Last Updated: September 11, 2020
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What happens when you take the most potent (legal) memory enhancer – Noopept – and add in a couple of 'clean' stimulants such as Guarana for powerful motivation and mental drive, and a handful of neuro-protectants, and focus boosting plant extracts? The answer is LumUltra - a Noopept based 'super pill' promising to help you develop a smarter, calmer, more focused mind after just 30 days use. But does it work?... Well your emails and reviews seemed to agree with our judging panel who were quick to fall in love with this new 'daily essential'.


Last Updated: September 16, 2020

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Background Check

We’ve been getting quite a few requests to review Excelerol, and it’s also been on our “to-review” list for a very long time. Excelerol is one of the more popular (as well as one of the most successful) brain supplements available on the market. It’s gotten its roots in all the right places, and today, it’s being distributed by so many online (and even offline) retailers. It’s a very popular option in the market, containing great ingredients like ALCAR, Ginkgo, and Guarana.

Under first impressions, Excelerol reminded us a little too much of the Limitless pill. “What if you could access the full 100% of your brain?” Sure, like we’ve never heard that before! Excelerol’s website was a little reminiscent of Evo Pill’s website. It seems like these manufacturers are focusing a little too much on trying to get you to buy, that they aren’t paying too much attention to the wild unrealistic claims they make.

While at first glance, it seemed like Excelerol’s site was full of useful informative information, it didn’t take us too long to discover that a lot of the info they use/link to are either to tests that were conducted many years ago, or tests that actually only showed small correlations between the ingredient and improvements in the brain. We also failed to see a supplement facts label on their website, which is really quite questionable. Why hide something as simple as your ingredients?

Also, this is a big one: we seem to have found that the video testimonials Excelerol uses at the bottom of their page are FAKE. While it probably wouldn’t be the first time a company has used paid actors to create testimonials for them, what does it say about a company when they don’t even bother changing these actors’ names? Bob Levitan, Personal Trainer? Yeah, right.

“Excelerol – America’s #1 brain supplement –
is scientifically formulated to support
memory, focus, concentration, and alertness.”

Formula Highlights

Supplement Facts:
Vitamin B12 1250 mcg
Niacin (as Niaciniamide) 5 mcg
Proprietary Formulation 350 mg:
Guarana Extract, Kola Nut Extract, DMAE, Acetyl L-Carnitine,
Bacopa Monnieri Extract, Peppermint Oil, Tulsi Extract, Green Tea Extract,
Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Rhodiola Extract, Phosphatidylserine, L-Tyrosine,
White Tea Extract, Black Tea Extract, Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine,
Citicoline, Huperzine Extract

We were able to find Excelerol’s formula via Google Images. Never underestimate the power of Google.

At first glance, you’ll notice that the large majority of Excelerol’s ingredients are actually hidden under a proprietary blend. With all the claims they’re throwing around, the easiest way to check whether or not it’ll be able to perform would be by having a look at the ingredients’ milligrams. So why hide it? Unless of course the manufacturers don’t want us to be checking…

Excelerol’s ingredients are a long list (which may negatively affect potency), but for the most part, we’re kind of okay with their choice of ingredients. With two exceptions, the formula is solid. However, we really would have decided to keep DMAE out of the formula, as it’s an ingredient that has been banned in Australia, Canada, and a few other countries due to a very alarming study linking its use to cell and tissue death.

The other thing we would have changed would be Huperzine extract. While not everyone will agree, Huperzine quickly builds up a tolerance in the body, making it less effective when used continuously. In most cases, this means that you’re going to need to stop taking the supplement for 1-2 days every week to keep its effectiveness.

Key Ingredients:

Ginkgo Biloba: America’s best-selling herbal supplement that helps benefit the brain in two ways: improved blood flow to tissues and organs, and as an antioxidant preventing oxidative damage to cells. Ginkgo is believed to greatly help with memory and concentration, while also working on reducing brain fog. In studies, Ginkgo has also shown to prevent age-related decline and similar brain illnesses.

Acetyl L-Carnitine: The “enhanced” version of Carnitine that not only aids in fat burn, but also offers benefits to the brain due to its ability to cross the brain-blood barrier. It aids in the production of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for improving memory, learning, problem-solving ability, and general cognition.

Guarana: Having one of the highest concentrations of caffeine, Guarana is an incredibly potent natural energy booster. It has in studies been shown to improve mental performance as well as alertness, and even has a very positive effect for mood. Guarana also has a positive effect in aiding weight loss and works synergistically with L-Theanine for a calm energy experience.

Again, Excelerol’s formula is actually pretty good. While we would have liked those two changes we mentioned, and perhaps it could also use a bump in potency by removing some nonessential ingredients, the manufacturers made some good choices in their ingredients.

Rating: 17/20

Effects and Benefits

A handful of us at the office decided to put Excelerol through our 30-day trial. All of those who participated had to take Excelerol and no other supplements (other than a multi-vit and fish oil) continuously for the entire duration.

Excelerol was mostly good as immediately from the get-go, you could already tell that something was working. There were some mild increases to focus and concentration, allowing us to get productive for short periods. Excelerol in some also seemingly lifted brain fog, meaning trying to solve complex problems and brainstorming for ideas also became reportedly very easy for the test group.

Furthermore, Excelerol also helped slightly with problem solving, however, the decreased brain fog probably had something to do here too. Whenever faced with tough analytical dilemmas and especially in group activities, it was very easy to work cooperatively and get things done.

The greatest area however that showed noticeable improvement was mood and the lack of anxiety. The testers that took Excelerol found after approximately the first week less time was spend worrying about uncontrollable problems. Stress and anxiety can cripple a person’s energy levels, confidence, performance, relationship and sex life, and we are all exposed to a little of it. So, if a nootropic carries properties likely to lower stress levels we always recommend going with it. The general improvements made just by alleviating a little stress from one’s life can be shocking.

On its ability to lift mood we would normally recommend Excelerol. At the price point however I think there is a lot better out there.

There were also some improvements in memory, however, they were slight.

Overall, our experiences with Excelerol were good. Not great, but good. Excelerol managed to perform well in just about every aspect, but it wasn’t breaking any barriers or revolutionizing the industry in any way. It’s just your above average brain supplement.

Rating: 16/20

Potential Side Effects

Side effects we could report from our month with Excelerol were some slight headaches and anxiety. This isn’t too major, but could be potentially caused by dehydration. Please keep yourself adequately hydrated when on Excelerol.

Again, we’d like to remind you that Excelerol contains DMAE, so please check if it’s allowed in your country first before ordering.

Due to the inclusion of Huperzine Extract in the formula, you cannot take Excelerol daily. For best results, we advise you to cycle it off for two days every week.

Rating: 17/20

Pricing Options

While it may seem like a 90-capsule supply is only $39.90, do not be fooled: this is a monthly subscription – and for the first month ONLY. After that the price returns to a staggering $89.20! We’ve reports of people getting into subscription plans with Excelerol and even other similar brain pills where they would need to go through so much trouble to get out. It’s definitely not worth the hassle or the potential security risk.

The true cost for Excelerol is actually $99.90, which is very expensive considering there are much better alternatives out there. Don’t forget that you are going to have to pay for shipping as well, so that would be another $10 on top.

There seems to be a guarantee, but there have been reports online where Excelerol has certain conditions for that guarantee, and not all people can actually get their money back.

Rating: 14/20

Online Reviews

Opinions online regarding Excelerol are rather mixed. While some do call them out for their tacky marketing and them trying too hard to be the Limitless pill, there are a lot of people who can agree that Excelerol does work too.

User Review by sylyep on

I just finished my first 90 day supply of Excelerol and I gotta say I really like this stuff! Since I am NOT a morning person, I take it first thing in the morning. It usually takes me quite awhile to fully wake up & get moving, but I’ve noticed a nice surge of energy which makes it easier to get up and motivated. I feel alert without feeling “amped up” or wired. If I have an afternoon meeting scheduled, then I’ll take a 2nd pill before lunch, which keeps me clear headed for the rest of the day and even keeps me motivated for my evening 6 mile runs. Since some days I take 2, it did not last me the full 90 days, but I feel so satisfied with this product that I just placed another order. I also enjoy the peppermint flavor!

User Review by Mina Rose on

I had nothing to lose here in my opinion and wanted to see if this product would help me, so I gave it a try. I started out with taking one capsule with breakfast. The capsule was very easy to swallow and I didn’t experience any kind of side effects. I didn’t feel jittery, shaky, or paranoid. I took the second with lunch, and the third with dinner. I found I definitely had more energy that I was use to, but figured it would take a few weeks to see the long terms affects.

After taking this product for about two and half weeks, I did notice that I was becoming more alert as well as becoming better at remembering things. I was able to sit with the kids and help with their homework and keep my attnetion directed towards it. After taking it for two and a half weeks, I still had no adverse effects from it and only seen results.

I am now at three and a half weeks into taking this product and I couldn’t be more happier with the results of this. This is definitely something that I needed and I am so happy I had the opportunity to try this. I can’t wait to see the long term effects of taking this item, perhaps I will have more progress with it.

User Review by Mechaila Najarro on

I tried this, because of all the 5-star reviews. But I’ve used a full box now, and didn’t notice any difference in how I felt. I took one a day, every morning, as soon as I got up (because it says take on an empty stomach), for 90 days. After the first few weeks, I debated taking it more often, because the instructions in the box say you can take 1-2 up to 4 times a day, but I wanted to go by the description on Amazon, which calls this a “90 day” supply. So I wanted to make sure it lasted me 90 days, and many reviewers did say that 1 pill at a time helps them. To be fair, I didn’t feel anything “bad” either, no upset stomach or trouble sleeping. Just nothing at all. Same as taking regular vitamins.

And no, I’m not going to argue with any Excelerol supporters, as I noticed some like to do here (which I find to be rather suspicious. If it worked for YOU, that’s great. But based on my personal experience, this was a complete waste of time and money, so I can’t recommend it.

User Review by Natalia on

This product has MANY side effects. I was able to take it only 2 days. I could not believe that Excelerol includes only natural ingredients. I felt myself as I would under some drugs or psychostimulants. I am absolutely healthy 35-year old woman. I do not have any physical or mental problems. I have made the decision to try that product in order to improve my ability to memorize information as much as possible during studying process. However, instead of that I have had terrible headache, giddiness, sickness, and feeling of inexplicable anxiety. When I stop to take Excelerol, that symptoms disappeared. I was very disappointed. I thought that it was my personal reaction and offered this product to my husband during his preparation to a very important exam. He tried to do his best for this preparation and that was the reason why he agreed. He is also an absolutely healthy 38-year old man. At the end of the first day of taking this product he had the same symptoms, even worth: driving a car he suddenly moved in a red signal. We were very scary. It have never happened before. My husband even could not explain how it could happen. He felt high anxiety and overexcitation that is the only explanation of that situation. The awareness of dangerous of that situation was terrible. It was last time when my husband took Excelerol. Money was thrown away.

Rating: 16/20

RECAP: Pro’s vs Con’s

– Great mood boosting properties noted by testers
– Readily available through many online and offline retailers
– Mostly good ingredients used
– Effects are well-rounded

– Tacky, bad marketing (using actors)
– No useful or clear information actually give on website
– Ridiculous at $99.90 a month
– Reports of not acknowledging their guarantee
– No supplement facts provided or clear milligrams of ingredients
– Needs to be cycled due to inclusion of Huperzine A
– Inclusion of DMAE means its illegal in some countries

Our Verdict

In most cases, you can really tell the amount of work that’s been put into a supplement by just how their website looks and feels like. In the case of Excelerol, they use overhyped, sensationalized marketing that is not only tacky, but is also really bad. They use actors for their testimonials and don’t even bother changing their names. Really, it’s insulting to their customers’ intelligence. How dumb do they think we are?

The formula itself is solid, using mostly good ingredients. However, we stand our ground that neither DMAE nor Huperzine Extract should be in the formula for reasons listed above. The formula could also benefit from some increased potency if they just cut down the number of filler ingredients they have.

Overall, the effects are good… they show a notable increase to memory, mood, focus, and clarity. But that’s just it. The effects are good. They’re not groundbreaking in any way, and in most cases were very slight, but definitely not matching to the sensationalized claims they’re making on their website.

For the price of $99.90, you’re better off spending your money elsewhere as there are much better options out there for a fraction of the price. Overall, Excelerol is good. But it’s not something worth raving about.


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