Product Name: NooCube
Product Description: NooCube is a nootropic supplement.
NooCube is one of the nootropic stacks on the market with not such a great reputation. I’ve decided to test it anyway. Does it work?
It is among the cheapest supplements
Expect a great support
Not the best combo of nootropics
Lack of effective compounds
NooCube is one of the most affordable and best-marketed nootropic stacks currently available.
It is a supplement that was designed to help you:
- Improve your focus & alertness
- With learning
- Improve your memory
- Boost your brain function
- Increase mental energy
- Enable better communication
All those potential benefits sound amazing, but this is not all. According to the data available on the NooCube website, it has a superior formula that was designed by the world’s top neuroscientists, it was rigorously tested, and it was built with safety and efficacy in mind.
Sadly, I cannot find any data about the “top neuroscientists” who developed this product. Also, talking about safety, it’s quite ridiculous since no one really knows the long-term effects of taking nootropic stacks.
So, NooCube looks like a great nootropic stack from far away, but is it really so good?
Well, I’ve been taking it for a week before I decided to stop it.
Here is what happened.
My Experience With NooCube
As soon as I received the NooCube supplement, I’ve done detailed research to understand the REAL quality of it.
The first thing I noticed before I even tried it out was the fact that NooCube is severely underdosed which was a big surprise to me.
It’s not that I expected something else due to a relatively low price for this nootropic stack, but still, I hoped this supplement would be much better dosed.
Besides that, it contained some supplements that are difficult to find in the most popular and effective nootropic stacks (for example, Oat Straw).
Anyhow, I’ve given it a try anyway, and I hoped for the best.
First 3 days: The recommended dose of this nootropic stack is 2 capsules, so I was following the instructions for the first 3 days. Sadly (but not unexpectedly) nothing happened. Maybe I felt slightly more relaxed while taking it, but it was tough to notice anything.
Since it doesn’t contain caffeine or any other stimulants, my energy didn’t increase while taking it.
Since I really wanted to see if this product provides any of the promised benefits, I’ve decided to increase the dose quickly.
Days 4 – 7: I’ve been taking the double dose which should be “kind of enough” to really get some benefits, but again, I couldn’t really feel a big difference. I guess I was slightly more focused, but it could be just the placebo.
Since I knew the amount of all ingredients in this stack, I knew it’d be hard to feel a big difference anyway.
Compared to the first couple of days, I’d say that logically speaking, 4 capsules of NooCube per day could actually make you feel more focused and should improve your memory (due to the relatively high dose of Alpha GPC), but keep in mind that taking 4 capsules/day (instead of 2) basically doubles the price.
NooCube Nootropic stack contains non-GMO ingredients, and it is without caffeine, but it is NOT gluten-free, not vegan-friendly, and it contains some ineffective nootropics.
NooCube formula contains 9 nootropic ingredients:
- L-Tyrosine, 250 mg
- Cat’s Claw, 175 mg
- Bacopa Monnieri Extract, 250 mg
- Alpha GPC, 50 mg
- L-Theanine, 100 mg
- Huperzia Serrata (0,5 % Huperzine-A), 20 mg
- Oat Straw Extract, 150 mg
- Resveratrol, 14.3 mg
- Pterostilbene, 140 mcg
Let’s learn more about the individual compounds in this stack.
Bacopa Monnieri is a popular nootropic, known for its memory and learning benefits. It is particularly beneficial for older people that suffer from cognitive impairment, but it works on healthy individuals as well.
250 mg of Bacopa Monnieri is a great dosage, but you need to take it for about 8-12 weeks to experience the benefits.
Alpha GPC is a choline compound that can increase the level of acetylcholine. Why is this important? Because acetylcholine can have a positive effect on our thinking abilities and even our memory.
Sadly, this formula contains only 50 mg of Alpha GPC, which is way too little to notice any effects. Also, I prefer Citicoline to Alpha GPC.
I’m sure you heard about L-Theanine before because it is such popular amino acid. It can reduce your stress and anxiety, it can help you focus, and it can increase your attention.
100 mg of L-theanine is a slightly low dosage of L-theanine, especially since this formula contains no caffeine. 100 mg of L-theanine combined with 200 mg of caffeine would be a better combo.
Huperzine A is extracted from Huperzia Serrata (a Chinese clubmoss). It is known for its memory and energy-boosting effects. Besides, it can increase our alertness. It works by preventing the disintegration of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid known for its positive effects on our physical and mental performance. However, it is most effective when people take it about 30 minutes before a stressful situation. So I would currently not add it to a nootropic stack, but I would take it as an individual compound if necessary.
Cat’s claw is known for its antioxidant effects. It may protect your brain and offer long-term brain support. Apart from that, it really doesn’t offer any other positive benefits.
It is also highly under-researched, so until more is known, I would not recommend taking Cat’s Claw. I just see no reason why would you take it.
Oat straw has been reportedly used for ages for increasing attention and focus, but this is not a typical nootropic. There is only one study that shows that Oat Straw can be beneficial for concentration, but that’s it.
I would rather see other, more effective nootropics in this formula.
Resveratrol is found in many vegetables, fruit, and most commonly, in the vine. It is known for its potent antioxidant effects. It’s very commonly used as a single ingredient, but you rarely see it in a nootropic stack. I have no idea why they only added 14.3 mg of resveratrol to NooCube.
Pterostilbene is another antioxidant that is structurally similar to resveratrol, but more bioavailable. Current studies show that pterostilbene is a more potent, but sadly less researched version of resveratrol.
NooCube Side Effects
When I tested NooCube, I noticed no side effects. Actually, I noticed no positive effects either.
However, since it contains Huperzine A, the following adverse side effects are possible:
- Stomach pain
- Bad mood
Be careful if you decide to supplement NooCube and do consult your doctor before.
The recommended daily dosage of Noocube is 1-2 capsules.
Based on my experience, you need to take at least 3-4 capsules to get any benefits.
Is NooCube a Scam?
No, I don’t believe so, but its formula should be improved.
Where To Buy NooCube?
You can buy NooCube on their official web site. It’s a pretty expensive nootropic stack (especially if you take 3-4 capsules/day), so I suggest avoiding it.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does NooCube offer a free trial?
No, NooCube does not offer a free trial. But if you click on the link above, you will get the lowest price possible.
2. Is NooCube FDA approved?
No, NooCube is not FDA approved nor are any other nootropic supplements. FDA does not require approval for nootropics.