Neuro Review: Rush & Rest

I consider myself a smart guy, but I seem to be oblivious to a few things out there. Neuro drinks used to be one of them, but now they have become fast favorites of mine, especially as a graduate student. There are four main drinks, and this review looks at Neuro Sonic: a pick-me-up, and Nuero Bliss: a chillaxer.

411 on Neuro Bliss

First up is Neuro Bliss. Let’s get the technical ingredients out the way first. Neuro Bliss contains hydroxytryptophan, which makes you feel drowsy without tiredness, and L-theanine, an amino acids that promote relaxation and a calm feeling. It’s lightly carbonated and flavored.

Does Neuro Bliss Work?

For me it does. It’s best used under stressful or irritated circumstances. I tried one when I was feeling stressed about not finished a data drilldown/analysis so I used it then. The best descriptor I can give is I felt a rush of euphoria and focus-ness. Needless to say I finished my task in an uplifted mood.

411 on Neuro Sonic

Next up is Nuero Sonic, a lightly caffeinated drink that also contains taurine, carnitine, theanine for enhancing mental function, and resveratrol for heart health.

Does Neuro Sonic Work?

If you know me, I’m an avid coffee drinker, I do so much in a day that the boost helps immensely. I substituted Neuro Sonic for coffee this morning and I felt awake and alert.

Bottom Line

Because everyone’s body chemistry is different, results will of course vary. I’m usually a bit of a skeptic on stuff like this, but I can honestly report in my circumstances these were helpful and did exactly what they advertised. I would recommend them; they come in cool bottles and helps you get through different parts of the day. There are two more mainstream Nuero Drinks (all taste like likely carbonated / flavored water) so I’m looking forward to trying those out too. The only downside is the price, with each currently $2.50 a bottle.

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zerolockedMario Adkins is a senior at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). When not drawing or playing his favorite video games, he can be found on campus facilitating programs and events as both a resident assistant and vice president of membership for GVSU’s OΔK Circle–a national leadership honor society. Follow him on Twitter @zerolocked.