But fear not: thanks to the miracle of nootropics (AKA ‘smart drugs’) in general, and Synagen IQ in particular, as we age we can prevent our mental health from naturally declining due to the daily stress we put on our brains. At least that’s what the Synagen IQ website went on to say.
So we looked a little closer into Synagen IQ, and even though we couldn’t go much deeper into their website than the landing page and the order page, this is what we found:
We think we’ve found a photo of the back label on a bottle of Synagen IQ but we couldn’t verify it, so we’re going to have to take the photographer’s word that the product’s contents are what the label says they are.
And that’s about all the information we can pass on about Synagen IQ because the company doesn’t say anything about the ingredients, their effects or anything about any kind of clinical testing on the website.
As for the website itself, if you try to leave it you get a pop-up telling you 1) not to leave and 2) to buy now because they’ll be very generous and waive the shipping fee. Or you’ll get 40% off shipping if you buy now. But if you look elsewhere on the site, you’ll discover shipping’s free anyway.
We’ll have to go with that photo of the label on the back of the bottle, so this might not be entirely accurate, but potential side effects of Synagen IQ could well include digestive problems, appetite problems, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, sweating, blurred vision, urinary problems, heartburn, joint pain, skin rash, chest pain, slurred speech and ringing in the ears.
What a good question. The web page says you can get yourself a trial bottle of 30 capsules (or 30 days’ supply) for free. So you fill in your name and contact details only to discover that you’re not actually getting that free sample, but instead you’re somehow saving yourself $100.
We tried to figure that one out for far too long but with no success – perhaps you can get the answer. If you do, please let us know, because apparently if we buy one bottle, we get another one free.
We’re told that the retail price for two bottles is $147.98, but if you order now you get one month’s supply and one free bottle (that’d be two bottles, then) for the bargain price of just $47.98.
Logic says one bottle would cost $47.98. So far, so good.
But we checked with our calculator, and two bottles of Synagen IQ would cost twice $47.98 which works out to the grand total of $95.96. And there’s a bit of a difference between that and the $147.98 they say two bottles would cost: $52.02, to be precise.
So as for that $100 saving, like we said if you can figure that one out, please let us know. Especially since right above the order summary quoting the price for ‘1 Month Supply + 1 Free Bottles’ as $47.98, we’re told each bottle costs $23.99. We’re a bit confused. Maybe we need a nootropic. But not this one.
Oh, and you’d better hurry to rush you order: according to that web page Synagen IQ is ‘In Stock’, but the ‘Current Sell-Out Risk’, in red capital letters is defined as ‘HIGH’.
It’s got to be a prank. What else could it be if there’s no indication of Synagen IQ’s ingredients or their effects? Who would fill in their credit card details – unless they’ve seen the headline that shouts – quote: ‘WAIT! BUY 1 GET 1 FREE! Congratulations! You are 1 of 5 customers selected today to receive a special FREE bottle promotion of Synagen IQ. This offer expires in 5 minutes.’ Unquote.
(We’ve had that page up for over an hour now, and we’re still one of those five lucky customers.)
The small print at the bottom of the web page says: ‘The testimonials on this website are individual cases and do not guarantee that you will get the same results.’ But as of right now, we still haven’t managed to find any testimonials on the website, but we’ll let you know when we find any.
What else could it be other than a prank if the shipping’s free but you’re prevented from leaving the site by a popup that shouts at you not to leave, but to buy now because they’ll waive shipping costs? (Then again, if you’re quitting from the only other available web page, another popup tells you to buy now… and save 40% on shipping costs!).
And how could it be anything other than a prank if you click on a ‘free sample’ link and then get told you’re saving $100 on two bottles with a combined retail price of $95.96?
It’s got to be a prank. We weren’t taken in by it. And you shouldn’t be either.
Rejected. End of story.
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Synagen IQ is claimed to be a potent smart drug ‘with an advanced cognitive formula made with all natural ingredients to fuel your brain’. So far, so good. But then the next sentence in the website blurb reads: ‘It is a safe and fast way to increase your daily energy levels.’
Hello? Which is it to be – a smart drug or an energy booster?
It’s a bit difficult to share any facts about the supplement when all we’ve got is the blurb on the web page telling us that ‘SYNAGEN IQ’s formula was engineered to ensure your brain gets all of the ingredients and vitamins it needs, in the exact dosage it needs it, to support all areas of cognitive function, including focus, energy, memory, and problem solving capability’ … but we’re not told anything about what those ingredients, vitamins and dosage actually are.
However, we did a bit of detective work and discovered a fact or two about the company, the first being that its registered address is one of those rent-an-address offices in Las Vegas, and it features in ripoffreport.com.
Apparently the office suite there – according to the company providing those rented addresses – is a ‘floor consisting of several companies’ and the company ‘gets calls about fraudulent business at this address often’.
Thank you, ripoffreport.com. And thank you again, ripoffreport, for telling us about Synagen IQ’s returns address: it’s a fulfilment centre in Aurora, CO, which, they say, is noted for unauthorised credit card charges … and health supplements.
The instructions are simple: ‘Take one pill every morning.’ Better hurry and buy some, then, and fast – according to the website ‘We are almost OUT OF STOCK’.
If we’re looking at Synagen IQ as a smart drug, we read that ‘As we age, we begin to find it extremely difficult to stay focused or be motivated. That’s because, as we age, our mental health naturally declines from the daily stress we put on our brains.’
But then if we’re looking at Synagen IQ as an energy booster, we read that ‘SYNAGEN IQ’s advanced formula is built to give you a boost of energy and keep you alert and focused throughout the day. The days of the mid-afternoon crash are over as soon as you feel the SYNAGEN IQ experience!’
Our concerns? Everything we’ve seen on the website about Synagen IQ so far:
But whatever Synagen IQ really is, you’d better buy it now and save yourself $100 – and get yourself some free shipping into the bargain. Or 40% off shipping.
Clears your mind for optimum mental absorption… Enhances neurotransmitters in the brain… Supports cognitive function and reduces mental fatigue.
Oh, and it’s also:
Built to give you a boost of energy and keep you alert and focused throughout the day.
We have no idea – sorry. So much depends on whether what we’ve discovered elsewhere about Synagen IQ’s ingredients is the truth, the whole truth … or anything like the truth.
And even more depends on whether we’re looking at Synagen IQ as a smart drug or an energy booster.
Let’s assume that the photo of the ingredients listed on the reverse label is the genuine article, and going through those ingredients we can see that caffeine most definitely boost energy, and other alleged ingredients such as Alpha-GPC, phosphatidylserine, L-Tyrosine and Vinpocetine have been shown to help with memory loss and other reduced brain functions.
If we have to trust that photo listing what might be Synagen IQ’s ingredients, we still have to say we can’t guarantee these really are the ingredients … but these are what’s listed on the reverse label:
And then there’s the Synagen IQ Proprietary Blend – 545 mg (can you hear alarm bells? We have no idea how much of which ingredient is in this blend, so there might be too much of anything here – or too little. Who’s to say?) And it contains:
We have to assume, once more, that the list in that photo refers to the ingredients in Synagen IQ, so we’ll match up side effects to those ingredients here:
Caffeine can bring on insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, stomach irritation, digestive problems, headaches, anxiety, agitation, chest pain, and ringing in the ears.
Bacopa Monnieri can bring on side effects including increased bowel movements, stomach cramps, nausea, dry mouth, and fatigue.
Alpha GPC can cause side effects in some people including heartburn, headache, insomnia, dizziness, skin rash, and confusion.
Phosphatidylserine can cause side effects including insomnia and stomach upset, particularly at doses over 300 mg – but we have no idea how much of it Synagen IQ contains.
L-Tyrosine can bring on side effects such as nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain.
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 including 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.
Usually in this section we check out who can and who shouldn’t consume the product we’re reviewing, and in most cases we can get that kind of information from the product’s website or its labelling.
That’s not possible in this case, so all we’re going to say in answer to the question, ‘who shouldn’t consume this product?’ is … everybody.
The website’s small print tells us, ‘the testimonials on this website are individual cases and do not guarantee that you will get the same results’. As of right now, we still haven’t managed to find any testimonials on the website, but when we do, we’ll let you know.
Elsewhere, this was the first review for Synagen IQ we saw on Amazon:
The seller emailed me and asked me to remove the review, as it is negative for their product!!!
RUN from this seller and product.
I change my 3 stars to 1 star now, as I still have not noticed anything and I finished up the bottle!
And on another review website, we found:
The “free” trial isn’t free! I just called to cancel while still in my trial period to try the product, and was told if I didn’t return the unused portion that my credit card would be charged. First time I’ve heard this. I was originally told all I had to do was call to cancel during the free trial period, and I would not be charged.
Nobody mentioned anything about returning the product. The customer service rep talked over me and was completely uncompromising and unhelpful. I would NEVER order anything again from this company.
As far as the product’s effects, it basically made me feel a little spaced out, that’s all. It’s a scam, the company is a scam, and it’s all about getting money out of unsuspecting customers.
Need we say more?
And here’s another quote from a review site: “I returned Synagen IQ at my expense or they would have charged my card $80+ and put me on a monthly account. If they didn’t try to sign me up to a monthly subscription without me knowing it, I may have given it a closer look. But no way when they try to cheat people, tells me a lot about the company. The product is not as they advertise it, or they wouldn’t try to take advantage of people like they do.”
We think that says it all.
If you really want to get Synagen IQ, you can buy it from the official website.