What is NitroVit?
Called “America’s most advanced cognitive super vitamin” by the manufacturer, NitroVit is a nootropic supplement that promises to improve your focus, motivation, productivity, and memory—and even to help control symptoms associated with ADHD.
As such, after years of extensive research and testing, we’re told that NitroVit is a truly effective and efficient solution for supporting maximum brain growth and optimization.
If you’ve seen the 2011 box office hit Limitless, you might have a better understanding of the benefits nootropics could provide in the not too distant future. In fact, this just might account for the huge increase in the sales of these types of supplements over the past several years.
And while the manufacturer explicitly states that NitroVit won’t provide you with such a vast change in mental capacity and that it does not increase your intelligence, can you reasonably expect a noticeable change in brain activity after taking a couple of capsules?
In other words, as the NitroVit website claims, can it really help you “level up your mental performance?”
Since writing our original review, we had the opportunity to speak with the Founder and CEO of Neuro Laboratories, NitroVit’s manufacturer. Here’s what we learned.
How Does NitroVit Work?
NitroVit is a nootropic (a fancy word for a “brain booster”) that claims to have been formulated using breakthrough research to help provide protection from cognitive decline, to promote memory retention and recall, and to improve clarity, focus, concentration, and motivation.
As a result, the company claims that you may be able to increase your work output, concentrate on tasks for longer periods of time, and improve your mindset.
In fact, we’re told that NitroVit has even helped some users experience heightened libido, and to quit smoking.
With this in mind, NitroVit claims to work in 3 key areas: Increasing blood flow to the brain and strengthening neurotransmitters, breaking down potentially harmful lipofuscin, and providing your brain with the vital nutrients it needs to thrive.
The company tells us that NitroVit is manufactured in a GMP-certified laboratory and that you should take two capsules per day for at least 90 days in order to experience its optimal benefits.
After you begin, NitroVit promises to provide immediate results, such as increased motivation, improved mood, and reduced brain fog, while long-term benefits include improved memory recall, increased blood flow to the brain, and more.
However, the manufacturer recommends that you not exceed four capsules of NitroVit in a 24-hour period.
What does the available clinical evidence have to say about these claims?
Which Ingredients Are Found In NitroVit? Are They Effective?
In order to accomplish these benefits, NitroVit claims to include only the purest prescription-grade levels of the following natural ingredients:
Nitro Stack Proprietary Formula 975 mg
Of these, WebMD lists 150mg of tyrosine daily as “possibly effective” for improving mental performance and memory under stressful conditions, as well as for improving alertness following a lack of sleep.
They also indicate that 300mg daily of phosphatidylserine may help address some aspects of age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease. In both of these instances, however, clinical evidence only exists for phosphatidylserine derived from cow’s brains, and not necessarily from the cabbage or soy-derived versions commonly found in supplements.
Next, 1,500-4,000mg daily of acetyl-l-carnitine may help improve memory in elderly people, boost blood flow to the brain, and treat Alzheimer’s disease, while 300mg daily of bacopa may be effective for improving memory and thinking
Finally, centrophenoxine (also known as meclofenoxate) is an ingredient often used to treat senile dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, although there seems to be limited clinical support for the manufacturer’s claims.
The problem is that, even for these ingredients that do have a lot of clinical support, they’re part of a proprietary blend. As a result, we can’t know if NitroVit contains enough to provide real-world results.
Moving on, 60-400mcg of huperzine A per day might be effective for improving memory in those with dementia, as well as for otherwise healthy children and adults who complained of memory problems.
Here, NitroVit seems to contain enough, although the dosage is on the lower end of the spectrum.
Noopept (registered brand name Ноопепт) is a peptide similar to piracetam that originated in Russia as a brain-boosting substance but is now also patented in the US and sold as a standalone supplement. As with centrophenoxine, according to Examine.com, there seems to be little clinical evidence validating the manufacturer’s claims.
Last, but certainly not least, caffeine can temporarily boost alertness, but not necessarily brainpower.
NitroVit’s CEO let us know that they’ve since removed all stearates, dioxides, flow agents, colors, and dyes from their formula, while also switching to vegetarian capsules. Does this mean you won’t experience any side effects?
Will You Experience Any Side Effects From NitroVit’s Ingredients?
For most of us, we probably won’t experience anything worse than mild digestive upset from NitroVit’s ingredients.
However, while the supplement only contains about 50mg of caffeine (about half a cup of coffee’s worth), this might cause restlessness or jitteriness in someone who’s especially sensitive to stimulants.
WebMD indicates that alpha GPC can sometimes cause skin rash and confusion, while huperzine A can rarely lead to more severe side effects like slurred speech, twitching of muscle fibers, high blood pressure, and more.
Alpha lipoic acid has been known to lower blood sugar, while the medical community doesn’t seem to be enough known about some ingredients, specifically Noopept, to fully understand possible side effects and drug interactions.
NitroVit Pricing & Refund Policy
As a standalone supplement, NitroVit currently costs between $58.97 (one bottle) and $327.96 (nine bottles).
If you choose a package that does not include free shipping, your order will include a flat $7.97 USPS Priority Mail charge, although faster options are available.
Each NitroVit order also comes with a 21-page Supplement Manual to help you get the most out of your purchase.
NitroVit comes with a one-year refund policy, less S&H charges, which even applies to opened bottles. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll have to send your bottles back to the manufacturer for recycling.
There’s no phone number listed on the NitroVit website, although there is a contact form available, along with three different email addresses (including the CEO we spoke with!).
Can NitroVit Really Help Improve Your Cognitive Capabilities?
If you’ve spent much time researching brain health supplements, you probably know that they all claim to do pretty much the same thing, using many of the same ingredients.
But when it comes to NitroVit, can you reasonably expect it to help you think better? Here’s what we think you should keep in mind:
How Well-Researched is NitroVit?
According to authority websites like WebMD and Examine.com, however, it seems that many of NitroVit’s ingredients don’t have enough clinical evidence showing them to help boost brain function.
Additionally, many of the ingredients that do come with some clinical evidence are part of a proprietary blend, so we can’t know exactly how much NitroVit contains.
For more about this, be sure to read our in-depth article titled The Truth About Memory Supplements.
What About NitroVit Customer Reviews?
NitroVit is manufactured by Neuro Laboratories, who is not listed with the Better Business Bureau, although they seem to have recently expanded their supplement lineup to include NitroAmp (an energy/study stack), NitroPept (a memory/learning stack), and NitroDrive (a pleasure enhancer for men and women).
After speaking with Neuro Lab’s Founder and CEO, he let us know that NitroVit was formulated to work an alternative to his ADD medication and that each of the 30+ customer reviews on their website is 100% legitimate.
Two HighYa readers had given the supplement an average 5-star rating at the time of our research, who claimed it delivers improved thinking, better mood, and boosted focus.
Bottom line: While some of the ingredients contained in NitroVit may help improve blood flow to the brain, authoritative websites indicate that there’s limited clinical evidence that many of its ingredients can help improve cognition in otherwise healthy individuals.
The good news is that, after speaking with NitroVit’s Founder, we can state that they seem like a legitimate company that’s on a mission to improve people’s lives.
They also seem to stand behind their supplements with a lengthy one-year refund policy—although you will lose a few bucks in S&H charges.
Before you go, tell us about your NitroVit experience by writing a review below!
9 out 9 people found this review helpful
I've been using Nitrovit for close to 5 months now and find myself in a very different position to where I was back then. Nitrovit has helped my focus issues, and has had a profound effect on my mood. They have changed the formula in the time I have been taking it, but both formulas have been similar in terms of ingredients, so no real difference except they got rid of Noopept, which I felt was a shame due to the deserved hype surrounding it. The current formula is great however for myself and while I have only tried one other product (Provasil), Nitrovit has been the one that has come closest to the mark in terms of results versus claims.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
25 out 29 people found this review helpful
Amazing product from a company that seems to care.
My fascination with the Limitless movie had me searching for brain pills some time back and I found NitroVit through the online review sites. I loved the branding, and the manufacturers claims seemed pretty awesome too. This was my second purchase of these types of pills and whilst I knew the pill from Limitless was pure fiction, I was looking for something to help me with my focus & concentration as I work from home (which can provide distractions a plenty).
The price was a little more than the others I looked at (but with a quick search I found a 20% discount code on a review site). With that said, I really didn't care as the cost was still only just over a pound a day which in my mind was a smart investment IF it did as it said.
I am from the UK so shipping took 6 days (not bad from experience) but was a little costly. Anyway, it arrived with no issues from customs, and I got stuck in. (I am a graphic designer so my work requires creativity, focus, and can take long hours working on one project which isn't ideal if you suffer from concentration issues like I do).
I took two capsules and within 45 minutes I started to feel a calm sort of focus. It's hard to explain, but if I was to say I usually fidget a lot in my chair and tap my leg a lot, and that for the first time since I can remember I didn't feel the need to do either. I was just 'comfortable', and pretty focused. Perhaps a placebo I thought, but great all the same. The nice thing was (unlike the other brand I tried) that I didn't have any uncomfortable energy rush. It wasn't like a coffee or sugar rush where you want to run about like a headless chicken, but rather I just felt really positive and excited to be working on what I was currently working on.
3 hours later I stopped for lunch, and around a couple of hours after that I guess the effects had worn off as I was aware that I was fidgeting again. So approximately 5 good hours of concentration from two caps.
I continued with this for about a week or so, and took the weekends off as suggested by a review site to ensure I didn't build up a tolerance too quickly. That was 3 months ago, and the strange thing is I actually find now, from continued use, that I actually get a whole days worth of undisturbed focus for my two caps. This shouldn't be normally due to tolerance build up, however the supplied instruction manual suggested that the effects would actually get stronger with time. (I don't understand the science but the website explains a little on how this works).
Anyway, their site said that anyone who wanted to share a positive experience would receive a free bottle of their Amp product. So I sent a testimonial to their customer service team and the next morning woke to probably the nicest, sweetest email I think I have ever received from a company. The customer service manager Shannon also explained that a bottle would be put in the post that day. Sure enough, 8 days later I received a bottle of Amp, a handwritten thank you, AND another bottle of Nitrovit! Nice touch in an era of shockingly bad service (at least here in the UK).
I will continue to take Nitrovit until it ever stops working, or I find something better, but to be honest, their approach and customer service has pretty much bought my loyalty for life.
I think the reason I am posting this review is more because of that than anything else. So it's great to find a product in this space that does as it says, and to find a company behind it that really cares about their customers, and over delivers on their promises is a rare find. 5 stars from this happy customer.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friendView all 1 commentsHide comments
Jan 8, 2015
Just bought a bottle and am waiting on shipment. Will update once tested. Figured I would try this before Modafinil.