Nooceptin Review

Alex Whybrow brings you his Nooceptin review as he looks to assess how effective this new nootropic is at improving cognitive functioning and alleviating symptoms of stress and anxiety. Read on to find out how he fared with it.

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Written by Alex Whybrow – fact checked by Jason M & the editorial team

Alex is a full time writer. He is a creative soul who loves to express himself through his written word. When focus or concentration becomes an issue he turns to nootropics. Aside from the world of nootropic supplementation and writing, Alex is a huge fan of coffee and can regularly be found consuming it and writing about it.

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I was pretty excited about the prospect of conducting this Nooceptin review. After all, I’d heard very good things about this nootropic, but it’s one that I haven’t had the opportunity to try until now – so I ordered myself a month’s supply and got to testing it.

Made by SAP Nutrition, a UK-based company but with production facilities (FDA approved) here in the US, Nooceptin has passed all of the relevant quality control tests before it was available to buy, as have all the nootropics that we review. It is a safe product, which is the absolute minimum that we require before we write about a nootropic.

SAP Nutrition are also the brand behind Vyvamind, another nootropic that you may be familiar with, and one that we hold in high esteem and so goes some way to proving their pedigree.

Quick Verdict On Nooceptin

Nooceptin is a high-quality nootropic that is made up of high-quality, natural ingredients – all of which are effectively dosed and designed to yield impressive results.

Opting for a 3-month supply should see you reap a range of cognitive benefits such as improved focus and heightened energy levels, whilst delivering a calming and stress relieving impact.

In this Nooceptin review we are going to be taking an in-depth look at this powerful nootropic to understand what’s in it, how it works, whether it is the nootropic for you.

We will be looking at what Nooceptin claims to offer you, before looking at each of the ingredients to see why they have been included. I’ve put it to the test myself, and will share with you the good, the bad, and if there is any ugly.

So let’s get into it – if you want better cognitive function, is Nooceptin the solution? Let’s find out…

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Nooceptin Benefits

Let’s get straight into what you can expect from taking Nooceptin:

Brain Blood Flow

In order to function effectively, your brain needs a healthy supply of blood. Nooceptin is designed to keep this regulated to healthy levels so that you can think quickly and focus.

Neuron Connections

The speed at which the neurons in your brain can connect with each other has a direct impact on how quickly we can think, and how quickly we can learn and remember things.

Nooceptin is designed to increase these neuron connections, and therefore, speed up processing functions of your brain.

Brain Cell Growth

We are always losing brain cells, so we need to replace them or our brains will start to decline.

This is controlled by neurotrophic factors which can be boosted by using the right nootropic ingredients, which is precisely what Nooceptin is designed to do.

Key Neurotransmitters

The key neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, is imperative to how our brains function, and is responsible for things like learning and information processing. Nooceptin has ingredients that are included with the intention of increasing acetylcholine levels in our brains.

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    Memory Retention

    Always a popular benefit in nootropics, memory retention is far more than just getting people’s names right. It can speed up the way we work, and help both professionally and socially.

    Nooceptin contains ingredients tasked with improving both memory and recall.

    Resistance To Stress & Anxiety

    Stress is not just a problem in itself, it also has huge knock-on effects to other aspects of our brain’s functions. If we are stressed, we can’t think clearly, we lose focus and our mood is low.

    Nooceptin targets the source of stress and anxiety.

    Nooceptin Ingredients

    So what activates these benefits? Nooceptin is loaded with ingredients that have been carefully selected and researched, to give you the desired effect.

    Before we get into looking at each one individually, it is important to point out that Nooceptin is made within FDA inspected facilities here in the USA, and all of the ingredients are natural.


    Citicoline is responsible for increasing a chemical in your brain called phosphatidylcholine, studies have shown. This phospholipid is often found in foods like whole grains and eggs, and it is thought to help improve our memory.

    Citicoline is also thought to increase other chemicals in the brain, which may speed up our thinking.

    It has been used as a drug to help people following a stroke, as well as older people who are struggling with age-related brain deterioration.

    More research is required to determine the effectiveness of Citicoline on healthy brains. That being said, we have always seen positive results from nootropics that include Citicoline.

    Panax Ginseng

    Panax Ginseng is another ingredient that is there to help boost your memory. It is a species of plant from East Asia, and it is thought to help your body regulate blood sugar levels and even fight against some types of cancer.

    It’s often called an adaptogen (a natural substance that helps your body regulate against stress), and a trial in Korea* concluded that there was a notable improvement in cognitive performance on subjects that had taken Panax Ginseng for more than six months, particularly with their visual memory.

    This sort of independent research is so valuable when assessing a nootropic supplement, so we can say with some confidence that the inclusion of Panax Ginseng should help Nooceptin improve your memory.

    Ginkgo Biloba

    Another Asian plant now, Ginkgo Biloba – one of the oldest-living known species of tree, dating back over 200 million years. Due to its longevity, it has been used in Chinese medicine for a very long time, to treat all manner of ailments.

    It has been proven to help reduce anxiety a small amount after just 4 weeks of taking it, and has been used to help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders.

    Studies have suggested that it can help to improve memory, especially when it comes to fighting age-related cognitive decline. Its effectiveness on healthy, young brains is more uncertain, however.

    Lion’s Mane Mushroom

    Lion’s Mane Mushroom has a long history in medicine, particularly in East Asia, where it is most commonly found. As well as lining the stomach, it is thought to improve nerve development and function.

    In terms of cognitive improvement, which is what we are mainly interested in here, some believe that Lion’s Mane Mushroom can protect brain cells, help to create new neurons, and improve memory. Although more research is needed to validate these claims, it is again an ingredient that we have anecdotally seen yield positive results.

    Bacopa Monnieri

    Otherwise known as water hyssop, Bacopa Monnieri has been used in medicine for centuries, particularly in relation to cognitive impairment.

    At least three separate trials have shown that taking Bacopa Monnieri can improve your memory, and it also contains many antioxidants. It’s also known to help brain receptors process information.

    As ever, more research is needed to fully grasp how effective it can be, but there seems to be enough to validate its inclusion in Nooceptin.

    Rhodiola Rosea

    Growing in cold regions across Europe and Asia, Rhodiola Rosea is a perennial herb that has a long history of use in medicine, particularly in Russia and Scandinavia.

    It is generally thought that it can increase stamina and mental capacity, help to manage mood and anxiety, and even improve athletic performance.


    A common ingredient in nootropics, L-Theanine is an elite antioxidant that is usually found in plants and fungi.

    We often see this in all the top-rated nootropics we’ve tested, and for good reason. Studies suggest that L-Theanine has a positive effect on cognitive function, particularly memory and concentration.

    It is also well-known for helping reduce feelings of stress. I always love to see this in a nootropics ingredient formula.

    Taking Nooceptin

    The recommended dose for Nooceptin is three capsules per day, ideally first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach with a light meal. Nooceptin does not contain caffeine.

    However, personally I would always recommend starting with one – especially if you’re new to taking nootropics – and gradually increasing your dose (no more than the recommendation, of course) to see how you get on.

    You never know, you may just get some decent results on a lower dose, and so a bottle will last you longer.

    Taking Nooceptin on an empty stomach is because it enters your body’s system in the same way that food does. If you take take it while your body is busy digesting food, it could dilute the supplement, and therefore lessen its effect.

    It is recommended that you take Nooceptin for at least 8 weeks and ideally 16, to deep-seat the ingredients that deliver the optimal results in your cognitive health.

    It all sounds great, doesn’t it? Next we look at how I got on with taking Nooceptin.

    My Nooceptin Trial Results

    Having done my research, I was keen to try Nooceptin. I really liked the ingredients and the theory behind them, and I really felt like I needed a little boost in my professional life.

    As a writer, I need to meet deadlines. It’s a huge part of my job, and on an almost daily basis, I have something looming over my head.

    Like a lot of people, I find this quite stressful at times, and things can quickly spiral. If I get stressed, I struggle to concentrate, and if I can’t concentrate then my work slips, which puts me under more stress.

    Obviously, this is far from ideal. And one of the knock-on problems from this is that I work from home, which means sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to close the door on work and its stresses, and return to family life. Too often I’ve found myself absent for my wife and kids while in the same room. And I hate being like that.

    I have tried nootropics in the past with varying degrees of success. I always like to start on one capsule a day, and gradually build on it – and this is what I did with Nooceptin.

    testing out Nooceptin

    At first, I didn’t feel a lot. With some nootropics, particularly the ones that include caffeine, you can feel something even on the first day of taking it, but I can’t say I felt anything initially with Nooceptin.

    Fortunately, my experience has often shown that time is of the essence with nootropics, and I was on a much lower dose than recommended, so I upped it.

    I’m glad I did. By the second week I really started to notice improvements.

    Like I often find with nootropics, the change was discreet yet important. I caught myself one morning really enjoying a piece of work that I was writing. I wasn’t thinking about the deadline, I was immersed in the work itself.

    That afternoon, I had finished in time to pick my kids up from school – a rarity these days.

    As I said, it was a very discreet change that slotted into my life, but it made a real difference. I was working better, and I was enjoying my life outside of work much more.

    I was having more fun with my kids, and enjoying more time with my wife. Being in the moment, rather than distracted by all the work I still had to get through.

    This continued throughout the time I was taking Nooceptin. I enjoyed trialing it. I feel energetic yet calm, and I have even been able to pick up a couple of extra clients – something I didn’t think I would ever have the time to do.

    I didn’t experience any side effects from taking Nooceptin, other than some very mild nausea when I first started taking it – although I often feel that way when I take things on an empty stomach. Others at SOMA don’t experience anything at all.

    Pros & Cons

    Based on my own experiences, and having researched the experiences of others, here are some pros and cons of taking Nooceptin:

    Less anxiety – A little less worry goes a long way. Many who have taken Nooceptin have reported feeling less anxious and stressed, which has helped both socially and professionally.

    Better concentration – Many have reported an improved level of focus when they started taking Nooceptin, as I did. The ability to work for longer, with greater intensity, was particularly beneficial to students.

    The price – While not the most expensive nootropic by a long shot, Nooceptin is expensive for people on a budget, especially if you’re taking the full recommended dose. However, I’d say it’s a decent product that’s fairly priced, and there are often bundle deals to make it more cost-effective.


    I found Nooceptin to be a very effective nootropic. The research behind the ingredients is as good as I have seen, and the impact that it has already had on people’s lives is generally very positive indeed.

    The price might put some people off, but this is one of the best nootropics that I have tested. I think that the price is justified considering the quality of ingredients you get and the dosage of each serving.

    All in all, Nooceptin looks to have placed itself pretty comfortably in the range of nootropics we’ve tested that do deliver on cognitive advantages.

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    This article was written by: Alex Whybrow – Full Time Writer, Coffee Connoisseur & Nootropic Fan

    Alex spends a lot of his time writing. He is a creative soul who loves to express himself through his written word. When focus or concentration becomes an issue he turns to nootropics. Aside from the world of nootropic supplementation and writing, Alex is a huge fan of coffee and can regularly be found consuming it and writing about it.

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    ✎ April 26, 2024: Edited/checked for grammatical errors. Checked ingredients for any changes. Added link for external trial study mentioned. Resized images. Replaced Quick Verdict image for higher quality. Author bio added.