We live in a world where it’s pretty difficult to determine which supplements are worth your time and which ones are not. With the influx of venture capitalists, it’s possible for a once well-managed brand to start compromising on standards all in the name of moving more units.
And, therefore, when we first came across Azoth and the fact that the company describes it as the “strongest all-in-one product,” we almost mistook it for another overrated brain supplement out there. That’s until we took a second look at the product itself, its ingredients, the people behind it, and the reviews posted about it.
Azoth Nootropic Supplement – Product Overview
This is an American nootropic brand which confidently claims to be fully manufactured, packaged and supplied from within the country. This is a far cry from the industry trend whereby we have seen companies contracting manufacturers from China to do the job.
The beauty about having a supplement that’s entirely made in the US is that it’s possible to monitor the quality especially if the manufacturing and packaging processes are done in cGMP facilities.
We managed to track down the companies head offices to 1 Franklin St., Suite 1609 in Boston, Massachusetts. The fact that they have a physical address goes a long way to confirm that they are indeed legitimate and not some fly-by-night warriors.
It’s not clear when the company was founded but we can confirm that it is owned by a young entrepreneur by the name Prady Tewarie. At just 28 years of age, Prady is also behind three other companies: Tewarie Enterprises, PRT Holding and Ohner.
We also could confirm that the company is fully funded by the entrepreneur’s seed capital. With no VCs involved, it’s possible for them to focus more on delivering personalized services and building loyalty as opposed to hitting certain sales target. So, to this end, the company is rather tiny but prides itself in the ability to provide personalized services to its clientele.
Does it Work?
The product has so far attracted mixed reviews from those who use it. Fortunately, most of the reviews, 81% to be precise are quite positive. Still, there’s a decent 19% population of those who have used it who didn’t like it. Luckily, the company has a 30-day money back policy in place which can protect you in case you fall in the 19%.
Enough with the “big data,” let’s now get to the specifics. What is Azoth actually made of? Here’s a closer look at its ingredients.
1. L-Tyrosine (500 mg)
This is an amino acid which besides providing your brain with the building blocks it needs for growth also has the potential to improve alertness. It also increases the presence of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates your brain’ pleasure centers.
The typical dosage of this natural stimulant is 500 to 1000 mg which means that what Azoth provides you with falls within the recommended range.
The only issue we could pick is that there’s a more effective form of L-Tyrosine available and that is N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine. So, what you get here isn’t really the best as the manufacturer would like you to believe.
2. Ashwagandha (500 mg)
This is a well-known adaptogen, effectively meaning that it helps your body manage stress and recover better after trauma. Besides that, it helps ease anxiety providing you with a better chance to focus on your day-to-day activities.
3. Phosphatidylserine (500 mg)
Also known as PS, this is actually a healthy fat that’s required to cover and protect the brain cells. It is commonly used in the management of ADHD and cognitive-decline related ailments. On a day-day basis, PS helps maintain the fluidity of the brain cells effectively increasing the rate at which nutrients are transmitted.
Needless to say, you need quite some PS every day to improve your creativity and speed of learning.
4. Sulbutiamine (400 mg)
This is a synthetic nootropic that’s mainly used in the management of fatigue or weakness. It is commonly sold as an over-the-counter dietary supplement. That said, if you’re looking for an all-natural nootropic stack, it’s clear that Azoth is not one of those.
5. Bacopa Monnieri (300 mg)
Each time you spot Bacopa Monnieri on a stack’s list, you need to view it as a memory enhancer. It particular slows down cognitive decline meaning it can be counted on to prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s. It also has the ability to sharpen your cognitive function.
6. Teacrine (100 mg)
Commonly known as Theacrine, Teacrine’s main job is to boost brain energy, improve mood and enhance mental clarity. It has also been theorized to inhibit adenosine which effectively makes it a wonderful pre-workout supplement.
7. Alpha GPC (300 mg)
Alpha GPC is yet another one of the powerful tools involved in the prevention of cognitive decline. As a nootropic, it contributes to memory formation and improves your ability to learn. At the same time, it optimizes the effects of acetylcholine which is required in the hippocampus to create memories.
Best of all, Alpha GPC contains choline which makes it an all-in-one kind of supplement because it’s capable of improving memory while powering up your brain at the same time.
8. Huperzine A (1%)
Huperzine A is used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis which is a muscle disease. But beyond that, the noot has the ability to increase alertness and energy. Some pundits theorize it as having the ability to play a pivotal role in memory and learning enhancement. This powder is extracted from the Chinese club moss (also known as Huperzia serrata).
9. Bioperine (10 mg)
This is an alkaloid that’s also commonly known as Piperine. It’s found in black pepper and is reputed for its anti-inflammatory effects. The version of Bioperine found in Azoth is a patented form which is meant to increase the bioavailability of the drug. Lastly, Piperine is a serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine boosters which also makes it a memory enhancer.
Given the kind of ingredients included in this stack, it’s difficult to determine what exactly it’s supposed to do. Is it meant to increase brain energy? Or is it a memory booster? Is it just an anti-anxiety remedy with a few anti-oxidant properties?
In our view, Azoth is a collection of all manner of ingredients, ostensibly to appeal to a wider market segment. It’s no wonder they refer to it as an all-in-one stack.
In our view, though, it’s better to have a specialized stack which only features a handful of ingredients that achieve one objective. This kind of approach, in our view, eases the strain on your liver and kidneys and enables you to only invest in a product that’s best suited for whatever need you might be having.
But to be fair, Azoth seems to do a pretty good job of enhancing focus. It’s a much better alternative to energy drinks and it doesn’t have the typical caffeine crash.
Who Takes Azoth?
We’d recommend Azoth to the modern, savvy creative person who needs a bit more energy to perfect their trade. It’s also an awesome stack for folks who go to the gym regularly as it can help keep your power supply at its optimal and your motivation burning.
That said, if you have a sensitive stomach, this might not be the best noot stack to settle for as it has a wide array of ingredients some of which might cause stomach complications if taken in large quantities.
Also, if you are really specific about what you need e.g. clearing a brain fog, improving memory or improving brain energy, your best bet would be to go for a specialized kind of product, not a one-size-fits-all.
- Taken in large dosages, Azoth may cause a heartburn
- Large doses of Ashwagandha may cause a stomach upset or diarrhea
- If taken for long and in large quantities, it may lead to an increase in bowel movements
What’s The Recommended Dosage?
The recommended daily serving for Azoth is 2 to 3 capsules. Ideally, this should be accompanied by a light and fatty meal e.g. whole eggs, some nuts, salmon or any other source of healthy fats. This is quite different from the trend where most nootropics are taken on an empty stomach in the morning.
Unfortunately, the company doesn’t provide free samples or a trial and so, there is no way to confirm if the product works for you without committing your hard-earned cash. The good thing, however, is that there’s a 30-day iron-clad money back guarantee in place for you although in that case, you’d have to incur the cost of shipping the used product back to the manufacturer.
In terms of effectiveness, we’d give Azoth a well-deserved 7.5 out of 10 rating. It’s a good product especially for entry-level users but far from perfect.