There are, to be fair, a reasonable number of positive neuriva reviews, that do seem to be legitimate, and as we’ve already said a couple of the ingredients in Neuriva aren’t bad, so this isn’t a massive shock. People cite that it does help with things like concentration, memory, and focus, and there’s a lot of what people want it to do. However, these are outweighed by the number of customers that simply say the product doesn’t work. The reality is the main impact that Neuriva should have is on healthy brain aging. As a result, we expect that these reviews are pretty accurate. Our experience of Neuriva was also that it wasn’t particularly effective in comparison to our usual nootropics.
The most commonly asked questions about Neuriva Plus
Some issues reported in customers reviews of Neuriva are lack of focus at the beginning, nightmares, acid reflux problems, and even vomiting. Phosphatidylserine the main ingredient is relatively well tolerated however, so these Neuriva side effects should be relatively rare unless too much is taken, in doses over 300mg these issues can occur. As for B vitamins these shouldn’t cause any issues, except in excessive doses and the same can be said for coffee cherry and coffee bean extract.
So, Neuriva get’s one thing right in Phosphatidylserine, but beyond that
it’s a blend of B vitamins and some coffee cherry, not particularly anything
exciting to write home about.
Phosphatidylserine - is generally used as a supplement to promote brain health as we age. Studies have suggested that the amount of this phospholipid that protects brain cells we produce declines as we get older, which is where the idea to supplement it has come from. There are several studies which back it’s efficacy with participants showing increased short term memory, concentration and mood (although the latter only minimally and we wouldn’t say this is statistically significant). There have been some studies on the ingredient as a potentially treatment for symptoms of illnesses which cause brain fog and cognitive decline, but not enough where this can be claimed with certainty. Neuriva Plus does however get the dosage right, 100mg is generally what’s recommended so we do give it some credit for that.
Coffee cherry - is on the other hand not a great ingredient for a brain booster, the only studies that really show it does much have only been done on mice. And even then, they show improved immune cells, not actually anything to do with improving cognitive performance.
B Vitamins – B6, B12 and Folate are essential for brain health, and they are somewhat useful for boosting energy, but they’re also something that comes in pretty much every energy drink and that a supplement for should only set you back a couple of dollars. They’re not going to have a dramatic effect unless you’re deficient and very few people are.
Coffee Fruit Extract – Coffee Fruit can help raise your brains neurotophic factor, which is the protein that protects your brain cells from damage, it’s not a terrible ingredient, it’s just minimally effective and is a relatively cheap ingredient that a lot of other nootropics include as a bulk up ingredient rather than it being a headliner.
Neuriva plus misses out on some of the better
nootropic ingredients such as Citicoline, Bacopa and a host of other better
ingredients for some cheap fillers. It get’s the PS right, but that’s about the
only positive we can say about Neuriva Plus. Neuriva Plus doesn’t stack up to
much, sure phosphatidylserine is a decent nootropic ingredient, but at $68, we
expect more than one decent ingredient. Neuriva doesn’t hold a candle to any of
the best nootropics on the market.
We’d recommend that if you’re looking for a complete nootropic supplement that aids concentration, focus and promotes overall brain health then you look at hunter focus, it’s about the same price and contains far more effective ingredients than Neuriva Plus.
1 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25933483/
2 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1609044/
3 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33978188