BodyQuick adopts the herbal approach to supplementing the brain. Interestingly enough, the product’s official website along with a variety of other review sites, such as EdibleScience.com, has mentioned that BodyQuick’s formula has undergone clinical trials by students in Oxford, Yale, Princeton, Harvard and 17 world champions. Since the founder of the manufacturing company, Tim Ferriss, attended Princeton University in his earlier life, we assume that perhaps he gave the product to a few of his friends and later called it “clinical trials”. We say this primarily because there are no links provided that lead to the trials and we couldn’t find them after a thorough search on Google. This was a major red flag.
In addition, we have discovered that BodyQuick’s formula has been changed 27 times in the past 6 years. While tweaking a few ingredients in the formula is a common act that most supplement companies should employ for the sake of improvement, 27 times is a bit of a push. I mean, make up your mind already people! Nevertheless, we plan to go over the product’s ingredients, test results and cost in order to provide you with a factual evaluation. Keep reading if you’re still interested about this Princeton mayhem.
BodyQuick is manufactured by a company called BrainQuicken – an online nutritional supplement company founded by American author, entrepreneur and Princeton graduate, Tim Ferriss. While their website is not the best looking, we appreciate their efforts of including a variety of menu tabs that touch on ingredients, F.A.Q’s, testimonials and related articles. As mentioned previously, we don’t know much else about the company other than their decision to change the formula twenty-seven-freaking times.
The website does provide us with a list of all the product’s ingredients as well as their functions. Here is a screen shot of the supplement facts label:
As we carefully go through the ingredients list, we notice that BrainQuicken has made both some very excellent and some poor choices. Some of their best picks are Vinpocetine, Huperzine A, Vitamin B12 and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Vinpocetine works well to increase blood flow to the brain and improve brain tolerance to hypoxic excitoxicity, which allows improved memory and overall better cognitive function. Meanwhile Huperzine A enhances memory storage and protects neural cells from getting damaged. Vitamin B12 aids in cellular metabolism and is essential for increased mental energy. Lastly, Alpha Lipoic Acid is a naturally boosting libido, an energy booster and can prevent memory related diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Moving on to the list of all the naughty kids this year. First of all, DMAE has been included under proprietary blend. Sneaky move there, guys! You would think that after 27 changes that BrainQuicken would get rid of a banned substance. DMAE or Dimethylethanolamine is an endogenous chemical that has been banned in the U.S., Canada and Australia for its harmful properties. To be more specific, long-term use of DMAE can lead to brain cell death. Another substance that may be of concern to you is L-Tyrosine, which works by impacting our adrenal glands. This compound increases the release of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine to boost alertness and awareness. Although it can be very effective at getting rid of short-term product, extended use of this may lead to hormonal imbalances.
Two of our members had already tried BodyQuick previously, so we decided to ask them how their experience went. While one man was quite satisfied with the product, the other one didn’t like how strong the effects were. Some positive aspects that were mentioned about BodyQuick were: results kicked in within 1-2 hours after taking the pill, you can definitely feel the effects, it increases alertness and motivation, it reduces fatigue and makes you feel more engaged in what you’re doing. These are all very good effects, particularly because BodyQuick is recommended for athletes looking for that extra edge. However, we do suggest that professional athletes check the legality behind the use of DMAE in order to prevent future complications.
Meanwhile, some of the more negative aspects of the product that were brought up were: the effects were too strong, did not reduce anxiety but rather increased it during certain occasions, caused hyperactivity, did not improve memory. These problems are not serious but it may bother those who are particularly looking to enhance their memory. Remember, to each his own.
The price of this product is average: $49.98 for 90 capsules, which is equivalent to a month’s supply. We were glad to see that BrainQuicken did not decide to spike up the prices to boost profits. You can purchase the product online via their official website.
BodyQuick is not the worst product we’ve encountered, but it’s certainly not the best. While the effects can kick it very strongly, we are concerned about the inclusion of DMAE and L-Tyrosine in the formula. DMAE is a banned substance, which may be a problem for some people, particularly professional athletes. L-Tyrosine, on the other hand, is typically safe when taken in small dosages – but that’s the problem exactly, we don’t know how much of it has been packed in each pill. If you have previously suffered from hormonal imbalance, then we recommend that you consult with your physician before taking this product to avoid any health complications in the future. But don’t get us wrong, there are some really good sides to BodyQuick as well. Their decision to include Vinpocetine and Huperzine A – two of the best nootropics available in the market – was our favorite. The cost of the product is not overly expensive as well, which could make the product a worthwhile purchase.
Awarded Week of: Wednesday February 15, 2017