VitaStrength Neuromax Review Summary
Unfortunately, VitaStrength Neuromax is another addition to the growing list of rip-off, white-label, total scam products being sold on Amazon right now.
All of these products almost certainly all come from the same wholesaler, who is offering this cheap formula up for own-branding. Individuals are just having their own labels applied to the products as they come off the production line (sometimes the labels are even designed by the wholesaler). They are then delivered to an Amazon warehouse, where Amazon handles everything else.
The people behind the products just skim a little off the top. Not bad for 0 work. The only loser here is you, the customer. You’re left with an over-priced, mass produced, generic quality supplement and a hole in your wallet. Stay away!
Where To Buy VitaStrength Neuromax
Like all of these scammy “Amazon method” supplements, VitaStrength Neuromax seems to be exclusively sold through Amazon. This means the people behind the product (or the brand at least) don’t have to do anything; just sit back and wait for the money to arrive. Great for them, not so great for you.
Full VitaStrength Neuromax Review
VitaStrength Neuromax is a “premium mind and memory” supplement currently gaining a lot of traction in the nootropics market.
VitaStrength make a fairly impressive number of different supplements. We checked out their official website and counted a kidney support supplement, a circulation booster, vision enhancer, probiotic, and joint support supplement. And, of course, Neuromax; their dedicated nootropic.
So what is Neuromax? Who is it designed for? What is it supposed to do?
According to the bottle, users can expect:
- More focus
- Enhanced memory
- Improved mental clarity
Those are exactly the sorts of things we look for in a natural nootropic.
But promises are one thing, delivery is quite another. Almost every nootropic manufacturer promises to deliver these things, but very few actually do.
Does Neuromax really do these things?
Or is it another bogus, dud brain pill?
Is it safe? What are the side effect risks?
Are there better nootropics on the market for enhancing memory, focus and mood?
We will answer all of these questions in our full VitaStrength Neuromax review, found below. As with all of our reviews we’ll focus on the formula. We’ll also discuss the potential side effects of using this stack, before telling you whether or not we’d recommend this supplement to our readers.
VitaStrength Neuromax Formula
Let’s take a closer look at the Neuromax formula. Here is the formula as it appears on the product bottle:
We’re very sorry to say this, but VitaStrength Neuromax is clearly just another scammy white label rip-off supplement.
This exact same formula is used by several other nootropics currently being sold on Amazon.
And by “the exact same formula”, we mean exactly the same. Down to the last micro-gram. Don’t just take our word for it; see for yourself:
As you can see, all of these supplements have exactly the same formula. Even the labels are laid out in the same way; the same font, the same grid pattern, even often in the same order.
These are just a selection of course; the number of supplements currently on offer on Amazon which use this precise formula is growing by the day.
So what’s going on?
This is what people refer to as the “Amazon method”.
Basically, this refers to a system whereby individuals order supplements from a wholesaler, who offer low prices for a cheap, generic ‘cookie cutter’ blend.
The wholesaler only asks for payment for the first shipment and a PDF with the unique branding, which is then applied after production.
The shipment is delivered to an Amazon warehouse, and then Amazon handle everything from storage to fulfillment.
The “manufacturer” shown on the label (you will see the tell-tale “manufactured for…”) does not have any input to the formulation process; the formula is already there, and they just buy it.
This process is routinely done by individuals. The risk is almost nothing as the volume of visitors going through Amazon is so great. Amazon handle almost everything for a 25% stake, and you don’t have to invest in production yourself.
By putting up some starting cash (for the initial order), individuals can just sit back and count their money while Amazon and the actual manufacturer handle everything else.
Everybody wins in this scenario but you, the customer.
You are left with a second-rate, ‘off-the-rack’ formula but a premium bill.
What About The Formula Itself?
The VitaStrength Neuromax formula itself is full of fairly serious problems.
One of the most intractable issues is that it provides some completely useless ingredients.
For example, each serving of VitaStrength Neuromax contains 250mg of St. John’s Wort. While this ingredient is heralded by many as a miracle cure for anxiety and mild depressive symptoms, there is actually very little evidence that it works reliably for the majority of users.
We have never seen a convincing, robust scientific study showing that St. John’s Wort delivers benefits beyond a placebo effect. There is no evidence that it can reliably lower anxiety in people suffering with acute stress. There are no meta-analyses showing a significant effect from St. John’s Wort use in the majority of participants.
As far as we are concerned, this stuff is all bark and no bite.
The fact that this is pretty much the main ingredient in Neuromax is seriously troubling.
Another major problem with Neuromax is dosing.
Putting it bluntly, 100mg of Bacopa monnieri at 20% bacoside extract strength is far too low to deliver any significant benefits.
At just 20% bacosides by weight, we would expect to see at least 200mg of Bacopa monnieri, perhaps more than 300mg per serving.
Ideally though, we would see a stronger extract being used; 150mg of 40% bacoside extract is perfect in our experience.
The same is true of the Vinpocetine (we could see 3 times the serving we get here and be happy), the Glutamine (150mg is totally pointless – 500mg is a minimum starting point, and 1g is probably necessary to get results), and the Huperzine A (do it properly or not at all).
The fact that this formula combines useless ingredients with low doses in key areas makes for a very disappointing supplement.
The fact that this formula is so common on Amazon is downright depressing in our opinion.
VitaStrength Neuromax Side Effects
There are two ingredients in this stack which give us some cause for concern.
First of all, we have DMAE.
DMAE is used by many people without any negative effect whatsoever. However, there are a sizable number of users who seem to run into problems while using this cholinergic.
As you can see from this thread, some users experience quite pronounced and unpleasant side effects while using DMAE.
While seemingly a minority, we think this is a big issue since DMAE is such a poor cholinergic compared to the likes of CDP-Choline or Alpha-GPC. The use of DMAE has a relatively higher chance of side effects than these two substances and it is less effective. The benefits to not outweigh the costs.
The 50mg in Neuromax seems to be a standard dose of DMAE, so there is no added risk there.
Then we have Huperzine A.
Huperzine A raises acetylcholine levels in the brain, which is something that can have a profound, positive, impact on cognitive function.
However, it works by ‘turning off’ the brain’s acetylcholine regulation system. It prevents the enzyme which gets rid of acetylcholine from forming.
That means that prolonged use can result in an excessive build-up of acetylcholine in the brain.
This is why you need to cycle Huperzine A regularly in order to avoid the occurrence of side effects, which can include headaches, insomnia, irritability, confusion, to name but a few.
Of course, the 10mcg found in Neuromax is not an excessive dose of Huperzine A by any means.
Neuromax Review Conclusion
This is yet another off-the-rack, white label supplement masquerading as a high quality nootropic stack.
Neuromax is the results of the “Amazon method”; a web marketing tactic where you purchase an “own-label”, generic formula from a manufacturer for a very low cost. You get them to apply your labels to the bottles (which the white label manufacturers will often create for you) and to then ship the end product to an Amazon warehouse.
Amazon then handles the rest. All the “manufacturers” have to do is pay for an initial order (perhaps 1000 units), and to design the Amazon listing. They then just watch the money come in.
Everyone here wins; Amazon, the actual manufacturer, and the individual behind the product.
Everybody gains except you, the customer.
You are the one left with a low-quality, generic supplement in your hand and a premium bill in your hand.
The formula itself is pretty poor quality. It contains useless ingredients, under-dosed nootropics, and uninspiring extracts.
If you want serious results, then you should really consider using a professional nootropic stack. We highly doubt that Neuromax is what you are looking for.