AdderRx Review Summary
AdderRx is marketed as a kind of natural Adderall alternative. Like all such supplements, it is nothing like Adderall! AdderRx is just a cheap proprietary blend full of harmful stimulants, low-grade nootropics, and a potentially dangerous dose of caffeine. AdderRx will not even come close to mimicking the effects of Adderall. It is probably just stuffed full of caffeine. If you want to truly improve your cognitive function, use a professional nootropic. Avoid these scams!
AdderRx Review: Is this legal Adderall? No!
AdderRx is a natural nootropic supplement made by NexGen. It has been on the market fora very long time, and it has been quite a popular brain supplement since its launch.
So what is AdderRx? What is it supposed to do exactly?
If you couldn’t guess from the name, AdderRx bills itself as one of those natural, over-the-counter supplements that work like Adderall.
According to NexGen Adderall delivers the following benefits:
- Rapid increase in focus and drive
- Mental clarity
- Heightened alertness
- Intense mental energy and endurance
More specifically, AdderRx promises to improve creative thinking, information processing, and memory function.
Sound impressive, doesn’t it?
But we’ve heard all this before!
Does AdderRx really work? Is it safe? What is AdderRx exactly? Is it good for improving focus and learning? Are there better Adderall alternatives? Find out by reading our full AdderRx review below!
Let’s take a look at the ingredients in AdderRx.
Here is the AdderRx ingredients list as it is shown on the bottle:
Here is a list of the AdderRx ingredients in case that image isn’t clear, or in case you aren’t familiar with the chemical names:
- Schizandrol A
As you can see, most of the ingredients have been listed together as a proprietary blend. This is a major problem – we’ll explain why below. Now we’ll briefly go through each ingredient in AdderRx, outlining what it does, whether or not it works, and what we make of the scientific evidence. Please post your questions in the comments section at the end.
DMAE – DOSE UNKNOWN
DMAE is used in lots of nootropics. It is typically used for its supposed focus-enhancing properties. In simple terms, DMAE works by raising acetylcholine levels in the brain (though it is not a cholinergic). Some people seem to get a lot out of DMAE, but we do not recommend it. It is unreliable, inefficient, and prone to side effects. Just use a proper cholinergic instead.
Caffeine (1,3,7 Trimethylxanthine) – DOSE UNKNOWN
Caffeine is one of the first nootropics most of us encounter. It is an extremely powerful stimulant, capable of increasing motivation, reducing fatigue, and even improving certain aspects of cognition. It is generally well tolerated, although it can be highly dangerous at high doses. AdderRx gives us no dosing information, which is a big concern.
Beta-Phenylethylamine – DOSE UNKNOWN
Phenyethylamine is a naturally-occurring compound in the human body and brain. It is a trace amine, and it acts as a stimulant in the human brain. It is produced from the ubiquitous amino acid phenylalanine. Although phenylethylamine acts as a stimulant, supplementing is not a good idea. Your body makes all the phenylethylamine it needs. It is also quite powerful if you consume too much, which is easy to do. You certainly shouldn’t stack it with other stimulants like caffeine or hordenine (a phenylethylamine analogue).
L-Theanine – DOSE UNKNOWN
Theanine is a simple amino acid with some quite complicated effects in humans. Theanine has a mild anxiety-reducing effect in humans. It is not a depressant or a sedative; it seems to reduce the worst symptoms of anxiety via other pathways. It works great in combination with caffeine – theanine enhances caffeine’s positive effects and attenuates the negative effects. Unfortunately, we have no idea how much we get in AdderRx!
CDP-Choline – DOSE UNKNOWN
CDP-Choline, also known as citicoline, is our go-to cognitive enhancer; if we could only choose one nootropic, we’d go with this compound. Supplementing with CDP-Choline significantly increases focus, accelerates information processing, and enhances memory function. However, we don’t know how much is in AdderRx. You need more than 150mg to see real changes in cognitive function.
Synephrine HCL – DOSE UNKNOWN
Synephrine is a common ingredient in fat burners and diet pills because it supposedly has similar effects to ephedrine; a very powerful stimulant. This claim is pretty much untested. Worse still, synephrine has no nootropic properties whatsoever. No clinical trials have ever found that Synephrine improves cognition in any way. It is an unreliably sitmulant and it interacts badly with other sitmulants such as caffeine or ADD/ADHD medications. It should not be in AdderRx.
Hordenine (N,N-dimethyl-4-hydroxyphenylethylamine) – DOSE UNKNOWN
Hordenine is a nasty substance. Like synephrine, it is a common ingredient in low-grade diet and slimming pills. It is not a nootropic. Hordenine consumption has no effect on cognitive performance. If anything, it will give you distracting jitters and anxiety. We do not recommend using Hordenine for any reason; it is unpredictable and causes side effects.
Schizandrol A – DOSE UNKNOWN
Schizandrol is an extract from the schisandra plant. This is not a well understood substance at all. We haven’t been able to find a single study showing cognitive enhancements resulting from schizandrol consumption. Just another unstudied, unproven, and potentially dangerous ingredient in AdderRx.
AdderRx’s biggest problem: Proprietary blend!
We think it is always a good idea to avoid proprietary blends.
There is no legitimate reason to use a proprietary blend. Manufacturers don’t rip off each others’ formulas. The best nootropics on sale today all show their full formula on the label.
So why has NexGen hidden AdderRx’s ingredients?
We think there is only one reason why a manufacturer uses a proprietary blend – to hide the fact that it’s a terrible formula from potential buyers!
AdderRx contains some useful nootropics.
It also contains some unproven, ineffective, and dangerous substances.
We don’t know how any ingredient is dosed. All we know is that any ingredient could be dosed up to 699mg (with a few milligrams of the others thrown in to jazz up the label).
We think it’s unlikely that the best, most effective ingredients are dosed properly. If they were, NeXGen would want us to know about it!
We think it’s much more likely that the useless junk makes up about 90% of AdderRx. Why else hide the serving sizes?! It’s pretty obvious to us that AdderRx is a scam nootropic; don’t waste your money on this rip-off junk. Buy a nootropic with a transparent formula, ideally one with some serious clinical backing and far fewer side effect risks.
Our thoughts on the AdderRx formula
If you’ve read all of our AdderRx review up to this point, you’ll know that we are far from impressed with this brain supplement.
We think AddrRx is a total scam.
For starters, there’s the name. The name was clearly chosen to make you think this is some kind of natural Adderall.
This is a depressingly common trick. In reality, there is no such thing as natural Adderall.
Then there’s the formula. AdderRx contains some dangerous stimulants known to cause side effects. These stimulants do not have any proven nootropic effects.
Finally, there’s the fact that this nootropic does not display individual ingredient serving sizes.
Instead, we’re just given a 700mg proprietary blend. So for all we know, AdderRx could be 300mg of caffeine, 300mg of synephrine, with a few milligrams of the other ingredients thrown in to make up the 700mg.
AdderRx looks more like a scam weight loss pill than a nootropic. Not a good supplement at all.
On the whole, we are not impressed with AdderRx. Never use proprietary blends; they’re always a rip off. NexGen AdderRx is hiding something!
If you want to enhance cognitive performance in any way, there are better options out there for you.
AdderRx Side Effects: Is this nootropic safe?
AdderRx contains several ingredients known to cause serious side effects.
The biggest concern is that it contains an unknown quantity of caffeine.
For all we know, there could be 600mg of caffeine in AdderRx. It would be ridiculously dangerous to consume that much caffeine in one hit, so we doubt NexGen have used that much. But you get the point – it is the uncertainty and lack of transparency that worries us here. When it comes to safety, uncertainty is never good!
Even 200mg of caffeine would be enough to cause a wide range of side effects, including:
- Heart palpitations
AdderRx also contains synephrine and hordenine; two stimulants known to cause side effects similar to caffeine.
Because this brain supplement contains so many nasty stimulants, and because we don’t know the doses, we strongly advise you to leave this supplement alone.
We’ll say it clearly: AdderRx is not a safe nootropic. The side effect risks are real! Opt for a brain supplement with a transparent formula and no harmful stimulants instead.
AdderRx vs Adderall: Which is better?
AdderRx is nothing like Adderall. The fact that AdderRx is sold as a kind of natural Adderall alternative is ridiculous. This is a common theme among so-called Adderall alternatives such as AddTabz. These kinds of supplements never replicate the effects of Adderall in people with ADHD. Instead, they load you with cheap stimulants and bogus nootropics. More often than not they are straight up scams!
Review Conclusion: Is AdderRx a good substitute for Adderall?
As far as we’re concerned, AdderRx is an outright scam. It is not a good nootropic at all. It is certainly not the nmatural Adderall substitute it claims to be – not even close! The only similarity between AdderRx and Adderall is the name and the fact that both products rely on stimulants to work.
The proprietary blend, the unproven ingredients, and the harmful stimulants all combine to make this a terrible nootropic supplement.
We would never recommend AdderRx to anybody, regardless of what they wanted to achieve.
If you want help concentrating, learning faster, or you need more mental energy, then AdderRx is not the best product for you. Not by a long shot. We recommend opting for a professional-quality nootropic which discloses all of its ingredient serving sizes on the label. Look for a nootropic stack which combines multiple proven, natural nootropics for total brain optimization.
For those of you specifically looking for a nootropic like Adderall – perhaps to help you with symptoms of ADHD or ADD – then we recommend checking out our page on nootropics for energy.
Brian Johnson is current Editor of Vagarights.com and a long-time writer for VAGA. A former psychologist, Brian is passionate about improving mental health and finding ways to stave off cognitive decline. He is an expert on nootropics, cognitive enhancement and biohacking more broadly. You can see his work on Google scholar.