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Introduction

Is this product really the “gold standard in nootropics”? On the surface, Nootroo looks to be an attractive offering for anyone looking to “biohack” their brain into optimal performance. With statements that the product can boost your memory and improve your focus and concentration, we just had to take a look into this product for ourselves.

In this Nootroo review, we’re analyzing for formula and are establishing what we believe consumers can and cannot expect from it.

Readers please note that statements on this page are fair comment based on observation. This content is produced on a matter of public interest. Statements on this page are our honest opinion.

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What Is Nootroo?

Nootroo is a nootropic stack produced by a US-based company named Nootroo LLC.

One bottle of Nootroo costs $64.95, contains 30 capsules (15 gold pills and 15 silver pills) and will last users for 30 days provided they follow the directions of one pill per day, alternating between silver and gold formulas. It is only available via the official Nootroo website; it is not available on Amazon, eBay or in stores.

Rather than being a blend of herbal extracts, amino acids and vitamins like most other nootropics, Nootroo uses the research chemicals Noopept and Phenylpiracetam (doses are not disclosed and no CoA is provided).

Unlike the majority of other nootropic pills of the market, a bottle of Nootroo actually contains two different formulations inside it, a gold pill blend and a silver pill blend. In essence, it’s two different products rolled into one, seemingly needlessly.

Consumers of Nootroo are promised effects such as enhanced long and short term memory, the improved ability to learn and reduced brain fog.

Does Nootroo Work?

Based on our research into this product, we do not believe it will work as described on the website.

Firstly, despite there being some independent studies showing some of the ingredients can help cause cognitive enhancement, the product doesn’t contain any FDA-recognized nootropic ingredients.

Nootroo doesn’t really contain any of the typical ingredients we’d expect to see inside an OTC nootropic. The whole product is based on providing users two different research chemicals every other day (Noopept and Phenylpiracetam), which for all their nootropic-potential, are still research chemicals. There is no definitive research into the long term impact of these compounds; to us, this seems a little risky.

On a more positive note, both gold and silver formulas contain caffeine, which can help improve your focus and alertness.

The Pros & Cons Of Nootroo

Below we have listed everything we think could be viewed as a positive or negative:

The Pros

  • May help focus and alertness.

The Cons

  • Product is unlikely to improve your long or short term memory.
  • Product is unlikely to “speed up” your cognition or improve your recall abilities.
  • Contains research chemicals in undisclosed doses.
  • No Certificate of Analysis for the chemicals used within the formula.
  • Potentially negative side effects.
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What Are The Nootroo Ingredients?

We have found the following Nootroo ingredients via the official website:

One Gold Pill Contains: Noopept and CDP-Choline.

One Silver Pill Contains: Phenylpiracetam and CDP-Choline.

Is Nootroo Suitable For Everyone?

We are unsure if this product is suitable for vegetarians or vegans. It should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women, or by anyone under the age of 18.

Is Nootroo Safe?

Nootroo contains the research chemicals Noopept and Phenylpiracetam in undisclosed doses, previous versions of this product also have had undisclosed amounts of caffeine content.

While we don’t think Nootroo is likely to directly harm anyone, we don’t approve of the idea of giving consumers nootropic research chemicals that lack thorough scientific safety evaluation.

What Are The Nootroo Side Effects?

We’ve compiled the following potential side effects based on the ingredients inside this formula:

  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pains
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Weight gain [1][2]

Note: these side effects are possible but may not be the typical user experience.

Are There Any Nootroo Reviews From Customers?

We have found the following Nootroo review testimonials via customers online:

These pills really didn’t do that much for me. I felt a little more focused, but I also felt weird in general.. as if I wasn’t quite myself. I used them for the full 30 days but didn’t reorder as I wasn’t a fan of the way they made me feel. They gave me a bit of nausea too.

I really enjoyed using Nootroo. My mind help sharper and my mood was also increased.

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Our Final Verdict On Nootroo

To conclude our Nootroo review, it’s a bit of a mixed bag – there are things that we like about it and things that we aren’t too blown away by. When it comes down to it, Nootroo contains research chemicals (in undisclosed amounts with no CoA) that still lack conclusive research and study – many people swear by them, but there are also stories online about people becoming addicted to them.

To us, it seems the whole product’s nootropic benefits are based on the idea of “take it and see what happens”.

It’s disappointing to see that Nootroo opted to use these shorts of ingredients instead of sticking to the tried and tested nootropic compounds.

Kath Ross, PhD
Kath Ross, PhD
Health Editor & Fact Checker at DietProbe
Kathryn is a Ph.D Health Editor here at DietProbe. She specializes in diabetes and weight control research and in her spare time she's a professional cat lady and wine connoisseur!
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