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Best Nootropics of 2018

Nootropics and other cognitive enhancement supplements are getting more and more popular. I’ve been researching them for over 4 years and a lot has changed in the past years. Since there are so many unanswered questions, hundreds of brain supplement companies offering their “limitless pills”, a lot of cheesy product reviews, I’ve decided to create a list of my best nootropics of 2018.

I personally tried all the following nootropics and nootropic stacks and some of them I take on a daily bases.

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 3 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 me)
  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.
  3. Talk to your doctor before you make any decisions

So, which are the best nootropics of 2018? Let’s check them out!

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these products, and I recommend them because they deliver on their promises, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

#No. 1 – Qualia Mind

Qualia Mind was designed to promote focus, support energy, mood, creativity and mental clarity.

RECOMMENDED TO: Everyone who search for an advanced, all-in-one supplement.

Qualia Mind is definitely one of the comprehensive nootropics in the world today. With 28 scientifically researched ingredients, Qualia’s formulation has been designed to amplify all the aspects that matter most for optimal cognitive and nervous system functioning.

Why do I recommend QUALIA?

  1. 28 scientifically researched ingredients
  2. It tackles focus, mood, energy, and creativity
  3. Some of the worlds most famous health and fitness experts recommend it
  4. It’s a premium product
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Qualia is remarkable. Clarity, focus, and fluidity of thought. Like those 45 mins after a perfect cup of coffee, except it lasts for 6 hours and you never crash. Alertness and empathy increase, which leads to a kind of openness of experience and more balanced and timely judgments.

Zachary SteinDr. Zachary Stein , PhD Psychometrics Lectica
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After I was introduced to Mind Lab Pro, I started taking it. I did start to feel sharper, I had that extra edge, I was more alert and more concentrated,…

Nigel Short , Chess Grandmaster

#No. 2 – Mind Lab Pro

Mind Lab Pro positively influences memory, overall performance, mindset and has a structural impact. 

RECOMMENDED TO: Beginners & people who search for a long-term brain support.

Mind Lab Pro has been one of my all-time favorite nootropic stacks. It’s caffeine free, Non-GMO, soy-free, allergen free, gluten free and vegan-friendly.

Why do I like Mind Lab Pro? 

  1. Mind Lab Pro is definitely one of the most advanced nootropics on the market and it’s great for those who are just starting exploring nootropics and its effects.
  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 optimized 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.

#No. 3 – CILTEP

CILTEP increases motivation and mental endurance, improves concentration, alertness, and mood & enhances the ability to study. 

RECOMMENDED TO: Everyone who wants to dramatically increase their productivity.

CILTEP® is a nootropic stack that consists of natural nootropics and was built to help you achieve higher focus, concentration and improved memory. CILTEP is one of many products of Natural Stacks company, which is the world’s first open-source supplement company with a strong mission to help people achieve better results in a natural way.

Why do I recommend CILTEP? 

  1. CILTEP has 100% natural formula
  2. It was developed to enhance the brain’s ability to form long-lasting memories and to help you remain motivated and focused for hours
  3. It delivers fantastic results
  4. Great reviews & feedbacks
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It definitely helped me get through the long days and stay focused all the way through.  I’ve noticed a remarkable difference in my ability to spend hours at a table without a break in concentration. This product really works.

Martin Jacobson, World Series of Poker 2014 Champion
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#No. 4 – GABA Brain Food

GABA Food supplement supports feelings of calmness and relaxation, it promotes clear thoughts and peaceful mind and it supports restful and restorative sleep.

RECOMMENDED TO: People who want to improve the quality of their sleep or be more relaxed during the day.

Gaba Brain Food supplement is made out of natural ingredients only. It contains the necessary precursors for optimal GABA availability. GABA is a neurotransmitter that is essential for mental calmness. It is suitable for vegans, it is gluten-free, paleo friendly and non-GMO.

Why do I like Gaba? 

  1. GABA Brain Food increases our calmness & relaxation
  2. It is a natural neurotransmitter
  3. It has fantastic reviews & feedbacks from other users
  4. While taking it, my sleep improved and I had no nightmares or bad dreams

How Do I Evaluate Nootropics and Nootropic Stacks?

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 reliable sites such as examine.com / WebMD and similar sites.
  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).
  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 a so-called dual-n-back game (it’s an advanced memory game) and I achieved great results. It was during a test period of one of my favorite nootropics. So I thought to myself – what if I include playing the 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 2-4 weeks (with some exceptions). 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 for during my test period?

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

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 the 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 download it here ) so I’m quite fast with analyzing the formulas of nootropic stacks.

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, 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 AND it safe to take. 

Luckily, all of those nootropics on my top nootropics of 2018 list deliver great results. Now it’s on you to decide which one you prefer the most!

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