- Unlikely to cause side effects
- Stim-free so suitable for stacking with coffee
- Large dose of Bacopa monnieri will improve memory function
- Very generous dose of Tyrosine will boost motivation and clarity
- Uses high quality Alpha-GPC for cholinergic
- Serving of Alpha-GPC is quite small - NEEDS the Huperzine A for balance
- Huperzine A needs to be cycled every month or so
NooCube Review Summary
NooCube is easily the best natural nootropic on the market today. It provides support for every aspect of cognitive performance: focus, working memory, procesing speeds, reaction times, and overall brain health. It boosts productivity and motivation while supporting long-term memory function too. Nooube works better the longer you take it, which is exactly how nootropics should work! At £29.99 a bottle (for the 3 bottle deal) you cannot get better value for money from a nootropic right now.
Noocube Review: What is Noocube?
Noocube is a nootropic supplement heavily advertised online. Many professional nootropic review and research sites rate Noocube very highly; a large number recommend it as the best nootropic stack on the market today. According to the Noocube website, this is a comprehensive, all-in-one nootropic, delivering total cognitive enhancement, mood support, and anti-anxiety effects.
More specifically, Noocube promises to deliver the following core benefits:
- Enhanced cognitive function
- Increased concentration and focus
- Better learning and memory function
- More mental energy
- Multitasking support
But as most of you will know, practically every nootropic, brain supplement and energy pills out there claims to do all of these things now. In reality, almost none of them can actually deliver. Does Noocube really work?
Is Noocube a good nootropic? Will it cause side effects? Can you take Noocube every day? Is it the best nootropic for you? What are some Noocube alternatives? Read our detailed Noocube review below for answers to all of these questions and more.
What is in Noocube?
Here is a complete list of the Noocube ingredients and doses:
- Vitamin B1 – 1.1mg
- Vitamin B7 – 50mcg
- Vitamin B12 – 2.5mcg
- Bacopa monnieri -250g
- L-Tyrosine – 250mg
- Cat’s claw extract – 175mg
- Oat straw extract – 150mg
- L-Theanine – 100mg
- Alpha-GPC – 50mg
- Huperzia serrata (0.5% Huperzine A) – 20mg
- Lutemax 2020® – 20mg
- Resveratrol 99% – 14.3mg
- Pterostilbene – 140mcg
In case that image isn’t clear enough, here is an image of the Noocube ingredients list as shown on the label:
We will now go through the Noocube ingredients one by one, explaining what they are, what they do, and whether they have any place in a nootropic stack. If you have any questions about the ingredients in Noocube, please post them in the comments section at the end. We will discuss the side effects of Noocube’s ingredients in a section below.
Vitamin B1, Vitamin B7, and Vitamin B12
B vitamins are frequently used in nootropic stacks because of their important and wide-ranging roles in maintaining proper brain fuction. B12 is vital for the maintenance of nerve cells. B12, B1 and B7 are all essential for metabolizing carbohydrates and releasing energy from food. Supplementing with B vitamins is known to promote mental energy and long-term cognitive performance. Deficiencies are rare but they do happen; B1 deficiencies are common in alcoholics and B12 deficiencies common in vegans.
Bacopa monnieri – 250mg
Bacopa monnieri is one of the best natural nootropics for memory in existence. This herb native to India has been used for millenia as a cognitive enhancer. Recent research shows that unlike many “traditional medicines”, Bacopa monnieri actually works!
Studies show that Bacopa monnieri significantly improves memory retention and recall. Bacopa monnieri starts to work in as little as 6 weeks, but studies show the best results when used daily for 12 weeks or more. The results are always more pronounced in older people with mild cognitive impairment. Noocube provides 250mg, which is a significant dose. Most of the clinical trials that reported huge benefits from Bacopa monnieri used 250mg per day.
L-Tyrosine – 250mg
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid and an incredible natural brain supplement. Tyrosine is a basic building block of the neurotransmitter dopamine – the brain chemical responsible for motivation, drive, confidence and overall cognitive function. Supplementing with Tyrosine is known to increase dopamine levels in the brain, which in turn increases motivation, drive and promotes a positive mood.
Noocube contains 250mg of L-Tyrosine. This is more than you need to take per day to see significant improvements in productivity and mood.
Cat’s claw extract – 175mg
According to the makers of Noocube, Cat’s Claw extract is a powerful, proven natural nootropic. The Noocube ingredients page says that Cat’s Claw is “believed to have neuroprotective benefits. It contains antioxidants, and can help improve your brain health and cognitive performance.” They also claim that there is evidence Cat’s Claw extracts may be effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease!
To suypport these claims, Noocube points us to one study in which researches suggest exploring Cat’s Claw in the context of Alzheimer’s. Much more work is needed there before we can conclude that this NooCube ingredient is effective for memory loss. We suspect Noocube uses this ingredient largely because it is also in Alpha Brain, another highly popular nootropic.
Oat straw extract – 150mg
Oat Straw extract is another Noocube ingredient which we suspect has been copied from Alpha Brain. The reason we’re fairly certain this is more Noocube ingredient copying is that Oat Straw has no real nootropic properties to speak of. While Oat Straw has long been said to be an effective relaxant, sleep aid and anti-anxiety supplement, there is no hard scientific evidence to back up these claims. All of the supposed benefits of Oat Straw seem to come from claims made by “traditional medicine” practitioners. Combined with Cat’s Claw, Noocube’s formula has 325mg of useless ingredients so far!
L-Theanine – 100mg
L-Theanine is an amino acid with some powerful nootropic benefits. Supplementing with L-Theanine has been shown in multiple clinical trials to reduce stress and anxiety. Taking Theanine is also known to counteract the side effects of caffeine and to promote deep, restful sleep. NooCube gives us 100mg of Theanine per serving. This dose of Theanine will be effective for reducing anxiety levels, promoting mental clarity, and reducing the side effects of caffeine.
Alpha-GPC – 50mg
Alpha-GPC is unarguably one of the best natural nootropics for focus, productivity and learning in existence. This compound quickly raises acetylcholine levels in the brain, which supports all-round executive cognitive function, including focus, learning, information processing, reaction times, and more. It even improves mind-muscle connection, making it a great nootropic for athletic performance and training. Long-term Alpha-GPC use promotes brain cell formation, supports memory function and may be effective for slowing the onset of age-related cognitive decline.
The recommended dose of Alpha-GPC is usually around 150-200mg per day. Clearly NooCube falls short of that. However, as it is combined with Huperzine A, we think the 50mg of Alpha-GPC is actually quite a sensible dose. Both of these nootropics achieve the same end – raising acetylcholine levels. We get plenty of Huperzine A in NooCube, so we do not want to be taking a large dose of Alpha-GPC too!
Huperzia serrata (0.5% Huperzine A) – 20mg
Huperzia serrata is a unique source of a compound called HUperzine A. This is the active part of this ingredient, and we’re told that each serving of Noocube contains 100mcg. The dose of Huperzine A in Noocube isn’t that important, as even tiny amount shave an effect. Huperzine A blocks the enzyme which destroys the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Taking Huperzine A causes a buildup of acetylcholine, which very quickly sharpens focus, boosts concentration and speeds up mental processing. It can cause side effects though, so cycling is necessary.
Lutemax 2020® – 20mg
Lutemax is a branded lutein supplement. Lutein is typically supplemented to promote eye health and visual acuity. Studies show that taking lutein supplements may help prevent macular degeneration. It is highly unusual to see a nootropic stack like NooCube using an ingredient like Lutemax. However, it is a welcome addition. A large proportion of nootropics users work on comupters every single day. This can cause eye strain and eventually lead to impaired vision. Supplementing with Lutemax is a great way to promote good visual acuity over the long-term and preventing screen-induced eye strain.
Resveratrol 99% – 14.3mg
Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables, with the best natural source being red grapes (resveratrol is the reason some people say red wine is good for you). It is also found in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, and other berries. Antioxidants prevent oxidative damage caused by free radicals, pollutants, and simple bodily processes. This small amount of damage can impair cell function over the long-term, including brain cell function. Clinical trials show that resveratrol may not only protect against cognitive decline, but may even prolong life.
NooCube contains a very large dose of Resveratrol. There is actually more resveratrol in NooCube than in some standalone resveratrol supplements!
Pterostilbene – 140mcg
Pterostilbene is a strange ingredient for Noocube. It is a synthetic form of resveratrol said to be stronger and more bioavailable. This NooCube ingredient was no doubt added to cover more bases than you can using simple resveratrol. Pterostilbene is said to be a better nootropic-specific antioxidant than resveratrol as it can more easily pass the blood-brain barrier.
Our experience with Noocube
Our review team tried NooCube for 4 weeks. Overall, the experience was very positive; a lot more positive than we expected from the NooCube formula!
The biggest surprise for us was how quickly NooCube started to work. Unlike many of the natural nootropics we have tested and reviewed on this site, NooCube actually worked right away.
Within about 2 hours of taking NooCube, every single member of our review team was experiencing dramatically sharper focus, faster processing speeds, better working memory, and overall enhanced cognitive performance. This was no doubt down to the combination of Alpha-GPC and Huperzine A we get from NooCube.
After the 4 week trial of NooCube, our review team all felt that their memory was significantly sharper and clearer than before the trial began. For the 4-5 hours after taking NooCube each day we all also felt considerably more focused and ‘locked in’ to our work. We believe the large dose of Bacopa monnieri would make these benefits much more pronounced if we’d carried on for 4 more weeks.
Overall then, our experience with NooCube was really quite good. The NooCube formula is far from perfect, but in terms of real, practical results, we think this is easily one of the best nootropics we’ve ever come across. We think a lot of people would benefit from taking NooCube on a daily basis, especially if done over the long-term.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we see posted about Noocube. If you have any questions about Noocube not already answered in our review, please post them in the comments section at the end and we’ll get right back to you with an answer.
How long does it take for Noocube to work?
According to the manufacturer, Noocube starts to work in as little as 30 minutes, giving you increased mental clarity and enhanced focus. Looking at the ingredients, we think it’s likely NooCube will indeed work that fast for most users. The Alpha-GPC and Huperzine A should stat working right away, and the Theanine and Tyrosine should work within a couple of hours.
Some of the most effective ingredients in Noocube – the Bacopa monnieri, Pterostilbene and Alpha-GPC – take several weeks of consistent, daily use to really ‘kick in’ and start producing maximum benefits.
Does Noocube give you energy?
No, Noocube does not give you energy. Noocube does not contain any natural stimulants such as caffeine or theobromine. Some Noocube users will find it helps them cope with mental fatigue thanks to the Tyrosine content, but Tyrosine does not noticeably increase mental energy levels. Rather, it helps you stay focused and motivated while sleep deprived.
The B vitamins in Noocube do support healthy energy levels. B vitamins are vital for energy metabolism; they allow your cells to turn carbohydrates into usable energy. If you are deficient in B vitamins, then taking a B vitamin supplement can rapidly boost energy levels.
However, the B vitamins in Noocube are not going to meaningfully increase energy levels. The dose is moderate, and unless you are deficient in those B vitamins you are not going to notice a significant difference in energy or fatigue.
Does Noocube work for ADHD?
No, Noocube is not effective for the treatment of ADHD. While some of the ingredients in Noocube are possibly helpful in mitigating the worst symptoms of ADD/ADHD, it is not an effective supplement for treating ADHD, nor is it the best nootropic for ADHD on the market right now.
Some of the ingredients in Noocube are effective for reducing some of the worst symptoms of ADHD, such as impulsive behaviors, lack of focus and low motivation. In particular, the Theanine and Tyrosine have been found to be helpful for reducing some symptoms of ADHD. However, Noocube cannot help people with diagnosed ADHD.
In any case, there are better nootropics for helping with ADHD-like symptoms, such as low focus and concentration, difficulties with learning, and low motivation. Noocube contains many useless ingredients, doses are low in key places, and it is missing some important nootropics for treating ADHD symptoms.
NooCube Side Effects: Is this nootropic safe?
Noocube is thought to be a safe product and does not pose any serious risks to your health. None of the ingredients in Noocube are thought to be dangerous. However, taking Noocube daily is potentially unsafe and likely to cause side effects. This is due to the Huperzine A content.
Huperzine A can cause moderate to severe side effects as it causes a rapid build-up of acetylcholine in the brain. The side effects asscoated with daily Huperzine A use include headaches, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, low focus, lethargy, depression, confusion, and insomnia.
To avoid these side effects while taking Noocube, it is crucial to take regular breaks from the nootropic every 7-10 days. After 3 cycles, take a prolonged break from Noocube to let your acetylcholine levels return to normal.
Aside from the Huperzine A, none of the Noocube ingredients are thought to pose health and safety risks, even with long-term, daily use.
Is Noocube FDA approved?
Makers of NooCube claim the manufacturing process to be carried out in FDA-approved facilities using all-natural ingredients only. But Noocube itself is not FDA approved. No dietary supplements are FDA approved as they are not drugs or pharmaceutical agents.
Noocube Reviews: What do other people say?
NooCube.com is replete with positive reviews from satisfied customers. Generally, Noocube reviews say that the supplement works as advertised to support cognition in various ways.
Here are some of the reviews shared through NooCube.com:
We strongly recommend checking out a braod range of Noocube reviews posted on places like Trustpilot, Amazon, etc. before you purchase. Looking at user reviews and complaints can give you a rough idea of what you can expect from a supplement. However, you do need to be aware that many Noocube reviews you read online will be biased or misleading. Your average user will not be trying Noocube in a controlled, scientific manner. Some will have an incentive to review Noocube positively; others will be paid to post Noocube complaints online.
How long does Noocube take to ship?
NooCube is only available for purchase from the brand’s official website. How long Noocube takes to ship depends, obviously, on where you are ordering it from. Being a UK-based company, the supplement is shipped worldwide from the UK and may take two to three weeks for delivery, depending on where you order from.
Review Conclusion: Is Noocube really effective?
On the whole, we think NooCube is actually quite a good nootropic stack.
NooCube covers every aspect of cognitive function and brain health while also giving users a pronounced, rapid increase in focus, processing speed and reaction times.
A big benefit of NooCube is the large dose of Tyrosine we get in each serving. We noticed a huge increase in motivation and productivity while taking NooCube, no doubt due to the Tyrosine.
This, combined with the Huperzine A, Alpha-GPC and Theanine, we actually have a pretty comprehensive nootropic here for a very reasonable price.
If you’re looking for a nootropic stack which quickly increase concentration, focus and processing speeds without relying on caffeine, then you are going to be very happy with NooCube. On top of that, we get long-term memory support and brain cell protection from the antioxidanyts.
At $29.99 a bottle, you aren’t going to beat NooCube on value for money. This is why we currently recommend NooCube to anyone looking for a safe, comprehensive, daily nootropic stack that doesn’t rip you off!