10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Brain and Memory Booster (3.1)||(3.1)|
|Nootropic Brain Booster (2.9)||(2.9)|
|Brain Power (2.6)||(2.6)|
|Cool Focus (2.3)||(2.3)|
|Xtra Antioxidants (2.1)||(2.1)|
The main issue with synthetic ingredients is that you don’t always get what you pay for. In reality, synthetic ingredients are well known for their low absorption, poor bioavailability, and the fact that they drain the body’s reserves of other minerals and vitamins (e.g., cofactors) required for proper absorption of other nutrients.
At BrainReference we recognize that dietary supplements can be the source of many allergic responses either due to cross-contamination with high-allergen compounds during the manufacturing process or because they incorporate ingredients obtained from high-risk allergenic foods (milk, eggs, or fish).
Companies with less integrity will use dangerous fillers as a “grease or lube” to aid in easier and faster production. Artificial dyes and colors are used to make supplements more appealing to the eye. Coatings are added to make capsules easier to swallow. How do these fillers impact your body and health?
Independent testing labs are not associated with the producing company, ingredients supplier, the company whose name appears on the product, or with the consumer. This means independent testing labs have no vested interest in the result of the testing and are less likely to “dry lab” or manipulate test results for self-serving reasons.
Cool Focus is advertised as a brain supplement designed to achieve four important benefits: improve mental focus, alleviate feelings of stress, reduce tension and increase concentration. The manufacturer, Top Secret Nutrition, claims the formula features the clinically tested PharmaGABA, a unique supplement formula proven to increase the production of alpha brain waves, leading to physical relaxation while improving mental focus. PharmaGABA is a trademark of Pharma Foods International Co.
Top Secret Nutrition claims it is committed to giving professional athletes and active adults alike the tools they need to look and feel their best. The company also claims they use GMP Quality Assurance Certified manufacturers. The product portfolio includes various products in a number of categories: sports nutrition, weight management, health and wellness and sport’s wear.
The formula is recommended to adults only. Pregnant and nursing women should not use Cool Focus.
Cool Focus Ingredients
Cool Focus includes the following ingredients: Thiamine (Vitamin B1)(as Thiamine HCL), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Proprietary Relax and Focus Blend (Passion Flower extract 10:1, PharmaGABA (Gama Amino Butyric Acid), L-Theanine), Gelatin, Microcrystalline cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Stearate, and Silicon Dioxide.
Cool Focus is a blend of vitamins, herbal extracts and amino-acids which promotes relaxation, tension relief and focus power.
Passion Flower is a well known herbal cure for insomnia and anxiety. Medical herbalists all over the world agree on its abilities to reduce nervous restlessness, improving sleep and reducing stress (infusions and dried extracts). The herb is approved in Germany by the German Commission E, a governmental regulatory agency established in 1978 which brought together a team of scientists, toxicologists, physicians and pharmacists to evaluated usefulness of 300 herbs. Passion flower is considered non-toxic, safe and well-tolerated by the majority of the population. Side effects are not documented.
GABA is one of the main inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain, first synthesized in 1883. PharmaGABA’s activation of the GABA receptors is claimed to take between 5 to 30 minutes after ingestion. Some of the possible benefits of GABA supplements include depression anxiety and PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) relief, promoting weight loss and causing a sense of relaxation. Side effects of GABA include decreased alertness or, on short term, alteration of the heart and breathing patterns. The long term side effects and drug interactions are not systematically studied though.
The manufacturer recommends taking 2-3 capsules taken up to 3 times a day. Product reviews are generally positive, with consumers mentioning no unpleasant side effects whatsoever.
- No side effects reported by consumers or mentioned by the manufacturer;
- Generally good consumer reviews;
- Contains clinically tested PharmaGABA;
- Fee samples available.
- Pregnant and nursing women are advised to avoid use;
- Daily value not established for passion Flower, L-Theanine and GABA.
Cool Focus is a balanced combination of vitamins, herbal extracts and featured the PharmaGABA amino-acid. All ingredients have been scientifically tested to some extent and proven to possess real benefits in the sense of relaxing and calming the brain and promoting concentration.
Consumers testify to the formula’s beneficial effects for the advertised benefit claims mentioned by the manufacturer. Hence, we can assume that the formula will work at least for some consumers. The manufacturer also offers free samples of the product, which gives consumers the possibility to trial test the formula. In any case, a specialized opinion is preferable prior to starting using Cool Focus.