Formulated by Nexgen Biolabs based out of Tampa, FL, Amphetarol is a nutritional supplement that’s claimed to be scientifically engineered with a proprietary blend of ingredients that can enhance mental energy and clarity, cognition, brain function, mental focus, alertness and concentration, and mental endurance, without a crash afterward.
In order to accomplish this, Amphetarol is claimed to contain cutting-edge compounds and cognitive enhancers paired with powerful stimulants, including:
- Proprietary Blend 770mg: Dimethylaminoethanol; 1, 3, 7-Trimethylxanthine; Beta-Phenylethylamine; L-Theanine; Cytidine 5’ – Diphosphocholine; Synephrine HCL; N, N-dimethyl-4-hydroxyphenylethylamine; Schizandrol A; Vinpocetine.
According to the Amphetarol website, the supplement is proven to increase and enhance cognitive abilities related to creative thinking, information processing, attention, focus, and memory. However, because each dose is claimed to be ultra-concentrated, the manufacturer claims you shouldn’t take more than one capsule per 24-hour period.
Whether in school or in work, it’s often the case that those who can work harder and smarter for longer periods of time will achieve success faster than those who can’t. So if you’re looking for an edge, can you realistically expect Amphetarol to work as advertised? Consider the following:
Amphetarol’s Ingredients Breakdown
While there isn’t a product label or list of ingredients available on the Amphetarol website, we were able to locate one on a third-party website during our research. However, all of the supplement’s ingredients are part of a proprietary blend, so there’s no way to know how much of each ingredient the supplement contains, or whether or not it’s enough to be effective.
With this said, according to WebMD, DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol), caffeine (1, 3, 7-Trimethylxanthine), Beta-Phenylethylamine, citocline (Cytidine 5’ – Diphosphocholine), bitter orange (Synephrine HCL), hordenine (N, N-dimethyl-4-hydroxyphenylethylamine) have insufficient clinical evidence showing that they can increase mental performance or cognition, other than to increase mental alertness due to their stimulant properties.
On the other hand, Schisandra (Schizandrol A) may be effective for increasing mental performance, although the only studies to date involve taking it along with rhodiola and Siberian ginseng. In addition, vinpocetine may be effective for reducing mental decline in Alzheimer’s patients, but not necessarily for individuals with healthy brains.
In short: Based on Amphetarol’s ingredient profile, you may experience a boost in energy due to the large amount of stimulants it contains, likely similar to drinking several cups of coffee, but there is insufficient clinical evidence showing these ingredients can actually boost cognition.
Keep in mind though, that taking such a large amount of stimulants can cause adverse side effects, such as headaches, blurred vision, upset stomach, and loss of appetite. In fact, WebMD classifies bitter orange as “possibly unsafe” when taken as a supplement because of possible side effects such as fainting, heart attack, and stroke, especially when used in conjunction with caffeine or other stimulants.
What Kind of Online Reputation Does Amphetarol Have?
The only online customer reviews available for Amphetarol at the time of our research were through Amazon.com, where the supplement had a 4.5 average star rating. There, some of the most common compliments related to Amphetarol included increased focus and energy, that one capsule lasted throughout day, and there is no crash afterward.
On the other hand, some of the most common complaints referenced failure to work, high price, and side effects such as chest pain and jitteriness. In fact, one Amazon reviewer claimed that Amphetarol is simply repackaged AdderRX, which they quickly learned after peeling the label off their Amphetarol bottle and finding an AdderRX label underneath. Important note: Interestingly, it appears that most of the 4 and 5-star reviews on Amazon were posted to accounts where Amphetarol was the only review, or where multiple Nexgen products were reviewed and all received the same 5-star rating. Based on our extensive experience reviewing hundreds of nutritional supplements, in our opinion, this is an indication that these reviews may be fake.
With this in mind, Nexgen Biolabs holds a B+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and of the 4 complaints listed (as of 12/3/14), each of the company’s responses could be considered fairly combative, often including words such as “ridiculous” and “frivolous,” withholding refunds until consumers withdrew their complaint, and even threatening one consumer with a lawsuit after they complained about (what they claimed to be) fake online customer reviews.
Amphetarol Pricing & Refund Policy
One bottle (30 capsules) of Amphetarol is priced at $44.99 plus $6.36 First-Class shipping (additional shipping options available at checkout).
Amphetarol comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Important note: However, in order to qualify for a refund, the supplement must be unopened and in its original packaging. This is disconcerting, because how are you to know whether or not you’re please with Amphetarol without opening the package and trying it out? In our opinion, this speaks volumes about the level of trust the company puts in their products.
If you haven’t opened your bottle of Amphetarol and would like to request a refund, you must call (888) 357-4443 or email email@example.com for an RMA number.
Can Amphetarol Give You the Edge You Need to Succeed?
Chopping to the Point: Ultimately, this depends on what you define as “success.” Can the ingredients found in Amphetarol help make you more focused? Due to the large number of stimulants it contains, probably so, which could help you work longer and harder. But is there clinical evidence showing that Amphetarol’s ingredients will actually improve your cognition or thinking abilities? In most cases, no.
Considering this, as well as the manufacturer’s highly restrictive refund policy and possible side effects related to continuous stimulant use, it appears that Amphetarol’s high price is out of line with any benefits you can realistically expect to achieve by using it.
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
Just started Amphetarol
I bought these pills through Amazon about a week ago, hoping for a more natural alternative to Dexedrine Spansules for adult ADHD. I've taken one cap a day for three days now and they're not bad if you're in need of a boost of energy and motivation for things like working out and getting your housework done. I could also see them working as a weight loss supplement as they do cut your appetite in half. However they are no miracle supplement and are nowhere near as effective as Dexedrine in treating ADHD symptoms. But if you're looking for something for energy and weight loss then you might really like these. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these to friends looking to lose weight or feel sluggish.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Does not work
This stuff is a complete waste of money. I couldn't tell a difference in anything. Don't waste your money.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend