This is our Madmonq review (now updated for 2021!). In this report, we’ll check the ingredients of this ‘brain booster’ to see how effective it is in doing what it claims, and if it comes with any potential side effects.
If you haven’t guessed by now, Madmonq is specifically made for gamers. This chewable supplement claims to help you “game better while improving your body in the process.”
It’s also supposed to help you with:
- Energy levels
- Resilience to stress
Supplements like Madmonq are classified as “nootropics”. These products often include different vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other natural compounds that have been shown to have positive effects on our mental performance.
Madmonq specifically aims to keep your mind sharp and performance high – which, according to the producers of this nootropic, “will help you kick ass.”
Sounds promising! However, is it really all it’s hyped up to be? This Madmonq review takes a close-up look at its formula as we aim to see where it stands compared to the year’s highest-rated brain boosters.
Pros and Cons of Madmonq
Looking for a short summary of our report? We’ve found Madmonq to be a decent supplement with a few proven brain-boosters. It offers a good dose of caffeine to keep you alert without causing a crash.
However, apart from caffeine, the rest of the ingredients in the Madmonq formula are underdosed. You’d have to chew on a few extra servings to get their full effects, which we don’t think makes it a good value for money!
- Great ingredient choices for the most part
- Caffeine helps with focus and alertness while gaming
- Low doses of some ingredients
- Doesn’t help with focus under stress (a big one for gamers)
- Missing a few core ingredients, such as Lion’s Mane Mushroom
- Contains sucralose, an iffy artificial sweetener that is speculated to alter the gut microbiome and cause liver strain (1, 2)
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Madmonq is primarily a gaming nootropic, which means it should help you stay more focused, especially during those long night sessions. The specific benefits that Madmonq apparently offers are:
- Drive & Motivation
- Reaction time
That’s quite a long list of benefits! If it can really improve these things, then it’ll certainly be one of the best nootropics we’ve reviewed at Valentino’s Naturals. Let’s investigate further.
How Does Madmonq Work in Your Body?
If this is your first time looking into nootropic supplements, it can get confusing trying to figure out what they really do, and how they work.
The truth is that no two nootropics are the same. All of them work in a different way. It mostly depends on the ingredients they use, as well as their servings.
In the case of Madmonq, the marketing material on the official website claims quite a few impressive benefits. Apparently, Madmonq works to enhance your gaming experience by boosting your:
- Reaction Time
- Stress Control
- Stamina & Recovery
- Drive (as in, motivation)
- Error Reduction
- Eye Support
- Clean Composition
Now, there’s really just one way to tell if a product like this one is legit, or a total BS. How? By looking at its ingredients.
Before we jump into that though, you may want to know a little about who made this supplement first…
Who Makes Madmonq?
Madmonq is created by a Czech supplement company called “Singularity Labs s.r.o.”
Unfortunately, our team wasn’t able to find out much about them. The official website is mostly just marketing material about their product.
Despite this, I’m left with a positive impression of the company. You really get that ‘gaming vibe’ as you scroll through their website. The design is nice, clean, and modern. All in all, a great experience.
Let’s find out if Madmonq will leave the same impressions.
Here we come to the most important part of this Madmonq review. The ingredients in Madmonq are excellent.
The doses, however, are another story. Most of the ingredients in Madmonq are too lightly dosed, which comes at the price of their effectiveness.
L-Tyrosine, Theanine, Choline, Carnitine, Rhodiola… the list of underdosed ingredients in Madmonq is disappointing. Especially when you consider the fact that these are all great ingredients – some of the best ones in business, in fact.
I’d rather see a supplement with a few optimally dosed ingredients, rather than a product that has a bunch of ingredients that have doses so light that they don’t work.
On the whole, you get the feeling that this nootropic has a lot of untapped potential. See for yourself:
Madmonq is off to a great start with this ingredient.
Also called Eleutherococcus senticosus, Siberian ginseng is an adaptogenic herb. This means it helps your body better cope with stress. In addition, Siberian Ginseng is shown to help combat fatigue – both physical and mental. Which is great for gamers. (3)
People who never seriously played games, especially MMOs, don’t realize how exhausting gaming sessions can be. An ingredient like Siberian Ginseng can be of big help here.
Schisandra is an herb with fruits that are thought to have anti-stress and anti-fatigue effects, much like Siberian Ginseng. Unfortunately, the majority of the evidence for this ingredient comes from Russia, which is inaccessible. The little Western evidence we have shows mixed results. (4)
Schisandra is also known to interfere with certain medications. I’ve used this nootropic before with little results. It’s not one of my favorite nootropic ingredients to be honest.
Spectra Antioxidant Blend
This is a tiny proprietary blend that weighs 50mg. It contains a mixture of various plant extracts, such as:
- Camu Camu
The purpose of this blend is to provide you some antioxidant protection. In theory this should help fight free radicals and oxidative stress in your brain. But since the dosage is too low, this blend won’t really do much for you. Just add more green veggies to your next meal – it’s cheaper and more effective.
Brahmi or Bacopa Monnieri is a herb heavily utilized in Traditional Chinese cure and Ayurveda. It can help you with certain things, such as long-term memory and mood.
This is due to Brahmi’s effects on your dendrites; small brain cell extensions that help with neuron to neuron signaling.
Now here’s the bad news. Madmonq only has 21,2mg of Bacopa per tablet. For comparison, Examine.com states that you should take anywhere between 300-1500mg of Bacopa for it to work.
Even if you take the effective dosage of Bacopa, don’t expect it to work right away. It can take up to 12 weeks for it to really kick you into high gear mentally.
Rhodiola is yet another adaptogen in Madmonq. This one has some unique benefits, in regard to combating mental and physical fatigue. (5)
Indeed, Rhodiola is perhaps the most potent anti-fatigue adaptogen of the bunch. You should take 150mg of Rhodiola daily to experience its full scope of benefits. The bare minimum dosage is 50mg per day. It’s sad that Manmonq only has 20mg of Rhodiola per serving, making it ineffective.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants. Specifically, they have anthocyanins – molecules that link to improved cognition and brain health.
But, to quote Examine.com, “The optimal dose for blueberry extract is 5.5 – 11g, with the higher end of the dose being more effective. The optimal dose for blueberry extract translates to approximately 60-120g of fresh berries.”
Do you know how much of blueberry extract is in Madmonq? 20mg. You’ve guessed it – this is nowhere near the optimal dosage for the purposes of boosting gaming performance.
Vitamin B6 is one of those staple ingredients in nootropic supplements. It has many small benefits for your body and plays a role in brain health. (6)
It’s not overly potent on its own, but combined with more powerful brain boosters, it can pack a punch.
Vitamin B12 is an ingredient that helps you produce more red blood cells. It also plays an important role in mental function, and as such, it can help you with energy levels.
That said, a vitamin B12 supp won’t do much fo you if you eat a diet rich in it. The only group of people who could potentially risk B12 deficiency are vegans and elderly. (7)
It’s hard to deny the importance of zinc. It affects everything from your mood to energy levels. (8) However, zinc is a mineral that your body can’t make on its own. As such, you need to get it from food.
The only problem is Madmonq has 2,5mg of zinc per tablet, which is only 25% of your daily requirement for this mineral.
Considering that we lose zinc through sweat and other bodily fluids, you can become deficient quite quickly. Which can have a negative impact on your cognition and testosterone levels. This is the main reason why I’d like to see more zinc in Madmonq.
Ah, the dreamy caffeine. Some like it, and others not so much. It interacts with adenosine receptors in your brain to help you stay alert, focused, and awake. However, in more sensitive users, it can cause anxiety, jitters, and crashes – all things that can ruin your gaming performance. (9)
Unlike with other ingredients, Madmonq packs quite a punch when it comes to caffeine – delivering 155mg per tablet. Take 2 tablets and you’re already pushing it above the safe limit.
That said, caffeine is a great ingredient to see in a supplement like this. It’s just worth playing it safe if you have a low tolerance to it. Maybe start with just half a tablet to avoid side effects.
Now, this is one of my favorite ingredients in a nootropic. Tyrosine is an amino acid and a building block for protein. It’s mainly used by your brain to make dopamine, a molecule that drives competitiveness and triumph.
Dopamine is responsible for those feelings of pleasure when you beat your opponents in a game. And it’s what drives you to keep improving and overcoming challenges. Because it enhances dopamine, tyrosine helps you stay calm and focused under stress, too. (10) In order for tyrosine to work though, you need to take at least 300-1000mg of it.
You’ve guessed it – with only 80mg per tablet, MadmonQ doesn’t even come close to having an optimal tyrosine dose.
Theanine is great at boosting your alpha brain waves. These link to states of relaxation and calm focus. Now, theanine won’t make you drowsy – it’s more like a meditative kind of feeling, where you’re in ‘the zone’.
Theanine is great to combine with caffeine. Because it boosts the positive effects of caffeine and reduces the negative ones like crashes and anxiety.
But Madmonq has yet again decided to use a dose that’s far too low – 60mg per tablet. For reference, you need around 150mg of l-theanine for optimal benefits on brain function. (11)
Choline is one of the old-school nootropics and brain boosters. In your body, choline turns to acetylcholine, which is your ‘learning’ neurotransmitter.
With only 50mg of choline though, Madmonq has yet again disappointed when it comes to the ingredient dosages. The best choline dosage for mental benefits is somewhere around 1,000mg.
It gets a bit annoying having to complain about the dosage of almost every ingredient in this nootropic. To be honest.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a pure form of L-Carnitine, an amino acid that is known to boost brain energy and protection. (12) It’s a great ingredient but you’ll be, once again, let down by its dosage of only 50mg.
500-1,000mg would be a better dosage range to shoot for.
If you’ve read my ingredient breakdown in this Madmonq review, you’ll know that the formula itself is great. Hardly anything is missing.
The problem is the opposite – Madmonq has too many ingredients, which is sad because they had to sacrifice the doses to compensate.
Schisandra and Spectra Antioxidant Blend are not needed if you ask me. They just add dead weight to the supplement. The caffeine dose could also be lower, which would create more space for other nootropics like L-Tyrosine.
One ingredient that could be added though, is Lion’s Mane Mushroom. This nootropic shroom is an incredible brain booster. It’s even shown to repair nerves in animal studies.
How to Take (Dosage Instructions)
According to the dosage directions, you should take 1 tablet of Madmonq 20-30 minutes before gaming. Make sure not to take more than 2 tablets per day to avoid side effects.
Madmonq Side Effects
Madmonq is a safe supplement for the most part. The only potential side effects come from caffeine, and only in intolerant users. These side effects include:
- Stomach irritation
Important note: These side effects aren’t common. Again, I do believe Madmonq is a great supplement in terms of its safety. Unless you’re highly intolerant to caffeine, there’s no reason for concern. If you have any questions, your doctor is the first person you should ask. This post is for entertainment purposes only, it’s not medical advice!
Price & Value For Money
Here we come to one of the most important parts of this Madmonq review.
Madmonq costs €24.95 per bottle on its official website. Keep in mind that one bottle has 28 servings. Depending on whether you take 1 or 2 tablets per day, it can last you anywhere from 14-28 days. It’s not a bad value for money, but it’s not that glamorous either.
What would make Madmonq a better value for money? In my opinion, they should cut out a few unnecessary ingredients, and double down on the doses of the existing ones. This would make it more effective and able to compete with some of the current best brain supplements.
Where to Buy Madmonq?
Madmonq isn’t officially sold on Amazon. You can only get it on the manufacturer’s website. Additionally, this brain booster is only sold in the EU and the Czech Republic. If you’re from the States, then you’ll need to get someone else to send it to you or check other options.
Madmonq Review Conclusion
So that concludes our Madmonq review. Does Madmonq work? It does, but it’s not very impressive. Two key reasons why: ingredient doses are too low, and it uses artificial sweeteners.
Now, artificial sweeteners don’t concern everyone – if that’s you, that’s fine. I personally avoid them just to be on the safe side.
- But if you’ve read this entire Madmonq review, then you’ve seen that the ingredient formula is too light, which comes at the cost of this nootropic’s effectiveness.
The ingredients themselves are great, the packaging looks fantastic, and the price isn’t too bad either. But what’s the point when it’s all let down by the fact that it’s underdosed?
One of the only ingredients in Madmonq that actually comes in generous dose is caffeine. Which can, ironically, cause side effects if you overdo it.
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