Based on over 15 years of research, Addiplex is an “expertly crafted cognitive enhancement supplement” that promises to help increase concentration, improve creative thinking, boost energy, enhance memory recall, and elevate work productivity.
How’s it work? According to the company, Addiplex’s fast-acting cerebral enhancement complex increases blood flow the brain, while increasing your brain's natural production of acetylcholine and other neurotransmitters. This is why the manufacturer calls it a “Limitless pill.”
In order to accomplish this, we’re told you’ll need to take one pill three times daily; once in the morning, afternoon, and in the evening with a meal. Then, you should start feeling the effects after 30 days of regular use.
Is Addiplex really a “fast, safe way to gain a mental edge”? Is it actually the #1 rated focus and brain pill? Will it provide you with any benefits whatsoever?
Let’s start answering your questions by taking a look at the basic mechanics of the brain.
How Does Concentration Work?
This is a massive topic, but concentration is loosely defined as the action of focusing one’s attention or mental effort on something, while avoiding distractions. Surprisingly, some research shows that concentration and distraction actually occur in separate parts of the brain.
Nonetheless, whether we’re talking about attention, distraction, or … talking, the fact of the matter is that none of it would be possible without proper blood flow to the brain (i.e. circulation). After all, our brain is living tissue, and it requires the oxygen, vital nutrients, and nutrition contained in blood in order to do its job.
Just below blood flow on the ‘importance scale’ is how our brain cells (known as neurons) communicate with one another, as well as with the rest of the body. This is the essential information that makes our muscles move, our heart beat, our lungs breathe, and many more basic biological processes possible.
When communicating between each other, neurons often use electrical signals. But when communicating with other parts of the body, chemical messengers called neurotransmitters are used—and one of the most important of these is acetylcholine.
What does science have to say about all of this? Will Addiplex’s ingredients boost acetylcholine levels in your body? Will they provide any of the other cognitive benefits claimed by the company?
Will Addiplex’s Ingredients “Unlock Your Potential”?
According to their label, Addiplex contains the following ingredients:
- L-Glutamine 100mg
- L-Taurine 100mg
- Caffeine 80mg
- L-Choline 25mg
- DL Phenylalanine 25mg
- L-Tyrosine 25mg
- Inositol 25mg
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 25mg
- Niacin 25mg
- Vitamin B12 (Riboflavin) 25mg
- Acetyl L-Carnitine 20mg
- Ginkgo Biloba 20mg
- L-Theanine 10mg
- L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) 3mg
- Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 50mcg
Alright, let’s break these down and see what WebMD has to say about their efficacy, based on their review of the available clinical evidence.
Caffeine is generally thought to be effective for temporarily boosting mental alertness, while tyrosine is “possible effective” for improving mental performance, memory, and alertness following a loss of sleep. In many of these studies though, participants were subjected to stressful environments, such as military training, cold, and noise.
Food-based niacin may help reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, but it doesn’t seem that supplemental sources of niacin produce the same results.
Of Addiplex’s ingredients, acetyl l-carnitine might be the big hitter, since WebMD lists it as possibly effective for improving memory in elderly people, improving blood flow to the brain, and treating some aspects of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. But keep in mind the recommended daily dose is 1,500 to 4,000mg, while Addiplex only contains 20mg.
Where importance is concerned, ginkgo biloba is hot on the heels of acetyl l-carnitine, which is listed as possibly effective for slightly improving memory, speed of thinking, and attention in healthy adults; modestly improving symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
What About Addiplex’s Side Effects?
Generally, WebMD indicates you likely won’t experience anything worse than mild digestive upset from Addiplex’s ingredients.
In some instances, especially if you’re sensitive to stimulants, caffeine can lead to insomnia, nervousness, increased heart rate, and more. The good news is that Addiplex doesn’t seem to contain more than a couple cups of coffee worth of caffeine.
In rare instances, ginkgo can cause “dizziness, constipation, forceful heartbeat, and allergic skin reactions.”
Finally, it’s important to point out that a single dose of Addiplex contains more than 20X the recommended daily allowance of riboflavin, an excess of which can cause “diarrhea, an increase in urine, and other side effects.”
Possible side effects aside, how much will you pay for a bottle of Addiplex?
How Much Does Addiplex Cost?
Addiplex can be purchased for:
- 1 Bottle (30 capsules): $104
- 3 Bottles: $177.90
- 5 Bottles: $238
Regardless of how many bottles you purchase, all orders come with free shipping, as well as a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. However, keep in mind that this only applies to unused and unopened bottles, and that you’ll also have to ship your order back to the UK.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call customer service at +61-1-800-153-618 or [email protected]
At this price, do we think Addiplex will deliver a solid value? We’ll get to this in just a moment, but first, let’s talk about online feedback for Addiplex.
Addiplex vs. the Competition: What Can We Learn From Reviews?
The bad news: Since Addiplex was such a new supplement during our research, there wasn’t any online customer feedback yet.
The good news: Addiplex belongs to a class of supplements known as nootropics, and the HighYa team has researched dozens of these brain-boosting supplements over the years, including Brain Storm Elite, Evo Brain Pill, SuperBrain, and many others. Is there any information we can glean from customers are saying about these other products?
With very few exceptions (OptiMind is one), HighYa readers rate these types of supplements at 2 stars or less. Frequently, they complain that they don’t work, are priced excessively high, and aren’t properly supported by their manufacturers (e.g. difficulty processing refunds).
Can we say the same for Addiplex? No. We didn’t test it firsthand and there aren’t any reviews we can used to gauge overall satisfaction, so it might be an exception to (what seems to be) the rule.
Let’s wrap everything up, shall we?
Will Addiplex Deliver Value?
Imagine buying a brand new Ferrari (I know, it’s terribly difficult!). Sure, they’re extraordinarily expensive automobiles, but they’re constructed from the finest materials, feature world-class tuning and craftsmanship, and can deliver an adrenaline rush like no other.
In other words, if you can afford a Ferrari, then they can add an immense amount of pleasure and joy to your life. What’s the point here?
Just because something’s expensive, doesn’t mean that it can’t provide a high level of value, and Addiplex may not be any different (again, we didn’t test it firsthand).
However, it’s worth mentioning that Addiplex is an exceptionally expensive nutritional supplement, and at $104 for the single bottle option, is the highest priced nootropic we’ve reviewed to date. Additionally, according to WebMD, many of Addiplex’s ingredients might not deliver results in line with the company’s claims—and even for those that could provide some benefit, the supplement often doesn’t contain a large enough dose.
Finally, Addiplex’s manufacturer appears to be based out of the UK, which means that you might have to pay additional taxes when the package is delivered, or when you pick it up. And while it’s positive that the company offers a 30-day refund policy, it seems you’ll have to ship the product back to the UK, which could be expensive.
Want to learn more before you decide on your next nootropic supplement? Be sure to read The Truth About Memory Supplements!
Did you give Addiplex a try? Was it really a “Limitless” pill? Write down your thoughts in your review below!