NooCube vs. Mind Lab Pro represents two of the hottest nootropic supplements on the market stacking up side-by-side to give us a better view on which one more effectively and honestly accomplishes what it advertises. Which is (simply put): a more powerful brain. If you were to illustrate this match-up in Venn diagram terms, there’d be a surprisingly significant overlap between these two supplements, at least in terms of ingredients.
However, that overlap significant lessens as you increase the clarity to include measures of ingredient quality, dosages, design, etc. So, let’s read the NooCube vs. Mind Lab Pro review to see which stack stacks up the best.
Supplement Facts Comparison
Mind Lab Pro
|NOOCUBE iX4 Proprietary Blend||997.5 mg||Vitamin B6 (as BioGenesis™)||2.5 m (125% DV)|
|Bacopa||250 mg||Vitamin B9 (as BioGenesis™)||100 mcg (25% DV)|
|L-Tyrosine||250 mg||Vitamin B12 (as BioGenesis™)||7.5 mcg (125% DV)|
|Cat’s Claw||175 mg||Citicoline (as Cognizin®)||250 mg|
|Oat Straw (10:1)||150 mg||Bacopa monnieri (as full spectrum extract 24% bacosides with 9 bioactives) (aerial parts)||150 mg|
|L-Theanine||100 mg||Lion’s Mane Mushroom (full spectrum) (fruit)||500 mg|
|Alpha GPC||50 mg||Phosphatidylserine (as Sharp-PS® Green from sunflower lecithin)||100 mg|
|Huperzia Serrata||20 mg||N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine||175 mg|
|Resveratrol 98%||14 mcg||L-Theanine (as Suntheanine®)||100 mg|
|Rhodiola Rosea (3% rosavins and 1% salidroside) (root)||50 mg|
|Maritime Pine Bark Extract (95% proanthocyanidins)||75 mg|
NooCube and Mind Lab Pro share some of the best nootropics of 2018, yet the devil’s in the details between these two.
Or rather the devil’s in the lack of details, at least for one of these nootropic stack, which, while stacking up an impressive list of cognitive enhancers, fails to fine-tune its equipment into working order.
Just by glancing at the Supplement Facts comparison, seeing which stack supplies more standardized extracts and premium noots, can you guess which product works?
Implied in that question is the idea that one of these supplements doesn’t work. Let’s check out the similarities and differences between NooCube vs. Mind Lab Pro to see if this true.
How are NooCube and Mind Lab Pro formulas similar?
Both NooCube and Mind Lab Pro deliver awesome nootropic ingredients that, on the surface, help enhance cognition. In each supplement we’re seeing a notable effort to increase cholinergic memory capacity, as evidenced by NooCube’s alpha-GPC and Mind Lab Pro’s citicoline — as well as both stack’s Bacopa monnieri. Additionally, each supplement improves catecholaminergic focus and energy with a significant dosage of L-tyrosine and N-acetyl L-tyrosine, respectively.
How are NooCube and Mind Lab Pro formulas different?
Whereas NooCube primarily focuses on cholinergic enhancement, Mind Lab Pro targets several brain bio-pathways, if not all of them. By mixing both short- and long-term brain boosting nootropics, Mind Lab Pro services various brain functions for a wider demographic — young to old, academic to competitive. NooCube does provide some antioxidant neuroprotection for potentially long-term brain protection, in the forms of Cat’s Claw and Resveratrol. However, Mind Lab Pro’s Maritime Pine Bark Extract and Lion’s Mane Mushroom does a better job at the long-term health angle.
NooCube vs. Mind Lab Pro: Unique Benefits
NooCube narrows its focus on cholinergic memory and learning enhancement.
Alpha-GPC increases brain choline levels to improve acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine function. Bacopa monnieri and Huperzine-A inhibit acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme responsible for breaking down acetylcholine. As a result, acetylcholine activity is theoretically increased. Having said that, NooCube’s “Huperzine-A” comes by way of plain Huperzia serrata powder, the source of Hup-A …but not Hup-A itself.
Mind Lab Pro tackles cholinergic brain power and much, much more.
As the Universal Nootropic by Opti Nutra, Mind Lab Pro seeks to effect 100% Brain Power, as opposed to just a particular percentage of brain activity. Granted, NooCube seems to possess a similar intention, yet Mind Lab Pro actually executes this plan, making no “smart drug” claims but rather showing off its all natural nootropic chops with a wide variety of safe, healthy, powerful, and effective nootropics that synergize for a fully functional and optimized brain.
- Mind Lab Pro does what NooCube does, except better. And the stack doesn’t stop there, covering many other various aspects of brain health and function for both short- and long-term mental performance.
When it comes to formulating a capsule contained supplement, nootropic manufacturers have to find a happy balance between nootropic diversity vs. dosages. In other words, a brain booster stack may claim a wide variety of cognitive enhancement with its 50+ ingredient formula, but all of those ingredients fail as none of them are sufficiently dosed.
On the flipside, supplying a huge dosage of a single ingredient or two limits the bio-diversity, and thus value, of any nootropic supplement.
Mind Lab Pro balances diversity and dosages very well. Targeting all of the essential brain bio-pathways to healthy, enhanced cognition, Mind Lab Pro supplies just the best nootropics that matter, leaving out the fluff to ensure that every cog has enough power to act.
NooCube limits both diversity and dosages. And this isn’t a huge deal, considering that NooCube’s more narrow focus is a noble one: enhanced cholinergic memory and learning. Great for the studious nootropic enthusiast. Yet, many of the stack’s ingredients are under-dosed, potentially requiring NooCube’s customers to double down on the daily servings.
Which obviously halves each NooCube’s bottle’s lifespan.
- Mind Lab Pro outperforms NooCube in both nootropic diversity and dosages, accomplish a wider, more effective spectrum of brain boosting.
Ingredient Quality Comparison
Mind Lab Pro tends to dominate this segment of nootropic comparison reviews, as few supplements have come along to match Mind Lab Pro’s apparent dedication to high quality, highly potent nootropics. From the stack’s premium branded BioGenesis™ B Vitamins to highly bio-active herbal extracts — e.g., Rhodiola rosea Extract, Maritime Pine Bark Extract…
NooCube, on the other hand, does very poorly in the ingredient quality department. In fact, so poorly that the supplement’s quality negligence may actually be a deal-breaker on whether or not you even want this supplement.
And that’s a shame: NooCube has great nootropic selections… just in impotent forms. About the best we can say for this brain booster is that we like its 10:1 Oat Straw extract, as well as that 98% Resveratrol. But then again there’s also the dosage issues with these ingredients. So, it seems Mind Lab Pro’s up against a weak, inactive stack here.
- Mind Lab Pro supplies great nootropics in highly potent formats, whereas NooCube weakens its awesome selections with those plain, unpolished powders.
Nutrient Delivery and Clean Label Comparison
This section is essentially an extension of the last section, as well as an explanation of why ingredient quality is a big deal. The short answer being: Nutrient Delivery.
High quality ingredients simply do a better job at delivering their healthy, bio-active properties throughout the brain and body. Low quality, low dosed ingredients do the opposite: The body has a much harder time absorbing and digesting nootropics that come in weak, plain, non-extract forms.
As such, Mind Lab Pro does a much better job than NooCube at delivering its nootropic nutrients to the relevant parts of the brain and body. And furthermore, Mind Lab Pro encases its formula with clean, green Plantcaps® capsules — essentially vegan pills without any unnecessary fillers and additives.
NooCube only lists Magnesium Stearate under its “Other Ingredients” …which is just weird: Mg Stearate isn’t enough to create a capsule, so what’s are NooCube’s capsules? Furthermore, Mg Stearate may actually diminish nutrient delivery, further inhibiting the formula’s potency.
- Mind Lab Pro’s potent ingredients and clean capsules enable enhanced nutrient delivery. NooCube’s Magnesium Stearate pills do not.
|NooCube||vs.||Mind Lab Pro|
|1 Bottle (30 servings)||$39.99||1 Bottle (30 servings)||$65.00|
|Price Per Serving||$1.33||Price Per Serving||$2.17|
Selling at $20+ less than Mind Lab Pro, NooCube is undoubtedly the cheaper option here. And this observation holds even if you buy either product at their various pricing options. For example, NooCube’s greatest price per serving order option sells six bottles at $119.99 (+ free shipping), whereas Mind Lab Pro’s top option is four bottles at $195 (+ free shipping).
Frankly, both are great deals, if you enjoy these stacks. And each supplement comes with a money-back guarantee, if you do not enjoy these stacks.
As far as we’ve seen, NooCube only sells through the NooCube website. Ditto for Mind Lab Pro. So, no need to price compare all across the interwebs for a deal steal.
- NooCube holds a cheaper price per serving than Mind Lab Pro, regardless of which price pack you order for each supplement.
NooCube vs. Mind Lab Pro: Which is Better?
NooCube may be the cheaper option, however that statement is somewhat of a double entendre: NooCube has a cheap price as well as a cheap formula. And that’s a major disappointment considering how awesome NooCube’s nootropics could be, if used in a better forms at higher dosages.
Mind Lab Pro earns the W here for that exact reason: Mind Lab Pro has awesome ingredients of exceptional quality and quantity. And whatever nootropic achievements NooCube does manage, Mind Lab Pro manages as well — except to an even greater outcome.
If you want to hear more on these supplements, we recommend checking out their reviews. However, as far as this comparison is concerned, the final judgment call is in…