Truth Nutraceuticals is a US company based in Florida, under the name The Better Foundation LLC. Truth Nutraceuticals, usually referred to as Truth Nutra, sell a range of supplements and products for general health, as well as eBooks with Cortigon as the company’s only nootropic supplement. It looks reasonably well established but the company address is a PO Box at Melbourne beach Florida.
Cortigon is a mild nootropic supplement that may have positive effects, such as increased alertness and memory recall. It contains a blend of well-known ingredients, and side effects are unlikely to be an issue. However, the stress reducing claims may be exaggerated and if you suffer from stress on a daily basis, you will probably find that making lifestyle changes will be more beneficial than relying on this supplement. There is no real evidence that we can find, that says the contents of this supplement will reduce cortisol levels as claimed. You are encouraged to subscribe to autoship if you buy direct from the official Truth Nutra website.
Cortigon looks pretty safe for most people and although there may be side effects, as with most supplements, thankfully these seem quite rare. However, these may include nausea, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, stomach upset, constipation, forceful heartbeat, bruising, allergic skin reactions, gas, diarrhoea, and vomiting.
At $39.99 from the Truth Nutra website, Cortigon does not seem expensive at first glance. However, if you use the larger serving size of 4 capsules a day, each bottle of 60 capsules will last only 15 days. You can use up to 6 capsules a day, which would only provide 10 servings of this supplement. So it is more expensive than it first appears.
You are encouraged to join the “subscribe and save option” for the cheaper option of $33.96. We do not advise you to choose this option, because in our experience cancelling an auto ship program can be much harder than signing up to it.
You can also buy Cortigon via Amazon USA, where it costs the same as the full price on the official website of $39.99 for 60 capsules.
Cortigon is a confusing looking supplement that claims it will reduce stress levels and cortisol, but offers no explanation about how this actually works. And despite extensive research, we cannot find much evidence that the nootropic ingredients contained in this supplement really do have a stress boosting effect as claimed.
In addition, we think it is overpriced. If you take the maximum serving size you only have between 10 days and two weeks supply which at $39, 00 is too expensive. Take for a month at this rate and you could be looking at over $80.00, or a whopping $120 if you take the maximum serving each day (not advised).
That said there are some good points. There is some positive customer feedback and we like that it looks safe. There is a guarantee on offer too although no real details about how to claim this which does let it down.
Overall, Cortigon looks a bit underwhelming as a nootropic supplement, and we just cannot see it working to reduce stress and cortisol in the way it is described. Therefore, we do not recommend Truth Nutra Cortigon to our readers.
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Cortigon is a nootropic supplement that is aimed at making you feel calmer by reducing stress. According to the advertising, this will also increase energy levels and improve memory and focus.
Cortigon is not overly strong. It contains some common nootropic ingredients including Phosphatidylserine, the principle ingredient, plus herbal extract Gingko leaf and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), present in fish oil. It also contains Inositol, a vitamin type substance present in plants and animals. Inositol is often used to treat depression and panic attacks, so this may be the key ingredient for the stress free claims. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
Many people are concerned about their stress levels. However, stress is not always bad because it keeps us focused and able to cope with unexpected events or dangers. When your body is under stress it goes into the body’s survival mechanism, the fight or flight response, and your stress hormone cortisol kicks in. This is an ancient response to danger and whereas once your ancestors may have been facing a dangerous animal in a life threatening situation, these days the same feeling can be caused by finance, pressure at work, or any of modern life situations that we face on a daily basis. When your stress levels are triggered too often and too easily, it can undermine physical and mental health.
There are natural ways of coping with stress, such as meditation or walking. Some people turn to alcohol or drugs as a way of de stressing, which is dangerous for health. This supplement seems to offer an alternative method and according to the product information, you will feel it working within 20 minutes. Source
Truth Nutra is a health brand which comes under the company name of The Better Foundation LLC. The Truth Nutra website offers a range of health products for sale including supplements, eBooks, multi media courses for hormonal issues, and more.
Truth Nutra was founded by Christopher Walker, an ex-neuroscience student who was diagnosed with a tumour on his pituitary gland and looked to develop a more natural approach to care, and he appears and speaks about health issues on the DVDs and podcasts available from the site.
Buy from the Truth Nutra website, and you are encouraged to “subscribe and save” which means take out a regular order of a supplement so that it is shipped regularly and your bank or credit card charged automatically.
According to the advertising, Cortigon offers “all natural stress relief and cortisol reducer”, and is “an all-natural stress-fighting formula designed specifically to lower cortisol levels fast (you typically feel it working within 20 minutes)”.
The key features are that it provides,
Looking at the six main ingredients of Cortigon gives us a slightly mixed opinion on how well this supplement will work. All the ingredients are known for their supposed nootropic effect, but does this add up to reducing the body’s cortisol levels as claimed? It does not seem very likely that this supplement will affect your stress levels in the way as described.
Some of the ingredients such as Phosphatidylserine and L Carnitine Tartrate may help improve memory and concentration, according to limited clinical testing. DHA (or fish oil) is known to increase brain activity and tests have shown that although it is not a stimulant, the Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may have a limited effect on depression in people with major depressive disorder.
Inositol is a vitamin type substance in the body that may help balance chemicals. Some evidence has shown that it can be useful as a treatment for panic attacks and compulsive or obsessive disorders.
The last two ingredients are also a bit hit or miss in this supplement. Ginkgo leaf extract is supposed to support the treatment of dementia, sexual dysfunction, and a range of other purposes, but unfortunately this information is largely anecdotal and really has little to support its usefulness for brain functioning. It does not seem to be relevant to this supplement.
Choline does have some health benefits, but in this form it may not increase brain concentrations of Choline very reliably. Choline Bitartrate is the cheapest form of Choline and also the least beneficial.
Serving size is equal to 2 capsules.
In general, there does not appear to be any problems with these ingredients at these doses. L – Carnitine has few if any side effects whereas Inositol is considered safe up to 12mg a day. Customers have not reported any side effects, and they are probably not very common.
However, potential side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Check with your doctor fist if you have an underlying medical or mental health condition or are taking prescription medication.
There are only a few customer reviews on Amazon, but overall opinion is positive.
This product is awesome!! Been using it for just a week and I can’t believe the difference it makes!! Thank you Christopher Walker!
This product really helps with stress related problems!! I will continue to use Cortigon I love it!!
This customer went into more detail,
Well, it works. Some days better than others, but overall, it works better than expected. You cannot expect it to be like a drug where you take it and 20 seconds later, you’re feeling great. It’s just an overall calming feeling that comes about. Feels normal, just relaxed and happens over time. Don’t set expectations to high. If you’re having a really rough day, it will help, but you will still need to employ other stress reducing strategies
Some customers are not as satisfied,
I have been using this for a few days but, I don’t feel or see a difference in focus, or energy levels. I have been taking 3 capsules per day
And as some customers have said,
Didn’t notice a single difference…
According to the advertising there is a 100% risk-free 60-day money-back guarantee. There are no details about how to claim this, and it does not show up in the terms and conditions. You can call Truth Nutra by phone on 1-800-214-9820 or contact customer services.
You can buy Cortigon direct from the Truth Nutra website. Alternatively it is available on Amazon USA.
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