Increase mental energy and alertness? Boost memory? Improve your mood and health?
Cerebrax is a scientifically engineered nutritional supplement that claims to do all of the above—and more. How?
By using a stack of maximum strength, all-natural ingredients—including powerful stimulants—that can boost memory, concentration, and cognition. You’ll feel happier, be more alert and more efficient, and experience sharper focus.
And perhaps best of all, Cerebrax takes effect in minutes, “unlocks 100% of your brain’s potential,” and lasts up to 6 hours!
If we didn’t know better, we might be inclined to believe that Cerebrax is some kind of miracle supplement that can take your brainpower to the next level.
Ultimately though, we don’t think this is the case. Why? Let’s start with how the brain works.
How Does Your Brain Think & Form Memories?
While this is certainly a vast topic, these processes occur primarily in 2 different parts of the brain: Thinking, perceiving, planning, and understanding language occur within the cerebrum, while memories are stored in the hippocampus.
Regardless of which process we’re talking about, your brain communicates with itself (as well as other parts of your nervous system) using a network of billions of neurons. In turn, these neurons communicate with one another using chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters.
One of the most common neurotransmitters in the body is acetylcholine, which (along with many other types of neurotransmitters) tend to decrease as we age, leading to memory and cognition issues, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
While MCI typically won’t affect your everyday life, it can be bothersome. But is there anything contained in Cerebrax that can improve acetylcholine production or address MCI?
The Efficacy of Cerebrax’s Ingredients
While there wasn’t a product label on the Cerebrax website, it’s claimed to include the following active ingredients:
Proprietary Blend: Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Caffeine, GABA, Bacopa Monnieri, Alpha GPC, L-Theanine, Phosphatidylserine, L-Tyrosine, Vinpocetine, and Huperzine A.
Are any of these effective?
Vitamin B3 (niacin) may help reduce the risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, although this only applies when it’s obtained from food sources, not through supplements like Cerebrax.
Caffeine is widely known to temporarily boost mental alertness, and bacopa (and its active ingredient, bacopin) is listed as possibly effective for improving memory, although only when taken in daily doses of 300mg per day for 12 weeks (we’ll come back around to this is a second).
Phosphatidylserine is also listed as possibly effective for treating age-related mental decline and reducing some Alzheimer’s symptoms, but only when derived from cow brains, not from soy or cabbage.
L-tyrosine may be effective for improving mental performance and increasing alertness following a lack of sleep, while vinpocetine may help treat some symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease, although much of the research is decades old, short-term, and of questionable quality.
Finally, huperzine A may help improve memory, especially among dementia patients.
Here’s the catch though: All of Cerebrax’s ingredients are part of a proprietary formulation, so we can’t know how much of each is contained in the supplement. We also can’t know if there’s enough to provide any benefits. We’re not even told the total dosage for the proprietary mix!
What about side effects? Are Cerebrax’s ingredients safe?
Cerebrax Ingredient Safety
Overall, most customers should expect to experience no side effects from Cerebrax’s ingredients, although for those who do, the most common is digestive upset.
Niacin can lead to flushing, and the manufacturer recommends avoiding Cerebrax if you have a soybean allergy.
And as anyone who’s had too much coffee or soda can attest, excess caffeine can lead to jitteriness, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and more.
Finally, according to WebMD, huperzine A can cause “sweating, blurred vision, slurred speech, restlessness, loss of appetite, contraction and twitching of muscle fibers,” especially in doses greater than 400mcg daily.
How much of these ingredients are contained in Cerebrax. Again, we’re not told, so it’s fairly hazy what kinds of side effects you can realistically expect, if any.
Now, how much does Cerebrax cost?
How Much You’ll Pay for Cerebrax
Cerebrax can be purchased in 3 different options:
- 1 Bottle: $49.85
- 3 Bottles: $113.82
- 5 Bottles: $149.95
Regardless of which option you choose, you order will include free shipping.
All Cerebrax orders come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. In order to request one, you’ll need to contact customer service at (888) 279-0644.
Will Cerebrax “Unlock 100% of Your Brain’s Potential?”
First, it’s a myth than we only use a small portion of our total brainpower. The fact is that we use 100%, regardless of what pop culture might lead you to believe. So from this perspective, Cerebrax won’t help.
And while many of Cerebrax’s ingredients may have some potential to improve memory in otherwise healthy brains, we’re not told how much of each is included in the supplement. As such, there’s no way to tell how effective these ingredients are.
Instead of ordering Cerebrax, we’d recommend speaking with your physician if you’re interested in improving your memory, boosting your cognition, or improving your mood. Otherwise, you might be throwing your hard-earned money out the window.
4 out 4 people found this review helpful
A total rip off
They charged me $149.95 plus $47.98 for a $29.95 buy one get two free offer. I was put on hold forever. Do not buy from these scammers.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
32 out 33 people found this review helpful
Very upset about the return policy of this product. I was under the pretense I ordered a 29.99 bottle of this product only to find out this company took a 149.95, sent me five bottles and also 49 dollars for fish oil that I did not order. They stated I must have clicked on something. When asked to return, it would cost 10 dollars a piece for restocking, plus shipping which would be about 20 dollars. I would not recommend this company to anyone with policies like this in place. I feel they essentially robbed me. I would not recommend this product or company, STAY AWAY from this type of poor business practice.
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Feb 2, 2016
The Website clearly states that the $29.99 price is for each bottle. It is not their fault that you did not read/fully understand what you were purchasing.