Frequently Asked Questions

Cognition™ Questions

Nootropic (nō•ōh•trō•pick) : any cognition boosting plant or compound that markedly improves a variety of mental functions, including:

  • memory and retention *
  • increase of focus, concentration, alertness *
  • expanded sense of well-being, an elevation in mood *
  • motivation to get things done *
  • renewed sense of seeing a path forward *
  • a lessening of anxiety and depression (in certain plant-extract versions) *

Nootropics can be extracted from plants, completely designed in a lab through a modern chemistry, or a combination of both. Until recently, the strongest nootropics were generally lab creations. But with the advent of Supercritical Fluid Extraction technology, these ancient brain plants are able to be concentrated 40, 50, or even 100 times their normal levels. This is why Synaptic’s Cognition formula is so ground-breaking in its effect.

(* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Synaptic Scientific products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

Ayurvedic: the adjective form of Ayurveda, which is the medicine system from the India subcontinent and practiced for more than 2,000 years. Herbal and plant medicine is a central key to this system.

Synaptic: related to the synapse or synapses between nerve cells. In the nervous system, a synapse is the structure that permits a neuron to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron or to the target effector cell.  They are essential to the transmission of nervous impulses from one neuron to another. Neurons are specialized to pass signals to individual target cells, and synapses are the means by which they do so.

Cognition: refers to the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge, and understanding through thought, experience, and senses. It encompasses many aspect of intelligence such as perception, attention, focus, formation of knowledge, memory, judgement, evaluation, reasoning, decision making, comprehension, and use of language.

We use eight highly concentrated active ingredients.

Six are Ayurvedic herbs that have been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine:

  1. Bacopa monnieri (leaf)
  2. Celastrus paniculatus (seed)
  3. Centella asiatica (leaf)
  4. Convolvulus pluricaulis (whole plant)
  5. Mucuna pruriens (seed)
  6. Ocimum sanctum (leaf)

One is an African seed rich in a serotonin building block:

7. Griffonia simplicifolia

And the last is the most important (and most expensive) form of choline, the brain’s most-used neurotransmitter:

8. A-glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline

Other non-active ingredients are distilled water, MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides from organic coconuts), Vegetable Glycerin USP, Lemon Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sunflower Lecithin, Citric acid, and Stevia leaf extract.

We use no artificial ingredients (such as preservatives, stabilizers, and flavoring agents). There is no sugar, and all ingredients are non-GMO.

Every ingredient is grown naturally without herbicides or pesticides, and every batch is tested beforehand for heavy metals and chemical toxins.

Ingredients in Cognition show support with:

  • increased memory, recall and retention
  • increase of focus, concentration, alertness
  • expanded sense of well-being, an elevation in mood
  • improved motivation to get things done
  • renewed sense of seeing a path forward
  • lessening of anxiety and depression

The suggested serving is 4 pumps, 2ml.  Multiple servings throughout ones day is fine.

The brain needs and uses up nutrients, including neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine and others. The active ingredients in Cognition show support for the creation of brain nutrients.

(Note:  these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. None of the Synaptic products are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These products are not for use to persons who are pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.)

All cognitive-enhancing plants are naturally very bitter, so Cognition™ tastes similar to a smoothie green drink, like a juice made from green vegetables. We’ve added some natural orange flavors to balance the bitterness.

An effective nootropic is not candy. It’s not a gummy bear, it’s not even a fun beverage. It is an intense tonic.

We suggest mixing your servings in a bit of orange juice, lemonade, smoothie, or other drink or beverage.

Suggestions:

1. Suggested serving size is approximately 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon, 2 times a day.

A 1/2 teaspoon will be around 5 pumps (but will vary bottle to bottle). While each pump is calculated to be around a half ml (0.5), the only way to verify this is to initially put into a teaspoon, since the volume of each pump can vary from bottle to bottle.  One teaspoon is 5 milliliters; check to see how many pumps that is with your bottle.
Use Cognition™ at room temperature so that it flows easily.  The label mentions refrigeration, but we’ve since learned that an open bottle will last for month on the counter, so keep at room temp. (you can store unopened bottles in the refrigerator to help maintain freshness). Shake before using.
The formula’s carrier system is based in MCT lipids which can get less thin when cold. Keep it room temp to allow for much better flow and better taste.
2. Cognition™ is a concentrated bitters tonic, so like all bitters, we suggest to avoid using on an empty stomach, and avoid using directly with strong stimulants. Wait 30 minutes before or after strong stimulants.
3. Shake before using. Turn the top 1/4 turn to the left to unlock the pump. Start small to see what works for each person’s system, then increase by 2 pumps to the desired state. Some people find that just 3-6 pumps each day is the right dose, but others find best results at 8-16 pumps per day. You will know you’ve found your body’s right amount when you notice a cognitive and mood improvement. Experiment.
4. Pump into a spoon and mix with a bit of orange juice, lemonade, smoothie, or other beverage.  Hot or cold doesn’t alter the effect.
6. Use it at your maximum need: We suggest using right before peak concentration and all brain cylinders are required.

Cognition was designed for anyone who needs periods of time when they want their mind to fire on all cylinders. When they need a boost in creativity, focus, concentration, mood uplift, clarify, being centered, decision making, amplified determination, and the overall ability to get things done.

This would include:

  • knowledge workers
  • coders
  • writers/authors/teachers
  • students (cramming, or studying difficult topics)
  • procrastinators, and those easily distracted
  • anyone looking for a healthy alternative to chemical nootropics
  • those looking to balance their mood and well-being

Who should not use any Synaptic Scientific product?

Synaptic Scientific products are not for anyone who is pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18. If you are currently taking any medications, being medically supervised for the care and treatment of any physical or mental illness, scheduled for surgery, taking immune-suppressant drugs, or just confused what to do, we suggest that you do not use any Synaptic product.

None of the statements on this page or anywhere on the Synaptic Scientific website have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Cognition™ is not a drug nor is it a stimulant. All ingredients have decades and even centuries of recorded use; none of literature show dependency or addiction. There are no contraindications to the active ingredients in Cognition.

Cognition’s ingredients are extremely concentrated, so always start slow when using Cognition, to see how its effects work with you. Start with just 1 pump (0.5 ml), and see how that feels.

Please follow suggested usage instructions, and read the medical disclaimer, linked at the bottom of each page.

Cognition™ is a nutritional product, not a drug product. No Synaptic Scientific product is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or life situation.

All products described here are not for use to persons who are pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18, or with any physical or mental condition. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.

No.

Stimulant is a general term more associated with caffeine, energy drinks, and amphetamine derivatives such as Ritalin, Vyvanse, and Adderall. Other stimulants include theobromine (in chocolate), or theanine (in tea), as well as the chemical nootropics stimulants such as Modafinil, Armodafinil, or the ‘racetams like Piracetam and Oxiracetam. Stimulants can be fun and useful, but they almost always come with a price to pay; they generally require a recovery period afterwards.

Cognition™ is the opposite. Yes, the effect of Cognition is generally felt within minutes, but that effect you feel is not from a stimulant. There is no crash or price-to-pay result from Cognition.

Our ingredients have different pharmacokinetic pathways and mechanisms than stimulants. For example, A-glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline passes through the blood-brain barrier and converts extremely quickly into precursor of acetylcholine, our brain’s most abundant neurotransmitter. And Bacopa monnieri studies, for instance, are showing support with children, almost immediately after taking. Griffonia simplicifolia extracts show support for neuroprotective and increased plasticity.

None of the ingredients we use in Cognition is a stimulant.

The FDA actually doesn’t approve or disapprove any dietary supplement. It only approves pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, and Synaptic Scientific offers neither of those.

What the FDA does do is carefully regulate things like:

  • the types of ingredients allowed in dietary supplements. All ingredients used in Synaptic products fall into the “DSHEA” category, or “Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.
  •  types of claims on ingredients. We make no health claims with our products.
  • the safety and regulations on manufacturing. All of Synaptic Scientific’s ingredients are grown and manufactured in GMP manufacturing facilities. Our bottling facility is an FDA-approved facility, following the FDA’s 21 CFR 110 and 111 ruling, which addresses the quality of the manufacturing processes for dietary supplements and the accurate listing of supplement ingredients.We also following the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance requirements, including HACCP  – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, which use:
    • Preventative Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI) on Staff
    • Special Vendor Certification Programs
    • Allergen Control Protocols
    • Sanitation Programs
    • Keeping our facility Nut-Free

None of the statements on the Synaptic Scientific pages have been evaluated by the FDA. None of the Synaptic product line is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. No  product is for use by persons who are pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.

Use Cognition™ at room temperature so that it flows easily.  The label mentions refrigeration, but we’ve since learned that an open bottle will last for month on the counter, so keep at room temp. (you can store unopened bottles in the refrigerator to help maintain freshness).
Shake before using.
The formula’s carrier system is based in MCT oil, which is a very healthy lipid, but its viscosity gets too thick when cold.
Keep it room temp to allow for much better flow and better taste.

L2 Questions

A good serving size for L2 medicinal mushrooms is a small teaspoon, once or twice a day. 
The favorite way to use L2 is as a tea in hot water, or mixed with coffee. Honey and plant milk (oat, almond, etc) are optional. The flavor of L2 is quite pleasant, leaning towards a chocolate taste, so it’s quite delicious on its own.
It can also be mixed with Orange Juice, plain water, or in any smoothie. If dissolving fully is important, use a protein drink shaker bottle to get the best consistency.

Suggested serving size for L2 medicinal mushrooms is a small teaspoon, once or twice a day. This is 1-3 grams, twice a day.

No medical claims are made by any Synaptic products.

The two medicinal mushrooms in our L2 formula have been shown to support for:

anti-inflammatory • immunomodulatory • anti-tumor • anti-fibrotic • anti-depression • cardiovascular • anti-viral • anti-insomnia • slows aging process • herpes • improves mood • drastically improves sleep • relieves allergies • eliminates skin issues • a strong liver protective and detoxifier • anti-diabetic • balance cholesterol levels • balance blood pressure • increased sexual health • increased cardiovascular health • sports performance and recovery ( this is mainly from the cordyceps) • adrenal adaptogen

L2 is a nutritional product, not a drug product. Therefore it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or life situation.

All products described here are not for use to persons who are pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18, or with any physical or mental condition. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.

General Questions

All Synaptic Scientific products are:

  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • Grown without pesticides or herbicides
  • Formulated without artificial preservatives or ingredients
  • Gluten-free
  • Allergen-free
  • Tested for heavy metals, pesticides, microbes

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