What Is Cebria?
Cebria is a nootropic that is manufactured by Cebria, LLC, which is a company located in Sherman Oaks, CA.1 However, the Cebria website actually reflects a “Thera Botanics” label. The supplement was developed by Ever-Neuro Pharma, which is an Austrian nutraceutical company that has reportedly studied stroke and Alzheimer’s for approximately 20 years. The website states that the Austrian company has performed research in conjunction with large pharmaceutical companies such as Abbotts Labs. Accordingly, the company claims that Ever-Neuro Pharma has become the world's primary authority regarding how to remain healthy and to regrow brain cells by utilizing neuropeptides.2 Now, let's dive right into our comprehensive Cebria review.
Our Cebria review will first focus on the ingredients within the supplement and the claims that Cebria makes regarding the ingredients. Cebria claims that the supplement is designed to stimulate the chemical processes in the brain in order to help increase the production of neuropeptides. These neuropeptides are produced in our bodies on a daily basis even as we age. In fact, Cebria guarantees to raise your neuropeptide levels to a quantity that is equivalent to when you were much younger.
NEURO PEP 12. Cebria’s main ingredient is called Neuro Pep 12. The product labels states that it contains 282.8 mg of this substance. In addition, the label shows that Neuro Pep 12 is composed of several amino acids including: Methionine, Arginine, Serine, Threonine, Lactose, Glutamic Acid, Lysine, Leucine, Aspartic acid, Phenylalanine, Valine, Tyrosine, Isoleucine, Histidine, and Tryptophan.4
These amino acids have been shown to produce some very dynamic cognitive benefits. For example, Arginine plays a crucial role in memory and learning. Lactose helps with memory, stress, and functioning in social situations. Incidentally, many of these amino acids help protect the brain by breaking down neurotransmitters that cause “mental fog”.3
Research indicates that the Neuro Pep 12 is produced by EVER Neuro Pharma, a German company. It is also marketed under the name “Cerebrolysin” in Europe. Likewise, the product is used to treat brain injuries, strokes, and dementia. Although it is unknown how Cerebrolysin and Cebria are connected, they are both based on the same type of pharmacology science.
FREE PERKS. Just for trying Cebria, the company will send you a bottle of Perfect Omega, which reportedly contains more than 300% of the DHA and EPA that ordinary fish supplements have, and with no metals or fishy taste.4 The Perfect Omega product is claimed by Cebria to improve your mood and support your heart, brain, and eye functions. In addition, you will also receive a free e-book entitled, “The New Memory Advantage,” which is filled with ways to improve your short-term memory. (Both gifts have an estimated value of $60, according to Cebria). In this Cebria Review, we will not be delving into a review on Perfect Omega or "The New Memory Advantage" ebook.
Cebria Reviews (Online Consensus Summary):
HIGHYA.COM REVIEWS. The Cebria trademark was registered in December 2013; and the company currently has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.1 However, according to the highya.com website, most of the Cebria reviews that have been seen appear to be negative reviews. The most common complaints were the very high price, difficulty with processing returns, problems cancelling the auto ship feature, and complaints that the product did not work. In addition, according to highya.com, it found more than one online Cebria customer review stating that Cebria was being investigated by the FBI, (although highya.com was unable to confirm the claim, so I have no idea if that is true. If you have any information about that, share in the comments section below.). In addition, highya.com reviewed several additional reviews claiming that generic supplements with comparable ingredients could be purchased for a lot less.5
AMAZON.COM REVEIWS. It is interesting to note that there are very few online customer reviews at Amazon.com; and the results tend to be an average rating.6
The following is an example of one of the most positive reviews listed on Amazon.com: (Some of the reviews have been paraphrased for clarity).
Here is an example of some of the negative reviews:
Why Some People Believe It’s A Scam:
When viewing the Cebria website for the first time, one might come to the conclusion that the company has manufactured an exceptional product; especially since the website features video testimonials, charts and graphs, and the credentials of scientists that reportedly work for Cebria. The website even has a very short video testimonial by Bella Shaw of CNN.3 However, there are a few things that are missing on the website as listed below:
1. The ingredient list does not reflect the specific amount of each ingredient that the product contains.
For example, even though research shows that Aspartic Acid has powerful benefits, there is no way of knowing how many milligrams are actually in the product, and this is very disturbing.3 And the same thing can be said concerning all of the other added amino acids. All we really “know” is that the label states that there are 282.8 mg of Neuro Pep 12 proprietary blend; and since no daily recommended values for amino acids have been established in peptone form9, (according to the website), this leaves us in the dark regarding what is actually in this product.
2. Lack of Credible and Verifiable Research.
The Cebria website contains a video depicting a study that was supposedly performed and documented in the International Clinical Psychopharmacology journal regarding the ability of Cebria neuropeptides to help reverse memory loss by as much as 10 to 15 years in only 30 days. However, according to research conducted by the supplementpolice website, no studies were actually found.3 So, one has to wonder if the results of the study were withdrawn or are the results made up and based on fictitious claims. Accordingly, even though the website boasts that Cebria is based on real science and that there are no gimmicks, one has to wonder about the validity of the statement since there is no evidence that is presented on the website to reflect that the product has been extensively studied by independent researchers.
Possible Side Effects:
According to the website, the company has distributed over 12 million doses of Cebria around the world. Accordingly, the company says that the product is totally safe.2 However, one has to question, is it really safe? How can we know this for sure when there is no scientifically based evidence that can be verified? Sure there are plenty of assertions, but where is the proof? Take a look at some of the customer comments from Amazon.com regarding how they view the safety of the product and possible side effects:
Another Amazon Review: ‘Contains phenylalanine, same ingredient in "Equal". Probably could have left that out. That ingredient can be bad for you according to some medical experts.’ *(The consumer is correct in that there have been potential dangers reported with the use of Phenylalanine. It seems that these assertions definitely blow some giant holes in the company’s claim that the product is “totally safe”. Please refer to the Mayo Clinic website for more information).8
As the old saying goes, “not everything that glitters is gold”. On first glimpse of the Cebria website, it looks very compelling. However, when you start to really dissect the information, (or lack thereof), you will most likely find that it is more of a smokescreen of claims that are not based on hard data facts since there is no verifiable research regarding the product. In addition, just as some of the potential shoppers and consumers have stated, there are some serious problems and questions in regards to the real safety of taking this product.
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