Otherwise, with all of the coffee, soda, & energy drinks we drink, we’d all be brain healthy geniuses, right? But the thing is, we’re not: We’re just pretentious caffeine junkies.
Yet, what happens when a nootropic stack mixes these two exclusive products (study pills & expensive caffeine) into a single formula? Does the sum become greater or less than the parts? By the end of this review on Doxiderol, the latest in caffeinated study pill nootropics, I’ll have the answers to these questions and more.
- From Mentis Laboratories comes Doxiderol, a focus-enhancing “study pill” designed primarily with students in mind.
- Initially, Doxiderol looks like another over-glorified caffeine pill, but the high concentration of bona fide nootropics rectifies this notion.
- The majority of Doxiderol’s formula is hidden underneath the Doxiderol Proprietary Blend, which is annoying if you’re a fan of knowing what’s in your supplements.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)||6 mcg (100% DV)|
|Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate)||2 mg (20% DV)|
|Doxiderol™ Proprietary Blend||915 mg|
|Bacopa Monnieri Extract (Leaf)||**|
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 15
Other Ingredients: Magnesium stearate, silica.
Directions: Adults take two capsules every 4 hours. For maximum utilization, take 30 minutes prior to mental activity with 8 ounces of water. Take on an empty stomach or with a light meal. Take consistently for optimal effect. Do not exceed 8 capsules in a 24 hour time period.
My Doxiderol Review
The amount of ** signs on the Supplement Facts isn’t a good… well, sign, as there should be dosage amounts in their place. Regardless, let’s see how the ingredients review before we judge them on their quantity:
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) – Cyanide is nasty, y’all, which is why I prefer the Methylcobalamin form of B12. But this low dose B12 is decent for cognitive health, namely for ye olden folk & vegetarians. More on Vitamin B12.
Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate) – B5-deficiency is rare, so I can’t see this ingredient helping many users. Vitamin B6 would have been the better, more nootropic option.
Doxiderol Proprietary Blend
Acetyl L-Carnitine – ALCAR is the nootropic form for brain health, so props to Doxiderol for that. But our understanding of this ingredient has yet to coagulate. Current research seems to suggest it only improves “aged brain function.” More on ALCAR.
Caffeine – You know what caffeine is. Cheap, non-nootropic mental stimulation. Mm-mm, delicious!
Bacopa Monnieri Extract (Leaf) – One of my favorite nootropics for its anti-stress adaptogenesis and pro-memory benefits. Requires long-term supplement to achieve peak effect. More on Bacopa.
L-Theanine – This amino acid makes Doxiderol’s caffeine okay for its complementary “relaxation” effects. Essentially, you get the focus of caffeine minus the jitters when you toss in this famous green tea compound. More on L-Theanine.
Vinpocetine – In tiny doses, Vinpocetine has significant nootropic value for its improvement of cerebral circulation, increasing delivery of oxygen & nutrients to the brain. More on Vinpocetine.
Doxiderol: Study Pills or Expensive Caffeine
The problem with post-grad job applications is that, despite the hours of education & the degrees, most resumé’s “Experience” sections are left blank–or filled with contrived experiences & skills (e.g. “versatile, dynamic, results-driven retail entrepreneur”) in lieu of the more honest job descriptions (e.g. “Hollister Sales Associate”).
Doxiderol‘s website reads like a recent post-grad resumé: It’s evidently well-educated on the subject of nootropics, but doesn’t have much “real world experience” to showcase. For instance, rather than demonstrate objective praise of its formula, Doxiderol lists magazines that have spoken positively on nootropics in general:
While I agree with Observer and San Francisco Chronicle, this doesn’t tell me much about Doxiderol. Which may mean that Doxiderol simply needs more time to earn a bona fide consumer base.
I find this more believable than the claim that Doxiderol is just an outright bad formula. Because Doxiderol has solid nootropics:
- Citicoline. For memory & brainpower.
- Bacopa. For stress & learning.
- L-Theanine + Caffeine. For focus & attention.
Plus, the Vinpocetine enhances cerebral circulation for a better nourished brain and ALCAR may improve aged cognition. That’s some tightly packed bio-diversity in this formula, which I find impressive.
The only drawback being the Proprietary Blend design choice as it hides the individual ingredient dosages. This is especially concerning with Caffeine being the 2nd heaviest dosed ingredient of the blend–yet, it looks like there’s enough milligrams to adequately cover all of the ingredients here.
We’ll just have to give it time to prove itself on the nootropic job market before we rank it among the elites, as Doxiderol has the potential.
- Citicoline, Bacopa, L-Theanine, & Vinpocetine are among my favorite nootropics and Doxiderol has them. Markings of a truly smart pill.
- The Caffeine + L-Theanine duo is perhaps the only right way to do Caffeine, if we’re hoping for nootropic brain activity (rather than cheap stimulation).
- Aside from the B vitamins, most of the ingredients are in their nootropic forms.
- Proprietary blends are a major drag, especially in caffeine-wielding formulas.
- The B Vitamins need to be revamped or removed.
- Judging by the directions, Doxiderol potentially provides less than a 15-day supply. Even at a 15-day supply, Doxiderol seems needlessly expensive.
- $34.95 for 30 capsules, a ~15-day supply
- $2.33 per serving
Who Takes Doxiderol?
Students. Athletes. “People who need to be focused at their job.”
Doxiderol subtly plays off of the Adderall brand, selling itself as a low-key smart drug alternative. As such, I wouldn’t recommend it as a true alternative to Adderall, but it may help to sustain brain energy without compromising brain health.
Where to Get It
Doxiderol is available through various online retailers as well as directly through Mentis Laboratories, who seem to offer more purchasing options.
Conclusion: Does Doxiderol Work?
Doxiderol is ready to work.
Despite the “question marks” surrounding this formula, Doxiderol is a product that many should be willing to try–if not for the awesome nootropics that primarily make up its formula, then as a healthier source of caffeine (than, say, coffee).
Due to the rampant abuse of Adderall & “smart pill” substances, the nootropic market has been developing a bad habit of churning out cheap, stimulating caffeine pills and labeling them as “Adderall alternatives” or, worse, as “nootropics.” Thankfully, Doxiderol places a huge emphasis on brain healthy nootropics in addition to caffeine for its “Adderall alternate” formula (which I personally wouldn’t consider as an adequate Adderall replacement–at least not without a side of, say, piracetam or Noopept).
So does Doxiderol work? Sure.
At the least, it works as well as caffeine.
At most, it works like a nootropic. And you know me loves me nootropics.