Nootromins

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The nootropics industry has really taken off in the past few years, with companies launching new products constantly; in general, this means that nootropics are more affordable and easily accessible than they were in the past. However, there are some companies that still place huge price tags on their supplements. The manufacturers of Nootromins are one such company.

Below we take an in-depth look at Nootromins to see whether this supplement is worth the hefty price tag or not.

Nootromins Pros

  • Some clinical support

Nootromins Cons

  • No returns accepted
  • No money-back guarantee
  • Auto-ship program
  • Incredibly expensive supplement
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What You Need To Know About Nootromins

Nootromins is an incredibly expensive nootropic supplement that is sold through an auto-ship program that sends new deliveries monthly. The product contains some ingredients that could benefit cognitive function and reduce anxiety in stressful situations. The manufacturers offer no money-back guarantee, and refuse to offer refunds or accept returns.

What Are The Side Effects Of Nootromins?

There are numerous ingredients found in Nootromins that could cause a range of side effects.

A-GPC can cause side effects in some people including heartburn, headache, insomnia, dizziness, skin rash, and confusion.

Caffeine can cause side effects such as headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.

Inositol can cause a variety of side effects including diarrhoea, dizziness, flushing, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, upset stomach and vomiting.

Studies have shown that Bacopa leaf causes upset stomachs in participants much more than placebos. This has led to the recommendation that this ingredient be taken with a meal, rather than on an empty stomach, as this will minimise the chances of getting an upset stomach. It may also cause nausea, cramping, bloating, and diarrhoea.

How Much Does Nootromins Cost?

Nootromins is an incredibly expensive supplement! From the official Nootromins website, customers can choose between three different ordering options:

A 10-day supply (20 tablets) costs $39.00/month.
A 20-day supply (40 tablets) costs $79.00/month.
A 30-day supply (60 tablets) costs $119.00/month.

These prices are astronomically high for a nootropic supplement, and are even worse considering that the customer is automatically signed up for an auto-ship program, and will be charged the above rate monthly, until cancelled.

Our Verdict On Nootromins

We do not approve of Nootromins at all. The product is incredibly expensive, with a full month’s supply costing $119. Customers are automatically signed up to an auto-ship program, and so will continue to receive (and be charged for) deliveries monthly until they contact the company and cancel.

The company refuse all returns, and do not give refunds on their products. Even when they run a Groupon deal, they only offer the discounted price for the first 90 days, before automatically charging customers the full price from then on; this highlights the importance of reading the small print before purchasing any product online!

As for the product itself, Nootromins does contain several ingredients that have clinical evidence to suggest that they may help with some aspects of cognition, such as memory, alertness and focus. However, all of the ingredients found in this supplement are also found in other nootropic supplements; nothing used in this product is revolutionary, and many of the ingredients, such as Bacopa Monnieri, are some of the most common nootropics ingredients around. More unusual (but not unique) ingredients such as Glucuronolactone have little or no clinical evidence to support their use as a nootropic. It is definitely not worth the inflated price tag when so many similar, but cheaper products are available.

It is also possible that the ingredients used in this supplement could cause a range of side effects. Usually, anecdotal evidence from customer reviews helps us to see how likely side effects are. Unfortunately, all of the customer reviews on the official website appear to be fake!

Nootromins Inc. have given us many reasons to not trust them, including fake reviews, overpricing their products and refusing all refunds. Even if this were an amazing supplement, we would still not approve Nootromins!

Overall, we do not recommend Nootromins to our readers.

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Nootromins Review

Nootromins is a nootropic supplement that is ‘designed to boost your mental ability within 20 minutes of application with incredible focus, memory and brain power’. The official website also boasts that the benefits come ‘without a crash or toxic side effects’. Controversially, they also suggest heavily on their website that the product can help with mental decline, degeneration and Alzheimer’s; this claim appears to be in violation of the FDA’s rules which state that supplement manufacturers cannot make medical claims about their supplement (such as a nootropic treating Alzheimer’s).

Nootromins Facts

  • Manufactured by Nootromins Inc.
  • Choice of 20, 40 or 60 capsules per delivery.
  • Auto-ship program.

Nootromins is manufactured by Nootromins Inc. The company is based San Francisco, CA, and was founded in 2015 with the ‘sole purpose of [promoting] human mental and physical enhancement’.

How to Take Nootromins

Take two tablets, one time per day for 5-7 hours of elevated mental and physical results. We do not recommend taking more than the recommended dosage per day.

The Nootromins website is registered to a ‘Ben Behrouzi’; several other websites have claimed that this is the same Ben Behrouzi who also founded Leapfish, and numerous other companies over the past 15 years, but who has a chequered past with failed companies and lawsuits, as well as allegations of ClickFraud. One blogger even went as far as describing him as having ‘the ethics of the devil’. Ben Behrouzi is also the CEO of UrthBox, another subscription-orientated company that has the exact same registered address as Nootromins Inc., making it almost a certainty that Nootromins is owned by Mr, Behrouzi of LeapFish fame.

Nootromins Concerns:

  • Fake customer reviews.
  • Auto-ship program.
  • Incredibly expensive product.

What Does Nootromins Claim To Do?

The manufacturers of Nootromins make the following claims about the benefits of this supplement:

Nootromins has been specifically designed to meet the immediate and long-term needs of a wide spectrum of individuals including academics, career professionals, athletes and those simply concerned with the natural effects of aging. We’ve designed an effective formula using the most cutting-edge safe nootropic ingredients that have been clinically proven to enhance memory, focus, alertness, energy, anti-fatigue, anti-stress, mental processing capacity and mood to empower individuals with a daily edge in whatever their undertaking may be.

  • Boosts mental processing power
  • Elevates concentration & focus
  • Increases energy & endurance
  • Improves memory & brain health
  • Reduces anxiety & fatigue
  • Enhances mood & well-being

Does Nootromins Work?

Bacopa Monnieri needs to be taken daily for an effect to build up over time, but some of the other ingredients could cause a general improvement in energy levels and mental clarity shortly after taking the supplement.
Bacopa Monnieri reduces anxiety and improves memory, and tyrosine could help to reduce fatigue. A-GPC appears to improve cognition, and is the only ingredient in the supplement that has actually been approved as a prescription medicine to treat Alzheimer’s (in Europe).

There are several ingredients that will boost energy levels and alertness, including caffeine and Glucuronolactone. Theanine aids relaxation, and may help to reduce the jitteriness that can be caused by stimulants. Inositol reduces anxiety, which can peak in stressful situations.

Overall, it appears that Nootromins could help with some aspects of cognition, including memory. It could also increase alertness, thanks to its caffeine content, and could improve the consumer’s mood and reduce anxiety.

What Are The Ingredients of Nootromins?

The ingredients found in Nootromins are detailed below. Individual ingredient quantities are provided, but the official website does not make it clear whether this is per capsule or per serving. Due to the doses used, we believe that the quantities below are per two-capsule serving, but customers should double-check the product’s label before consuming the product.

  • Alpha-GPC 350 mg: In Europe alpha-GPC is a prescription medication for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, but in the USA it is a prescription-free dietary supplement. It appears to have some cognitive-boosting properties, helps to prevent cognitive decline, and may also enhance power output in athletes.
  • Rhodiola Rosea 325 mg: This plant has been shown to increase endurance in rats forced to swim for long periods of time. It may also help to improve recovery time after exhaustive exercise. There is little clinical evidence based upon humans.
  • Bacopa Monnieri 300 mg: Used to reduce anxiety, improve memory, and seems to have a minor ability to treat depression, making it a general mild mood booster. The effects can take time to achieve a noticeable level, as the effects appear to accumulate with repeated use.
  • Glucuronolactone 210 mg: A molecule typically found in energy drinks. Very little research has been conducted into its use, but preliminary evidence in rats suggests it could mildly increase the ‘time to exhaustion’.
  • L-Theanine 220 mg: This amino acid is found in green tea, and may increase feelings of relaxation. It may also reduce the negative side effects of caffeine, although there is seemingly no clinical evidence to support this claim.
  • Inositol 210 mg: Appears to treat anxiety when used in high doses.
  • Caffeine 110 mg: Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
  • Vitamin B6 25 mg: Vitamin B6 has several important functions in the body, including ‘allowing the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food’. Whilst taking excess amounts of vitamin B6 will not infinitely improve this ability, a deficiency could make it more difficult to lose weight and could cause fatigue. Vitamin B6 is naturally present in a wide variety of foods, including meat, cereals, bread and vegetables, and is often included in fortified breakfast cereals.
  • Vitamin B12 65 mcg: Vitamin B12 is naturally present in many foods, primarily meat, fish and dairy products. It has several roles, including aiding in releasing energy from consumed food, and keeping the nervous system healthy. It may be that a deficiency could cause fatigue, but taking excess amounts could be, according to the NHS, potentially harmful.

Does Nootromins Have Any Side Effects?

There are numerous ingredients found in Nootromins that could cause a range of side effects.

A-GPC can cause side effects in some people including heartburn, headache, insomnia, dizziness, skin rash, and confusion.

Caffeine can cause side effects such as headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.

Theanine causes a state of relaxation without drowsiness, and may help to counteract some of the potential side effects of caffeine, such as jitteriness. Consumers should still ensure that they do not take this supplement or any other source of caffeine within 5 hours of bedtime, as caffeine can interfere with sleep cycles.

Glucuronolactone is under-researched, despite being a common ingredient in energy drinks, and so there are no known side effects. However, this does not mean that there are no side effects of this ingredient.

Inositol can cause a variety of side effects including diarrhoea, dizziness, flushing, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, upset stomach and vomiting.

Studies have shown that Bacopa leaf causes upset stomachs in participants much more than placebos. This has led to the recommendation that this ingredient be taken with a meal, rather than on an empty stomach, as this will minimise the chances of getting an upset stomach. It may also cause nausea, cramping, bloating, and diarrhoea.

Caution:
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Not suitable for anyone who is taking any medications whether prescription or over the counter. If you are unsure about the suitability of this nootropic supplement, or any other supplement, consult your doctor before purchase.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Nootromins?

There are customer testimonials on the official Nootromins website, but we believe that they are fake. There is another nootropic supplement called Enhance Mind IQ that not only has an almost identical website, but also uses the exact same ‘customer’ testimonials.

We struggled to find any independent customer reviews of the product.

Does Nootromins Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

Nootromins do not offer a money-back guarantee. Even worse, they do not accept any returns or offer refunds to customers!

Where Can I Buy Nootromins?

Nootromins is available from the official Nootromins website. Customers have three options to choose from when ordering the product. All of the options are for different auto-ship programs, and it is not possible to make a one-time only purchase.

Customers can choose between:

  • A 10-day supply (20 tablets), which costs $39.00 (per month).
  • A 20-day supply (40 tablets), which costs $79.00 (per month).
  • A 30-day supply (60 tablets), which costs $119.00 (per month).

There is free US shipping. For international customers there is a $5.99 international shipping fee.

It is possible to find links to a ‘free’ trial order page as well. Here customers can choose from the three different sizes, and only pay delivery charges for their initial trial; $3.99 for the 10-day supply, $6.99 for the 20-day supply and $9.99 for the 30-day supply. The website states that the entire process is ‘Risk Free!’ but customers are automatically signed up to the auto-ship program when ordering the ‘free’ trial, and will continue to be sent Nootromins, but at the full price.

We have also seen Nootromins featured on Groupon for a significant (but temporary) discount, but still on a subscription basis; prices may vary and may only be available occasionally. The discounted prices on Groupon only apply to the first 3 shipments, and after that the product costs the full price per month again.

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1.3 out of 5
Editor's Rating
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Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.

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