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." Nootropics work through three main pathways:

1.) Increase levels of various neurotransmitters associated with learning and memory.
2.) Boost vasodilation of the brain thereby increasing brain blood and oxygen flow.
3.) Preserve and protect the brain's neurons via toxin removal and anti-oxidation.

Learn more about the science and research around nootropics.

Our Mission.

These are the three guiding principles of how we produce our product and operate our business.

I. Data and science: Our products are simple, with actual dosages and actual potency shown to be effective in actual peer-reviewed clinicals.

II. Transparency: No proprietary ingredients or secret formulas. You know exactly what you’re taking into your body. We work directly with the best nutraceutical manufacturers in the USA with full FDA cGMP certifications to create the best products possible. No middle-men, no additional mark ups.

III. Leadership: We're making products that millions of people will use every day. We’re going to be leading and building the community that bring nootropics and biohacking to the world.

Read our widely syndicated thought pieces on nootropics, biohacking, and transhumanism:

1. Nootropics aren't just for tech millionaires

Nootropics, more colloquially known as “smart drugs,” are in the zeitgeist. Hollywood productions like Limitless and Lucy to a CNN profile of a quirky tech millionaire spending $300,000 to hack his own body with research chemicals have certainly raised the profile of nootropics in the mainstream.

2. Humans: The Next Platform

Biohacking and transhumanist advances (including nootropics, extended longevity, cybernetic implants, better behavioral and genetic self-understanding) will materially advance our quality of life and productivity in the coming decade, but we need to be thoughtful about the potential social and ethical pitfalls as we transform.

3. Smart Regulation for Smart Drugs

Nootropics, smart drugs and other biohacks are now drawing mainstream scrutiny and controversy as more and more people are using legal, off-label, and unscheduled “research chemicals” as nootropics to enhance their academic or work performance.

Quality Control and Process.

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

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

  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions.

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. 1. RISE taken in the morning with a breakfast with fats.
  2. 2. SPRINT taken as a short-term focus agent late morning or early afternoon (e.g. after lunch) as needed.
Are Nootrobox products safe? How does Nootrobox fit into WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) rules?

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

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