Have you ever come across a product that just seemed too good to be true?
NeuroCell, a 100% natural, premium cognitive complex, seems like one of those products.
After all, it claims to increase short and long-term memory, boost mental clarity and recall, increase energy levels, and improve mood and overall health—regardless of age. Or, as the company claims, it “supports neural communication.”
Whew! That’s a whole lot of really big claims!
Honestly, we review so many nootropic supplements here at HighYa that they all start blending together after a while, and it’s difficult to find any meaningful differences between them.
But does NeuroCell break the mold, or is it just more of the same? To answer this, we’ll begin with how your brain “thinks.”
What is Neural Communication? How Does it Affect Cognition?
Known as “the basic building block of the nervous system,” a neuron is a type of nerve cell that has the unique ability to transmit information. And for different tasks, there are different types of neurons.
Now, the exact process behind this communication is far outside the scope of this review, but in essence, these neurons send information between one another using specialized chemicals known as neurotransmitters. The most common of these neurotransmitters include acetylcholine, dopamine, GABA, glutamate, and serotonin (among others).
Age our body ages, it will begin releasing less and less of these neurotransmitters, which can result in minor memory impairment (such as forgetting where you put your car keys), a condition known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
If you’ve researched nootropics for long enough, you’ll find that many of these neurotransmitters are included in their ingredients, NeuroCell included. In turn, these ingredients are supposed to combat the effects of MCI.
But does supplementing any of NeuroCell’s ingredients (including neurotransmitters) actually improve cognitive function?
NeuroCell’s List of Ingredients
Here are the ingredients listed on NeuroCell’s website:
And of these ingredients, five seem to hold some promise:
- Caffeine is known to temporarily increase mental alertness.
- Bacopa monnieri (or its active ingredient, bacopin), is thought to be effective for improving some measure of memory.
- Phosphatidylserine is thought to be effective for reducing some symptoms associated with age-related mental decline, as well as for Alzheimer’s disease. Vinpocetine might also have some benefits for Alzheimer’s patients, but the existing research is outdated and of poor quality.
- L-Tyrosine might improve mental performance, memory, and alertness following a lack of sleep.
- Finally, huperzine A is listed as possibly effective for treating dementia, as well as memory problems in otherwise healthy patients.
Outside of these, none of NeuroCell’s other ingredients have sufficient clinical evidence that support any of the company’s claims. But even among the ingredients that do show promise, we think their real-world effects will be much less noticeable that the manufacturer makes it seem.
Pro tip: Although it’s positive that NeuroCell’s manufacturer chose to include an ingredients list on their website, no dosages were listed. What’s this mean?
Even for NeuroCell’s ingredients that might be effective, we’re not told how much the supplement contains. As such, there’s no way to know if there’s enough to provide results.
We also can’t known about any dosing-related side effects, which is what we’ll talk about next.
Will NeuroCell Cause Any Unwanted Side Effects?
Despite their somewhat shaky effectiveness, most users should easily tolerate NeuroCell’s ingredients.
If you experience anything, the vitamin B3 in NeuroCell might cause some flushing, and as anyone who’s had too many sodas will tell you, excess caffeine can lead to jitteriness, insomnia, increased heart rate, headache, and more.
Will you also lose sleep over NeuroCell’s price though?
How Much Does NeuroCell Cost?
NeuroCell can be purchased in three ways:
- 1 Bottle: $53.98
- 3 Bottles: $104.97
- 5 Bottles: $144.95
Whichever option you choose, your order will include free shipping.
NeuroCell comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, although this only applies to intact, unopened orders. In order to request one, you’ll need to call customer service at (844) 272-0011.
How does this price compare to other nootropic supplements?
Are There Similar Options To NeuroCell?
The good news: If you’re in the market for a natural, over-the-counter brain supplement, you’ve got a whole lot of options to choose from. This includes popular choices like Geniux, Cebria, Adderin, and many more.
Overall, are these customers pleased with their purchases?
The bad news: Unfortunately, it seems that most of these supplements come with mixed (or outright poor) feedback from HighYa reader.
Sure, some claim that brain supplements like these provided a noticeable difference in memory and mental clarity. However, many others claimed that they didn’t work, were vastly overpriced, and that they experienced poor customer service when trying to obtain refunds.
Granted, this doesn’t mean you’ll experience the same with NeuroCell. But considering its same basic formulation, hyped up claims, and high price, we’d certainly recommend keeping it in mind.
Before you even begin thinking about all of your options, what’s the bottom line with NeuroCell?
Is NeuroCell a Quality Brain Supplement?
Although we didn’t personally test NeuroCell, the fact that 1) the manufacturer makes essentially the same claims as other nootropic supplements, and 2) they include many of the same ingredients, it’s our opinion that you should speak with your doctor instead of ordering NeuroCell.
Side effects of NeuroCell I experienced
I am a 56-year-old male. I had not been experiencing any sort of mental decline. I just wanted to try this product to see its effects. I ordered a three-month supply, and then later ordered another three-month supply. Now I don't want to finish my last bottle.
After taking my first pill of NeuroCell, I awoke the next day with a very clear and relaxed mind. I had been living in "clutter," and I immediately could see what I needed to do, which was clean up my surroundings. So I immediately set to work and rearranged my room and cleaned out my house of all this stuff that had accumulated. NeuroCell did make my mind clearer. I was able to think very well. I had no brain fog. So I originally gave this product a great review.
But now I can tell you about the side effects that accompany the consumption of this product. I stopped taking this supplement for several weeks. Also, I had started taking another product (Ormus). Previously when just taking NeuroCell, I quickly found that my sleeping habits changed dramatically. Some nights I wouldn't sleep at all; other nights I slept for only three hours or so. I was not tired, and I did not miss the sleep. Also, at the time, my digestion seemed to change so that I would eat, and then my food would just seem to stay in my stomach for a very long time so that I felt full, or overfull most of the time.
When I stopped taking NeuroCell, eventually my digestion returned to a better state, and so did my sleep. It wasn't until this morning that I can write this review, as I decided, after a brief hiatus, to take a single pill yesterday. Prior to yesterday, my sleep had become wonderful, and my digestion had become better. But after taking just a single pill yesterday, I ate a single meal, and I still feel full the next day, as if my digestion had slowed, just the same as when I had been taking NeuroCell regularly.
And also, last night, after having been enjoying marvelous sleep every night over the last several weeks (sans NeuroCell), last night was like before; I just laid there the whole night, never really going into any sort of deep sleep. I am not tired, and I am just not refreshed.
This is how I can write about my effects over this nine-month period of taking NeuroCell. If I ever get to the point of not being able to think clearly, then I would consider taking this supplement again. My thinking is fine. It's my digestion and sleeping that suffered, but I wasn't sure of this until stopping the product and then taking it again.
I would definitely recommend this product to someone who has difficulty thinking. It will definitely improve thinking from the very first pill. I just wanted to share these important side effects that go along with taking this supplement.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
3 out 4 people found this review helpful
My mother is 93 years old and has been experiencing a steady mental decline, due to age related vascular dementia. After about three weeks on NeuroCell her conversation, mood and memory are better. I really didn't expect any improvement, I was trying it on a whim, but I can't deny that improvement is happening, and I'm so happy it is. I just reordered a second time, and got the three for the price of two this time.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend