About NeuMotiv Neugenesis
Formulated by a team of healthcare professionals and developed through neuroscience studies, NeuMotiv Neugenesis is an advanced mental focus dietary supplement with a unique blend of neural enhancers that promises to deliver an immediate edge in cognitive function and mood enhancement.
In fact, the manufacturer calls it the “pinnacle of mental focus” and claims that it represents the most complete and effective nootropic supplement on the market. In addition, the website reports Neugenesis has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress, boost clarity and alertness, provide sustained energy, increase creative thinking, and maximize memory retention and overall acuity.
Despite these benefits, the manufacturer tells us the supplement is perfect for everyone’s lifestyle, whether for students at school, athletes at the gym or during sports activities, or entrepreneurs at work.
Bottom line: You’re here because you want to know if you can reasonably expect Neugenesis to provide all the benefits promoted by NeuMotiv, and whether or not it’ll deliver a solid level of value for the money. So, let’s get right to it and start helping you find some answers.
How Does Memory Work?
We’re not clinical professionals here at HighYa and our goal certainly isn’t to deliver a science lesson, but it’s important to briefly point out that memory is an extraordinarily dynamic process. At the most basic level, though, it—as well as essentially every other brain function—involves neurons (i.e., brain cells) that communicate with one another via neurotransmitters (chemicals that allow the transmission of signals).
And the stronger these connections are between each neuron, the stronger the memories they form—a process known as long-term potentiation (LTP).
Inversely, anything that disrupts or decreases communication quality between brain cells can potentially lead to memory problems. Health.com lists several common causes as the natural aging process as neuron death accelerates, lack of sleep, anxiety and depression, certain medications, smoking cigarettes, excessive alcohol consumption, and a high-fat diet, to name just a few.
As a result, it’s important to start the process by speaking with your doctor about any memory problems you might be experiencing, who can recommend specific treatments aimed at addressing your individual diagnosis (i.e., the underlying cause of your memory issues).
Regardless of what might be causing memory or cognition concerns, or whether you’re simply looking for an edge over the competition, do the ingredients in Neugenesis represent a viable solution?
Taking a Closer Look at Neugenesis’ Ingredients
While there wasn’t a supplement facts label listed on the Neugenesis website, NeuMotiv tells us it contains the following ingredients:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Alpha GPC
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Bacopa Monnieri
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Rhodiola Rosea
According to sources like the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com, several of these ingredients have sufficient clinical evidence indicating they could be effective for many of the conditions promoted on the Neugenesis website.
For example, 1,500-2,000 mg of acetyl-l-carnitine per day may help improve memory problems in elderly individuals, whether related to age-related memory loss or Alzheimer's. Taking 200 mg of caffeine by mouth has also been shown to improve mental alertness and memory, as has 300 mg daily of bacopa.
Ginkgo may help address a variety of related concerns, including anxiety (240-480 mg daily), mental function (60-600 mg per day), and dementia (120-240 mg daily). 4.5-9 grams of Panax ginseng each day could also improve mental performance in people with Alzheimer's disease.
Also, 200-60 mg per day has been shown to boost “abstract thinking, mental arithmetic skills, and reaction times in healthy, middle-aged people” (but not young people).
Could Neugenesis’ Ingredients Cause Side Effects?
These same sites report that the majority of individuals who consume these ingredients will not experience side effects, when taken in the recommended doses. Remember, though, that we currently don’t know how much of each ingredient Neugenesis contains, or whether or not this would be enough to trigger meaningful side effects.
With this said, for those who do experience a side effect, it likely won’t be worse than mild, temporary digestive upset (no specifics provided).
However, in some instances (again, no dosages or other details provided), deanol can lead to side effects like constipation, insomnia, vivid dreams, increased blood pressure, and depression. Alpha-gpc could lead to heartburn and dizziness, while acetyl-l-carnitine could cause restlessness and a "fishy" odor of the urine, breath, and sweat.
Caffeine (whether in Neugenesis or a cup of coffee) can also cause restlessness, increased heart rate, and respiration, especially in individuals sensitive to stimulants.
Common side effects associated with bacopa include dry mouth and fatigue; and ginkgo, forceful heartbeat and allergic skin reactions.
They also report that taking Panax ginseng continuously for longer than three months is possibly unsafe, since “it may have some hormone-like effects that could be harmful with prolonged use.”
Finally, we’re told the long-term safety and potential side effects of rhodiola are not known.
How Much Does NeuMotiv Neugenesis Cost?
According to the Neugenesis website, NeuMotiv is currently accepting preorders, although no expected shipping dates were listed. There also wasn’t any quantity information on the website, so we can’t know how much you’re getting for your money. We reached out to the company for additional information, but hadn’t yet received a response as of publishing.
With these details in mind, prices were listed as follows, in addition to $6.99 in S&H charges:
- 1-Month Supply: $38
- 1-Month Supply w/Subscription: $34.02
- 2-Month Supply: $72.02
There also weren’t any specifics provide about the subscription program, or information about their refund policy (if any). Again, we’ll update this article as soon as we receive a response to our inquiry.
In the meantime, NeuMotiv’s customer service department can be reached at 805-590-7095, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via their site’s contact form.
What Do We Know About the Company Behind the Neugenesis Supplement?
In short, not a whole lot, although it’s important to quickly outline what we do know.
During our research, we learned that NeuMotiv LLC is based out of San Luis Obispo, CA and has been in business since May 2017. It was founded by Gene Paul Hipol, although we couldn’t find a LinkedIn profile for this individual, or any additional information about him on third-party sites, other than those indicating is role as founder of the company.
We’ll return to this topic momentarily, but let’s quickly address some of the products competing for many of the same customers as Neugenesis.
NeuMotiv vs. the Competition: Are There Other Nootropic Dietary Supplements Like Neugenesis?
The HighYa team has watched as the brain-boosting segment of the supplement industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years. In fact, searching for the term ‘brain supplement’ on popular online marketplaces like Google Shopping, Amazon, and Walmart.com returned hundreds upon hundreds of different options at the time of our research.
What’s more, many of these contained several (or even all) of the same ingredients as Neugenesis, with prices that typically fell somewhere between $15 and $50, putting the supplement in question somewhere near the middle of the pack. With all of these options and similar formulations and price points, how can you cut through the clutter?
As we outline in The Truth About Memory Supplements, WebMD reports “most [brain supplements] are lacking research to support their memory-enhancing claims.” Based on this, we’d strongly recommend that you start the process by speaking with your doctor, who can learn more about your specific concerns. Then, they can advise whether or not a product like Neugenesis makes sense based on your diagnosis.
If they do, based on our experience researching hundreds of dietary supplements, we strongly recommend only doing business with manufacturers who:
- Have been in business for years, with a mostly positive online customer reputation
- Provide a clear supplement facts label on their website, including ingredient dosages and limited (or no) proprietary formulations
- Prominently display their refund policy, which should last for at least 30 days, with no restocking or other fees
- Back up all of their claims with peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical evidence
Do these criteria bode well for NeuMotiv Neugenesis?
Final Thoughts About NeuMotiv Neugenesis
On the one hand, the Neugenesis supplement contains several ingredients that sites like the Natural Medicines Database and WebMD report have clinical evidence indicating they might be beneficial for some aspects of memory and anxiety.
On the other hand, we also think it’s important to maintain realistic expectations about what you might experience. Why? With the exception of Panax ginseng and ginkgo, the available clinical evidence as reported by the same sites indicates that most of these ingredients will work optimally for Alzheimer’s patients and the elderly, not necessarily for otherwise healthy individuals.
On top of this, the supplement comes from an almost wholly unknown manufacturer, contains unknown dosages of its ingredients, and whose website doesn’t provide any refund details or additional information about their autoship program. Again, we reached out to the company but hadn’t heard back as of publishing.
In the meantime, we’d recommend scheduling an appointment with your doctor and waiting until you’ve spoken with them—and we’ve heard back from the manufacturer—before making a final decision about NeuMotiv Neugenesis.