Designed to help you feel happier, more focused and less anxious, Genius Joy competes for a slot in an already crowded marketplace. So, does it have what it takes to topple its competition? What makes it different from the next cheap caffeine laden supplement out there in the world? This review digs deep into this relatively popular serotonin booster.
What is Genius Joy?
This is a proprietary blend or ready-made stack that’s meant to uplift your mood and improve the ability to focus. Founded in September 2015, the Genius Brand is headquartered in Auburn, Washington State. The privately held firm comprises a small team of fewer than 10 members if the information appearing on their Linkedin page is anything to go by.
In general, the company prefers to keep most of its details private. For instance, they don’t talk much about their founder’s story or anything close to that on their website which is a pretty common trend among the big boy supplement vendors.
That said, our editorial team managed to do a bit of digging and found at least 5 folks who are associated with this brand. Top among them is Mark Post who is the President of the Genius Brand. Then there is Robert Oliver the CEO of the brand who is also behind the @thegeniusceo handles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Mark is a graduate of the Slipper Rock University of Pennsylvania. He is a nutritionist and sales guru. Robert Oliver is a graduate of the Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. He is also a fitness enthusiast.
The product and the team behind it seem legitimate only that they don’t overhype their credentials.
Does it Work?
The fact that Genius Joy is one of the best-selling serotonin boosters on Amazon goes a long way to confirm the product’s effectiveness. Out of close to 1700 reviews posted about it so far, this product has a 91% acceptance rate.
That, in our view, is a pretty success rate. But if you are a biohacker, it’s always important to be inquisitive especially in regards to the science behind the product. And for that, we carried out a thorough analysis of its ingredients.
Genius Joy Ingredients
There are a total of 14 ingredients in this blend and 50 percent of those are vitamins. The rest are adaptogens, antioxidants, and stimulants.
1. The Vitamin Blend
This blend comprises Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, and D. Vitamin B1 is an energy booster that also safeguards your nerves. Then there is Vitamin B2 which improves the rate at which oxygen is used in the body in addition to promoting your overall good health.
Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacin is known for its brain-boosting functions as well as the ability to lower cholesterol levels. Moving on swiftly, Vitamin B5 helps in the conversion of carbs into energy and also promotes the production of red blood cells.
The B6 vitamins, on the other hand, is a detoxifying agent while B12 is responsible for fighting fatigue and improving the blood cells condition. Lastly, there is the Vitamin D which is responsible for maintaining healthy bones and maintaining optimal phosphorous levels in the brain.
Known as S-Adenosyl methionine, this is a naturally occurring substance that’s mainly produced in the liver. However, as its quantities tend to reduce over time and it’s, therefore, important to load up on it to improve mood levels and reduce anxiety.
Known in full as N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine. It’s a much more efficient and highly bioavailable form of L-Tyrosine. NALT is an awesome catecholamine booster which also comes in handy in fighting stress.
This is a highly bioavailable form of the Rhodiola Rosea root extract. It’s a powerful adaptogen which makes it a go-to, natural anti-stress remedy.
5. Red Panax Ginseng
Described by the WebMD as a natural anti-depressant, this nootropic is reputed for its ability to help manage general fatigue, anxiety, and the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
This is an extract of Griffonia Simplifica, a key herb that’s known for its ability to its serotonergic effects. This HTP-rich compound which also means that it can boost your mood.
The company markets this as a caffeine-free product which isn’t really the case here since their patented NeuroFactor ingredient is nothing but a coffee Arabica extract. But that said, it’s worth appreciating the fact that Coffee Arabica contains 50% of the caffeine found in the ordinary coffee i.e. Robust Cofee.
Popularly found in the green tea leaves, L-Theanine is renowned for its calming effects. It particularly boosts your alpha brainwaves and helps promote meditative thinking.
Who Takes This Product?
From gamers to athletes, professionals and even sleep-deprived students, this serotonin has the power to provide a significant boost. It can also be used to ease depression or as a first line of defense against depression. That said, it should not be used to replace your prescribed antidepressants.
Potential Side Effects
It’s generally safe to take the Genius Joy. That said, the results may vary from one person to the next and side effects may be experienced although in extremely rare cases.
For instance, the product may lead to stomach discomfort and that’s why you should start with the minimal dosage to avoid such effects. Also, the fact that it contains caffeine means that it may lead to a crash especially if taken in the optimal dosage.
The Recommended Dosage
If this is your first time taking a nootropic stack, you should start by taking just one capsule in the morning, on an empty stomach. Then assess how comfortable you are and if everything is fine, you can take yet another capsule before lunch on an empty stomach. Otherwise, the maximum recommended dosage for this product is 4 capsules (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon).
Pros & Cons
This is a clear-cut product which means you know exactly what you are getting before you even buy it. That said, if you’ve been using quality serotonin boosters with little or no success, this one will likely not work for you either.
But if you have tried other standalone nootropics like L-theanine and had positive effects, this will likely be like L-theanine on steroids for you.