What is Nootroo?

Nootroo is a nootropics company founded in founded in 2014 that creates the highest-quality and most effective nootropic blends on the market.

What are nootropics?

Nootropics are a category of molecules that target higher-level, integrative activity in the brain, specifically learning memory and learning. Nootropics must be free from significant side-effects and have little to no toxicity (even in high doses).

What does Nootroo sell?

Nootroo currently sells one product containing two formulas: Nootroo Gold & Silver (G&S).

How many pills come in a bottle of Nootroo Gold & Silver (G&S)?

There are 30 capsules in a single bottle, with 15 capsules of the Gold Formula and 15 of the Silver Formula.

How are they taken?

Nootroo Gold and Silver Formulas are alternated between daily. Nootropics can be consumed on an empty or full stomach.

Why is there an alternation between formulas?

The main nootropics in the Gold and Silver Formulas have differing effects and mechanisms of action from each other. The alternation is to allow for the benefits of both molecules to be achieved, while not building any long-term tolerance.

What is the difference between the Gold and Silver Formulas?

While both formulas have over 500 mg of Cognizin brand Citicoline, they have different main ingredients. The Gold Formula’s main nootropic is noopept and the Silver Formula’s main nootropic is Phenylpiracetam. Nootropics based on the piracetam molecule, taken with a choline source, have been shown to have “profound effects” when combined.

What is noopept?,

Noopept is a di-peptide form of the original nootropic, piracetam, that was specifically made to be more bioavailable. By molecule weight, it is considered to be 1000 time stronger, yet has less side effects. It is typically used in the treatment of concussions, organic brain disorders, and aging-related cognitive decline.

What is phenylpiracetam?

Phenylpiracetam is the most stimulating of the nootropics related to piracteam. It was creating by adding a “phenyl” group on to the piracetam molecule (see more on piracetam below). It was developed for use by Russian cosmonauts in space to increase their physical and mental stamina over long periods of time and was included in their medical kits.

What is Citicoline?

Citicoline is the body’s optimal choline source. Typically found in food like eggs, it eventually stimulates the creation of acetylcholine (the neurotransmitter that is highly associated with memory formation). It improves energy flow in the brain (bioenergetics) also helps with cell membrane formation through the creation of phosphatidylcholine. It has been demonstrated to improve attention and memory in everyone from kids, to healthy adult women, to post-stroke and post-concussion patients.

What makes Cognizin Citicoline different than regular citicoline?

Cognizin is a patented form of citicoline (CDP-choline) made in a bioreactor from an enzymatic process in Japan, that yields a biologically identical form as that which is found in nature and foods. All other forms of citicoline found on the market are salts, whereas Cognizin citicoline is a free-base. Most studies done on the citicoline molecule, also use the Cognizin brand.

Is it easy to cancel the subscription?

Yes! There is an easy to find link to manage your subscription, whether you would like to pause, cancel, or have your next bottle ship early. (We never want you to receive a bottle you do not want, or to be without Nootroo when you want it.)

Nootropics the class

What are nootropics?

Nootropics are a category of molecules that target higher-level, integrative activity in the brain, specifically learning memory and learning. Nootropics must be free from significant side-effects and have little to no toxicity (even in high doses).

That sounds too good to be true, explain more?

In the early 1960s scientists were studying the recently isolated neurotransmitter GABA, which in human brains was the first neurotransmitter discovered to inhibit or limit activity in the brain. They began modifying the molecule to try and create a sleep aid. Out of the hundreds of molecules they created, one stood out by restoring the brains higher level function after loss of oxygen nearly double as quick. It also prevented the disruption of memory formation from electroconvulsive shock and amnesiac agents. This molecule would be known as piracetam, the prototype molecule of the nootropic class.

What happened to the prototype nootropic, piracetam?

Piracetam is still available around the world and used for a variety of cognitive decline related properties. While it is a great molecule, because it was discovered accidentally and was not developed with potency in mind, the dosing can be pretty high and has a lot more variation among people. In the intervening years after piracetam was discovered, scientists set out to make improved versions. They succeeded greatly in the case of Noopept and Phenylpiracetam. By molecular weight, Noopept (in our Gold Formula) is considered 1000 times stronger than piracetam and Phenylpiracetam (in our Silver Formula) is considered 30-60 times stronger than piracetam.

What does nootropic mean?

Nootropic is literally translated to mean “towards the mind” from the Greek “noos” meaing “mind” and “tropein” meaning “towards.” At Nootroo, we try to follow the strictest definition of a nootropic possible, as set forth by Corneliu Giurgea in 1972 when he coined the term.

Why aren’t nootropics more well known?

This is a bit complicated, but on the most simple level, there is no category in the medical establishment for enhancing the brains of healthy individuals, so there is no category in which nootropic substances for healthy people could be brought to market in traditional channels. Further, because nootropics like piracetam have effects on the entire system of the brain, they don’t comport to the normal obsession of “single-site, target-specific” activity that early neuroscience was so obsessed with.

What is the difference between a cognitive enhancer and a nootropic?

Cognitive enhancement refers to a myriad number of processes in the brain than can ultimately translate to an increase in abilities. However, while a substance can enhance cognition it, it might also have negative side-effects or not be sustainable for long-term usage. Nootropics on the other hand must enhance higher-level integrative activity, while being safe and even neuroprotective. So while all nootropics are cognitive enhancers by definition, but not all cognitive enhancers are nootropics.

Historical Product Questions:

Do you still use Gold and Silver flakes in the product (and why did you)?

No. Because we have two formulas in the same bottle, we need a way to distinguish between our two capsules. Our founder despises artificial colorants and does not consume any himself, and when Nootroo first started there were no capsules available without artificial colors. Instead, we decided to use 23.5k Gold and 100% Pure Silver flakes inside the capsules to help distinguish between the two. It was also an indicator of our commitment to quality, because if we were using actual edible gold imported from Germany (from the same place Goldschläger gets their gold flakes), you know we weren’t cutting corners anywhere else. It’s how and why we became known as “The Gold Standard in Nootropics™” and we still don’t cut any corners or use any artificial colors. We are now on a large enough scale that we can have our own non-artificially colored capsules created with a pigment known as Candurin, that is similar to calcium and naturally occurs in clay.

Does Nootroo Gold & Silver contain caffeine?

Not any more. Starting with our Nootroo 5.0 Formula (the current iteration), we decided to split the caffeine co-crystal and L-theanine out of our main formulas and we will be putting them into their own capsule called Nootroo Green. Nootroo Green will be available by the end of summer 2018.

But I loved and want the old Nootroo 4.0 G&S Formula with PURENERGY caffeine co-crystal and Suntheanine L-Theanine, am I out of luck?

No you are not! We will be re-releasing that formula this Fall, as Gold+ (Gold Plus) and Silver+ (Silver Plus). If you can’t wait until that long, you can take the combination of a Gold or Silver Formula along with the new Green Formula.

Who shouldn’t use Nootroo

Can pregnant or nursing mothers use Nootroo?

If you are pregnant or nursing you should not take Nootroo.

While there are strong “arguments for including a source of choline” such as citicoline in the diet of pregnant (and nursing) women, noopept and phenylpiracetam have not been studied in pregnant women and should therefore not be taken. Piracetam has been tested with positive results in protecting the brains of oxygen deprived fetuses and shortening labor time in pregnant women undergoing fetal distress during labor, but this has not been studied extensively.

Does one have to be over 18-years-old to Purchase Nootroo?

Yes, if you are under 18 you should not take Nootroo or other nootropics. There is not a large body of research on phenylpiracetam or noopept in those under 18. Piracetam itself has been successfully tested on children as young as 6 with dyslexia and ADHD.

Can athletes take Nootroo?

Yes, unless you you are tested under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The main ingredient in Nootroo Silver, phenylpiracetam (aka Carphedon), is banned due to its effects of “increasing endurance and resistance to cold.

Can Military Members take Nootroo?

Yes, nothing in Nootroo Gold, Silver or Green is prohibited by military regulations or will show up on any tests. We have a number of active duty members as customers and proudly ship to APO addresses. Feel free to inquire for a military/veteran discount.



How much is shipping?

U.S shipping is currently $2.95 for a single bottle via first class USPS mail to anywhere in the US and $14.95 to other countries. We also offer priority mail (1-3 days) depending on location for $7.95.

Can you overnight or rush delivery?

Yes, it can be arranged, please contact us directly via this contact form or over the phone at 1-844-4-NOOTROO

What countries do you not ship to?

We ship to countries all over the world and APO boxes. The only countries we do not currently ship to are Italy, Norway, Sweden and Germany.