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Neu-Becalm’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 | Synopsis | Formula | Health Benefits | Cautions | Cost | Suggested Use | Bottom Line

Neu-Becalm’d is a multi benefit brain supplement designed to enhance brain neurotransmitters and provide the needed nutritional support for normal brain function. The formula manufactured by Neuro Genesis is hence claimed to assist with mental focus, improve sleep and mood, decrease stress, fatigue, anxiety and limit overeating. According to the developer, the formula is patented and uses selected neurotransmitter enhancing ingredients that deliver the wanted results.

Neuro Genesis is a company set up in 1984 and currently operates 3 manufacturing facilities on the U.S. territory. The company’s primary concern is to offer nutritional supplements designed to assist with neurotransmitter imbalances as an underlying cause of many common health conditions.

Neu-Becalm’d is designed for the use of adults and children who face issues of anger, stress, mood, behavior, inability to focus, hyperactivity, impulsiveness or anxiety.


1) Neu-Becalm’d at a Glance

Neu-Becalm’d is a mixture of vitamins, minerals and nutrients combined in a wide benefit spectrum formulation.

The most important constituent of Neu-Becalm’d is 5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan which is a naturally produced amino-acid used to synthesize Serotonin and Melatonin. 5HTP is also found in other nootropics like Natrol 5-HTP Time Release.

These are two essential brain neurotransmitters intimately linked to mood and behavior. Lack or excess of these neurotransmitters may result in serious mood and anxiety disorders. Several clinical studies found 5-HTP to be effective in people suffering from mood disorders such as depression, postpartum depression, or bipolar disorder. Other studies, although incomplete, have demonstrated the amino-acid to benefit anxiety disorders, insomnia and various sleep disorders. There is serious concern over the safety of 5-HTP. Potential side effects include heartburn, sexual problems, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, drowsiness, etc.

Vitamin B6 is one of the 8 vitamins B Complex. B vitamins are essential to a large variety of body functions, including neurological functions, mood and behavior. For instance, Vitamin B 6 may be beneficial in reducing cardiovascular risk, and improving immune cell response. Additionally, the vitamin is believed to boost synthesis of Serotonin and GABA, and this way to positively impact various anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder), depression, neuropathy or long term-memory.


2) What Are Neu-Becalm’d Ingredients?

Neu-Becalm’d includes the following ingredients: Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate), Folic Acid (Folate), Calcium (Citrate), Magnesium (Citrate), D/L-Phenylalanine, L-Glutamine, 5 HTP (5 Hydroxy Tryptophan), gelatin, cellulose, silica, and vegetable stearate.

3) Does Neu-Becalm’d Work?

The human brain, to function properly, requires large quantities of certain chemicals called neurotransmitters. When stress reaches high levels, the brain is often depleted of these essential nutrients, which reduces its performance and impairs its ability to function normally. In some situations, this leads to more severe conditions that alter the quality of life.

However, the human brain has evolved to naturally produce these neurotransmitters when provided with the right quantities of raw materials necessary in the synthesis processes. These raw materials are the nutrients we get from food (whole food) every day. However, our healthy diet is often not able to provide the quantity nutrients we need. The best solution in this situation is to use an amino-acid based supplement (like Neu-Becalm’d) advertised to contain the same chemical elements as whole foods.

As such, this product works by providing specific amino-acids and vitamins that don’t naturally occur in the body but can improve brain performance.

The idea behind this formulation is to supplement the brain and body with the right ingredients. By doing so, consumers will focus and feel much better in general.

Another great thing about amino-acid supplements is that they are rarely associated with unwanted side effects.

As stated above, Neu-Becalm’d is promoted as an all-natural remedy for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), hypertensive (high blood pressure) and stress-related conditions, as well as alcohol and drug recovery maintenance. The formula contains a proprietary blend of L-Glutamine, Phenylalanine, 5 Hydroxy Tryptophan (better known as 5-HTP), Vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, and folic acid (Folate).

Vitamin B6 and folic acid deficiencies are associated with anxiety and depression. Several clinical studies support the claim that supplementation with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, and folic acid can help reduce symptoms of ADHD and ADD.

5-HTP is an essential brain nutrient due to its ability to convert into Serotonin, one of the “feel good” neurotransmitters responsible for providing mood balancing benefits and regulating sleeping patterns.

Neu-Becalm’d side effects are claimed to be minimal, headache being most commonly reported side effect. However, please keep in mind that 5-HTP and other key ingredients may trigger additional side effects which you should be aware of: stomach pain, nausea, drowsiness, and muscle problems, but these are very uncommon.

Health Benefits

4) Neu-Becalm’d Health Benefits

  • 90 day money back guarantee available (less shipping and handling charges)
  • The product contains a patented blend
  • The formula is available in the form of capsules and chewables
  • The product can be used by children and adults
  • Generally positive consumer reviews

5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Neu-Becalm’d

  • Potential side effects associated to some of the ingredients
  • Certain safety concerns exist regarding the 5-HTP ingredients
  • The price for a month’s supply at maximum dose can reach as much as $60
  • Limited number of consumer reviews

6) Neu-Becalm’d Cost

Neu-Becalm’d is sold throughout some affiliate websites, and the price seems to vary from one retailer to another. One bottle of Neu-Becalm’d contain 90 capsules, which should be enough for up to 30 days of treatment at a recommended dosage of 1 to 6 capsules per day, but usually, three capsules per day are what most people take.

This supplement is an averagely-priced product and should be available for purchase from numerous online and offline retailers. Some retailers may offer additional discounts and even free shipping for larger orders.

A 90-day money-back guarantee is mentioned, with no further details being offered. An inquiry with the manufacturer may prove useful at this point.

Suggested Use

7) Suggested Use

The manufacturer recommends adults and children over 80 lbs. to take two capsule up to three rimes per day. Children 40 to 60 lbs should take two capsules once daily, while those between 60 and 80 lb should take two capsules twice a day. Reviews can be found in limited numbers, however most are positive.

Bottom Line

8) Our Bottom Line

Neu-Becalm’d is advertised as a highly potent, patented formulation designed to nourish the brain and ensure the required nutrients (especially neurotransmitter levels) for the brain to work properly. The product hence advertises multiple benefits, from ADHD to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The formula has been on the market for numerous years, having been obtained 4 patents since 1984. There are no clinical trials or any research provided to support the benefit claims. There are several consumer testimonials posted online who claim the formula showcases incredible benefits against anxiety, depression and ADHD. Additionally, there are certain safety concerns regarding one of the active ingredients, respectively 5-HTP, although no reports of any side effects regarding the formula exist.

3.7/5 - (7 votes)
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I have been taking Neu-Becalm’d off and on (mostly on) since 2002. It has really worked for me and changed my life for the better. When I have gone off, I pay the price. I am irritable and easily angered while riddled with anxiety. I have tried to take the ingredients alone to save money but it doesn’t work. I have tried other formulations that claim to do the same; they don’t work. All I can say is that it has worked for me and I will continue to use it as long as I live. No anti-depressant ever worked as well. I give it 5 stars. It is well worth the money spend for peace of mind. Literally.

Harry Cooper

Ive been on every anti-depressant and anti-anxiety med out there and I don\’t know why my doctor didnt try the natural path first. No more chemical meeds for me.
I take two at least 30 minutes before meals (for better absorption) 3 times a day and I swear by it. I am myself again. I sleep well and wake rested. I am calm and love work again.

Celia F...

My hubby has ADHD and anxiety disorder. He has been taking this supplement for a month and we are def noticing a difference. No not a cure all.. but he has felt able to remain calmer, less anxious, more focused and able to sleep!

Lois short

If this safe for a 6 yr old child ADHD?

Iulian (Editor)
Reply to  Lois short

We recommend taking Neu-Becalm’d 30 minutes or more before meals. Adults and children over 80 lbs. should take two capsules up to three times per day. Children 40 – 60 lbs. should take two capsules once a day. Children 60 – 80 lbs. should take two capsules twice a day.