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“Personally, when I take Cognition, I feel an immediate increase in well-being, and a clarity in the mind that gives me a sense of motivation to do something good and worthy. None of its ingredients are using up my body’s important nutrients. I’m not being tweaked.  Instead, I’m feeding my brain the nutrients that it needs to operate better.”

Some background.

I’m Scott, the owner and formulator of Synaptic Scientific. I’ve had a long interest in natural foods as medicine going back to the mid-70s, and a particular love of cognitive herbal formulas. I graduated from a natural foods school in the ’80s, and wrote three books on the diet-disease/diet-health connection that sold 80,000 hard copies in print. In 2007, I started what was arguably the world’s first non-caffeinated think drink company, and the Brain Toniq beverage was the first nootropic ever to be sold in Whole Foods. By 2012, over 1,400 health food stores across North America, Europe and Russia were carrying Brain Toniq with sales over $3M a year.

Cognition™ takes nootropics to completely new heights by utilizing CO2 technical innovations that brings each plant’s concentrations to extraordinary levels.

The impetus behind Cognition was simple: “If costs were not a factor, what would be the best formula that would give me and others the  biggest, most noticeable brain-boosting effect? What would be the nootropic product I personally would want to use?”

Eight months of R&D later, the results are stellar. Personally, when I take Cognition, I feel an immediate increase in well-being, and a clarity in the mind that gives me a sense of motivation to do something good and worthy. None of its ingredients are using up my body’s important nutrients. I’m not being tweaked.  Instead, I’m feeding my brain the nutrients that it needs to operate better.

My decades-long mission carries through in Synaptic Scientific, and that is to expose more and more people to the power and intelligence of using herbal plants as their main medicine cabinet.

Intent.

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully applying, analyzing, and evaluating information, gathered from observation, experience, reflection and reasoning, and then using that as a guide to ones beliefs and actions and responses.

In its best form, it transcends any particular subject, and is based on universal values, such as clarity of thought, accuracy in language, empirical thinking, all used for making sound decisions with a natural empathy for other humans.

The opposite of critical thinking is thinking that is biased, distorted, reactive, or just plain prejudiced.

Imagine if more people were less reactive and more thoughtful about what they said, and used much more precise language.

Imagine if people were less susceptible to dogmatic beliefs, cult groupthink behavior, or demagogues whose written and spoken communication mainly preyed on fear.

Nourishing the brain, instead of tweaking it.

Brain chemicals—serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and more—influence mood, mental health, and sound reasoning. Chemical imbalances of these can easily be caused by stress, bad dietary choices and the use of chemical stimulants.

Thirty million Americans currently using  amphetamine-based pharmaceutical stimulants. $13 billion is spent on energy drinks in the US alone. And chemical nootropics like Modafinil and Piracetam aren’t going away.

As a natural product formulator, my interest isn’t in ingredients that pull nutrients from the body. I’m interested in feeding the system with plant-based ingredients that nourish the mind of every user.