We were intrigued. Who wouldn’t be?
Learning an entire foreign language – however fast – is somewhat low on our list of priorities. But making a killing on the stock market sounded appealing, as did upping our stamina in the bedroom and, according to that website, ‘so much more’.
So we looked a little deeper into how NZT could ‘unlock your potential’ and find out precisely how much more of our potential could be unlocked.
And this – when we checked out theclearpill.com – is what we found.
NZT, or thallanylzirconio-methyl-tetrahydro-triazatriphenylene to give it its proper chemical name, is a nitrogen-based psychotropic that impacts specific brain activity in several ways but most significantly by elevating receptivity and synaptic sharing between the hippocampus, the amygdalae and the striatum.
In controlled doses, taken over the course of a relatively short period of time, NZT significantly improves both short-term and long-term memory, memory capacity, and the analytical purposing of memory.
Because it also impacts the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, NZT can improve higher brain function, hand-eye coordination, muscle memory and even the body’s immune system.
It’s not so much the side effects of taking NZT that concerns us – the makers tell us there basically aren’t any. However, they do warn us against discontinuing the short seven-day course because the side effects can range from simple insomnia to severe physical, mental and emotional problems. According to the website death is possible, but the company hasn’t gone into detail about how possible that would be.
Presumably that’s why there’s an online questionnaire to make sure you and NZT are suited for each other, as well as the checklist provided for topics to raise with your health professional when discussing your course of the Clear Pill.
We couldn’t find any information regarding the price of The Clear Pill NZT.
We’d love to be rich and powerful, pluck money from the stock market any time we want to, learn a foreign language in a day and, of course, enjoy increased sexual stamina like the promotional blurb says. But there’s that little voice in our head that tells us – like it’s done so often when reviewing so many other ‘miracle supplements’ – that this just has to be too good to be true.
And in this case that little voice may well be right. For a start, we’re concerned about the side effects that could occur if a user discontinues the short course – just one pill a day for seven days – but then again, we wonder how many people who’ve started the course and felt the described benefits would really want to stop taking NZT in the first place.
There’s quite an extensive list of conditions that prevent people from safely taking NZT, not just in those people themselves but also in their family history. That makes us think that if you’re not completely aware of your entire family’s medical history you might be letting yourself in for trouble if a relative has suffered from, say, heart, kidney or liver problems or even mental health issues and you don’t know about it.
We’re worried that the FDA is taking so much interest in the company’s claims that the testimonial section has been removed, but we do give the company credit for being honest enough to let us know, rather than just quietly removing the page itself and anything that might link to it.
We’re also extremely concerned that the binding agent holding the pills together might just be derived from animal material, but the company does cover itself by saying NZT isn’t suitable for vegans.
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Many people, we’re told, report experiencing feelings of euphoria within 30 to 60 seconds of taking NZT. Others have described significantly increased memory – both in capacity and speed of recall – within the first 24 hours of taking their first dose of NZT.
Continuing your course of NZT, you’ll soon be able to digest vast amounts of information in a very short amount of time.
This is where the claim of learning a foreign language in a day comes in: we’re told we’ll be able to memorise not only a considerable amount of vocabulary but also usage rules, idiomatics, phrases, sentences and situational expressions.
From the website:
NZT is thallanylzirconio-methyl-tetrahydro-triazatriphenylene, a powerful new class of psychotropic medication that merges various features of NDRI’s, NaSSA’s and SSRI’s.
NZT works, in part, by maintaining higher levels of 5-HT in the synapse while increasing norepinephrine and serotonin neurotransmission by blocking presynaptic alpha-2 adrenergic receptors while at the same time blocking certain serotonin receptors.
Most users report not needing so much sleep as well as the ability to exercise more efficiently for longer periods of time.
From the website:
Choose the day to begin your regimen of NZT. Some people may want to coordinate their increased memory capacity with their employment – so as to increase their value at work. You may have a specific goal that you want to achieve in conjunction with your use of NZT.
Remember that while some effects of NZT may appear almost instantly after taking NZT, most of NZT’s impact on you, your brain function, your memory and physical resilience will take two to three days to become fully apparent.
You can take NZT at any time of the day. Choose a convenient time to take your pill. You should take your pill around the same time every day. For example, take your pill in the morning when you have breakfast or in the evening before brushing your teeth. This will help you keep to the regimen.
There are also reports of benefits like users’ newfound ability to teach themselves drawing and painting, or to construct complex machinery and even to experience higher levels of consciousness.
Reports of improved hearing, vision, taste and smell are commonplace, but as for users’ sense of touch, the company does become a bit coy when discussing its promise of sexual enhancement. We’d have liked to see a little more evidence of that aspect of NZT in users, but we also understand the probability of privacy issues in circumstances such as these.
From the website:
Missing a dose: In a word, don’t. NZT has been designed so that its effects on your body are based on taking the complete regimen of one clear pill a day for seven days. Not taking the full regimen once you have begun taking NZT or forgetting to take part of the regimen can result in the sudden onset of some or all of NZT’s reported side effects.
So even in the unlikely event users aren’t enjoying the transformation from human to practically superhuman, they’ve got to continue with the course – whether they want to or not. There’s no choice in the matter. We’re not sure we like the concept of compulsory continuation, no matter how great the purported benefits.
And as we’ve said before, although we applaud the company’s honesty in informing us that testimonials are ‘currently unavailable’ due to the FDA investigating claims, we’d still like a bit more proof of the power of the Clear Pill.
It’s also somewhat worrying that although the manufacturers advise users against alcohol usage during the seven-day course they say – almost in the same breath – that ‘light alcohol consumption … has no perceptible effect’. We think they should make up their mind either way.
Our other concern is, of course, precisely what the pill binding material is made of: if the product isn’t suitable for vegans as we’re told, it might just be that NZT is packaged in animal-derived material, and we think it’s unfair of the manufacturers not to confirm the fact either way.
We’d also like to see more user testimonials to back up these reports, and will let you know when the testimonial section is back online.
From the promotional website:
‘Many people report experiencing feelings of euphoria within 30 to 60 seconds of taking NZT. Others have reported significantly increased memory – both in capacity and speed of recall – within the first 24 hours of taking their first dose of NZT.’
‘You will be able to digest vast amounts of information in a very short amount of time – a foreign language, for instance; you will be able to memorise not only a considerable amount of vocabulary but usage rules, idiomatics, phrases, sentences and situational expressions.’
‘Because NZT is a new class of brain stimulant, it will reduce your brain’s need for extended rest periods; i.e. sleep.’
‘Also, NZT may allow you to exercise for longer periods with greater efficacy. You will feel stronger, faster, more focused.‘
‘Most people who continue taking NZT beyond their initial seven-day regimen report other psychological and sensory enhancements including improved hearing, vision, taste and smell. Others have reported teaching themselves how to draw or paint, construct complex machinery or experience higher levels of consciousness.’
‘While there may be certain neurological effects that impact your sexual abilities, NZT is not like sildenafil which specifically aids in erectile dysfunction. Rather, NZT works principally by radically increasing your brain’s ability to absorb and process information – including those related to your senses.’
‘Some men and women have reported that having heightened sensory abilities – in addition to increased mental capacity – made them both more attractive to a mate and more capable of attracting a mate.’
Does NZT work? Does it ever! At least, that’s what we’re told. But that missing testimonials section does give us food for thought – as does the lack of published clinical trials, but that lack is pretty commonplace in the supplement world these days.
NZT is pure thallanylzirconio-methyl-tetrahydro-triazatriphenylene in a binder that may or may not be derived from animal matter. Our guess is that because we’re told NZT isn’t suitable for vegans we’d be looking at some kind of lactose, gelatin or stearic acid binding … but so far we’ve been unable to identify precisely what it is.
From the website:
Here is one of the remarkable things about NZT: virtually 100% of people on a regimen of NZT (that is, people who have taken the full regimen of NZT, as directed) report experiencing virtually no side effects.
Note the term ‘full regimen’. The website goes on to say:
Users who did not complete their initial NZT regimen or who missed a dose or who chose to discontinue use of NZT reported experiencing (among other side effects and withdrawal symptoms) insomnia (difficulty sleeping), extreme back pain, frequent urinary tract infection, nausea, vomiting, nasal congestion, mouth dryness, acute sensitivity to sound and light, weakness, exhaustion, feelings of extreme thirst and hunger, glandular issues, organ failure, increased sexual appetite or lack of sexual desire, impotence and feelings of limited self-worth.
Others reported experiencing violent thoughts, brain damage, blackouts, suicidal feelings, homicidal feelings, extreme paranoia, rapid aging, time dysplasia, psychosis and possibly even death.
From the website:
‘Write down any medications you currently take and show your doctor. The list should include prescription and nonprescription products or herbal products. Unless you are already taking a heavy duty NDRI, NaSSA or SSRI, there should not be any medication conflict issues. The simple truth is beginning a regimen of NZT will make any of those other medications unnecessary.
‘NZT is not recommended for vegans. While it is advised that you should refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while taking NZT, tests have shown that light alcohol consumption (no more than an eight-ounce glass of wine or sixteen ounces of beer in a 48-hour period) has no perceptible effect. Heavy alcohol consumption while taking NZT can result in black outs, memory loss and liver damage.’
Unfortunately, the testimonials page is currently unavailable because the FDA are apparently looking into some of the claims being made.
We haven’t found one, but then again, after a week of taking NZT, there’s no reason to try and claim one because we’ll be making a killing on the stock market that’s going to pay for that Clear Pill course millions of times over – over and over again.
In your dreams – if you’ve never heard of the movie ‘Limitless’ then none of this will sound familiar – except, perhaps for all the over-hyped claims and garbled medical terminology carefully designed to confuse and impress readers enough for them to click on the ‘Buy Now!’ button without doing some much-needed due diligence.
‘Limitless’ is all about a total loser becoming a total winner, thanks to a certain fictional smart drug that goes by the name of – you guessed it – NZT.
If you have seen the movie, though, much of this will be familiar and not surprisingly so – it’s a promotional campaign dreamed up by UK branding agency Thoughts in Flight, who seem to have come back down to earth back in 2013, a couple of years after ‘Limitless’ was released.
And this whole review is a very good reason for checking out the small print at the bottom of any supplement sales page: in this case it makes for excellent and amusing reading, but in real life it’s very often a case of how those song lyrics go: ‘the big print giveth and the small print taketh away’. So read carefully – and beware!
We’re sorry to disappoint you, but NZT is just a figment of a movie scriptwriter’s imagination … but if it ever comes onto the market for real, we’ll be sure to let you know –only after we’ve tried it, of course.
That’s when we’ll be making massive stock market gains day after day – and enjoying some seriously enhanced sexual stamina – on our own private island nestling off European shores in the sunny Mediterranean Sea. We’ll be flying in our multimillion-dollar seaplane from there to Greece, or Albania or even Italy to pick up supplies, and ordering them fluently in Greek, Albanian or Italian.
And we’ll still be looking out for supplement scams for you. Of course.