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For a long time, the world has marveled at nootropics and the numerous cognitive-enhancing benefits they possess. And while biohacking has fast become a way of life, the conversation about anti-aging noots is also gathering momentum.
The latest supplements manufacturer to dip its feet into the “beat aging” buzzword is none other than Neurohacker Collective which has since launched a stack known as Eternus. But is it possible to reverse aging by simply using a combination of nootropic compounds, polyphenols, and simple vitamins? That’s a question we have succinctly covered in the following Eternus review.
An Overview of Eternus and Its Claimed Benefits
Scientists from across the world have been studying the possibility of overcoming the limits of life and enabling people to live forever. And while a lot still needs to be done on that front, the invention of procedures such as parabiosis has marked a major milestone in the quest to reverse aging. On the flipside, though, unless you are in a position to spend a cool $8,000 needed to load up on young blood, chances are that this goal might remain just that – a goal or a mirage if you may.
According to the good guys at the Neurohacker Collective, the product going by the name Eternus is meant to achieve three key benefits.
- Support cell energy for better aging
- Improve your body’s ability to combat stress
- Beat aging (yup, you read that right)
1. Support Cell Energy
Each cell in your body has elements known as mitochondria that convert the raw materials from the food we eat into adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Basically, with more energy being produced at the cellular level, it is possible to stimulate performance.
When you take conventional stimulants, it is the brain that is stimulated to achieve a certain level of hype and feel-good sensation. On the contrary, when cellular energy is increased, every function of your life gets an upgrade.
From a theoretical perspective, this would provide you with the energy you need to be even more productive in your day-to-day activities. Most importantly, it has the potential to restore the zeal similar to the one we experienced in our teenage days.
2. Improve the Ability to Combat Stress
Stress is one of the factors that support premature, biological aging. It does so by shortening DNA telomeres. The more the telomeres shorten, the weaker they become thereby increasing the chances of your aging and dying younger.
With that in mind, Eternus aims to improve your adaptogenic properties so you are able to deal with stress in a better manner. And that way, you can retain your DNA telomeres’ (cap like features of your chromosomes) integrity effectively increasing your long-term survival chances.
3. Beat Aging
This is a rather controversial claim made by the Neurohacker Collective guys. The question to this end is “Is it possible to completely stop aging using nootropics?” The jury is still out on this and, therefore, we would prefer to use some conservative words like “promoting healthy aging” and “increasing longevity.”
By looking at the formula used for this product, it is clear that the objectives are to stimulate mitochondrial growth and restore mitochondrial abnormalities. For instance, the inclusion of polyphenols on Eternus’ list of ingredient shows that the primary goal here is to support healthy aging and not to hack into the system and totally reverse aging.
The first challenge we’d like to point out here is that there are 36 ingredients on the list. Those may seem way too many and potentially risky but take a closer look at the actual ingredients list and you are bound to discover that it is dominated by small doses of polyphenols and simple vitamins.
Given that most of the ingredients included are generally safe and the level of trust we have placed in the NeuroHacker Collective team, we have quite some confidence in recommending this healthy-aging supplement. But first things first, let us break down some of the product’s key ingredients.
1. Tri-Creatine Malate
This is a version of creatine that comes with a malic acid attachment which is meant to improve its bioavailability. If you’ve been taking fitness supplements that contain creatine, chances are that you have an idea what the supplement can do in regards to boosting energy levels in the body.
Basically, this ingredient is meant to pull water into your cells effectively improving the process of breaking down protein into energy. In particular, the tri-creatine version of creatine comprises 3 creatine molecules alongside one malic acid molecule.
This unique formula is meant to accelerate the process of producing adenosine triphosphate which gives you the energy and endurance you need for athleticism or completing day-to-day tasks.
2. Resveratrol (from BioVin French red grapes)
The job of Resveratrol is simple – to activate stress response. It is like a vaccine against stress. We have already talked about stress and how it contributes to aging. Now, one thing you need to know is that Resveratrol is a stress-causing ingredient. If taken in small quantities, it can induce just enough stress to help your body cells develop defense systems against oxidative stress.
In the long-run, this can translates into better and healthy aging. It can also increase the longevity of your body cells and help you combat ailments commonly associated with oxidative stress among them type 2 diabetes.
Scientists have observed that antioxidative protective effects activate at 1,000 times when low dosages of this particular ingredient are used. It is no wonder red wine (which is rich in resveratrol) is often recommended to ward off age-related complications.
This is a serotonin precursor. As you know, serotonin is a mood regulator and high quantities of it in the body are directly linked to feel-good effects and better chances of recovery from stress and depression. In the battle against age-related complications, tryptophan levels play a key role in supporting recovery particularly by suppressing toxicity and conserving genetic pathways.
4. Coenzyme Q10
One of the components of your cells that takes a hit as you advance in age is the mitochondria. Effective mitochondrial function is directly tied to the CoQ10 coenzyme which particularly supports the respiratory chain alongside acting as a powerful antioxidant. Without this vital coenzyme, your mitochondrial abilities to produce ATP would reduce.
Polyphenols just like resveratrol are vital tools in supporting healthy aging. They particularly support the healthy functioning of the longevity pathways by sustaining a process normally called “xenohormesis.” In addition to that, polyphenols (which dominate the list of ingredients of Eternus) supports the process of restoring mitochondrial abnormalities. Above all, when you have lots of polyphenols in the body, your ability to produce new mitochondria (through a process known as mitochondrial biogenesis) also improves.
6. Other Ingredients
In addition to the 5 ingredients discussed above, 31 others are used and comprise the like of ashwagandha, thiamine HCI, vitamin K2, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, glycine, calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate monohydrate, rosamarinus officinalis leaf extract, theobroma cacao seed extract, cinnamomum burnannii bark extract, l-carnitine HCI, myo-inositol, ancient peat & apple fruit extract, citric acid – and the list goes on.
The Eternus Effects
If you are looking for a nootropic stack that makes you feel high and leaves subtle effects behind, Eternus is not your kind of product (try caffeine- and choline-based stacks instead). Eternus is designed to be a long-term kind of product and the fact that it increases ATP production at a cellular level makes its effects difficult to notice immediately you take the pills. That said, after a few weeks of using it, our testers noticed feeling more energetic and recorded increments in workplace productivity.
Our word of advice regarding its effects is that you should set your expectations really low when trying it and leave it to surprise you with its effects.
Like all other products Qualia Focus, Qualia Mind, etc. from NeuroHacker, Eternus does not come cheap. In fact, a serving of it will cost you well over $5 since a bottle that’s meant to last you for a month goes for $159. The company, fortunately, offers a 50% discount for first-time buyers. But there is a catch! You have to check the “subscribe and save” button which enrolls you for future orders at $139.
The good thing is that the company provides you with a 100-day money back guarantee. This gives you the freedom to use the product for 100 days to determine whether it’s the right fit for you or not.
Who Takes Eternus?
This supplement can be taken by anyone who wants to promote healthy aging and increase their quality of life. The product is so far more popular among folks aged 35 years and above than in younger adults although there is no harm in taking it when in your late teens or the 20s.
Pros & Cons
In summary, Eternus is a groundbreaking anti-aging nootropic stack from NeuroHacker. It’s designed to improve the production of cellular energy (ATP), improve your ability to cope with stress and generally improve the integrity of your body cells. As such, it plays a great role in contributing to more peak-performing days and longer healthy years by strengthening the building blocks of your key functional areas.