Neuro 1 Review (UPDATED Nov. 2018): 3 BIG Reasons It Works

By: Rob Miller
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Neuro 1 Overview

Wouldn’t it be something to find that perfect supplement that would boost your brainpower into a different dimension? Focus for hours, experience real productivity, and supercharge your memory?

Well, that’s what many nootropics are claiming these days. If you don’t know what nootropics are, they’re essentially any substance that supports overall cognitive performance like focus, concentration, alertness, and even creativity. Some call ’em smart pills.

Nootropics are cognitive enhancing substances like Neuro 1

I’ve tested lots of nootropics, so I know a thing or two about them. I’m able to discern which ones are worth your time, and which aren’t worth a dime. So naturally, when I first heard of Neuro 1 and it’s bold claims, I just had to learn more about it.

Neuro 1 calls itself a Mental Energy Dietary Supplement. These supplements go by lots of different names, but they’re all pretty much nootropics. Most of them are marketed to students and young professionals who have been taking Adderall and are driven to get ahead in school or in life.

Neuro 1 bottle

This product, on the other hand, is marketed toward the workout crowd.

One look at the Neuro 1 website and you’ll see they really focus their marketing on giving you that mental edge that’ll amp up your workouts.

Curious much? Us too! Especially after we read all the positive Neuro 1 reviews from raving customers. We just had to see what all the buzz was about.

Neuro 1 nootropic seems to have lots of raving fans

So in this review we’ll take a close look at Neuro 1. You’ll learn exactly what you need to know about this supplement, including the ingredients it contains, if it works, how it works, and whether or not this is the right brain health supplement for your goals in business, school, or life.

What is Neuro 1?

A company called Nutrition53 makes this product, along with several other supplements of various stripes.

According to the folks at Nutrition53, Neuro 1 is exactly what you need if you wanna run mental circles around everyone else.

With Neuro1 you can improve mental clarity, focus, and stamina to run circles around others, or so the company claims

“Neuro1 helps recharge the body and boost the brain! There are over 30 active ingredients in Neuro1, which helps you to increase your focus, mental clarity, long term and short term memory, cognitive thinking as well as give you a small energy boost. Neuro1 is an excellent daily use product.”

Honestly, that’s not a bad elevator pitch for a product. It gets down to business and tells us exactly what we can expect from taking it.

Neuro 1 brain health benefits

The makers of the product list benefit after benefit on their website. They really make it out to be some sort of a miracle pill. Among the benefits you can hope to achieve are:

  • Sharper recall and memory
  • Improved sports performance
  • Increased energy and focus
  • Enhanced mood and feeling of well-being
  • and the list goes on

Ugh, and I have to say it… they ALSO make “anti-aging” claims, which I never let slide. They say, “Neuro1 Mental Performance Formula is the first premium anti-aging brain focus supplements that dramatically increases circulation and blood flow for maximum brain power.” We’ll just see about that.

Neuro 1 brain booster bottle

The question is, does the ingredient profile agree? In other words, are the individual ingredients in Neuro 1 truly capable of delivering on these promised results? Well, let’s have a look.

Neuro 1 ReviewNeuro 1 Ingredients and How They Work

The first bunch of ingredients listed are mainly vitamins and minerals like: Protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc, Potassium, Biotin, and Sodium.

While these ingredients make it a nice energy vitamin supplement, in order to live up to its claims, it needs to offer a little something extra. Neuro 1 does this with their proprietary NeuroEnergetic Matrix™ blend, which includes 13,000 mgs of the following:

  • L-Gluatamine, according to WebMD, is often used for ADHD (Source)
  • Bacopa is thought to help with anxiety, and might also “safely enhance cognitive performance” (Source)


  • L-Tyrosine helps to prevent mental decline for those under severe stress, such as active military (Source)
  • Creatine helps produce energy in the body (Source)
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an antioxidant for the brain and helps protect from oxidative damage (Source)
  • L-Theanine is shown to have “a significant effect on the general state of mental alertness or arousal” (Source)
  • Taurine is an antioxidant that combined with caffeine may improve mental performance.
  • DMAE is commonly used for mood enhancement and concentration (Source)
Alpha Lean 7 contains DMAE
  • Piracetam is the original nootropic which helps improve brain function.
  • Ginkgo Biloba is a nootropic that is thought to improve memory and cognitive ability, but studies are finding this is untrue (Source)
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant that is recently showing some promise in the area of improved brain functioning.
  • Vinpocetine improves blood flow to the brain and has been shown to improve age-related memory impairment (Source)
  • Huperzia Serrata provides support for memory and learning (Source)
Huperzine is an ingredient in Excelerol
  • and other ingredients

Apparently, this is their “new and improved” formula, which actually sounds quite nice. They made an effort to reduce the sugar (which spikes energy), and include a prebiotic fiber (what’s good for the gut is good for the brain!), and they even made good on customer comments and improved the flavor.

Neuro1 has a new and improved formula for their cognitive health pills

Overall, this ingredient profile is actually quite impressive. It seems well balanced, and with 13,000mgs of their proprietary blend, there are likely adequate amounts of each ingredient to really make it effective for cognitive performance.

Looking at the formula and seeing ingredients like Creatine and Carnitine side-by-side with L-theanine and Huperzine, you begin to see how this product might be an effective bridge between the physical and mental. That is to say, if you want to experience improved concentration and maximize your workouts, then Creatine and L-Theanine sound like a great combo for that!

Neuro1 ingredients are all natural

BUT… while this sounds great in theory, is it possible to get results like they claim? Of course, the anti-aging just isn’t going to happen any way you cut it. This is simply a case of false-advertising and pretty damn shameful.

Even the term “anti-aging” alone should be enough to tell you that it is a dud, which is not to say that there aren’t products that can alleviate certain things that come with getting up in years, just don’t expect any of them to shake out quite in the way that the name would suggest and absolutely do not get your hopes up.

But what about the other claims? Can it really amp you up and keep you energized mentally and physically through your workouts? I’m leaning toward YES, but let’s see what the reviews have to say.

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Neuro 1 User Reviews 

User reviews for Neuro 1 nootropic

Although there aren’t many reviews of Neuro one online, I was able to find some on the Nutrition53 website, the Vitamin Shoppe website, as well as on the forum. And for the most part, people seem to be satisfied with the results they’re getting from this cognitive enhancer.

Obviously, the Neuro 1 nootropic reviews on the company’s website are almost all extremely positive. So I’ll just share one with you here. This guy’s focus and productivity is “through the roof… even after a night out.” But he’s also supplementing with a few other Nutrition53 products.

User review of Neuro 1 on the Nutrition53 website

Oh, and it looks like Joe Rogan is a fan of the stuff too! Take that for what it’s worth.

This next guy uses the product as an alternative to his morning coffee, and is thrilled about the pick-me-up power of the supplement. He goes on to say it gives him a great boost of energy and mental clarity without the jitters. However, he thinks the sugar content could be cut down some… as well as the price.

Positive user review of Neuro one

Next up we have a fellow who didn’t really see any cognitive boost results until about 3-5 weeks of consistent use of Neuro1. But once it started kicking in, he became super-alert in the mind, with an improvement in long-term memory. His only complaints are of little red spots appearing on his body, and a slight decline in short-term memory.

User review of Neuro 1 for focus and energy

And finally, this last user saw huge improvements in memory and recall. He was happy that it gave him a steady flow of “intense workout worthy power,” while still being tolerable for a normal work day. He says that if you’re looking to hit the gym after a day in the office, this product is a good bet. But if you’re strictly looking for a brain-booster and not planning on working out, there are better supplements to take. And like the other reviewers, he wasn’t so thrilled about the steep price of Neuro1.

Neuro1 user review

Neuro 1 vs. Alpha Brain

Neuro 1 vs Alpha Brain, which is the better nootropic?

If you’re looking for a mental edge, Neuro 1 isn’t your only option. There are other products like Memotenz and Alpha Brain that might work for you.

I’m not gonna lie, I was impressed with the Alpha Brain nootropic. Or at least their sleek marketing and web design. But around here, we don’t judge a product on how sexy it looks.


So is there more to this product that makes it a better choice over Neuro 1?

Many nootropics on the market today talk a big game when it comes to ‘clincial trials’, but only few can back it up.

Alpha Brain puts the science around their product front and center. They don’t hide it deep in some obscure web page that nobody will ever visit. For me, this is a breath of fresh air and lends some serious credibility to their product right away.

Alpha Brain is clinically tested

But let’s have a look at what’s in Alpha Brain, and if the clinical trials are even legit.

The ingredients aren’t all that different than Neuro one. This product contains L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, Vinpocetine, Bacopa, and Huperzia… just like Neuro 1.

Alpha Brain Ingredients

But remember, Neuro 1 is marketed toward the workout crowd, those who want the mental and physical stamina to hit the gym after a day of work. So it contains ingredients like Creatine, which you don’t find in the more strictly cognitive-boosting Alpha Brain nootropic.

Also, Alpha Brain contains 350mg of Cat’s Claw, an ingredient not found in Neuro 1.

Alpha Brain contains cat's claw

Cat’s Claw, according to the makers of Alpha Brain, is “a plant revered by traditional cultures for its antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.” But can it keep you focused and improve your memory? Well, Cat’s Claw might be effective for arthritis pain relief, according to WebMD, but there is insufficient evidence that it’ll help improve cognitive abilities. (Source)

Overall, the ingredients don’t jump out at me as amazing. So let’s have a look at these so-called studies.

Alpha Brain ingredients are not all that special

Dr. Todd Solomon from the Boston Center for Memory led the research. After 6-weeks of taking Alpha Brain, they found users to have a “statistically better ability to recall words after a pro-longed period.” So, this nootropic is all about ‘verbal memory,’ but there was no mention about other improved cognitive traits like focus, concentration, or alertness.


Also, the doctor admits the company that makes Alpha Brain, Onnit, hired out the study. So while it’s a paid study, the doctor really tries to emphasize how they held Onnit to the same standard they do ‘Pfizer’ and other big-name pharma companies. Take that for what it’s worth.

The price for a one-month supply of Alpha Brain is $50, which is actually a bit cheaper than Neuro 1. The product gets a paltry 3.3 stars from user reviews on, which is nothing to write home about. So I suppose if you’re really just trying to improve speech, this could be a nootropic worth a try. Otherwise I’d pass.

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Neuro 1 FAQ’s

Who makes it? 

I mentioned this briefly in the intro, but let’s dig a bit deeper into the manufacturer of Neuro 1 nootropic, Nutrition53.

Nutrition53 makes Neuro1 cognitive enhancer

Nutrition53 was founded by Bill Romanowski, who’s “NFL career included an unprecedented 243 consecutive games highlighted by five Super Bowls.” During his 16th season in the pros, he suffered a major concussion that apparently robbed him of his memory.

So, as the story goes, “Bill brought together the world’s best doctors, scientists, and nutritionists to arrive at a formulation that would fully restore his mental function. The result was Neuro1, Nutrition53’s first formula.”

Bill Ramonowski of Nutrition53, the maker of Neuro 1

Neuro one Bill Romanowski has since created several products that take care of a multitude of health and wellness concerns. In addition to nootropics, they have products for weight loss, muscle building, pain relief, insomnia, and the list goes on. 

They are located in Lafayette, CA.

How do I take it?

Neuro 1 is a powder that you mix with water to make a shake. It comes in several flavors like Chocolate, Orange, and Watermelon (I hear neuro 1 orange is a decent flavor). The recommended dose is 1 scoop mixed with water 30 to 45 minutes before a meal, exercise, or any time you need to focus. The typical recommendation is to take one scoop in the morning and one in the afternoon.

When to use Neuro 1 brain health supplement

How long does it take to work? 

You should begin to experience the effects of Neuro 1 within 15-30 minutes of taking it. It’s fairly fast-acting, and should continue working in your system throughout the day.

Are there any side effects? 

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The ingredients are all-natural and the formula doesn’t contain anything that raises a red flag. Also, I didn’t see any complaints about side effects while reading through user reviews.

With that said, Neuro 1 does contain caffeine. And according to the maker of the product, the caffeine amount is equal to one strong cup of coffee. So if you have a sensitivity to stimulants, you should stay away from this product. But all in all, you should be fine in the side effects department.

Is it safe to take?

Yes, Neuro 1 is safe to take.

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Where to buy Neuro 1?

You can purchase Neuro 1 through the company’s website. I also saw it for sale at As far as I know, there is no listing for the product on Amazon.

One nice thing about this product is that you can purchase it in small sample sizes before you commit to a big bottle of it.

You can buy Neuro1 from the company's website as well as from several online retailers

How much is it?

Well… it’s not very cheap. The company offers it for about $55, and this is only a 15-day supply. If you sign-up for their “VIP” monthly subscription (auto-bill / auto-ship), you can score the product for $40. But, if you think of it in terms of a one-month supply, you’re spending upwards of $110! Or $80 on their VIP plan. Either way you slice it, that’s a good chunk of change.

This nootropic sells for $59.95 at Vitamin Shoppe.

Neuro1 costs about $55, but the more you buy the more you save

Is there a guarantee? 

Unfortunately, the company does not offer a guarantee on their products. Bummer.

Neuro 1 Pros and Cons

Advantages of Neuro 1

  • The formula contains several health vitamins and minerals.
  • It also contains several nootropics, or smart drug ingredients.
  • There are numerous favorable Neuro 1 reviews from customers who’ve used it.
Performix SST is a love it or hate it kind of supplement.

Disadvantages of Neuro 1

  • It can get expensive if you use it regularly.
  • There have been no clinical studies.
  • There is no money back guarantee from the manufacturer.


If you want a pre-workout supplement that also gives you some mood and brain function support, Neuro 1 may be a good bet. Overall, the reviews are positive, the ingredients seem on-point for a nootropic, and it’s safe to take.

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Also, it may show some promise as an adderall replacement. Customers talk about the clean energy with the added benefit of clear thinking and laser focus.

But then there’s the price. If you take Neuro 1 as directed, you’ll need to buy two tubs each month… which isn’t cheap. So while Neuro 1 may deliver results, it may not be worth the price if you’re on a budget.

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