Synapsyl boasts the supplement they are selling is like Viagra for the brain, presumably meaning it will help you concentrate longer and harder. Synapsyl promises it will nurture your brain with “neuroprotectants” that will guard your brain’s grey matter and keep you firing on all synapses. They urge you to hurry, because they say stocks are limited.
How Synapsyl Works
Synapsyl is a nootropic which are types of supplements that are said to be specifically designed for improved cognition (a combination of the Greek “noos” for “mind” and “tropein” for “bend”). The concept behind nootropics, however is that while these types of drugs may help with memory or brain function, they lack the effects of psychotropic drugs, meaning you won’t get “high” off them.
Generally speaking, certain nootropics seem to show some promise in small, limited studies but have very little conclusive evidence to back up their claims.
Two of Syanpsyl’s main active ingredients are listed as Phosphatidylserine and Bacopa Monnieri. Phosphatidylserine is a chemical found in our own brains. Phosphatidylserine used in nootropics was originally made from cow brains and according to WebMD is possibly effective for age-related mental decline and fighting against Alzheimer’s; however, because of fears of mad cow disease, Phosphatidylserine is now manufactured from soy or cabbage and it is unknown if it has the same benefits.
Bacopa Monnieri is a plant that has been used in Eastern medicine to treat memory decline. Synapsyl points to a 2012 study by the Center for Human Pharmacology that claims to prove Bacopa Monneri improves memory recall. We couldn’t find that specific study, but the ones we did find stated that Bacopa Monneri has promise but research into the plant is still in its infancy.
Synapsyl offers several different purchase options, the default being $149.85 for 5 bottles, which includes free shipping. You can also opt for 3 bottles for $119.91 or 1 bottle for $59.91. In order to get you to buy right away, they claim the “sell-out risk” for these bottles is high, but this is just a marketing gimmick.
Synapsyl comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, but you should be warned that in the terms and conditions they state the bottle must be received before 30 days from date of order has passed (not arrival in the mail) meaning you likely have a very limited window in which to try Synapsyl and see if it gives you the mental boost you need.
Bottom Line: Will Synapsyl Make You Smarter?
Everyone wants to be a little smarter: from the college student cramming for a test to the older person trying to remember where they put their glasses. As we mentioned earlier, certain nootropic substances do show some promise and Synapsyl claims to include some of these in its formula.
However, there are some important things to remember: first, there is no actual ingredient listing, so we don’t know how many milligrams of each substance it contains.
Even if there were, the supplement industry is in a crisis as a recent investigation in US and Canada showed many herbal products did not contain the ingredients listed on their label. These included supplements sold by GNC Nutrition or in Target and Wal-Mart.
Therefore, if you are looking to buy any supplement, we suggest purchasing products that have the US Pharmacopeia (USP) seal; they are an independent lab that verify ingredients in supplements so you know you are getting what they say you are. You can find a list of companies that use it here. (Synapsyl is not included on that list.)
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