Summary: The revamping of “Cerebral Success” does a little better than its predecessor, but still isn’t something to write home about.
SmartX Percentage Score: 58%
Most don’t know that SmartX used to be just “Cerebral Success”, or at least, that’s how they used to be a year ago. So those that have tried Cerebral Success before should not be surprised when they get similar results. SmartX has undergone a lot of changes in the last year, though, after Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran had agreed to help out the company in terms of financial backing.
SmartX, designed specifically for students, claims to allow its users to become ‘more efficient’. With ingredients that are ‘clinically shown’ to increase focus and improve memory, SmartX boasts improvement in these four areas of brain power: focus, memory, mental energy, and overall brain health.
Ingredients in SmartX
SmartX contains quite a lot of ingredients in its formula – some of them quite vital to cognitive function and optimal blood flow to the brain, but some of them not so much. One such ingredient of the latter is caffeine. The funny thing is, they’ve mentioned the use of caffeine in other energy drinks and such, but they still do include it in their formula. Another ingredient that we’ve noticed was DMAE, which isn’t really found in most brain enhancers for the last few years, the reason for that being that there have been reports out there associating the use of DMAE to cell death. While it isn’t 100% conclusive, it has brought at least Canada and Australia to ban the use of the substance. Despite this, SmartX still contains some key ingredients that make up the formula of the best brain enhancers out there: Ginkgo, Bacopa, Phosphatidylserine, Vinpocetine, and Huperzine A are all great nootropic ingredients.
Details about SmartX
Although SmartX has some inherently great aspects to it, the underlying message is that SmartX still isn’t really good enough. Their use of stimulants as ingredients, as well as a proprietary blend might show that they are up to something fishy. Not saying they are, however, SmartX unfortunately isn’t a perfect nootropic. It contains flaws that could have been cleaned up a little. Additionally, as an ADD/ADHD solution, it might not be the best choice as it does increase energy in the form of caffeine – something that might or might not be readily welcomed when you are already overflowing with it. Overall, it’s good, but with some minor tweaks, it can be great.