Introduction to MindBoost
Mindboost is a unique nootropic stack as it is divided into a day and a night formula. So I’m assuming the day will keep you sharp focused and awake, and the night will help you get to sleep, say asleep and wake up rested. Just a guess.
Here’s what the company says about the two formulas. The day formula will give you focus and memory enhancements as you need them for your entire day. Hmm, ok. You can also perform better because your brain can work better process more and you can remember more.
The night formula, on the other hand, brings with it a calming effect to relax you before sleep and allow your brain to repair itself. During the night our brains process everything we took in during our day so allowing your brain to rest and rejuvenate is a good thing.
MindBoost Day contains Bacopa Monnieri, Rhodiola Rosea, Ginkgo Biloba, Vitamin B-12, and Folic Acid.
MindBoost Night contains Picamilon, olive leaf extract, green tea, and Folic Acid.
I think the best thing to do now is going through these ingredients I just listed above.
Day Blend Ingredients
It can decrease anxiety and stress levels. Current research on both human and animal studies shows us that the Bacopa Monierri supplement can help us with general day to day stress because of its anxiolytic properties.
It is also a great memory booster. It takes time for this effect to peak, up to 4-6 weeks in fact, but it does work.
Bacopa can increase our cognitive processing which makes learning new things easier and quicker. Under stress Bacopa allows us to have better learning powers and the ability to recall recently learned information much easier.
Rhodiola is an adaptogen that we know is a natural substance that helps your body beef up it’s resistance to stress and consuming an adaptogen like Rhodiola may help you in how you are able to handle a stressful situation 
Rhodiola has also been shown to improve symptoms of burnout, which can occur with chronic stress.
There have been a number of studies done that show Rhodiola Rosea does reduce mental fatigue caused by stressful conditions.
Rhodiola is really good at fighting off fatigue. It does a great job of reducing the effects of minor fatigue whether mental or physical. It is most effective when involved in long low intensity that is very repetitive. This also applies to long periods of stress where fatigue is inevitable.
Interestingly, Rhodiola and Sertraline were both effective in reducing symptoms of depression. Sertraline produced side effects commonly associated with antidepressants while Rhodiola resulted in fewer side effects.
Ginkgo Biloba is a great nootropic to improve our memory. Cholinesterase inhibitors work by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, the main neurotransmitter in the brain. It needs to work properly in order for the cognitive function to work correctly too.
Ginkgo helps preserve the choline as well as the acetylcholine in the brain. It promotes the healthy production of neurons including other neural structures such as synaptic connections which contribute to the development and accessibility of memories.
Ginkgo also increases our levels of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine which is related to learning and effects dopamine which then elevates our mood.
Many of the published reports of Ginkgo’s effects one cognition have involved patients suffering from mild to moderate cognitive impairment. What they say is, these studies found statistically significant improvement in performance on standardized tests of cognitive function after treatment with Ginkgo.
Cobalamin as it is called if not vitamin B12 and it is an essential vitamin our bodies need, but they can’t produce. We have to get it from food, usually animal products and supplementation or injection.
It is extremely important to our bodies and our brains in many ways. It helps with the normal function of nerve cells and is essential for the formation of red blood cells and for DNA synthesis.
Vitamin B12 has an effect on our moods and is currently being researched heavily because we don’t quite know how. What we do know is that it is involved in synthesizing and metabolizing serotonin that we know is responsible for regulating our mood.
If we have a vitamin B12 deficiency then we have less serotonin production and then our mood plummets and we may experience depression. Makes sense and studies show that taking B12 when low on B12 and suffering from depression improves the symptoms of the depression.
A study was done using volunteers suffering from depression and who were vitamin B12 deficient. What was discovered was that those given regular antidepressants along with B12 were more likely to have improved symptoms. Those who only took antidepressants were not likely to improve their symptoms .
Vitamin B12 may also play a role in the prevention of brain atrophy. Brain atrophy is the loss of neurons in the brain and is associated with dementia.
There was a study conducted with persons in early-stage dementia. They were given a combination of vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acid supplements and their mental decline slowed 
What is it? Folic acid is a stable, artificial form of vitamin B9. We cannot get it in food, but it is often added to processed foods and is also found just about everywhere in vitamin supplements.
Folate is essential for normal brain development and function .
Low levels of Folic acid are associated with the degeneration of the cerebral cortex in the brain. The cerebral cortex is the area that coordinates learning and memory .
Night Blend Ingredients
Picamilon has quite a history attached to it. It is a drug with no place so to speak. It was first developed in the old Soviet Union to treat certain neurological disorders and was sold legally in the US until 2015. This was when the USFDA banned it as a dietary ingredient and ordered all products that containing picamilon be removed from shelves .
Picamilon does make learning easier and therefore faster as well. It also improves our short and long term memory and shows to have significant effects on a vast number of cognitive functions. This includes enhanced focus and mental energy .
Picamilon is mostly known for its anti-anxiety and anti-stress effects. This is due to the GABA it delivers to our brain. which are thought to be due in large part to the GABA it delivers to the brain.
Olive Leaf Extract
Oleuropein is a substance present in the olive leaf extract and it may be one of the most important neuroprotective polyphenols . Other studies are finding that it helps to counteract the creation of amyloid plaque in the brain . This is the plaque known in Alzheimer’s disease.
Olive leaf extract is also known to protect the hippocampus (emotion, memory, and autonomic nervous system) after stroke. In a study using gerbils were given olive leaf extract before inducing a stroke in them. What was found was that the olive leaf extract reduced damage to the hippocampus. The theory right now is that it is due to the olive leaf extract’s very potent antioxidative properties .
We drink green tea to make ourselves calm and content and it works. Green tea is now being consumed around the world for its calming effect. Several scientific studies have and are continuing to back up with clear evidence of the health benefits of green tea with their focus being on L-theanine. L-theanine is a calming amino acid that promotes alpha-wave brain production. L-theanine causes an increase in ALPHA wave activity, the brainwave state associated with relaxation and attention.
It is also a recognized anxiolytic (anxiety reducer) that has been shown to improve our quality of sleep and improve our mental and physical stress symptoms by producing a feeling of calmness, reduced heart rate and blood pressure.
See above in the day blend Ingredients
- Taking both as suggested can make stress, fatigue, loss of focus much more bearable if not eradicated altogether.
- The Ashwagandha + Picamilon combination is smart. I am not sure if it was intended, but I have heard that it is a pretty good stack on its own. I have to look up this more.
- Mixed reviews, but not unusual for nootropics as everyone reacts differently.
Dose and When To Take MindBoost
For the day blend take one capsule in the morning/day and give you the proper effect throughout the day. Do not take it later in the day if you forgot it in the morning. You may have trouble sleeping.
For the Night blend, take one capsule before you go to bed and it will help you get to sleep quicker and have a better sleep.
MindBoost is safe to take daily and cycling is not necessary unless you start to feel a loss in the effect. If this happens, take a week off before using it again.
MindBoost can easily be purchased on their website by clicking on the bottles to the right
To Wrap it Up
First, let me answer a few questions I have heard. No, you don’t have to buy and take both the day and the night blends. Thee work independent of each other, however, taking both is a great double whammy.
If you want a quick acting nootropic stack for your daily grind, you won’t find it here. This is not a bad thing, it just takes a bit of time to start working. Look at 3-6 weeks. Be patient. Reviews are positive about this. The night blend should work quickly. L-Theanine doesn’t need any time. It works right away.
The price is competitive and you can purchase either one or both giving you all the options you need.