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Another Mental focus product that seems to be drawing a lot of attention these days is SmartX. This product featured on Shark Tank, the ABC show where contestants receive funding for their ideas, In the 2014 show, the CEO of Cerebral Success received funding. The show on its own brought a lot of attention to SmartX.
The episode aired on April 14 of last year, and only received support from one member of the Shark Tank panel. Still that amounted to a $75,000 investment for 40% of the stake.
During the show, the supplement maker claimed that SmartX offered the same benefits as Adderall, and improved overall health and mental focus. The idea is that this product strengthens brain cell walls and offers important vitamins, nutrients and amino acids that ultimately increase brain functionality.
Because of the funding the company has made some more additions to the formula. The show’s natural advertising drew me to this product, so I thought I’d try it and give you one of my extensive reviews, letting you make the ultimate decision.
The Addition of Congnizin
The newest ingredient to the cognitive blend of SmartX is Cognizin. However, this is only a branded form of the already well-known citicholine. And in my opinion not such a great move as cognizing is only a cheaper form of a more effective Alpha GPC, which is already present in many other brain focus natural supplements like Alpha Brain.
After trying their 30 day supplements, I really don’t think Cognizin adds that much to the mix.
The Proposed Benefits
SmartX proposes the following benefits after taking the SmartX supplements for 30 days:
- Improved mental focus and concentration
- More energy and mental agility
- Improved memory
- Less stress and anxiety
They claim that all of their ingredients are 99% pure and are effective at improving memory and giving users better mental focus all because of these ingredients that the supplement contains.
- Vinpocetine: a natural herb that dilates blood vessels and increases blood circulation and hence increases the amount of oxygen the brain receives.
- Huperzine A: An extract that comes from the Chinese club moss herb, known for its ability to improve both short and long-term memory.
- SchisandrinA: An ingredient believed by nutritionists to enhance the functioning of the central nervous system.
- Bacopin: an ingredient that works with the synaptic functioning of the brain.
- Cognizin: This is citicholin, an ingredient that proportedly increases the productivity of your brain’s communicative capabilities.
- DHA: An important Omega 3 fatty acid that is usually only contained in certain fish and oils.
- Glucuronolactone: This ingredient gives you that energy boost and makes you feel like a million bucks.
- L-Glutamine: An ingredient that scientists believes helps to focus memory.
- Caffeine and L-Theanine: While caffeine gives you that wake-up call, it can also have harsh side effects. The L-theanine contradicts these side effects and increases mental focus.
- B-Vitamins: Today no mental focus product can be without the B supplements. These prevent mental deficiencies and declines.
All of these are great ingredients on their own, so upon first inspection we think this might be one of those effective brain boosters. Another good reason to try this product is because, unlike other products, the makers do suggest a dosage. They suggest a one to two capsule ingestion once a day.
We also get a list of possible but very rare side effects which might be headaches, nausea and loss of appetite.
What Comes in the Package?
SmartX comes in a 60 capsule bottle for a one month supply. You do have the option of buying additional bottles at a slight discount. The company does back their product with a 60-day money back guarantee, which I thought was rather nice. However, when I inspected the option a little further, I did notice that there isn’t any additional information on the website. So there isn’t a way to contact them to redeem that money back guarantee unless you contact their customer service phone number at: 866-624-3113.
While trying the product I also decided to see what other consumers thought of the SmartX product. Feelings were mixed here. Some people suggested that it worked well for them, while others suggest that there was no significant difference and in some cases the product caused frequent headaches. Many consumers felt the product was a priced a little too high as well.
My Bottom Line
After taking SmartX for about a month, I did notice some difference, but didn’t feel that the product worked as well as the manufacturers claimed. Personally, I didn’t experience any side effects, but did feel that the product’s price wasn’t as accessible as it should be.
Additionally, I am a little concerned about the industry’s failure to disclose all of the ingredients in these mental focus supplements. And although the makers of SmartX do list most of the ingredients, I’m a little worried about those that aren’t listed, and those like Cognizin and Bacopin that are made by third parties.
Finally, I did notice a significant difference in my cognitive functions. However, as with all supplements, I do suggest you consult with a doctor before taking a new nutritional supplement, especially one that affects the most important organ in your body, your brain.
-SmartX offers a good formula.
-The company has improved the existing formula with Cognizin.
-The company does offer information on the contained ingredients.
- Cognizin is a more expensive alternative to the cheaper and more effective Citicholine.
- It may not be as effective as other nootropics, although I did see a significant improvement.
- Long-term effects are unknown.