NOOTROLUX Nootropic Review // Can It Aid Cognitive Function?

As Nootropics are coming more and more popular for people wanting to restore a bit of clarity and improve concentration.

I thought it was reasonable to start testing a few of these products to see what direction they are heading and also to offer a bit of direction for people who may not be quite au fait with the products or ingredients.

As with all supplements, there is a lot of crap out there that looks and sounds amazing but under the well branded wrapper it could be just a waste of money.

What Are Nootropics?

Nootropics, also known as smart drugs, are products that help stimulate and increase cognitive function, with particular focus on executive functions, memory, focus, creativity and motivation.

People are learning that relying on cups of coffee and tea isn’t too healthy and isn’t always the answer, I have been using MindLab Pro recently and whilst being initially skeptical I was pleasantly surprised with the results and have been taking them ever since.

There are studies available for all to see that people with a higher IQ tend to earn more than their less gifted counterparts, now this screams common sense, however, plenty of people do not reach their full potential and fall in to the old trap of routine even with a good standard of intelligence.

These nootropics will not make you smarter so to speak, but they can help lift the fog and aid with concentration and focus.

From scholars, truck drivers, dentists, soldiers to machine operators, we may all be able to benefit. You can read a bit more about them here.

Of late I haven’t been going to bed early enough and constantly feel like my mind ia adrift with so many things going on.

I am always on the look out for new supplements and something I haven’t tried before to see if they can help me.

I saw this while Nootrolux while browsing the internet and found some decent reviews.

Looking at the bottle it seems to have a traditional apothecary feel and look to it which fills you with confidence as it looks like a natural and herbal remedy that you may have found in chemists of yore.

Ingredients?

 

There are 9 ingredients included, hopefully they will be effective, let’s take a closer look.

Vinpocetine – Vinpocetine is commonly used for enhancing memory and alertness.

It is also used in conditions that harm learning, memory, and information processing skills as people age.

Additionally, Vinpocetine may be able to protect the brain from damage caused by strokes and help reduce the risk of ischemia.

Vinpocetine enhances cerebral utilization of oxygen and glucose and consequently improves cerebral functions including memory.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dr_Sidharth_Mehan2/publication/26760118_Amelioration_of_intracerebroventricular_streptozotocin_induced_cognitive_dysfunction_and_oxidative_stress_by_vinpocetine_–_a_PDE1_inhibitor/links/0c96051aeaa484662a000000.pdf

L-Glutamine – It is generally touted as a Muscle Builder, but has not been proven to enhance muscle building in healthy individuals; only those suffering from physical trauma such as burns or muscular wounds (knife wounds) or in disease states in which muscle wasting occurs, such as AIDS.

https://examine.com/supplements/glutamine/

St John’s Wort – Used for depression, however, the effects are not entirely proven nor definite. It can also effect how other drugs work if combined. Plus, can also be toxic if you have massive amounts equating to 1000mg per kilo of body weight.

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/stjohnswort/sjw-and-depression.htm

L-carnitine – Acetyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes.

It is a very popular supplement and widely proven to be active drugs for the therapy of symptoms associated with male aging.

Any fat loss tends to be associated with the extra energy provided by this compound which in turn increases exercise.

https://examine.com/supplements/l-carnitine/

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/carnitine-lcarnitine

Phosphatidylserine – Supplementation could improve the memory functions of the elderly with memory complaints.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2966935/

Ginkgo – This appears to help with blood flow and circulation, however, there is no real body of evidence to support these claims.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-333-ginkgo.aspx?activeingredientid=333

Dimethylaminoethanol DMAE – This compound can help with cognitive impairment, however, results from studies are a bit patchy. This is not classified for use as a food additive in the USA. Has been marketed as DEANOL.

https://examine.com/supplements/dmae/

Bacopa monnieri – This improve attention, cognitive processing, and working memory.

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2012/606424/

Huperzine A – Some research shows that taking huperzine A by mouth for 4 weeks improves the memory older children and teenagers who complain of memory problems.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-764-huperzine%20a.aspx?activeingredientid=764&activeingredientname=huperzine%20a

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What Effect Will This Have?

There are a number of good ingredients included in this nootropic that will help with brain function.

Bacopa monnieri, Huperzine and Vinpocetine are found in the best nootropic we have tested which is good to see. All of these ingredients are proven to help with memory, attention, cognitive processing and learnng skills, just what you need from a nootropic.

This nootropic also includes Carnitine which isn’t found in other nootropics but is found in supplements such as fat burners and pre workouts because it helps the body process energy and it is good for brain function plus a number of other bodily processes.

Phosphatidylserine looks to improve memory for those who a little bit older (and wiser), which is also good if you have a memory like mine which is, quite frankly, horrendous.

Then there’s a few ingredients that appear to offer benefit but there’s a lack of entirely conclusive evidence.

Glutamine is often found in ‘all-in-one’ protein shakes that contain a number of ingredients which takes the fuss out of having to sort out your own doses of creatine, BCAA’s, protein etc. However, it only seems to be effective if you have suffered some form of trauma.

DMAE doesn’t have a wealth of confirmed prove that it can be good for cognitive function and this seems to be the same for Ginkgo which is supposed to be great for blood flow and circulation which would aid brain function.

St John’s Wort is widely available in many drug and health stores because it is used for depression, yet could be toxic if you have 1000mg per kilo of bodyweight.

My Review Conclusion:

Overall this is a good product and worth your time and money.

It is much better than many of the other nootropics which seem to be flooding the market since the popularity in ‘bio hacking’ has risen.

There’s a few ingredients that are missing from this which could work well, however, even Mind Lab Pro misses some of the good one’s that are included here.

While there a re concerns of total effectiveness on a small number of ingredients, the real world benefits offered by the rest of the product makes this a worth while and effective product to help you through your day.

Score:

4/5

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