Drink Neuro: Functional Beverage Review

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Neuro Functional Beverages are a line of beverages designed to assist a person with various aspects of daily functioning.

Breaking News: Neuro recently was sued by The City of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County for false advertisement. Neuro agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and to change the language concerning the functionality of their beverages. Source.

They do this by including herbs and other ingredients believed to induce certain life-altering effects. Neuro has been around since 2009 and at one time had a wide array of functional offerings.

Historically, here was the Neuro product line:

  • Neuro Bliss (mood enhancement)
  • Neuro Sport (fitness enhancement)
  • Neuro Sonic (mental performance)
  • Neuro Sleep (sleep enhancement)
  • Neuro Trim (weight loss support)
  • Neuro Gasm (changed to Neuro Passion 2012) (body performance)
  • Neuro Supreme– (“best kept secret”)
  • Neuro Aqua– (alkalize the body’s pH)
  • Neuro Sun– (vitamin D supplement).
  • Neuro Daily– (immune support)

Unfortunately, consumer spending speaks loudly and many of the Neuros didn’t survive. Either they did not function well enough for consumers to keep buying them or there just wasn’t enough demand for the function intended.

Now only 4 Neuro Functional Drinks remain.

Current Neuro Line Up

  1. Neuro Sonic
  2. Neuro Sleep
  3. Neuro Bliss
  4. Neuro Daily

In addition to trimming down their product line, Neuro has introduced a couple flavor variations to their most popular functional categories.

I was recently sent their newest product line by the company to review and here’s what I thought of each.

Taste

In general, all Neuro Drinks are fruit flavored and lightly sweetened. All are carbonated except for Sleep.

Bliss

Both the White Raspberry and the Summer Citrus Berry flavors are crisp and light. Their sweetness is enhanced with artificial sweeteners and the taste of these comes through just slightly.

Of the two, I like the Bliss flavor, Summer Citrus Berry the best.

Sonic

Sonic has stronger carbonation than Bliss, but the fruit flavors are equally as light. Again, the artificial sweetener taste comes through slightly as an aftertaste.

Sonic comes in two flavors and I think Super Fruit Infusion is just “ok” but Blood Orange Passion is a great tasting drink.

Sleep

Sleep is non-carbonated and comes in two flavors; Mellow Mango and Tangerine Dream.

Both have an appealing fruit flavor but Tangerine Dream reminded me of the juice barrels I drank as a kid. They always had that strange aftertaste. Mello Mango is best in the Sleep category.

Daily

Daily only comes in one flavor and it’s a great one at that. Tangerine Citrus is a nicely flavored beverage with just a hint of artificial sweetener coming through.

Neuro Functional Ingredients

Each Neuro Drink has a few ingredients that are believed to serve a purpose, some of them are based on scientific evidence while others have more “traditional” evidence for their use.

Bliss

  • L-Theanine: This amino acid also found in tea has a calming effect.
  • Alpha GPC: Believed to improve thinking skills.
  • Chamomile: Used traditionally for its calming and soothing properties.
  • Phosphatidylserine: Believed to moderate the body’s reaction to stress.

Sonic

  • Caffeine: A stimulant of the brain and body.
  • L-theanine: Produces a calming alertness.
  • Alpha GPC: Believed to improve thinking skills.
  • Phosphatidylserine: Believed to moderate the body’s reaction to stress.
Look here to find out how many Neuro Sonics would be deadly caffeine-wise.

Sleep

  • L-Theanine: This amino acid also found in tea has a calming effect.
  • Melatonin: Hormone responsible for inducing sleep.
  • 5 HTP: Shown effective for treating insomnia.

Daily

Vitamins D, A, C, and E as well as selenium and zinc. All of these are believed to be needed for proper immune function.

Does Neuro Work?

First of all, this comes with a huge disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

Just as the research behind some of the ingredients listed above had mixed results, so will Neuro’s effectiveness. Some people respond better to these ingredients than do others.

Neuro Bliss

I think one would truly need to be in a stressful situation to fully evaluate Bliss. My life is pretty stress-free so all that I can say is it did have relaxing properties, but whether or not it could prevent someone from going over the edge would be better tested by someone else.

Neuro Sonic

By energy drink standards, Sonic is on the mild side. With just 100mg of caffeine, it provides some level of alertness, but not the level avid caffeine users would be accustomed to. The L-theanine helps boost Sonic’s effects, which is nice.

Neuro Sleep

I drank Sleep about 30 minutes prior to wanting to go to bed, but I couldn’t even finish an episode of Modern Family before dozing off. I slept well too. I awoke feeling very rested. Of the 4, I believe Neuro Sleep functions the best.

Neuro Daily

Daily is a bit hard to evaluate as the immune system’s health involves many factors and the only way to evaluate its functioning is its ability to fight and stave off disease.  Daily’s ingredients are useful but whether or not one bottle daily would be effective or not is questionable.

The Four Left Standing

So I think what we have here are the 4 best Neuro Drinks after consumers voted with their wallets.

10 functional drinks have been narrowed down to just the 4 that consumers were the most interested in.

If you are new to Neuro, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in any of these 4 as long as you remember my disclaimer above.

Have you tried any of the Neuro Functional Drinks? What did you think?

If you can’t find Neuro Drinks in your area you can buy them online here.

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.

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  • Kelly

    I’ve been trying the NeuroSonic drinks for abit a week now as I’ve been going to school full time and working 30 hour weeks. I must say that the neurosonic has done a fine job of keeping me awake but not to jittery to focus. However this has been the case only if I have one bottle through out most of the day, if I just slam it down in a few hours hello jitters then hello lovely crash.

  • Rene

    I just stumbled across this blog this morning after trying to learn a little about the Neuro Sleep drink I took last night.

    It is difficult to say whether or not the drink did its intended effect on me because I had jogged a little earlier in the night, and I had used some other substance that could potentially make you sleepy (and hungry).

    I did feel drowsy, so im assuming the Neuro Sleep did have some part in that, so I will be trying it again.

  • sally

    warning:these drinks taste disgusting.

  • fake finder

    you know you shouldnt steal reviews and try to pass them on as your own. http://blog.drinkneuro.com/2010/05/11/drink-neuro-review-from-energyfiend-com/

  • ted

    @Fake finder- you might want to not quit your day job… that is our review posted as feedback on neuro’s website..

  • Martin

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Neuro Sonic flavour!
    My mind seems noticeably sharper and focused; although still not sure how much of this comes down to the so-called placebo effect, therefore remain sceptical regarding alleged health benefits. I am however pleased to have found this website, advertising the extended range of drinks, which I will endeavour to try soon, hopefully before the Tescos BOGOF deal ends.

  • Jeff

    I love these drinks but there is one thing you are crazy about. The neurosleep is the best one that works the best. I don’t know how you could’ve possibly gotten sick because this drink practically saves my life everynight when I can’t sleep. Beside that point I thinkthat most of the side affects are placebo. That being said i still love them but I’m curious to see if they are actually even better for you than energy drink. Anyway I love the concept of multiple functions rather than JUST energy

  • Jasmin

    What a peculiar thong these drinks really.I’ve only tried NeuroBliss and NeuroSonic.The taste is alright I like the bubbly feeling it leaves(: and I hadn’t payed much attention to the effects but I did read all the label.I came upon them at a Mi Rancho Supermarket by my house I was looking for some kind of drink that would quench my thirst,And came upon this cute rare bottle,manny different types and colors.I picked one up,and decided to try one(NeuroBliss)on the daily,I’m a happy person,maybe that’s why I didn’t feel anything special. But I’ve been wanting more and I can’t seem to find them in any local store ?

  • Rees

    I have tried them all, they actually do what they claim; I started with the Sleep, One swallow then waited half an hour then second swigg, twenty minutes later out like a light!

  • Kat

    Great review. I definitly agree on the Neurosleep. It took about an hour to take affect and then i had choppy hallucinations the rest of the night. It really freaked me out. Never having that again. Neurobliss is hands down the best! gave me a floating feeling.

  • Sarah

    So, I saw these for the first time in a convenience store today. Thought I would try the Neuro Sonic. I have no idea what you guys are talking about saying it hypes you up and everything. I drank it 30 minutes ago and it actually did not even seem to wake me up as much as a normal energy drink.Just didn’t seem to do, well anything. Might as well have had a cup of tea.

  • Lw

    I tried the neurosleep and after about an hour I started to feel my body relax and my eyelids get heavy. I slept well throughout the night and I usually wake contantly. I did not vomit or feel sick but I was a little groggy in the morning. I’d drink it again though.

  • bob

    I say just have a glass of wine instead of Nneurosleep. I had a glass of red wine and after about an hour I started to feel my body relax and my eyelids get heavy. To top it off red wine is good for you.

  • Prescilla

    Found them at walmart the bottle looked sexy lol, then read what it does and bought the bliss, sonic and sleep, I’m just about to finish my neuro sleep and I have to say Im about to crash. This morning I tried the sonic not knowing it has caffeine, I’ve been avoiding coffee for years because it makes me super tired and make my heart beat fast at the same time. I hate it that feeling. and never tried any energy drink in my life because I can’t handle it. I had an early morning class and 4 hours of sleep I was drinking it in class and I noticed I was…energetic and happy? I was weirded out. Anyways during my 2nd class I was reading the reviews here and found out it has caffeine, that’s why I was having panic attacks but I liked it! As long as I keep moving around I don’t feel the jitters I am really impressed. For a girl who can’t handle caffeine I’d say I’d drink this again just not the whole bottle.

  • Chelsea

    I was in the store around 8oclock tonight, feeling thirsty I decided to go to the fridges where the keep all the drinks, and I saw a line of pretty colored bottles, I read most of them, but didnt end up getting one, However now im thinking Hmmm… Maybe I should try one tomorrow. (Instead I got a sobee cranberry Grapefruit) But I want to try the mood booster, slim one, and work out one. However since I dont have a partner trying the gasm one would make no since :/ lol but thats okay.

  • Porsche

    I have the hardest time sleeping and staying asleep so when I saw the neuro sleep at the gas station i decided to try it. I drank only about a fourth of it and was out within ten min. It was kind of late and so I couldn’t tell if it really worked, so last night around eight pm while my husband and I were watching a movie I was drinking some more from my same bottle and I didn’t even make it half way through the movie and i was out cold. Deffinatly going to get this one again.

  • Kelly

    I LOVE neuro sleep. It never made me feel naseous. I share a bottle with my husband before bed almost every night and we both have very deep sleep. It definitely makes you feel sleepy and easily ready for bed. LOVE IT! My favorite neuro drink.

  • Jordan

    I’m borderline addicted to the Nuero Sonics. I have really low B12 and usually feel dead all the time, and these things make me feel great! And I never crash! Nuerogasms = amazing, not quite as great tasting as the Nuero sonics, but they make you feel good. I noticed the more active you are the better you feel. Haven’t tried the others yet, but I seriously feel like ever since I started drinking them they became popular at my university overnight! I should get paid for advertising lol

  • Shu

    Neurosleep was the best one i think… i slept for hours and felt like i slept for almost two days

  • Low

    I made the mistake of trying the NeuroBliss when I was sick:) I have never been more happy to lose hours at work to stay home and giggle while sneezing. The NeuroSonic gave me the motivation to be energized rather than loading me up with energy. I had no ill-effects after, or any sort of crash. The NeuroTrim did decrease my desire for food and increase my desire to get up and move as well as the NeuroSport. I bought a NeuroSleep when I was extremely tired but couldn’t relax enough to sleep, so I recommend that it not be used for a sleeping aid as much as a relaxer. I was able to relax and give in to sleep much more effectively afterward.

Last Modified: November 17, 2017