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There was a movie a few years back called “Limitless”. You may have seen it.
It was about a guy who took a pill that made him crazy smart and super productive.
I may be a little fuzzy on the details but I think he wrote a novel in a night and made millions in the stock market the next day. It’s a movie, of course, but is there such a pill? Neuro 3x says there is.
This is a nootropic available on the internet that makes some pretty out there claims.
Let’s see, Neuro 3x:
- Increases focus and concentration by 200%.
- Increases your IQ by up to 77% in just minutes.
- Boosts memory.
- Improves intellectual skills.
- Helps you efficiently store learned information.
If you think this all sounds a bit over-the-top, I agree with you.
There are nootropic supplements that can help improve your cognitive functioning, but the idea of a 77% improvement in IQ is a little ridiculous. So if you start out with an IQ of 100, Neuro 3x will make it 177.That’s higher than Einstein’s IQ!
So does Neuro 3X really work the way they say it does? Well, we recently got a chance to dive into everything there is to know about this supplement, read more below.
What Got You To This Review
While I was browsing through yahoo.com, I came across an ad that said Will Smith reveals the One key to a limitless mind. Intrigued (like many of you), I clicked on the ad and it took me to a page that seemingly looked like the Discover magazine website. (see below image)
On that page, it talks about a supposed interview with Will Smith that reports him saying he takes a brain booster that doubled his IQ in minutes. This so called “miracle pill” has been seen on CNN health, ABC News, and Men’s Health, and is apparently the “real life” limitless pill.
The editor of the story, who gos by the name of James Rickman, said he decided to take the supplement and evaluate it’s effectiveness. He chronicles his testing over a period of 3 – 4 weeks, and talks about the numerous benefits he saw from it. Improved clarity and focus, longer attention span, and an increased memory are all mentioned.
When you scroll around you will see comments towards the bottom where guys and girls are talking about taking Neuro 3X, and confirming the great results. Seems a bit fishy to me, so I decided to look into this alot further.
So What’s Our Problem With Neuro 3X?
When I dove into the nitty gritty details, I found some shocking evidence…Red Flag #1: there is no reporter at Discover magazine named James Rickman. I checked with them and they never heard of him, and certainly never heard of Neuro 3x. Also, this apparent article is not REALLY a Discover magazine article. I you try to click around on links in the article like “Brain Foods” or “Yoga”, it automatically redirects to the Neuro3X official website. Check out this screencast below:
You can’t even click on the social sharing icons like Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter, much less “subscribe” to their magazine.
Red Flag #2: Will Smith did not talk about taking any brain boosting supplement (including Neuro 3x) on the Tonight Show interview. I watched the entire 3:29 interview, and not once does he mention that he takes any supplement to help motivate him to work. Don’t believe me? Watch the youtube clip below:
As you can see, he never talks about any kind of supplement. I wonder if Mr. Smith knows his name is being used to promote this supplement???
Red Flag #3: As you will see in the image here, the Discover magazine article shows a tweet from the official Twitter account for the Limitless Movie. It clearly shows them thanking Neuro3X for the inspiration behind the movie.
However, if you visit the REAL official twitter page, you’ll see no mention of Neuro 3x on their March 19, 2011 tweet. Check it out below:
Red Flag #4: Within the supposed “Discover Magazine” article, they also mention that Neuro3X was given an honorary mention in Forbes printed and online magazine, touting it as a pill that can turn you into “the quickest thinker on the planet”. They even go so far as to call it “Viagra for the brain”. Here’s a quick screenshot of what they have posted below:
However, if you visit the REAL Forbes article online, there is absolutely no mention of Neuro 3X. They (whoever is advertising this) clearly photo shopped in the part about Neuro 3x being some “previously banned genius pill that is stronger, safer and more like to be banned again”!!
They did the same type of deception with a few other supplements, including Alpha ZXT.
Update – Now They’re Using Tony Robbins!!
So when I originally saw the first ad, it was just Will Smith. Now, as I browse through my Yahoo stories, I see that Tony Robbins now is touting this is the “ultimate secret to unlocking your mind and achieving laser like focus.” The storyline is relatively the same as the above, with them making claims that Neuro3X will increase concentration by up to 32% and skyrocket your IQ.
They quote Tony Robbins as saying “Neuro 3x has the potential to completely transform your life and future success.” While I can’t find any proof that he said this, my guess is it’s just as fictitious as the Will Smith ads, but with a different twist on it. Check out the ad below:
Neuro 3x Ingredients and How They Work
Crazy advertising schemes aside, we want to know if Neuro 3x works.
And one of the best ways to find out is to look at the formula, and give the product a shot. The ingredients on the label include St. Johns Wort, Glutamine, Phosphatidylserine complex, Bacopa Monnier, Acetyl L-Carnitine, DMAE Bitartrate, Gingko Biloba, and Vinpocetine. Let’s go over a few of these ingredients in detail, as well as their quantities, so you can see what you’re getting yourself into:
The primary ingredient in Neuro 3X, Phosphatidylcholine (125 mg), is said to stimulate the growth of new brain cells. It is also used as a naturopathic treatment for ADHD sufferers, as well as helping to prevent exercised-induced stress and improved athletic performance. (1)
St. Johns Wort has long been studied for its ability to help treat symptoms of depression, as well as its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. (2) Neuro 3X contains about 250 mg of Hypericum Perforatum, which is a very modest amount.
DMAE Bitartrate (50 mg), or just DMAE for short, is actually produced in the human brain, albeit at very low levels. DMAE was actually almost released as a medication for ADHD symptoms, but was later classified as a supplement because the substance is commonly found in fish.(3)
Gingko Biloba (50 mg) is a very popular supplement for men and women suffering from Alzheimer disease, and is said to help with short and long term memory. Not much is known exactly about how Ginkgo works, but some studies suggest it may be effective for patients with mild to moderate dementia. (4)
You should also avoid taking it if you are under the age of 18, are pregnant or nursing, or are taking ANY prescription medications.
Reviews Of Neuro3x On The Internet
I think it’s worth taking a few minutes talking about the various “reviews” and “testimonials” on the various websites I’ve been seeing out there. When I first wrote about Neuro 3X just a few weeks ago, I was surprised at the lack of “talk” I was seeing about this product. There was noone posting in any forums or discussion boards about the supposed benefits of this product, no Youtube video reviews from anyone, and certainly no legit reviews popping up.
Then, in the last couple of weeks or so, I noticed a common (and worrisome) trend starting to arise…I started seeing websites with names like “Neuro3xadvice.com” and “Musclegainhelp.com” start talking about the supposed benefits they got from taking this supplement. Here’s a quick blurb from one of them, who says he got a chance to test it out (verbatim):
“It is the my final opinion after the great description that this Neuro 3x is the magical supplement that increase cells production for brain performing and it make my mind cool and relax.
I am more wise and intelligent now with the using this Neuro 3x brain booster hence before use it I was very dull and was very upset due to my aggressive behavior, people often stay away from me and no one was like to talk me even I tried a lot to stay cool and positive but it was not in my control so I became too much irritated but after use this brain booster supplement my all the worries and irritations just disappear from my mind and now I am cool minded with the great power of decision so this Neuro 3x is the best supplement according to my opinion.”
WHAT….THE…F$%K IS THIS GUY TALKING ABOUT??? This was clearly, I mean CLEARLY, not written by someone in India….No, No, No, this was written by someone in the United States or some other native English speaking country accounting for his experience with Neuro 3x.
It’s almost quite comical that there are websites out there that are even like this, but it’s certainly not the first time I’ve seen this.
Youtube Videos of Neuro 3X
Finding credible Youtube Video reviews of Neuro 3X was also equally useless. EVERY, SINGLE, video I found was simply some weird sales type video with a bunch of graphics added to it, some eerie music added to the background, and photo clips taken off their website which made absolutely no sense at all. Check a couple out below to see what I’m talking about:
As you can see, even though these 2 videos are trying to pawn themselves off as “reviews”, they are nothing more then a big garbled sales pitch, if you even want to call it that. In fact, the only credible Youtube video I found was this guy below, who does a pretty good job of outing Neuro3X as a scam:
Neuro 3x Pros and Cons
Advantages of Neuro 3x
- There’s a money back guarantee.
Disadvantages of Neuro 3x
- The advertising is misleading and unbelievable.
- Will Smith didn’t really use it.
- It was not seen on TV.
- The full ingredient list is not disclosed.
- There are no Neuro 3x reviews from actual customers.
Frequently Asked Questions We Get About Neuro3X
How long is it supposed to take to start working?
That depends on who your asking…the ad that I saw said that Neuro3x is supposed to start working within minutes, even as much to say that it will boost your IQ 200% in an hour. If you go to their website though, it paints a completely different picture. They say that with continued use, you should start to see gradual effects from their supplement.
Is Neuro3X FDA approved?
No, and it doesn’t have to be. Because it’s a dietary supplement and not a pharmaceutical drug, Neuro3x falls outside of the realm of FDA compliance and testing, therefore, is not subject to scrutiny by the FDA.
Did Will Smith really use it?
Most likely NOT. I tried reaching out to Will Smith’s agent / publicist, but unfortunately could not get through. I only wish he (Will Smith) knew what was going on and helped to do something about it.
Do they offer any free trial / sample of their product?
At the time of this review, I could not find any evidence of a free trial or sample of Neuro 3X available. This is actually a GOOD THING, because typically these trials end up funneling you into a costly auto-rebill, auto-shipment program that may end up costing you hundreds of $$.
How do I take it?
The directions on the label state that you should take 1 capsule daily 30 min. before you morning meal with an 8 oz glass of water. They also recommend that you do not exceed 2 capsules per day.
Is Neuro3X anything like Adderall or Ritalin?
From my experience, it is in NO WAY an otc adderall equivalent. With adderall, the effect comes on quickly and you can feel it working within 15 min. or so. With Neuro 3X, as you can see from our testing below, it does not work even close to that.
Will it cause any side effects?
From our personal testing, Neuro 3X did not cause any side effects. However, if you read the label it does mention that you should discontinue use if you feel nausea, sleeplessness, or nervousness. It’s also recommended that if you are pregant, nursing, or if you have any known medical condition like hypertension, pre-hypertention, diabetes, cardiovascular disorder, heart disease, hypothyroidism, or are taking antidepressants that you refrain from using Neuro3X.
Was it really seen in the news?
I checked with the various news outlets that Neuro 3X claimed to be in, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and others, and NONE of them has ever heard of it. This was direct contact with the advertising agencies for these companies.
Where to Buy
Neuro 3x is only available through its official website.A single bottle with a one month supply sells for $49.85. If you buy more than one at a time, you’ll pay a discounted price.Buying 3 bottles will get you 2 for free, leaving you with a $29.99 per bottle cost.There is a 60 day money back guarantee on the product. If you try to click out of the site after visiting, I also noticed that they have a “limited time offer” where they are offering free shipping on any size order.
Our Personal Results – UPDATE 10/16/2014
We ordered a bottle of Neuro 3X last week (monday Oct. 6) and our product tester John has been trying it out for the last 7 days or so. Here’s his initial thoughts:
“I started taking Neuro3x about a week ago, and I have to say I don’t see any noticeable improvements in memory, focus, or concentration thus far. The directions on the label state that you should take 1 capsule 30 minutes before your morning meal, and I did just that. In the ad that Rob noted in his review, apparently this stuff is supposed to start working in minutes.
Well, I took the pill at exactly 8:00 am the first day, and then just waited…As the minutes ticked by, I wasn’t feeling any surge in energy or focus, not like I would with a prescription drug like Adderall. There wasn’t any sudden moments of clarity, and I wasn’t able to focus on my usual routine in a more productive way.
After about an hour or so, I DID start to feel a little bit different. I felt a small increase in my attention, and felt like I was thinking a little bit more clearly. It wasn’t anything “mind-bending”, and I certainly didn’t feel like my IQ had jumped 200%, but it was noticeable to the point that I could report feeling “different”. I don’t know if it was a placebo effect or what, but there was a noticeable change.
As far as side effects, I didn’t notice any, but the label does warn you to immediately discontinue use if you experience nausea, sleeplessness, or nervousness.
I will continue taking Neuro 3X for the next several weeks to see if there will be any long term differences.”
Update (11/20) – Full Month Of Testing Complete
John finally got a chance to finish up the full bottle of Neuro3X, here is what he had to conclude with: “Well, I can’t say I really feel anything different. If anything I feel like the product may have worn off a bit, because to be honest I haven’t noticed any changes at all. I’m beginning to think that any initial reaction I had to it was simply a placebo effect.
My advice?? While I can’t speak for everyone, I certainly would not pay $50 for this if I knew that this would be the end result. Skip it.”
It’s clear from the above review that Neuro 3X is “probably” not the miracle brain boosting supplement they promise it to be. While there was some minor differences in attention and focus, our testing indicated that it was relatively minor in nature, and not the immediate effects that the company promises.
Everybody’s looking for an edge these days.Lives are busy and complicated, and anything that can help you get more out of your day is a welcome addition to your routine.
That’s why nootropics are becoming so popular.
But it’s also why there are products like Neuro 3x making hyped up over-the-top promises they can’t keep.
We’re going to continue testing over the course of the next 3 weeks, with weekly updates so stay tuned!
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1. Phosphatidylserine: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions – webmd.com
2. Hypericum Perforatum – Wikipedia.org
3. DMAE – wholehealthchicago.com
4. Ginkgo Biloba – Wikipedia.org
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Tried this for the entire 30 day supply, totally nothing, not even a placebo effect. Did get the auto renewal blocked which was a good thing before wasting more money on this scam. As PT Barnum says there is one born every minute including me 🙂
22 out of 22 people found this review helpful.
Used the entire bottle and only felt a mild headache, that was there in the back of my head for the entire time. also gave me gas. No results that even come close to the article were felt or observed on any level. I want my money back, as well as my time. Reminds me of those penis enlargement pills that keep popping up all over the internet. Just more SCAMS...
13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
I had been taking the product for three days. Each day a felt a little funny headache building. Then I when to my local sushi bar which I frequent all the time as soon as I started drinking Saki I immediately said to my friend, I should not be doing this I have been taking some brain pills. Well I kept drinking and totally lost time. It has been two weeks and every time I try to drink something I can still feel the headache. I am gullible and got screwed.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
No noticeable improvement in functioning physically or mentally w/ this supplement.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
I recently tried Neuro3x. Does this work? Absolutely not. I hadn't realized that it has been around and that your investigation was in 2014. I wish I would have seen it before I bought the product. I was skeptical but sent for it anyway. I have experienced no results either positive or negative! Incidentally, there is another one out there called Apollo, where you just pay for shipping. Supposedly in the fine print, it says that they will continue to ship it to you each month at $94.99, plus shipping. When I called to cancel because there supposedly is an 18 day grace period, I discovered you can cancel at a price. The price is, you guessed it $94.99, but just for me, they reduced it $19.99. It was no different than Neurox3. It was useless. Yes, I was suckered twice! I normally don't fall for this but for some reason thought I would try. It worked for Will Smith, didn't it?
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Does this work -Rob
In our experience, not really. If you're looking for an effective nooptropic, you'll do much better with Optimind. Here's our full review: https://www.supplementcritique.com/optimind-review-does-it-really-work/- Rob
2 out of 2 people found this question helpful.
Is Intellux the same as Neuro 3x? It sounds to me like it is and they are now using Stephen Hawking to sell their product. -Robert
Yup most likely. I just typed up a review on it, check it out here: https://www.supplementcritique.com/intellux-and-geniux-review-miracle-or-myth/ - Rob