Overview of Apollos Hegemony Brain Fuel V2
Apollos Hegemony is a brand not available in the US market, yet, but they have potential to do some good things in the states. They have a plethora of SKUs under their umbrella. Excited to see if they can transition here.
Brain Fuel V2 from Apollos Hegemony is a unique nootropic featuring two ingredients that we do not come across every day, but still need more studies behind them to prove their validity that they can play in the nootropic space.
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Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Apollos Hegemony Brain Fuel V2 on two categories (we don't have a value since we don't have a US price). We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile and dosage. This portion of the review looks at the ingredients used in the making of this product. We look into each ingredients effective use and determine if it was a quality selection for the product. On top of that, we look to see if proper dosages are being used. It is one thing to use cool ingredients, it's another if they are using them appropriately.
We then look at effectiveness. This is generally an extension of the profile and dosage section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Nootropics are all the rage in the states. New ingredients are popping up left and right, most without much for scientific studies. The ones that have been done, have been done on rice, and not humans. Brain Fuel V2 from Apollos Hegemony uses two ingredients that do not have a ton of scientific backing yet, but could be promising.
We start with 200mg of NALT (N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine). This should be dosed at about 700-1,000mg per day for the best effect. At 200mg we are significantly below the mark. Now with two caps we get closer at 400mg, but still underdosed.
Caffeine is used to stimulate the nervous system, which aids in mental clarity. We get 150mg per capsule. Other caffeine nootropics on the market are using dosages near 200-300mg. At two caps we are closer to where we’d want to be.
The next two ingredients are the ones that do not have a lot of studies…yet. MKC-231 improves memory deficits per studies in mice. It aids in the uptake of Choline, which helps with cognitive enhancement. Proper dosage should be close to 30mg, so two caps gets us to where we’d need to be.
DM-235 is a potential cognitive enhancing ingredient. The studies done have been on mice, so more human studies are needed. The ideal dosage, if you take the mice study and adapt to human, would be 10-20mg per person. Per the theme, two caps would get us there.
Overall there is promise here, but much like a lot of nootropics there are a lot of unknowns due to the lack of human studies. The ideal dosage is two caps per the studies that are published making this a 25-serving unit.
If you read the ingredient profile section, you know that this would be more effective at two capsules vs. one. That is the case. One capsule doesn’t do a whole lot for you. Maybe a bit of an improvement, but overall nothing to get excited about. Two capsules you can start to feel more in-line focus. We’ve had better experience with Alpha GPC, personally, but I believe due to the lack of human studies, we are just unsure what the proper dosages should be.
Overall this does help improve mental clarity and focus, but you won’t become Bradley Cooper in Limitless.