Elevate Smart Coffee – According to it’s maker, Elevacity, it can provide additional natural energy, cuts down oxidative stress, provide anti-stress and anti-anxiety benefits
Why You Might Buy It: May have some level of value as a nootropic (enhanced clarity and a reduction in brain fog)
Why You Might Not: Nothing convincing to suggest this would would be an effective weight loss product
Our Opinion: If it is a product that focuses on mental clarity then but a dedicated nootropic. If it is the weight loss benefit you are after then a dedicated weight loss product would be more beneficial
Elevate Smart Coffee is a coffee powder brought to market by Elevacity.
The company is based in Texas and produces a number of other health and wellness products, all of which are distributed via a network of Multi-Level-Marketing (MLM) partners referred to as “Elepreneurs”.
Although it’s controversial, to say the least, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the MLM business model.
However, a lot of products that are distributed by MLM tend not to compare well with similar products that are distributed through more traditional channels.
They also often more expensive and the people who become involved with distributing MLM products are generally more interested in making money than providing customer satisfaction.
- Assists mental clarity, memory, and energy
- Supports cognitive function, creativity, and motivation
- Provides amino acids and fat burners
- Curbs cravings and lifts the mood
- Encourages fat burning
Method of Action
According to the limited amount of information provided on the Elevacity website, the brain-boosting effects of the coffee are due to amino acids typically found in high-protein food, but not easy to obtain from the diet alone.
No explanation is provided about how the coffee is intended to help anyone to lose weight.
Smart Coffee Ingredient Profile
Each serving of smart coffee powder provides 3.1g of the Smart Coffee proprietary blend.
The blend consists of undisclosed quantities of 12 active ingredients and 10 additional ingredients that have probably been added to improve the flavour and help with the texture.
- Espresso Coffee
- Dark Roast Coffee
- Green Coffee Bean
- Green Tea
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Canola Lecithin
- Juglans Regia Extract
- Kigelia African Extract
- Beta-Phenylethylamine HCL
- Coffee and Vanilla flavour
- D Alpha Tocopherols
- Natural Flavours
- High Oleic Sunflower Oil
- Acacia Gum
- Brown Rice Syrup
- Sunflower Lecithin
- Silicon Dioxide
How the Elevate Smart Coffee Ingredients Work
Coffee is a natural source of caffeine and this popular stimulant is a key ingredient in every brand of energy drink on the market.
Although the inclusion rates are unknown, the blend includes espresso, dark roast coffee, and green coffee bean.
All three ingredients are a source of caffeine, as is green tea, and Elevacity has thrown in a dose of caffeine anhydrous as well, so it seems likely the product will provide a pretty good dose and, apart from being an excellent energy provider, caffeine is also renowned for its ability to improve mental focus and clear the mind.
Cocoa is also a source of caffeine and it provides a compound called theobromine that is believed to be responsible for the feel-good effect of chocolate.
Research proves the theobromine in cocoa can influence the mood and levels of mental alertness in a favourable way and believe this is due to an “inhibition of phosphodiesterases and blockade of adenosine receptors”.
L-Theanine is an amino acid that is added to nootropic supplements because it promotes an alert state of calmness and can help reduce the negative aspects of caffeine.
Beta-Phenylethylamine is a molecule that is believed to act as an antidepressant and has been associated with a number of other nootropic benefits.
Some of the other active ingredients also have merit, but the fact that 12 are involved and the ratios are not known makes further speculation useless.
Although it seems likely that in many cases doses provided are likely to be too low.
As far as fat burning goes, green tea has been shown to have this ability, and the chlorogenic acid provided by green coffee beans can contribute to fat burning too.
Caffeine is a fat burner as well, but the amounts included will almost certainly be too low to deliver good fat burning results.
We’re not seeing anything that is likely to do much in the way of hunger suppression, but chromium helps prevent the blood sugar crashes responsible for carb cravings and desires for sugary food.
The usage instructions fail to state how many cups are required a day, but the drink is made by combining the coffee powder with water, which can be hot or cold, according to preference.
Elevacity states its also possible to mix the powder with tea, coffee, or any other beverage, but bearing in mind the fact the caffeine content is not disclosed, it may be unwise combine the powder with other sources of caffeine.
Elevate Smart Coffee Customer Testimonials
A few average customer reviews read:
“It tastes pretty good and gives a nice energy buzz, but it doesn’t do much of anything else.”
“I haven’t lost weight and can’t say I’ve experienced any other benefits, but I can say it tastes good and appears to provide a bit of an energy boost.”
“I find it easier to concentrate after my morning cup of brew but the effect only lasts a few hours then it’s back to normal.”
“I may have lost a couple of pounds, but I’m not sure if its due to the coffee powder or my new gym routine. It definitely helps with energy though and I do like the taste.”
Side Effects and Health Considerations
Elevacity fails to disclose if any side effect have been reported or mention any usage restrictions.
The sites created by Elepreneurs appear to be similarly lacking in this important information but Smart Coffee is unlikely to be a safe option for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding an infant.
As with all products of this nature, people who have existing health problems would do well to get a doctor’s advice prior to using Smart Coffee.
Anyone who is considering using the coffee powder alongside medication or other health supplements is also advised to ask a doctor for advice before doing so.
Where to Buy Elevate Smart Coffee
Although it’s possible to purchase Smart Coffee from the Elevacity website, people who wish to do so will need to register as a customer and nobody can do this unless they have been referred by an Elepreneur of arrived at the site via a link from an Elepreneur website.
The links automatically assign the relevant person as a sponsor and add the necessary details to the registration form.
Some Elepreneurs appear to be buying the product themselves and placing it on Amazon, but the prices they are charging are ridiculously high.
Elevacity offers a 30-day money back guarantee, but the returns policy suggests getting a refund may be complicated. We also noticed most Elepreneurs fail to mention the guarantee on their sites or Amazon sales pages.
Summary of Elevate Smart Coffee
Customer reviews suggest anyone who buys Elevate Smart Coffee with the hope that it will help them to lose weight is likely to be very disappointed.
However, reviews also suggest the caffeine content is high enough to deliver an energy boost and provide the increased focus and other cognitive benefits associated with the stimulant’s use.
Apart from that, the product doesn’t appear to have a lot going for it.
People who are looking for a good way to lose weight will have more success if they purchase a specialist weight loss product.
Those who want to increase their smarts should consider buying a good quality nootropic supplement instead.
It would be possible to buy Smart Coffee simply to get the benefits provided by caffeine, but a standard coffee could do more or less the same and would be infinitely cheaper to use.
Paul Taylor is a professional nutritional advisor with a wealth of knowledge in the weight loss and fitness industry. Not known for his love of diet products, Paul is firm believer in fuelling your body correctly. Paul has written many articles on the advantages of clean eating. Paul’s No1 tip – avoid processed foods. Read more here