Does Addrena Ace The Nootropic Test?
This nootropic is claimed to be a safe over-the-counter substitute for Adderall, a medication commonly used to treat ADHD – and also used as a smart drug and productivity enhancer.
Addrena is a natural alternative to Adderall that is ( the makers claim) scientifically-formulated to support strong mental focus, concentration and alertness, along with increased energy. It does this by stimulating the nervous system with a combination of brain boosters and supporting the availability of neurotransmitters, enzymes and adrenal hormones in the brain.
Unusually for a nootropic, this supplement also supports fat loss due to its combination of natural stimulants, appetite suppressants and thermogenics.
But does it do the job when put to the test? We find out.
What’s in Addrena’s Formula?
Addrena lists the following on its website, but doesn’t disclose the quantities of each, or if this is an exhaustive list of ingredients:
Guarana, bitter orange, yohimbe bark extract, choline dihydrogen citrate, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa extract, acetyl-l-tyrosine, caffeine, dimethylaminoethanol, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, piperine, white willow bark extract, vinpocetine and huperzine.
Directions for Use
According to the manufacturer, one pill per day is enough for most people, and newcomers can even start with half a pill as its formula is so powerful. Some users chose to take two tablets of Addrena per day, although the manufacturer recommends taking no more than this.
Unsurprisingly, Addrena’s website is packed full of testimonials claiming that Addrena is the closest they’ve come to replicating the effects of Adderall.
Improved energy is a big talking point here, along with the fact that it comes from natural sources like guarana, bitter orange extract and yohimbe extract rather than man made stimulants.
However, there is little feedback offered on the actual nootropic effects of this supplement, and whether or not it’s an effective brain booster.
Third party resources offer a number of warning signs people should bear in mind when considering this supplement.
Examples of this are that stimulants like yohimbine have been linked to cardiovascular issues like heightened blood pressure and even heart attacks and strokes – (currently its on the FDA’s dangerous ingredient list), and that by increasing bloodflow and metabolism they can actually make your brain cells work even harder.
The supplement is also criticised for not containing many of the powerful ingredients found in common nootropics, so its effectiveness remains in question from a nootropic point of view.
Where to Buy Addrena
Addrena can be purchased from the manufacturer at Addrena.com, where it costs $39.99 for 60 tablets (enough for up to two months).
Cash Back Guarantees/Return Policy
There doesn’t seem to be a money-back satisfaction guarantee attached to this product.
In a few words….. Give this one a miss… quite simply it contains a potentially dangerous ingredient in Yohimbine…. this is banned in some countries and although still legally available in the US, is currently on the FDA’s dangerous ingredient list due to it’s potential for causing some very nasty side effects..
These can include but is not limited too
- Erratic or racing heart rate (tachycardia)
- High Blood Pressure
- Renal Problems
The formula is also packed with stimulants… not good for all and will without doubt cause many to suffer the shakes or jitters – added to this, if you take too late in the day – a very sleepless night
Just one of these problems is good reason for avoiding Addrena…. but all of them…. Look Elsewhere – Thats Our Firm Recommendation