#1. Mind Lab Pro
Mind Lab Pro (MLP) is our #1 Best Nootropic Stack for 2016 because it is a true brain supplement breakthrough for achieving peak mental performance.
Using smart formula strategies, the minds behind MLP deliver clinical-range dosage on 10 out of 11 ingredients — including all five of our 5 Best Nootropic Ingredients.
MLP’s ingredient selection is advanced, too: It’s a synergistic combo of research-backed nootropics that enhance performance across six cognitive pathways:
- Neural growth
- Brain energy
- Brain circulation.
The result is a dynamic Universal Nootropic stack: Across-the-board cognitive support that helps your brain “fire on all cylinders,” all the time.
Bonus buzz: MLP is quickly becoming popular among athletes and bodybuilders as a standalone pre-workout nootropic. It seems to promote longer, more intense workouts by strengthening resolve, motivation & mental fortitude.
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Mind Lab Pro Quality Points
Cognizin® Citicoline, Bacopa Monnieri standardized to 45% bacosides, Sharp PS® sunflower lecithin phosphatidylserine, P-5-P vitamin B6, Plantcaps® Capsules, and the cleanest label we’ve ever seen.
MLP “adapts” to meet changing brain demands – bringing you sharper focus, extended attention, faster processing, more brain energy, stress relief, creativity, etc., as you need them.
If you want to mentally excel, dominate & conquer across professional, competitive & personal interests, MLP is for you. Boosting virtually every aspect of brain function, it’s a mental performance supplement above all.
Best5 2016 rating for Mind Lab Pro: 5.0 starsOur Rating
Have you made a 2016 New Year’s resolution to lay off the stimulants, energy drinks and ADD drugs?
Rather than going for tweaked-out & overstimulated “alertness,” truBrain is designed for “Direct Focus”: A mindset customized for workday productivity without crashes, irritability, side effects or brain burnout that renders you useless at the office.
A two-formula stack, truBrain isn’t just about work & academic performance… by helping you “Get your work done faster, and get out of the office sooner,” it might help you get more out of LIFE.
truBrain Quality Points
Cognizin® Citicoline, Oxiracetam, organic blue agave & cane sugar, eco-friendly biodegradable drink pouches, non-GMO, vegan, made in California.
Besides its novel formula, truBrain’s “Think Drink” pouches are easy to take. Original tastes great; Boost tastes terrible, but delivers a super-powerful mental energy jolt.
Creatives, office professionals & students who want to supercharge productivity and multitasking capacity in 2016 without turning into overstimulated burnouts.
Best5 2016 rating for truBrain: 4.0 starsOur Rating
Want to step up your mental motivation and strategic thinking to absolutely crush it competitively in 2016?
CILTEP is designed for Long-Term Potentiation (LTP): A mental state of sustained brain cell signaling and ramped-up acetylcholine & dopamine brain chemicals.
CILTEP’s 2X synergistic Coleus+Artichoke boosts & protects cAMP: The compound that triggers LTP and spikes those very same brain chemicals.
The neurotransmitter-driven CILTEP effect that follows is claimed to enhance motivation, mood, social interaction, learning and more.
CILTEP Quality Points
Artichoke extract standardized to 5% caffeoylquinic acids, Coleus Forskohlii (root) extract standardized to 20% forskolin, Vitamin B6 as P-5-P, no soy, no gluten, no BS.
CILTEP’s LTP benefits last a ludicrous 8-14 hours. Plus, the formula strategy is novel: It boosts brainpower via neurotransmitters only, and optimizes neurotransmitters in a new & different way.
Competitive & ambitious individuals who want to win more in 2016 by boosting and balancing their brain chemistry. Good for athletes, CEOs and students.
Best5 2016 rating for CILTEP: 4.5 starsOur Rating
Launching a startup in 2016? Learning code, getting into STEM, saving the world??
Nootroo might be for you. A luxury two-formula stack, Nootroo is a hit among Silicon Valley types, with good reason: It’s a smartly formulated and novel brain supplement that’s blazing new trails in 2016.
Nootroo is performance-tuned; designed to instill a state of razor-sharp focus, alertness & accelerated mental processing… with less jittery side effects. It gets there by combining leading evidence-based brain nutrients with potent racetam-class nootropics.
It’s not the most proven, but Nootroo’s strategy is strong, and its racetams — Noopept + Phenylpiracetam — could unlock big brain benefits.
Nootroo Quality Points
Cognizin® Citicoline, PURENERGY™ (caffeine+pterostilbene cocrystal), Suntheanine® L-Theanine.
Nootroo is 2 formulas in 1 bottle, designed to be taken on alternating days. These two formulas interlock to create a novel 2X nootropic strategy.
Young professionals who want to supercharge their mental drive to accomplish more in 2016… and who don’t mind spending a little more ($65/30-day supply) on a quality nootropic stack.
Best5 2016 rating for Nootroo: 4.0 starsOur Rating
#5. Neuro Optimizer
Remember partying like it’s 1999?
If so, you may be feeling a little older in 2016… and that means it’s time to start thinking about age-related mental performance concerns. Neuro Optimizer is a great brain supplement for this purpose.
Sure, the name is boring. The packaging is boring, too. It doesn’t have the same sizzle of our Best 4.
But Neuro Optimizer is a reliable brain health stack made by a highly credible company that’s been producing quality formulas for decades.
Featuring seven science-backed nutrients, Neuro Optimizer is a hybrid formula: It boosts mental performance & brain energy right now, but also nourishes & protects the brain for “long haul” memory & cognitive function support.
Neuro Optimizer Quality Points
Cognizin® Citicoline, Sharp-PS® Phosphatidylserine, Jarrow Formulas pedigree
Two of our Best5 nootropics – Citicoline and Phosphatidylserine – in potent dosages for a nootropic stack. Plus, Neuro Optimizer is the best on this list for age-related memory problems.
Adults over age 40 who want to sharpen their mental performance edge right now while feeding their brain with proactive nutrition for many more decades of memory & mental clarity.
Best5 2016 rating for Neuro Optimizer: 4.3 starsOur Rating
There you have it: Best 5 Nootropic Stacks for 2016.
These quality brain supplements offer diverse brain-boosting activity. Optimizing brain function & health in many different ways, they can help anyone to set a new personal best in mental performance this year.
Check out more brain supplement reviews on our Nootropics (Brain Boosters) Category Page.
Brain-Boosters that Almost Made the Cut…
Alpha Brain: Promotes Alpha brain-wave Flow State, the “Zone” for productivity & competitive excellence. Alpha Brain is hugely popular, and it almost cracks our Best 5, but needs higher-quality nutrient forms and a LOT more scientific evidence for AC-11®, its driving-force ingredient and key differentiator.
Nootrobox: This brand’s 1-2 nootropic punch of RISE and SPRINT is strong. But they should upgrade Alpha-GPC to Cognizin® Citicoline, and they must work on their claims, which range from irresponsible to illegal… making all nootropics look bad, especially in the eyes of the FDA. Clean up your act, Nootrobox!
MindBoost: The strategy is great: Two nootropic formulas taken in morning and at bedtime for 24-hour “full cycle” nootropic support. However, the “Night” formula is simplistic & weak, wasting a great opportunity. With a few minor formula tweaks, MindBoost might crack our Best 5.