The average IQ is 100, and an IQ of 150 would be five standard deviations above average. So, you could say they are the less than 1%! IQ150 is manufactured and marketed by a company called SomaLife, presumably named after the Ancient Indian drink that was said to confer immortality. These are the qualities that IQ150 promises to imbue. The company claims their product was formulated by scientists at Oxford and Yale and is compared to products including FocusFactor, SmarterFocus, Procera AVH, and BrainAlert. To find out if the product might work for you, continue reading.
The product contains nine key ingredients, and their website highlights six in particular.
Cognizin citicoline is a precursor to several important brain neurotransmitters. In addition to increasing neurotransmitter levels, this ingredient is supposed to increase adenosine triphosphate levels (the brain’s energy currency).
Bacopa monnieri, Green tea, and Spanish sage act in different ways to have the same outcome: boosting acetylcholine levels in the brain.
Turmeric is the plant used to make curry powder and protects the brain against oxidative insult.
Gingko biloba works to increase blood flow in the brain. This helps deliver nutrients and carry away waste, which maximize brain function.
IQ150 is purported to improve memory, enhance focus, make your thoughts clearer, optimize neurotransmitter levels, and combat oxidative stress that is produced as a natural byproduct of brain metabolism.
Based on the active ingredients, the primary way the product improves brain function is by increasing acetylcholine levels in the brain. This is scientifically sound, hundreds if not thousands of peer-reviewed research papers describe the loss of acetylcholine-containing neurons in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Secondly, turmeric has well-known antioxidant properties and is a hot new topic in dementia research. Neurons aren’t replaced over time, so by the time we reach 50 or 60 years old, they are chock full of reactive oxygen species that are the natural byproduct of energy metabolism in the brain. These can damage proteins and lipids that make up cells, so neutralizing them is important.
Finally, the ingredient list contains a traditional Chinese medicine leaf suggested to improve blood flow. ‘Cerebrovascular insufficiency’ is known to be a problem in the aged brain; this can cause strokes or milder, general dysfunction.
Collectively, the components that comprise IQ150 should be able to optimize function in the aging brain. But does IQ150 live up to the company’s claims?
Amazon.com contains exactly two reviews for IQ150. Five stars and one star!
Michael G. wrote the following on May 15, 2012:
I have been skeptical of many products on the market and about a month ago I tried IQ150. All I have to say is wow what a difference it has made in my life. I couldn’t be happier. It really stimulated my thinking process, I have always thought I may have ADD, however, never was tested. This product is a wonder cure and has really helped me stay focused on many tasks. I would personally like to thank the person who came up with this product and would recommend it to everyone I know.
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Art lover wrote a less glowing review on May 11, 2012:
I purchased this supplement in hopes that it would work as advertised. I’ve tried other “brain power” supplements before, without success, but the advertisement for this product was very compelling. So compelling were the ads, that I also purchased an extra bottle. After taking IQ150 for about two months, I noticed absolutely no difference in my concentration, memory recall, focus or any other cognitive improvement. By the way, if you go for the free trial directly from SomaLife/IQ150, you will automatically receive, and be billed for a follow-up, 30-day supply. You will continue to be billed, until you request an RA from the company and return the bottle. Try eating blueberries and hazelnuts every day. They’re natural and a lot cheaper.
Other reviews are harder to find, but a TV news reporter named Sarah Ackerman that focuses on Health & Fitness tried IQ150 and the online brain training program Lumosity together for 4 weeks. She found that even after 1 week, her energy level was up and she was more focused with greater concentration. By the end of the review, she was convinced that she had improved her memory, focus, and mental energy.
IQ150 Dosage & Directions
The recommended dose is two capsules per day. This can be either two before breakfast, or one before breakfast and one before lunch.
IQ150 Side Effects
Searching the Internet does not give any indication of possible side effects associated with taking IQ150. Although there are numerous mentions of all-natural, high-quality ingredients, no one reported feeling any discomfort following IQ150 use.
At two capsules a day, one bottle should last 30 days. It is sold on amazon.com for $59.95. The IQ150 website doesn’t list a price until you give them your information! However, based on the Amazon price, the cost is about $2 per day.
Should I Try IQ150?
IQ150 is marketed toward senior citizens as a way to stave off Alzheimer’s disease, but in actuality, anyone who wants improved memory, shaper focus, and a more positive outlook could benefit from taking IQ150.
The website offers a free 10-day trial to customers in the U.S. if you would like to try their product.
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