Review of Nootrobox Rise Nootropic
RISE is the "daily nootropic" from Nootrobox that is designed to deliver increased "memory, stamina, and resilience".
What is Nootrobox Rise?
RISE is advertised as a "daily nootropic designed to enhance cognitive performance." Nootrobox says their "ingredients were selected for their nootropics benefits, specifically for their effects on working memory capacity and anti-fatigue."
The biggest claims associated with RISE are memory, stamina, and resilience.
So how are they delivering these benefits? Well, let's start by looking at the ingredients.
What's In Nootrobox Rise?
Bacopa, rhodiola, and alpha-GPC are the nootropic ingredients in Rise.
Bacopa monnieri is a well-studied herb that has been shown to enhance memory. It has also shown to produce positive long-term effects on attention, mental speed, and visual perception. Studies have produced a conclusion that it also has led to improvements in anxiety.
Rhodiala Rosea is an adaptogenic herb that has been shown to help combat fatigue, resist stress, and produce neuroprotective properties. It has been shown to resist stressors, allowing one to coast in a balanced state even in high stress environments. Multiple studies have also shown that rhodiala rosea consumption over a longer period of time can lead to increased attention in in mentally demanding tasks.
L-alpha glycerlphosphorylcholine (Alpha-GPC): has been shown to increase reaction time and alertness. It has also been effective in improving recall, recognition, and short-term memory over a short and extended period of time.
Where RISE Goes Downhill...
While each of these ingredients in RISE has shown benefits in individual studies, we feel that these ingredients are best used for other purposes.
We never liked the idea of a "kitchen-sink" supplement. In other words, a supplement where "everything that does something" in thrown into the mix.
Our approach is different.
We study the body's biochemistry and look at how the body uses the herbs, vitamins, or amino acids design our formulations around specific biochemical processes.
For example, rhodiola's ability to reduce fatigue and support our body's stress response are exactly why we included it in Serotonin Brain Food. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that governs our mood, fear, and anxiety.
By using rhodiola as a foundation ingredient in our Serotonin Brain Food, we're able to supply an herb that lowers the stress response and jumpstarts the relaxation process - a use that better follows that particular ingredients strengths.
For more on Serotonin Brain Food GO HERE or check out this interview we did with product creator Abelard Lindsay on our podcast, the Optimal Performance Podcast.
The Focus and The Fluff
To us, the biggest disappointment with Nootrobox RISE was the fillers - or fluff ingredients.
These are ingredients used to literally FILL the capsules to make your supplements look full. RISE contains rice flour, calcium carbonate, and silicon dioxide, all of which are considered fillers since they're not included for their health benefits.
This is another major area where Natural Stacks differentiates itself from the standard supplement companies.
We never use fillers.
Our focus and memory boosting nootropic CILTEP contains only 5 all-natural ingredients, and ZERO fillers or fluff.
CILTEP uses artichoke extract and forskolin to inhibit the enzyme PDE4 which down-regulates cyclic AMP (cAMP). This increase in cAMP leads to an increase in Long-term memory potentiation (LTP). [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]