About Addex IQ

By HighYa Staff

Backed by research-driven human studies, Addex IQ’s scientifically proven blend of 100% natural ingredients can enhance neurotransmitters in the brain, leading to intense focus, mental clarity, cognitive precision, improved memory, increased energy levels, and “powerful” motivation. All you have to do is take one pill every morning.

The supplement’s “potent focus factors” can also provide you with the ability to store new learned information efficiently, give you a “mental edge,” and boost your mood, all while being completely safe. Which is why Addex IQ claims to be the “#1 rated all natural smart pill.”

Why are you here? Probably because you want to know if Addex IQ is the real deal, or just another supplements scam intended to steal your hard-earned money. Is it really the “advanced cognitive formula” claimed by the manufacturer, or just a blend of unknown ingredients? We’ll sort through everything here.

Speaking of ingredients, that’s what we’ll discuss first.

What Ingredients Does Addex IQ Use to Boost Brainpower?

The short answer is that we’re not told. Well, that’s not completely true. The Addex IQ website does mention a “100% Pure Phosphatidylserine Complex,” but there’s no label or mention of any other ingredients.

To this extent, phosphatidylserine is listed as possibly effective for reducing some side effects related to age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease. But here’s an important caveat: Existing clinical research only references phosphatidylserine obtained from cow’s brains, not derived from soy and cabbage. As such, it’s unknown whether it (or proprietary plant-derived phosphatidylserine, like SerinAid) will provide any of the same benefits.

Just to reiterate though, without a label, there’s no way to know exactly how much phosphatidylserine Addex IQ contains, or whether or not this is enough to be effective.

Pro tip: See our extensive supplements ingredients section for in-depth information about common ingredients found in products like Addex IQ!

Speaking of which, what does Addex IQ’s competition look like?

The Brain-Boosting Supplements Industry

There’s certainly a lot to be thankful for, but living in modern times is pretty stressful, and many of us are looking for an edge; something to help us safely perform better at work and at play. As a result, the brain health supplements industry has exploded over the past couple years, meaning that there are literally hundreds of options like Addex IQ available, including Geniux, Brain Storm Elite, and many others.

In fact, if you compare the Addex IQ website with CogniMaxx XL’s website, you’ll see that they’re very similarly designed and make many of the exact same claims. What’s going on here? We’ll get to that in a second, but first, let’s talk about customer feedback for supplements like these.

Here on HighYa (as well as on many other consumer review websites), nootropic supplements like Addex IQ tend to come with 2-star average ratings. And while some of these have a couple dozen reviews and others have just a handful, most complaints seem to center around 3 primary concerns:

  • Failure to work as advertised. Either they didn’t get the results they expected, or the supplements didn’t work at all.
  • High price. Granted, if you paid a lot for a supplement that didn’t work, you might feel overcharged as well (more about this next).
  • Poor customer service. Whether it was canceling free trials or requesting refunds, a lot of readers claimed to have experienced rude staff who were less-than-willing to help.

Alright, let’s discuss Addex IQ’s price before giving you our final opinion about the supplement.

How Much Does Addex IQ Cost?

We talked briefly about free trials in the previous section, and thankfully, it doesn’t appear that you’ll have to worry about this (or the sneaky autoship programs that follow) with Addex IQ. Instead, the supplement is available in the following quantities:

  • 1 Bottle: $49.85
  • 3 Bottles: $113.82
  • 5 Bottles: $149.95

All Addex IQ orders come with free standard shipping, although expedited shipping is available for an additional $9.99.

Addex IQ also comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges—even if the bottles are empty. In order to request one, you’ll need to call customer service at 800-736-4751.

Adding It All Up: Does Addex IQ Make Sense?

We’ve talked about it hundreds of times, but it’s worth repeating here: The nutritional supplements industry is like the Wild West of consumerism, so there’s zero governmental oversight before these products wind up at your doorstep. And even if they do get caught for making false or overblown claims (which is rare), these companies usually don’t get much more than a slap on the wrist before doing it all over again with a different product.

As a result, manufacturers can make basically any claims they like, without having to back them up with an iota of evidence. In fact, even from well-known national companies, it’s been found that some of their supplements contained none of the ingredients listed on their label, while others contained potentially harmful ingredients.

With all of this in mind, we think there are a lot of red flags when it comes to Addex IQ. It comes to us from an unknown manufacturer, it contains an unknown quantity of unidentified ingredients, it’s priced high, and the company uses a nearly identical website design as other nootropics (often a common theme with less-than-stellar anti-aging products, but the trend is growing in other niches as well).

Need even more (we think) reasons to be wary? The company uses nonsense terms like “focus factor,” provides zero clinical evidence to support their claims (despite claiming to be clinically proven), and—although they claim to have been featured on New York Times, NBC, CNN Health, USA Today, and more—there’s no third-party evidence of this elsewhere online.

Taking everything together, while we’re not necessarily calling Addex IQ a scam, we think there are a lot of other options you can explore that might offer more bang for your buck. To begin, you can read through our Brain Booster Buyer’s Guide, check out brain training software like Posit Science and Lumosity, and try changing some of your lifestyle habits.

And as always, if you’ve started noticing a sharp decline in your memory or cognition, the first person you should speak with is your doctor.

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