This is a review of Cerebral Success SmartX, a supplement that has been formulated to boost your brain by increasing your ability to focus, improve your memory, reduce mental fatigue – and reduce anxiety and stress.
- Schisandrin A
- Cognizin (Citicoline)
- Caffeine (80mg)
- L-Theanine (100mg)
- Vitamin B – B3, B6, B9, and B12
So what do all these ingredients do for you?
Vinpocetine is derived from the periwinkle plant and is used to increase blood flow to the brain.
Phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid and amino acid that is found naturally in the brain, provides the building blocks for healthy cell membranes.
Bacopin is said to improve memory and learning ability.
Schisandrin A is a natural component of a Chinese fruit that, in Chinese medicine, is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs and one which provides a mental edge.
L-Tyrosine is a precursor to dopamine. It is said to decrease mental and physical fatigue.
Cognizin (Citicoline) enhances communication between brain neurons and thus enhances healthy brain activity. Tests indicate it boosts memory and attention.
Glucuronolactone, which in combination with other ingredients like caffeine and taurine, has a positive effect on mental performance and mood.
DHA helps to maintain cognitive functions.
Caffeine has been shown to improve focus, concentration and general brain function.
L-Theanine helps to reduce stress.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that, in the brain, boosts learning and memory.
Vitamin B plays an important role in cell metabolism in the brain.
Not disclosed, but the gelatine capsules are animal-product-based, which means SmartX is not suitable for vegetarians.
Initially, you should only take 1 capsule daily and gradually increase this to 2 capsules. You can, however, take up to 4 capsules in a single day, but you must avoid taking more than 16 capsules per week.
If you want to keep experiencing the best possible effects of the capsule’s active ingredients, Cerebral Success recommends that you give yourself a break from taking the capsules every now and again.
You can take the capsules at any time of the day – in the morning if you want a brain boost to start the day; in the early afternoon to help you shrug off post-lunch lethargy; before tests, or presentations or any activity that requires you to be mentally sharp.
There are 60 capsules in a bottle, which should last you for a month.
You can purchase Cerebral Success SmartX capsules directly from the manufacturer’s website at a cost of $65 for a single bottle.
However, you will save a lot by purchasing at least two bottles at a time, because not only is the cost per bottle lower – you will save $15 on a purchase of two bottles ($115), and $45 if you buy three bottles for $150 – but shipping of purchase of more than one bottle is also free.
Cerebral Success offers a 100% money back guarantee provided you claim your refund within 30 days.
Cerebral Success SmartX Review – Conclusion
Cerebral Success SmartX contains several ingredients that have been used to boost brain power by generations of users – like caffeine and DHA. It contains many more besides. However, while there is a link on the Cerebral Success website to access independent research studies on the product and/or its ingredients, this was not working despite the fact that we tried it out several times over a couple of weeks.
We felt that product was a little expensive when compared to other brain boosters currently available, especially as we were unable to establish just how much of the ingredients were contained in each capsule (apart from Caffeine and L-Theanine). However, if it’s caffeine you want, You will get more from a standard cup of coffee.