What is VitaPulse?

By Derek Lakin
Published on: Aug 5, 2015

Created by Princeton Nutrients, VitaPulse is a natural supplement that promises to provide advanced antioxidant support to help maintain healthy cardio function and cholesterol levels, protect against cellular damage, decrease inflammation, and boost mitochondrial health and cellular energy.

Taken together, this means that VitaPulse may help protect you from heart disease, which is responsible for about 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States.

In order to accomplish this, VitaPulse contains just 3 ingredients: NAC, PQQ, and CoQ10. On top of this, the manufacturer claims you’ll only need to take 1 capsule of VitaPulse per day, without any unwanted side effects.

At this point, you might reasonably believe that VitaPulse is your ticket to avoiding heart disease. But is this really the case? Let’s take it step by step.

What Are Antioxidants and Are They Beneficial?

As mentioned on the VitaPulse website, antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow cell damage by inhibiting oxidation (i.e. electron loss) and the free radicals this process can release.

Common antioxidants found in everyday foods include vitamins A, C, E, folate, and beta-carotene.

Despite the key role that antioxidants play in the human body, there remains mixed clinical evidence as to whether or not antioxidant supplementation can provide any real-world benefits, especially related to widespread chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease, cognitive decline, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and obesity.

But what about the specific antioxidants found in VitaPulse? Are they beneficial to your health?

A Clinical Look at VitaPulse’s Ingredients

According to the product label on the VitaPulse website, the only ingredients contained in the supplement are:

  • CoQ10 100mg
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 250mg
  • PQQ Na2 (Pyrroloquinoline Quinine Disodium Salt) 10mg

NAC (short for n-acetyl cysteine) is derived from the amino acid l-cysteine, which acts as a protein building block. NAC is a widely used antioxidant, and is often touted as an effective cancer prevention tool.

However, specifically regarding heart health, NAC is only listed as “possibly effective” by WebMD for reducing homocysteine levels, which is thought to be a risk factor for heart disease.

PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a chemical that, among other things, may provide some antioxidant and neuroprotective properties according to authoritative websites, although most research appears to have been conducted on mice, not humans.

PQQ may also reduce “the size of damaged areas in animal models of acute heart attack (myocardial infarction),” although they indicate that it doesn’t appear to provide any preventative heart health benefits.

Finally, CoQ10 is the third antioxidant found in VitaPulse, although it’s different from the previous two in that it might also boost metabolism.

However, WebMD specifically notes that the clinical evidence for CoQ10’s heart-related benefits “is conflicting.” Ultimately, while some of this research is promising, it ultimately means that CoQ10 might not provide any heart benefits at all.

But is there even enough of these ingredients to provide any benefits whatsoever? Most health professionals recommend taking 1.2 grams of NAC daily for optimum benefits, although VitaPulse contains less than ¼ this amount.

Similarly, existing studies on CoQ10 have used daily dosages ranging from 50mg to 1,200mg, so VitaPulse is certainly on the lower end of this spectrum.

And to top things off, the manufacturer doesn’t provide any clinical evidence to support their specific claims about VitaPulse, either.

Although the benefits related to VitaPulse’s ingredients might be a little muddled, is it the same story for its side effects?

Potential VitaPulse Side Effects

With just 3 ingredients, VitaPulse should be well tolerated by most users, although the most commonly reported side effect is digestive upset.

In rare instances, we’re told that NAC may cause some users to experience “rashes, fever, headache, drowsiness, low blood pressure, and liver problems.”

What about other antioxidant supplements? Are they as safe as VitaPulse?

Antioxidant Supplement Options

A quick online search for the phrase “antioxidant supplement” or “heart health supplement” will reveal hundreds upon hundreds of products, many of which are priced lower than VitaPulse.

These types of supplements are even so popular that you’ll almost certainly be able to find at least one at your local pharmacy or big box retailer.

Granted, many of these supplements won’t contain the exact formulation found in VitaPulse, but the point is that you have options.

Outside of VitaPulse though, are there other ways you can address your heart’s health and prevent heart disease?

Other Methods of Addressing Heart Health

As we mentioned at the beginning, heart disease is a huge problem, so you might be wondering what other options you have for improving your heart health and preventing/treating heart disease. Let’s take a quick look.

From a lifestyle perspective, WebMD recommends adhering to a plant-based diet, while the American Heart Association also recommend eating healthy (such as eating lots of fruits and veggies, and limiting intake of foods with high levels of saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium).

In addition, they note you’ll want to get plenty of exercise (specifically, 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity and 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week), avoid smoking, undergo regular wellness exams from your physician, reduce stress, know your family history regarding heart health, maintain a healthy weight, be mindful of snoring, follow your doctor’s orders, and learn the early warning signs of heart attack and stroke.

Other important considerations are understanding if you have a family history of heart disease, watching your weight, and actively managing your blood sugar.

If you already have heart disease, there are several supplements that may be effective in reducing your symptoms (as we briefly discussed in the previous section), including CoQ10, omega 3 fatty acids, pomegranate, magnesium, potassium, and green tea.

Outside of this, surgery might be a viable option, depending on the severity of your heart disease.

Remember though, whether you’re interested in preventing heart disease from occurring or effectively treating it once it does, the best person to speak with is your physician, who can recommend effective preventative measures or treatments based on your specific diagnosis.

Now, let’s learn a little more about the company behind VitaPulse.

Who Makes VitaPulse?

VitaPulse is manufactured by Princeton Nutrients, LLC based out of Woodland Hills, CA. Despite the name similarities, keep in mind that Princeton Nutrients has no direct link to Princeton University.

The company had an A rating with the Better Business Bureau and 5 closed complaints (as of 12/30/16), which referenced everything from advertising techniques to no results.

Since writing our original review, nearly 1,000 HighYa readers provided their feedback about VitaPulse, giving the supplement an average rating of 4.4 stars. Most compliments referenced improved health, such as increased energy and endurance, improved vitality, decreased aches and pains, and reduced cholesterol.

On the other hand, what few complaints there were referenced no results (this is common for nutritional supplements of all stripes, not just VitaPulse) and no response from customer service. For many of these complaints, the company responded quickly in an effort to resolve the issue.

Who Is Dr. Arash Bereliani?

The individual perhaps most associated with VitaPulse is Dr. Arash Bereliani, a board certified cardiologist who operates the Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology & Preventative Medicine, where he specializes in “integrative cardiology, internal medicine, and health optimization services.”

Dr. Bereliani also acts as Princeton Nutrients’ Director of Research and is the Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine and Cardiology at UCLA.

In his work at the Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology & Preventative Medicine, Dr. Bereliani uses functional medicine to help his patients address root illnesses, chronic diseases, and genetics, and also provides nutrition therapy.

As such, this made him a logical choice for helping Princeton Nutrients bring “the highest quality supplements to the greatest number of people.”

Pro tip: For some insight into Dr. Bereliani’s views on the role of supplements in boosting health, be sure to watch this YouTube video.

From a patient perspective, Dr. Arash Bereliani seems to have mostly positive feedback, with a 4.5-star rating on Yelp, a 4.6 rating on HealthGrades, and another 4.6-star rating on Zocdoc.com.

According to his profile on Zocdoc, Dr. Bereliani graduated number one in his Medical School class, and has since received America’s Top Physician awards in 2006 and 2007, and a Patients’ Choice award in 2011.

VitaPulse Pricing & Refund Policy

VitaPulse is priced as follows:

  • 1 Bottle (30 capsules): $49 plus $6.95 S&H
  • 3 Bottles: $127 plus free shipping
  • 6 Bottles: $235 plus free shipping

All VitaPulse purchases come with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact Princeton Nutrients’s customer service department at 866-427-3019.

Now, let’s bring it all together to give you the bottom line about VitaPulse.

Will VitaPulse’s 3 Ingredients Help Protect Your Heart Health?

Although some of VitaPulse’s ingredients may play a role in heart health, ultimately, authoritative websites indicate there remains inconclusive clinical evidence showing that supplementation of these ingredients can improve your health—much less prevent heart disease.

As such, if you’re interested in finding out if these ingredients can work for you, you might want to consider saving money by purchasing them individually from a local pharmacy. Better yet, why not speak with your physician about heart health prior to placing your VitaPulse order?

Price aside, the good news is that VitaPulse seems to come with overwhelmingly positive feedback from their customers and they stand behind their product with a 30-day refund policy. So if you feel like giving it a try and aren’t satisfied, you won’t be out more than a few bucks in S&H.

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  • Vita Pulse helped me

    • By Kathy E.,
    • Las Vegas, NV,
    • Jan 6, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am a Type I diabetic at high risk of heart attack. Prior to using VitaPulse, I was experiencing heart palpitations from time to time. I've been taking VitaPulse for several years now, and since using it, I have not experienced any more heart palpitations. Additionally, it also helped me reduce and maintain cholesterol levels acceptable to my doctor. As a diabetic, LDL levels of 140 were not acceptable. With the help of VitaPulse and other measures, I have successfully reduced and maintained my LDL to 109 without the use of statin drugs which I refuse to take.

    Customer service at Princeton Nutrients is A++, and product deliveries are very quick. I also use their NovaLite product, which has immensely helped my digestion. At age 66, my comprehensive metabolic panel test results are very good, and my doctor says I'm doing great, thanks in part to these products.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • VitaPulse is a scam

    • By Tallal S.,
    • Land O' Lakes, FL,
    • Nov 6, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought a 6 package of VitaPulse, which is claimed that each bottle has 30 capsules. So for 6 bottles, I expected that I would have 6 months supply, but I was surprised when after a few months it was finished. I ordered again, 6 packages. The first bottle that I opened I marked the day of starting. It finished in 3 weeks. So I opened the second bottle and counted, there were 24 capsules in the bottle. I opened the 3rd bottle and counted, it had 23 capsules. I called their office and talked with a lady that sounds very kind. She said this is not our problem, and I don't know what happened that the factory has done this mistake, but I gave you 2 free bottles, and she sent me those 2 bottles. Please watch out Princeton Nutrients.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Nov 6, 2018

      Company Response from Princeton Nutrients, LLC

      Hi Tallal, I'm Veronica from Princeton Nutrients. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your experience with VitaPulse. I'm so sorry to hear about this frustrating experience you had. On behalf of everyone at Princeton Nutrients, I truly apologize for this mix up. We take these issues very seriously and we will do whatever we can to ensure that this doesn't happen again. I'm happy to hear that one of our customer service representatives was able to assist you with this. But please feel free to email me at vnicholson@princetonnutrients.com if you have any outstanding issues or questions that I can assist you with! Thank you!

  • They work well for me.

    • By Agnes P.,
    • Minnesota,
    • Oct 13, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I began taking VitaPulse a few years ago. I ran out and realized how much tired I felt all day. I got more. I also began to take Heart Biotics and my good cholesterol went higher than it ever had been.


    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • VitaPulse works

    I took VitaPulse for one year. My cholesterol went from 210 to 180, and my LDL and HDL numbers improved as well. I found another version of this made by Solar Ray with the same formulation for half the price.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    • Aug 29, 2018

      Company Response from Princeton Nutrients, LLC

      Hi Greg,

      I am Veronica with Princeton Nutrients. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you have seen an improvement in your health since taking VitaPulse. I also want to mention that our products are made with the highest quality ingredients so that is why they are priced this way. We highly recommend you speak to your primary physician before switching to a new product. If you have any questions please reach out to me at Veronica@PrincetonNutrients.com.

  • Order process is a scam

    I can't comment on the product itself, but the order process tries to get you to buys more and more stuff. We had issues trying to get it to take our order, and it sent us two orders and billed us twice too. When we tried to return it, they gave us a hard time and wouldn't pay for return shipping and handling for their mess up. I would not recommend ordering this product from their website.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Jan 3, 2018

      Company Response from Princeton Nutrients, LLC

      Hi there Joe, Veronica here with Princeton Nutrients. I am sorry to hear that you did not get a chance to try VitaPulse. Many of our customers love this product! I also apologize for the difficulties you experienced during the ordering and return process. I would be more than happy to assist you if assistance is still needed at this point in time. Please email me at vnicholson@princetonnutrients.com. Thank you Joe, I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Seems to work okay

    • By Joe Pere,
    • Arkansas,
    • Dec 1, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was reading the comments and realizing I've forgotten a few things. I had no recollection VitaPulse was supposed to reduce cholesterol. Mine has improved as has my blood pressure. I can't say it was all because of VitaPulse as I also started to eat less sugar, walk 20-40 minutes a day and lose some weight. I do take a statin, and the CoQ-10 with NAC and PQQ additives are why I tried this. Not sure the latter two are worth it, but trying to buy all three separately to save money didn't work. So, I need to decide between a reorder of this or a new product found on the net that is cheaper. SO many choices, it is crazy.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Cholesterol way down

    • By Tim Hunt,
    • Louisiana,
    • Oct 2, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    My doctor put me on Cholesterol lowering drugs when I did a blood test and found my Cholesterol was sky high. I started taking the drug to lower my Cholesterol and started feeling funky. And when I went and read the side effects that the drug has on my body, I freaked and went online to see what was there naturally that I could do to lower my Cholesterol. That's when I came across VitaPulse.

    I've been taking VitaPulse for about 15 months now. I had another blood test done on 8/7/17 (note, I have not been taking the Cholesterol lowering drug my doctor prescribed for the last 14 months) and my doctor was all proud telling me that my blood test showed that my Cholesterol was very low and telling me to keep taking the Cholesterol lowering drug (which I cannot even remember the name of anymore).

    I just had to bust her bubble, "Well doc, I have not been taking that since 14 months ago and definitely have not changed my eating habits (living here in Cajun country who could right?)." She said, "Well, what are you doing?" That's when I told her I started taking VitaPulse, which she had no idea what that was. I told her to go research it online and that it must work, being that I'm not taking your drugs.

    All I can say is YAY! I'm a believer after that blood test!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • Best supplement I ever had

    • By Ed Trevis,
    • Texas,
    • Sep 28, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Have taken VitaPulse for almost a year now! My cholesterol is down to almost normal, so as my A1C. I have lots of energy and better brain function, am more focused and super energetic. I would strongly recommend this to anyone.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

  • My cholesterol and LDL did not go down

    • By Rohan de Fonseka,
    • Maddington, Western Australia,
    • Sep 15, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I had high hopes with VitaPulse and have ordered the product three times. I recently had a blood test, and my Cholesterol was 7.1, which is high, and my LDL was also quite high. Frankly, I was disappointed as my hopes were high thinking I can avoid drugs. I would like an explanation what I should do as I would like to have a natural solution for Cholesterol and LDL.

    Based on my results it is hard to recommend this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Sep 18, 2017

      Company Response from Princeton Nutrients, LLC

      Hi Rohan, I'm Veronica from Princeton Nutrients. I am so sorry to hear that you did not experience the results you had expected when taking VitaPulse. While a majority of our customers love the amazing benefits of VitaPulse, we do understand that it is not for everyone. I suggest that you consult your primary physician to find out what method would work best for you and your body. I would also love to offer you a full refund, just for giving our product a fair try. Please email me directly at vnicholson@princetonnutrients.com, and I can begin the process immediately. Thank you Rohan!

  • Not what I was hoping for

    I purchased a nine-month supply of VitaPulse in 2016 in hopes that it would lower my cholesterol. Their ad stated that you had 90 days to try it out, which sounded good. I intended to take it and then get a blood test to determine whether my cholesterol had gone down near the end of my trial period.

    Well, laboratories won't just let you schedule your own cholesterol check, at least not where I am. You have to have a medical reason to get the test, and I didn't want to bug my doctor (and get charged) to get him to order the test for me. So, I continued taking the pills and got a cholesterol check about eight months later at my regular doctor's appointment as part of my regular check up. Not only was my cholesterol NOT lower, it was actually a few points higher. I was very disappointed.

    VitaPulse has CoQ10 in it, so it wasn't a complete waste of money. It just didn't do for me what I hoped it would do.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Sep 6, 2017

      Company Response from Princeton Nutrients, LLC

      Hi there Mary Ann, Veronica from Princeton Nutrients here. Thank you so much for leaving a valuable review on your experience with VitaPulse. I am so sorry to hear that you did not experience the amazing results that VitaPulse has to offer. While a majority of our customers love VitaPulse, we do understand that it is not for everyone. Please email me directly at vnicholson@princetonnutrients.com and I will be more than happy to issue you a full refund, regardless of how long it has been. Thank you.

  • VitaPulse results after 12 months

    • By Tama Walker,
    • Houston, Texas,
    • Aug 10, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    It would appear my overall cholesterol numbers were reduced with VitaPulse, but my actual LDL lipoprotein subfractions increased substantially. I was disappointed this week in this product after having taken it for over 12 months. My LP PLA2 activity also increased, which means my risk for a heart attack was greater than it ever has been. I have had one heart attack six years ago.

    No, I can't recommend this product and will not be purchasing it again. My cardiologist doesn't run overall numbers, he looks at what kind of particles make up your LDL and HDL, which is a detailed picture of what is going on with your heart.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Aug 11, 2017

      Company Response from Princeton Nutrients, LLC

      Hi there Tama, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy VitaPulse. While most of our customers see results in the first 30 days, we realize that certain supplements may work differently on some. I would be more than happy to answer any further questions you may have as well as issue you a refund per our 90-day money back guarantee. Please feel free to email me at vnicholson@princetonnutrients.com, so I can begin processing your refund as quickly as possible. Thank you Tama.

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