Excelerol is a vegan-friendly nootropic supplement produced in the USA by Accelerated Intelligence, a self-proclaimed leader in brain enhancement formulations.
The company states Excelerol took five years to create and claim it is the highest quality non-prescription brain health supplement on the market.
Excelerol was developed to provide nootropic support to people who need to attain a better level of focus and concentration and for anyone who needs to improve their memory. If the product can live up to the manufacturer's hype it may be a good choice for students, business people, and anyone who is struggling to keep their wits about them.
Promised benefits include:
- Supports memory & focus
- Improves concentration & Alertness
- Contains clinically tested ingredients
- Liquid capsules with staged release
- Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
Ingredients in Excelerol
The formulation contains some good ingredients, but most of them are housed in a proprietary blend and there are so many of them crammed into the mix the formulation's potential will likely be restricted by low inclusion rates.
Each (2 capsule) dose provides:
- Vitamin B12 (1,250 mcg)
- Niacin (5mcg)
- Huperzine (12.5 mcg)
- Vinpocetine (600 mcg)
The rest of the ingredients (325 mg) are in the proprietary blend:
- Guarana Extract
- Kola Nut Extract
- Acetyl L-Carnitine
- Bacopa Monnieri Extract
- Peppermint Oil
- Tulsi Extract
- Green Tea Extract
- Ginkoa Bilboa Extract
- Rhodiola Extract
- White Tea Extract
- Black Tea Extract
- Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine
- Huperzine Extract
In total there are 22 ingredients and the fact that most of them are listed without an inclusion rate makes it impossible to evaluate the blend's potential. The standout ingredients are Citicoline, Acetyl L-Carnitine, and Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha GPC).
All three of them have the ability to improve the thinking process, boost concentration, and enhance the memory. The various tea extracts also have merit because they should provide antioxidants that could protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals.
Kola nut and guarana are both caffeine providers, and caffeine can boost energy levels and improve focus and concentration; so they are valid inclusions as well. The problem with the Excelerol blend is not the ingredients, but rather the amount that are included.
The fact that the product is available via Amazon.com has generated a lot of customer feedback and many customers state Excelerol failed to live up to their expectations.
Far more customers award 5-star feedback and appear to be very impressed, but many of them admit they were given a free supply of pills in exchange for their “unbiased review”.
Many such reviews contain a call to action that asks the reader to rate it as helpful. This is not a thing genuine reviewers normally request and could be seen to suggest they may have been instructed to make this request when they were supplied with their free shipment of pills.
Amazon always shows the most helpful reviews at the top of the review section, so if a review is marked as helpful a sufficient number of times it could be very useful for marketing purposes.
A positive review reads:
“My work requires a sharp mind and Excelerol keeps my brain functioning on top form. The effects kick-in within half an hour and make me feel more focussed and on the ball. My memory has also improved and I find it easier to achieve more with my day. If you are looking for a nootropic supplement that works you'll be hard pressed to find anything better than Excelerol.”
A one-star reviewer states:
“Excelerol doesn't do any of the things it is supposed to do. I bought it to help me study for my exams, but would have been better off with a strong cup of coffee and some vitamin pills. Seriously. The stuff doesn't work at all.”
Side Effects & Health Issues
The manufacturer's website and Amazon sales page fail to state is side effects are likely to be an issue, but some independent retailers provide a picture of the back of the box. The warning panel on the box states pregnant or nursing mothers should seek a doctor's guidance prior to commencing supplementation.
The same advice is offered to people who have any pre-existing health problems or are taking prescription drugs.
A money back guarantee is offered, but the manufacturer's website fails to provide any details about its duration or any rules that may apply to the refund purchase.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
Although Excelerol can be purchased via Amazon.com and from a number of independent online retailers, customers who are based in the UK have very limited options available to them.
At the time of this review, the Lucky Vitamin online store had just started to ship to the UK and their price was £37.76 for a 60-capsule packet.
It was also possible to obtain Excelerol directly from the manufacturer's website, but only by subscribing to an automated billing and shipping program that involved spending $39.20 for the first month (half-price introductory offer) and then the full price of $89.20 (£58) per month.
Recommendations for Best Results
As good as the ingredient selection is for Excelerol, we think they may be a bit light on the inclusion rates given that most of the 22 fit into a mere 325mg proprietary blend.