The Best Nootropics Of 2017 2018-01-01T10:14:32+00:00

The Best Nootropics (and Nootropic Stacks) Of 2017

2017 has been a very fun year and also very intensive on the market of nootropics. Several new nootropic stacks have been introduced, the demand for nootropics has increased and the competition on the market is at its peak.

Therefore, I decided to choose the best nootropics of 2017 that I tried, reviewed and compared in 2017.

My personal choice is based on a system that I developed for testing nootropics (you can read more about it below). I’m 100% honest with my reviews and I hope this short guide will help you out choosing the best nootropics for you.

Just keep in mind 2 important things:

  1. This is still my personal judgment, so you might have to try several nootropics before you find the best nootropics for your (even though the majority of experts will probably agree with my top 4 list)
  2. It takes more than a week to really feel the effects of taking nootropics. I’d recommend sticking to 1 nootropic stack for at least 1 month before making a decision.

So, which are the best nootropics of 2017 in my opinion? Let’s check them out!

 Top nootropics of 2017

#No. 1 – Mind Lab Pro

(Increase memory & overall performance) = definitely the best nootropic of 2017

Mind Lab Pro is my all-time favourite nootropic stack. It’s caffeine free, Non-GMO, soy-free, allergen free, gluten free and vegan-friendly. And it 100% works! 

Why is Mind Lab Pro my favorite nootropic stack of 2017?

  1. Mind Lab Pro is definitely one of the most advanced nootropics on the market.
  2. The formula was designed to improve your overall cognitive performance (memory, speed, clarity).
  3. Besides the short-term effect, Mind Lab Pro uses several nootropics that can improve your brain health in the long-term.
  4. The formula was optimised in 2017 and it is now even stronger as before (also, they removed one doubtful ingredient from the formula).
  5. I’ve been taking Mind Lab Pro for years and I have never experienced any side-effects or other kinds of health issues whatsoever.

Without a doubt, Mind Lab Pro has been on my list of top nootropics already in 2016 and it stays here in 2017 as well.

Read my whole review

#No. 2 – Qualia

The nootropic of the FUTURE

Qualia, also known as the “God pill,” is probably THE most advanced nootropic stack on the market. It contains 42 high-quality and premium ingredients. Are you ready to rock’n’roll?

Qualia review - why is Qualia nootropic stack that popular?

Qualia review – why is Qualia that popular?

Why is Qualia on the 2nd place on my top nootropics of 2017 list? 

  1. Qualia is definitely the most advanced nootropic stack that I ever reviewed.
  2. With a 2-step approach, it provides a full list of nootropics, vitamins, minerals and much more.
  3. It is well-dosed and it delivers on its promises.

I put Qualia on the 2nd place because it contains lots of vitamins and minerals that not everybody needs (or wants). For example, I prefer taking several additional vitamins like C and D3 only when I need them, not all the time. Also, I usually take a higher dose of several vitamins that are in Qualia, so then I have to calculate how much have I got with Qualia and how much more should I separately take.

Apart from that, Qualia is a great nootropic stack with lots of potential to become the stack of the future! 


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#No. 3 – OptiMind

One of the strongest nootropics for focus & energy enhancement

OptiMind was originally designed with 12 ingredients to enhance your focus & energy and to improve your mental performance. If you want to improve your focus and energy, Optimind is the solution for you!

OptiMind Review - Does OptiMind Work?

Why is OptiMind on the 3d place on my top nootropics of 2017 list?

  1. OptiMind is using well-researched ingredients and has been one of the most popular nootropics for years.
  2. The formula was designed to dramatically improve your focus – and that’s exactly what it does.
  3. I’ve been very happy with the results I achieved with OptiMind.

OptiMind also contains caffeine which can be an advantage but also a disadvantage. Why? Well, first of all, you have to take OptiMind in the morning, otherwise, you might experience issues with sleep. Secondly, if you take OptiMind, I would not recommend drinking any additional coffee that day. So, if you are a coffee-lover as I am, you won’t be very happy about that.

Apart from that, OptiMind is a great stack. If they added more data on the exact amount of different ingredients in the stack, I’d be even happier.

Read my review

#No. 4 – HVMN (Nootrobox)

One of the most complex nootropic stacks on the market!

HVMN is quite a complex solution that actually covers everything – from energy boostingimproving memory & focus, to even improving your sleep. This makes HVMN an interesting solution for people who search for an advanced all-rounder that offers amazing benefits! HVMN is my new discovery of 2017 and definitely one of the best nootropics I have ever tried!

HVMN (Nootrobox) Review

Why I placed HVMN on the 4th place on my top nootropics of 2017 list? 

  1. First of all, HVMN (before Nootrobox) is a new discovery of 2017. It definitely surprised me, but I need a bit more time to really evaluate it.
  2. HVMN consists of 4 different nootropic stacks, each designed to tackle one main task (energy, cognitive performance, focus, sleep).
  3. They offer YAWN – combined nootropics that’ll help you fall asleep faster.

Honestly, HVMN really surprised me in 2017, that’s why I put in on my list of best nootropics. The main disadvantage I see with HVMN is that there are 4 packages you constantly have to take with you, which can be a bit challenging, especially if you travel a lot. Also, YAWN formula can be slightly improved, since I had a hard time feeling anything.

ORDER HVMN (Nootrobox)

How do I evaluate nootropics and consequently decide which are the best nootropics on the market?

We all know that evaluating nootropics is a very subjective task. But everyone desires and asks for objective answers. So, it was on me to find a solution that’ll satisfy my high standards and your requirements and wishes.

Here is how my usual review works:

  1. Before I decide on testing a new nootropic, I make a thorough analysis. I check EVERYTHING I can find on Google, Facebook, etc. (and I go very deep…I really want to understand what and who is behind a certain product/brand).
  2. Based on what I figure out in the first step, I decide if I’ll try a nootropic stack or not. If yes, I ask for a sample (sometimes I simply buy it). If not, well, I at least try to tell the guys why I don’t want to test their stuff.
  3. As soon as I receive a new product, I stop taking any nootropics that I was taking before. I wait for at least a couple of days to “clean my body” before I try anything new.
  4. Then the test period starts.

Now, I tried several different approaches and most of them failed at the beginning. It was always the placebo effect that I was afraid it would harm my review process.

One day, I was playing this dual-n-back game (it’s an advanced memory game) and my results were extremely high. It was during a test period of one of my favorite nootropics. So I thought to myself – what if I include playing brain games in the review period? And so it started…

From then on, I have increased the length of my review process to at least 3-4 weeks. Based on my experience, this is long enough for me to evaluate the results of a certain nootropic stack and external factors that influence my everyday feeling.

What I look at in this 4 weeks is:

  • How do I feel after I take a nootropic stack?
  • Are there any crashes, headaches, stomach issues, etc.?
  • Am I focused? Motivated?
  • How is with my mood?
  • Do I still need a coffee or am I feeling energized?
  • How is it with multi-tasking?

In addition, I use the test period to play the dual-n-back game a couple of times and compare results (please understand that this game is so challenging that if you don’t play it every couple of days, you’ll suck next time).

When it comes to the dual-n-back game, I specifically observe:

  • Do I feel like playing the game?
  • Am I playing the game for the sake of winning or just finishing the task?
  • How many repetitions can I do before I get tired?
  • What’s the best result I achieve?
  • Am I close to beating my best score?

Based on all results and answers I collected, I write a short summary and then compare it to other nootropics.

Luckily, I wrote a short handbook on the most popular nootropics (you can order it here ) so I’m quite fast with analyzing the formulas of nootropic stacks.

In addition, I often look at sources such as

And that’s about it. Now you understand my process. It’s nothing spectacular, it’s not a super-scientific, but it works and it delivers results. 

Please keep in mind I’m not a doctor, a biologist, a chemist nor a pharmacist, so there is no professional bias in my reviews. I’m “just a random guy” who finds nootropics super exciting and loves testing them.

The only thing that matters at the end is that we all find a nootropic stack that delivers an outstanding performance.

Luckily, all of those nootropics on my top nootropics of 2017 list deliver great results. Now it’s on you to decide which one you prefer the most!

Disclosure: Please understand that I am using some of the affiliate links, which adds you no cost, but I can earn a small percentage of the sales which I mainly use for Your Inception development. Please buy any of the listed supplements only if you are sure you need it. I can promise you that I will only publish the supplements that I really use and recommend!