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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  • Synyster Gates

    Neuro-Bliss = Amazing. I’m no longer an evil jedi with red lightsaber. I is blue. ^.^

  • Jodi

    Today I was having a horrible day. And I ran across neuro bliss at a gas station. I read the bottle, and decided why not. Surprisingly, it made me A LOT happier. Now, I don’t know if I’d buy one everyday, being they’re pretty expensive, but every once in a blue moon is good(:
    Can’t wait to try more!!

  • Melissa

    I love NeuroSleep; however, I only drink a few swallows of the product and I sleep during the night and I am refreshed in the morning. I love these products and I will continue to use. I even told my doctor about them and she is going to recommend some of them for other health issues.

  • Edna

    I would drink one or two every day if they were not so expensive and if they were easier to find. Caffeine makes me sick but Neuro sonic makes me feel good without the side effects of the caffeine.

  • Sarah

    NeuroBliss tastes like Airborne.

  • Bliss seems like a drug by the description but i have heard that it is nothing like that, and that it doenst make you feel different but you act different and more happy naturally…

  • Ryan

    I’ve tried Sleep, Sonic, and Bliss.

    Sleep – made me very drowsy within half an hour. It was 9pm. I find this frighting that a drink not prescribed by a doctor has the potency to do this.

    Sonic – I felt nothing.

    Bliss – I waited to feel happy, I felt nothing.

  • Kylee

    Neuro Bliss really does taste like Airborne… Yuck.

  • lovelustmurder505

    I’v tried bliss and coz of the colour and the flavour I thought it was a strange lemonade flavour but it wasnt, sonic looked like it could be strawberry but its like medicine, so its like you could drink it rather than medicine without getting ill. I like both of them the bliss made me happier than normal as I drank it at a party where I knew for a fact I’d get upset at somepoint so I did to avoid such happening and I laughed alot even when it wasnt appropriate to so I wouldnt reccomed drinking it before a funeral. Caffiene and sugar dont effect me but Sonic did. I really wish that Tesco’s sold more of them, I really wish they sold Sleep and Gasm because they both look tasty and benificial and I really want to know what this new one is. Is it full of iron, is that why the liquid is black? It looks rather poisionis.

  • Benjamin

    Hello. My wife and I tried the NEURO GASM drink and I was totally disappointed with the results. I dont have problem performing ,but I was tempted to try the drink thinking it would add extra sensation and strength. It did the opposit. It didnt add to the feeling at all.It did however leave my member completely limp and numb.I had no control over it whatsoever.It even made my wife feel nauseous. It was probably the worst experience we’ve ever had.I’ve never in my life asked for my money back for anything.However I feel like I deserve some sort of compensation.Please consider the failure of your drink and make it up to me.Thank you!

  • Kyle

    I have tried Sleep, Sonic and Bliss. They’re quite amazing drinks. And they taste really good. Quite expensive though. If they were any cheaper I would buy the hell out of them. It’s basically $3 a bottle on Amazon. If they were as cheap as $1.50 each for a 12 pack I would start buying them by the case monthly. Or a straight $2.00 at the gas station I would buy them more frequently. With name brand energy drinks and coffee being cheaper I think people will get turned off before even trying one. Anyway…

    Sleep: I start to feel really calm after my first drink out of the bottle. Lol I drink one of these and listen to the sound of rain and I’m out.

    Sonic: I choose these over energy drinks. One of my favorite drinks

    Bliss: When I’m feeling down or in a shitty mood I’ll grab one. It really does make me feel WAY happier.

    I’m really like these drinks and will continue to buy them. If only they were a little cheaper though.

  • MarieShadows

    I just tried Neuro Bliss, and loved the fact that carbonation & flavor curbed my soda cravings, it tasted a bit like 7Up or Squirt. I am not sure if it made me blissful… but I wasn’t stressed or unhappy after having the drink. I will be trying Bliss again and hope to try out some of the other flavors, although reading this I probably won’t try Sonic because I’m not a fan of that “on crack” feeling.

    I bought Bliss at a local convenience store for $1.99 + tax (Compared to $30.00 + S/H for a 12-pack ordering online). It’s a pretty good price that is comparable to 16-20 ounce soda prices in store. (Again, my main purpose is to quit sodas aka the sugar demon).

  • grace

    I have tried neuro sleep three times so far.
    Attempt number one: I was an idiot and ate later than normal, and more than normal, THEN preceded to basically chug the drink. I woke up 4ish hour layers feeling gross and vomited.
    Attempt number two: successful. Didn’t eat anything before bed, tried only drinking an ounce or two, and I fell asleep quickly and rested quite well.
    Attempt number three: ate a snack an hour or so before drinking neuro sleep, again only drank an ounce or two and woke up 4.hours later needing to throw up.

    Im now scared to try the other ones, although i really want to!
    Has anyone figured out what ingredient is causing the affects?
    I’m thinking it could be the melatonin.

  • Nina

    NeuroGasm really worked for me. I was very satisfied with the results. I think we both were

  • bradley

    I see a lot of people complaining about headaches after using neurosleep. If you would do your homework in regards to keeping yourself healthy, you would find that it containd 5-htp, which whilst being proven to calm nerves and whatnot, is also proven to act very similarly to ssri’s. (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). In essence, if you are on an antidepressant and take something containing 5-htp, you subject yourself to mild if not severe serotonin syndrome, which as I have read is potentially fatal. Why there is not a fucking warning label on this is beyond me. However, neuro bliss is safe for us antidepressant users and actually works. Well. As for their other stuff, I am open to it. The sleep works incredibly for my wife who is not on ssri’s. Neuro is on to something and should be lauded, as should the webmaster of this site.

  • Suzette Allen

    I have tried the Neuro Bliss and think that I became hooked after day 3. Yes, the cost is up there but I do feel or imagine a reduction in stress, better mood and a positive outlook.

    I one that curbs apetite.. I saw a slight decline.

    I have not tried the sleep one yet.. After reading some other posting a little afraid of vomitting aspect.

  • Brittany

    I’ve tried Neuro-Bliss, Neuro-Sleep and Neuro-Sonic. I’m trying Neuro-bliss as I type this so I can’t really say much on it. I do like the taste

    Neuro-Sleep tastes really good as well and surprisingly made me sleepy! Considering I take about 150mg of Diphenhydramine (aka unisom) when I need to sleep or Trazadone (prescription). No headaches or vomiting. Although I guess it can vary from person to person

    Neuro-Sonic, I took two sips of it and decided not to drink it. Couldn’t stand the taste!!

  • Coke

    I purchased Neuro Bliss at Walgreens from their cooler. It took me a few times to finally open the bottle as the lid is unusually shaped and my hands are small. When I went to sip from the bottle, the moldy, mildewy smell made me gag. I believe moisture becomes trapped in the lid and hence the moldy smell. I don’t know if I will be purchasing the drink again.

  • I drink the neuro sleep all the time and never vomit. I sleep like a dead baby!

  • i just drank neuro sleep and then i read all of the comments… so im kinda scared but i feel sleepy and i cnt stay focused so its night time

Last Modified: November 17, 2017