Frequently Asked Questions
Nootropic (nō•ōh•trō•picks) : 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 *
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Synaptic 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.
Cognition is a highly concentrated liquid supplement, a mix of well-known Ayurvedic plants and compounds that each have supportive effects on cognition and brain health.
A suggested serving is 4 pumps, which equals 2 ml. Each bottle contains 120 ml, so there are about 60 servings in each bottle.
We suggest one or two servings a day (i.e., four to eight pumps a day). Place under tongue or mix with a small amount of water or juice.
The Cognition formula is strong, so for some people, just one or two pumps is the right amount, and for others, it will be more. The key is to start slow, and experiment to find what is right for you.
We believe Cognition is currently the single-most effective formula on the market. Most users feel its effects within minutes, but the real benefit is usually in the hours following each serving.
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.
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.
Six are Ayurvedic herbs that have been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine:
- Bacopa monnieri (leaf)
- Celastrus paniculatus (seed)
- Centella asiatica (leaf)
- Convolvulus pluricaulis (whole plant)
- Mucuna pruriens (seed)
- 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.
Please shake well before using. Refrigerate after opening. Avoid direct sunlight.
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
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.
Cognition™ is a strong bitters tonic, so like all bitters, we suggest to avoid using on an empty stomach, and avoid using directly with strong stimulants. Wait one hour before or after strong stimulants.
Suggested serving size: 1-4ml per serving.
Start small to see what works for each person’s system, then increase by 1ml every 15 minutes to the desired state.
Each pump is a half ml (0.5), so 2 pumps is 1 ml. Pump into a spoon and either place directly in the mouth, or if the taste is too strong, dilute in a bit of water, herbal tea, oat milk, or any favorite beverage. Hot or cold doesn’t alter the effect.
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
- students (cramming, or studying difficult topics)
- procrastinators, and those easily distracted
- anyone looking for a healthy alternative to chemical nootropics
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.
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.
None of the ingredients have any literature showing dependency or addiction.
Please follow suggested usage instructions, and read the medical disclaimer, linked at the bottom of each page.
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.
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.
We ship to:
- NEW ZEALAND
We are happy to ship to other countries, but before ordering, please check your local regulations to verify that all of the ingredients found in Cognition are allowed.
International shipping cost is $27.50 flat rate, regardless of order size. We generally ship USPS Priority Mail, which takes 10-14 days.
Some countries will charge a Value-Added-Tax (VAT), Customs fees, Taxes, etc. These possible extra fees are not included in your price from us, and may need to be paid on your end in your country.
All Synaptic Scientific products are:
- Grown without pesticides or herbicides
- Formulated without artificial preservatives or ingredients
- Tested for heavy metals, pesticides, microbes
Please shake before each use.
Please refrigerate after opening.
Keep in a cool dry place. Prevent from getting hot or exposed to sun.
For any question not answered here, use our contact form. We generally get back to any emailed question within a few hours.