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.
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