Geniux hails itself as the most powerful brain enhancer on the market. That’s a pretty bold statement and one that I rolled my eyes at when I first heard about yet another nootropic claiming to be the best. I mean, there still is only one “best” right? Anyway, I felt compelled to look into it a little more for two reasons: 1) I really do believe in the benefits of nootropics and 2) I know that there are a lot of fraudulent pills out there claiming to be nootropics and I wanted to make sure that I was able to warn my readers if need be. I know that if I heard about this new miracle nootropic then I’m sure some of my other readers likely have as well.
So let’s take a look at Geniux and see if it’s legit or if it’s another nootropic scam.
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So when I looked at the Geniux sales page I was pretty impressed. They put out some of the normal bold statements that most nootropics come with:
- Increases short term memory
- Drastically increase long term memory
- Improves your energy levels
- Increased concentration
- Continually increased brain performance
- Focus with laser precision
- Clearer mental vision
These are all bold claims, but they are kind of par for the course when it comes to nootropics. I do like the fact that it repeatedly states that it is an all-natural nootropic and that the ingredients are made from Mother Earth. That is something that I think gets overlooked when we are trying to find a “smart pill” that will do the job. Geniux also claims to increase your mood and energy levels, which a lot of nootropics tend to do. It all sounds great, but can you really “buy” it? We’ve heard this before, right? Well, let’s take a look at the ingredients and see if there is any evidence to back up these boastful claims.
Geniux Advanced Brain Formula
Not all nootropics are created equally so that’s why I like to take a look at the ingredients first and foremost. Are the ingredients proven to help cognitive function or are they just thrown in because they’re a big fancy word that looks great on a sales page but really they don’t amount to a hill of beans? So let’s take a look at the ingredients in Geniux.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid that the body creates from another amino acid called phenylalanine. It’s an important piece for the creation of many vital brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which include dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Some research suggests that Tyrosine supplementation might aid in memory and overall performance under psychological stress.
GABA, or Gamma-Amino Butyric acid, is actually an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
“GABA is made in brain cells from glutamate, and functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter – meaning that it blocks nerve impulses. Glutamate acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter and when bound to adjacent cells encourages them to “fire” and send a nerve impulse. GABA does the opposite and tells the adjoining cells not to “fire”, not to send an impulse.
Without GABA, nerve cells fire too often and too easily. Anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, seizure disorders, and numerous other conditions including addiction, headaches, Parkinson’s syndrome, and cognitive impairment are all related to low GABA activity. GABA hinders the transmission of nerve impulses from one neuron to another. It has a calming or quieting influence. A good example to help understand this effect is caffeine. Caffeine inhibits GABA release. The less GABA, the more nerve transmissions occur. Think what too much coffee feels like: that is the sensation of glutamate without enough GABA.”
(Source: Denver Naturopathic Clinic)
This is a popular ingredient in nootropics. You can read more about this ingredient in our Cogniflex Review. Basically it is a natural ingredient that has been known to improve cognitive function by increasing blood flow to the cerebral cells.
According to WebMD, in Europe Alpha GCP is actually prescribed to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The main benefit of Alpha GPC is that it increases the chemical in the brain known as acetylcholine which is vital to memory and learning functions.
Vinpocetine is taken from the lesser periwinkle plant called Vinca minor. It is used in Japan and a plethora of European countries to treat a great deal of cerebrovascular disease. One of the chief benefits of Vinpocetine is that it increases blood flow to the brain allowing for more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered. (Source: Life Extension Magazine)
Huperzine A comes from the Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata (source: Mayo Clinic). You can read more about Huperzia serrata in our Alpha Levo IQ review here. But Huperzine A is a cholinesterase inhibitor which means it works to improve the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. There have been several small studies that suggest that Huperzine A improves memory and acts as a protector to nerve cells. This may actually slow cognitive decline.
Is Geniux Legit or a Scam?
So after doing careful research on the ingredients in Geniux, I have to admit that I am pretty impressed. You’d be hard pressed to find another nootropic that combines all of these natural ingredients that have been known to relieve stress, increase blood flow to the brain, increase memory, and improve cognitive abilities. Another one that is very similar might be InteliGEN. Normally you would have to find these ingredients and take them separately. The fact that they are all in one pill is pretty solid. I would definitely give Geniux a try if you are looking for a nootropic to get started. Especially with the 75% off deal I got for you guys!