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Nootroo calls itself “The Gold Standard in Nootropics.” The product consists of two different supplements in one bottle, with consumers being instructed to alternate between taking the gold and silver capsules each day.

Below we take an in-depth look at NooTroo to see whether it can aid mental function in the many ways that are described by the manufacturers.

NooTroo Pros

  • Ingredients have some clinical support

NooTroo Cons

  • No ingredient quantities provided
  • No independent customer reviews
  • No money back guarantee
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What You Need To Know About NooTroo

NooTroo is an interesting nootropic supplement. On the one hand, many of the ingredients are used in other nootropics and have some clinical evidence from preliminary studies to support their use.

On the other hand the lack of ingredient dosing information is a huge problem, as it makes it difficult to establish how effective the product is in practice, and makes it impossible to establish the likelihood of developing any side effects.

What Are The Side Effects Of NooTroo?

There are several ingredients used in this supplement that can cause a variety of side effects. Because the individual ingredient quantities are unknown, it is impossible to tell how likely it is that it will work.

The side effects include, but are not limited to, sleep disturbances, headaches, nausea, irritability and gastrointestinal problems.

How Much Does NooTroo Cost?

NooTroo is a really expensive supplement, even with the discount provided with the auto-ship program (which we definitely do not recommend). A single month supply costs $65.95 plus delivery.

Our Verdict On NooTroo

There is no money back guarantee offered by the manufacturers, and they even fail to detail what their returns policy is. There are no independent customer reviews of the product, and the testimonials appear to have been edited, or could even be fake. So overall, we do not recommend NooTroo to our readers.

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NooTroo Review

NooTroo is a nootropic that promises to increase attention, energy, focus, verbal memory and general cognition. The product is manufactured by NooTroo LLC, and is currently the company’s only product. The product consists of two slightly different supplements, which are colour coded gold and silver. Some of the ingredients in NooTroo are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and so should not be used by professional athletes or anyone who may be subject to blood testing for the presence of performance enhancing drugs.

NooTroo Facts

  • Manufactured by NooTroo LLC
  • 30 capsules per bottle
  • Contains two supplements to be taken on alternate days

NooTroo LLC is based in San Francisco, California. The company provides a phone number on their website, but we could not locate any other contact details.

How to Take NooTroo

Take one capsule per day, alternating silver and gold capsules on each day. Up to two capsules may be taken per day, but these should be taken several hours apart rather than together. Because the product contains caffeine, it should not be taken in the evening.

Without knowing any of the ingredient quantities used in NooTroo, it is impossible to establish whether they are provided in therapeutic doses or not. The ingredients could potentially boost several mental functions, but if they are used in inadequate doses then they are less likely to cause any noticeable benefits.

NooTroo Concerns:

  • No ingredient quantities provided
  • No independent customer reviews
  • No money back guarantee

Phenylpiracetam appears to be potentially addictive, and it also appears that consumers can build up a tolerance to this ingredient very quickly, which may explain why the ingredient is not featured in both capsules, merely the silver capsule.

What Does NooTroo Claim To Do?

The manufacturers of NooTroo make the following statement about the supplement:

Nootroo is a once-daily capsule containing a blend of synergistic nootropics that enhances energy and focus for 6-8 hours and beyond. NooTroo was designed from the ground up to bring the purest, most powerful, and safest ingredients available, into a single capsule. With NooTroo’s commitment to being the Gold Standard in nootropics, you know you have the best.

Ingredients in NooTroo have been demonstrated to:

  • Increase verbal memory
  • Increase attention for at least 6 hours
  • Increase physical endurance
  • Enhance synaptic transmission
  • Induce alpha-waves in the prefrontal cortex

Does NooTroo Work?

The ingredients used in NooTroo all have some preliminary clinical support, but only enough to suggest that they ‘could’ aid cognitive function. The best clinical support comes from studies focusing upon cognitively impaired participants, such as those who are recovering from strokes, which is definitely not the target audience here.

The caffeine will probably increase energy levels, but without knowing any of the doses, we are inclined to say that this product is not the best nootropic available. It is certainly not the best priced product available.

What Are The Ingredients of NooTroo?

There are two different types of capsule included in NooTroo, a silver capsule and a gold capsule. Both share a set of secondary active ingredients, but the two different capsules have a different primary active ingredient.

There are no ingredient quantities provided for either type of capsule.

Gold capsule:

  • Noopept: Provides a mild cognitive boost after supplementation and could help to prevent cognitive decline. Should only be used for up to 56 days at a time. Research in humans is preliminary at this time.
    Source: https://examine.com/supplements/noopept/

Silver capsule:

  • Phenylpiracetam: Derived from Piracetam, another nootropic. Appears to help to prevent cognitive decline and could potentially have cognitive enhancing properties, although this is under-researched. Tests in rats show that it can increase mental alertness. It is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency due to its reported psychostimulatory and cold resistance properties.
    Source: https://examine.com/supplements/phenylpiracetam/

The ingredients below are found in both silver and gold capsules:

  • Citicoline: A naturally occurring brain chemical. When supplemented it is thought to help to decrease brain tissue damage and improve circulation in the brain, and so it is used in stroke and alzheimers patients. It also appears to increase levels of phosphatidylcholine, which is important for general brain function.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/citicoline
  • L-Theanine: This amino acid may play a small role in weight loss, as well as increasing feelings of relaxation. It may also reduce the negative side effects of caffeine, although there is seemingly no strong clinical evidence to support this claim.
    Source: http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/ltheanine-weight-loss-6800.html
  • Caffeine Pterostilbene CoCrystal: This is a branded form of caffeine. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, increasing the metabolism mildly, as well as increasing energy levels and alertness.
    Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/caffeine

Does NooTroo Have Any Side Effects?

There are several ingredients used in this supplement that can cause a variety of side effects. Because the individual ingredient quantities are unknown, it is impossible to tell how likely it is that it will work.

Phenylpiracetam can cause sleep disturbances, headaches, nausea, irritability and gastrointestinal problems. There are reports of Phenylpiracetam being addictive (mentally, not chemically, when taking large doses).

We also found an account of a consumer taking a Phenylpiracetam and citicoline blend and noticing worsening depression with suicidal thoughts.

Citicoline can cause side effects such as headache, diarrhoea, low or high blood pressure, nausea, blurred vision, chest pains and sleep disturbances.

Significant quantities of caffeine can cause side effects such as headaches, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and problems sleeping. Theanine is thought to reduce some of the side effects of caffeine such as jitteriness and insomnia, but this is just a general observation, and is not clinically proven.

Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Not suitable for anyone who is sensitive to caffeine and other stimulants. Not suitable for anyone who is taking any prescription or over the counter medications, including anti-depressants, MOAIs and anti-anxiety pills.

At least one ingredients has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and so should not be consumed by anyone who competes in sports competitively.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For NooTroo?

We could not locate any independent customer reviews of NooTroo. There are some testimonials that have been added to the official website, but these have been hand selected to show the product in the best light.

We did locate a reddit feed on the Nootropics board discussing NooTroo; the product came into a lot of criticism from other commenters on the board. The lack of information on dosages is a real issue, especially as the ingredients could cause side effects, and many people state that the product is hugely overpriced. Some commenters also have queried the authenticity of the testimonials on the official website, calling them ‘desperate’, ‘baity’, and ‘a huge red flag’.

Does NooTroo Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

There is no money back guarantee for this product. The official website does not provide any information about the returns policy offered by the manufacturers.

Where Can I Buy NooTroo?

NooTroo is available direct from the manufacturer’s official website. There are two options, a single month supply, or a monthly auto ship program.

A single month supply costs $65.95 plus delivery, and contains 15 of the silver formula capsules and 15 of the gold formula capsules.

The monthly auto-ship program costs $54.95 per month, plus delivery charges. Customers are sent a new bottle every 30 days. The website states that customers can cancel at any time, but we have found that auto ship programs are typically more hassle than they are worth; they can often be difficult to cancel, and are easy to forget about, which can cost the customer more in the long term.

International delivery is available, which costs $20.

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.

1 thought on “NooTroo”

  1. Yurii says:

    It’s a total SCAM. I ordered their product and have been waiting for a month!!! Paid 20$ for it, and it seems the same thing is going on with other people. But they claim they have supplies available! Ridiculous.

    I’ve tried to contact them via facebook and leave comments. They deleted comments and blocked me. TOTAL SCAM!!!

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