My Review: Youthful Brain (2023) – Scam Or Really Works?

My Review: Youthful Brain (2020) - Scam Or Really Works?

It's time to review Youthful Brain by Vitality Now – a cognitive product that looks quite questionable:

  • unclear formula
  • very high price
  • potentially dangerous

So could this supplement be a scam

And is it worth buying – despite its huge cost?

I tried to dig really deep into it, so here's the truth I discovered about it (+ video).

Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Youthful Brain.

Review Summary

Full Name: Youthful Brain by Vitality Now

Product Type: Cognitive supplement

Best Actual Price: $65/bottle

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website

Designed For: Memory and brain health support – it claims to:

  • boost mental clarity
  • reignite an aging brain
  • support optimal brain function

My Rating: 4 out of 10

Recommended?: Certainly not – it's not worth it at all:

  • weak formula with no doses given out
  • high risk of side effects
  • very expensive

If you want a better choice, I recommend a cheaper product with a much stronger formula.


What I Liked About It

  • Only requires 2 pills/day
  • Many authentic customer opinions available online
  • Some users were really satisfied about it
  • Easy to find in big retailers


What I Didn't Like About It

  • Most ingredients are listed together in a blend (no individual doses)
  • Vitamin B12 is severely overdosed
  • Pills are pretty thick and large
  • Enough complaints about its price/effect
  • High risk of side effects
  • Very expensive overall



Youthful Brain – A Quick Overview

Vitality Now's supplement isn't a classic nootropic.

That's because it's mostly designed for memory and attention – not for anxiety, cognitive development, etc.

But other than that, it's not an amazing product.

And it all starts with its formula:

  1. It doesn't give out the exact quantity of each ingredient.
  2. Instead, they're labeled together as a mix.
  3. We are only told the overall quantity of the mix.
  4. But even that one is pretty low (for 4 different ingredients).

So given this major problem, it's obvious that Youthful Brain isn't a high-quality supplement.

If it was – it would surely have a more clear formula (and higher doses probably).

And obviously, it doesn't look good from other points of view either (price, side effects, feedback).

That's why it's not a supplement I would recommend right now.



#1 – Claims & Producer

I will start by giving you some general info on this product:

  • how it works
  • what kind of issues it's designed for
  • who is the producer behind it
1. Claims

According to its official description – Youthful Brain brings “time travel in a capsule”:

In other words – it's meant to maintain a healthy and fresh brain.

It also claims to have several “bright benefits”:

Now – given the significant issues of its formula, I doubt these claims are true.

Youthful Brain surely helps in some degree.

But it's definitely not better than many cognitive supplements.

So I personally cannot guarantee that it does what it claims.

2. Company Behind

Youthful Brain is made by a brand called Vitality Now:

  • it's an American company
  • it has 2 main products (Youthful Brain & Essential Sunshine)
  • it has a good reputation overall

So in terms of trustworthiness, you can buy from Vitality Now without any worries.

It's not the kind of company that would scam you.



#2 – Formula (4 out of 10)

This is by far the biggest issue of Youthful Brain:

  • extremely weak composition
  • all ingredients are listed together in a blend
  • probably very low doses in most ingredients
  • one compound is clearly overdosed

So judging after its formula – Youthful Brain isn't going to help much.

In fact, it might even cause some serious side effects (due to the overdosed ingredient).

But let's take a closer look at its compounds.

1. Vitamin B12 (1000 mcg)

This vitamin is essential in terms of cognitive benefits:

  • promotes mental strength
  • increases focus and attention
  • boosts cognitive function [1]

Plus – Youthful Brain contains the stronger version (methylcobalamin vs plain cyancobalamin).

But that's all the good news.

Because the main problem of this ingredient is its dose.

1000 mcg is way too much – in fact, I haven't seen such a high quantity in any nootropic.

That's why the risk of side effects is extremely high due to this ingredient's dose.

2. Clear Mind Formula (280 mg)

Basically – this is a proprietary blend made from several ingredients:

  1. Bacopa Monnieri – it's one of the best herbs for focus and attention. [2]
  2. Phosphatidylserine – improves cognition and memory.
  3. Ginkgo Biloba – it's the bets herb for brain circulation.
  4. Huperzine A – it's an extract meant to improve cognition. [3]

Now – there are 2 main problems about this blend:


Truth is – many products list all their ingredients as a blend in order to hide their doses.

Obviously, that's usually because those doses are extremely low.

Given there are only 400 mg of blend – there could be at most about 100 mg of each ingredient.

And in most of them, 100 isn't enough for any major benefit.

That's why Youthful Brain's formula is very weak and disappointing.


Overall – this supplement's composition doesn't look good at all:

  • no doses for most ingredients
  • one compound is severely overdosed
  • weak combination overall

So given this formula, I couldn't possibly recommend Youthful Brain.

Not to mention that it's extremely overpriced (considering its value).



#3 – Pills & Dosage (8 out of 10)

Here's what you should know about Youthful Brain at this chapter.

1. The Pills

This supplement doesn't use the typical gelatin capsules.

Instead – its pills are formulated as tablets, which can be a downside:

  • thicker larger dimensions
  • taste can be sour
  • pretty hard to swallow

I'm personally not a fan of tablets – because they're harder to take on the long term.

2. The Dosage

Youthful Brain does have an advantage at this chapter.

That's because it doesn't have a maximum recommended dosage (it's the same as the standard one):

  • label recommends taking 2 pills/day
  • there's no maximum serving size

In other words – some products recommend taking between 2-4 pills/day.

Obviously, for best results, you should go for the highest one.

But that's not the case here – since the standard and maximum serving size are the same.

So you can't really question that.



#4 – Results (7 out of 10)

In order to show you how this product works – I analyzed its customer feedback.

In this way, you could see whether it helps in reality or not.

Note: I only considered authentic reviews, not promotional ones.

1. Positive Opinions

I checked out Youthful Brain's reviews on Amazon.

This product has an average rating of 3.7 stars/5 (and about 180 reviews).

These are not some excellent numbers overall – but they're far from bad as well:

  1. Some say it really helped them with focus.
  2. Others claim it's really effective for a better attention.
  3. Many older customers praise its brain anti-aging benefits.

Basically – this supplement has lots of satisfied users behind.

But it also has enough serious complaints.

2. Negative Opinions

Most unsatisfied users criticize this supplement for issues like:

  1. Side effects
  2. Very high price
  3. No mental improvement

There are some users who even call it a scam (because it didn't help and it also cost them a lot of money).

Now – the product is delivered safely and you're not charged more money.

So it's not a scam from this point of view.

But it surely does not work for enough customers.


Youthful Brain has mixed reviews overall:

  • some of its users were very satisfied
  • others said it was totally useless

However, for a cognitive supplement – it's far from a potent (and safe one).

So if you want to spend your money wisely, I recommend a much better alternative.




#5 – Side Effects (4 out of 10)

As I mentioned, this supplement has a few problems at this chapter:

  • huge dose of Vitamin B12
  • (probably) very low doses in other ingredients

Now – there are 280 mg in the proprietary blend.

But we can't tell which ingredient comes in the highest per cent (not even if they're all equal).

That's why it's really hard to tell about the potential side effects.

However, the only compound with a given dose is Vitamin B12:

  • there are 1000 mcg overall
  • that's the highest dose I have seen in a supplement

Now – this vitamin can cause side effects like nausea, headaches, cramps, etc. (but only when overdosed).

Since this is the case in Youthful Brain, it's totally possible.

That's probably why this product has so many complaints when it comes to side effects.



#6 – Price (3 out of 10)

Youthful Brain is one of the priciest nootropics I know.

That's mostly because its actual value is way beneath its current price.

1. The Exact Price

The easiest way to get this product is through its official website:

  1. Standard price is $64.95/bottle.
  2. Shipping is also free.
  3. Price gets better if you buy several bottles at once.
  4. For a 2 months supply, price is $59.95/bottle.
  5. For a 4 months supply, price is $49.95/bottle.

Basically – the lowest price you can get for this product is $50/bottle.

Given its really weak formula and low doses, that's a literally huge price.

So it's definitely not worth it at all.

2. Competitors' Price

I only want to compare Youthful Brain with my #1 recommended nootropic.

I'm talking about a product called Mind Lab Pro:

  1. Youthful Brain has a really poor formula (especially in terms of doses).
  2. Mind Lab Pro's ingredients are excellent, on the other hand.
  3. Youthful Brain costs $65/bottle normally.
  4. In the best case, you can get it for about $50.
  5. On the other hand, Mind Lab Pro's standard price is $65/bottle.
  6. If you buy several bottles at once, it's going to cost around $49/bottle.

Basically – Mind Lab Pro has a much lower price and a way better formula.

On the opposite, Youthful Brain is pretty bad at both chapters.

So it's clearly which of these 2 products would make a better choice overall.


Youthful Brain is definitely not worth the money.

Its formula is pretty poor – but even so, it's extremely expensive.

So it's not a supplement I would recommend at any time.




#7 – Availability (9 out of 10)

Luckily, Youthful Brain is a supplement that you can find quite easily.

It's mostly sold in 2 places:

  1. Its official website
  2. Amazon

Now – Amazon might seem like the most comfortable option for most people.

However, it doesn't offer any discounts for larger quantities (as the official website does).

Plus – the formula listed in the photos there is a bit different.

That's why I suggest buying from this product from its official website.

I don't recommend it as a nootropic, though.

But if you necessarily want to get it – better go for the official website.



#8 – Final Conclusions

Here's how I would sum up my opinion on Youthful Brain (in 3 ideas).

1. Terrible Composition

As I said – this product has a very poor formula:

  • most ingredients are underdosed
  • they don't even have the exact quantity listed
  • overall formula is pretty weak

Keep in mind that a supplement should give out the doses for each of its ingredients.

If they're listed together as a blend – it's usually a sign the individual doses are very low.

2. Potentially Dangerous

Despite most ingredients are underdosed – one of them is actually overdosed (Vitamin B12).

That's why the risk of side effects is very high.

Keep this in mind before going for this product.

3. Very Overpriced

Considering what it contains, Youthful Brain is very expensive.

In fact – it's extremely overpriced for its real value.

If you ask me, it should cost anywhere over $25/bottle.



#9 – My Video Review



My Verdict – Worth It Or Not?

Short answer: Definitely not.

I wouldn't necessarily call it a scam – but I don't see it as a quality product either:

  1. Formula is very unclear (especially in terms of doses).
  2. One ingredient is severely overdosed.
  3. Has a higher risk of side effects than most nootropics.
  4. It's way too expensive overall.

So at this point – there's no way I could recommend Youthful Brain.

Instead, my advice is to stay away from it because there are many better alternative.

My top recommendation is a product called Mind Lab Pro:

  • excellent formula with high doses
  • more affordable
  • effective for both memory and anxiety/depression

Right now, Mind Lab Pro is the best alternative I know in terms of nootropics.

So it's surely what I would go for (instead of Youthful Brain).

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Oltea Roman is a registered pharmacist with a long experience in the health field. She graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has studies in Cosmetology, Dermatology, Toxicology and several others. She has a 2 years experience as a retail pharmacist. You can connect with her via Linkedin or email.

Last updated: January 6, 2023

10 thoughts on “My Review: Youthful Brain (2023) – Scam Or Really Works?

  1. Hi. To those reading this comment, I hope that you have yet to buy this product. I say so because I have actually fallen for this scam. The product itself is pathetic and useless. I’m a teacher teaching high school students for almost 20 years now. Age is slowly catching up to me and so I decided to try this product. Instead of helping me boost clarity, it caused nausea and headache which only hampered my work. I took this for two months but since the side effect only got worse, I stopped taking it. I know I should stop but I really want to improve my memory because as a teacher, memory and skillset is one of our capitals.

    1. Hello Connie! I’m Angelica. I’m sorry for your unfortunate experience. No one should be scammed nor ever feel like they were cheated. I salute all teachers for their hard work and contribution. Its truly understandable why you would persist. However, if you or anyone for that matter feels any discomfort, discontinuing the use must be done immediately before any more damage happens. If I may, I really suggest that you use Zenith’s Brain C-13 instead–a product known for its effectiveness in boosting memory and cognition. As a teacher, your memory and cognition is really an important asset. Using vitamins is also a good option. Vitamins are essential to the body and there’s a lot of study indicating its importance to our brain. Aside from that, adding these steps to improve your memory and prevent memory loss is recommended. I know for sure that these steps are pretty easy to do as I also follow it. Any of this options will do and it’s totally up to whatever you decide. Take care always!

  2. I have been using cognitive products for years now. I have tried numerous. Some worked while some didn’t. Now, although there were some that worked, like Neuriva, I wasn’t really satisfied by the result. There weren’t much improvement for me. Don’t get me wrong because while it helped to somehow boost my brain clarity, it wasn’t on par with what I was paying for. So, I made the decision to once again switch to a product which I though more beneficial to me and fitting to my needs. But that is one heck of a bad choice. I switched to this product because trust me, the advertisements and the comments were amazing–enough to make me believe. Though it was pricey, I had faith on this.

    Reality on the other hand proved me wrong. It was pricey but did not really do me any good. To the comment above, I regret that I wasn’t able to come across your comment before purchasing this product. I also experienced some cramping and headache but still persisted in drinking because it was expensive. Now, my only advise to you is don’t be like me. If you feel any adverse effect, stop immediately. I overdosed but thank God I am fine now. One piece of advice, always check the label because this one has a real problem with disclosing its dosage and ingredients

    1. Hey Zion, Angelica here. I’m sincerely sorry for what you experienced with this product. Definitely, if you feel any discomfort, the usage of the products causing the side effect must be stopped immediately. While I do understand why you did what you did, health is more important than money. Also, do not purchase a product with questionable labels and claims. But although we must be responsible for our actions, I truly believe that the companies that sells counterproductive product that can harm people must be the one sanctioned. There are a wide array of legit and working supplements out there. I truly hope that this not damper your attitude of finding the most useful and product for you. Vitamins and natural remedies are also alternatives that brings great changes. Vitamins are essential for our memory and cognition while the natural remedies such as the steps done to prevent memory loss is quite easy to access and doable. I hope this helps and I truly hope that you are feeling much better now.

  3. Hey Olly. This product actually worked for me. I took it as instructed and then after 3 months, the result shows. My mind is much clearer now and it functions the way it does when I was 30 (I’m 35 now). Memorizing is much easier for me now. On the other hand, I feel like I still need to do more to protect my eyes instead of just relying on supplements, can you help me on this? I’ll be waiting eagerly for your reply!

    1. Hey there, Simone, this is Angelica. I’m glad that this product works well for you! Of course, for a product to truly work, we must also put in efforts. And so, I think that this guide is just what you are looking for. This are just some of the things that is highly effective and you can do at virtually no cost. Hope you find this useful!

  4. The claim of this product is really too good to be true given that the ingredients listed is suspicious. I’m so glad that I did not checkout my order for this. Reading the comments above, I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. Though looking for supplements for the brain is quite tedious for me, researching to avoid being scammed is more important. Thanks for this.

    1. Hello, Harriett. There are actually a lot of feedbacks about its dubious label/ingredients. In fact, all I can say is that there are a lot of better and recommendable products available to the market. In fact, we highly recommend the Brain C-13 by Zenith. It has one of the best formula and great overall quality for its price–basically a bargain. You can actually look it up in the link embedded here. For the things and products that we take and use, we must be informed and aware of what it contains and what its effects are.

  5. Out of all the comments here, I don’t see one that is positive. Why?

    I tried this product and it worked. My mind is much more sharper now like when I was in my senior year (I’m in the univ now). I’m using this for months now and I don’t experience any side effects. Tho it’s true that the label is somewhat lacking, I don’t care. The money that I spend for this is worth it. If it doesn’t work, why not use a more natural remedy? I’m thinking of using one too because its more beneficial to the body. Anyway, that’s your opinion/experience and not mine.

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