What is Nooflow™ Absolute Mind and why should you care?
It’s billed as a “premium nootropic blend” that claims to offer users significant cognition and brain health benefits.
Below we’ll let you know what happened when we took the product for six weeks and whether it stands up to the brand’s claims of being all-natural and offering significant benefits to its users.
But first, maybe we should answer questions like: what are nootropics, also called smart drugs, cognitive enhancers or brain boosters? Is this like the NZT pill from the movie Limitless?
- 1 What are nootropics?
- 2 Nooflow™ Absolute Mind
- 2.1 Nooflow™ Absolute Mind Ingredients
- 2.2 Nooflow™ Absolute Mind Dosage
- 2.3 Nooflow™ Absolute Mind Benefits
- 3 Final Verdict
What are nootropics?
We like the definition of nootropics offered by WebMD: ‘The term “nootropics” refers to any natural or synthetic substance that may have a positive impact on mental skills.’
They further go on to explain that ‘In general, nootropics fall into three general categories: dietary supplements, synthetic compounds, and prescription drugs.’
You see, the FDA has approved prescription medication to help people with specific issues related to ADHD or age-related cognitive decline and they tend to be quite effective when used properly.
Probably the most popular nootropics are caffeine and Adderall, both stimulants. However, nootropics are not all stimulants.
As you can imagine, here at Urbol we’re less interested in pharmaceuticals and synthetic substances than we are all-natural plant products. That should give you a good indication that Nooflow™ Absolute Mind is a 100% natural premium nootropic stack.
If it weren’t, I wouldn’t be reviewing it!
I personally reject any nootropic supplement that contains caffeine, hides behind “proprietary blends”, or features tons of slick marketing and paid “influencers.”
Nooflow™ passes that test with flying colors. Why would I pay $60-$120 for nootropic supplements that I can get for $30?
While we wish there were more clinical studies to solidify the evidence behind the premise of healthy people taking natural nootropics, there are some studies and they are fairly conclusive. Quite possibly just as important is the mountain of anecdotal evidence that continues to build.
Do nootropics work for everybody?
If they did, every human on earth would be taking them! Nootropics work for some, not for others.
Since every human is a completely unique biological individual, the only way to know what works is personal testing. If an individual wants or needs the benefits of nootropics, the smart thing to do is research what’s available (and there’s a lot!) and then begin testing dosing and cycling methods til they find what works.
For those who’ve done the research and testing and found what works for them, the benefits can be almost as life-changing as those of the Limitless pill.
Before we jump into our Nooflow™ Absolute Mind review, for the benefits of beginners to the subject, let’s briefly look at the main benefits of nootropics.
The benefits are wide and varied, ranging from the instant effects of caffeine and other stimulants on creativity and sociability to ongoing brain health, protection and healing from powerful herbal antioxidants and adaptogens to reversal of cognitive conditions as simple as morning brain fog to brain diseases.
One of the main benefits that users want more than any other is the ability to deal with stress and anxiety in high-pressure situations. Others want to be able to learn faster, remember more and process information more logically.
Now that we understand the basics of nootropics and their benefits, let’s look at my experiences with Nooflow™ Absolute Mind and find out if it stands up to the test.
Disclaimer: I paid for the product myself, wasn’t reimbursed for it or in any way paid to test this product or write this review. None of the Nooflow™ links on this page are affiliate links and I wasn’t paid to place them in this review. If you’re worried about that, just don’t click on any of the links. 🙂 Can other nootropic reviews you’ve read say the same? Not all of them!
I first became aware of this product right before I moved to Spain for a summer. A fellow nootropics enthusiast from Italy who had tried them all told me that Nooflow™ was a game-changer for him and that the science behind the individual ingredients as well as how they synergized and worked together, both instantly and long-term, were remarkable.
A little digging reveals that Nooflow™ was first offered for sale in Europe on both the official Nooflow™ website as well as on Amazon in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. I wasn’t able to find a history of it being made available for sale anywhere else on the internet.
I found the product right on Amazon. (I prefer buying herbal supplements on Amazon as it offers fraud protection, fast and free order fulfillment and product reviews.)
Nooflow™ Absolute Mind Ingredients
As I researched Nooflow™ Absolute Mind and looked deeper into the ingredients and why each was included, the more I saw the wisdom behind the research!
After doing a lot of reading on this product, one thing the brand tries to make clear is that…
- they put a lot of research into the 14 ingredients in Nooflow. In fact they say it’s a “premium nootropic stack”
- the ingredients are 100% natural, meticulously researched and sourced from only the very best suppliers
- this is a 100% USA-made product. In an email, I pressed them for where exactly the manufacturer is and they initially responded with “in the heartland of America” and then with a little more pressure revealed that “the manufacturer is in Oklahoma, they’re FDA-Registered and the facility is certified as GMP-Compliant.”
I’ll present some basic research on the 14 ingredients in the blend now, in order of what’s most important in my opinion.
I feel like this is the most significant ingredient in the stack because it offers both short- and long-term benefits for cognitive function, especially when combined with the other ingredients and caffeine.
What kind of benefits are we talking about?
Studies since the 90’s show a marked improvement in memory retention, of both old and new memories. More recent studies reveal significant enhancement of athletic ability, including astonishing spikes in beneficial growth hormones within just an hour of ingestion of one dose of Alpha-GPC.
The basic mechanism of action is Alpha-GPC acting as a choline donator, helping to regulate optimal levels in the brain of this essential nutrient.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 125 mg of Alpha-GPC 50%.
Some of the top benefits include:
- antioxidant support to fight cell damage
- significant evidence of alleviation of ADHD symptoms
- inflammation support
- help prevent anxiety and stress
- studies show massive memory support
- lowers blood pressure, improves long-term brain health
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 150 mg of Bacopa Monnieri.
Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Ashwagandha has been known to herbal medicine for thousands of years for good reason. Researchers have recently discovered that it actually blocks the pathway in the brain that leads to mental stress. Another study showed significant benefits for sufferers of chronic stress.
Probably most importantly, scientists feel that the near-miraculous antioxidant action of Ashwagandha protects nerve cells in the brain from toxic free radicals, leading to things like improved brain function and memory.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 250 mg of Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha 2.5% Withanolides).
Phosphatidylserine is critical to every human but shows especially promising benefits for those who both need to intensify cognition and those who suffer from age-related cognitive decline.
Found naturally in foods and in human cells, supplementation of this fatty acid can lead to improved athletic performance, creativity for musicians, writers, artists, stage performers, actors, comedians and poets.
Many users report a noticeable shift in positive mood and restful sleep as well!
While many of the scientific studies tend to be limited and dated, anecdotal evidence on this supplement is too strong to ignore. It’s one of the ingredients in this nootropic stack that should be considered indispensable.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 150 mg of Phosphatidylserine 20%.
Commonly referred to simply as Huperzine A or Selagine, this beneficial substance is an extract of the Huperzia serrata plant and has been known and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for millennia.
It’s now used by herbalists for its incredible ability to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, something in the brain required for memory and learning as well as to increase alertness, boost energy and fight depression in both young and old.
It’s important to note that since Huperzine tends to increase acetylcholine levels in the brain, it shouldn’t be taken for more than 7 days in a row without a day or two to cycle off and allow levels to down-regulate. When contacted about this, the manufacturer stated that their tests show that a cycle of taking Nooflow™ on Monday through Friday and then not dosing it on the weekends has worked well for many.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 1.5 mg of Lycopodium Serratum (1% Huperzine HPLC = 15 mcg Huperzine A).
Some experts have been quoted as saying that Uridine supplementation may play a critical role in overall cognitive health by supporting healthy brain synapses via multiple mechanisms that are currently the subject of scientific studies and clinical trials. A nucleoside found in all DNA, Uridine has significant positive effects on overall health, especially in the brain.
Additionally benefits can be felt in pain relief, more restful sleep and mood elevation.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 150 mg of Uridine 5′-Monophosphate.
The amino acid L-Theanine has been reported to have incredible benefits for an alert state of relaxation, especially when combined with other nootropic compounds like caffeine.
How does it do this?
Simply stated, it protects brain neurons from over-stimulation. So, it evens out caffeine and sugar spikes as they relate to brain stimulation. I take 100mg of it with my daily morning 200 mg caffeine tablet and can tell you without a doubt that theanine is absolutely indispensable for anyone who uses caffeine as a nootropic. Instead of going way up and dropping suddenly, supplementing your caffeine with theanine leads to an even, steady supply to the brain.
This little compound in my opinion is probably one of the top two or three ingredients in Nooflow™ that will give you a by-the-seat-of-your-pants, immediate and powerful sensation of improved cognitive function.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 125 mg of L-Theanine.
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl
Also known as ALC, this compound provides brain support at the mitochondrial level, regulating the way energy is delivered to the brain itself.
Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found that Acetyl L-Carnitine promises extraordinary beneficial support to ongoing brain health and function. Too many to list here, in fact!
It’s been found to limit fatigue, improves attention, memory, learning and logical decision-making capabilities.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 250 mg of Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl.
Grape Seed Extract
- Problem-solving skills
- Mood enhancement
- Anxiety and stress reduction
- Attention and focus
- Long-term memory
- Short-term memory
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 100 mg of Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera 95% Proanthocyanidins).
L-Tyrosine primarily delivers far-reaching regulation of brain chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and GABA – all critically important to your overall sense of well-being, happiness and stress relief.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 100 mg of L-Tyrosine.
Did you realize that the brain needs over 100x more Vitamin B6 to operate at optimum levels than other tissue in the body?
Nootropics experts have referred to it as a “foundational nootropic” that’s an indispensable micronutrient for overall mental performance.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 5 mg of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl).
Critical to healthy social function, Vitamin B9 supplementation is necessary since almost all modern humans suffer from a folic acid deficiency, mainly due to our diet.
Why is folate so important? Because proper levels regulate energy production, methylation, homocysteine levels, and more.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 750 mcg DFE of Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid).
The anti-aging benefits of Vitamin B12 are simply too many to list here!
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) supplementation starts becoming important as soon as 18 years of age and becomes more acute the older we get, which is why I really appreciate the fact that it was included in this premium nootropic blend!
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 15 mcg of Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).
Selenium is a master antioxidant with countless anti-aging benefits, especially for the brain.
Dopamine pathways in the brain rely heavily on optimum levels of selenium. An elevated mood and reduced anxiety were reported in one study performed in England.
Each dose of Nooflow™ Absolute Mind contains 100 mcg of Selenium (Amino Acid Chelate).
Nooflow™ Absolute Mind Dosage
The recommended dosage on the product bottle is two capsules daily.
My recommendation is to test with a single capsule on the first day. Try the recommended two capsules the second day.
If all is still well, try three capsules on the third day since the product is allergen-free and the ingredient list can be considered completely safe and the dosage is, in my opinion, a little low per serving.
Three capsules, taken with 200 mg of caffeine is when the real magic began for me.
Also, remember to cycle off of the product at least once a week. As I mentioned earlier, I like taking Nooflow™ from Monday through Friday and then taking the weekend off.
Nooflow™ Absolute Mind Benefits
In the reviews I read, some have reported a noticeable buzz from this product in the first hour of ingestion. I’m guessing that can be attributed to a combination of placebo and a deficiency the user has been suffering that Nooflow™ easily filled.
While I didn’t notice a thing on the first day of my test (two capsules) I did indeed feel a very significant, positive buzz on just the second day and it was exciting to say the least!
Let me tell you what happened…
I took three capsules of Nooflow™ along with my daily 200 mg caffeine tablet and got to work with headphones on listening to my favorite Pandora station (Pat Metheny Group).
The first thing I noticed was an overwhelming music appreciation. I found myself sitting with head bowed, covered in goosebumps, having a near religious experience listening to my favorite tracks.
This sensation motivated me to go outside and I was awed at the deep blue sky and how light looked as it was filtered through palm fronds. I felt motivated to share it with others as well.
Ongoing benefits I’ve felt that are undeniable are:
- an overwhelming sense of natural sociability
- more assertiveness
- conversations flowing naturally
- noticing myself listening to others more (friends actually commented on this)
- being more effortlessly fluent in my second language
- actually enjoying repetitive tasks I had been dreading
- empathetic feelings toward others
- negative feelings replaced with inherently positive feelings
- astonishing music appreciation (haven’t seen anyone else report this, not sure why)
- tactile sensations enhanced, just typing is fun
- problem-solving skills now off the charts
- enhanced creativity that screams for expression (it’s incredible!)
- a strange thing has been happening where I actually solve problems in my sleep – never, ever experienced this and it’s amazing!
I could go on and on but I think you get the point. I actually wonder why this nootropic stack “speaks” so well to me and I can only assume that it’s filling a need I have somehow.
Whatever it is, Nooflow™ has been magical for me!
Again, I keep stressing something I’ve learned with my favorites herbs and medicinal mushrooms and that’s the critical importance of cycling. Since one of the ingredients in this blend is a choline donor, you really need to cycle off of Nooflow™ from time-to-time to let your levels regulate back.
If you do, the benefits will normalize after a couple of days off and you’ll get the buzz right back!
Pros of Nooflow
- All the benefits I mentioned above and in the Ingredients list
- Allergen free
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Caffeine free
- Independent lab testing
- Easy, convenient capsules
- No animal testing of any sort
- Price offers tons of value for a premium nootropic blend
- Ease of Amazon ordering
Cons of Nooflow
- Packaging doesn’t appear to be sustainable (didn’t receive a response from the company on this)
- No longer available in Europe
Especially at the price I got it for ($30 for 60 capsules) I think the value is off-the-charts compared to other so-called “premium nootropic stacks” that cost two or three times more because of high-paid personalities and social media influencers touting the products (but not taking them) not to mention absurdly-overdone packaging. Sorry but I don’t need my nutritional supplements to come in a box that looks like it was made for a Rolex watch!
Based on the extensive research involved, the bulletproof manufacturing and order delivery through Amazon, my overwhelmingly positive experience with the product and the unmatched value, I give Nooflow™ Absolute Mind a sold Five Stars.