10yrs or More
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Intelligence Plus is marketed as a powerful Ayurvedic herbal supplement which aids in increasing mental performance and hence promotes intelligence. Core benefits as marketed by the manufacturer include support for memory, attention span and ability to think logically, increased new information retention and learning and enhanced focus capacity.
Also, the formula will promote positive emotions, self-confidence, healthy desires and contentment, although the manufacturer brings no actual evidence to support these claims.
Intelligence Plus, formerly known as Study Power, is recommended to both students and adults who are going through mentally challenging periods, be they exams or work projects. The product can be used by children as well.
The manufacturer of Intelligence Plus is an Indian company established in the mid 1980’s called Maharishi Ayurveda, one of the first companies to try to resurrect Ayurveda and used it for modern purposes. Today, the herbal ingredients used by the company to manufacture their products are prepared in the traditional Ayurvedic way, using the whole herb, not just the active ingredient as it is common practice. This way, assimilation is improved, side effects are minimized and a holistic balance is created.
The company operates a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant production facility and the products are certified by independent agencies.
Intelligence Plus Ingredients
Intelligence Plus includes the following ingredient: Gotu Kola, Indian Valerian, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Vidanga, Fennel, Flame of the Forest, Brahmi, Indian Tinospora and, Dwarf Morning Glory.
Intelligence Plus is an Ayurvedic herbal remedy, a combination of ancient herbs in a modern formula that promotes enhanced mental performance, mental energy and overall positive emotional state and self confidence.
Ashwagandha, also known as Withania Somnifera, was traditionally used by Ayurvedic medics to treat carbuncles, ulcers and was locally applied to tumors. Today, the plant is commonly used for its adaptogenic property, meaning it helps the body cope with every day stress and adapt rapidly to stressful situations.
Although research is limited, some studies showed that the plant is effective in improving thinking ability, decreasing inflammation and even in preventing the effects of aging. The plant is considered safe; however, long-term safety of is not known. Side effects occur in case of large dosage and include vomiting, diarrhea and stomach problems.
Brahmi dates back to more than 3000 years ago when it was used to treat asthma hoarseness, insanity and epilepsy and is known as a nerve tonic and diuretic remedy. It is also used as an anti-anxiety remedy and to calm restlessness in children (ADD and ADHD diagnosed).
Intelligence Plus consumer reviews are not publicly available and the manufacturer issues no warning for potential side effects or other drug interactions. The recommended daily dosage is 1-2 capsules a day, twice with warm water, whereas children between 5 and 10 years old are recommended to take 1 tablet.
- Herbal ingredients, traditional to Ayurvedic medicine
- No side effects mentioned
- Recommended to children as well
- GMP manufacturing facilities
- Comprehensive information offered on the formula
- Some of the ingredients have been associated to side effects even if mild
- Lack of consumer testimonials to assess its effectiveness
Intelligence Plus is a natural herbal remedy based on Ayurveda principles. The fact that the entire plant is used to create these formulas and that traditional recipes are respected, minimizes the potential harmful side effects. Also, the product is safe to be used by children older than 5. There are no side effects, drug interactions or warnings issued by the manufacturer regarding the formula. However, without any consumer reviews available, it is hard to assess its effectiveness and if there are in fact any side effects associated.
The manufacturer promotes long-term use of the formula for optimal effects, even though some of the ingredients have not been sufficiently tested and long term side effect are not known. We recommend the advice of a healthcare professional.