What we think
Here at The Feed we are always on the lookout for supplements that benefit us in a number of key categories. Neurohacker Collective has also been on the mind for some time here as they are keen on only making supplements with full ingredient transparency and no "sketchy" blends. That has us breathing a sigh of relief as despite some amazing claims from some companies we are always cautious on what is ideal for us athletes and "busy" bodies.
Neurohacker Collective says - "Qualia Mind (Formerly Focus) is a premium supplement rigorously designed to support concentration, drive and memory. Whether you need razor-sharp focus for an upcoming presentation, extra support for an exam, or are just looking for a boost in acuity, Qualia Focus has an impressive stack of ingredients all working together to take your performance to the next level." We have found that the supplement not only backs their claims but surpassed our expectations.
Neurohacker Collective says "We are the only company utilizing complexity systems science to approach formulation. Meaning we consider the entire ecosystem of the body when developing our formulas. This results in a supplement that supports cognition and upregulates the entire body for well-being."
So what's in this capsules? We thought you'd ask:
- 24 Vegan, Gluten-free and Non-GMO ingredients containing:
- 5 Nootropic compounds
- 7 Neuro-vitamins
- 6 Adaptogen Extracts
- 5 Amino Acids
- 1 Choline Donor
- Contains the rare Ayurvedic nootropic herb know as intellect tree, Celastrus paniculatus.
How We Use It
If you are anything like us you have a capsule tray of goods you take on the regular. While we don't use this "daily" we do take this during periods of need and follow the "cycle" per Neurohacker Collective's recommendation which states "Qualia Focus is designed to be taken 5 days on and 2 days off each week. This maximizes the benefits while preventing desensitization. It does not matter if the “off-cycle” days are consecutive or apart, so long as they happen each week."
Per their recommendations we also take this on an empty stomach in the morning. However, should you get an upset stomach you can introduce breakfast into the mix. We have found that this works best for us.
Ben Greenfield discusses his first experience with Qualia:
This product contains ingredients that should not be taken by people on MAO inhibitors, SSRIs, or any other psychiatric or neurological medicines. It should not be taken by people with psychiatric or neurologic disorders, high blood pressure, heart conditions, endocrine disorders, cancer, phenylketonuria (PKU), muscular dystrophy or people on immunosuppressive therapy. It should not be taken by pregnant or nursing mothers, or children under 18. It should not be taken within a 24 hour time period from alcohol or recreational drugs. This product should not be taken within 12 hours of bedtime as it may cause restlessness. If any undesired side effects are noticed, discontinue product immediately, and seek proper medical attention if needed.
Before taking Qualia or any supplement please consult with your physician beforehand to confirm that there are no potential contraindications.