Can Cerebral Success Improve Your Focus and Mental Energy?

If you are looking at enhancing your focus, mental energy, memory and overall brain health, you could try out Smart X, a brain pill from Cerebral Success. The name Cerebral Success may jog your memory too. It was mentioned in Episode 522 of Shark Tank Season 5, aired on April 25, 2014. The episode was about how four businesses hoped the Sharks will invest in their companies. Trevor Hiltbrand, who created the supplement, pitched Cerebral Success for its brain pills that helped keep the user alert and healthy. The sales of Cerebral Success picked up after people saw this supplement on the popular TV show.

Smart Pill Guide, website that offers unbiased reviews of various such supplements, stated that Cerebral Success has been formulated to enhance focus, energy levels and alertness to enable the user concentrate better on tasks at hand, while supporting brain function, preventing memory loss and reducing anxiety levels.

According to other Cerebral Success reviews, Smart X is claimed to strengthen the walls of the brain cells, providing essential vitamins, amino acids and nutrients to increase blood flow to the brain, stimulate the synthesis of protein and boost the production of neurotransmitters.


The company claims that the ingredients used in the brain pills shown on Shark Tank have clinically proven to improve focus as well as memory. Huperzine A is an ingredient that helps prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, which leads to enhanced short- and long-term memory. Vinpocetine can dilate blood vessels, which then enhances blood circulation as well as oxygenation of the brain. Phosphatidylserine is another key ingredient that aids in strengthening cell walls, improving the transmission of information, and promoting anti-aging benefits in the brain. The ingredient Schisandrin A is said to enhance the functioning of the central nervous system. Some of the other ingredients include:

  • Bacopin: Improves synaptic functioning in the brains
  • L-Tyrosine: A precursor of dopamine that helps in improving focus and well-being, while reducing fatigue.
  • Cognizin: Helps in improving communication amongst neurons.
  • Glucuronolactone: Prevents fatigue and enhances well-being.
  • DHA: An Omega 3 fatty acid that plays a vital role in brain functioning.
  • L-Glutamine: Boosts memory and focus.
  • L-Theanine: Lessens the harsh effects of caffeine, while increasing focus.
  • B-Vitamins: Prevent mental decline.

The recommended dosage is one to two capsules a day, based on your requirements. The side effects of this medication could include headaches, nausea and reduced appetite.

Does it Work?

Cerebral Success has received positive reviews. However, despite the fact that this supplement’s ingredients have been clinically proven to offer a wide array of benefits for the brain, there is not enough clinical evidence to arrive at a concrete conclusion. To be precise, some studies of ingredients like Huperzine A, Phosphatidylserine and Vinpocetine, to name a few, have indicated potential benefits. However, going by the clinical studies, one cannot say without doubt that these ingredients are beneficial. And even those ingredients that could be beneficial may not have the same effect on everyone.

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