Phosphatidylserine 20% (from sunflower lecithin)
Phosphatidylserine has many
positive benefits in regards to your wellbeing and even better with CogNoo is that ours is taken from
sunflower lecithin, rather than the majority of products taking theirs from
soy. One of these benefits is how it significantly affects the levels of
neurotransmitters in the brain related to mood, and research has shown it can decrease
the severity of depression. In one preliminary trial, elderly women
suffering from depression who were given 300 milligrams of PS every
day for 30 days experienced an average 70 percent reduction in the
severity of their depression.
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supplements are known for increasing short term mental alertness and memory
under stressful situations, they are proven to improve mental function and
memory, as well as relieve fatigue, in sleep-deprived persons, according to the
Swedish Medical Center. The Center cites a study with 20 U.S. Marines who were
deprived of sleep for one night and then checked for alertness throughout the
following day. Supplements of 10 to 15 g of tyrosine appeared to increase
alertness for about two hours.
is a useful article highlighting the details of this study and other useful
information on the benefits and effects of N-acetyl L-tyrosine
Myo Inositol is known for reducing anxiety and improving fertility (in
women). In a double blind clinical study, results showed that taking 12g
of inositol daily for a period of 4 weeks is associated with reductions in
symptoms of panic disorder and anxiety, particularly a reduction in
study showed that inositol taken daily for one month in persons with panic
disorder was associated with a significant reduction in panic attack symptoms
(more potent than the reference drug of fluvoxamine) and anxiety symptoms
(comparable in potency)
Find out more on the studies here
Maritime Pine Extract
Pine bark extracts nootropic benefits are that it increases cerebral blood flow in the brain and also improves overall cognition. In one such study, 60 participants aged 35-55 volunteered to work with researchers. Diet, alcohol and lifestyle patterns, including exercise, were controlled. Half the group received 50 mg of Pycnogenol 3-times per day for 12 weeks. The other half simply followed a healthy lifestyle.
After 12 weeks of pine bark extract supplementation, results showed a 16% increase in mood, an 8.9% increase in mental performance, 13.4% increase in sustained attention, and a 30% decrease in oxidative stress. A 13% increase in attention span may not seem like a lot. But the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported that the average American’s attention span has reduced from 12 seconds to 8 seconds.
Find out more information on Pine bark extracts and these studies at nootropicsexpert.
Cinnamon Bark Extract
CogNoo contains a small amount of Cinnamon bark extract which has great antioxidant and potential cognitive benefits. There are still studies being carried out on the cognitive benefits but signs are promising, see this snippet from psychology today: ‘The sodium benzoate produced in the body after eating cinnamon induces significant increases in the levels of a variety of chemicals in the brain called neurotrophic factors. These factors stimulate the birth of new neurons in the brain and encourage the survival of existing neurons. These two processes are critical for the maintenance of a healthy brain. During the past decade many scientific studies have discovered that these neurotrophic factors can prevent, or greatly slow the progression of, a variety of degenerative diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease’. Read more here.
Vitamins (B6, B9, B12)
Many people are deficient in these essential B vitamins. Unlike some of our other nootropic ingredients that improve cognition, B vitamins are there to protect you from cognitive decline working as a prevention rather than a cure, this being said, taking the correct dosages of B vitamins can significantly aide in overall mood management. Including these B vitamins in our product backs our values in regards to CogNoo contributing to long term brain health as well as short term cognitive enhancement.
Everydayhealth provides you with a more comprehensive overview on these important B vitamins.