About VitaCell 3
VitaCell 3 is an antioxidant-based nutritional supplement that’s claimed to provide heart-healthy benefits by slowing the mutation and accumulation of plaque, as well as by renewing “your energy at a cellular level.”
In order to accomplish this, VitaCell 3 is claimed to contain an optimum ratio of ingredients, which means that they may be more effective than taking each ingredient alone:
- NAC – An antioxidant and glutathione precursor.
- PQQ – May help create and regrow mitochondria within cells, leading to energy creation.
- CoQ10 – An antioxidant that may prevent plaque oxidation and minimize heart inflammation.
According to the company, VitaCell 3 is an all-natural formulation containing only the purest ingredients, without additives or fillers. On top of this, the supplement is claimed to be third-party tested by multiple independent laboratories, and to contain no heavy metals or biological contaminants.
But will VitaCell 3’s cost-to-benefit ratio provide a good level of value for your money? Consider the following:
Is Vita Cell 3’s Ingredients Effective?
With there wasn’t a product label listed on the VitaCell 3, we’re led to believe that the only ingredients it contains are NAC (n-acetyl cysteine), a glutathione precursor, PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone), and CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10).
NAC appears to have a variety of benefits when taken as a supplement. However, specifically related to the heart, WebMD only lists 2 benefits; maintaining heart function for individuals experiencing a heart attack (when injected) and reducing homocysteine levels (a possible risk factor for heart disease).
On the other hand, there appears to be insufficient clinical evidence showing that glutathione can provide any benefits when taken orally.
PQQ has been shown to have some cardioprotective properties, specially related to reducing “the size of damaged areas in animal models of acute heart attack (myocardial infarction).” This same study also found that PPQ, in combination with metoprolol “increased mitochondrial energy-producing functions—but the effect was modest compared with PQQ alone. Only PQQ favorably reduced lipid peroxidation. These results led the researchers to conclude that “PQQ is superior to metoprolol in protecting mitochondria from ischemia/reperfusion oxidative damage.”
Finally, like NAC, CoQ10 has many potential benefits for the human body when taken as a supplement, although the only heart-related benefit listed by WebMD relates to heart failure: “CoQ10 has not been shown definitely to relieve heart failure symptoms. Only some of the studies of coenzyme Q10 showed that it helps heart failure symptoms.”
And even if all of VitaCell 3’s ingredients had been shown to be 100% effective, there isn’t a product label provided on the website, so we don’t know if there’s enough of each ingredient to be effective in the first place.
The Difference Between “Studied” & “Proven”
With all of this said, it’s important make a distinction here between something that’s clinically studied and something that’s clinically proven.
This is because, while there is some admittedly promising clinical evidence showing that the ingredients contained in VitaCell 3 may provide some heart health benefits, as we learned above, it appears that the manufacturer may be overstating some of the supplement’s potential benefits based on the available amount of evidence.
In other words, although one or two studies have been published showing an ingredient may provide certain benefits, until these studies—and their findings—have been reproduced over and over again, it’s far from scientific fact.
VitaCell 3 Side Effects
According to the VitaCell 3 website, no side effects have been reported to the manufacturer. And for the most part, VitaCell 3’s ingredients should be well tolerated by most individuals, with the most common side effect listed as digestive upset.
However, NAC may occasionally cause more severe side effects such as rashes, fevers, and headache, and CoQ10 may lead to higher liver enzyme counts, abdominal pain, or dizziness.
Mind the Arbitration
Finally, keep in mind that by placing an order for VitaCell 3, you’ll be automatically bound to an arbitration agreement, which could severely limit your legal rights, including becoming part of a trial by jury or class action lawsuit.
Customer Feedback for VitaCell 3
While there weren’t any online customer reviews available for VitaCell 3 at the time of our research, the supplement is manufactured by Live Cell Research (aka Living Cell Research) based out of Southern California. Although relatively new, the company makes several other popular supplements in addition to VitaCell 3, including Cerastim and Niagen.
Based on 38 HighYa reader reviews for the company and its products, they received an average rating of 3 stars (as of 6/11/15). Many customers claimed to have experienced positive benefits using the company’s supplements and were happy with their results, although some of the most common complaints appeared to revolve around failure to work and high prices.
Granted, this doesn’t mean you’ll experience the same with VitaCell 3, but it’s something to keep in mind nonetheless.
VitaCell 3 Pricing & Refund Policy
VitaCell 3 is priced as follows:
- 1 Bottle: $49 plus $3.96 S&H
- 3 Bottles: $127 plus free S&H
- 6 Bottles: $235 plus free S&H
All Live Cell purchases come with a 90-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 844-650-5933.
Can VitaCell 3 Make Your Heart Healthier?
Chopping to the point: Overall, while there is some available clinical research showing that VitaCell 3’s ingredients may provide some cardioprotective benefits, more research will need to be conducted until these benefits become considered “proven.”
However, if you decide to roll the dice and order a bottle of VitaCell, you can always take advantage of the company’s 90-day return policy if you’re dissatisfied, although you’ll be out some money in S&H.
18 out 34 people found this review helpful
Dose help with getting an erection. This could just be one of its side effect.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
11 out 11 people found this review helpful
I had more energy!
I did feel more energized while taking Vitacell 3. Not sure about cardio benefits but my energy was better.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend