So when I first started researching for my Cogniflex review to add to my other nootropics reviews I was pretty shocked to see the listings in Google when you put it in for a search. The first page was littered with negative reviews and titles suggesting that Cogniflex was a scam. Had I not known better I might have just gone onto the next nootropic that I wanted to review and left Cogniflex alone altogether.
But luckily I wasn’t born yesterday and I am a little wise on the tactics of internet marketers. I knew that they were just using those titles as click-bait to get people to click on their listing, and sure enough, I was right. They were all selling Cogniflex on their site as well. So if you’ve come to this Cogniflex review, hopefully you know that I am not trying to do any of those shady tactics. I’m not putting up fake reviews from fake Dr.s. What I am doing is giving you an honest look at a nootropic that professes to be able to heighten concentration and catapult creativity using clinically researched all-natural ingredients.
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What Are The Ingredients in Cogniflex?
Some of the main components in Cogniflex are L- Carnitine, L-Theanine, Bocopa monnieri, Rhodioala Rosea, Caffeine, and Vitamin B6. Quite a list of ingredients that have all been known to produce results in cognitive function on their own and when brought together, they work synergistically to provide Cogniflex with their breakthrough brain-boosting benefits. Let’s take a peek at each ingredient separately.
According to WebMD, L-Carnitine is an amino acid (a building clock for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body. It helps to produce energy and is used for a plethora of mental disorders including Alzheimer’s, age-related memory loss, and thinking problems related to alcoholism. It has been shown to improve blood flow to the brain in people with poor blood circulation in the brain. (For more on L-Carnitine read our InteliGEN review)
L-theanine is another amino acid that is one of the key ingredients that make green tea such a popular beverage for health conscious people. According to Life Extension Magazine, “L-theanine relieves anxiety in large part because it bears a close resemblance to the brain-signaling chemical glutamate. L-theanine produces the opposite effect in the brain.
While glutamate is the brain’s most important excitatory neurotransmitter, L-theanine binds to the same brain cell receptors and blocks them to glutamate’s effects. This action produces inhibitory effects. That inhibition to brain overactivity has a calming, relaxing effect in which anxiety fades.
In addition to blocking excitatory stimuli at glutamate receptors in the brain, L-theanine also stimulates production of the inhibitory, relaxing neurotransmitter GABA, adding to its calming, anti-anxiety effects.”
Another anxiety-reducing ingredient, Bacopa monnieri (commonly known as water hyssop) is an herb found in India that has long been utilized to improve memory, improve cognition, and relieve stress. It is a very popular ingredient in many of the best nootropics available (see Geniux Review). Its main function is “promoting neuron communication by enhancing the rate at which the nervous system can communicate by increasing the growth of nerve endings, also called dendrites.” (Source: Examine.com)
An article in Fox News Health hailed Rhodiola Rosea as nature’s antidepressant. It is also known as Golden Root or Arctic Root. It is a herb that comes from Siberia and Northwest China and has been used historically by Chinese emperors due to its ability to give a lift to mind and body. In one study done in Sweden on people suffering from stress-related fatigue showed that taking Rhodiola Rosea had an energizing effect with an increase in mental performance and reduced stress.
People don’t normally think of caffeine as a positive ingredient, but there is plenty of information that shows the benefits caffeine has on the brain. According to the Bulletproof Exec: “When caffeine hits the brain it suppresses a neurotransmitter called adenosine. Adenosine influences attention, alertness, and sleep. It builds up in your brain as the day goes on, like mercury rising in a thermometer. When adenosine hits a certain level, your body decides it’s bedtime.”
We covered the benefits of Vitamin B6 in our Alpha Levo IQ review, but I will add a little info here as well. Vitamin B6 is essential for normal brain development and function. It aids the body in producing hormones serotonin a norepinephrine, which are known to be influencers of mood , and melatonin which keeps the body’s biological clock on time.
Does Cogniflex Really Unlock Your Brain’s Potential?
The natural ingredients found in Cogniflex have been shown individually to help different areas of cognitive function. Obviously having them stacked in a single dose would yield incredible results.
Delivering a strong burst of energy, Cogniflex can take effect in as little as 30 minutes and you should notice the difference for up to 6 hours. This is plenty of time to get to the grind and get your daily activities done!
The ability to stay focused is one of the best benefits to any good nootropic (read my Alpha Brain Instant Review) and Cogniflex is no different. You become laser-focused on the tas at hand while simultaneously becoming motivated and more alert. One of the things I love about it is that you don’t notice yourself concentrating harder, but you notice the results.