooceptin is an honest, respectable nootropic stack that does what it does well. Really well, in fact.

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