In this review, we bring you Cocotropic by Wild Foods, a not-so-usual nootropic product.
Cocotropic, also know as Wild Superfood Elixir, is a blend of raw cocoa with premium herbs and mushrooms. It comes as a powder and is designed to make a delicious, nutritionally rich beverage. Not only it tastes good, but it claims to supports your health as well. Its proclaimed benefits include the support of the immune system and enhancement of mental clarity and focus.
How well does it, is it effective, and did Wild Foods succeeded in making an effective and tasteful nootropic, find out in this review.
For those in a hurry, here is a quick summary.
Cocotropic Review Summarized
- All-natural and tasteful
- No established ingredient doses
- Questionable nootropic benefits
- Too expensive for something you cannot be sure how effective it is
Cocotropic is an all-natural cocoa-based powder that contains a blend of various healthy herbs and mushrooms. It contains Maca powder, Reishi mushroom extract, Chaga mushroom extract, and Turmeric powder.
Except for being a delicious addition to your day, Cocotropic claims to support your immune system and boosts cognitive functions. However, none of the ingredient’s quantitive doses are established. Since the dose determines how effective the ingredient is, this makes us question Cocotropic’s claimed benefits.
In our opinion, if you are looking for an effective brain supplement, there are better options on the market. On the other hand, if you are looking for a healthy and tasteful beverage to add to your daily routine, Cocotropic might satisfy your needs. But there are cheaper alternatives to fulfill that role.
About Wild Foods’ Cocotropic
|Claimed Benefits: Immunity system support, Better focus & mental clarity|
|Ingredients: Cocoa Powder, Reishi Mushroom Extract, Chaga Mushroom Extract, Raw Maca, Turmeric Powder|
|Manufacturer: Wild Foods|
|Available at: Amazon, official Wild Foods site, Walmart, etc.|
What is Cocotropic?
What we mean when we say that Cocotropic is not as usual nootropic product, is that it is designed to taste good, while also give you health benefits. And to be honest, most of the nootropic powders aren’t too tasty. Which is one of the main reasons why people rather choose capsules. So the premise that there is a delicious way to improve our health immediately caught our attention.
Cocotropic is a mix of organic Cocoa powder with the addition of Reishi and Chaga Mushroom extracts, Maca powder, and Wild Turmeric. It is recommended to serve it as a hot beverage or blended with butter coffee brews or protein shakes.
Although it claims to be delicious, which is a neat bonus, we are far more interested in its nootropic properties. So in order to see what it has to offer, let’s take a closer look into Cocotropic’s ingredient list.
Ingredients – What’s Inside Cocotropic?
When you look at the backside of the Cocotropic you might feel disappointed. Apart from the nutritional facts and listed ingredients, you won’t find too much information. The most important part of the nootropics – the dosages, are completely left out.
This gives us the impression that Cocotropic was not designed to be a competent and effective nootropic supplement. Rather, to be a tasteful healthy alternative to incorporate into your day. But since we’re always on the hunt for the best nootropic products, this left us kind of disappointed.
In addition to cocoa, it does contain some healthy herbs and mushrooms, such as:
- Organic Cocoa Powder
- Organic Reishi Mushroom Extract
- Organic Chaga Mushroom Extract
- Organic Raw Maca
- Organic Turmeric Powder
However, without established doses that doesn’t say much.
Our Commentary on Cocotropic’s Ingredients
Other than the fact that Cocotropic contains all-natural and organic ingredients, we cannot say much else about its ingredients. The fact that the doses of Maca, Turmeric, Reishi, and Chaga mushroom are not shown on the label, doesn’t benefit the image of Cocotropic as being a competent nootropic supplement.
Any serious supplement should contain the doses of its bioactive compounds clearly established on the label. This gives us two pieces of information. First, enables us to evaluate how effective the doses are, and secondly, this kind of transparency shows that the manufacturer doesn’t have the intention to scam us.
We are not saying that Cocotropic is a scam. But the fact that it has an obscure ingredient list doesn’t allow us to take it as seriously as a nootropic product.
If you are looking for a way to sweeten your day with a healthy beverage, Cocotropic might be a good choice. However, don’t expect it to give you a noticeable mental and cognitive benefit. In our opinion, Cocotropic noticeably lags behind the leading nootropic brands.
Surprisingly, Cocotropic’s user reviews are mostly positive. On Amazon, it got an average rate of 4.6/5, with about 75% of customers giving it 5-stars.
However, most comments praise its taste, while not much about any cognitive-enhancing benefits is said. This gives us the impression that most of the users were looking for a tasty and healthy alternative, rather than an effective brain supplement.
If that was the case, we have nothing to say against Cocotropic. However, if you are looking for a great nootropic supplement, in our opinion, you should look somewhere else.
Pricing & Other Things to Consider
On the official Wild Foods site, the 8oz (225g) Cocotropic package is sold for $19.99, while the 16oz (450g) pack for $29.99.
Since you cannot be sure how much of each ingredient there is and how effective they are, in our opinion it is better to buy organic cocoa and make your own nootropic powder by mixing the same ingredients. You will save money and get the same, or even better result.
Take 1-2 teaspoons of Cocotropic powder and mix it with hot water, tea, coffee, or any other favorite beverage. If needed, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of preferable sweetener or sugar to taste.
All of the ingredients are natural, so for most people, they should be safe. However, some minor side effects such as digestional problems are possible.
Cocotropic contains Reishi and Chaga mushrooms, so if you are sensitive or allergic to mushrooms, advise your doctor first.
Conclusion to Cocotropic’s REVIEW
In our opinion, if you are looking for an effective brain supplement, there are far better alternatives on the market. Cocotropic can be a good alternative if you are looking for a healthy and tasty beverage to include in your day.
Even then, if that is what you are looking for, there are equally healthy and tasteful choices for less amount of money.