BrainPlus IQ Review – 1/5
Is BrainPlus IQ a Scam?
In a word, yes! But we’ll come to that in a second…
BrainPlus IQ is a sketchy nootropic pill with scant information, no mention of a manufacturer, no ingredients listed anywhere (I’m not joking), and a website with more outrageous claims than a cheap insurance company.
In fact, upon taking one look at the website for this product, we immediately knew that it was not to be trusted. In this review, we’ll explain why you should steer well clear of BrainPlus IQ.
BrainPlus IQ Claims
OK, here’s where we lose interest… Take a look BUT – be warned as you are about to read by far the most far fetched claim ever made by a so called supplement manufacturer – Yes… You only use 10% of your brain… but BrainPlus IQ allows you to use the other 90%… AND can increase “brain power” (I have no idea what that is by the way) by 89.2%!!!
BrainPlus IQ promises to improve even more with claims that this so called wonder pill will increase your memory, boost energy levels, provide ‘powerful focus and motivation’, and ‘improve all areas of cognitive growth, including focus, energy, short and long term memory, problem solving capabilities and much more’.
Of course, there are no links or even a shred of evidence to back this up, and those numbers were clearly plucked out of the air to fool unwitting customers.
What’s most curious is that BrainPlus IQ promises to deliver these effects almost immediately. According to the website, it gives you ‘a boost of energy as soon as you take it’ and makes you ‘remain energized and focused until the moment you close your eyes for bed’.
That may be how pills like these work in the movies, but reality is very different. Claims as unrealistic as these are always a warning sign, and BrainPlus IQ’s website as full of them, though I literally switched off my own brain after the suggestion this crappy product will help us ‘unlock the other 90%’ of our brains, like Scarlet Johansson did in the 2014 movie Lucy.
It doesn’t stop there, though. BrainPlus IQ even calls itself ‘the most advanced and effective cerebral enhancement complex in the world’. In fact, the entire website is just so crammed with BS claims and lies it’s got me gagging…
“We run out of stock and BrainPlus IQ is not available after midnight”… Unless you check back in after midnight – and see the message at the top of the website is still threatening low stocks – as it has been for some 4 months now since I first took a look.
“All natural formula” – They must have forgotten about the Dicalcium Phosphate in the product. By the way, natural food expert site OrganicBurst.com site Dicalcium Phosphate as the worst (of 6) filler ingredients found in supplements. They state… “Dicalcium phosphate – a cheap and inorganic form of calcium, which helps to bulk out tablets. It is not well absorbed and used by the body.” Ironically, 2 other ingredients on OrganicBursts deadly “don’t touch” list feature in BrainPlus IQ!
“As seen on New York Times, NBC, CNN Health…” (they list more). Oddly we couldn’t find any mention of any of these publications and news sites.
Are you still with us? I’d be shocked if you were, but stranger things have happened and so I’ll continue for those glutton for punishment.
BrainPlus IQ Ingredients
There are no details on BrainPlus IQ’s website at all about the ingredients it contains, whoever made it was too busy trying to convince us to buy it to spend time giving us any real information about it, what’s in it, or whether it will kill me due to an allergy I may have to one of the ingredients. All it says is that it’s a ‘100% pure phosphatidylserine complex’. However, a scout around the internet quickly reveals the contents of this miracle pill… and it’s very underwhelming.
- Ingredients– 800mg per capsule
- Ginkgo Biloba (as 24% extract)
- St. John’s Wort
- Acetyl-L Carnitine
- Phosphatidylserine Complex
- Bacopa Monnieri
- Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate
- Other ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Dicalcium Phosphate.
So, BrainPlus IQ does have a formula (!), but it isn’t very good, and we certainly shouldn’t have had to do any digging to find it. When we did, we couldn’t find any information about the dosages of each one, just that these are the three main ingredients:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid which transports fatty acids to mitochondria, who use those fatty acids for fuel which then creates energy. This cellular energy increases mental and physical energy to improve mental performance.
Ginkgo Biloba was alleged to protect important nerve tissues by improving blood circulation in the brain and encourages the growth and development of neural stem cells to combat cognitive decline. This was recently disputed by the scientific community who questioned the evidence proving Ginkgo Biloba does anything.
Phosphatidylserine has been shown to support memory formation and mood by improving the health and communication of the brain’s synapses. Tim Ferris
In summary, 75% of the ingredients will do very little but increase energy levels and perhaps libido – St. John’s Wort is most commonly found in cheapy male enhancement pills found in gas stations.
BrainPlus IQ Dosage
Recommended dosage for BrainPlus IQ is one capsule per day. Dosage may be increased to two capsules per day but most not exceed that.
BrainPlus IQ Reviews
We scoured the internet to see what other people think of BrainPlus IQ and it doesn’t look good. Every single review site has ripped them apart with shouts of “fraud” and “scam”. Most highlight BrainPlus IQ’s unethical marketing practices and Nootropics Watchdog said there was absolutely no reason to buy it. Those who did buy it weren’t pleased. Here’s what one unhappy customer had to say:
“This a total scam. I responded to a trial offer by this company of $4.95 plus shipping. They charged my card $89.95 for two bottles and then charged my card $79.00 a couple of days later. Fortunately the fraud department at my bank is getting my money returned. I have cancelled my card to keep them from trying to steal more money from me. Do not under any circumstances order anything from this company.”
– Sandra knapp, August 9, 2016
So What Is The BrainPlus IQ Scam?
As already mentioned, BrainPlus IQ tries to convince customers to rush to buy it with a banner at the top of the website that says it’s in ‘high demand’ and in stock, but ‘only available until midnight tonight’. Of course, that’s a lie.
It costs $53 per bottle, although when you click to order, the website tries to trick you into buying a 5-month supply multipack by default in your cart, showing only the price per bottle rather than what you would actually pay in full. You have to click through to the option of a single bottle to change that, and many customers wouldn’t see that at first.
It’s just a dishonest selling tactic in line with their dishonest marketing. Buying automatically signs you up for a ‘free trial’.
Shipping is free, but takes 2-3 weeks. There is a refund policy which allows you to return your bottle for a full refund within 30 days, but good luck with that. Do a quick scan of the internet forums and see if you can find anything but screaming complaints of fraud and additional charges being hit on the customers credit cards.
BrainPlus IQ Summary
This product really shows the ugly side of the nootropics market. It’s a scam supplement thrown together by scumbags with completely unethical marketing and selling methods, just put out there to trick people out of their hard-earned. There are absolutely no redeeming features about it at all and we wouldn’t consider buying it or recommending anyone else to do so.
BrainPlus IQ is an insult to our intelligence. 1/5 because it features Phosphatidylserine – but you’d be brain dead to risk typing your credit card details into their website. Stay away.