Neuroflexyn is a supplement that claims to be “food for the brain” and will improve concentration, creativity, energy, memory recall and even kick your IQ up a notch or two. The manufacturers state that Neuroflexyn has been “carefully designed” and made with ingredients that have been studied by “top research hospitals and institutes” and it is guaranteed to work or your money back.
What are Nootropics?
Nootropics, or “Smart Drugs” are certain organic or man made compounds that allegedly interact with your brain to put it in overdrive, increasing memory, creativity, and overall mental processing. The term was coined by Dr. Corneliu Girgea who stated that nootropics should work to enhance brain functions without side effects and have low toxicity.
There have been many studies of various nootropics, but as ABC News discovered, there is only small-scale evidence of their benefit. For example, they said choline (listed as an ingredient in Neuroflexyn) has been shown to stimulate neurotransmitters in rats but has not yet been proven to work in humans. In fact, we don’t really understand the human brain, so it’s unclear if or how nootropics work at all.
The Neuroflexyn Pitch
Neuroflexyn is pitching itself as a “safe and healthy mental advantage” and possibly aimed at people who have low energy, are unable to concentrate at work, or just want to feel a bit smarter (and doesn’t everyone?)
They tout that Neuroflexyn is “the highest rated productivity pill” but don’t point to any specific reviews; instead they merely show a picture of “5-stars.” On the Testimonial Page, they have just 3 quotes from anonymous sources and add in the fine print: “Results not typical. Results may vary.” (They also note that these customers were given a free bottle.)
Similarly, they make a lot of scientific-sounding statements (“improve the function of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine via cholinergic (ACh) receptors and stimulate NMDA glutamate receptors that are critical to the learning and memory processes”) without citing any evidence.
Because Neuroflexyn is a supplement and not a drug, it is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Therefore, they can essentially make any claims they want to because they include the following statement: “These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.”
$59.90 if you buy one bottle ($49.95 list price plus $9.95 shipping) but they encourage you to purchase more by offering 3 for $119.91 and 5 for $149.85, both with free shipping.
Neuroflexyn comes with a 30-day money back guarantee minus any shipping; however, the fine print says you must return it within 30 days from ORDER date, not receipt. We called customer service and they insisted the policy has been changed to date of receipt but the website has not been updated. (You may want to call 877-296-9799 to double-check.)
Bottom Line: Is Neuroflexyn a “Smart” Choice?
As we mentioned above, one of the good thing about nootropics is that they are designed to be non-toxic and non habit-forming and some of the ingredients do show promise. For example, Picamilon, another ingredient in Neuroflexyn is considered a supplement here, but in Russia it’s a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. While it has been studied extensively over there, it should be noted that most of the studies were conducted on animals and not humans.
Also, folic acid, the main ingredient, is a possible memory enhancer. A Dutch study of 818 elderly patients showed the half that took folic acid had memory retention comparable to people 5.5 years younger.
So, again, we say, Neuroflexyn probably isn’t going to hurt you, except perhaps in the pocketbook. And according to an article entitled Fortifying Your Memory with Supplements on WebMD, most nootropics simply do not have enough research to support their claims. We suggest doing your own research.
The most sure-fire way to enhance memory and prevent Alzheimer’s disease is a good diet and proper exercise.
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