Myth or Genius?: The Redbull for the Organic Crowd


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The new sensation drink called Neuro© has swept the scenes of posh Hollywood and major cities. Neuro© drink, a popular 35 calorie all natural and fully green drink has risen to equal if not surpass the popularity of high energy drinks such as Redbull©, Monster ©, 5-Hour Energy©, and Nos©. However, unlike these drinks, Neuro© drinks are catored to more than just the caffeine seeking individual.

Neuro has formulated seven different types of drinks with a wide array of ingredients and effects. The seven drinks are: neuroSLEEP©, nueroSONIC©, nueroBLISS©, nueroTRIM©, nueroSPORT©, nueroSUN©, and nueroPASSION© (which was originally known as nueroGASM).

Nuero© drinks use ingredients such as melatonin, which is known for inducing sleep, which we know from research and the hamster experiment we discussed in class; magnesium, which is known for its dietary benefits and also for its use by athletes who wish to increase their endurance and energy; Vitamin D, aka the sunshine vitamin; fiber, in order to control appetite; chamomile, an herbal relaxer; caffeine; and a green tea amino acid L-theanine. Scientists have used these ingredients to create these popular drinks in hopes of successfully delivering the promises of Bosnia-Herzegovina's refugee, philanthropist, and socialite, Selena 'Diana' Jenkins' product's name which promise passion, sleep, serenity, a sun-kissed feel, and sports reediness. 

Despite her difficult life where she was forced to seek to seek refugee in Croatia for 18 months when her country became stricken by war, her large number of family members who she lost including one of her best friends, her brother, and her perseverance to work to support herself through college and support her family, Diana became an active philanthropist and created an organization that works to rebuild hospitals, roads, schools, etc. Amongst her work for her country, Diana also works towards finding Serbian war criminals through a UCLA program called a "Clinic for Justice" that she donated $4 million dollars to establish and just recently took on this new product of becoming the CEO of a multi-billion dollar drink company.

So myth or genius? Is there something these drinks have that others don't?

Besides the lower calorie count as apposed to other popular drinks on the market, Nuero© drink has been rumored to deliver the effects in which it promises. Even though these drinks haven't been proven by scientific studies to be effective and have yet to be approved by the FDA, in my local hometown in New York, people swear by it. I have been hesitant to try it myself because I do not know how they will effect me but scientifically speaking, the natural ingredients that her and her team of scientists has decided to use to formulate these drinks have shown effectiveness in other studies.

 

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I have actually tried some of these drinks, and they definitely make me feel better than energy drinks (more energy, less crash); however, whether they provide actual benefits to the body or create a sort of placebo effect, I cannot tell. I don't really understand to what amounts of vitamins these drinks hold, and to what extent the consequences have on our natural, daily life.

Really? Yeah, some of my friends have told me that the Neuro drinks definitely work but I agree, it's hard to tell what sort of scientific effect in the body these drinks actually have. I am curious to see what their scientific studies prove and if the FDA will approve these drinks in the US or not.

I've tried these drinks before, i'm just a little skeptical whenever a company comes out with a "cure all" drink thats low and calories and that will help you lose weight, make your hair grow, make you more relaxed, etc. I will say i've tried the weight loss one before. I wasn't too partial to the taste so i'll never know if it actually made some headway, but I see these drinks in McClanahans all the time. Judging by the heartfelt story behind them as well, i guess i can leave some skepticism at the door and try it again.

Wow, this blog was really interesting! I never heard of Nuero drinks, but they definitely seem enticing to try. I'm a big coffee drinker to get my caffeine kick, but I shy away from drinks like RedBull or 5 Hour Energy because of the bad rap they get regarding health side effects. I'd be interested to see if they're actually effective!

I've tried these drinks a few times, but I haven't really noticed a difference in my mood! I'm a naturally stressed out person, so I'll try anything on the market claiming it can calm someone down. Maybe it's just me and my extreme nervousness they can't calm down, because that ingredient list seems pretty trustworthy! Your blog reminded me of the studies I read recently on Vitamin Water. I learned that one of my favorite drinks wasn't actually as health and full of minerals like we are lead to believe! Disappointing...

I've got to try this drink. It sounds interesting. I'm tired all the time and maybe this drink will help cause coffee definitely doesn't wake me up.

Niki: I have to agree with you, I am always skeptical with "cure all" drinks as well but given her backstory and some of the studies it seems like it's working its way to becoming a more credible product in the eyes of its appeal demographic. I personally have never tried this product before because I was both skeptical and nervous to but after researching about it a bit more I am intrigued. My friends back home really do swear by it and a lot of them drink Nuero drinks of every variety. Given that this is more of an "observational" versus an "experimental" study one can only hope that the company's observations and research hold true.

Rebecca: Thanks so much! Please keep posted on my blog! I plan on doing my next blog post on either Redbull and 5-Hour Energy or the truth about organic foods. If you do choose to try these all natural drinks, please let me know what you think of them and how they work!

Megan: Thanks so much for your input. Since they have only ran observational studies, it is hard to tell how everyone will react to each drink. Since everyone reacts to ingredients of all sorts differently, it could be that maybe you don't respond the way in which the people in the observational study did? I'm not sure how credible the drink is but since the ingredients are proven to help with certain symptoms, I feel like it really could be credible especially since some natural products don't work for certain people to relieve symptoms of stress and anxiousness completely. Also, thank you for the Vitamin Water link! I just read it. It's so sad that it's so bad for you. I remember when Vitamin Water first came out. They really had a good product going but they made a lot from their smart marketing techniques versus their studies.

Ha Een: Please keep me up to date on how this works out for you! I am interested to hear about everyone's experiences.

Niki: I have to agree with you, I am always skeptical with "cure all" drinks as well but given her backstory and some of the studies it seems like it's working its way to becoming a more credible product in the eyes of its appeal demographic. I personally have never tried this product before because I was both skeptical and nervous to but after researching about it a bit more I am intrigued. My friends back home really do swear by it and a lot of them drink Nuero drinks of every variety. Given that this is more of an "observational" versus an "experimental" study one can only hope that the company's observations and research hold true.

Rebecca: Thanks so much! Please keep posted on my blog! I plan on doing my next blog post on either Redbull and 5-Hour Energy or the truth about organic foods. If you do choose to try these all natural drinks, please let me know what you think of them and how they work!

Megan: Thanks so much for your input. Since they have only ran observational studies, it is hard to tell how everyone will react to each drink. Since everyone reacts to ingredients of all sorts differently, it could be that maybe you don't respond the way in which the people in the observational study did? I'm not sure how credible the drink is but since the ingredients are proven to help with certain symptoms, I feel like it really could be credible especially since some natural products don't work for certain people to relieve symptoms of stress and anxiousness completely. Also, thank you for the Vitamin Water link! I just read it. It's so sad that it's so bad for you. I remember when Vitamin Water first came out. They really had a good product going but they made a lot from their smart marketing techniques versus their studies.

Ha Een: Please keep me up to date on how this works out for you! I am interested to hear about everyone's experiences.

Niki, I have to agree with you, I am always skeptical with "cure all" drinks as well but given her backstory and some of the studies it seems like it's working its way to becoming a more credible product in the eyes of its appeal demographic. I personally have never tried this product before because I was both skeptical and nervous to but after researching about it a bit more I am intrigued. My friends back home really do swear by it and a lot of them drink Nuero drinks of every variety. Given that this is more of an "observational" versus an "experimental" study one can only hope that the company's observations and research hold true.

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