Neuro-Max II is a dietary supplement for your brain which can increase cognition and memory, while enhancing focus and concentration. It’s sold by California company MRM Nutrition, who says they were established in 1996. They’re very nature oriented; many of their products are certified vegan, gluten free, organic, and made in a GMP facility. The only potential problem is that MRM are anti-GMO, a stance which evidence does not support. Some people don’t trust products with GMOs, but there is no actual scientific evidence for that position. Some organizations take advantage of misinformation to sell expensive “non-GMO” labeling to farmers. Wanting a GMO-free product is merely personal preference.
Neuro-Max II contains the following ingredients: Niacin (10 mg), Phospholipid Complex (500 mg), Bacopa Monniera (150 mg), Ashwagandha Extract(80 mg), Ginkgo Biloba Extract (60 mg), CDP-Choline (22 mg), Vinpocetine (5 mg).
Neuro-Max II contains 6 nootropic ingredients plus Niacin. These ingredients include bacopa monnieri, vincamine (the natural form of vinpocetine), and cytidine-5-diphosphate choline (CDP-Choline). Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is found here at 10 mg per serving. The recommended daily allowance is 13 to 16 mg for adults, with food when possible. If pregnant or lactating you’ll generally need 17 to 18 mg instead. MRM Nutrition therefore has the daily value incorrect. It’s listed as 50 percent, when it should be 56 to 77 percent (for an average adult, 10 mg Niacin is about 60 percent of your daily value).
Phosphatidyl is a chemical naturally found in your body. It’s supposed to promote inter-cellular communication in the brain while aiding your neurotransmitters involved in learning and memory. Some people do report some stabilization in their mood, but most people see memory improvements. It can also help with language skills, stress reduction, and increased attention for those at risk of age-related mental decline. Phosphatidylserine is sometimes given to people suffering from mild Alzheimer’s disease. People don’t tend to encounter side effects until they take a serving of 300 mg or more in one day.
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- Vegetarian capsules which don’t have milk, egg, nut, fish, wheat, gluten, or yeast. They do have soy, though, because of the phosphatidylserine.
- This has a number of good ingredients which can work well together. Everything is clearly labeled.
- Weak formula. To reach the most-recommended amounts (often for minimum effectiveness) then each serving should contain: 50 or 300 mg Ashwagandha, 300 mg Bacopa, 250 mg CDP-Choline, 100 mg Ginkgo, 100 to 300 mg phosphatidylserine, and 15 mg vincamine.
- The price is often in the average range, but if you take more capsules to get your desired results (since the formula is weak), then it can be an expensive product.
There are plenty of positive reviews for Neuro-Max II and clearly it works for some people. The company has a decent reputation and their products can be rather inexpensive, making this a good buy. The weak formula, however, needs more optimization. Some people – generally those with plenty of experience taking nootropics – might need as many as four capsules a day. You would have to take six to get the proper amount of vincamine (and phosphatidylserine for some). So in general, this a decent product for people new to nootropics. One to two capsules a day could give you a noticeable boost in cognition.