Neuro Wire Review Summary
Despite the use of top-notch ingredients, we can’t recommend this nootropic to anybody. That’s because it doesn’t tell us any of the individual ingredient serving sizes. Instead, all we get is a total serving size for two proprietary blends. This creates two problems simultaneously.
First, it means we have no idea how much caffeine we’re ingesting every day – it could be as much as 300mg! Secondly, it means that we could easily be paying top dollar for a product that is essentially just a Carnitine and Caffeine supplement; something you could put together yourself for a fraction of the cost, and which will do very little for your cognitive function.
You have to ask yourself why manufacturers use proprietary blends. It isn’t because they need to, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many successful supplement manufacturers out there not using them! So why not just list the ingredients servings individually? What have they got to hide?
Where To Buy Neuro Wire?
These guys have their own independent online store, as well as an Amazon store.
Full GenBoost Neuro Wire
We’d never heard of GenBoost before now, but it seems that their products have been on the market for a little while already. They have a couple of supplements on offer; a protein powder, a keto detox supplement, and of course, a brain supplement. Their website shows a product called “Neuro Male” too, but we have no idea what that is! In any case, these guys don’t seem to have a specialty or niche in mind like most manufacturers. They’re just making general health supplements.
So what does Neuro Wire do then?
What are the supposed effects? Who is it designed for exactly?
The bottle lists the classic benefits like “mind”, “focus”, and “mood”. We see this on the bottle of every nootropic on the market right now, so it doesn’t really tell us anything. It rarely translates to what the product actually does!
We official website gives us a little more detail however. It explains how GenBoost see nootropics working: “Cognitive enhancers supply the brain with higher levels of neurotransmitters and stimulate important receptors to improve memory, learning, reasoning, attention and mood.”
We’re also given some specific examples of who this product might help:
So we now have a fairly good picture of what Neuro Wire is all about.
From what GenBoost has said, it seems to be targeted at students and entrepreneurs who might need a fast-acting, short-term increase in focus, drive, and mental energy. It probably works primarily through neurotransmitter manipulation rather than just stimulant delivery – from what they’ve said anyway.
Anyway, that all sounds great!
But is any of it true?
Does this nootropic really do all of these things?
How does it compare to other products promising to do the same things for a similar price?
What about safety? Will Neuro Wire cause side effects?
Find out by reading our full GenBoost Neuro Wire review below. We take a closer look at the formula, examining both the ingredients and the serving sizes to tell you what kind of effects you can really expect from this nootropic. We’ll discuss the side effect risks, as well as the value for money you’re getting here. Have you tried this stack already? Please share your experience in the comments at the end!
Neuro Wire Formula
Let’s take a look at the Neuro Wire formula:
Awful. Just awful.
When we look at a premium-priced nootropic supplement, we expect to see the individual ingredient serving sizes listed on the bottle. That is just a standard practice today. So many product offer this transparency that we see no need to ever use a proprietary blend.
They’re only ever used to hide crappy formulas anyway – formula theft doesn’t happen!
There are some specific problems with this formula too, beyond the fact that the doses are all hidden.
For one thing, there’s an obvious ‘filler’ in the “Neuro Cognitive Smart Blend”.
We also have no idea how much caffeine we get per serving – a serious safety concern!
All in all, Neuro Wire is a pretty dire focus and memory supplement. Poor value for money and seriously risky on the side effects front.
Main Issue – Avoid Proprietary Blends
Obviously our fundamental problem with this supplement is the fact that it doesn’t tell us how every ingredient is dosed. Instead, we’re just given two big proprietary blends.
In our opinion, this is completely unacceptable.
Manufacturer’s routinely use proprietary blends to hide their doses from potential customers.
They claim that they need to do this to protect their intellectual property; if they show the ingredient doses, then someone will come along and steal their precious formula!
The problem with this is that it’s an outright lie. Formula theft doesn’t happen. There’s no point to it. We know how all of these ingredients work, how they are supposed to be dosed, and what they should be stacked with. There’s no special information or secret combinations to steal.
Th real reason we think most manufacturers use prop blends is to keep unpleasant truths from potential buyers.
We can’t say for certain that’s what’s happening here, but we have our suspicions. Either that, or GenBoost really need to grow up, get real, and stop being afraid of formula theft.
We value transparency. It is a fundamental, inherent quality that we look for in all supplements. We want to know exactly what we’re putting into our bodies and in what quantities.
In fact, we need to know that information to say safe – it’s really a basic requirement of ours.
Other supplements offer this transparency. They show their full formula specs on the bottle and they sell millions of bottles per year. The most popular supplements all do this actually; none of them feel the need for a prop blend. If they can do it and still make lots of money, so can everyone.
Whatever the reason is for GenBoosts’ decision to use a prop blend, they’re obviously unable to compete in today’s market. Thankfully, that’s no our problem!
Major Issue – Obvious ‘Filler’ Ingredients
All proprietary blends are to be avoided for the reasons laid out above. With so many high quality supplements out there all showing their full formulas on the label, why settle for less?
But some proprietary blends are worse than others. Some contain obvious filler ingredients; cheap, relatively ineffective substances put in there to ‘bulk out’ the formula.
Filler ingredients allow the manufacturer to cut back on the more expensive ingredients, keeping costs down and profit margins high. The label doesn’t look any different of course because everything is just listed together as one big blend.
We see just such an ingredient in the main Neuro Wire blend: Acetyl-L-Carnitine.
This amino acid has very few known nootropic properties.
It certainly helps with overall energy levels as it supports mitochondrial function. As your “cellular engines”, facilitating mitochondrial function directly leads to increased energy levels.
But this effect is very subtle, and it doesn’t really count as a ‘cognitive enhancement’. You certainly wont notice significantly more mental energy just from using ALCAR. You might just find that you can run for longer or do more sets in the gym – that’s all!
It doesn’t increase focus, clarity or mental energy like Citicoline, Caffeine or anything like that.
You also need to take a lot of ALCAR for it to have any effect. When it’s used to enhance sports performance, people will consume about 750mg in a single serving.
Taking less than 500mg of ALCAR is practically pointless in our opinion.
Taking less than 750mg is sub-optimal for any purposes.
That we have it in a 900mg proprietary blend – containing four ingredients – is really worrying.
So we now have to ask ourselves why ALCAR is here at all.
It doesn’t have any serious nootropic firepower – it isn’t known to dramatically improve any aspects of cognitive function. The mild energy boost it is known to produce is only achieved at doses exceeding 500-750mg. It is cheap to buy in large amounts, and it rarely causes side effects. They have chosen to withhold all dosing information.
What is more likely then: that GenBoost have included it here for the amazing benefits it gives the end user, or because they can use it to bulk out the formula? Do they think it makes the formula better, or do they want to cut back on the more expensive ingredients without anyone knowing?
Side Effects – Is Neuro Wire Safe?
The main reason people use natural nootropics is because they are much safer, more reliable, and more predictable than the synthetic brain drugs like Modafinil or Piracetam.
So when a stack poses significant health risks, it kind of defeats the whole point of natural brain supplements!
Sadly, that’s exactly what we see happening with GenBoost Neuro Wire.
The main concern is the unknown dose of caffeine anhydrous.
Because its lumped into a proprietary blend, we don’t know exactly how much caffeine anhydrous we get in each serving. All we know is that it could be as much as 299mg.
Caffeine anhydrous is a more potent form of caffeine than the stuff you’re used to consuming. It has had all of its water molecules removed, so it packs more of a punch on a gram for gram basis.
We don’t care how high you think your tolerance is, 299mg of caffeine anhydrous is A LOT to consume in a single sitting.
For some context, an espresso typically contains between 60mg and 80mg of caffeine. A large americano from Starbucks with 2 shots of espresso will therefore contain about 150mg of caffeine. That will cause at least some mild side effects in almost everybody.
So 300mg of caffeine anhydrous is a lot for anybody.
Common side effects of consuming large amounts of caffeine include:
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
Consuming large amounts of caffeine over long periods of time can cause insomnia, chronic anxiety, and may raise the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
At the very least, it can leave you dependent on caffeine to function.
You MUST consider the possibility that Neuro Wire contains up to 300mg of caffeine anhydrous. You need to calculate your existing caffeine intake and figure out if you can realistically and safely add in an extra 300mg on top of that. It’s likely that you can’t.
As we said, there might be much less caffeine in Neuro Wire, but we have t consider the worst case scenario. We wish we didn’t – we wish they’d tell us how much there was!
We are not doctors, and this is not medical advice. It is really important that you understand that while reading these reviews. We don’t know you or your medical history, which will affect how safe this stack is for you. You absolutely must do the following things: Always get advice from a health professional before putting anything weird into your body. If you think you’re experiencing severe cognitive decline, seek medical attention asap.
We are not doctors, and this is not medical advice. It is really important that you understand that while reading these reviews. We don’t know you or your medical history, which will affect how safe this stack is for you.
You absolutely must do the following things:
Always get advice from a health professional before putting anything weird into your body. If you think you’re experiencing severe cognitive decline, seek medical attention asap.
GenBoost Neuro Wire Review Conclusion – Is It A Good Choice?
No, this is not a good choice for anybody. In our opinion, it doesn’t matter what you’re looking for – GenBoost Neuro Wire is probably a total rip off.
The manufacturer has included a classic filler ingredient – ALCAR – in the formula. They have also decided to conceal the individual ingredient serving sizes.
Those two facts make us seriously suspicious.
After all, most top quality products show the formula specs in full on the label – proprietary blends don’t cut it in today’s market.
The fact that we don’t know the caffeine dose is the final straw really.
If you want a safe, effective, reliable nootropic that produces predictable benefits, look elsewhere. Check out our current top rated products; don’t take such a needless risk on this low quality brain supplement.