Cognigenx Clarity Is Another Clarity Scam

21 January 2019
Lincoln Cannon

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Cognigenx Clarity is the latest nootropic brain supplement scam. How do I know it's a scam? I know because there's strong evidence that it comes from the same shady vendor (or network of vendors) that sells the other "Clarity" scams about which I've written in the past -- CortyX Clarity, Cognivex Clarity, and Apollo Mental Clarity. This is, of course, particularly troublesome for Thrivous because some consumers confuse these scams with our product, Thrivous Clarity.

If you've read my warnings about the other scams, you know that they re-use the same website templates, employing the same manipulative sales tactics. So it should come as no surprise that the Cognigenx Clarity website resembles the others. Take a look.

Cognigenx Clarity Website
Cognigenx Clarity Website
Apollo Mental Clarity Website
Apollo Mental Clarity Website
CortyX Clarity Website
CortyX Clarity Website
Cognivex Clarity Website
Cognivex Clarity Website

Like the other scam websites, the Cognigenx Clarity website includes fake reviews from John D and Jane M, those notoriously "very satisfied, real customers." Here they are, in all their dishonest glory.

Cognigenx Clarity Fake Reviews
Cognigenx Clarity Fake Reviews
Apollo Mental Clarity Fake Reviews
Apollo Mental Clarity Fake Reviews
CortyX Clarity Fake Reviews
CortyX Clarity Fake Reviews
Cognivex Clarity Fake Reviews
Cognivex Clarity Fake Reviews

And fake reviews are just one of many ethical shortcomings on the Cognigenx website. Other manipulative and dishonest sales tactics include:

  • Dubious mention of "limited supply" due to "extremely high media demand." If there's high media demand, it's probably from fake news websites (see #2).
  • Logos for real news websites (including CBS News, NBC, Fox News, and CNN) that they have a history of impersonating on their own fake news websites.
  • Pervasive exaggeration, such as "genius-level boost," "remember forever," and "instant super computer mental ability."
  • Misrepresentation of neurology, such as "mind that is supercharged to fire on all 12-Cylinders."
  • Dubious "Doctor Trusted" seal, which is similar to one from a company that the FTC charged with deception.
  • Dubious security seals, purportedly from GoDaddy, Norton, and McAfee, but without active links or any evidence of authenticity.
  • Claims of a "Risk Free Trial" that turns into a recurring monthly charge of $82.76 plus shipping if you don't call to cancel within 15 days.

Oh. And that price is for 30 capsules. Really. That's the number in small print on the bottle. The Cognigenx Clarity price is a whopping $82.76 plus shipping for a bottle of 30 capsules. That's about $2.76 per capsule! I'd forgive you for wondering if the ingredients are precious metals.

But the Cognigenx ingredients are probably, at best, a mix of a few good nootropics at effective doses, some typical vitamins at typical doses, some under-researched materials, and several potential nootropics at placebo dust doses (substantially below those used in clinical studies on humans). We can't know this for sure because the vendor doesn't publish the supplement facts. They probably have things to hide, after all. But because Cognigenx appears to be a re-labeled version of previous scam products, such as Cognivex Clarity, it's a safe bet that the ingredient claims are similar:

  • Vitamin B3 as Niacin 30 mg -- typical multivitamin material and dose
  • Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxine HCl 5 mg -- typical multivitamin material and dose
  • Nootro Blend 545 mg -- typical hidden doses in a proprietary blend, which purportedly consists of the ingredients below
  • Caffeine -- it's possible that this is provided at an effective dose, which may be as little as 25 mg, although it should probably be cycled and not used daily
  • GABA -- it's unclear whether this could be provided in an effective nootropic dose, but 3,000 to 5,000 mg have been used to enhance metabolism
  • Bacopa Monnieri -- it's unlikely that this is provided at an effective dose, which is at least 300 mg of an extract standardized to at least 50% bacoside
  • Alpha GPC -- it's unlikely that this is provided at an effective dose, which is at least 600 mg of 50% Alpha GPC material
  • L Theanine -- it's possible that this is provided at an effective dose, which may be as little as 50 mg
  • Phosphatidylserine -- it's possible that this is provided at an effective dose, which may be as little as 100 mg
  • L Tyrosine -- it's unlikely that this is provided at en effective dose, which is at least 500 mg
  • Vincamine Derivative -- it's possible that this is provided at an effective dose, which may be as little as 5 mg
  • Huperzine A -- it's possible that this is provided at an effective dose, which may be as little as 50 mcg, although it should probably be cycled and not used daily

Note that I mentioned "at best," when characterizing the ingredients in Cognigenx Clarity. And I mentioned "claims," when referencing what I suspect would be listed on the Cognigenx label. These qualifications are because there's no reason to suppose that the vendor or its manufacturer (or their suppliers) are actually providing whatever ingredients the label may claim. There's simply no evidence that they've engaged in quality control testing of any kind. So I wouldn't even smell Cognigenx, let alone put it in my mouth.

Finally, just in case you think I'm being too hard on them, you might check out Cognigenx at the Better Business Bureau. Apparently they operate under an alternate name, Brainboost.com LLC. And at this time, they have an "F" rating. No surprise there. 

Get Real Clarity at Thrivous

Fortunately, if you're reading this and looking for trustworthy nootropic brain supplements, you've come to the right place.

Thrivous Clarity is a premium nootropic brain supplement. We base its formula and ingredient doses on over 100 clinical studies on human -- not just test tubes or lab rats. Our quality control is rigorous, requiring that each ingredient pass multiple tests and re-tests for identity, potency, and safety. And we don't just expect you to take our word for any of this. On the product webpage, we prominently publish both a summary of clinical studies and a certificate of analysis and quality, so you can review and verify the science and quality of our product. That's one of the reasons that Thrivous currently has an "A+" rating at the Better Business Bureau.

Because Thrivous Clarity is a premium nootropic, you might imagine that we charge a fortune for it. But we don't. To the contrary, our mission is to help our customers access technology with the greatest potential to improve their brains and bodies. And an important part of access is affordability. So we charge reasonable prices. Indeed, "reasonable" is probably an understatement. So far as I know, Thrivous Clarity is the most valuable nootropic brain supplement on the market anywhere in the world, as compared on a price per effective dose basis.

Don't be fooled by fake news. Don't trust experimental substances or untested materials. Don't settle for placebo dust doses at exorbitant prices. Expect better science, better quality, and better value. Expect the best. Choose Thrivous.

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