THINQ Smart is based in the USA. The registered label address is Thinq Nutrition, 120 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, which we traced to a virtual office address. The supplement is only on sale via Amazon.
THINQ Smart is a supplement to improve memory, enhance cognitive health, and reduce fatigue, and it may work as described for some users. It comes with full ingredients quantities provided, and although not all the ingredients such as DMAE come with much evidence for increasing brainpower, you may find that some components just may have a slight effect you may notice. However, it is expensive with a serving size of 3 capsules taken once or twice daily. Added concerns are that it seems to be on sale from a company using a temporary address. Will THINQ Smart still be around in a year or so? We very much doubt it.
Although the doses in each serving are fairly low some users may still experience side effects including; diarrhoea, nausea, stomach upset, loss of appetite, vomiting, increased saliva, increased urination, contraction and twitching of muscle fibers, headaches, sweating, dry mouth, insomnia, fatigue, nervousness, anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, allergic skin reactions, and increased blood pressure.
THINQ Smart only appears to be available on Amazon US at the time of writing where it costs $39.99 for a bottle of 90 capsules. In our opinion, this is expensive.
In addition, it is actually more expensive than it first appears because with each serving adding up to 3 capsules and the advice to take 1-2 servings a day you could find that your bottle only lasts 2 weeks.
We are not impressed with Thinq Smart. Although it contains a reasonable group of fairly useful nootropic ingredients, it all seems a little under-dosed. That said, this supplement could be a good starting point for someone new to the nootropics world. We say could be, but in fact there are other issues which let this supplement down.
It is expensive, we would say over-priced when compared to many other very similar products on the market and if you use as directed, each bottle would only last 2 weeks, so it certainly does not offer good value for money.
Additional concerns include the side effects, because some users have reported that THINQ Smart causes headaches and a dry mouth. In addition, we recommend that you check with your medical practitioner before using as THINQ Smart can also react with some prescription drugs.
Overall, THINQ Smart is just not good enough to recommend to the Watchdog readers.
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THINQ Smart is a nootropic supplement that the advertising claims will enhance focus, clarity & memory, and elevate your cognitive acuity.
THINQ Smart contains 12 ingredients, mainly derived from herbal extracts including, Bacopa Herb extract, Ginkgo Leaf Huperzine A, Green Tea, and Rhodiola Rosea.
There are also some natural chemicals such as L Theanine, derived from green tea, but amino acids, Acetyl Carnitine and Acetyl L Tyrosine – two important forms of amino acids in the body that are especially important to brain health and mental energy.
THINQ Smart contains DMAE, a chemical in the body that helps make acetylcholine, the principle neurotransmitter in the brain which helps the cells communicate.
DMAE is best known for improving exercise performance, but its evidence for improving cognitive functioning is completely lacking in any real substance. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
The serving size is 3 capsules and the manufacturers recommend taking one to two servings a day. That’s a whole lotta pill taking especially if you take it with other supplements!
The company that produces THINQ Smart seems somewhat shadowy and hard to trace. The label says it is manufactured for (and not by) Thinq Nutrition, 120 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. This appears to be a temporary virtual address facility, so is obviously not the manufacturing lab. And in fact, there is no information about the origins of this supplement and where it was made. It is possible that it has been imported rather than manufactured in the USA.
We tried to dig deeper into the background of THINQ Smart and THINQ Nutrition, but did not get any real results. Any results or mention of THINQ Smart always led us back to the Amazon sales page, the only outlet for this supplement.
THINQ Smart appears to be the only product that Thinq Nutrition sells, so it would seem likely that THINQ Nutrition is either a sole trader project or a one off or rebranded product sold originally under a different name.
According to the product advertising,
“THINQ Smart™ was crafted with care and meticulous curation of only the finest clinically proven ingredients mother nature has to offer supporting natural brain function for everyday life.”
It is suitable for just about everyone,
“THINQ Smart was crafted for those desiring optimal brain performance, looking to stay mentally sharp throughout the day. Whether you’re a pilot, a teacher or professor, a racecar driver, a doctor or surgeon, a student or a stay-at-home mom your brain is the most valuable asset for your everyday life.”
The key features are as follows;
All this sounds good, but there is zero evidence to prove that this supplement will work in the way as described.
THINQ Smart may help some people, because many of the ingredients may have some effect upon feelings of energy and wellbeing.
Rhodiola Rosea has been shown to cause general feelings of wellbeing, and it does seem to reduce fatigue and feelings of stress. Many people take this as a supplement in its own right, and although only limited testing has been carried out, many users believe it works so there is some anecdotal evidence.
Choline Preliminary research has found that Citicoline supplements, a byproduct of Choline, help improve focus and spatial memory. Source
Bacopa monnieri, Ginkgo Leaf Extract, Alpha GPC, Phosphatidylserine, and Huperzine A have all been used in trials to help to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Early evidence has been shown to have been although these tests are still ongoing.
However, does this really prove that this supplement will really work as described on younger healthy brains with ingredients that do not conform to the conditions of the clinical testing?
Each serving is equal to three capsules. Information here relates to serving size not capsule size.
In truth, these ingredients are probably found in most multivitamin supplements and whereas they won’t cause any damage, their impact is more for general body health.
Many users have mentioned headaches in their reviews, and so this may be a problem with THINQ smart. Other side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before use if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking prescription medication Please take a look at the cautions box.
There are customer reviews posted on Amazon and according to the scam software we use, approximately half of the positive reviews were fake. However, picking through them carefully we did find what looked like some real reviewers who were happy with this supplement.
It’s working out great! It’s subtle but noticeable – I’ve been looking for something natural that would help stabilize my energy and focus. I did a bit of research and found this. It’s working out great! I don’t know if the added stress relief is from the PS or just the fact that I’m getting more done. Bottom line: no jitters just energy, focus, clarity and bonus – less stress.
Good Pair for my Racetam Stack – This has just about all the ingredients I was looking for to pair with my current stack which aren’t technically dietary supplements but are legal substances. So far so good. FYI on Racetams. Definitely feeling the difference, more energetic throughout the day. Will follow up if I notice any negatives or side effects. Allow looking for a better flow.
I was more focused but it gave me a major headache and made me dehydrated despite me drinking water.
Overall good, met expectations just wish the serving size was a bit smaller. At least there are 30 servings in a bottle though. Will purchase again
There is no money-back guarantee for THINQ Smart beyond the standard Amazon returns policy.
THINQ Smart is currently only available for sale on Amazon US.