Last Updated on May 7, 2020
Neuriva is a nootropic supplement that has started to really gain some traction in the space, which is why we felt the need to write this review. Nootropics, for those of you who don’t know, are brain-boosting supplements which are designed to enhance your cognitive performance.
Many of them are great, but as is the case with all types of supplements, there is a lot of garbage out there. With hundreds of nootropics to choose from, how do you separate the good from the bad, and what category does Neuriva fall into?
Well, as many of our readers know, we are very transparent and honest with all of our reviews, and in some cases we must be brutally honest. Neuriva did NOT make it into the top of our best nootropics rankings, and to put it nicely, let’s just say it wasn’t even close…
I do NOT personally recommend Neuriva, but if you’d like to learn about all of the supplements that beat this one out in our rankings, click the link below.
Just because it’s not necessarily the best nootropic on the market doesn’t mean there aren’t any benefits to be had at all as a result of using it. With that being said, I’d be surprised to see anyone get very significant results or benefits from Neuriva based on my analysis of the formula. More on that later…here’s a list of some of the claimed Neuriva benefits:
- Can improve memory
- Enhances focus
- Improves concentration
Keep in mind, these are the benefits claimed by the company…I’m certainly not saying I believe these benefits could actually be produced.
My analysis of the product and decision to not recommend it is entirely based on the ingredients. This formula is in my opinion missing important ingredients and lacking potency. It does have two excellent ingredients in it, but there’s nothing more to the formula. We are talking about two total ingredients and 200 MG total nutrients per serving. Let’s put that into perspective…
Our #1 ranked nootropic supplement has 9 total ingredients and over 1,000 MG of nutrients in every serving. That’s an additional 800 MG of nutrients in every serving, making it 5 times as potent as Neuriva and containing 7 more active ingredients than Neuriva.
So, that comparison really puts into perspective exactly how unimpressive this product is, and hopefully at this point in the review, you can understand why I don’t recommend it. With that being said, let’s talk about the two solid ingredients it contains…
Phosphatidylserine is a very thoroughly researched ingredient with regard to its cognition enhancing abilities, and it’s believed to be one of the most effective ingredients in the nootropic space. I love this stuff, but it generally is much more effective when combined with other similar ingredients, which isn’t the case here.
The dosage size is solid at 100 MG per serving, but like I said before, it’s hard to be excited about this ingredient when it’s not being used in combination with other proven nootropic ingredients such as the case with most of our top ranked brain supplements.
Coffee Fruit Extract is the only other ingredient in Neuriva. We all know coffee helps improve concentration and mental performance, which is why supplementing with caffeine and coffee extracts is generally a very effective strategy.
I do like the addition of this ingredient to the formula, but the bottom line is there just isn’t enough going on here. This supplement doesn’t really take a multi-faceted approach to the task at hand, and in my opinion, two ingredients just isn’t enough to really get the job done.
Neuriva Reviews From Real Users
For any supplement that has a reliable source of verified customer reviews such as Amazon, I like to add this section to the review so that we can gather some data from real users. After analyzing the 748 available Neuriva reviews on Amazon, I have to admit I was fairly impressed.
Neuriva received an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars across its 700+ reviews, which is a pretty impressive mark. Additionally, roughly 50% of the Neuriva reviews contain a 5-star rating…this is a pretty impressive statistic as well.
Despite what appears to be a pretty weak formula, some people are enjoying the product, so that’s encouraging. I’d never buy this supplement myself based on the formula, but apparently it works for some people. I could see it working out okay if you have never taken nootropics before since it’s a very mild formula, but for people who want a really elite, strong nootropic, I’d steer clear of this one.
- Contains 100 MG of Phosphatidylserine in every serving
- Generated some positive user reviews on Amazon
- Very weak formula, comparatively speaking
- Only contains two ingredients
- Overall potency is low at only 200 MG per serving
- About 30% of Amazon users rated it 3 stars are less
Taking all things into account, Neuriva just isn’t a supplement I feel comfortable recommending. While some people have reportedly had good experiences with it, I can’t get past how weak the formula is when compared to some of the elite nootropics.
I have reviewed a TON of nootropics, and this is probably one of the least impressive formulas I have come across. With that being said, I’ve seen a lot of SUPER impressive formulas during my time as a supplement analyst, and I would strongly recommend checking out my list of the best nootropics below.