Product Name: Genius Consciousness
Product Description: Genius Consciousness is a nootropic supplement for improving cognition.
Brand: The Genius Brand
Genius Consciousness is a decent nootropic supplement that contains a few fantastic nootropics but is slightly underdosed. Is it worth your money? Check our full review.
Contains a few great nootropics
Great short-term effects
Lots of positive feedbacks
Risky for long-term use
Cycling is needed
It lacks a few crucial nootropics for great performance
I had been asked multiple times to review Genius Consciousness. This nootropic stack became very popular in the past years, so it makes sense people are interested in purchasing it.
Just recently, I have finally decided to do a thorough review of this nootropic supplement.
And I wasn’t so happy about my findings.
Genius Consciousness Review
Genius Consciousness is a nootropic supplement that was developed by the Genius Brand. It was designed to:
- Ignite your cognition
- Boost creativity
- Promote neuroregeneration
- Provide neuroprotection
Just looking at the benefits, it does seem like a very potent and powerful stack.
However, when you carefully check the ingredients, you see quite a different picture.
Genius Consciousness Ingredients
Genius Consciousness contains 10 nootropic ingredients. Most of them are brand extracts, which means they are high-quality compounds.
Also, you can find some other compounds in this formula, such as citric acid, stevia, natural flavors, silica, beetroot, and monk fruit.
We have no other information about this product’s formula quality besides the fact that this product may contain milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.
We also don’t know if the product was manufactured in a cGMP certified facility, which is troubling.
Anyhow, here is the list of all nootropics in Genius Consciousness:
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL
- Lion’s Mane Powder
- AlphaSize (50% Alpha GPC)
- SerinAid (50% Phosphatidylserine)
- NeuroFactor (Coffee Arabica)
- AstraGin (Panax notoginseng)
- Huperzia serrata
Acetyl-L-Carnitine, 500 mg
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is often added to nootropic stacks for a variety of purposes. This amino acid may boost physical performance, improve cognition, and help people with depression. However, most studies show very weak effects of L-Carnitine on cognition.
Lion’s Mane Powder, 500 mg
Most high-quality nootropic supplements contain a Lion’s Mane extract, not a powder. This potent mushroom is a great cognitive enhancer that may slow down cognitive decline.
500 mg of powder is probably too little to get the promised benefits.
Alpha GPC, 150 mg
Alpha GPC is a potent choline source that can increase the production of acetylcholine in our brains. This is our main neurotransmitter responsible for learning, working memory, processing speed, and work.
300 mg of AlphaSize means that there is only 150 mg of Alpha GPC in this stack, which is not optimal.
L-Tyrosine, 250 mg
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that can improve mental performance in people under severe stress. However, the studies showed benefits when L-Tyrosine was taken in much higher dosages (up to 2000 mg), and about 30-60 minutes before the stressful activity.
So there is not much you can expect from it in this formula.
Caffeine, 50 mg
50 mg of caffeine is a decent amount of the world’s most used stimulant. However, the formula lacks L-Theanine, which would diminish the side effects of caffeine.
Phosphatidylserine, 25 mg
This phospholipid is found in high amount in our brains. It is involved in many essential brain functions.
However, 25 mg (the actual amount) is probably too little to get the benefits.
Panax Ginseng, 25 mg
The lowest bioactive dosage of Panax Ginseng is, according to the studies I had found, 40 mg. So this stack lacks a higher amount of Panax Ginseng to get the benefits.
Also, based on my experience, combining Panax Ginseng and Caffeine didn’t prove to be a great combo.
Huperzia Serrata, 5 mg
Huperzine-A, the bioactive compound of Huperzine Serrata, used to be a popular nootropic because it can shut off the enzymes that degrade acetylcholine. However, studies show that it needs to be cycled, and we don’t know the potential long-term side effects, so I generally recommend avoiding it altogether.
Genius Consciousness Side Effects
Can you expect any adverse side effects when supplementing Genius Consciousness?
Yes, if you don’t regularly cycle the product due to Huperzine A.
Taking Huperzine A can cause:
- Blurred vision
- Loss of appetite
So it is vital to cycle the product to avoid such adverse effects. Sadly, the optimal cycle has not been found, so it is hard to give you good advice.
Apart from that, if you follow the recommended daily dosage, I believe this product is safe.
Recommended Daily Dosage
The recommended daily dosage is half a spoon of Genius Consciousness. The brand does not directly recommend taking more, but only suggests that “If you are comfortable” with taking more, you can take a full spoon.
Due to the lack of L-Theanine and a relatively high amount of Caffeine, I do not recommend taking the whole spoon.
However, as I always recommend, consult your doctor before supplementing Genius Consciousness.
Where To Buy Genius Consciousness?
You can order Genius Consciousness on their official store.
However, as it currently stands, I do not recommend supplementing it.
Please read my final verdict below.