Qualia Nootropic Review
One of the most talked about nootropics of the year so far is the 2 step system produced by Neurohacker collective –
A company who specialises in brain boosting nootropics… their flagship product – called Qualia, is sold as a premium, high end nootropic system aimed particularly for the high flying executive, and other workplace professionals…
That said, it can be used by anybody who wants to boost their brain function – memory, focus, awareness, concentration, and response to stress and problem solving.
Sold in two stages – Step 1 and (yet you guessed it) step 2, both are to be taken daily to ensure best results.
Whats In Qualia
There are a massive 42 ingredients across the two steps in Qualia, and the ingredient profile does include some well known and recognised nootropic ingredients..
Step one contains:
- Vitamin B12 1000mcg
- Artichoke 500mg
- Rhodiola Rosea 300mg
- DL-Phenylalamine 300mg
- Centrophenaxine 250mg
- N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 250mg
- Purenergy (caffeine 90mg and Pterostilbene co-crystal 119mg) 209mg
- L-Theanine 200mg
- Noopept 30mg
- DHEA 20mg
- Coleus Forskohlii 10mg
- BiopPQQ (Pyrroloquinoline) 10mg
Taking Step One
Take 3 step one capsules first thing in the morning on an empty stomach..
Step 2 contains:
- Vitamin B5 50mg
- Vitamin B6 20mg
- Vitamin D3 2000iu
- Benfotiamine 100mg
- Niacinimde 50mg
- Zinc 15mg
- Magnesium 75mg
- Bacopa Monneiri 300mg
- Cognizin Citicoline 75mg
- Gingko Biloba 50mg
- Hordenine 20mg
- Huperzine A 5mg
- Mucuna Pruriens 100mg
- Phenylethylamine 500mg
- bioperine 10mg
- Theobromine 150mg
- Vinpocetine 30mg
- Alpha GPC 100mg
- Phosphatidylserine 200mg
- Curcumin 572mg
- Green tea extract 500mg
- Lithium 3mg
- Quercetin 200mg
- Algal DHA 200mg
- Taurine 500mg
- Uridine 500mg
- Lions Mane Extract 500mg
- Gynostemma Pentaphyllum 300mg
- Acetyl L-Carnitine 800mg
Taking Step 2
Take 6 step two capsules 20 minutes after step one – always take with food to avoid any stomach upset or sensitivity
Warning – not to be taken by anybody on MAO Inhibitors, SSRI’s or other Psychiatric drugs, users taking blood thinning medications and those with high blood pressure, cancers or immunosuppressive therapy should also avoid.
There is not too much by way of independent user feedback out there… except the usual obligatory testimonials on the manufacturers official website
There, feedback is really strong, with some great reports of dramatic improvements in cognitive function, memory, focus and concentration…
As and when any independent feedback surfaces, we will post details here, as we do feel that the only true feedback is from independent users and not testimonials that the makers put onto their own website…
Reported Side Effects
A few reports of temporary headaches and stomach upsets, but nothing more serious or long term.
Where To Buy Qualia
Available direct from the manufacturers.. you have 2 choices… either simply buy a one off order of a months supply – this will cost you the grand sum of $149.00
Alternatively you can sign up for their monthly, auto ship program and have a months supply automatically shipped every month… you will then pay $99 for the first month and then $129 in subsequent months…
Cash Back Guarantee
The makers do offer a 100 day cash back guarantee, and this does also apply to opened products – simply contact the makers to arrange the return and refund..Please note it only applies to your first order/shipment.. subsequent orders are not covered…
$150 per month – Wow.. this has to be the most expensive nootropic that I have ever come across.. even the dreaded autoship program at $129 per month is seriously expensive….
Looking at the formulas In both steps… there are some recognisable (and proven) nootropic ingredients in the mix… but I do have a couple of reservations…
Firstly Noopept… although legal to sell and buy in the US, it is illegal to sell in and also to buy from within many countries… it is legal however to order Noopept from overseas and have delivered to your home address…
You should technically have a prescription and also should be very aware of who and where you are buying from – there are lots of suppliers in Asia for example, some who have been found to be selling inferior products..
Also the makers choice to include both Alpha GPC and Cognizin Citicoline confuses me somewhat.. they both offer similar effects, and usually are found as stand-alone ingredients –
Having both in the same supplement is unusual to say the least and to be honest – pointless… Another fact about Alpha GPC is that is is only backed up by animal trials, whereas Cognizin Citicoline is backed by extensive human trials.
Huperzine A is another worry.. there is no doubting its effectiveness as a nootropic, but experts only recommend its use in the short term –
This is due to possible health risks, it should be taken for certainly no more than 12 weeks without an extensive break – this is why so many manufacturers have withdrawn Huperzine A from their products formula..
Nootropics are supposed to be taken in the long term, and with Hup A in the mix, you simply shouldn’t be taking it for lengthy periods.
Overall – to sum up Qualia is one hell of an expensive and in my opinion, over formulated product… who would want to take 9 largish capsules (some user referred to them as horse pills) within 30 minutes of waking…I certainly wouldn’t….
There is no doubting that it could help provide some reasonable results and if you have money to burn, then Qualia could help…
That said…. there are some very well formulated, and equally (if not more) effective nootropics that do not use banned or short term use only ingredients …