My Review: Youthful Brain (2020) – 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:

  1. NO INDIVIDUAL DOSES
  2. HUPERZINE A NEEDS TO BE CYCLED

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.


Conclusion

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.


Conclusion

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 MindMD:

  1. YB has a really poor formula (especially in terms of doses).
  2. MMD’s ingredients are excellent, on the other hand.
  3. YB costs $65/bottle normally.
  4. In the best case, you can get it for about $50.
  5. On the other hand, MMD’s standard price is $50/bottle.
  6. If you buy several bottles at once, it’s going to cost around $46/bottle.

Basically – MindMD 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.


Conclusion

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 MindMD:

  • excellent formula with high doses
  • great quality/price
  • effective for both memory and anxiety/depression

Right now, MindMD 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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References:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC4772032/

2 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC3153866/

3 – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-16364207/

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

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