WHAT IS IT?
NEU is a nootropic drink that recently launched and has already gained a substantial word of mouth buzz. “Energy drinks are outdated, it’s time for an upgrade,” reads the front page of DrinkNEU.com. They hope to provide this upgrade via the proprietary blend that comprises each bottle of NEU. NEU contains “powerful neurotransmitter precursors” which work to yield superior performance and motivation.
Manufactured in a state-of-the-art NSF ® cGMP certified facility, NEU is an all-American product, developed, manufactured and packaged in the state of sunny California.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Each bottle of NEU consists of the following ingredients:
- Organic Caffeine
- DMAE Bitartrate
With a surprisingly small amount of sugar content (just four grams per bottle of pure cane sugar), NEU has the edge on most other nootropic drinks.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE INGREDIENTS
What makes NEU a true nootropic boost is its insanely potent blend of ingredients. Each one has a solid rep for energy enhancement and cognitive amelioration.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a supercharged antioxidant that galvanizes the mitochondrion, offering the brain a serious uptake in energy. It unlocks a slew of benefits including performance enhancement and cardiac support. It is used to treat heart conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetic cardiac autonomic neuropathy, Down’s syndrome, alcoholic fatty liver disease and more. It is helpful to those suffering from Peyronie’s disease, muscular dystrophy, etc. It aids in neurological issues by providing focus and mental clarity.
L-Theanine is an amino acid that works to reduce stress while, simultaneously, offering the user heightened alertness and concentration. The calming effect procured from L-Theanine’s effect on neurotransmitters works to counteract the stimulant effects of the organic caffeine contained within NEU’s blend.
A phospholipid version of choline, Alpha-GPC increases levels of acetylcholine, thereby providing improved memory formation. Most people have a misconception of memory, assuming that it applies strictly to remembrances of things one has done with other people or places they have gone throughout their life, but memory actually applies to every action we learn. My increasing memory performance, Alpha-GPC improves our reflexes and physical abilities. Alpha-GPC also increases blood flow to the brain, resulting in a superior supply of nutrients for brain cells.
More soluble than other forms of L-Tyrosine, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine a cognitive-enhancing amino acid that is wildly popular among college students looking to pull an all-nighter and cram for midterms. Business professionals often use it to sharpen their focus before an important presentation. Its primary advantages are linked to its effect on dopamine and adrenaline metabolism. It is used to elevate mood, concentration, and performance.
CDP-Choline is used to treat dementia, Parkinson’s disease, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and glaucoma, to name but a few. A cognitive boon, CDP-Choline promotes brain health while heightening focus and memory.
DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) is a Choline molecule with innumerable benefits. DMAE Bitartrate is a predecessor of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is used for learning, memory, brain health and mood.
Phosphatidylserine is typically used in the treatment of insomnia. A phospholipid composed of amino acids and fatty acids, it is a valuable tool for bone matrix formation, heartbeat coordination, immune system support, cell repair, testicular functioning and the secretion of hormones by the adrenal glands. For these and other good reasons, it is the ideal compound for athletes and users who are constantly on the go.
NEU has already garnered quite the reputation online with fifty-five mostly positive reviews on Amazon and a four and a half star rating. Users have called it “surprisingly effective” and others have been impressed by how much they accomplished while taking it.
Reviewers have not been so kind. Awesome Nootropics gave it a two-star rating and lamented the fact that, at least in their opinion, NEU has missing core ingredients and adverse side effects (due to DMAE content). They also call NEU expensive which is understandable when one considers that a twelve-pack of NEU goes for $44.50!!!
NEU might be a viable choice if you’re looking for something to put in your Thermos besides super-sweet vitamin waters or sugary Gatorade, but consider the price and the potential side effects before purchasing a pack of NEU Nootropic Boost. Have the advantage or don’t have the advantage, the decision is yours. As always, be safe, be smart and emancipate your mind.