Below we take an in-depth look at Genius Electrolytes, to see whether taking it could be a good idea and whether it is safe to take.
Genius Electrolytes is intended to help replenish electrolyte levels. Electrolytes include sodium, chloride, potassium, and magnesium. These are all washed out of the body through sweat and urine, and are usually replenished through natural dietary intake. Genius Electrolytes is intended to replenish electrolytes when losses are particularly high, typically from increased sweating from intense exercise.
Unlike many similar products, Genius Electrolytes does not contain any sugar or artificial sweetener, and is sweetened naturally with Stevia Leaf.
If taken properly, there shouldn’t be many side effects from taking Genius Electrolytes.
Acerola Berry can cause some side effects including nausea, stomach cramps, sleepiness, and insomnia. Doses that are too high can cause diarrhea.
Genius Electrolytes is an interesting supplement, as it is composed of selected vitamins and minerals alongside Sustamine. If taken responsibly it is unlikely to cause side effects. The real issue is deciding whether or not you actually need to take an electrolyte supplement; most casual exercisers do not need to take electrolyte supplements, but athletes and those with jobs involving lots of heavy labour could benefit from this type of supplement.
However, many of the ingredients appear here in low doses. For example, the potassium levels are low at 390mg per day, so you would be taking way less than the advised 3,000mg per day. If you get plenty of potassium in the food you eat then the supplement could help to increase that slightly more, but that is all.
We need magnesium to keep the primary energy system of our cells working properly and to control hundreds of cell processes. The recommended daily dose of magnesium is 500mg, however, you only get 50mg of magnesium in the product so it is unlikely to replenish your levels.
L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine (or Sustamine – the brand name) is sometimes supplemented before prolonged physical exercise to enhance electrolyte absorption and improve endurance.
Some rodent evidence suggests that it is more effective at increasing muscular glutamine content after supplementation than glutamine itself. This is because glutamine is absorbed by the liver and intestines after supplementation. Since alanyl-glutamine is a dipeptide molecule, it contains more than one amino acid for the intestines to absorb, allowing glutamine to reach the muscles. However, this has not been shown to provide a performance-enhancing effect.
As well as this, the levels are low. Genius Electrolytes provides a consumer with 300mg of Sustamine per day, and current studies use a dose of 1-3g a day.
We do like that Genius Electrolytes contains absolutely no sugar, artificial flavorings, sweeteners, fillers, or dyes. It does use a natural sweetener, Stevia, to improve the taste of the product, however some reviewers have said you can taste the sweetener and it doesn’t taste nice.
The manufacturers do claim that the product is covered by a money-back guarantee. However, they do not state how to claim it, and the only way to get in touch with them is via a contact form, so it is hard to know whether the guarantee will be fulfilled. They do not appear to have had one in the past, as when we reviewed some of the brands other products, such as Genius Joy and Genius Mushrooms, they did not have a money-back guarantee at all. However, it does appear that they only used to sell their products through Amazon and now they are available to buy on the official website.
There are lots of positive reviews of the product, but according to review-checking website FakeSpot, most of the customer reviews are fake or at least suspicious.
Due to all of these reasons, we do not recommend Genius Electrolytes to our readers.
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Genius Electrolytes is intended to help replenish electrolyte levels, including sodium, potassium and magnesium. These are all washed out of the body through sweat and urine, and are usually replenished through dietary intake. The product is a powder that is added to water to make a drink that you drink during physical activity or throughout the day.
Supplements such as this may also be useful whilst suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea, as these also deplete electrolyte levels quickly; however, they are typically available from pharmacies and supermarkets at low prices.
Genius Electrolytes could also be used by people following the Keto diet, to help to prevent what they call Keto Flu (feeling under the weather due to low potassium levels). Keto Flu appears to be common when following the Keto Diet, because many of the most common foods that are good sources of potassium are not allowed on the Keto diet.
Generally, medical advice states that taking an electrolyte supplement is unnecessary if exercising for less than an hour, especially if it is climate controlled conditions (like an air-conditioned gym). However, if you sweat a lot, or have salty residue on your skin after your sweat dries, it is more likely that you need to replenish your electrolyte levels.
The one thing that makes Genius Electrolytes a bit different to other electrolyte supplements is that it contains Sustamine. Research has suggested that Sustamine (the brand name for L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine) may be a more effective supplement than glutamine because of its increased stability and water solubility. However, at the moment there is not enough scientific research to support its use to improve performance, particularly on humans. The dose here is also likely to be too low to have any effect.
Genius Electrolytes is manufactured by “The Genius Brand”, a company based in Seattle in the USA. They can be contacted using the contact form provided on their official website, their social media pages, or through Amazon.
Their website is glossy and high quality and the company seem to think rather highly of themselves – there is no information about the people behind the brand, we are just told that it is the “birth of brilliance” whilst they criticise other supplement brands.
The Genius Brand also make bodybuilding supplements and health and beauty products.
Genius Electrolytes claims to be a performance optimizing hydration booster. They say it is effective against cramps and dehydration, and restores and replenishes the body of its proper nutrients, hydrating you and getting you back to peak performance. They also claim that it will boost your training but do not say how exactly.
We think that it is unlikely that this supplement will do what it claims to do. It may help to replenish some electrolytes but the ingredients are at quite low levels to replace them completely, including Sustamine which also does not have enough scientific evidence to support its use in this way.
It is also important to remember that electrolyte levels can be replenished by eating food as well.
The ingredients used in Genius Electrolytes are listed below. The ingredient quantities listed are correct for 1 scoop:
There shouldn’t be many side effects with Genius electrolytes.
Acerola Berry can cause some side effects including:
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking prescription medication or if you have a serious medical condition or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if seal is broken.
Yes, there are over 100 reviews for the product on Amazon. However, it appears that the majority are fake, and that negative reviews have been removed.
There are no 1 or 2-star reviews at all, and only one 3-star review! This is highly unlikely as there are always some people who do not like a product for whatever reason. The reviews website ‘Fakespot’ also says that 99% of the reviews are likely to be fake!
The manufacturers do claim that the product is covered by a money-back guarantee or at least, what they call a ‘Genius Promise’. However, they do not state how to claim it, and the only way to get in touch with them is via a contact form, so it is hard to know whether the guarantee will be fulfilled or whether it is just a standard returns policy.
They say “It is also our promise that if you are not completely satisfied with your Genius purchase for any reason, you are able to return it for a refund or exchange within 30 days from ship date. Your satisfaction is and will always be our highest priority”.
You can buy Genius Electrolytes from the official website, as well as Amazon US.
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