Below we take an in-depth look at Geniux to see how effective it is at boosting memory and productivity and improving concentration and creative thinking, as well as boosting energy levels.
The ingredients of Geniux are not clearly listed on the official website. Whilst a list is provided describing their benefits, other sections of the website refer to other ingredients that are not mentioned on the main list. The amazon sales page provides a completely different ingredients list, which contains only three ingredients, which have very poor clinical support from trials. The manufacturers of Geniux do not appear to be very professional, and the average customer rating for the product is a measly two stars.
There are numerous potential side effects that could be caused by the ingredients supposedly found in Geniux; without knowing the ingredient quantities used, it is not possible to establish the likelihood of any of these side effects occurring.
Customers report a range of side effects including diarrhoea, stomach cramps, facial swelling, allergic reactions, headaches, chest pain, increased blood pressure, anxiety and insomnia. One consumer also reported feeling more irritable while taking the product. The full list of potential side effects that could develop are listed below in the side effects section.
A single bottle of Geniux costs around $40 from amazon, and is significantly more expensive from the official website, especially once delivery charges are added in. There are discounts available on bulk purchases, but even then, the product is still an expensive option. Each bottle contains only 30 capsules, and with customers being instructed to take two capsules per day, a single bottle will only last for 15 days of use. Geniux is definitely a very expensive supplement!
Overall, Geniux is far from being a good nootropic supplement. The manufacturers have failed to provide the full supplement information on their official website, including the ingredient quantities used. The amazon sales page actually lists a completely different set of ingredients, and it is unclear which version consumers would receive; we were unable to find any concrete evidence that the formula described (vaguely) on the official website actually exists.
Because of the use of Bee Pollen, there are several reports of severe allergic reactions, including one customer being hospitalized. The ingredients used in the Amazon formula of Geniux are unlikely to cause any significant or noticeable cognitive benefit at all.
Each bottle only contains 30 capsules; based upon one customer’s reports about the directions for use, this is only a 15 day supply, making the product incredibly expensive.
Whilst the manufacturers state that they offer a 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee, where consumers who are unhappy with the product can ‘send it back for a full refund’, we have found reports of customer service trying to dissuade customers from getting a refund, and then charging $5.00 per bottle in restocking fees.
One of the company’s advertising methods is to send out spam emails, and once the email is opened, it is automatically forwarded to the recipient’s contact list. This email chain will look like it came directly from a friend or family member, and many people have been misled into purchasing this supplement, as they have wrongly believed that the email was a recommendation from a trusted family member or friend. This type of ‘advertising’ is misleading, a violation of privacy, and we suspect illegal as well.
Overall, we were unable to find any redeeming features about Geniux at all, and we do not recommend Geniux to our readers at all. In fact, we advise our readers to stay away from this company at all costs.
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Geniux is a nootropic supplement that is intended to aid with concentration and memory, improve creative thinking and boost energy levels. Together, these benefits are intended to boost work productivity. The manufacturers mention lots of ingredients on their official website, but fail to provide a comprehensive or complete ingredients list. On amazon, the ingredients list that is provided is completely different to the information provided on the official website. Our research revealed that there have been other formulas previously listed on the label, and on the official website. It is not completely clear whether there are two formulas available, or whether the shorter amazon ingredients list is the only formula available, with the official website misleading customers intentionally with details on ingredients not used in the supplement.
Geniux is manufactured by a company called Geniux Supplements, who are based in Independence, Ohio, in the USA. They can be contacted using the information provided on the contact us page of the official Geniux website. Their phone number is listed as 844-202-0521. We have found numerous reports of terrible customer service, including trying to prevent consumers from getting their refund, mainly by offering discounts and insisting that the product will work if they keep taking it for just a few days more.
There are no directions for use provided on the official website or amazon sales page. However, one reviewer did mention that the bottle’s instructions state: Take one capsule twice a day.
With each bottle only containing 30 capsules, this means that the product only contains a 15 day supply of the supplement.
According to the manufacturers, Geniux offers the following benefits to consumers:
The formula of Geniux sold on the official website does appear to have some promising ingredients used in the supplement, but the individual ingredients are not provided, and so it is impossible to establish whether or not the ingredients are used in effective doses.
Bacopa Monnieri reduces anxiety and improves memory, and tyrosine could help to reduce fatigue. Vinpocetine could both help to improve mental energy and memory, but the clinical evidence is generally inadequate, as the trials that have been conducted are extremely limited, biased and outdated. Huperzine A appears to improve cognition in general, whilst Pikatropin reduces anxiety and aids relaxation, which is obviously useful in stressful situations. Choline could improve memory and cognitive function, depending upon the doses used.
However, it appears that the ingredients list found on amazon is more widely available. Caffeine is not strictly a nootropic ingredient, but it can increase energy levels and alertness. There is no clear evidence to suggest that Bee Pollen has any benefits, and it is likely that the enzymes found in Bee pollen are destroyed in the digestive system. Siberian Ginseng is also unlikely to have any strong cognitive benefits.
The amazon formula of Geniux is highly unlikely to work to aid memory, improve cognition and creative thinking, or any other clear benefits.
According to the official website, Geniux contains Vinpocetine, Eleutherococcus Senticosus, Bacopa Monnieri, Pikatropin and Huperzine A.
In other sections, the product description also references DMAE Bitartrate, Choline and GABA. Ingredient quantities are not listed at all, and the manufacturers have not even provided a proprietary formula dosage. There is no image of the label, and so it is possible that this is an incomplete ingredients list.
Geniux also appears to be sold on amazon, but here a different ingredients list is provided.
Proprietary Blend 500 mg
There are several ingredients used in Geniux that could cause a range of side effects. As the individual ingredient quantities are not provided by the manufacturers, it is impossible to establish the likelihood of any side effects occurring.
Studies have shown that Bacopa leaf causes upset stomachs in participants much more than placebos. This has led to the recommendation that this ingredient be taken with a meal, rather than on an empty stomach, as this will minimise the chances of getting an upset stomach. It may also may cause nausea, cramping, bloating, and diarrhoea.
Vinpocetine can cause some side effects including stomach pain, nausea, sleep disturbances, headache, dizziness, nervousness, and flushing of the face.
Huperzine A can cause some side effects such as nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, sweating, blurred vision, slurred speech, restlessness, loss of appetite, contraction and twitching of muscle fibres, cramping, increased saliva and urine, inability to control urination, high blood pressure, and slowed heart rate.
Pikatropin can lower blood pressure; anyone who is receiving medical treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension) or who has low blood pressure (hypotension) should consult their doctor before taking any supplement containing Pikatropin (also known as Picamilon). Pikatropin can also cause headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, and in rarer cases, skin rashes. It is also possible to be allergic to Pikatropin.
DMAE can cause constipation, itching, headache, drowsiness, insomnia, excitation, vivid dreams, confusion, depression, increased blood pressure, an increase in schizophrenia symptoms, and unwanted movements of the face and mouth.
Siberian Ginseng appears to be present in both versions of Geniux; side effects of Siberian Ginseng can include drowsiness, changes in heart rhythm, sadness, anxiety, muscle spasms, and, when used in high doses, increased blood pressure.
Whilst caffeine is not listed as an ingredient on the official website, it is listed on the ingredients list on the amazon sales page.
Significant quantities of caffeine can cause side effects such as headaches, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and problems sleeping.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Not suitable for anyone who is taking any medications, whether prescription or over the counter. If you are unsure about the suitability of this nootropic supplement, or any other supplement, consult your doctor before purchase.
There are numerous customer reviews on amazon; as some people appear to have purchased from the official website, and some from amazon, it is not clear what formulas they are discussing. However, the majority of customer reviews are one star, accusing the company of running a scam and selling an ineffective supplement. Whilst there are some actual positive reviews, the majority of the five star reviews are heavy on sarcasm, mocking the product and manufacturers:
This is good stuff and we call it liquid brains in a bottle. My friends and I take this and so far we have solved world hunger, won the lottery every day this year, invented wireless ac power and invisible aluminum, and we are now working on global harmonized communication using brain power only. Makes me poo a little more often, but I need time to rest my brain on occasion.
My friend bought this and after finishing one bottle, she got smarter and was able to figure out that it is a scam. Great stuff!
The negative reviews are thankfully more straight-forward, with reports of unpleasant side effects developing, and consumers noticing little or no benefits.
Took the recommended one cap/day for two days. Terrible stomach cramps and diarrhea. Stopped the caps to see if it was those or something else. The side effects stopped. Repeated the experiment a few days later. Same results. DON’T take this product.
My 73 year old mother bought this product. Within 20 minutes of taking it her face got swollen and she ended up in the hospital for 48 hours on benadryl IV drip. Almost killed her if they hadn’t rushed her to the hospital as soon as they did. Proceed with major caution.
I am giving this a one because I cannot give it a zero. The company selling this attached itself to a friend’s email address. When I opened it to see what it was, the email was forwarded to everyone in my address book. Rather than a smart pill, I think it is designed to make anyone who receives their spam appear stupid.
No way would I promote this item, you will get the same results from caffeine pills or even better 5hr energy shots. Don’t believe the hype people, does nothing for boosting brain power.
The only thing that this will do is give you a splitting headache and make you sick at your stomach. It’s main ingredient is caffeine and if you take it too late in the evening, then you will not be able to sleep that night. I returned it and got most of my money back although they charge you for shipping it back and a $5.00 restocking fee for each bottle. If you try it and don’t like it, they still make money. They only thing that made me smarter is that I will never order a product that does not tell you ahead of time what the ingredients are.
Please please please do not waste your time this product does not work at all it actually does the complete opposite I felt more out of focus and unmotivated more then I’ve ever felt even on my worst day I stopped taking it and I actually feel smarter now not being on it. I’m trying to get my money back with their so-called money back guarantee I can barely get anybody on the phone and then when I do I get a runaround do not Waste your time or money I have $154 worth of crap in a bottle P.S The only reason why this product has one star is because I had to put one of the stars to submit this it doesn’t even deserve one star.
According to the official website, the manufacturers offer a 30 Day 100% satisfaction guarantee:
We’re so confident you’ll like our product that we offer a 30 Day 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with it, send it back for a full refund. Our Customer Support team is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns you might have. You can reach us by calling 844-202-0521.
However, we have found numerous customer complaints about terrible customer service. The company try to offer a discount when customers try to get a refund, and even if customers are persistent enough to actually get their refund, they do not receive the full amount, as there is a $5.00 restocking fee per bottle! This is not advertised on the website at all.
Geniux can be purchased from the official website, Geniuxmind.com. There are several purchasing options. A single bottle costs $47.00, but with shipping costs, as well as a charge described as ‘Secure Processing’, the total would actually be $57.29.
Three bottles cost $87.00, but with shipping and secure processing fees the total cost is $97.29.
Finally, an order of five bottles costs $95.00, but with shipping and secure processing fees the total cost is $105.29.
The product is also available from amazon, but it appears to have a different ingredients profile when ordered here. A single bottle costs $40.40 plus shipping charges. Orders over $49 qualify for free shipping, but consumers who have Amazon Prime qualify for free shipping regardless of the total cost of the order.