According to Harvard Medical School, glucose is the primary energy source for every cell in the body and plays a particularly important role in the brain. Your brain is the most energy-demanding organ, and it uses one-half of all sugar energy in the body. If there isn’t enough glucose in the brain, your brain struggles to produce neurotransmitters and communicate. Some studies also find diabetics – or anyone with low glucose levels – experience mental fog when hypoglycemic (i.e., when they have low blood sugar). To help with this issue, NeuroTonix contains glucose and other ingredients.
Too much sugar, however, is a bad thing. Sugar triggers the reward mechanism in your brain. Over time, you need greater amounts of sugar to reach the same reward level. One study even found sugary foods are more addictive than illegal drugs.
Sugar also affects mood, memory, and cognition. One study found rats fed a high-sugar diet had higher inflammation in the hippocampus, an area of the brain crucial for memory formation. This inflammation led to memory issues.
There’s little scientific evidence exploring the idea of sugar creating “crystals” within your brain that impact memory and cognition as mentioned on the official NeuroTonix website. The manufacturer claims your neuronal networks get “covered in sugar crystals and become brittle,” for example. It’s unclear what these sugar crystals are, how they work, and what happens when your brain becomes brittle. It’s possible this advertised benefit is hyperbolic and not literal.
It’s also unclear what the manufacturer means when talking about “type 3 diabetes” in the introductory video for NeuroTonix. The manufacturer describes memory loss as like “type 3 diabetes” because it’s linked to sugar and glucose issues. However, the manufacturer of NeuroTonix appears to be the only one using this term to refer to memory issues.
NeuroTonix contains probiotics to optimize the gut-brain connection. As Johns Hopkins Medicine explains, the gut-brain axis is crucial for health and wellness. In fact, they describe your gut as “your second brain.” If you’ve ever felt butterflies in your stomach or had a gut decision, you’re paying attention to your second brain. The main role of your “second brain” is to control digestion and other subconscious tasks. Also known as the enteric nervous system, this second brain plays a crucial role in communication throughout your body.
Other studies have found probiotics can improve mood, memory, cognition, and even sleep quality. In this 2019 study, for example, researchers found a blend of probiotics, taken daily for six weeks, led to significant improvements in mood and sleep quality along with reductions in depression, anger, and fatigue compared to a placebo.
Overall, NeuroTonix aims to optimize cognition, digestion, and overall health and wellness using a blend of plant-based ingredients and probiotic bacteria. Although some of the claims made on the official website are unfounded, the formula contains well-studied probiotic ingredients to support a range of digestion and cognition benefits.