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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  • Jimbo

    I had neurosleep. I felt like i had a turkey dinner without the bloated feeling and the calories but all the tiredness. I did feel rested when I woke up.

  • NotSleepy

    the only product I tried was NeuroSleep, and it actually helped me. I start drinking it about a half hour before I want to go to sleep and within 15 minutes I start yawning. I only drink 1/3 to 1/2 of the bottle. I don’t chug it, I drink it slowly. The one time I had a slight wave of nausea was when I drank a little more than half the bottle.

  • Randy

    I drink a lot of the “neurosinic” but I’m finding a lot of inconsistency in this drink. Both with the flavor and with the color. Why. That really bothers me.

  • Meghan

    So a month or so ago I saw these at the local Walgreens and was desperately trying to find a drink that would help me focus before heading into micro biology lecture… Let me add that I also have ADD haha. It’s a struggle to get my brain to stop drifting off on me… I drank the Neuro Sonic and let me tell you, I was foooooocused. It’s quite possible I wrote a novel of notes in that one day. And I REMEMBER it! Usually with energy drinks I have bodily energy and maybe the caffeine aids in brain stimulation slightly, but I don’t remember the material I learned! I LOVE the NeuroSonic.

    I noticed though, today I seem to have like an acidic stomach feeling, or sour stomach? has anyone noticed this?? It may be from something else…

  • Nikki

    I’m loving all of the Neuro Drinks. Bliss, sonic and sleep have all worked for me. LOVE EM’!!!

  • I.P.M.

    My Two Favorite Neuro Drinks Bliss And Sonic Awsome Amazing Taste OwYeah YaBuddy Woooo OWWE Thats What.

  • homedog

    Neurosonic didn’t make me crash at all and its delicious

  • Harry

    Excellent writing.

  • Working after 20 minutes or so. Eyes are heavy.

  • Serena

    If you live anywhere that has a RaceTrack gas station they sell it in there!! I’ve also herd they’ve come out with neuro water and such which is not available at RaceTrack, so if you could do a review on it?? Thanks much!!

  • Jake

    My wife and I have tried most of these. Bliss is amazing but the most intense for me was sleep. I drank a 1/4 of this the other night and felt like I got hit in the head with a sledge hammer. I used to take ambient and it felt like the same effect on me. I loved it! My wife then tried some and felt the exact same. These drinks are so effective I worry that the fda might try to pull them from the shelf. We just got home from cleaning out the corner store of the bliss! We got sonic for the first time but havent tried it yet. Will update after my wifes head explodes

  • can kids drink neuro bliss? well i had nero-bliss today it me feel like i just two i had just ate three bowls of green chili and four chocolate pies i feel stuffed and i did not eate anything

  • meghan i have notice the stomache i dont feel that great with neuro bliss but i like i think its working a little to much i feel like i just but i still hungry weird feelings

  • Altair

    This Neurosonic isn’t doing anything for me, I don’t feel focused. Then again, none of these energy drinks have ever had the desired effect on me. At first I thought that it was all a scam, but now I’m starting to think that maybe I have a high tolerance or something. God-dangit!! I can only work during the night and since I was up for the whole of last night, I am completely exhausted. And no, I am not a junkie/alcoholic/other – I don’t know why I have a high tolerance to these drinks. Any ideas? Anyone?

  • ted

    have you tried using caffeine pills? They usually have higher concentrations of caffeine. https://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-in-pills-tablets-and-capsules

  • Altair

    Wow, that’s handy. Thanks, I’ll try this out.

  • Sarah

    I bought a NeuroBliss yesterday thinking that I would try it. Much to my dismay that is the worst drink I have ever had. The taste wasn’t that bad but the affects were horrible. I was in the worst mood I have ever been in. I was screaming at everyone and even ended up crying alot. My boyfriend is on the verge of breaking up with me because of it. I would not recommend this drink to my worst enemy and think that it should be taken off the market.

  • Rowdy

    I stumbled across these in my local market and picked up a neurotrim, neurosonic and neurosleep (only three they had). I usually struggle to sleep and decided to try the neurosleep before bed (11pm). Within 20 minutes I felt like I had been hit by a bus carrying a load of benedryl. I was incredibly tired and couldn’t keep my eyes open. Come morning (7.15am), I still couldn’t keep my eyes open and felt like I had a benedryl hangover. It’s now 9.45am and I am still groggy and struggling to focus which is how I stumbled upon this review. I do NOT suggest the Neurosleep unless it’s a weekend and you have absolutely nothing to do the next day!

  • jessica n.

    I think these drinks work just like they say so far! I drank the neurosleep not expecting much on my way home from work. Within about 10 minutes of driving I found myself having to struggle to keep myself awake and I had only drank a 3rd of the bottle. My boyfriend drank another 3rd the next day and he found himself very tired as well midday. I went on to try neurosonic the following day and was going strong all day. The only problem is when I went to the gym my heart rate shot up so fast my trainer had to tell me to sit down. I could barely breath and felt like I was going to throw up at the same time. I realized I had been moving all day and had barely eaten anything. It had suppressed my hunger. Today I drank neurotrim and again havent eaten much. Havent even looked in the fridge like I normally do on a day off.

  • I found these last october or so and thought I’d give them a try, but I’ve only had neurobliss and neurogasm before. Neurogasm has became sort of an inside joke between our theatre department &outside we’ve bought so many bottles from QT that I’m almost sure we’re the reason it became so popular in our town; one store carried it & once I found it, everyone was asking where and they would be sold out in days. It was a big thing for some reason. Now, for relevant things… Flavors! The bliss is just how you described it &once I loved it. When I drink sodas like sprite it tastes like sugar, but bliss is just so refreshing! It reminds me of Izze but a little more turned down. Neurogasm I love for its pomegranate-ish flavor. Just love it.
    Being young, it’s funny to think that the drink of my “childhood” isn’t gonna be chocolate coke or a soda fountain specialty, it’s gonna be an oddly shaped bottled drink with a prefix of “neuro”. What has the world come to?

Last Modified: November 17, 2017