Qualia Mind is regarded as one of the top-rated nootropic supplements. It is manufactured and distributed by Neurohacker Collective and we must say that it has done a great job. This nootropic is the best option for anyone looking for a fast and quick nootropic to boost their brain function and memory. However, we think that this supplement is a bit expensive and should have been cheaper.
Is Qualia Mind good?
Although Neurohacker Collective introduced this nootropic a few years ago, it has gained much popularity due to its fast action. Today, it is one of the most popular nootropics in the world. It has done this job in a short time and is now the most powerful and highly-rated brain supplement in the market.
What is the function of Qualia Mind?
I’m sure after knowing about its demand and popularity, you would also be curious to know how it works and what it does.
According to the manufacturers, Qualia Mind is a nootropic designed to enhance brain function. It contains ingredients that make it act fast and users can experience quick results.
Some other functions specifically performed by Qualia Mind are:
- Boost focus and concentration
- Promotes mental clarity
- Nourishes the brain and increases nutrition
- Lifts brain fog
- Increases energy levels
Qualia Mind focuses on improving immediate and short-term mental functions. Although Qualia Mind has not mentioned if it provides long-term brain health, neuroplasticity, or prevents cognitive decline or not, it does promise to rapidly improve concentration, mental stamina, and focus.
Qualia Mind ingredients:
Qualia Mind contains many ingredients and we have discussed each of them below.
· Bacopa monnieri extract – 300mg:
Bacopa monnieri is the main ingredient of Qualia Mind and in fact, the best selling point of this supplement. According to research, Bacopa monnieri extract improves memory function and brain concentration. It is best for older people and people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The extract used in this supplement is potent. This extract works very fast and shows significant results.
· Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL – 500mg:
ALCAR increases energy metabolism and therefore, it is commonly used as a sports supplement. Athletes who use this feel a good change as their energy level increases and they feel more active than usual. Researchers claim that besides increasing energy, ALCAR also improves brain function and supports memory recall. However, we think that such a small quantity of ALCAR added in Qualia Mind may not be able to improve cognitive function in a noticeable way.
· Uridine-5-Monophosphate heptahydrate disodium – 250mg:
Uridine monophosphate is a very interesting and most exciting yet understudied nootropic right now. The studies on uridine monophosphate suggest that it is a great nootropic for improved learning and synaptic formation. However, we believe that 250 mg is too much. If you want to see improved results, 100 mg is enough. The large quantity might be the reason that Qualia Mind shows immediate results.
· Rhodiola rosea extract – 300mg:
Rhodiola Rosea is an excellent and great anxiolytic. It is best for people who suffer from anxiety and stress. Consuming Rhodiola Rosea extract will help you reduce anxiety and improve your brain function. The 300 mg of Rhodiola Rosea is the best quantity to make anyone relaxed and clear-headed in conditions of extreme stress.
· Artichoke leaf extract – 500mg:
Artichoke leaf extract is also a good nootropic for improving brain function. According to research, luteolin, a specific artichoke leaf extract, performs its function by inhibiting the action of PDE4. PDE4 is an enzyme that breaks down cAMP in the brain. When the action of PDE4 is inhibited, it will result in an increase in brain cell signaling. However, we can’t really say if artichoke extract increases focus and concentration.
· N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – 250mg:
Tyrosine is an amino acid but it is a bit different from other amino acids. According to research, tyrosine helps relieve stress in older adults. Clinical trials were carried out and the results showed that tyrosine improved the cognitive effects in people placed under extreme stress, cold exposure, and sleep deprivation. In this way, it has proved to be the best nootropic for students with studies anxiety and people with stressful jobs. 250 mg is an ideal dosage for observing long-lasting and quick results.
· DL-Phenylalanine – 300mg:
We believe that phenylalanine does not have any function in boosting brain function and therefore, its addition in Qualia Mind is useless. Its exact function in the human body is only to act as a building block of proteins.
· Alpha-GPC – 200mg:
Alpha-GPC is the main powerhouse of Qualia Mind. According to research, Alpha-GPC effectively increases the levels of acetylcholine in the brain. As we know that acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is important in learning and memory storage. When the levels of acetylcholine are increased, it will result in increased memory recall, faster information processing, and faster reaction times. So, we can say that Alpha-GPC is the best brain and memory booster. As it is in combination with citicoline, 200 mg is enough for quick results.
· L-Theanine – 200mg:
Theanine is also an amino acid as is known to be a great and effective nootropic. It is found in high concentrations in black tea and reduces the side effects of caffeine in the body. It increases the focus. However, it does not have any brain-boosting properties of its own.
· Coffeeberry WCFE – 129mg:
Whole Coffee Fruit Extract (WCFE) is one of the most talked-about topics in the world right now. Researches have proved that WCFE increases BDNF levels and protects the brain cells from damage. It should also be taken into consideration that 129 mg of WCFE used in Qualia Mind provides about 90 mg of caffeine, the same as an average espresso.
· Citicoline – 150mg:
Citicoline will always be our favorite nootropic for boosting brain function. It works the same as Alpha-GPC and increases the levels of acetylcholine in the body. It helps to improve focus, increases concentration, recalls the memory, and promotes healthy brain cell formation. Citicoline has many benefits and is used in the treatment of a lot of diseases related to the brain.
You don’t need to use both Citicoline and Alpha-GPC at the same time. Just pick the right one and use it regularly. 250 mg of Citicoline is enough dosage per day.
· Taurine – 200mg:
Taurine is also an amino acid and is known to promote general health. It has no nootropic effect on its own but people use it for cardiovascular health. However, we believe that any brain supplement should not contain so much taurine.
· Mucuna pruriens – 100mg:
Mucuna pruriens is used in biohacking circles. It is used in hormone supplements and raise testosterone production in testes. These claims are also proved by clinical studies. Higher testosterone levels improve brain functions and overall mood. However, we don’t think it adds much to Qualia Mind.
· Theobromine – 100mg:
It is believed that Theobromine is an alternative to caffeine as it is found in cocoa. Caffeine is a well-known stimulant capable of improving focus and boosting brain function. However, studies have found that caffeine is 10 times stronger than Theobromine. Therefore, if you want a stimulant to improve your concentration and focus, it is better to use caffeine as it is much stronger.
· Celastrus paniculatus seed extract – 60mg:
Celastrus paniculatus is a tree found in India. However, according to our knowledge, Qualia Mind is the only nootropic that contains this ingredient. Although the official site of Qualia Mind provides proof of the studies related to Celastrus paniculatus, we don’t think these studies are as convincing as other supplements.
· Phosphatidylserine – 100mg:
Phosphatidylserine is an important ingredient of Qualia Mind as it is a necessary component of brain cell membranes. If you don’t have enough phosphatidylserine, your brain won’t be able to get rid of the dying brain cells. Hence, it is important for cell signaling.
The levels of phosphatidylserine in the body lower with the advancing age. Therefore, we should take supplements that improve the levels of phosphatidylserine. According to research, supplements containing phosphatidylserine help improve cognitive functions in older people. Qualia Mind contains 100 mg of it, and we think it is enough for visible results.
· Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract – 50mg:
Out of all the ingredients found in Qualia Mind, Gingko Biloba leaf extract is one of the most beneficial ingredients for older people who suffer from memory loss. Gingko Biloba functions by dilating the blood vessels and increasing blood viscosity. In this way, it improves cerebral blood flow. This will eventually lead to better brain performance as the brain cells are well oxygenated. However, we believe that the dosage of Ginkgo Biloba should be a bit more than 50 mg if we want to see visible results.
· DHA – 80mg:
According to research, consuming DHA helps a lot in boosting brain function. It promotes a healthy brain with a reduced risk of cognitive decline. DHA is helpful in these functions because it makes up a large portion of the brain’s grey matter.
· Huperzina serrata leaf extract (1% Huperzine A) – 5mg:
Huperzine-A inhibits the function of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine between synapses. The inhibition of acetylcholinesterase results in a rapid build-up of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine has multiple functions in improving mental performance. However, according to studies, you have to regularly cycle Huperzine-A.
· Coleus forskohlii root extract – 20mg:
It is not commonly found in nootropics because it does not improve cognition. However, it is a common ingredient in testosterone boosters. We did search on it but were unable to find reliable and supportive studies that could prove the role of Coleus forskohlii root extract in improving brain function. Therefore, we think that this ingredient is of no use in Qualia Mind.
· PQQ – 10mg:
It is a quinone molecule that has the ability to act as a redox agent, meaning that after acting as an anti-oxidant, it is recycled back into its active form by glutathione. According to research, PQQ reduces the biomarkers of inflammation by 45%.
After reading and analyzing the ingredients, we think that Qualia Mind is an amazing nootropic supplement. It has the ability to enhance several aspects of cognitive function. It improves brain health, processes information and helps in memory recall, and helps you to concentrate on your task.
The impressive part of Qualia Mind is that unlike other brain-boosting supplements, users will see results quickly. In fact, you don’t have to wait for several weeks to notice the results. Once you take its dose, you will experience results in a couple of hours. The results include improvement in mental energy and focus. In the case of memory recall and learning, results will be seen within 6 weeks, or in less time for some people.
However, we can say that this supplement is far from perfect. This is because it contains several useless ingredients that do not play any significant role in cognitive function. These include Mucuna pruriens, Taurine, and Phenylalanine. None of these substances are known to improve cognition in any way.
Also, because of the ingredient Huperzine-A, you need to cycle Qualia Mind as any carelessness may lead to severe side effects.
Seeing its formula, we think that it could be put together in a better way. For example, there was no use in adding both Citicoline and Alpha-GPC as only one is recommended to pick and dose properly.
Talking about the cost, Qualia Mind is way too expensive than it should be. You can easily get all these benefits from another supplement at almost half the price.
To conclude, Qualia Mind is not a bad nootropic at all. It will work for a majority of people and they will surely get quick results. However, there are more balanced stacks worth the money.
If you want a short-term brain booster and don’t mind with the money being more or less, you can give Qualia Mind a try. However, if you want a simple formula with minimal side effects with total brain optimization and good value for the money, we will recommend you to consider other nootropics.
How much does Qualia Mind cost?
Each bottle of Qualia Mind contains 154 capsules. The daily serving is 7 capsules and one bottle can last for 22 days. The first bottle you buy will be at a discounted rate and will cost around $69.50. However, the second bottle will be around $119. If we compare this supplement with others, we come to the point that Qualia Mind has really disappointed us in the terms of money. Other top-rated supplements are much cheaper than Qualia Mind.
Is Qualia Mind safe?
We think that Qualia Mind is a safe supplement and its risks of side effects are low.
Neurohacker Collective is a respected and well-acknowledged brand. Customers really like its products and we’re sure they won’t risk causing harm to customers. Therefore, if you are using this supplement according to your doctor’s advice, we think it will be safe for you. This is because all the ingredients in Qualia Mind are natural and widely used in different supplements. Also, all the ingredients have been tested through clinical trials.
Qualia Mind does contain ingredients that play no role in boosting brain function and focus. However, these ingredients have also not caused any side effects.
As each daily dose of Qualia Mind provides around 90 mg of caffeine, which is known for some effects, we must say that Qualia Mind is not completely safe. Some side effects are associated with it due to caffeine. 90 mg is the same amount of caffeine we get from an espresso. We all know that 90 mg of caffeine is enough to produce noticeable physical effects that include:
- Difficulty in focusing
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
Therefore, it is important to take track of your daily caffeine intake to make sure that you are not consuming too much of it. Also, it is important to note that long-term use of caffeine can lead to hypertension, chronic insomnia, and dependency. Therefore, do not take coffee and Qualia Mind at the same time, consider taking only one. If you are using other stimulants at the same time or are sensitive to caffeine, it is better to use a caffeine-free nootropic.
On the other hand, if you are taking track of your daily caffeine consumption and are not overly affected by it, Qualia Mind will be safe for you. Caffeine is well-known and is potentially safe if used in sensible amounts.
Besides caffeine, all other ingredients used in Qualia Mind are considered being safe for regular and long-term consumption. However, the manufacturers say that you have to be very careful of one ingredient, Huperzine A.
Huperzine-A side effects:
Huperzine-A increases the concentration of acetylcholine in the brain by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, involved in the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain. The inhibition of acetylcholinesterase results in increased production of acetylcholine.
In short, we can say that acetylcholine increases brain function, mental clarity, drives focus, and increases concentration. However, too much acetylcholine is also harmful. If you keep your brain’s acetylcholine ‘’emergency release valve’’ turned off for long periods, its levels will increase rapidly and will cause serious problems.
Some of the common side effects observed due to excess acetylcholine in the brain are:
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of motivation
- Short-term memory loss
- Inability to focus
In order to avoid these side effects, you should continuously cycle Huperzine-A. Although Qualia Mind does not contain too much Huperzine-A, the amount only determines your cycle length. After consuming it for 3-4 weeks, you should take a one week break. After a few cycles, take a longer break so your mind can reset.
If you’ve read the full review, you would have known that we have very mixed feelings about this supplement.
It is great to use as a daily brain supplement. Qualia Mind quickly boosts our focus, stimulates mental clarity, and enhancing our learning. It will show its results in a few hours after consuming and will help a lot with memory recall.
However, if we compare it to other nootropics in the market, Qualia Mind does not seem to be worth the purchase. The biggest issue with Qualia Mind is that it is over-priced. It will cost almost four times more money than a regular nootropic in the market. So, you can buy a cheaper and maybe better product than Qualia Mind in the market.
What dosage of Qualia Mind should I take?
Each does of Qualia Mind consists of 7 capsules. Neurohacker Collective suggests that if you want to see quick results, you should take all 7 capsules early in the morning. However, as Qualia Mind has long-lasting effects, it does not matter at which time of the day you take it.
Does Qualia Mind contain caffeine?
Yes, Qualia Mind contains caffeine, although it is not listed in the ingredients. The ingredient WCFE contains caffeine and every dose of 7 capsules of Qualia Mind consists of roughly 90 mg of caffeine.
Is there any difference between Qualia Mind and Qualia Focus?
Qualia Mind and Qualia Focus are both nootropics, manufactured by Neurohacker Collective. Both were made for different users and both have different effects. Qualia Mind produces short-term but quick results by increasing focus, memory, learning, and information processing. On the other hand, Qualia Focus produces long-term results by promoting brain growth and development.