So, can LifeVantage AXIO help with concentration and protect your brain?
We investigate the claims that LifeVantage can unlock a pure energy that will help you focus more clearly and for longer, and explore whether the ingredients can provide protection against normal age-related deterioration of the brain.
LifeVantage Axio is an energy replacement supplement that aims to boost your physical energy and mental performance, without the jittery, hyperactive feeling you sometimes get drinking too much coffee or other energy drinks.
The product comes in a powder form contained in handy portion-ready sachets, which must be mixed with 12-16 ounces of cold water and mixed thoroughly.
LifeVantage claims to be a science-led outfit concentrating on nutrigenomics, which is the prolonging of life through nutriceuticals. As well as caffeine and vitamins, they say AXIO contains nrf2 ingredients, which are anti-oxidant ingredients to help guard against mental and physical deterioration.
DMAE has been known to cause very serious birth defects in unborn infants, so anyone trying to conceive or already pregnant should avoid this product.
The main side effects can come from just a couple of the ingredients, but blood sugar spikes could be very serious to diabetics and this product should not be taken without first contacting a physician. It could also cause weight gain, bloating, and flatulence with prolonged use. Users may also notice skin irritations and rashes.
AXIO is an expensive product retailing at $60.99 for a pack of 30 sachets, or £50.99 a month with a subscription. If you sign up to monthly packs, you may find it hard to cancel, as you must give at least one month’s notice and this can only be done by calling customer services or logging into your ‘virtual office’.
It operates on a Multi-Level Marketing scheme, meaning they try to get you hooked up to one of their distributors who will no doubt do the hard sell to get you to subscribe to more products, as they earn a commission on each sale.
Whilst some of the ingredients are used in pharmaceutical settings and certainly seem to show some promise in protecting brain health, there are simply not enough studies in human trials to make them reliable.
The anti-oxidants may have some positive benefit cumulatively over time but as the ingredients are in a proprietary blend it is impossible to say if they are contained in a high enough dose to make them effective.
The vitamins it contains are no different to general multi-vitamins available on the market, and although they are in support of brain health and may help with stimulation, they are generally not deficient in a healthy population.
As one of the key marketing messages is about energy without the sugar and hidden calories, users should be aware that Maltodextrin is a carbohydrate known to spike blood sugar and can cause weight gain.
Overall, we do not recommend LifeVantage AXIO to our readers.
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LifeVantage Axio is an energy supplement designed to improve concentration, working memory, mental endurance, and support brain health over time. It contains a range of ingredients, including some pharmaceuticals such as DMAE, that are thought to support cognitive function.
It contains caffeine to the equivalent of about one cup of coffee but there are other stimulants such as green tea and quercetin, which can be neuroactive. There is significant variance in how users to react to the stimulating ingredients, so it is difficult to say if this product will work for you.
Many of the active ingredients are in a proprietary blend, so it is impossible to ascertain actual quantities of them.
LifeVantage AXIO claims to give you a hit of energy which will increase focus, improve memory, and give you more mental endurance, whilst protecting your brain over the long term with its anti-oxidant effects.
There is not enough medical evidence to support their claims at the moment, although DMAE holds some promise in protecting an older population. It is possible that users will experience a boost in energy, but this is mainly owing to the caffeine and may be similar to drinking coffee or an energy drink.
Although LifeVantage does not list any potential side effects, some of the ingredients could cause the following issues:
Not recommended for children or individuals under 18 years of age, pregnant or nursing women or individuals sensitive to caffeine.
The places you can buy AXIO are locked down pretty tight, so it is difficult to find recent customer reviews online. The only real scientific evidence to support claims comes from the caffeine in AXIO, where users may be likely to experience some energy increase.
This product can be purchased as a one-off but not before they try to hook you up to a local distributor, who will no doubt put the hard sell on you to subscribe. The cost is lower if you do sign up for a monthly auto-ship deal, which you can only get out of with one month’s notice and by contacting them through their ‘virtual office’. If you forget to cancel, you will continue to be sent and billed for products you may not want.
Refunds will only be given on unopened, unused product unless the product is defective, which is not a 100% guaranteed satisfaction policy.
AXIO is only available from the company website or through their approved distributors, of which there is thought to be over 65,000 worldwide. They operate on a multi-level marketing scheme, so they earn commission, bonuses, and benefits from selling to you.
They operate a strict policy that prohibits selling on third-party websites such as Amazon.
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