Does Neuriva Work?
Neuriva does work as a brain supplement. However, it’s overall effects may vary. Neuriva only contains two ingredients; coffee fruit extract and Phosphatidylserine. Only the latter has sufficient enough studies to vouch for its effectiveness.
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This article, is not a full review, more an answer to the general question of “Does Neuriva Really Work?” in which we outline various ways that it works, and ways that could definitely use improvement.
Why does Neuriva work?
Neuriva works because it contains Phosphatidylserine (although in a lower dosage that we would like it to be in).
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid – a fat that makes up 15% of the fats in your brain. This can help with neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine and dopamine.
This can help brain cell energy via glucose metabolism, Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and numerous other good things for your brain.
This can help your body improve memory as we as fight off cognitive decline. There’s even an FDA-qualified claim for Phosphatidylserine that for it reducing the risk of cognitive decline.
It’s a good ingredient to have in this nootropic. The Coffee Fruit extract on the other hand, leaves a lot be desired. There are no studies directly on coffee fruit extract to show it to help cognition.
There is a single study on Whole Coffee Fruit Concentrate – but technically these are not the same thing and may not yield the same results.
The main reason that Neuriva may work is down to the Phosphatidylserine in our opinion.
What could make Neuriva really work?
We believe Neuriva could greatly benefit from increasing the dosage of Phosphatidylserine to 150 mg. This would definitely help its chances and overall effectiveness.
The next thing that we would consider doing to make Neuriva really work would be to add more nootropics into the mix.
Cognizin Citicoline would be a great addition to this nootropic. There are clinical studies surrounding its effectiveness and it has been seen in numerous cases to help improve brain energy. Some cases by up to nearly 14%, it can also help with brain cell membrane by up to 26% as well.
This would really help Neuriva work.
Bacopa Monnieir that is high in Bacosides would work well too. This herb can help human memory performance, and may even help to accelerate mental processing under stress. It can promote acetylcholine, GABA and serotonin in your brain which are all essential neurotransmitters to improving your cognition.
Maritime Pine Bark wouldn’t hurt either. This herb contains antioxidants which can cross your blood brain barrier and help neutralize free-radicals in your brain.
It can also increase the blood flow to your brain which can allow more oxygen, nutrients and importantly glucose to get to your brain in higher amounts. This can support your brain more by giving it a lot more of what it needs to function in optimum amounts.
As you can see, there are numerous things that could be added to Neuriva to help it really work.
What are the risks to Neuriva not working?
One of the main risks why Neuriva may not work is due to the Coffee Fruit extract. There’s not a lot of evidence to support it at the moment for it to help you with cognition.
Aside from that, another thing that we believe may be doing more harm than good to this brain supplement is the low dose of Phosphatidylserine. By improving the dose, Neuriva may have more chance of working rather than not working.
And to be honest, Neuriva would really work if a lot more was added to it. This entire stack hinges on two ingredients. Which is not a lot at all. There are exceptions to this rule however (e.g. Caffeine + L-Theanine) but this is a rare occurrence with these pairings being widely known.
You don’t see a lot of custom nootropic stacks which are just Coffee Fruit Extract and Phosphatidylserine.
Does Neuriva Work, really? | Our Thoughts
In our opinion, Neuriva does have some benefits. Containing Phosphatidylserine is always a good sign for a nootropic and should bring some benefit in fighting cognition decline and improving memory.
However, we have to say there’s a lot more that could be happening with this brain supplement. The phosphatidylserine dose could be higher and in general it would be nice to see more nutrients in this brain supplement stack.
In this day an age, when it comes to a natural nootropic stack, two ingredients rarely cut it, unless there’s overwhelming studies of them working well together in synergy. This is not the case in Neuriva.
Marcus Guffoggio is a keen researcher into every aspect of the human memory. He does whatever he can to push his brain, knowledge and psyche to the next level. He enjoys utilizing various memory systems, as well as experimenting with various nootropics to get the most out of his mental and cognitive performance.