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Balance D Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Formula | Pros & Cons | Precautions | Cost | Directions | Verdict

Balance D is marketed as an amino acid formula that features a standardized extract of the nutrient dense bean “Mucuna pruriens.  This product is designed and manufactured by “NeuroScience.” Like many other similar supplements, this supplement also contains minerals and vitamins that are especially beneficial for older adults. As we age, it is natural for memory to suffer and for the muscle control to be reduced. For instance, calcium is an essential ingredient in maintaining bone mass while vitamin C can boost the immune system. NeuroScience offers a 30-day refund policy for their product. To take advantage of this offer, you must either contact customer service or send a note with the supplement.


1) Balance D Quick Facts

Balance D is a perfect combination of amino acids, herbs, vitamins, and nutrients. The manufacturer states that this product can help to improve memory and muscle control by increasing the amount of dopamine, reducing stress and supporting the neurotransmitters. They further argue that it was designed to help anyone who has low dopamine levels and to act as natural support for your stimulatory neurotransmitters. The active ingredient in this product is a high-potency version of Vicia faba.

Vicia faba Å¡ or Fava beans Å¡ have been well-known in their role to support dopamine levels. The Vicia faba extract found in this supplement has been thoroughly tested Å¡ so it can deliver all the L-DOPA benefits of Vicia faba. Until now Å¡ several agents have limited the use of Fava beans for dopamine support; but NeuroScience has successfully changed that with this unique blend. You will find this high-quality and certified Vicia faba extract only from NeuroScience!


2) What Are Balance D Ingredients?

Balance D contains the following ingredients: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 200 mg, Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5-phosphate) 0.5 mg, Folate 133 mcg, Selenium (as L-selenomethionine) 70 mcg, and Proprietary Blend (N-acetyl-L-cysteine, N-acetyl-L-tyrosine, and Mucuna cochinchinensis seed extract) 1.15 g.

3) Does Balance D Work?

As we have stated above, Balance D is a combination of amino acids, vitamins, nutrients and herbs. The manufacturer states this product can help to improve muscle control and memory by increasing the amount of dopamine that the brain produces, supporting the neurotransmitters, and reducing stress.

This product contains a few unusual ingredients in its formulation. Mucuna pruriens is a traditional herb used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. The plant contains a significant substance: L-Dopa, which is used to create dopamine, a key brain chemical. Scientists believe Mucuna pruriens to possess antioxidant properties and in the past few years, the plant has been researched for its possible positive indications for use in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Another important ingredient that can be found in this supplement is Selenium, an essential micronutrient. However, Selenium can be toxic in large quantities. Some studies suggest that this mineral may be useful in the treatment and prevention of certain kinds of cancers, in particular in the case of prostate cancer. Just like Mucuna pruriens, Selenium it is thought to act as an antioxidant, therefore having an effect on the immune system.

Unfortunately, there isn’t any real information provided by the manufacturer to explain their findings of why this particular combination of ingredients is believed to be able to offer the benefits that they promote with it.

Pros & Cons

4) Balance D: Pros and Cons

  • It helps restore and replenished dopamine levels.
  • It supports wakefulness, cognitive function, motor control, and a healthy stress response.
  • N-acetyl-cysteine and Selenium support glutathione levels and scavenge free radicals.

5) Precautions of Balance D Use

  • One of the common side effects of taking Balance D is nausea, however in certain people. A small number of individuals also complains of problems like vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, rashes, headache and abdominal pain.

6) Balance D Cost

A bottle of Balance D contains 60 capsules–enough for a 1-month supply. The cost is $29.95. All orders over $100 are free shipping. Otherwise, it is a flat rate of $5 in the USA and $14 everywhere else.


7) Balance D Directions

Another important active ingredient that is found in this supplement is Selenium, an essential micronutrient. There is a lot of research on this antioxidant mineral, and it is believed to be a top-quality ingredient for ease of tension, mood lifting, promoting relaxation, and a restful night’s sleep. Some studies suggest that this potent mineral may be effective in the treatment and prevention of certain types of cancers, in particular in the case of ovarian and prostate cancer. However, selenium can be toxic in large quantities Just like Mucuna pruriens; it is thought to act as a powerful antioxidant, therefore having a potent effect on the immune system.


8) Our Verdict on Balance D

Balance D contains a nutrient-dense bean, Mucuna cochinchinensis, an amino acid that acts as a source of L-DOPA (metabolic precursor to dopamine). This product is commonly used to enhance memory, support the body’s natural reward cascade, control cravings, and improve muscle control. It contains N-acetyl tyrosine for additional catecholamine support. Mineral cofactors and Vitamin, including 5-MTHF, are included to increase dopamine synthesis. It is highly recommended for patients with low dopamine levels.

5-MTHF is a rare form of folic acid and can also be found in mood-enhancing supplements like Simple Smart Science Mind Boost Day.

3.7/5 - (3 votes)
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There is no way you can think this product is not good! It helps me think so much faster and I can even concentrate better. I would totally recommend this to anyone that wants to be able to use their brain at higher capacity.


Ever since I started using this product I feel like my brain is working faster. I have more energy and I believe that I can make connections easier.