As its name reflects, Cognifen is another supplement manufacturer’s bid for a cognitive enhancer. This brain booster aims to raise metabolic energy for greater mental alertness as well as reduced fatigue. It comes in all-natural and vegetarian-friendly capsules as its product page claims, in a 30-day supply in every bottle with suggested two-capsule dose every day.
This nootropic is claimed to be formulated to provide users with the essential vitamins, minerals, and compounds for maintaining healthy brain function and overall health.
Supplement Facts (Ingredients):
- Acetyl-L-Tyrosine– A powerful brain booster that raises metabolic energy for greater mental alertness and reduced fatigue.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid– Essential to brain ATP energy production in order to help neurons maintain optimal energy levels.
- Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)– Used for enhanced information processing and speed for better brain functioning, memory and concentration.
- Choline Bitartrate– Boosts levels of choline, which increases acetylcholine production and in turn raises nerve membrane fluidity.
- DHA Omega 3 Amino Acids– Promotes better blood flow for improved cognition, function and memory boost.
- DMAE – Improves levels of choline, increasing acetylcholine production for enhancing raise nerve membrane fluidity.
- Green Tea Extract– Increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which maintains anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.
- Huperzine A– Improves general cognitive function, particularly memory, cognition and behavioral aspects.
- Phosphatidylserine– Essential for brain neuron support, maintenance of memory function and improvement of neuroplasticity.
- Vitamin B Complex Blend– Supports healthy blood flow, oxygenation as well as energy production in the brain. Composed of Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and Vitamin B6.
Brain Enhancing Effects:
There’s nothing much that stands out in Cognifen’s claims, as it’s centered on addressing breain health. It explains that with aging, people can begin to observe reduced brain fucntioning as well as physical wellness. A nourished brain is a cornertsone of holistic wellness, thus Cognifen strives to to deliver to the brain the nutrients it needs to function optimally.
Unfortunately, Cognifen is not spared from additives that can potentially lead to a number of side effects, which we cannot pinpoint exactly since there’s a whole nootropic stack in question. A couple of amino acids in the formula, too, are not necessary, hence potentially resulting in unforeseen or unwanted effects.
Readers’ Score and Price:
A single bottle of Cognifen retails for $49 offering a 30-day supply, but we’re surprised to find out a big of price discrepancy online. At Amazon.com, for instance, it’s offered at $30 for a single bottle and $96 for a three-bottle package.
Customers are pretty candid in their reviews. One review pointed out that Cognifen has the exact same ingredients and amounts as Neuro Health, which is another nootropic in our review list. Memory support came in for another user after a long two months, while another complained that it has “too much magnesium” leading to severe stomach cramps and bowel issues (thus filing for a refund). It’s interesting to note that the reviews are mostly on extremes, where users are very satisfied or very unhappy with the results and the product experience.
Cognifen has a bit of a shady background, with a lesser-known manufacturer, barely any details on their operations, and a general lack of industry reviews. We are also saddened by the fact that there are unnecesary ingredients in this formula, which reflects a sense of careleness or disregard for user safety and product efficacy.
Add these to the fact that there aren’t significant positive differences before and after Cognifen intake, based on user reviews. Memory support claims are weak and vague, and we cannot establish a fair starting point for hailing it as a competitive player in the nootropic market.