Procera AVH & Procera XTF have an awkward relationship. While Procera XTF acknowledges the power of their original AVH formula, they decided it wasn’t extreme enough.
Both Procera AVH & Procera XTF target cognitive & brain functions. But Procera XTF wanted to do more.
How to become better? By adding in an Extreme Focus Blend to rock the world of the younger crowd!
But did they actually improve the Procera name?
Or did they completely miss the mark?
Tale of the Tape
|Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL, Vinpocetine, Huperzine (from Huperzia Serrata)(Whole Plant, Aerial Parts)||1515 mg||Vitamin B3 (as niacin 50%, niacinimide 50%)||25 mg (125% DV)|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)||25 mg (1250%)|
|Pantothenic Acid (as calcium d-pantothenate)||25 mg (250%)|
|Procera AVH memory Proprietary Blend: Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL, vinpocetine and huperzine A (from Huperzia Serrata)(aerial parts)||758 mg|
|Extreme Focus Blend: Rhodiola rosea (root)(3% rosavins %1% salidrosides), green tea extract (leaf) (50% caffeine), green coffee extract (bean) and guarana (seed)(36% caffeine)||300 mg|
Round 1: Formulas
Procera AVH’s formula is incredibly simple & while Procera XTF uses it too, they added a new blend to the mix.
Procera AVH supports cognitive & memory for older adults.
The formula is only 3 ingredients – they put the AVH in Procera AVH: Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Vinpocetine, & Huperzine-A. The focus is in revitalizing the brain, restoring brain chemicals & protecting the brain cells.
All of these ingredients promote stronger memory & concentration but only Vinpocetine is in our top Best5 nootropics.
Procera AVH’s idea is to boost acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter for memory and clarity. Hup-A and Acetyl-L-Carnitine help with this, while vinpocetine is a great brain circulation-booster.
That’s all they wrote about Procera AVH, folks. It really is that simple.
While Procera AVH was for people 55+, Procera XTF is marketed to a younger crowd.
But they did understand the core strength of their AVH formula; they built around it by adding focus & stress support a.k.a the Extreme Focus Blend.
Rhodiola rosea is a good choice for stress and brain energy. Vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid promote acetylcholine from new angles too, combining nicely with the original AVH blend.
While green coffee provides less caffeine than standard coffee beans, green tea supplies caffeine for less jitters.
But neither are nootropics.
The real power is in guarana, with 4X the caffeine of coffee beans plus antioxidant benefits.
While we’re not a fan of caffeine used in nootropics, Procera XTF does incorporate herbal caffeine, which is a plus; organic caffeine has the possibility of working well with other ingredients.
Still, this round is a close one.
Although Procera XTF adds new ingredients, we’re unsure of what it really wants to be – a brain sharpening nootropic? Maybe an energy supplement? Or an alternative to extreme supplements?
It’s getting a bit lost in translation.
Round 1… Procera AVH wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Dosages are still awkward for both Procera AVH & Procera XTF because they hide exact amounts behind prop blends.
Procera AVH’s entire formula sits at 1515 mg, split between 3 ingredients. We do know both Vinpocetine and Hup-A can work at very low dosages, while ALCAR requires bigger dosages to work. The way AVH is structured seems reasonable dosage-wise, and we believe it.
But Procera XTF complicates that clean, 3-ingredient simplicity.
Procera XTF built their newer formula around the original AVH formula, but they cut the dosage in half: from 1515mg to 758 mg.
They supplemented their new Extreme Focus Blend in at 300mg split between green tea, green coffee, guarana, & rhodiola rosea; not unreasonable for nootropic Critical Mass dosages. Procera XTF throws in Vitamin B3 & B6 at 25 mg each, which is an OK level, too.
While Procera XTF’s dosages could work, we’re not confident that cutting their flagship AVH formula dosage by 50% was a move in the right direction.
Round 2 goes to… Procera AVH
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
There isn’t much to say about Procera AVH’s ingredient quality.
Vinpocetine is #4 on our top Best5 Nootropics list. While Huperzine-A & Acetyl-L -Carnitine are good and sturdy ingredients. Simply put, they do their memory & brain boosting job. In terms of quality, there’s not much available in the way of upgrades for AVH.
Procera XTF uses the exact AVH formula plus their new Extreme blend and vitamins. The green tea, green coffee extract & guarana have good standardizations of caffeine, while the Rhodiola is nicely standardized for active ingredients, too.
Their only bad egg (and it’s really not that bad) is plain B6 as pyridoxine — P-5-P is always a better form of Vitamin B6, featuring greater bioactivity. It’s the form you’ll find in superior brain formulas.
In the end this round is very close.
But for using alternative choices of caffeine & the added bonus of rhodiola rosea (high quality ingredient for stress management) we have our winner.
Round 3… Procera XTF wins
Round 4: Price
|Procera AVH||VS.||Procera XTF|
|1 Bottle (20-day supply)||$34.99||1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$69|
|Price Per capsule||$0.58||Price Per capsule||$1.72|
|Price Per serving||$1.74||Price Per serving||$3.44|
Round 4… Procera AVH wins
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
Provera AVH targets the 55+ age group to promote brain regeneration & sharpen memory. Sure, it’s a simple formula of 3 ingredients, but they prove less is more.
Procera XTF really wanted to become extreme for focus, concentration & memory to entice a younger crowd…but they suffer from an identity crisis, keeping the “old people” AVH blend and spiking it with caffeine and nootropic herbals.
Considering they cut their AVH prop blend in half to fit that caffeine, and caffeine is not truly a nootropic compound, XTF is just not the extreme brain-booster we were expecting.
Not to say Procera XTF is a terrible nootropic… but we prefer AVH’s tried-and-true approach to brain health.
In Procera AVH vs. Procera XTF The Winner is…