About Alpha Levo IQ
The search for increased brain power is kind of like the age-old pursuit for the fountain of youth.
Everyone wants a brain boost, but it’s really hard to find the cure-all for that annoying fogginess we feel every day as we try to make it through work without forgetting something important.
Well, supplement company Alpha Levo IQ says you don’t have to worry about brain fog anymore. Their brain-boosting supplement (also known as a nootropic) claims to lift that fog and give you the clear thinking and “limitless” mental ability you’ve been wanting for so long.
That brain-unlocking potential will cost you $69 for one month, $177 for three and $294 for six.
Does this new supplement stand up to the test of science? Is it really as great as its made out to be?
Over the next few moments we’re going to answer those questions by taking a look at:
- How the supplement claims to work its magic
- What science says about its ingredients
- The techniques Alpha Levo uses to entice you
- Our closing thoughts on the legitimacy of the company’s claims
How exactly does Alpha Levo IQ lift your brain fog?
The company’s website doesn’t say how these ingredients boost your brain and it doesn’t tell you which studies prove the effectiveness of the supplement. So, we did a little digging and found another website that sells the same product: www.limitlessgenius.com.
A video is the main focus of the site. The video elaborates on the power of the supplement, saying it can give you “almost superhuman” mental abilities, make you a more empathetic person and restore your “depleted neurotransmitters.” It also says that Alpha Levo is the “only approved neurocognitive enhancer.”
Does science back up what Alpha Levo is claiming to do?
We’ve spent a lot of time covering supplement ingredients (you can read our guide here) and we can tell you that each of the items included in Alpha Levo’s pills have popped up in our past research. So, in our opinion, Alpha Levo is nothing new to the supplement market.
The company presents the components of their supplement like the cast for a movie: Panax ginseng and ginkgo bilboa are the stars and the other ingredients we mentioned are the supporting cast.
Alpha Levo doesn’t provide any links to studies about Panax ginseng and ginkgo bilboa, so we did some research on our own. We found a 2000 study where doctors said Panax ginseng and ginkgo bilboa improved the memory of the study’s middle-aged volunteers.
Our opinion is that this study’s results are somewhat unreliable because the doctors who performed the research were from the U.K.-based Cognitive Drug Research Ltd, a company who provides brain-testing technology to pharmaceutical, biotech and supplement companies. For us, this present a conflict of interest, which is a pretty common occurrence in the supplement industry.
Because of this, we feel the evidence here points to the fact that Alpha Levo is really stretching it when they say that their supplement can produce “almost superhuman” results.
What are some of the techniques Alpha Levo uses to get me to buy their stuff?
If we could summarize our experience with most supplement companies, it would go like this: high pressure, low reliability (click here for a more in-depth explanation we wrote).
The product might sell out soon…
What does that mean? Well, many times we find sites that try to convince you their supply is running out, that hundreds of people have bought the product in the past hour and that you’re missing out if you don’t sign up now.
We’ve also found that these companies make huge claims (“almost superhuman” results, for example) that don’t’ have any scientific evidence behind it.
After we looked over the Alpha Levo IQ’s websites, we found them using these same high-pressure, low reliability tactics. Their alternate website, Limitless Genius, says that all the products are on sale and that their 6-month supply of pills is available for a limited time at $294.
The supplement gives you unbelievable benefits
Limitless Genius makes big claims consistent with other less-than-reputable companies. We took a few minutes to watch a salesy video posted on Limitless Genius and we found there were plenty of suspect promises:
- The pill could begin working 20 minutes
- Ingredients have been tested in more than 1,000 studies
- The mental boost you get is “almost unfair”
- It’s the only approved neurocognitive enhancer on the market
- You might become smarter than your friends and family
- Your empathy will increase, making you a better listener
We don’t have enough space in this article to work through each of these claims, but we feel confident in saying that, according to our research and our experience with supplement companies, these aren’t scientific claims like the ones we talked about earlier, but rather are marketing ploys to convince you to buy.
They gently push you toward signing up for auto-ship…
Another dubious technique we often see supplement companies use is called auto-ship. We wrote a pretty extensive article about it recently (click here to read it), but we’re just going to summarize it right now. “Auto-ship” means if you don’t cancel during the trial period (14 days for Alpha Levo) you’re automatically sent a new supply every 30 days. And, of course, they charge you for it.
We want to point out that Alpha Levo actually breaks this trend by allowing you to choose between auto-ship and a one-time purchase. They try to get you to lean toward auto-ship because they say you’ll be able to lock in the sale price for the duration of your automatic shipments.
Our experience with these types of programs leads us to believe it’s not in your best interest to sign up. If you decide to buy the supplement, do a one-month supply first. If you like it, then consider auto-ship. But again, we want to remind you that our research shows that, in most cases, auto-ship programs are created to make money, not to help you.
Our thoughts about how Alpha Levo IQ could help you
Based on the research we’ve done, we believe that Alpha Levo IQ falls into the category of brain supplements that claim to do a lot of things but, medically speaking, can’t back up those claims.
We feel that the heart of this supplement is the Panax ginseng/ginkgo bilboa combination, whose effectiveness is based on one study of questionable reliability.
What also concerns us about this supplement is that WebMD has a long list of side effects and drug interactions for Panax ginseng, none of which are addressed on either www.limitlessgenius.com or www.getalphalevoiq.com.
According to WebMD, Panax ginseng can interact with caffeine to raise your heart rate higher than usual, with insulin to further lower your blood sugar and it can augment the effects and side effects of codeine, methadone, clozapine and several other drugs.
The same goes for ginkgo bilboa, which can have dangerous interactions with ibuprofen and anticoagulants like warfarin.
We know that, up to this point, we haven’t been very supportive of Alpha Levo IQ. However, we’re big fans of promoting memory improvement and mental health through safe, proven methods. One of our favorite places to go for solid information is Mayo Clinic’s website. They have a long history of reputable and reliable information.
They’ve got a great article on how to improve your memory, and it includes some unconventional tips that you won’t see on other sites: get organized, get sleep and socialize are just three of the seven tips in the post.
Also, if you’ve decided that Alpha Levo IQ isn’t right for you but you want to keep shopping around, take a look at our “The Truth About Memory Supplements: What to Look for & How to Buy One” article. In it you’ll find explanations of common ingredients in these products, what research says about them and tips for boosting your brain without the use of supplements.
5 out 9 people found this review helpful
Overall noticable improvement
In the last 12 months I've tried a number of different 'brain pills' and vitamin regimes. I'm in my mid 40s and I've been suffering a bit with my concentration for the last couple of years, ever since I started to take statins.
Having tried all the cheap junk you can get on Amazon, I gave this a go - purchasing the 'Energize' product with it.
I'm not saying it's a miracle pill, and I'm not saying it's a real life 'limitless pill' either, but my concentration is now much much sharper and this means I spend less time working to produce the work I need to finish. And that in turn means more quality time at home, and better sleep.
The only warning I'd give - watch the shopping cart. It's easy to add in extras you don't want. I did just that, but a quick call to them resolved it. All good here.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend