Cerebra Ultra is a relatively new entrant in the market but it makes big claims. It is supposed to have strong anxiolytic properties that help you enjoy undistracted focus. It is also going to help you enjoy superior memory retention. Does this mean that the supplement really has what it takes to improve cognitive function? Here is our review to help you decide.
Cerebra Ultra is a nootropic supplement designed to improve cognitive function in a short time. It is supposed to use an advanced nootropic formula to help you enjoy some amazing benefits. It is said to leave positive effects on your memory and cognitive function and at the same time boosts mental energy and drive as well. Unfortunately, there is no scientific data that the nootropic formula used in Cerebra Ultra is good enough to produce these benefits.
Cerebra Ultra claims to have natural ingredients and is therefore considered safe to use. It is important to note that it contains a variety of stimulants to improve focus and concentration, and the presence of those stimulants may produce side effects such as jitters and problems sleeping. Check out ‘Side Effects’ section to learn more.
Cerebra Ultra is an expensive supplement with starter pack costing you $44.95. After that, you can get two bottles for $84.95. You will be able to save some money by opting for their auto-ship program.
Cerebra Ultra claims to be better than other nootropic supplements you can find in the market, but it seems that the company has shifted their focus only on adding several ingredients in one formula instead of using a few scientifically proven and effective ingredients. This is a common mistake many manufacturers make, and that is the reason why we believe Cerebra Ultra is not something you should try. It has an impressive ingredient profile, but it uses a proprietary blend of those ingredients, leaving you confused about how much of each ingredient is available per serving. Some of its ingredients are like Vinpocetine, bacopa monnieri, ginkgo biloba, and L-tyrosine have shown some promise in scientific studies, but Cerebra Ultra certainly does not have enough of each ingredient in its proprietary blend. We believe the price is on the higher side as well – and never opt for their auto-ship program to save some money. Avoid it and look for something better!
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Cerebra Ultra is supposed to help you manage stress in a better way and improve cognitive function at the same time. While it makes many big claims, our biggest concern is that it uses a proprietary blend of natural ingredients, so you really do not know if you are getting enough of each ingredient. There certainly are some beneficial ingredients, but they work when taken in larger doses, and that does not seem to be the case with Cerebra Ultra.
An important ingredient found in Cerebra Ultra is called Pycenegol. Its complex structure enables it promote blood flow to your brain, which in turn helps lower stress and improve your overall health as well. The problem is that you do not know how much of it is there in Cerebra Ultra. The same is the case with another important ingredient called rhodiola rosea. It certainly adds some value to Cerebra Ultra because some studies have found positive results of supplementing with rhodiola rosea. For instance:
In a double-blind study, supplementation with an extract of Rhodiola (1 tablet per day, providing 170 mg of extract and 4.5 mg of salidroside) for two weeks significantly improved mental fatigue in a group of physicians during night duty.
It is true that the available studies are not of very high quality, but there is some evidence suggesting that rhodiola rosea may reduce mental fatigue. The real issue is that there is no guarantee that you will get 170 mg of rhodiola extract from Cerebra Ultra. It only provides you with a 650 mg of proprietary blend of natural ingredients, so it is highly unlikely that that is enough of rhodiola in it.
Ginkgo biloba is considered a brain herb and some studies have found that supplementing with this herb may improve memory in people with dementia. There is not enough scientific data suggesting that it is works equally well in otherwise healthy individuals. Some studies that have noticed its positive results suggest that you should be taking at least 240 mg of ginkgo biloba a day to see effects. We really do not think you are going to get this much of ginkgo biloba from Cerebra Ultra, which only relies on a proprietary blend (650 mg). Similarly, L-tyrosine may help increase alertness by increasing levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, but you have to get enough of it – taking too much of it will cause side effects and too little will not produce any results. Phosphatidylserine and Vinpocetine also fall in the same category because you should at least be getting 500 mg/day of Phosphatidylserine and 30 mg/day of Vinpocetine.
Here is what the official website says about taking Cerebra Ultra:
Take two tablets a day, one in the morning and the second in the early afternoon. DO NOT TAKE WITHIN 5 HOURS OF BEDTIME AS ITS STIMULANT CONTENT COULD AFFECT SLEEP.
We also feel that some of its ingredients are ineffective too. Huperzine A is one such example. It is used to increase your level of alertness by preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for keeping you focused. The problem is that while there are some studies showing that Huperzine-A is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s disease, most of these studies did not have a strong study design.
In a study involving a total of AD 454 patients, it was found that HupA might have some beneficial effects on improvement cognitive function, global clinical status, and functional performance.
However, a Cochrane Review in 2008 rejected the study stating the following:
‘The methodological quality of most included trials were not high and that only one study was of adequate quality and size. The authors conclude that further large randomised multi-centre trials are warranted.’
It means there are contradictory results regarding the benefits of Huperzine-A, which is the reason why we believe that it would have been better to include a scientifically proven ingredient in place of Huperzine A. Guarana seed is also another example of an ingredient with not enough scientific evidence to boost memory and cognitive function. There is some evidence that it may improve athletic performance, but you cannot say that it can improve memory as well. It does contain caffeine, which may help improve concentration to some extent. In fact, the caffeine content of Cerebra Ultra is quite on the higher side. You get it from green tea extract as well as black tea. Some studies show that green and black tea may help inhibit the enzyme called acetylcholinesterase, which is supposed to break down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
What it means is that you may notice some improvement if you already have Alzheimer’s disease. There is not enough scientific data available to confirm that green tea, black tea, or white tea will improve memory in otherwise healthy individuals. In fact, most research highlighting the benefits of tea is directly based on population studies. But the fact remains that green tea and black tea increase the caffeine content in Cerebra Ultra, which stimulates your central nervous system and increases concentration. As it is a stimulant, you are likely to notice several side effects as well.
It also provides you with a large dose of vitamin B12. However, you may not enjoy many nootropic benefits by having a supplement rich in vitamin B12.
Eighteen studies (7 systematic reviews and 11 observational studies) were identified to address the question of the association between B12 and the onset of dementia. Based on very low quality evidence, there does appear to be an association between elevated plasma homocysteine levels (a by-product of B vitamins) and the onset of dementia. Based on moderate quality evidence, but with less than optimal duration of follow-up, treatment with B12 supplementation does not appreciably change cognitive function.
DMAE or dimethylaminoethanol is also added to the blend, but even that does not make Cerebra Ultra perform very well. It is supposed to improve the synthesis of acetylcholine, which is involved in memory and brainpower, but the issue is that it has a low bioavailability and cannot really cross the blood-brain barrier. It may also produce some side effects, such as constipation, headaches, depression, and bloating.
In a formula that relies solely on a proprietary blend, it is just not possible to confirm exactly how much you are going to get, and this is the biggest reason why we believe Cerebra Ultra does not deserve your attention. Moreover, it is not an affordable supplement either – you get it at $44.95. Though you can save some money by going for their auto-ship program, you may have a hard time opting out of it. It is therefore better to avoid it in the first place and look for something with scientifically proven ingredients and positive customer reviews.
Cerebra Ultra is a nootropic supplement designed to support brain function while reducing stress levels. It uses a combination of ingredients to provide you with some amazing benefits. Here are some of its claimed benefits:
Cerebra Ultra certainly includes some natural ingredients that are supposed to improve your memory, concentration, and cognitive function. Some good examples are Vinpocetine, ginkgo biloba, bacopa monnieri, and l-tyrosine. The problem is that it uses a proprietary blend, and there is no way to tell if you are going to get enough of these ingredients from Cerebra Ultra. There are some under-dosed and some ineffective ingredients as well. There is not enough scientific research suggesting that DMAE, Huperzine A, and even black tea will leave positive effects on your memory. It may improve your concentration because of caffeine, but that will leave you with several side effects as well. Overall, it is better to avoid it because there are better supplements that provide you with much more than stimulants to improve memory and brain function.
Cerebra Ultra includes a number of ingredients, but the biggest issue is that there is no information about how much of each ingredient is used in the formula. Here are some of its main ingredients:
Additional ingredients: niacinamide, citicoline, Phosphatidylserine, guarana, kola nut, B12, white, black, and green tea extract, alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine.
Cerebra Ultra claims to be a natural supplement, but that does not mean you should not worry about any side effects. Even though it contains herbs, they are not safe for everyone and may interact with other medications. Ginkgo biloba, for instance, is an herb but it can produce several side effects, such as headaches, stomach upset, dizziness, and skin reactions. Some people have also complained about experiencing internal bleeding after taking ginkgo.
Cerebra Ultra also includes caffeine, which is a stimulant. Though it does not include caffeine as an ingredient but green tea extract and black tea add some caffeine to the mix. Using stimulants over a long time can lead to several problems, including elevated heart rate, hypertension, increased heartbeat, irritability, and anxiety. Some customer reviews suggest that you are likely to experience some gastrointestinal problems when you first start taking Cerebra Ultra.
You should also avoid it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Cerebra Ultra uses natural ingredients and makes big claims as well. However, you cannot find many positive customer reviews regarding its benefits. Here are some examples:
I have been taking it for a while but nothing has changed.
I tried the product as soon as I received it and will need more time to truly rate the quality, but for now 2 stars.
I did notice some improvement in concentration and focus, but I believe it is very expensive to take this supplement on a regular basis.
Yes, it comes with a money-back guarantee.
You can buy it directly from the official website or third-party retailers.