I just consumed one shot of NEU Nootropic Boost that claims right on the bottle it will help improve my motivation, focus, and mood.
I have tried literally every Nootropic drink and energy drink on the market – some that have been taken off the shelf. At one point I was so fed up I made my own custom blends of Nootropic powders to find something that I could feel and would help me study or get a lot of work done.
This never ending searching has led me to what I think is the best, most effective, healthy, and premium Nootropic beverage available anywhere right now:
As a Mechanical Engineering undergrad, thinking back on those all night study sessions, I wish I had NEU when I was studying for finals. I lived in Knoxville, TN over 7 years ago where I witnessed the first product launch of Neuro Fuel an energy drink that added Nootropics into the mix. I couldn’t believe that there were liquid form smart supplements that could really improve Focus, Mood, Motivation, and Happiness. Ever since I have made it my mission to find the newest and best functional drink available.
NEU tastes a bit bitter yet simultaneously fruity (like water-melon). The drink trades bitterness and tons of added sugar/ artificial sweeteners for premium Nootropic ingredients that deliver on effect, not just a caffeine-like buzz but a real, marked improvement in motivation and focus.
NEU has only 18 calories per bottle. Let me write that again… 18 calories per bottle. That’s roughly equivalent to licking two postage stamps.
NEU is available on their website to order and setup an automatic subscription service HERE!
Their Nootropic Stack is listed on the bottle with exact quantities of each ingredient totaling 2050 mg:
Learn more and check out their website HERE.
As a Nootropic boost, NEU is giving me a warm rush of focus that is noticeable immediately while gradually increasing in effect as time ticks on. This product has some pretty high quality ingredients in it so I am not surprised as to how effective it is.
After about 20 minutes I am starting to develop some tunnel vision focusing in on the task at hand. Distractions are slowly abating and it seems easier to organize my thoughts as well as control them from wondering and seeking a new stimulus.
As I feel more and more clear headed, I also start to notice my mood improving – part of it could be the music I have playing in the background as I am writing this, however the feeling is markedly different than before taking the shot as is my overall focus. It’s like a tightening or sharpening of my senses.
Focus is a product of a myriad of biological parameters acting with synergistic effect to draw attention into whatever activity or object is in front of you.
Being well hydrated, breathing in fresh air, being well nourished, having calm and not stressed-out emotional state, having an organized environment and mind, as well as having something interesting you are working, can all contribute to an elevated mood, heightened motivation, and focus.
Nootropics are one of those secrets that not too many people talk about but many students and high achievers use them consistently to gain an advantage in all aspects of focus and mental endurance.
Nutrition is a daily habit. For years I freely drank Red Bulls, Monster Drinks, Rock Star, Full Throttle, Amp, Tweakers, 5-hour energy shots not realizing that all these drinks were doing were adding calories, caffeine, and maybe some B-vitamins or Guarana. Let’s not forget about NOS.. mental focus being touted as one of its benefits. After you get over the insulin spike and excessive caffeine come-down, you are left in a bit of a daze wondering what the heck you just did to your body.
Nootropics have a very different approach to mental focus, they don’t rely on Caffeine, instead the ingredients are all thoroughly vetted, researched, combined to complement each-other and provide something entirely safe. Each ingredient is proven to be healthy for your body and brain, and can be used as a LIFESTYLE supplement. This means you can consume NEU on an ongoing basis. They have a subscription option on their website to get NEU on a recurring basis!
Many times when I come home from work (after 10 or 11 hour days of non-stop meetings, writing, or presentations), mental and physical exhaustion kicks in and all I can think about is turning on the TV or taking a nap. Well, because I am a serial entrepreneur at heart and try to run 4 or 5 businesses at a time, I use whatever I can to boost my energy, focus, and mood to stay motivated and get back to work.
So 5:00 PM comes around and instead of sleeping or watching TV on the couch, I take a Nootropic shot and my focus surges back to feeling like I just woke up. This gives me an additional 8 hours or intense focus after the work day is over! Imagine what you could accomplish with an extra 8 hour work day in one 24 hour period? Multiply that by 1 year and it starts to add up to having a significant advantage in work and in life.
NEU is currently priced at $3.50 for each shot. I have seen 5 hours energy shots in stores sell for $2.75, sometimes more… For $0.75 cents more you are getting way more value than just Caffeine and Niacin from premium Nootropic ingredients that are proprietary to the NEU formulation…
Mental Mojo has perfected the Nootropic stack beyond anything I have had the pleasure of reviewing up to this point. Their company is poised to make most competitors retreat to the drawing board and rethink their current formulations.
I loved TruBrain, but after drinking 12 ounces of Mental Mojo and witnessing my tired Monday afternoon brain quickly re-calibrate and catapult into a more focused state than I had been all day, even after consuming 3 cups of coffee to try to keep awake and productive this morning, I may be a Mojo convert.
Every sip of the Kiwi Strawberry flavored (other option we have to try is the fruit punch flavor) concoction with its fruity green color and refreshing taste felt more like I was pouring the beverage directly into my brain. Minute by minute my focus was augmenting- peeling back layers of muddled thoughts and emerging into a clear blue heaven, like a 747’s ascent into the stratosphere from a dark sheath of clouds suddenly cast into the ubiquitous blue azure surrounding skies.
I decide to put this new found focus to the test and try my hand at some classic dual n-back task to see if there might be any measurable gains on my working memory capacity. First off, I have not practiced this training task in a month or so. The fact that I was able to focus exclusively on performing this challenging exercise speaks volumes to Mental Mojo for getting me into a state where I felt cognitively capable of blocking out distractions and completing a 20 minute session. In case you are curious of dual n-back task, you can learn more here: http://brainworkshop.sourceforge.net/ and download a completely free program to try it out for yourself and learn more about its potential benefits. Mid-Week Update: 2 days after drinking Mental Mojo I achieved my highest score of all time on the application!
After 1 hour of drinking Mental Mojo my focus and creativity is still at 100%. With this type of boost, I am already smiling about tomorrow’s fully booked calendar and how I can rethink my approach to the day.
We have seen a similar stack in other products however what is most important to consider is the ratio of ingredients combined for their synergistic effects on cognition. Moreover, many nootropic products contain Alpha GPC, Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Phophatidylserine, or Alpha Brain which contains AC-11, Alpha GPC, Bacopa Monnieri, Huperzine A, L-Leucine, L-Theanine, L-Tyrosine, Oat Straw, Phosphatidylserine, Pterostilbene and Vinpocetine. The most important component is the dosage and the how each ingredient builds upon the other to deliver the pay load with the greatest effect. Mental Mojo is right up there with the best of them.
Check out there website here: https://mentalmojo.me/
The website delves into the science and background of their product in a great amount of detail and is extremely well done with some pretty cool animation.
Let’s continue to explore the effects. I have not practiced meditation in many years, mostly due to my hectic schedule and always having something racing through my thoughts. Being in an heightened state, I decide to try a full 20 minute meditation practice.
I spent the last 20 minutes sitting quiet for the first time in a very long time. Although there was a barrage of thoughts impeding on my meditative trance at first, soon to dissipate into a stillness and presence that was much welcomed, this is the second amazing achievement this evening.
Nootropics have such simple benefits which regular coffee (in its own right a Nootropic) or energy drink stacks miss completely, such as being able to maintain steadfast focus without a constant jittery feelings compounded by caffeine stimulants. With Mental Mojo, I have regained focus, increased my working memory, had enough motivation to train on dual n-back, meditate, and in general feel better about the tumultuous week ahead of me. If I had 10 stars to give, Mental Mojo has more than earned them on effect alone, and more than delivers on a refreshing taste and my overall thought process boost.
In addition, and what I like more than anything, is that this company cares about their product and about delivering not just a gimmicky energy drink designed to increase your alertness with massive quantities of caffeine and a compelling logo, but a carefully measured stack of the best, most synergistic Nootropics, framed for the user, to achieve maximum potency and cognitive benefit.
One of the most prevalent benefits that I have noticed from Mojo is not so much the linear focus you might expect from a caffeine-like stimulant, but rather a diffuse mode of thought that is well suited for creative pursuits. This might be why meditation was so rewarding or why when speaking or writing, there is a marked increase in fluidity and fluency in my train of thought. The words are emerging with less effort, less pause, and overall greater coherency. It would be hard to quantify such an experience, from my subjective point of view, the improvement is real. I can see the Mental Mojo effect to be optimally suited for the following activity categories:
Moreover, many of the products we review at Nootropic Drinks Review primarily taut focus and concentration as their primary faculties of influence, Mental Mojo promotes an entirely different characteristic of intelligence that belies creativity, a certain diffuse mode of thought, the spontaneous amalgamation of purely subconscious elements.
All theoretical convulsion aside, Mental Mojo packs a hefty punch and delivers above and beyond our expectations here at Nootropic Drinks Review.
I peer at the aluminum vessel sitting on my desk. The FocusAid website and packaging is adamant about drinking all of its functional beverages ice-cold. I puncture the lid, paired by the familiar crack, the carbonated pop that I have come to eagerly anticipate when opening a red-bull, monster, or the usual selection of cold-pressurized soft drink cans.
I smell the top and detect an earthy green-tea aroma with a touch of sweetness. This should be interesting… The first sip. It tastes like a very rich and highly concentrated green tea and is strangely refreshing with layers of earthy flavors, sweet carbonation, and a hint of blue agave.
There is a slight bitterness that is balanced by the sweet and I come to understand quickly why drinking this product cold can make all the difference. The green-tea taste permeates my palette followed by a sharp crisp carbonation to complete the Nootropic symphony of flavors.
Half-way though the can and already my mind is beginning to zone into focus mode. The goal tonight is to leverage the focus drink to write more effectively. After 12 hours of constant productivity and juggling multiple streams of thought whilst pursuing various competing goals, a mental boost is certainly welcomed.
True to the word, I don’t feel any spike in energy, rather, as expected, my focus has deepened. The familiar warm sensation in the pre-frontal cortex. The clearing of mental cobwebs accompanied by the narrowing chasm of concentration upon a single task.
It is easy for the mind to let thoughts run astray and to follow every single one of them to their undisciplined conclusions. It is necessary at times, as part of the mental process of learning and applying creativity to be diffuse in thought and concentration.
There are moments when the task at hand may demand a different level of precision or vigorous focusing. When focus is the intended outcome, such as when studying for a test, composing the outline of a short story, article, or publication, or when measuring the symmetry of the face before drawing a portrait. Grabbing a Nootropic drink is a simple yet effective solution to simultaneously refresh and replenish the body and brain with essential nutrients and powerful neuronal equalizers constituting a state of balance and heightened concentration.
FocusAID packs the following components in its focus stack:
With only 45 Calories per serving, this drink does not add an unnecessary saturation of sugar that expand the waste-line.
Overall we give this product a 4 out of 5 stars. It receives a 5 out of 5 for achieving its intended effect of increasing focus and concentration however the taste is best suited for a tea drinker.
We recognize that the taste factor is a strong motivator for consuming Nootropic Drinks, therefore if you love all things tea, this drink is for you! If you prefer trying something more tropical, definitely read our post about TruBrain.
More interesting than just their focus product, LIFEAID Beverage Company is a leading manufacturer of premium, healthy, and convenient nutritional products for an active lifestyle. Their other functional beverages include: FITAID, LIFEAID, PARTYAID, TRAVELAID, GAMERAID and GOLVERAID…. As far as creativity goes, this company takes the house.
You don’t always have to order pre-made, ultra sugary, high-calorie, dosage-fixed smart-drinks that burden your wallet because of some company’s excessive marketing budget produced overly colorful wrapping paper and an elaborate corporate logo.
If you are feeling especially creative, adventurous, and frugal today, why not go for the raw/bulk ingredients themselves, and blend your own custom-made Nootropic refreshment!?
We are by no means certified Nootropic Alchemists here at Nootropic Drinks Review, however, recently, we discovered Powdercity.com and their impressive inventory of anything you can imagine in the smart supplementation category.
Placing the order online at their website Powdercity.com, the order was shipped almost instantly and the package arrived within 3 days (now that is what I call customer satisfaction) I opened the container, and low, I lay upon the table three air-tight and sealed, amply filled powder pouches with my sales receipt neatly folded and protected from any possible breach of water infiltration into the envelope.
Without further delay, I unsealed the pouches, and blended the packets of NALT, Alpha GPC, and Noopept into a glass with a splash of Margarita Mix and plenty of Water. Margarita Mix was all I had in the fridge at the time.
Although I didn’t quite budget to buy the pill machine and milligram scale (the preferred, slightly less bitter, method of ingesting these powders) when I ordered these Nootropics from Powder City, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered inside the packets were perfectly sized measuring spoons with exact dosage increments: 10 mg for the Noopept, 300-350 mg for the Alpha GPC and NALT respectively, a fact that is not immediately obvious from their website when ordering.
COMPONENTS OF THE STACK:
In case you were wondering, NALT stands for N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine. NALT is an Amino Acid that supports wakefulness when subject to sleep deprivation, such as the example of me writing this article right now functioning on very little sleep and nearly 17 hours of continuous workload, memorizing, and studying.
Alpha GPC or more formally known as Alpha-glycerophosphocholine, is a choline-containing supplement that is found in many different food products. Choline is known for its attenuating effects on cognitive decline primarily due to age-related conditions.
Now for Noopept, or N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester… not the most obvious acronym, Noopept is a synthetic molecule promoting memory and cognitive health, with what can be cited as mild psycho-stimulating effects, Noopept also boasts neuro-protective qualities and is most closely related to the -racetam class of nootropic supplements (Noopept is described as 1000 times more potent than its close cousin Piracetam, with a 10 mg effective dose).
The effects were gradual with this stack – taking it without the caffeine definitely heightened the non-focus related effects such as subtle changes in memory retention, overall spacial-reasoning enhancements, and verbal fluency.
I could perceive a depth extension to my thinking, my hearing became more acute, slightly elevated sounds such as the time-phased pressure differentials of the wind, the high-pitched chirping vociferation of a bird upon a solitary branch, even some colors (blues and greens) became more vibrant.
Powder city has everything in its arsenal of Nootropic products one could think of. They stock Noopept, Alpha GPC, Sublutamine, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, and many other powders, and when they say fast shipping, you better be ready for fast shipping. I was blown away at both the service and the bang for the buck. Some of the best pricing I have seen anywhere online for this quality of ingredients.
In summary, my custom stack included: NALT, Alpha GPC, Noopept as basic components.
Ideally I would use the following steps rather than just throw the powder into water (it is hard to completely dissolve):
and measure out your own capsules.
Or if you just want to make your own (non-alcoholic) cocktail and don’t mind the quick and easy manual mix, buy the powders, spoon out the desired dosage in a glass, blend, and enjoy!
Granted, this Nootropic stack is in liquid form, it does not drink like Neurofuel, BrainToniq, or Nerd. This Nootropic shot is most closely comparable to TrueBrain although maintains quite a different list of ingredients, flavors, and punch.
The Neutonic experience is very different to what I was expecting. I had this flashback to the first time in college that I tried a 5 hour energy shot and the 5 hours of intense energy and focus that ensued. Neutonic brought back that same experience yet dwarfed it several times over.
My brain felt like it reached a new level of optimization. The focus was there, profound, persistent, heightened cognition. Flashes of deep insight emerged as I set out to tackle my office work. I noticed an acuity to my perception. Enhanced pattern recognition, clarity and precision to my thoughts and vision. My mind was working in harmony, alpha waves were activated as I noticed I was now functioning at a peak performing level. This was no gradual focus like I had experience when taking Excelerol, but a sudden onset of powerful Nootropic effects.
The taste of Neutonic can be compared to 5 hour energy, the fruit flavors were evident, slightly bitter, yet as the effects kicked-in and the increase in neuronal activity emerged from the pre-frontal cortex, combined with the feeling of a synchronization of brain hemispheres, and increased alpha-wave activity, I knew I had stumbled upon a Nootropic drink in a class of its own.
Another interesting and unexpected perk to this product was its effects on my memory.
I was writing an email and needed to recall the name of a company- at the tip of my tongue. I could sense the name but the access was not there. I took a deep breath and suddenly perceived Neutonic at work- my brain was alight and the name shot up from the depth of my network of synapses. The speed and efficiency of memory retrievable was different than any other Nootropic drink I have had to date. Needless to say I was impressed.
The company as a whole is very professional. Note only have they mastered the branding of their product, stuck to their guns to deliver the highest quality Nootropic ingredients, check the link to see the impressive stack including Alpha-GPC, SerinAid, TeaCrine, CDP-Choline, Acetyl-l-Tyrosine and l-Carnitine, detailed descriptions provided on their website:
Neutonic has recently launched round 2 of thier crowd funding for manufacturing with a campaign via indiegogo. Check out their campaign here for more details on how you can contribute!:
I have consumed Neutonic over the past two weeks as needed and have seen a rise in my productivity by almost 100%. I was productive before Neutonic, but based on the increase in focus, rise in creativity and improvement in mental agility, I have noticed my most mentally taxing tasks getting complete in small bouts of intense effort with answers and decisions coming much more easily and effortlessly than before.
Overall this product earns a Nootropic Drink Review stamp of approval and a clean 5 out of 5.
It’s definitely worth the investment in terms of portability / convenience, style, and most certainly its powerful Nootropic effects. You will be able to gain an ROI by the rapid rise in productivity alone. As with any Nootropic, always read about the ingredients, assess your tolerance, and most importantly, focus on high-quality, natural and proven ingredients, all of which Neutonic amply supplies.
And I leave you with this song to chill to:
See you at the top.