Nootrobox Rise is a two-pill-a-day nootropic supplement produced in the USA by Nootrobox.
The company was founded in 2014 by ex-Google employee Michael Brandt and, Glassmap social network founder, Geoffrey Woo.
Apparently the two are regular nootropic supplement users who became frustrated every time they needed to decide on the best supplements to stack. Their answer was to create their own nootropic stack and pop it into a capsule.
The company produces a few other nootropic supplements, but Rise is their flagship product.
Why Nootrobox Rise?
Rise is designed to work as a cognitive performance enhancer and, if it lives up to the marketing claims, customers who take one capsule twice per day should see improvements in their memory, stamina, and resilience. Alternatively it is permissible to take the two capsules together and it is recommended the capsules be taken with foods that provide dietary fats. This apparently aids the smooth absorption of one of the ingredients – bacopa monnieri.
The Nootrobox Rise sales page also states use of the formulation can produce such an improved degree of clarity and focus a lot of users prefer to perk themselves up with Rise instead of a cup of coffee.
Many nootropic supplements are designed to help people who are trying to counteract the brain-fogging effects the ageing process has on the brain. It is feasible that Nootrobox Rise may offer some degree of help in this regard as well, but the supplement appears to be primarily aimed at people who are more interested in boosting their overall mental abilities.
Ingredients in Nootrobox Rise
Nootrobox Rise contains and equal ratio of three active ingredients:
Bacopa Monnieri (300mg): An ingredient taken from a perennial herb that is native to a number of countries in different areas of the world. Indian healers used it extensively as a traditional treatment for cognitive problems.
Research has endorsed its potential as a cognitive function enhancer and some studies show it contains antioxidants that can protect the brain cells from being damaged by free radicals.
In 2012, the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine (Volume 18, number 7) published the results of a systematic review of results obtained via a number of randomised, controlled clinical trials conducted on human volunteers.
The object of the review was to try and ascertain if Bacopa monnieri's reputation for improving cognitive function was warranted. The researchers decided there was insufficient evidence to back up many of the other claims made for the ingredient, but stated it is “efficacious in improving the learning and free recall of information”. This led them to conclude: “Bacopa could potentially be clinically prescribed as a memory enhancer.”
Rhodiola Rosea (300mg): Rhodiola rosea is a flowering plant that grows in some of the colder regions of the world. It has a long history of medicinal use and Chinese herbalists often used it in tonics designed to alleviate physical fatigue. Studies suggest rhodiola rosea can also be useful for reducing feelings of stress and may be equally valuable as a neuroprotectant.
Phytomedicine (volume 7) published the results of a placebo-controlled study that monitored the fatigue-reducing effects of rhodiola rosea on student volunteers. The study duration was 20 days. When the researchers examined the data they noted “pronounced” improvements in psychometric function (50% more than the placebo group).
α-GPC (300mg): α-GPC (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine) is a choline compound found in the brain. It is believed to have the power to cross the blood-brain barrier and deliver choline directly to the brain. Research suggests this can result in improvements to the mood, intelligence levels, and memory function.
In 2013, Clinical Therapeutics (Volume 25, Issue number 1) published the results of a study that examined its value as a treatment for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Side Effects & Health Issues
The manufacturers states the formulation contains ingredients that are “generally regarded as safe” by the FDA. However, no inclusion rates are provided, so all potential users would be wise to seek expert medical advice prior to taking any of the pills.
Nootrobox Rise is sold without a money back guarantee.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
Nootrobox Rise can only be purchased from the Nootrobox Rise website. Each bottle of pills contains 60 capsules and should last for a month when used in the recommended manner.
The price per bottle is $44.10 (£28.50), but customers who live in the UK can expect to pay a further $10 for postage and packaging. Nootrobox also operates an automated billing and reordering program that ensures customers receive a new bottle of pills every month. Any customer who opts-in and decides to buy this way secures a 10% discount.
Recommendations for Best Results
The recipe is pretty straight forward. The best results will come after a while of using it, like any nootropic.
Certain inclusions have a sort of cumulative effect, meaning it is beneficial to take them for at least 12 weeks before assessing whether they are working for you.
Generally speaking, you can't go wrong with the Nootrobox Rise formula, and combined with the company's mindset of updating the recipe it seems like a product you can trust will stay on the cutting edge.