Neuroprime Review Summary
Mind Nutrition Neuroprime is billed as delivering “supercharged cellular energy”. The formula does provide large doses of B vitamins, which do increase energy levels and cellular metabolism. We also get a good dose of zinc, magnesium, and some BioPerine to increase absorption. But apart from that, there really isn’t anything in Neuroprime worth mentioning. The other ingredients are either unproven or they’ve been shown to do very little in clinical trials.
Neuroprime, then, is essentially a source of B6, B12, and Zinc. The other ingredients are practically useless for increasing mental energy levels (or physical energy levels for that matter). So we must therefore question the £24.95 price tag. That seems expensive for what is essentially just a bloated multivitamin supplement. You can get a large serving of B12, B6, and Zinc from a good quality multivit. These are usually available from supplement stores for $10/£10 or less. Neuroprime is a bit of a waste of money in or opinion.
Where To Buy Neuroprime
Neuroprime can be bought directly from the Mind Nutrition online store. These guys are very reputable; we don’t expect anybody to get double-billed here!
Full Neuroprime Review
Mind Nutrition are quickly establishing themselves as makers of good quality natural nootropic supplements. They already have a developed, diverse range of brain supplements on offer. The products are all designed to promote cognition, but they each claim to do slightly different things. Some of these products have proven very popular. We have already reviewed Neurodrive, which we found to be a perfectly adequate nootropic.
So, what about Neuroprime?
What is it supposed to do exactly? How is it different to Neurodrive?
As you can see on the bottle, Neuroprime is explicitly designed to deliver “supercharged cellular energy”. We take this to mean that it is specifically designed to increase mental energy levels; reduced fatigue, more mental stamina, etc.
We get some more detail from the Mind Nutrition website: “Neuroprime™ is developed to target the production of cellular energy and regeneration, along with providing key nutrients involved in hundreds of chemical processes in the brain and the rest of the body.”
It is clearly not a comprehensive nootropic. There is no mention of focus, memory function, lucidity, or long-term potentiation.
However, that’s not a problem. Energy stacks can be extremely useful for times when you need to blast through fatigue to get a task done. They are very popular with contractors, freelancers, designers, programmers, and students, for example.
Mind sum it up as follows: “In a nutshell, Neuroprime is designed to aid in the production of vital neurotransmitters, antioxidants, and cofactors which promote healthy brain and cellular function.”
While we always prefer a full-spectrum, all-in-one nootropic, energy stacks are definitely popular among professionals and students alike. They have their uses, no doubt about that.
So, all that’s left for us to do here is find out if it really works or not!
Does Neuroprime deliver on its claims?
Will it cause side effects? What about energy crashes?
How does it compare to other energy supplements on the market right now?
Find out by reading our full Neuroprime review below. We begin, as ever, with a thorough analysis of the formula. We’ll talk about the likely side effects, as well as the value for money you get from this nootropic. In the end, we’ll tell you whether or not we would recommend this supplement to you guys, our readers. Please post any questions in the comment sections at the end.
Let’s take a look at the Neuroprime formula and see what’s really going on here:
That’s not a bad formula, but it is far from ideal.
There are some ingredients in here that will 100% increase energy metabolism.
B6 is primarily responsible for regulating energy metabolism in your cells.
In simple terms, B6 controls how you use and store the calories you obtain from food. Increasing B6 intake is a reliable way to increase energy efficiency.
The same is true of B12 and Zinc.
These two substances are absolutely vital for proper human energy metabolism. Without sufficient quantities of either B12 or Zinc, you’ll quickly find yourself feeling sluggish, lethargic, sleepy, and weak (ironically, without zinc and magnesium you’ll also struggle to sleep properly – a vicious cycle).
PQQ also seems to hold some promise as an energy booster.
More research is needed, but what we know so far looks encouraging. As this paper suggests, PQQ seems to modulate mitochondrial function and cell signalling in some way. Increasing mitochondrial efficiency or activity would indeed have a profound effect on energy levels!
However, we also have some serious dead weight in this formula.
Unfortunately, there is no reason to believe that the other ingredients in Neuroprime do anything at all for energy levels, mental performance, or brain health.
CoQ10 is always found in these kinds of nootropics.
We aren’t sure why it has got such a reputation as an energy-booster; we’ve never seen a convincing clinical trial where people saw increases in energy levels after taking CoQ10. Sure, it is definitely involved in mitochondrial activity.
As this paper notes, it is “a central component in the mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC) located in the inner mitochondrial membrane where it transports electrons from complexes I and II to complex III to provide energy for proton translocation to the intermembrane space”.
However, studies on human subjects are few and far between. We’ve never seen a robust clinical trial in which CoQ10 supplementation led to a significant, meaningful rise in energy levels. The few that do seem to show benefits all measure subjective energy ratings. That’s not really good enough for us to draw strong conclusions!
Shilajit is similarly unproven in our opinion.
We can’t find a single, good quality clinical trial in which shilajit has been examined for its energy boosting properties.
Let alone one showing good results!
Until we see some hard evidence, we’re forced to conclude that it does nothing at all for cognition, energy, or health.
Value For Money
It’s worth talking about the value for money you get from Neuroprime.
The official merchant page shows this table, supposedly showing how much money you save using this stack instead of buying the individual products:
It is true; if you bought each individual ingredient (of the same quality), then Neuroprime would actually be the more economical choice. This isn’t unusual. Although the convenience offered by stacks should raise the price, the deals manufacturers can get when buying in bulk really drive prices down.
However, this isn’t the whole story.
What isn’t being factored in here is the ineffectiveness of some of these ingredients.
If you were piecing together your own stack, there is absolutely no reason for you to include things like CoQ10 or Shilajit.
They don’t reliably increase mental energy levels, so they have no place in this stack.
When you realize that the only genuinely effective, reliable mental energy boosters in here are the vitamins and minerals, you will see that Neuroprime is seriously over-priced. The two ingredients that will have the biggest effect on overall energy levels are PQQ, B12, B6, and Zinc. PQQ aside, these are also among the cheapest ingredients in Neuroprime!
We think in this instance, you are better off buying the B Vitamins and Zinc separately, and maybe coupling them with some theanine, caffeine, and other proven energy boosters.
Side Effects – Is Neuroprime Safe?
There doesn’t seem to be anything in this energy supplement to worry about.
The ingredients are all standard supplement ingredients. They are used in dozens of other stacks, and they’re used around the world. They have all been thoroughly tested for use as supplements, and they are all thought to be generally safe for human consumption.
There’s no caffeine in here, any no other stimulants either. That is usually the biggest cause of side effects in these energy stacks. The lack of stimulants is therefore a big green flag for us.
Some of you might experience some mild side effects from the large doses of B6 and B12. Specifically, taking large quantities of B vitamins in a single serving can cause things like tingling in the hands and feet, itchy skin, and nausea.
These side effects are highly likely if you already consume lots of B6, or if you take another B6 supplements (it is common in pre-workouts).
However, the amount in Neuroprime alone is unlikely to cause problems.
It is important that you remember the following facts while reading our reviews: We don’t know your medical history. This might be highly relevant to the safety of this supplement for you. All we can do here is highlight obvious dangers for the average user, based on our research and our experience. Talk to your regular doctor before you proceed.
It is important that you remember the following facts while reading our reviews:
We don’t know your medical history. This might be highly relevant to the safety of this supplement for you. All we can do here is highlight obvious dangers for the average user, based on our research and our experience. Talk to your regular doctor before you proceed.
Review Conclusion – Is Neuroprime Worth A Try?
This isn’t a bad energy supplement.
It contains some ingredients that will definitely help you stay energized when you need it most. The B6, B12, Zinc, and PQQ will all contribute to better energy metabolism.
However, the other ingredients aren’t going to do anything for your energy levels – mental or physical.
This is, then, just an over-priced multivitamin with some PQQ thrown in.
Recent research does show that PQQ is somewhat effective for increasing energy levels. However, we don’t think it justifies paying £24.95 for what is otherwise just a multivitamin.
If your goal is to give yourself a nice, clean energy boost, then better products are available. If you’re looking to enhance the quality of your cognition, then Neuroprime is not what you’re looking for.