IQ2 Nootropic Review
IQ2 is a naturally formulated nootropic supplement manufacturers by New York Based IQ Squared LLC ..
It promises to help its users by naturally boosting all areas of the brain and its functions, including
- Mental Performance
It does this by providing its users with a natural blend of ingredients that are packed ( the makers tell us) with healthy amino acids, and minerals that help provide (i quote) “a state of enhanced, but calm focus, self confidence and intense concentration..”
The Formula In IQ2
The makers are one of a select bunch of manufacturers who clearly detail their full formula.. a refreshing change from the majority who choose to hide their formulas behind undisclosed proprietary blends..
Each serving delivers:
- Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine HCI 10mg
- Folic Acid 400mcg
- Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 400mcg
- Pantothenic Acid 50mg
- Choline Bitrate 400mg
- Raw Cacao Bean Powder 400mg
- Guarana 200mg
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine 150mg
- DMAE Bitartrate 100mg
- Vinpocetine 10mg
- Huperzine A 100mcg
Directions For Taking IQ2
Take 2 capsules in the morning, approx 10 minutes before breakfast… for an additional ‘pick me up’ you can take a second serving as and if required in the afternoon
The official website has the obligatory positive testimonials.. looking elsewhere online for independent user reviews has proved difficult…
I have just received a sample bottle of IQ2 from the makers, and I am going to give it a try out myself… I will report back with my own personal findings in due course
Reported Side Effects
There have been no reports of adverse reactions resulting from the use of IQ2.
I would like to bring to your attention a couple of concerns however about some of the ingredients in the formula – See ‘My Thoughts’ below
Where To Buy IQ2
the official website is a good place to start.. you have two options…
Buy bottles as you need them for $59.99 ( each bottle contains 30 day supply – at 2 caps per day)
OR you can sign up to a monthly auto-ship program and get a bottle sent to you each and every month on a recurring basis… this will cost you $49.99 per month.
The makers offer a 30 day cash back guarantee on your very first bottle of IQ2… subsequent supplies are not covered.
It has to be said, that IQ2 does contain some decent nootropic ingredients…. Vit B12, Vinpocetine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine can all offer some great nootropic benefits….
I am however not a great fan (to be honest) of products that use stimulants (IQ2 contains Guarana) its my personal belief that these sorts of ingredients simply give users that ‘buzz’ that you can simply get from a cup of strong coffee… the effects are usually short lived and can often lead to an energy ‘crash’ as the effects wear off… I believe that some companies put caffeine or similar in the mix simply to give users the feeling or impression that the product is actually working, when quite simply they could get the same effect from a simple expresso….
My biggest concern however is the inclusion of DMAE… many experts believe that its only suitable for very occasional use – maybe two or three times a week at best… when taken on a regular basis it has been linked to unpleasant problems such as migraine, insomnia and muscle ache.. On a more serious note, if you are pregnant, you should NOT take any product that contains DMAE as experts believe that it can cause problems with the development of the unborn babies brain
Overall IQ2 does offer some nootropic benefits, and I am sure that it can help improve memory and focus… I am not however totally convinced that its suitable for regular daily use…maybe after my own 7 day trial of IQ2 has finished, I might have a different opinion..
The Juries Still Out On This One…..(For Now..)