Excelerol had been dominating in terms of sales in the brain enhancement industry for a good while. Excelerol claims their “limitless pill” can help you unlock 100% of your brain! While we know this to be nothing more than grandiose marketing spin, Excelerol is available in certain retail outlets and this had us a little intrigued to say the least. Lastly, Excelerol came with a hefty $90 price tag – expensive when you put in next to our 2015 Editors’ Choice winner Lumonol, priced at just $59.97.
Excelrol have been around some time now, though that isn’t necessarily a good thing. The world of nootropics is making breakthroughs daily, and many of these older formulas are simply that… old formulas. In this industry formulations should always be updated.
With time comes criticism, and Excelerol appear to have their fair share in the online forums and on the supplement review sites, mostly regarding some of the claims they make and their choice of ingredients. Whether or not these statements hold true needs to be seen, so let’s not delay and closely examine the nootropic ingredients of Excelerol, and determine whether we genuinely may have a challenger for the coveted Editors’ Choice Award, or whether Excelerol is nothing more than a “limitless pill for the Walmart generation”.
Supplement Facts (Ingredients)
Nootropic Ingredients (per serving)
Vitamin B12 1250mcg
Vitamin B3 Niacin (as Niacinamide) 5mcg
Huperzine 1% standardized 12.5mg
Vinpocetine 600 mcg
Proprietary Blend 650mg:
Guarana Extract, Kola Nut Extract, DMAE, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Bacopa Monnieri Extract, Peppermint Oil, Tulsi Extract, Green Tea Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Rhodiola Extract, Phosphatidylserine, L-Tyrosine, White Tea Extract, Black Tea Extract, Alpha GPC, Citicoline
Upon first glance of the ingredients, we immediately understood why so many people were criticizing Excelerol and its results. While Excelerol does feature some great choices in its formulation, a daily serving only delivers 650 mg’s of nootropics… Half that of our Top 1 and 2 rated products.
Excelerol – especially at the price they charge – should be doubling that daily serving size to give the ingredients a fighting chance of delivering on the manufacturers claims. Results? Possibly, but value? No.
Brain Enhancing Effects
Reviews from our readers and reports online, together with our own in house testing came back pretty flat. Unsurprisingly there appeared to be a common theme – females were less displeased than males – which would tie in with our opinion that Excelerol lacks potency. Without meaning to offend by stereotyping, it would seem in general, woman tend to be smaller than men and so are likely to feel the effects more at the same dose.
Positive reports stated how immediate the effects of Excelerol were – certainly in terms of alertness. Guarana may be responsible for this, as Guarana contains caffeine, though it is hard to tell without knowing the exact mgs. Improvements in focus and concentration were noted, however tolerance soon built. Damn that pesky tolerance. We also heard reports regarding Excelerol’s positive effects on memory and clarity, which was more evident toward the second month of usage. This is likely due to the Huperzine A, which builds with time, though at 12.5 mgs you will be needing to allow it quite some time to work its magic.
The only side effects our participants reported were all caffeine-related. Most reports related to jitters, while some who were on higher doses of Excelerol also reported mild anxiety and irritability. Additionally, a few of you reported a “crash” after use of Excelerol, of which severity varied from participant to participant.
Plenty of our readers seem fond of Excelerol and overall, our readers gave Excelerol a better score than we did.
Although we tried to stay as objective as possible, it really did seem that Excelerol was simply a victim to its own cost cutting exercise. I suspect if they were to double the daily serving size, they would have a winner – I mean a real contender. The problem would of course be the price – they must already be enjoying a rather lucrative margin when you consider total mg offered versus cost.
Excelerol works – mostly. We wanted more from Excelerol and in our opinion it just didn’t deliver on its many promises. There are better products, containing more advanced nootropics, and they cost less. Excelerol stands well on its own, but when made to stood with giants like Lumonol, it starts to look rather weak.
Top10BrainPills.com Score for Ortho-Mind: 8.1 out of 10