Frequently Asked
Questions

What are nootropics?

Nootropics describe a broad classification of compounds with cognitive enhancing properties, which have minimal side-effects and are appropriate for long-term use. Learn more about nootropics on our Biohacker Guide.

What is a stack?

A stack is a set of nootropic ingredients that work well together and contribute towards the improvement of one or more cognitive functions. Nootrobox's stacks (RISE, SPRINT, GO CUBES, and YAWN) are each designed around a specific functional goal.

Are Nootrobox products safe?

Yes, all components of our stacks are designated by the United States FDA as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) and/or acceptable as a dietary supplement compound by the FDA. 100% of Nootrobox ingredients are allowed under the guidelines for all major athletic bodies, including the guidelines for WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

The Nootrobox standard is to create the best possible nootropics in the world, which are legal and safe, with low side effect profile and robust scientific validation for effectiveness. Nootrobox products are designed for long-term use, to provide ongoing value for the rest of your life.

Where should I begin?

The best place to begin with Nootrobox is the FULL STACK. You can read about and try each product, and make an informed decision about which subscriptions make sense for you to continue on an ongoing basis.

We also recommend GO CUBES Chewable Coffee because its a very easy way to get started biohacking. GO CUBES have the same performance characteristics and precision as SPRINT, and they're made into delicious gummies with real Brazilian coffee.

Are Nootrobox products vegan / Gluten-free / allergen-free?

RISE, SPRINT, YAWN, GO CUBES are 100% vegan, gluten-free, and free of all major allergens.

Can different Nootrobox products be taken together?

Yes, Nootrobox products are designed to be used together as a FULL STACK. Each product has a unique set of ingredients and functional purpose, and the products are designed to complement each other.

RISE is designed for daily use, although its effects and mechanisms of action are distinct. RISE is developed as the premier daily nootropic, specifically made to improve cognition when taken habitually.

SPRINT and YAWN are meant to be taken as needed for their specific effects, and a healthy lifestyle can include both SPRINT for better performance on mentally demanding tasks and YAWN for a better night's rest.

How does Nootrobox develop its stacks?

We develop our products based on ingredients that have robust clinical data on healthy human adults.

We begin with the requirement that 100% of Nootrobox ingredients are safe and legal according to United States FDA regulation. Within that set of ingredients, we conduct ongoing and thorough reviews of scientific literature to understand which ingredients show effectiveness. Effectiveness is determined through the scientific method: repeated studies that are gold standard RDBPC (randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled) and published in peer-reviewed science journals.

We then collate the ingredients together to improve our existing stacks or formulate new ones. We formulate each of our stacks with individual raw ingredients at active dosages and concentrations that contribute to that stack's desired effect.

As we conduct clinical trials on nootropics and keep close tabs on new research in the space at large, we evolve and update our stacks accordingly. Our products will always be the most modern and well-informed nootropic stacks available, anywhere.

How does Nootrobox source its ingredients?

For each ingredient we incorporate into our stacks, we ensure that it is the highest quality version of that ingredient possible. For instance, the Bacopa Monnieri we use in RISE contains 50% bacosides (the active ingredient), which is the highest concentration available on the market. We maintain this approach across each of our ingredients, requiring that our suppliers provide ingredients that meet our premium specifications.

What is the manufacturing process?

All Nootrobox products are manufactured in the USA in state-of-the-art facilities and in accordance with all relevant industry guidelines.

Our manufacturing facilities meet and exceed industry regulations, with the latest current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) certifications from third party, independent auditors. cGMP specifies the rules defined by FDA around sourcing and testing ingredients, employee training, machine operation and calibration, record-keeping, and more.

What is the Nootrobox quality control process?

  1. We identify the best sources for each of our components. Each supplier we work with is required to supply a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) which specifies the content, quality, and purity of the raw ingredient.

  2. Before the raw ingredients officially enter our manufacturing facility, they’re held in a holding quarantine where we independently verify the CoA before we allow them into our facility. We verify for active ingredient, heavy metal contamination, and microbial contamination. Each material goes through a slightly different processes to test for purity and contamination. Common techniques include HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography), UV inspection, and centrifuge testing.

  3. Immediately after blending and encapsulation, we run a CoA check on the final finished product to make sure the end product is to specification with the proper ratios and achieving proper dosages. We are known in the nootropics industry for having very low tolerances for deviation from specification. Our products contain exactly what the labels say.

  4. The product is sealed, packed, and then stored in an air-controlled drop-ship facilities around the United States, where they await shipment to you!

Where do you ship and what are the costs?

We currently ship to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain.

Shipping is free for all orders within the United States.

For orders outside of the United States, we add a nominal fee to cover the cost of postage. Please note that for these international orders, duties and taxes are not included.

How long does it take to ship my order? Can I track my order?

We process your order within 1 business day of when you place it with us. We will email you a tracking number when we ship your order.

How do subscriptions work?

Because many of our customers find Nootrobox stacks to be extremely helpful on a daily basis, we make it easy for you to subscribe. For any product we offer, you can purchase it either on a one-time basis or as an ongoing subscription. For subscriptions we offer a 10% discount.

Once you have an account with us, you can login at anytime to modify, add to, or cancel your subscription.

How do I login or create an account?

If you've ordered from Nootrobox in the past, you can access your Nootrobox account by logging in.

If you've ordered from Nootrobox in the past but never created an account password, simply visit the login page (/login), enter the email you used to make your purchase, and click “I don't know my password.” We'll send you password setup instructions, which will allow you to login to your dashboard, where you can track shipments, checkout with one click, and manage your subscriptions.

If you do not have a Nootrobox account, you will create one when you place your first order. Once you complete your order, we recommend that you create a password so that you can easily access your account in the future.

Is my credit card information safe?

Buying on Nootrobox is completely safe and secure. We work with a very well-regarded payment processor that is certified as a PCI Level 1 Service Provider, the most stringent level of certification available. Your payment information is never stored on Nootrobox servers.

How does the referral program work?

Once you order, we will issue you a uniquely generated URL link from which you can share with friends and family. This link never expires, and whenever anyone buys through that link, we will credit you $10 for your next Nootrobox order. You can see your total account credits by logging in.