Frequently Asked Questions

What are Nootropics?

Nootropics describe a broad classification of drugs or compounds with cognitive enhancing properties with minimal side-effects appropriate for long-term use — the scientific nomenclature for "smart drugs."

Learn more about the science and research around nootropics.

How does Nootrobox develop its stacks?

Human understanding of the different domains of cognition and the ways to modulate those domains constantly evolve. Just as the latest science improves, our stacks are ever-evolving. Research is an iterative process, and we embody that approach with our products.

We constantly review the latest gold standard clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals and apply the latest research into our stacks. Therefore, you can be assured you're getting the latest science in your Nootrobox stack.

What's your Quality Control and Process like?

For Nootrobox, the quality and safety of our products are at the very core of our business. Our process is the following:

1. Formulation.

We look at all the scientific literature out there. Some ingredients have no peer-reviewed science behind them (colloquially, known as ‘bro-science’), while others have promising clinical data over several trials. We then collate them together and formulate a ‘stack’ where the individual raws at active dosages and concentrations contribute to our desired effect.

2. Alpha test.

We make small batches and test their efficacy on a small alpha tester group before scaling.

3. Source.

We work directly with the biggest suppliers of raw nutraceuticals. This cuts out the middlemen and also minimizes the number of hops from the farms and labs to your desk. Each supplier we work with supplies their own Certificate of Analysis (CoA) which specifies the content, quality, and purity of the raw ingredient. Each material goes through different processes. Common techniques include HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) and others we use UV testing.

4. Verify.

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.

5. Manufacture.

Our facilities have the latest FDA current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) certifications. cGMP specifies the rules around employee training, cleaning, handling of raw ingredients, etc.

6. Verify.

Immediately after production, we do one final CoA check and make sure everything is to specification. FDA allows a 20% deviation for each active ingredient. Anything beyond this threshold is mislabeled and considered adulterated. Our CoA’s are pretty much on the dot to what our labels say.

7. Package and Distribute.

The end capsules are packaged and boxed and are stored in our air-controlled drop ship facility where they await final fulfillment.

Ultimately, we think we’re in a simple business. We produce what we say we’re producing, and we sell what we say we’re selling. People trust us to obtain the nootropics they depend on.

Is it OK to use RISE and SPRINT together?

Yes, we specifically designed the two stacks to work together, so there are no contraindications. The best way to use RISE is as a once-daily general nootropic, and to use SPRINT specifically before more intensive work sessions.

Typically, a Nootrobox supplementation regime with both RISE and SPRINT could look like:

  1. RISE taken in the morning with a breakfast with fats.
  2. SPRINT taken as a short-term focus agent late morning or early afternoon (e.g. after lunch) as needed.

Are Nootrobox products safe?

Yes, all components of our stacks are FDA GRAS (generally regarded as safe). None of the components are banned from athletic body guidelines. Nootrobox is about safe, long-term cognitive enhancement.

Are your products vegan?

All our products are vegan. We use vegetable cellulose capsules.

What if I'm not ready to subscribe to Nootrobox?

We offer single-time shipments of Nootrobox products.

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

We process your order within 24 hours after we receive it. We will email you a tracking number after we ship your order.

How does the referral program work?

Once you order, we will issue you a custom generated URL link from which you can share with friends and family.

When folks buy through that link, we will credit you $10 for your next Nootrobox order.

Do you guys ship internationally?

We currently ship to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain and Germany. Due to tremendous international interest, however, we are actively looking at enabling international distribution in a way that makes sense both cost-wise and time-wise for our customers. Please email us at to help us determine interest in your country!

How do I upgrade / cancel / change my subscription settings?

Login and manage your account here , or email us at, and we'll take care of you. You can cancel / upgrade at anytime (up until the point we ship your box).

Is my credit card information safe?

Yes. Your connection to is encrypted with 128-bit encryption.

What stacks does Nootrobox carry?

RISE- our daily nootropic is our first stack. SPRINT is our second stack, and it's designed for an immediate boost in focus. YAWN is our third stack, and it's designed for sleep optimization. We're currently working hard with top specialists in the nootropics community and broader medical and research community to develop new stacks with different nootropic effects.

What is your refund policy?

If the bottles are unopened, you may ship the product back to us so we can refund you for the charge. The return label can be printed here. We unfortunately cannot take back opened product.

What if I have more questions?

Please do not hesitate to email us at