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If you want to boost your mental performance, improve your memory, and give yourself added drive and focus, then nootropics really are the way to go.

Nootropics are not a new phenomenon.

Creative professional, researchers, students and executives all over the world have been using specially formulated brain supplements to gain the critical edge that they need to stay ahead of the pack for years.

More people are learning about the potential benefits of brain supplementation every day. 

As more people make nootropics a part of their daily supplement regime, the industry is continually coming up with more effective and potent products to help with everything from mood to memory function. 


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But what about consumers? How are first time buyers supposed to know genuine supplements from duds? 

This page should hopefully help everyone, from first time nootropics buyers to seasoned users, find the right pre-made nootropic stack for their needs. 


Professionally designed brain supplements can:

  • Improve your ability to think clearly, quickly, and creatively
  • Significantly enhance your memory
  • Provide a lasting boost to mental energy
  • Encourage deep sleep and lucid dreaming


They do this in a number of ways:

  • Increase the production of neurotransmitters
  • Provide the brain with the vitamins and fuel it needs to be more active
  • Support long-term brain growth and development
  • Act on certain receptors in the nervous system to reduce stress


It’s all very well saying what a nootropic should do, but that doesn’t help you if you’re new to nootropics. 

There is a huge industry out there, with hundreds of manufacturers all competing for your attention. They will all tell you that their products are the best, that their competitors are offering you total garbage, and that their products are not like any other on the market today.

But of course, not everyone can be telling the truth here. 


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So if you have only just recently started delving into the world of nootropics, it can be hard to figure out who you can trust. 

It is absolutely vital that you do your own research, and that you don’t just rely on what a manufacturer tells you.

That’s why we’re here to help you figure out exactly what you should be looking for in a natural nootropic supplement. 

We believe you need to properly evaluate what it is that you want, not what someone else thinks you want. You then need to let the science guide you to the best supplement for you

There are a couple of things to look out for when looking at nootropic supplements today.


How To Spot A Genuinely Top Nootropic

Any old pill can give you a bit of a kick-start in the morning.

Low quality nootropics tend to be loaded with caffeine and other stimulants, as this gives the impression of improving brain function immediately.

We all know that a few cups of strong coffee can make you feel like you’re working at 100mph, but chances are, you’re just a bit jittery and unable to concentrate properly.

Top nootropics won’t do that.

Effective brain supplements will take a bit longer to kick in, usually anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days. However, when they do, they really get to work.

Professional quality nootropics will build up gradually in the system, ramping up brain activity day by day without relying on stimulants or side-effect laden drugs.


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Once a sufficient amount has built up in the system, you begin feeling like you are operating on another level 24 hours a day.

Synthetic brain drugs like Modafinil will force the brain into an unnatural and unsustainable over-worked state.

By comparison, advanced nootropics improve cognitive performance in a subtle, more useful way.

The very best nootropics will support long-term potentiation. This is where your synapses become stronger as a result of the increased activity they are experiencing.

This means that the best supplements will give you benefits in the long term as well as the short term.

This stands in sharp contrast to cheap brain pills that give you a sudden boost in mental energy and then leave you feeling groggy and tired. Great provide a sustained increase in cognitive performance and memory. They are meant for long-term use, with effects getting stronger over time.

Put simply, as far as my brain supplementation is concerned, nothing else will do.



Top 3 Nootropics For 2018

Here’s a full overview of the best nootropics on the market today. We try to update every serious nootropic stack we can, and we update our rankings after every review.

Listed here are what we believe to be the most effective, pre-made brain supplements available.

The list includes comprehensive supplements like Mind Lab Pro, as well as more specific, single-use supplements like MOD. 

They all have their own charms, but what they all have in common is quality ingredients, low side effect risks, and good value for money.

If you think we’ve missed out an obvious contender for the top 3, let us know in the comments section below. We’ll always consider your proposal and, if it makes the cut, add it to our rankings”.


#1 MindLab Pro (Editor’s favorite)

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I take Mind Lab Pro on a daily basis and experience:

  • Enhanced memory retention and recall
  • Increase in speed and lucidity of thought
  • Significant increase in ability to stay focused


“This is now my daily nootropic stack of choice. I take it every morning with a DHA supplement and a hot cup of coffee. It has been incredibly effective for me, not to mention our entire review team, and the results keep getting better.” – Natural Nootropic Editor.

Ideal For: Executives, students and creative professionals who need to stay on top of their game for months on end. 

Main Benefit: Works quickly and cognitive performance rapidly reaches a sustainable, lasting peak.

Main Downside: Only available from the manufacturer.

Price: $48.75 (multi-purchase discount)

All of our reviewers have now tried this stack and found that it delivered real, lasting cognitive benefits. If you’re looking for a safe, reliable and effective natural nootropic, check out our full review and see if Mind Lab Pro is right for you!


-Read Full Mind Lab Pro Review-

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#2 – FreeMind INSIGHT


Freemind Supplements INSIGHT ReviewOur review team were incredibly impressed with INSIGHT. Regular use of this pre-made nootropic will certainly deliver:

  • Improved memory function
  • Enhanced focus
  • Better performance under stress


INSIGHT is ostensibly sold as a “vegan nootropic”. Yet it is not to be thought of as a nootropic just for vegans (after all, Mind Lab Pro is also vegan-friendly). INSIGHT would be an excellent choice for anybody looking to improve their overall cognitive function. It utilizes some superb ingredients, the doses are right, and the price is very reasonable. 

It is not as comprehensive or as potent as Mind Lab Pro, but it can definitely get you the results you’re looking for. 

Ideal For: Anybody looking to make modest but lasting improvements in memory function, focus, and mental clarity on a daily basis. 

Main Benefit: Very safe and results are extremely predictable.

Main Downside: Not as comprehensive or potent as it could be. Some areas simply not addressed.

Price: $39.50


-Read Our Full INSIGHT Review-


#3 MOD Elite Gaming Supplement



MOD Gaming Supplement ReviewMOD is designed to deliver specific, powerful benefits:

  • Huge increase in mental clarity and focus
  • Rapid, sustained increase in mental energy
  • Reduced stress and performance anxiety


While this supplement is designed specifically for serious, professional gamers, it offers benefits to anyone in need of a very short-term, instantaneous ‘pick-me-up’ that goes beyond a caffeine boost. Programmers, designers or writers with looming deadlines, chess players, and anyone else who needs to concentrate for long periods of time.


Ideal For: Anyone looking for a serious and sustained boost in energy and focus.

Main Benefit: Begins working instantly, but does not produce a ‘crash’ like energy drinks. 

Main Downside: Not great for regular, long-term use due to caffeine content.

Price: $39.90

-Our Full MOD Gaming Supplement Review-

Conclusion – Finding The Right Nootropic For You

So there you have it – those are, in our opinion, the three best nootropics on the market right now. 

We are always actively looking for new pre-made nootropic stacks to review, and our rankings update automatically after every review. 

Unfortunately, the majority of supplements that we review are total garbage. 

As nootropics become more popular, and their usage becomes more commonplace, a growing number of second-rate products will find their way to market. 

People with little knowledge of nootropics, how they work, what they’re capable of, or their pitfalls will bring poor quality supplements to market in an attempt to make a quick buck. 

They wont care about providing value for money or results for their customers. They just want your money. 


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It is absolutely vital that you learn how to spot these supplements. It is crucial that you know what to look for, and what to watch out for, when choosing a pre-made brain supplement. 

And that means knowing what your particular goals are.

What is it that you want to achieve?

There are some incredibly effective, high-quality natural brain supplements on the market today.

They all work to improve your cognitive function. Yet they all work in their own individual way. They will not necessarily deal with the same aspects of brain function, and they will not all provide exactly the same benefits. 

MOD Elite Gaming Supplement is designed for short-term, irregular use. It is a kind of one-time energy and focus booster which works incredibly quickly and incredibly well. 

Mind Lab Pro is a comprehensive brain supplement which seeks to address every aspect of cognitive function for the long-term. 

Which nootropic stack you choose depends entirely on what you want to achieve. Cognitive enhancement is not a one-size-fits-all practice. Decide on your goals and supplement accordingly. 


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17 thoughts on “The 3 Best Brain Supplements 2018 (Regularly Updated)

  • 2016 at 12:15 pm


    Nice article…

    Nootropics are playing their role really well by giving effective results to many. Actually, almost everyone who has used Nootropics has experienced great results.

    I really benefited through your writing. I thank you and keep these good articles coming.

    Andrew Wolosik

    • 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for the kind words! Glad you find our articles useful. We do our best to give people good advice that they can actually use when making buying decisions – well, what we think is good advice anyway!

      I see from your email address that you’re a manufacturer. Would you like one of us to do a review on your products?

  • 2016 at 2:02 am

    Could i take all 3 products together as a stack….

    • 2016 at 3:59 am

      Hi Alis,

      I don’t think that would be a good idea at all really.

      These three stacks contain many of the same key ingredients, and the manufacturers have dosed these ingredients quite precisely. Taking all of these products together means that you will be taking a lot more of these ingredients than is necessary, which will be a waste of money and increase the risk of you experiencing side effects.

      To put it simply, when you’re taking any supplement, take it exactly as the manufacturer says you should take it, and don’t start mixing it with other products that may interact with it. Safety should always trump every other consideration when it comes to the supplements you use.

  • 2016 at 4:53 am

    Hi there!Great reviews,I’am also taking Mind Lab Pro I just want to know what particular brand of fish oil do you take alongside with MLP.

    Best regards,Mar

    • 2016 at 3:44 am

      Hi Marlo,

      I don’t think the exact brand matters when it comes to run-of-the-mill supplements like fish oil, but I can tell you that I now personally take algae oil. Algae is where the fish get their omega 3s from, so I prefer to just cut out the middle man. The algae oil that I take actually gives me more DHA and EPA than the cod liver oil I was taking previously, and I’m sure many brands will offer the same thing.

      If you don’t like the sound of algae oil, look into krill oil. We’re just finishing our page on krill oil now as it happens. Lots of people take that stuff over fish oil because they believe that cod liver oil will contain many of the pollutants commonly found in bigger fish like cod, tuna and salmon. We’re not convinced this actually happens, but again, it’s something to do some research on.

      Best regards,

  • 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Very nice list and review! I personally use Alpha Brain and find it to be amazing brand and product. I first started taking it two months ago when I read about it [on Supplement Science] and in the beginning I was a bit skeptical, but now I can say that it is great, and gives amazing results!

  • 2017 at 6:02 pm

    There is this brand complete essentials and they have a product call DNA evolve. Don’t know what you think. In addition I love your review, so much knowledge! I think I’m going to be ordering mind lab pro. Should I take a stimulant like coffee? I work overnight.

    • 2017 at 8:24 am

      Thanks for commenting Sal.

      Whether or not you should drink coffee to help you get through the night really depends on you and how you react to caffeine.

      If I have to work very late then I do personally use caffeine as a prop (although it’s more usually green tea). I just find that I can get to sleep easier after a few cups of green tea than coffee, but it still keeps me awake for longer.

      The best thing to do is to try it and see how you go. Start with a small cup at the start of your shift and drink more/less depending on how you react.

  • 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Hey, nice list. I just recently found out about Mind Lab Pro. What are your thoughts on this product?

    • 2017 at 5:43 am

      Hi Garry,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Take a look at the page you’re commenting on. It is the best pre-made natural nootropic stack we have ever come across. It is our top rated supplement.

  • 2017 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for the information and reviews you provided.

    I would like to take MLP along with my body building supplement stack which contains Amino Acids, Whey Protein and Pre-workout.
    Is that appropriate to take MLP along with these supplements??

    • 2017 at 5:05 am

      Hey Hassan. Thanks for commenting.

      First of all, let us say that none of us are qualified doctors, so this is not a professional medical opinion. It is just our opinion as long-term nootropic users ourselves.

      There is absolutely no reason why MLP should interact negatively with whey protein and BCAAs. Whey protein powder is just an extremely expensive, processed food off-product (whey is the stuff they have left over from cheese processing – it is used as a supplement because it is cheap and readily available). Amino acids are found in literally every single whole food you consume. You already consume these things in your diet. As such, we don’t think you have anything to worry about here.

      How it will interact with your pre-workout depends on the product in question. Pre-workout supplements vary a lot, both in their ingredient list and the doses used. Some of them are very safe, while others pose serious side effect risks. We therefore can’t say for sure how MLP will work with a pre-workout.

      Generally speaking though, Mind Lab Pro is very safe and side effects are extremely rare. We’re sure lots of people use it along with whey protein supplements.

      • 2017 at 7:24 am

        Thanks for the detailed reaponse.
        I’d really appreciate that.

        Will be ordering MLP next month 🙂

        • 2017 at 7:29 am

          No problem Hassan. We try to provide as much help as possible!

          That’s great. Please let us know how it works out for you in a few months time. The rest of our readers will be interested to hear it!

  • 2017 at 4:12 am

    Thank you for your reviews. I have ordered MLP and MOD. After reading your review on MOD I do not plan on taking it daily, but rather a couple days a week when working in studio/gym. Would adding MOD for one or two days a week on top of the MLP daily dose be a risk or harmful? I currently have a very high tolerance for caffeine and plan diminishing my reliance on coffee and pre workout powders with these nootropic supplements. Thanks

    • 2017 at 11:08 am

      Hey Sasha. Thanks for commenting.

      Generally speaking we wouldn’t advise stacking two stacks on top of one another. There is plenty in both MLP and MOD to make a difference to your cognitive function. We haven’t thought a great deal about how they might work together, but our initial feeling is that the risk of side effects will go up significantly. After all, they are largely safe on their own but they are not designed to be used with one another.

      Our advice would be to swap out MLP for MOD on the days when you think it is really necessary to have that extra kick. You are absolutely right not to take MOD on a daily basis; it’s not meant for that. Ideally, you’d use either MLP on a daily, long-term basis, or MOD infrequently, not both at the same time. Really, you need to choose your priorities here.

      You may have a high caffeine tolerance when it comes to drinking a cup of coffee slowly, but taking caffeine in pill form is a different thing altogether. Please keep that in mind and don’t jump right in with the highest possible dose. As we said, these supplements are safe generally, but we do urge genuine caution. We want our readers to be as safe as possible. A chat with your doctor would be a great idea if you have the time.


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