The website for the Neuriva settlement is now live and can be accessed here. On the website, you can submit a claim for your piece of the settlement, which will range anywhere from $5 to $65 depending on whether you have proof of purchase and how many bottles you bought. The website also provides answers to frequently asked questions and contact information for the settlement administrator if you need further assistance.
April 26, 2021 – Investigation Closed, Lawsuit Settled
Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to this investigation. A class action settlement has been reached to resolve claims that Neuriva was falsely marketed as clinically and scientifically proven to improve brain performance. The deal, which will cover individuals who purchased Neuriva Original, Neuriva Plus or Neuriva De-Stress since January 1, 2019, was given the initial OK from a judge on April 23, 2021. Class action notices are expected to be sent within 21 days of the order.
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The information below was posted when the investigation began and remains for reference only.
At A Glance
This Alert Affects:
Anyone who purchased Neuriva Original or Neuriva Plus.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against the maker of Neuriva, challenging the claims that the brain supplement is clinically proven and scientifically backed. They need to hear from people who purchased the product to assist with their investigation.
How a Class Action Lawsuit Can Help
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could help Neuriva customers get their money back and force the manufacturer to change any claims found to be misleading or false.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone who purchased and used Neuriva Original or Neuriva Plus.
They’re investigating whether the brain supplement lives up to its advertised claims of being “clinically proven” to support brain performance. If not, they may be able to file a class action lawsuit that challenges the supplement’s marketing claims and helps people who purchased the product get their money back.
Neuriva contains two main ingredients that the manufacturer claims will support the key indicators of brain performance, including focus, memory, learning, accuracy and concentration.
These two ingredients are as follows:
Coffee Cherry (Neurofactor): Schiff Vitamins, the maker of Neuriva, claims that it has studied coffee cherry extract and proven that it “elevates the body’s levels of the neuroprotein BDNF…[a] vital neuroprotein that is known to strengthen connections between brain cells, and help new connections flourish.” While science has shown that BDNF helps with learning and memory, attorneys are questioning whether the protein can actually move from the bloodstream to the brain. If Neuriva can increase BDNF in the blood, but the protein cannot cross over to the brain, the supplement may not be able to deliver the impact on brain performance that it’s advertised to offer.
Plant-Sourced Sharp PS (Phosphatidylserine): Schiff Vitamins says on its website that phosphatidylserine is “a type of phospholipid found in the human brain and is vital for cognitive function.” The company further claims that clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of its Sharp PS ingredient “as a cognitive aid.” While animal-based versions of the lipid may have an impact on brain performance, attorneys are questioning whether Neuriva’s soy-derived ingredient can provide the same benefit.
Neuriva Complaints, Reviews
A number of Neuriva users have posted reviews online stating that the brain supplement doesn’t work. The following are an example of these complaints [sic throughout]:
While I did jump on the bandwagon for a short while after seeing their compelling media ads, I tried to remain as objective as possible while taking it for the first thirty days. Unfortunately, and as you may have guessed, no profound improvements in the five areas claimed to be impacted by Neuriva were experienced.” — Niki, Vaga.org
Bought this twice - total of 3 months’ worth to give it a fair test. I saw absolutely no improvement in any of the areas it says it’s supposed to help. I was very hopeful and looked forward to good results but saw none. Very disappointed.” — JustJoJo, Amazon.com
I've been taking this for over 2 weeks & all it has done for me is made me extremely tired in the morning. I wake groggy & unable to focus.” — Cindyw362, Walgreens.com
How a Lawsuit Can Help
If a class action lawsuit is filed and successful, users may be able to get back some of the money they spent on the product. The manufacturer could also be forced to change the way it advertises and labels its brain supplement.