Nariveda is a US-based company that offers science-based anti aging and longevity supplements, described as a combination of ancient Indian wisdom and modern day science. The company was founded by Nirmal Yogi and Adrian Patel-Delaloye, a father-and-son duo.
Nariveda Cogni Veda is extremely expensive at just under $150 a bottle and although the New Age-style bottle looks pretty, there is nothing much in this liquid supplement that justifies the inflated price tag. It does contain a lot of ingredients some of which may be effective but in our opinion it is more likely to lead to side effects than positive benefits. Added to this, there is no independent feedback and no money-back guarantee.
With an advertised 140 plant-based ingredients, there is a high risk of side effects. Common ones may include, vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, anxiety, jitteriness, increased heart rate and more. Some of the ingredients are linked to causing miscarriage. It will cause interactions with prescription medication.
Nariveda Cogni Veda is very expensive. It costs $149.95 whether you buy it directly from the official website or via Amazon. One bottle is sufficient for 50 teaspoon servings so will last around 25 days at most. Less if you take the therapeutic serving of 2 tablespoons per day.
We do not rate Nariveda Cogni Veda very highly. This supplement is massively overpriced and with a high number of unproven plant ingredients in unknown quantities, side effects are likely to be a major issue. It is important to remember that just because something is described as chemical free, traditional and derived from natural plants, it may still be dangerous.
Nariveda Cogni Veda comes with the claims that it is based on traditional Ayervardic medicine but there is no real evidence that it will work as described. It lacks any real evidence and in our opinion this supplement is mostly flim-flam built with some Indian-style mysticism thrown in to make it look more interesting. We love the bottle and the fact that the supplement is described as an elixir because this makes it seem quite magical, but get real! It’s just a bottle of some dodgy-looking plant extracts that may make you ill and certainly poorer into the bargain.
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Nariveda Cogni Veda must have one of the most attractive supplement bottles on the market! With the description as an anti-aging Ayervardic elixir (we love the word elixir), the claims that it will improve mental clarity and focus plus an image of a man who seems to personify ancient wisdom, it looks more like a magic potion than it does a regular supplement.
Nariveda Cogni Veda is an orange-flavoured liquid supplement that you add to juice or a shake. Unlike many other liquid supplements you don’t have to mix up powders so it should be easier to prepare and mix.
Nariveda Cogni Veda contains 107 ingredients in total, which in the world of supplements must be some kind of record. It is also guaranteed to be gluten free, vegan, GMO free and containing no preservatives.
The ingredients include a full vitamin and minerals profile including potassium, zinc and magnesium. It is high in amino acids, such as Alpha Lipoic acid and L-Carnitine. However the key ingredients seem to be three branded formulas.
There is Narisorb described as an active absorption enhancer. This is derived from an organic tarry substance sometimes known as Shilajit which is found naturally in the Himalayas and believed to have healing properties.
For preventative maintenance, take 1 – 3 teaspoons daily.
For a therapeutic dose, take 1 – 2 tablespoons daily.
Shake well before use and store in a refrigerator.
Mix with juice or a shake and take one serving early in the morning.
The second dose can be repeated at midday.
AyerBright seems to be the business end of the supplement. This is a nootropic compound and contains plant-based ingredients such as Bacopa, Curcumin and Withania Somnifera. Within this branded formula are other trademarked supplements such as Cereboost – a supplement which is a branded form of Panax Quincifolias.
The final formula is Ayurgenol – a cell shield optimiser so seems to help protect your cells from the damage of aging and illness. This contains a branded pine bark extract called Biopuro and Microactive another branded formula that contains ingredients such as Resveratrol a powerful antioxidant type substance, Quercetin and N Acetyl Cysteine and more.
Nariveda is a company based in Sedona, Arizona, but is based on the principles of a branch of traditional Indian medicine called Rasayana Ayurveda which dates back thousands of years. This Sanskrit word literally means ‘lengthening lifespan’ and has also been called Indian Alchemy perhaps because of its use of plants, precious gems and mercury as ingredients.
Rasayana Ayurveda medicines have always used powerful herbs such as Ashwaganda, which is also present in this supplement.
According to the about us information, the traditional practices of Rasayana Ayurveda are combined with the advances of modern science. The founder of the company is Nirmal Yogi described as a highly trained organic chemist.
Nariveda is very much based in the Alternative supplements sector and is not listed by the BBB in Arizona. However you can find it via Facebook and also buy Nariveda supplements via Amazon.
Other supplements include Cardio Veda, a supplement that promotes heart health and Detox Veda which is a detox supplement.
According to the product information, this supplement is ‘Potent. Clarifying. Elevating.’
There are 8 key features:
The product information explains the formula and establishes its safety and efficacy.
All of the ingredients in Cogniveda are derived from plants. That means no unsafe or unstudied synthetic compounds and chemicals that are harmful to you or that beautiful brain of yours. It’s also vegan-friendly because we care about the animals, and thanks to advancements in organic chemistry we don’t need them to optimise our cognitive function.
This sounds good and we like that it does not contain animal products. However just because plants are natural, does not necessarily mean they are safe. Some of the ingredients contained in this drink are known to cause side effects.
The supplement is described as a:
comprehensive blend of plant-based omega 3 derived from algal oil, Ayervardic herbs like Bacopa Monnieri, as well as Alpha GPC, Cognizin, and many other herbs and amino acids shown to have a positive impact on brain health.
It might work or at least do something! However this supplement is extremely expensive so many people will be reluctant to pay just under $150 in order to find out. We think it all seems a little confusing with 107 ingredients and it is highly possible that it will cause side effects or reactions. There is a lack of genuine customer feedback so we cannot even fall back on real life customer experiences.
Many of the ingredients are branded supplements in their own right. Will they work together and be compatible when taken in this form? Has this formula ever been clinically tested? We just don’t know the answers to these questions.
Just because Nariveda Cogni Veda comes with some new age holistic-style advertising and the promise of getting something based on ancient wisdom, does not really mean it will work as described. We like the vitamins and minerals but the sheer number of fairly under researched herbal ingredients is of concern.
We cannot look into each of the many ingredients but will try to identify the key features in the formulas. Worryingly although many of these are supposed to be branded products, such as Biopuro there is zero information about them. The origins are unknown and unaccountable and we are struggling to see how all these ingredients will fit on one tiny teaspoon serving. It looks like every nootropic ingredient you have heard of, rolled into one.
Narisorb. Active Absorption Enhancer (2122 mg): Shila Senonian a bio molecules complex based on 70 plants derived trace minerals from isolated Shilajit humic fulvic acid. The Shilajit area is in the Himalayas and is also the name of a sticky tar like substance rich in traces of vitamins and amino acids. It is used in Ayervardic medicine for various purposes but according to recent studies, its bioactivity lacks evidence. Research has been ongoing since the 1950s but is still unproven to work in any way that can be described.
AyerBright Nootropic Factors (1000 mg): This contains a blend of mainly branded supplements some that you can buy individually, combined together in unknown quantities. These are listed as: Ashwaganda Extract, Ayur Gold Extract, Ayur Platinum Extract, Bacopin , Centellin, Cereboost (panax quinquefolius), Coffeeberry, Curcumin C3 Complex and Gingko Biloba leaf. Some of these such as Gingko and Ashwaganda are well known as brain-boosting ingredients but there are no guarantees that this ingredient cocktail will work as described.
Ayergeunol Cell shield Optimiser (1000 mg): Biopuro – a trademarked pine bark extract, citrus bioflavonoids, D ribose, Inositol, Microactive Co Q10, Resveratrol, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, Quercetin, Taurine. These ingredients are supposed to work at the cellular level and improve the health of the mitochondria.
In addition Cogni Veda contains a range of nutrients. It is an extensive list:
Vitamin B, Folate, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, vitamin K, Alpha Glycerol Phosphate Choline, Bio Enhanced – a branded ALA supplement, chromium, citicoline (as a branded supplement called Cognizin), L-Carnitine, Life’s DNA a branded supplement containing docosahexaenoic oil derived from algae, magnesium, selenium, zinc and finally BioPerine, a black pepper extract that enhances bioavailability.
Some of the listed ingredients are known for side effects but whether these are in sufficient quantities to cause adverse reactions (or even positive benefits) are unknown.
Ashwaganda (withania somnifera) for example may cause nausea or vomiting. It may cause miscarriage if you take while pregnant. Other Ayervardic ingredient Bacopa may cause stomach cramps and nausea. Panax Quinquefolius also known as American ginseng may cause side effects similar to caffeine.
There are too many ingredients to list all the potential side effects but make no mistake just because something is plants derived and vegan does not mean it is safe.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Definitely avoid if you are pregnant, trying to conceive or breast-feeding. On no account take this supplement if you have any underlying health issue or are taking any prescription medication. It could be extremely dangerous.
There are no genuine customer reviews for Nariveda Cogni Veda. There are four customer feedback comments on the Amazon website (these are also present on the official website) but not one of these reviewers has actually purchased the supplement. In our opinion they are fake.
There is no money-back guarantee on offer.
You can buy Nariveda Cogni Veda direct from the official Nariveda website. You can also get to this via Facebook.
Nariveda Cogni Veda is also on sale via Amazon.