Koios Nootropic Review
Koios – Does It Live Up To The Manufacturers Hype??
Koios is a naturally formulated nootropic that certainly leads with some amazing promises and marketing hype..”Unleash Your Mental Titan” is the lead statement…
Its manufacturers claim that it can help users achieve mental dominance by maximising:
- Speed Of Thought
Interesting Eh?… I Thought So At First Too…
The Formula In Koios
The manufacturers get off to a bad start in my book, they only fully disclose two of the ingredients in the mix, leaving the rest bundled together in a non-disclosed proprietary blend totalling 955.2mg
Each Serving Includes
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridozine HCI) 10mg
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 300mcg
The Mental Titan Blend totals 955.2mg and is made up of unknown amounts of:
- Eleutheo Powder
- Bacopa Leaf
- Huperzine A
The daily dose is 2 capsules… the makers suggest that you take first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.. to increase the effects, you can take with a cup of coffee…*
Bit of a mixed bag here.. the official website and some review sites that are so obviously marketing the product show 100% glowing reviews – largely from celebrities….
When I looked a bit more in depth at independent sources I uncovered a darker side with a large number of users reporting poor or no results whatsoever….
The Jury Is certainly Out On This One
Reported Side Effects
There are no real problems associated with Koios.. it does contain stimulants however, so if you have any sensitivity to caffeine* and the like, just take care if you try this product
sample reviews courtesy of amazon
Where To Buy Koios
You can buy direct from the manufacturers as well as popular sources such as Amazon
1 bottle ( 30 serves) will currently cost you around the $50 mark..
Any Cash Back Guarantee
The makers do offer a 30 day cash back guarantee, when you buy direct from them
As I said above.. at first glance I certainly thought “hey this doesn’t look bad”.. but as with (sadly) a lot of products, you have to cut through the manufacturers BS and look at the facts… This is where Koios falls on its face… basically it has lots wrong with it…..:
Firstly, hiding the amounts of most of the key ingredients is a big no no… quite simply as a user you have no idea how much of anything is in the mix, and therefore if there is actually enough of any of the key ingredients to have any effect..
Secondly… the makers do include some decent nootropic ingredients, but have chosen the weakest, most inexpensive versions of these particular compounds… a couple of examples:
L-Tyrosine in its finest form ( N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – AKA NALT) is a truly effective nootropic ingredient, but the cheaper, plainer form found in Koios is nowhere near as effective…
Vitamin B6 – The Pyridoxine version found in Koios is a weaker and cheaper form… it is nowhere near as good as the more expensive P-5-P (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) version found in some of the top nootropic products
Vitamin B12 – same as above.. the form found in Koios is a cheaper, less effective form… instead I would recommend Vit B12 in the form of Methylcobalamin
Alpha GPC – a reasonable, but cheaper ingredient…. by far not the best form available and to date is only backed up by tests and trials on rodents… I prefer Citicoline, as it offers better performance that is actually backed up by HUMAN trials
Bacopa – again a decent nootropic in the right form, but they have chosen to use the cheapest, weakest version…If they were going to honour their High Grade Ingredient claims, they would have used Bacopa that had been standardised to 45%+ bacosides
Phosphatidyserine – same story really…they use a cheaper ( and weaker )version sourced from Soy.. most of the best products use PS taken from sunflower
I could go on…. basically the makers of Koios have taken the cheap route – cutting quality of ingredients to increase their profits and giving their customers something that DOES NOT live up to the makers claims and promises…
The frustrating fact is that they could have delivered a really good product, and instead have let lack of care, research and probably greed get in the way…
Doesn’t Live Up To The Hype….One To Miss…I Would Strongly Suggest Looking Elsewhere….