NeuroIgnite Review Summary
NeuroIgnite has been around for a long time now, and it has passed through the hands of two manufacturers. We have worked hard to keep updating our NeuroIgnite review as the formula evolves. The latest change came when the product began being produced by Havasu Nutrition rather than Organic Stride.
The formula update has focused on increasing the dosage of Bacopa monnieri while reducing the dosage of other ingredients. Other ingredients have been cut out altogether.
We always welcome manufacturers who want to streamline their formulas, but the last thing that NeuroIgnite needed was to cut the serving sizes of some of its key ingredients. As much as we like seeing a lot of bacopa monnieri, 300mg isn’t necessary, and the other ingredients could do with some more attention. This remains an under-powered, unfocused, imbalanced nootropic.
Where To Buy NeuroIgnite
The official Organic Stride website is not operational at the time of writing. It seems that NeuroIgnite is now owned completely by Havasu Nutrition. We advise everyone to buy from Havasu Nutrition to avoid getting old product.
Full Havasu Nutrition NeuroIgnite Review
Some time ago we published a full and detailed review of Organic Stride’s nootropic stack, NeuroIgnite.
This is an incredibly popular focus and memory supplement. It still receives hundreds of searches per day despite having been on the market for a while and having almost no big marketing efforts supporting it.
It now seems that Organic Stride have sold their product to Havasu Nutrition, or they have simply morphed their company into Havasu Nutrition. In either case, Organic Stride seems to no longer exist.
Havasu Nutrition have in turn updated the NeuroIgnite formula. While it is similar to the old formula, it is unmistakably different.
While there was no major announcement regarding a formula change, many buyers reported receiving bottles with a different ingredients list to the one displayed on our original review. Some Amazon customers reported receiving bottles with a different ingredient list to the first bottles they purchased.
This is the only reason we realized anything had changed at all.
Since the formula has changed, we need to take a fresh look at it and see if the change has been for the better or for the worse. We essentially need to do a brand new NeuroIgnite review.
Is Havasu Nutrition’s NeuroIgnite more effective than the previous formulation?
Is it safe? What are the long-term risks?
Is it worth the money? Are there better stacks out there?
Let’s get started. Below you will find our full review. We take a closer look at the ingredients, the doses used, and the likely side effects. We’ll discuss value for money too. Have you had experiences with this nootropic? Please let us know what you thought in the comments!
New NeuroIgnite Formula
As we stated above, there wasn’t an official announcement from Organic Stride that the NeuroIgnite formula has been changed. But there are several user reports that the formula shown on our original review is no longer being shipped to new customers.
The Organic Stride website is down, and Havasu Nutrition now appears on the product’s label.
As such, we can only assume that the old formula is no longer in production. However, there will still be some old product being sold through third-party merchants. If the manufacturer name isn’t enough of a giveaway, just check the formula.
Here is the old Organic Stride version:
As we discussed in our original review, this is just another generic, low-quality private label scam.
We have reviewed so many supplements which use this exact formula by now that we don’t even list them any more.
Besides being an off-the-rack, private label blend, this formula is actually pretty low quality. The genuinely effective ingredients could be dosed much higher, and we could do with fewer unproven, over-hyped extracts.
In any case, Havasu Nutrition made significant changes to the formula when they bought it from (or became) Organic Stride.
This is the new NeuroIgnite formula all customers will receive when they order from Havasu Nutrition:
The formula is broadly the same in terms of ingredient selection, but when you take a closer look, it’s clear that there there have been some significant changes.
Has The Formula Improved?
Yes it has!
We think NeuroIgnite could be improved a great deal more, but it is unquestionably a better supplement than it was before the reformulation.
The main change seems to be the significant increase in Bacopa monnieri dosing.
This has been compensated for by a dramatic drop in the dosing of other ingredients, and the complete removal of glutamine from the stack.
The old NeuroIgnite formulation from Organic Stride contained just 100mg of Bacopa monnieri, which was standardized to 20% bacosides.
The new formulation from Havasu Nutrition contains 300mg of Bacopa monnieri.
This is significantly more than you will find in most nootropic stacks.
The extract concentration, however, remains 20%, which is significantly weaker than some of the leading supplements on the market today.
Since it is the bacosides in Bacopa monnieri that we are actually interested in, and not the leaves themselves, this is really important.
As such, 300mg of bacopa at 20% bacosides is just as good from our perspective as 150mg at 40% bacosides.
In fact, the 150mg at 40% bacosides is slightly preferable, as large amounts of bacopa monnieri leaf is known to cause some intestinal discomfort.
So while Havasu Nutrition are definitely right to prioritize bacopa monnieri, they would have been much better off raising their extract potency, rather than simply including more bacopa.
To make room for the extra bacopa monnieri, the amount of St. John’s Wort in the updated blend has been significantly reduced.
The old NeuroIgnite formulation contained 250mg of St. John’s Wort. The new formulation contains 130mg, or just over half the original amount.
This is, in our opinion, a very good change.
St. John’s Wort is heralded as a natural cure for anxiety and mild depression. It has been used for many centuries as a treatment for various mental health problems, but it is now primarily touted as a natural alternative to antidepressants and anti-anxiety medicines. However, we have our doubts.
Despite the sheer quantity of articles, internet experts and health bloggers claiming otherwise, we haven’t seen any convincing evidence that St. John’s Wort actually helps with anxiety, stress, or symptoms of depression.
Until we see some genuinely robust studies showing a significant anxiolytic effect, we’re going to conclude that it is much more bark than bite.
Huperzine A Confusion?
The Huperzine A listing on the product label is a little confusing.
Huperzine A is an extract taken from Huperzia Serrata (also known as firm moss or Chinese Club Moss). Huperzine A is the active compound in Huperzia Serrata; it is what gives the plant its nootropic effects.
Typically, the amount of Huperzine A in huperzie serrata is around 1% of the plant by dry weight.
On the label it states that the ingredient is Huperzine A, but it then says 1%, as though only 1% of the Huperzine A is actually Huperzine A.
It then says huperzia serrata in brackets next to Huperzine A 1%.
This makes it very difficult to tell whether there is 10mcg of Huperzia Serrata in NeuroIgnite, or 10mcg of Huperzine A.
We are sure this is just careless labeling, but it does not inspire a great deal of confidence. If Havasu Nutrition don’t know why this might be confusing, then they don’t know nootropics.
Side Effects – Is NeuroIgnite Safe?
Neuro Ignite is an all-natural supplement, but that does not necessarily mean that it is 100% safe.
After looking at the formula, we think there are some fairly serious side effect conerns that users will need to consider carefully before they go ahead and use this nootropic.
For one thing, it contains Huperzine A.
This popular nootropic shuts off your ability to produce acetylcholinesterase, which is the enzyme your brain uses to get rid of excess acetylcholine.
More acetylcholine is good, but only up to a point. Too much, and you will begin to experience side effects which can include:
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of motivation
- Low mood
- Brain fog
- Lack of focus
There are some concerns that Huperzine A might have a negative interaction with epilepsy, as well as making the heart beat slower. These must be carefully considered before you decide to use this natural nootropic.
It is important that you take regular breaks while using Huperzine A, as we explain in this article. Cycling this stuff properly will significantly reduce the risk of side effects.
Another side effect risk is the DMAE.
While many people do use this cholinergic compound on a regular basis without experiencing problems, we believe it is more likely to cause side effects than most other cholinergics.
This is based on the hundreds of user experiences we have read on forums like LongeCity and Reddit. People just complain about side effects far more often with DMAE than they do with Citicoline or Choline bitartrate.
Since it isn’t as effective as many other choline-donors, we don’t think the added side effect risks are acceptable.
If you experience any side effects whatsoever while using Neuro Ignite, stop using it immediately and seek medical attention.
Remember these facts while reading our supplement reviews: You need to talk to a doctor and do your own research before using any of the supplements reviewed on this site!
Remember these facts while reading our supplement reviews:
You need to talk to a doctor and do your own research before using any of the supplements reviewed on this site!
What Are Other People Saying About Havasu Nutrition NeuroIgnite?
Generally speaking, customer reviews you find online are not particularly useful to us.
For starters, you don’t know if they’re real. Sure, Amazon have their “verified customer” tag, but there are some easy ways to get around that.
Another major issue is that you don’t know how well the authors can judge a supplement’s effectiveness.
They may well think that the supplement in question is having a huge impact on their brain power, but it might just as easily be down to the fact that they’ve finally got their diet in check, stopped drinking so much, or started exercising for the first time in decades.
Professional nootropic review sites will take these things into consideration and control for them; individuals writing about supplements online may not be.
But they can help give us a rough idea about the best and worst cases we can expect from using a supplement.
So, here is a selection of user reviews for NeuroIgnite taken from Amazon:
As we said, we don’t think you can actually put too much faith in any of these reviews.
That goes for the good and the bad.
We just think they give you a rough idea of what you can expect from NeuroIgnite in the extreme cases.
Please feel free to post your own experiences of using NeuroIgnite in the comments section below.
NueroIgnite Review Conclusion – Should You Buy It?
Havasu Nutrition have certainly made NeuroIgnite their own. They have made serious changes to the old formula, which was just a generic, ‘private label’ formula they bought from some wholesaler.
Yet the basic structure of the formula has remained the same, so our conclusions here will be very similar to the ones we drew from our original NeuroIgnite review, when the product was made by Organic Stride.
Havasu Nutrition have obviously made an effort to improve the NeuroIgnite formula. They haven’t just changed ingredients for the sake of differentiating their product from the Organic Stride days; they have obviously tried to improve on it.
But the end result is still, in our opinion, a very stunted natural nootropic.
The bacopa monnieri dosage has been increased (putting it at the ideal serving size), but the rest of the formula remains weak, under-dosed, and unable to make a big difference to your cognitive function.
We don’t think St. John’s Wort has the anti-anxiety effects its proponents (and manufacturers) often claim, and there is nowhere near enough ALCAR to justify its presence here.
Even over-the-counter, own-brand forms of Ginkgo biloba contain more than 50mg per serving.
This is not the worst supplement we have ever reviewed, but it is far from the best.
If you’re looking for a premium-grade, powerful, and reliable nootropic supplement to help improve your day-to-day mental performance as well as your long-term brain function, then there are better options than NeuroIgnite.