The way a company markets and sells reveals a lot about the product they make.
Recently, I came across a Geniux brain supplement that is only available for purchase from the manufacturer’s website.
Besides, the company has no clinical trial report to establish the effectiveness of the supplement.
Another interesting point is the use of a unique ingredient; more on the ingredients later.
My team and I finally decided to evaluate in this Geniux review.
Truth be told, there are a few things about the supplement that we really like and a few things about the company that raises our suspicions.
We’ll share our thoughts with you in this review. We’ll give you all the information that you need about Geniux supplement and the manufacturers to make an informed decision. Let’s begin.
Geniux Review: The Ultimate Smart Pill, or just a scam?
Geniux, like other brain supplements, promises clear improvement in faculties such as memory, focus, and concentration.
People who want their body and mind to perform at the highest level, under immense pressure and stress, often turn to brain supplements.
Geniux claims to satisfy their exact requirements. The makers are targeting the people who are desperately looking to improve these faculties – Students and Professionals.
Some customers also refer Geniux as a powerful ‘study pill’ that helps students excel in academics.
The supplement is a huge hit among working professionals too.
To turn your life around, to be the best you can be, and to unlock your full potential, the makers of the supplement have only one advice to give – consume one Geniux pill with some water every day.
Once you take the supplement your duty is done. The concoction of vitamins, amino acids, herbs, and Nootropics will take care of the rest.
The ingredients in Geniux take four separate routes to increase cognitive functions of the user. Individually or working synergistically together, the ingredients in the concoction improve the vascular and neuronal function in the brain.
Both these functions serve to improve cognitive function and improve the physical and mental energy of the user.
Add to this the fact that a few of the ingredients in Geniux are an excellent source of energy.
The product also helps you by influencing the key chemicals that run the show in the brain – the neurotransmitters.
There are quite a few neurotransmitters, but Geniux targets the most important ones that have maximum impact on cognitive faculties.
The nootropic ingredients in the smart pill significantly enhance memory and learning function by influencing NMDA glutamate receptors and cholinergic (Ach) receptors and thereby stimulating neurotransmitters glutamate and acetylcholine.
So, what are the ingredients that will perform the above-stated functions and deliver the benefits Geniux promises?
Geniux Ingredients List
The product label gives you the impression that the manufacturers themselves don’t take their product seriously.
Why? There is no clear mention of the ingredients either on the label or the product website.
According to Geniux customers, on the product website, it was stated that Geniux is a blend of 20 ingredients.
From various sources, we could gather only 10 names of the ingredients. We’ll share those names and how these ingredients could benefit you in this section:
Bee Pollen – When Geniux was launched, it gained a lot of attention because of the choice of ingredients. The makers of the supplement use bee pollen, which you won’t find in many supplements.
The manufacturers claim that bee pollen contains just about all the nutrients – carbohydrates, bioflavonoids, enzymes, proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, etc. – that our body needs for optimal function.
Certain experts too believe that bee pollen is rich in several nutrients with antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
It’s also believed that bee pollen can reduce cholesterol levels, improve the immune system, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the capillaries.
Several research studies prove that bee pollen can actually help in many different ways. In 2010, Pharmaceutical Biology published a study that says bee pollen exhibited anti-inflammatory properties when given to mice that had necrosis.
A 2015 study found that the powerful antioxidant properties of bee pollen could be used to treat various diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, etc.
Bee pollen can protect, prevent, and repair the damage done by toxins. This was proved by a study carried out in 2013.
The researchers found that chestnut bee pollen repaired damaged liver and protected the liver cells from oxidative stress.
In 2014, a Food and Chemical Toxicology report states that researchers collected 8 different bee pollen samples from the market and examined their biological activities.
The final numbers showed that all the samples showed significant antimicrobial activity.
Experts believe that bee pollen can serve as an excellent dietary supplement.
A report published in the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition says that bee pollen fed to rabbits improved their health and also resulted in the birth of healthy baby rabbits.
There is scientific evidence to show that bee pollen can strengthen nerves, boost mental capacity, and improve blood circulation.
These functions energize the body and help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.
Gelatin – The jiggly Jell-O that kids love so dearly is surprisingly good for health too. The tasteless and colorless Gelatin is actually hydrolyzed collagen (i.e.) protein extracted by the hydrolysis of collagen.
Gelatin protects and strengthens the lining of the GI tract, thus reducing the risks of the leaky gut syndrome.
The ingredient also prevents damage to the intestinal system.
This shouldn’t be a surprise; Gelatin treats the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
It eases the pain, reduces stiffness, and improves mobility in people with joint problems.
Several studies have established that a few grams of Gelatin before bedtime can improve sleep quality and reduce the chances of daytime drowsiness.
Experts believe that Gelatin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that can reduce anxiety and boost mental clarity.
Studies have shown that impaired gelatin metabolism, especially in the spinal cord, can increase the risks of seizures, lethargy, mental retardation, and other developmental problems.
Eleuthero – Eleuthero is also known as Ginseng Eleuthero. This ingredient has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years; it’s known for its excellent adaptogenic properties.
Strictly speaking, Eleuthero isn’t a true ginseng, but it’s equally beneficial to the body.
Eleuthero is added to Geniux to improve cognition and boost energy.
The various active substances in this ingredient – polysaccharides, flavonoids, coumarins, and sterols – help the body by protecting the DNA, eliminating free radicals, improving immune response, boosting blood flow, and increasing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Caffeine – Caffeine needs no introduction, as it’s the most widely used stimulant in the world. Most people need a cup of coffee loaded with caffeine to get through the day.
Caffeine boosts body energy, improves mental energy, and keeps us active and alert for several hours.
A study done by Japanese researchers found that caffeine can boost memory. Some researchers also believe that caffeine can treat and even prevent Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Caffeine mixed with carbohydrates is often suggested to bodybuilders to replenish muscle glycogen after a workout.
Huperzine A – This ingredient doesn’t beat around the bush; it directly influences the neurotransmitter that is closely associated with memory and other crucial cognitive functions.
This ingredient is a cholinesterase inhibitor that prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine, thereby increasing the levels of the neurotransmitter in the brain.
One of the many ways acetylcholine helps cognitive function is by boosting neuron communication (i.e.) sending signals between neurons.
Experts also believe the higher amount of acetylcholine increases cholinergic activity in the brain.
This function improves the neuroplasticity, thereby improving the brain’s ability to store information, learn, and adapt to situations.
Vinpocetine – This ingredient is a semi-synthetic nootropic that acts as a neuroprotectant and boosts brain function.
It helps prevent and treat age-related cognitive decline, and in normal individuals, the ingredient can boost memory and learning function.
The benefits of vinpocetine aren’t limited to memory and learning, the ingredient dilates blood vessels and increases the flow of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the brain.
Doing so, vinpocetine offers several benefits such as increasing mental clarity, reducing stress and anxiety, boosting mental energy, and improving attention, focus, and motivation.
Alpha-GPC – Alpha-GPC is one of the best choline sources you’ll currently find. By increasing the amount of raw choline in the brain, Alpha-GPC ensures higher production of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter.
Some users add Alpha-GPC to their stack only if a racetam is present. Even without a racetam, it makes perfect sense to add this ingredient.
It is believed that acetylcholine levels in most people decrease as they age. Hence, Alpha-GPC can be taken as a standalone supplement.
Bacopa Monnieri – Bacopa Monnieri is considered the best herbal nootropic. This brain-boosting herb has a proven track record of treating several mind-related conditions.
As a nootropic, Bacopa can improve memory, boost learning ability, and reduce stress.
This traditional medicine is also given to treat epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease.
The herb is also suggested to improve sexual performance in both the sexes.
GABA – Most people only know GABA as a neurotransmitter, but this substance can be supplemented as well.
GABA is one of the most important neurotransmitters in the brain. It’s closely associated with mood and sleep.
GABA is added to Geniux to relieve anxiety, reduce symptoms of depression, improve sleep, treat ADHD, decrease inflammation, and relieve PMS symptoms.
Tyrosine – Here is another ingredient to reduce stress, fight anxiety, and elevate mood. Tyrosine helps in the production of norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine.
Most people have difficulty concentrating on work because of stress and anxiety. Tyrosine helps keep these problems in check, thereby allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
Tyrosine supplementation is recommended to treat ADHD, depression, and wintertime blues.
Where and how to buy Geniux?
We made every effort to gather details about the company that produces Geniux and locate the manufacturer’s website where the supplement is sold, but in vain.
Based on the information we gathered from customers here is what we found.
The only place to purchase the Geniux supplement is from the product website, managed by the manufacturer.
That’s pretty convenient as you don’t have to worry about buying fakes from dubious supplement websites.
A product named Geniux Extra Strength is sold on Amazon, but we cannot verify if it’s the same or different product.
The Geniux capsules come neatly packed in attractively designed bottles. There are 30 Geniux capsules in each bottle; that’s a month’s worth of supplements if you follow the recommended dose of 1 capsule per day.
The manufacturer offers several packages for those who visit their website to purchase the supplement. The most common packages offered are as follows:
Package #1: 1 Bottle (30 capsules): $47
Package #2: 2 Bottles (90 capsules): $87 (Saving: off 38% of each bottle)
Package #3: 5 Bottles (150 capsules): $95 (Saving: off 59% of each bottle)
The more you buy the cheaper the supplement. This applies to shipping too.
If you order just 1 bottle of Geniux, you’ll have to pay around $5 for shipping and handling. The same is waived off for those who purchase in bulk.
Geniux Money Back Guarantee:
We like to remind you once again that we could not locate the manufacturer’s website. Hence, the points about money-back guarantee are information gathered from customers.
Geniux customers revealed that the manufacturer offers 30 days money back guarantee to everyone not satisfied with the supplement.
To claim the refund, the supplement bottle with unused capsules if any, should be shipped backed to the seller.
Unsatisfied customers are to get in touch with the customer care person via the phone or email to gather more information and initiate the refund process.
Geniux Review Verdict: What we think about the Geniux supplement
One Geniux pill per day is all you need to unlock the brain – that’s what the manufacturer is saying. But, does Geniux really work?
Can you put your decision on hold and read what we have to say in this section about the Geniux supplement.
Proprietary Blend: Geniux contains several ingredients, but the maker has taken the proprietary blend route (i.e.) the exact amount of each ingredient added to the mix isn’t revealed.
In fact, you’ll have to search hard on their website to find the names of substances added as ingredients.
The website states that Geniux contains 20 ingredients, which you won’t find anywhere on the website.
A few years ago, customers found only 4 substances (Gelatin, Eleuthero, Caffeine, and Bee Pollen) listed on the manufacturer’s website.
Later, the list was updated and 6 more ingredients (Huperzine A, Vinpocetine, Alpha-GPC, Bacopa Monnieri, GABA, and Tyrosine) were added.
The mechanism of action and benefits of each of these ingredients is listed above in the ‘Ingredients’ section.
Geniux False Advertising: False advertising by some supplement companies that claim to improve the physical and/or mental health has earned the whole supplement industry a bad name.
Actually, it’s not that difficult to spot deceptive advertising online.
Take for example Geniux; during the course of our research, we found a few sponsored ads mentioning that the supplement is the first brain super drug to be approved by the FDA.
The actual truth is that health supplements don’t need approval from the FDA.
Such ads are not innocent mistakes; they are planted to deceive people into buying their product.
Furthermore, clicking the news report won’t take you to the genuine CNN website. You’ll land on a page that looks like the CNN website, but it’s not.
All you have to do is check the URL to learn the truth.
Not just that, we also came across several tweets promoting the Geniux supplement.
One such tweet states that Geniux is the inspiration behind the movie ‘Limitless.’
The statement is false and the Twitter handle that published the tweet isn’t the official account of the Limitless movie.
Fake Testimonials: The manufacturers of Geniux supplement have made it all too easy for guys like me to identify fake testimonials and user reviews.
We found YouTube reviewers who claim to be ‘just an average guy or gal’ to be, in fact, actors or freelancers on Fiverr or other freelance websites offering to make videos for just $5.
The user reviews and comments that we found on various websites were so bad it had ‘Fake’ written all over them.
Geniux Final Thoughts
Geniux is not suitable for vegans and vegetarians as the supplement contains bee pollen and gelatin.
It’s also not all natural, because it has semi-synthetic vinpocetine as one of its ingredients.
We don’t have much to complain about the ingredients, but everything else about Geniux doesn’t inspire confidence.
We have given our option about Geniux in the ‘Our Verdict’ section.
Should you purchase Geniux? It’s up to you.