Inteligen is a natural supplement launched at the beginning of 2016 that claims to enhance the memory, increase the energy, and boost your intelligence and focus. It promises to give the brain a real workout through a combination of nutrients, amino acids and vitamin B6. Just about the average promise of any brain booster.
When the going gets tough, your memory, focus and energy might get going. Our brains decrease in volume at a 5 percent rate every 10 years after 40. Cognitive decline onset happens at as early as 30 and the most affected brain function is memory. Luckily, modern science has designed a few helpers when it comes to declining cognitive abilities due to aging in the form of nootropics. Nootropics, also known as smart pills or brain boosters, are substances in the form of drugs or supplements that improve the functionality of the brain, enhance memory, concentration, energy and mood. Nootropics improve brain function and performance in day-to-day activities, whether it is at school, at your job, sports or simply remembering where you left your keys or to buy milk. They help us think faster, remember facts and faces, make associations, have more energy, be more active, do more things and do them faster and better.
You’ll be jumping for joy in no time. Many healthy people resort to natural supplements as these can easily be ordered online without a prescription and they give them the exact boost in productivity they need. Forget about losing your keys or not being able to stay on the task. Well, that is if you can, because health supplements not only make you work faster and more efficiently, but also improve your memory so you won’t forget a single thing. Learning new tricks will be so much easier.
We live in a fast-paced competitive world, so when we are told even top CEOs, executive leaders and professional athletes use health supplements to give them that extra edge, why wouldn’t you?
What Was Inteligen Intended For?
Inteligen can help maintain normal levels of acetylcholine, also known as the learning neurotransmitter due to its role in memorizing facts. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that facilitates intercellular communication. As we age, the levels of acetylcholine decline and this leads to memory loss. Inteligen will help you retain information for longer periods and retrieve it quickly when needed.
The supplement promises to reduce mental fatigue. When your brain feels energized, it is more alert, more willing to engage in various tasks and more creative when it comes to carrying them out. An alert mind, clear of brain fog, is less prone to depression. The longer this state lasts, the longer it is to snap out of it and depression can set in. It is widely recognized that depressed people are also more likely to suffer from a variety of health conditions, from heart problems to obesity. When you are in a good mood, you are more efficient and productive. You become more active, which leads to better circulation, which in turn means less inflammation in the body so less pain. The benefits of brain boosters to your life are far-reaching, mainly when you feel drained, you aren’t in the mood to be active or cheerful.
Your productivity levels will peak. You will be able to process more information and at a faster rate. Multi-tasking will no longer seem challenging, you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand without being distracted.
The supplement promises even to make you smarter. No brain booster can lift your IQ though, but rather enhance your productivity and sharpness and make you feel more in control over your cognitive abilities.
The manufacturers try to get you to join the club by sharing that more than 14 million capsules have been sold. This means that those customers are already smarter, more focused, more energized and in a better mood than you.
The manufacturers claim that the brain booster contains 100 percent natural non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients. Moreover, the product is caffeine-free, which means you won’t experience that energy crash mid-day. Many supplement manufacturers try to conceal the ineffectiveness of their product by adding a lot of caffeine that will give you an instant energy boost that will leave you exhausted later.
- Bacopa Monnieri: is a herb used in India for thousands of years and renowned for its ability to increase memory and concentration. It also relaxes the mind and destroys free radicals. Studies conducted by the Center for Human Psychopharmacology suggested that Bacopa improves memory and that it enhances cognitive performance.
- Vinpocetine: is thought to increase blood flow which ensures your brain gets all the oxygen and nutrients it needs, prevents brain damage and improve
- Ginkgo Biloba: is one of the most popular medicinal plants in the world that’s been around for more than 5,000 years. It improves memory and cognition thanks to increased blood circulation which brings much-needed oxygen and nutrients to the brain. It helps prevent brain damage resulting from free radicals or the improper detoxification of the brain by boosting blood circulation. Ginkgo helps prevent memory loss, including in Alzheimer’s patients, and is recommended for headaches, mood swings as well as hearing and concentration problems. However, clinical findings are split, as some studies like the one published in the journal Psychopharmacology in 2000 and the one published in the journal Human Psychopharmacology in 2001 found that ginkgo improved attention and memory. However, a 2002 report published in Psychopharmacology Bulletin reviewed a number of studies on ginkgo in healthy people and found no conclusive evidence that it improved mental abilities.
Other affiliated websites also mention it contains acetyl-l-carnitine, an ingredient which is thought to help alleviate the effects of aging like chronic fatigue and cognitive decline, to increase alertness, repair neuronal damage and protect neurons. It is a natural amino acid involved in energy production. This amino acid also plays a role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s, age-related memory loss, depression and poor circulation. Some websites say Inteligen also contains vitamin B6, which helps the body convert food into energy and also helps the body fight infections. B6 deficiency can lead to depression, anemia and skin problems. Bottomline, the Inteligen ingredients can be found in many other brain boosters.
There is no product label on the website, which is a big red flag for a health supplement, so there’s no guarantee of the dosage of each ingredient to make sure they can yield the stated benefits or that there are no surprise ingredients. It’s most likely that a different dosage was used in the particular clinical trials than is found in the supplement. Also, since we cannot find the full list of ingredients, we cannot be sure if the product is suitable for vegetarians since some capsules are made with gelatin, which is an animal by-product.
No scientific evidence is mentioned about the benefits the ingredients could bring which doesn’t contribute much to the overall credibility of the product. Most supplement manufacturers did their homework and carefully chose their formula and are quite proud to display the clinical evidence that makes their product stand out and differentiate itself from the numerous competitors. Credibility is crucial for prescription free, available only online supplements that are not regulated by the federal Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). The FDA only intervenes where there have been too many complaints about a product.
Inteligen Side Effects
Each user reacts differently to supplements and it also depends if there are any existing medical conditions. Inteligen is not suitable for pregnant women. Best to consult a health practitioner before taking this product. This is even more important if you’re already taking some medication, because for example if you’re taking blood-thinning drugs such as any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) like aspirin or ibuprofen, this may cause excessive bleeding.
Some of the ingredients of this brain booster are known to have some potential effects, but we don’t have the full list of ingredients. Bacopa Monnieri might cause stomach cramps, nausea, upset stomach, dry mouth, and fatigue. Vinpocetine’s potential side effects include nausea, stomach pain, sleep disorders, dizziness, headache, irritability, and flushing of the face. Ginkgo can cause accelerated heartbeat and allergic skin reactions. Carnitine can sometimes make the urine, breath, and sweat smell fishy.
The product is available only online. The official website cannot be accessed at the moment which is rather suspect, because we cannot check the terms and conditions for any hidden auto ship plans or tricky return requirements. There is also a network of affiliates which cannot seem to be able to agree regarding the ingredients of the product: some only mention three, others say five. The problem with affiliates is that they can resort to over-the-top advertising that reduces the credibility of the product and the customers’ trust in it. When you read how this magic pill will help you use not just 10 percent of your brain, but unleash its full potential, and boost your intelligence, you become a bit skeptical. Also, if you’re quite familiar with the world of supplement manufacturers, you might be less impressed by the same marketing strategies that create this sense of urgency to purchase their product while this excellent offer lasts and for which you’ve been carefully selected among the lucky few. These tricks are not very likely to work on you.
It’s recommended to take 1 or 2 capsules a day with a glass of water, either in the morning and in the evening or when the mental effort is at its peak. A bottle will guarantee a month’s supply if you take two capsules a day.
The product comes with a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not happy with the results less S&H charges and a $5 per-unit restocking fee. However, several customers complained about having difficulty to reach the customer support or getting a return number or about not receiving the refund.
There are very few customer reviews online, which is not surprising given that it’s a relatively new product launched only at the beginning of the year. It’s not very surprising either that most of the reviews are negative because most customers tend to take action and leave a review when something went wrong. They wouldn’t usually take the time to praise a product for its unique qualities. Most reviews complain about the poor customer service, being sent the wrong product of a different brand, and not receiving the guaranteed full refund. Customer service somehow managed to come up with an excuse not to grant it.
As the product is sold through a network of affiliates which receive a commission from every order so most positive reviews are more likely fake. You’ll read a very personal narrative by someone who had problems at work because of their lack of focus and low energy, then about the wonders that happened in their life as a result of taking this magic pill, only to find out towards the end that you are only a click away from your purchase. Would you trust reviews listed on a website that makes money from every click?
We liked that the supplement contains natural ingredients found in many health supplements and that some are backed up by clinical studies, although the affiliates don’t seem to bother to dig out the evidence and present it to potential customers for additional credibility. We also like that its ingredients are non-GMO and gluten-free and are safe for most users, with little to no side effects.
We didn’t like that we couldn’t find the product’s label to check the full ingredients and dosage which is a big red flag for supplement manufacturers. We also didn’t like some of the over-the-top claims made by the affiliated websites like how the product is going to make you smarter or help you use 100 percent of your brain. The fake positive reviews and concerning negative ones also made us wonder how efficient this product is, but that just comes with the territory.