VitaPulse is a supplement sold by Princeton Nutrients that promises to lower stress, give you more energy, improve memory, decrease body fat, and prevent heart attacks. VitaPulse is said to contain NAC, PQQ, and CoQ10, which they claim when combined may protect against cellular damage, inflammation, and improve cellular energy (note the word “may”).
About the VitaPulse Presentation
VitaPulse uses the long-form video pitch designed to take you on an emotional roller coaster ride resulting in a sale of their supplement.
The VitaPulse video is over 20 minutes long and won’t let you rewind or fast-forward. It covers some interesting history of heart disease studies, as well some personal anecdotes and statistics intended to scare you.
We’ll cut to the chase so you won’t have to sit through the entire presentation: after a few missteps in the 20th century, scientists have discovered that we have 2 types of cholesterol – HDL (or “good”) and LDL (“bad”); we need both of these, but LDL needs to be at low levels and HDL needs to be at high levels. But due to pollution, a high-carb diet, and low-level radiation from computers and cell phones, this makes our LDL suck up sugars and fats, causing it to get sticky and clog up arteries, resulting in a sudden fatal heart attack that can happen without notice.
The only solution, they state, is to take VitaPulse, which they claim will prevent cells from oxidizing and inflaming your LDL.
What’s in VitaPulse that’s good for my ticker?
VitaPulse has 3 key ingredients, that they claim work together to prevent heart attacks.
NAC (N-acetylcysteine) – This comes from the amino acid L-cysteine. WebMD states it’s effective for Tylenol poisoning and some lung disorders and likely effective for heart attacks; however, this is when NAC is delivered in an IV along with nitroglycerine and streptokinase. Possible side effects: Nausea, vomiting, rash, fever.
CoQ10 – A vitamin-like substance found in every cell of our body. WebMD states that there is no strong evidence that any vitamin can treat heart failure, and the University of Maryland adds use of CoQ10 to prevent heart attacks is controversial. CoQ10 is often prescribed with statins, prescription medication that has serious risks of its own. CoQ10 side effects: mild insomnia, dizziness, rashes, heartburn, headache, fatigue.
PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) – A substance discovered in 1979, PQQ is found in a variety of foods, especially papaya, soy, and green tea. It is hypothesized that it may help with the growth of mitochondria (responsible for healthy cells), but Dr. Scott Mendelson M.D. writes in the Huffington Post that there are still very few human studies on PQQ, and we’re not exactly sure how much of it we need.
Conclusion: There is very little solid evidence that the ingredients in VitaPulse will lower LDL, grow healthy cells, or help prevent a heart attack. The language of their website suggests this by using words like “may prevent” or “potential for”. The fine print of the website also notes “You should not use the information on this side [sic] for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication of other treatment” – a statement required by law on all supplements.
What does VitaPulse cost per bottle?
- 1 bottle (30 day supply of VitaPulse) $52.95 ($49 plus $3.95 shipping)
- 3 bottles VitaPulse $127
- 6 bottles VitaPulse $235
VitaPulse Refund Information
VitaPulse customer service number (866) 427-3019
VitaPulse lists both a 60-day money back guarantee and a 90-day money back guarantee for their product. We called customer service for more information and found only a voicemail (we are waiting for a return call).
Princeton Nutrients Address:
20929 Ventura Blvd Ste 47-503
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
This is actually a UPS Store PO Box.
Bottom Line: Is VitaPulse a good way to lower my LDL cholesterol and prevent heart attacks?
As we pointed out in our overview, there are some limited benefits of the ingredients listed in VitaPulse, but no conclusive proof that it will regrow cells and prevent cardiac arrest.
In addition, there is very limited information on the company behind VitaPulse, Princeton Nutrients. No, they are not associated with Princeton University – they operate out of a PO Box in the San Fernando Valley.
And while they promise their product is pure and effective, there is no information about any outside laboratory having tested them. (To learn more about how to buy a nutritional supplement, read this article.)
Therefore, we do not recommend buying VitaPulse.
How do I prevent a heart attack?
If you are a man over 45 and a woman over 55, you could be susceptible to a heart attack, especially:
- If you are overweight
- You smoke
- You have diabetes
- You don’t exercise
- You have a lot of stress
HDL and LDL cholesterol do play a role in heart disease, but the exact role is not fully understood. Still, it is considered a factor when assessing a person’s risk.
The U.S. Department of Health has a heart disease assessment, which we encourage all of our readers to take to find your level of risk.
If you are in high risk, we suggest several lifestyle changes:
- Quit smoking
- Get some exercise
- Reduce stress
- Get enough sleep
A diet rich in “heart healthy” foods, meaning no fast foods or snack foods like chips: instead get plenty of fruits, veggies, and fish. Read more Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease from the Mayo Clinic.
If you’d like more PQQ, eat papaya.
If you want more NAC, eat ricotta or granola.
If you want CoQ10, eat spinach, broccoli, or sardines.
Let us know your experience with VitaPulse below!