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Noocube Review 2019: What Exactly Does This Nootropic Do?

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Noocube is currently one of the most popular nootropics in the internet. It has managed to stay in the market for a couple of years now and has stayed famous since its official launch.

A lot of the nootropics and bio-hacking sites that I’ve come across give Noocube 5-star ratings; some of them have even claimed noocube is the best nootropic in today’s market. Is Noocube really as good as they claim?

What exactly does it do and who is it designed for?

According to the information available on the Noocube website, this nootropic is a “synergistic blend of nootropics which will help to support and enhance a person’s focus, memory and mental speed.

The website goes further to say that the Noocube medicine provides the “vital building blocks for a healthy, well-functioning brain”. To be more specific, Noocube also claims to be able to deliver these benefits:

  • Enhance a person’s focus and concentration
  • Enhance learning capacity
  • Improve memory
  • Increase mental energy
  • Improve the ability to multitask

A of this makes it sound like Noocube is designed to be a complete, and full-spectrum, daily nootropic supplement. It has claimed to cover all aspects of cognitive function, from memory function to multitasking ability.

However, one thing that is not listed on the Noocube website is it’s ability to combat stress. For healthtian, stress reduction is a vital component of a complete nootropic. All of the best brain supplements in the planet are meant to provide something to combat anxiety.

It will however, be quiet interesting to find out if Noocube actually provide users with all these essential component or not.

Below is a short overview of all the listed ingredients on the Noocube container. As you read further, we’ll let you know exactly what each of these ingredients do, how potent we think they are, and how we understand the science behind each of them.

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Another information we will also make available to you is what we think about the dose.

Bacopa monnieri (20% bacosides) – 250mg

It is no suprise that Bacopa monnieri is on the list of ingredients, as it perhaps can be called the best natural memory enhancer that currently exists.

This ingredient most certainly possess some quite prominent scientific proof behind it. The known fact about Bacopa monnieri is that it has been discovered to significantly improve the performance of people in cognitive tests that are memory-based.

Bacopa monnieri particularly shows promise among people who are older and experiencing some mild cognitive impairment. The way Bacopa monnieri works is by the growth of neuron dendrite.

Taking a does of 250mg of Bacopa monnieri a day will give users some real benefits in between 6-12 weeks of use. Even though top-tier nootropics use a more refined extract, the 20% bacoside extract that is used in Noocube is considered to be standard.

L-Tyrosine – 250mg

Tyrosine is another ingredient that is potent because it is a natural anxiolytic. Tyrosine helps to reduces anxiety and also sharpens focus in times of acute mental and physical stress.

Studies have shown that us Tyrosine as a supplement improves cognitive function in people that are placed in stressful situations. Tyrosine also promotes focus in individuals who are exposed to extreme cold, sleep deprived, exposed to loud noises, and individuals who have been subjected to intense multitasking. Also, the 250mg we get from Noocube is so much.

Cat’s Claw Extract (4:1) – 175mg

As much as we know, there is no actual evidence that the cat’s claw ingredient really poses nootropic properties.

At present, no one has ever seen any convincing research to prove that humans who are given cat’s claw experience significant improvements in focus, memory, or any other aspect of brain function. Even though it is widely used, we are of the opinion that cart’s claw is sort of an unnecessary addiction to supplements.

It most probably found its way to the ingredient list in Noocube because it was a part of the top-tier nootropics used in Alpha Brain ( this is obviously Noocube’s “inspiration”).

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Oat Straw Extract (4:1) – 150mg

Like cat’s claw, we believe that Noocube only contains oat straw because Alpha Brain does. There’s really no other reason why Noocube would use this stuff; it certainly isn’t because oat straw is such a great nootropic!

It may have some soothing, mildly anxiolytic properties. But it isn’t a potent nootropic. One studyfound that it might help elderly people concentrate better, but we’re not completely convinced. More research is needed on this one.

L-Theanine – 100mg

People who regularly read lots of sleep articles might already know that theanine is an awesome natural sleep enhancer. The reason It is sometimes used as an ingredient in nootropics that it has a synergistic relationship with caffeine.

With Theanine the positive effect of caffeine is heightened and it also reduces its worst possible side effects. If you are one person who drinks a lot of coffee in the course of your day – same way many nootropics users consume a lot of coffee – then you may benefit greatly from some added theanine.

Some people say theanine possess some personal focus-enhancing properties, but we are yet to seen any proof to back that up.

Alpha-GPC – 50mg

Alpha-GPC is known to be extremely effective for increasing focus, improving short-term working memory, and heightening alertness. It also quickly increases the availability of choline in the brain.

This increase in the choking availability also causes an increase in the synthesis of acetylcholine, which is the brain’s executive neurotransmitter, and phosphatidylcholine, which is a key part of the brain cells and an important part of the cell signalling process.

While this is great, the problem we have noticed here is that Noocube does not posses anywhere close to the right amount of Alpha-GPC (it has just 50mg) The best nootropics in the market contain up to 200mg or even more!

Huperzia Serrate (0.5% Huperzine A) – 20mg

Huperzia Serrata, which is also known as toothed clubmoss, or Chinese clubmoss is a plant native to Asia, India to be specific, and other parts of southeast Asia.

Huperzia Serrata contains very little amounts of a substance known as Huperzine A, and it is widely used in the making of different nootropics today. At a potency of 0.5%, the Huperzia Serrata contained in Noocube makes about a 100mcg amount of Huperzine A.

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How Huperzine A works is by inhibiting the enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, which after passing between neurons, destroys acetylcholine. More acetylcholine only means an increase in raw brain power.

While it’s a good thing, too much of it, however, can lead to problems, thus it has to be cycled. Since all of the best ingredients in this Noocube supplement usually takes several weeks to have an effect on users, this might just be a mistake!

Resveratrol (99%) – 14.3mg

Resveratrol is a good ingredient in noocube, as it is a natural, powerful antioxidant found in different fruits and vegetables, even though it is popularly known as the antioxidant that is prevalent in wine.

Note that resveratrol is a wonderful antioxidant, even though it is not the most powerful or well absorbed antioxidant to be consumed orally (which means that though a glass of red wine a day is good for the heart, it isn’t really that good for you).

The addition of 14.3mg of this ingredient seems very pointless to us. With that already pointed out, all nootropics in the market need an antioxidant of some kind. Some antioxidant ingredient is better than no one at all.

Pterostilbene – 140mcg

Pterostilbene is yet another antioxidant that is closely related to resveratrol. Pterostilbene is usually described as a type of super-charged, and more powerful version of the resveratrol.

It is very true that pterostilbene has some structural similarity to resveratrol. However, it has about 80% bioavailability when compared to resveratrol that has 20%. We are not certain why Noocube makes use of both antioxidants. It would have been better if they went with a single one and just dosed it properly!

Comparing Noocube and Alpha Brain

A lot of individuals have noticed that there are similarities between Noocube and Alpha Brain so it is safe to say we are not alone on this one.

For that reason, people want to know which nootropic is a better option; Alpha Brain or Noocube? Below is a brief comparison of the Noocube fomula and the Alpha Brain formula so you can see what the similarities between both formulas are:

Noocube Side Effects – Is this article safe nootropic?

We do not think you are going to get as much as you expect out of Noocube when it comes to benefits. But The the same time, you are not likely to experience so much when it comes to Noocube side effects.

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In our opinion, it is safe to call Noocube safe because it is side effect-free nootropic supplement.

The ingredients used in Noocube are all widely used in today’s brain supplements, so there’s nothing to fear.

Most importantly, the ingredients have all been tested in several clinical trials and they all have been found to be very safe for long-term or regular human consumption.

The main problem we have with this supplement is the part where the formula was badly thought out (they could have done better).

Noocube needs to be regularly cycled, which means that you have to take regular breaks from Bacopa monnieri. The point here is that you actually need to take Bacopa monnieri daily without fail for 6-8 weeks before you can get desired benefits that are fully apparent. This means that taking breaks is not right.

Noocube is also noticeably weak on concentration, focus, and learning. We think that the Alpha-GPC present in Noocube should be taking the bulk of the load in terms of information processing, as well as focus enhancement.

However, Noocube only comes with 50mg while other nootropics come with up to 200mg per serving. There’s also so much dead weight in this formula, and that makes it a No for us.

But then again, this is our honest opinion and we will love to hear what you think. Please Interact with us by leaving a comment below.

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Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.
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