So let the confusion begin. After reading the title of this brain supplement review, you might be confused as to which of the two cited nootropics this review is focused on (yes, pun intended). Here’s the best I can figure out in this situation. Nexgen Biolabs, the manufacturer of AdderRX, was also the manufacturer of Amphetarol. It would seem to me that they unofficially replaced Amphetarol with AdderRX.
Maybe this is due to Amphetarol sucking. In a way, this Amphetarol review is essentially an AdderRX review, unofficially, of course. My guess is that all the crappy Amphetarol reviews made it easier to just wipe the product away and replace it with a new name rather than just improve it. In a way, Amphetarol is now in the witness protection program while AdderRX took its place in the department of sucking.
As you’ve likely surmised, AdderRX is never going to make it into my top nootropics list. Not now and probably not ever seeing that Nexgen Biolabs tends to rename crap products rather than focus on improving them.
Now that all that is out of the way, let’s do this AdderRX review for those of you who enjoy being tortured by product reviews that no person with common sense would ever purchase once they understand that much better nootropics are one click away.
BTW, Here’s the correct photo:
Company Profile – Nexgen Biolabs
Nexgen Biolabs is a supplement company based in Tampa, Florida. Whether it be skin, nails, a floundering libido, weight loss, or poor gut health, these cats have a supplement intended for it. AdderRX is their top selling supplement. They have two nootropic supplements, the other is called FocusFX. FocusFX is intended to be a more natural play as opposed to AdderRX’s “pharmaceutical grade” billing.
The company wants to pitch AdderRX as a replacement for the popular prescription drug, Adderall. They have only two videos on their Youtube page with hardly any views, both of AdderRX testimonials that feel mostly like hostage videos.
Nexgen Biolabs has 4 stars on the Better Business Bureau. Some of their products are sold at large stores such as Walmart. Their products are also available on Amazon. These guys aren’t small.
Let’s get right to the heart of the matter: AdderRX ingredients.
Cytidine 5’ – Diphosphocholine
So what’s good and what’s bad here?
Vinpocetine is good for increasing the flow of blood to the brain. When the brain lacks blood flow, it also lacks memory, comprehension, heck, a whole lot is bad when blood flow is stifled. The other good ingredient is L-Theanine, which helps with focus, anxiety management, and even mood. L-Theanine is naturally occurring in green tea and works wonderfully in unison with caffeine. In fact, the combination of L-Theanine and caffeine is rather amazing.
Now, Trimethylxanthine is actually just caffeine. I’m not sure why they want to give it such a fancy name. Maybe its because when consumers see caffeine as an ingredient, they feel like they can simply hit a Starbucks rather than purchase a pricey nootropic? I’m not sure, but that’s the gig. Caffeine, while readily available to the masses, is one of the worlds most reliable nootropics. Including it in a nootropic always makes decent sense.
Now, here’s where things fall apart. AdderRX ingredients use a “Proprietary Blend.” This means we have no idea how much of each ingredient is used. I’m no fan of mysteries, particularly in my supplements, so this is a huge knock against them. It makes me feel like they are hiding ingredient amounts as a way to charge more for less. Maybe I’m a conspiracy theorist, but really consider all the potential reasons for hiding ingredient amounts and I think you will come to a similar conclusion.
- Big, reputable company
- Has L-Theanine, which is an awesome nootropic ingredient standalone
- Reinvinted the product for mysterious reasons
- Proprietary Blend means we have no idea how much of the ingredients are in the product
- Not many great ingredients
I’m not in love with a product that renames itself. However, even if I did give AdderRX a break over that issue, I can’t look past the Proprietary Blend scam that plagues the nootropic supplement industry. Consumers like you and I need to know what the heck we are taking (even if we know what we are taking, not knowing how much of what we are taking is bad news). I would refer you to my top nootropics list for a much better list of options in the nootropic supplement arena.