If you’ve been doing some research on the internet regarding brain enhancement pills, you must have definitely run into Evo at one point or another. It’s literally everywhere. Every time you search for something brain pill related, you’re going to eventually run into an ad from Evo five minutes later. Their advertising is super aggressive, and they’re pulling every trick out of the bag to get you to buy their pill.
Being one of the most searched pills in the market, Evo has a very notorious reputation. If you take your research onto Evo’s site, you’ll be surprised that you aren’t actually going to see many sensationalized marketing hype. In fact, you aren’t even going to see many words on the site. There is hardly any useful information at all on the website, just more aggressive marketing. They are seemingly trying to lure you down a sales process, getting you to finally buy.
That’s basically everything you’ll find in Evo’s site – something that will try to get you to buy. There are hardly any descriptions, or anything about the ingredients, or even a supplement facts label. But instead, there are testimonials, 24-hour sales, risk-free signs, satisfaction guarantees – everything! Everything, except anything that would actually be useful to those looking for information about the product.
We’re going to be very frank, guys: it just seems like the people behind Evo are just out to take your money. We’d be very, very wary of giving out our credit card details.
crystal-clear focus that only Evo can give you.
Your brain will thank you for it.”
Thiamin 40 mg
Niacin 25 mg
Vitamin B6 40 mg
Vitamin B12 500 mcg
Vitamin B5 30 mg
Bee Pollen 400 mg
Caffeine 75 mg
CoQ10 75 mg
L-Tyrosine 75 mg
DMAE 50 mg
Acetyl L Carnitine 50 mg
Choline Bitrartrate 50 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 40 mg
Ginkgo Biloba 30 mg
Rhodiola 30 mg
Gotu Kola 30 mg
Piperine 10 mg
Vinpocetine 2 mg
Huperzine 25 mcg
While at first we didn’t think there was an ingredients page, someone online pointed out that by checking Google Images for “Evo Supplement Facts”, you’ll actually land on a page buried somewhere deep in the website that briefly explains some of Evo’s ingredients.
Looking at the formula though, it isn’t actually as bad as we thought. Evo contains some really good ingredients, mixed with some average ones too. Evo isn’t really a bottle of snake oil, but really, a fully-functioning premade nootropic. We still think though that some of the ingredients are a bit cheap. They definitely did cut some corners to maximize their profits. For example, they used Choline Bitartrate, a very cheap kind of choline, where they should have used Alpha GPC or Citicholine. Another example would be the use of caffeine, which while it provides energy, isn’t really that pure and can cause problems with some people. Guarana would have been a better option.
Also, please note that due to the inclusion of DMAE, Evo is banned in some countries (the major ones being Canada and Australia). We don’t know why the manufacturer didn’t decide to include this piece of info on their website, but perhaps because it may cause lead to less people buying (again, just trying to get your money).
One more thing we need to note is that due to the inclusion of Huperzine, you’re going to need to cycle Evo. Otherwise, tolerance will quickly build and the effects won’t be as strong.
Ginkgo Biloba: America’s best-selling herbal supplement that helps benefit the brain in two ways: improved blood flow to tissues and organs, and as an antioxidant preventing oxidative damage to cells. Ginkgo is believed to greatly help with memory and concentration, while also working on reducing brain fog. In studies, Ginkgo has also shown to prevent age-related decline and similar brain illnesses.
Acetyl L-Carnitine: The “enhanced” version of Carnitine that not only aids in fat burn, but also offers benefits to the brain due to its ability to cross the brain-blood barrier. It aids in the production of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for improving memory, learning, problem-solving ability, and general cognition.
Vinpocetine: Derived from the periwinkle flower, Vinpocetine is a powerful vasodilator, which helps increase blood flow to the brain. In studies, it has shown very positive effects for people suffering from mental ailments, and have even shown improved general cognition for people taking it over an extended period. Vinpocetine improves memory and learning as well, most effectively when used in combination with Huperzine A.
So you’ll be glad to know that Evo actually has some good ingredients. It isn’t a bottle of snake oil, but at least it’s something. We can’t be sure of the manufacturing processes that go into it though, but they do seem to be cutting corners everywhere.
Effects and Benefits
No one from our office was excited to try Evo. From all the negative reviews we’ve been reading, along with the really bad work that’s gone into their website, it truly does seem like Evo was made by a company that doesn’t care… so we were a little wary of putting their pill in our bodies.
Still, we pushed forward. From the very beginning, Evo’s effects were already evident. Evo gives a substantial boost in energy and focus, allowing you to easily get your head into work and get lost doing task after task after task. For the first few days, Evo put the whole office in a productive state. So much work was being done, and it was very evident too. But it wasn’t anything like the effects of Adderall. You don’t feel like a ‘zombie’ at all. Rather, you’re actually motivated to do work. You want to do work.
We believe this to be mostly the effects of caffeine – we’d get super buzzed.
Unfortunately though, these effects were mostly temporary, and what soon followed were periods of high crashes and anxiety. Since there was no L-Theanine or other similar calming ingredients in the formula, we quickly built up a tolerance for Evo and the productivity zone we were in seemingly diminished over the next few days.
For the remainder of our month on Evo, there were hardly any other effects noticed. We felt really bad, generally… waking up and feeling demotivated, and even at times, not being able to concentrate due to some brain fog. How ironic that a brain pill that’s supposed to get you productive ends up doing the opposite.
Potential Side Effects
Some of the side effects we could report from our month with Evo were some headaches, anxiety and crashes… all of these being symptoms of caffeine use. One person also got allergies as a result of using Evo, so he had to stop using it immediately.
If you’re allergic to pollen, please stay away from Evo.
Again, we’d like to remind you that Evo contains DMAE, so please check if it’s allowed in your country first before ordering.
Due to the inclusion of Huperzine A in the formula, you cannot take Evo daily. For best results, we advise you to cycle it off for two days every week.
Firstly, let’s just get this out of the way: the prices listed on Evo’s site are absolute crap. No, one bottle did NOT originally cost $139.95. You aren’t saving $100 by ordering a bottle. The prices are $39.95, $64.95, and $89.95 for one, two, and three bottles. These are the true prices of Evo.
The prices themselves are okay though. They’re around average in the industry and aren’t all too expensive. But when you compare the effects you get for the price you pay, the value is really poor. You might be better off with just coffee or green tea.
There isn’t a 24-hour sale either. Don’t be fooled. Every time we’ve come onto Evo’s website, it’s there.
The whole website is just really sketchy in general, so we’d be really wary of ordering from this site. Don’t even get us started about the 30-Day guarantee.
While there weren’t many user reviews on Evo online, there were definitely a lot of them from expert review sites. Many complained about Evo’s use of hyper aggressive marketing and sales tactics, while some also noted on it being highly ineffective.
User Review by Matt on Amazon.com
Product works exactly as it should. Am more than happy with the product will buy again. Have tried similar items in the past none of which had an outcome anywhere near this one.
User Review by Kyle on Answers.Yahoo.com
I tried to order 1 bottle of Evo. I was billed for over $100.
I saw this on my credit card statement and it had a phone number listed as well. So i call it. Some middle eastern sounding support, i told him what happened and he says… was this for an EVO supplement by any chance? I say yes, that is exactly what it is. He says that they have been getting nonstop calls about EVO and that their company is not affiliated with them in any way shape or form and that they are in a legal suit to get their number removed from EVOs credit card statements. He then gave me a number to try. Ive called that number about five times and each time it went to a voicemail… I told them I wanted my order canceled and to call me back. Of course that never happened lol. I then called my bank, filled for fraud, and went about my life.
User Review by Katie on Answers.Yahoo.com
I have actually tried the evo pill. Depending on how the individual defines the term, “work.” If the individual is referring to the evo pill’s claim to enhance concentration & focus, then no, the pill does not work. However, if they are referring to the energy boost, then yes, it works; but no better than the stacker pills or similar energy booster supplements one can purchase in their local curb market. I wouldn’t advise wasting $ on the purchase of evo, as I said, one can purchase virtually the same thing for far less right “next door.” Hope this helps
User Review by Sarah on Answers.Yahoo.com
SCAM…i ordered the 3 bottles for $55 and got charged $117 and called to cancel order and its a recording advising to email them..have been emailing them daily for a month and no response..also the pills ingrediant label is soo small i cant even disifer what the heck it says and taking them does nothing for me.. capsules filled with sugar perhaps?scam..is anyone wants some for free i have 3 bottles =)
RECAP: Pro’s vs Con’s
– Good energy and focus (for the first few days)
– Great if you need short bursts of productivity
– Scam-like marketing: so many red flags raised on website alone
– Ingredients and supplement facts buried deep in site (why hide it?)
– No real clear explanation of what it does
– Effects diminish after 1-2 weeks of use
– Ingredients could be of better quality
– Needs to be cycled due to inclusion of Huperzine A
– Inclusion of DMAE means its illegal in some countries
It’s really hard to say that we weren’t disappointed with Evo, because it truly wasn’t all that nice. From first impressions, it seems like all they want to do is take your money. Everything about the website screams “SCAM”, but more importantly, it doesn’t seem like Evo was made by anyone who had any experience with matters of the brain.
The effects were pretty good for a few days, giving substantial amounts of focus and energy. We were able to get really productive with Evo, but unfortunately, this period only lasted a few days. What followed next was one of the worst crashes… and generally just feeling bad. While Evo started out as a productivity pill, by the end of the thirty days, it did nothing but sap productivity.
The ingredients themselves were okay, but we would have liked a better source of energy (Guarana), and the DMAE doesn’t help with getting Evo out as it is an illegal substance in some countries.
As much as we wanted to go against the “I hate Evo” crowd online, there really is nothing to praise about the company. Although the price is relatively lower than other offerings out there, you’re probably better off adding another $10-20 and getting something that actually works.