CERA-Q is Silk Protein Hydrolsate and the main ingredient in Natrol Cognium.
CERA-Q (also known as Brain Factor-7) is a protein which is extracted from the threads of silkworm cocoons. Originally, this ingredient comes from traditional Korean medicine.
It is also completely stimulant-free unlike some of the other cognitive boosters on the market.
There are a lot claims about CERA-Q, especially from Natrol when discussing their flagship nootropic Cognium.
In this short article, we’ll be discussing this ingredient. You’ll be learning:
- What is CERA-Q claimed to do?
- How well does CERA-Q work in Natrol Cognium?
- CERA-Q Powder Side Effects
The purpose of this article because of Natrol Cognium. It’s the main ingredient of this nootropic – it’s actually the only ingredient in this nootropic.
If you’re interested in Natrol Cognium you can read our full review of it here.
However, if you want to learn more about CERA-Q, we’ll be covering it in more detail below.
What is CERA-Q claimed to do?
CERA-Q in Natrol Cognium is claimed to promote brain energy which can help you think much more quickly anf effectively.
It’s believed to this by improving the overall blood flow and glucose uptake to your brain centers that promote learning and memory.
It’s also thought to work as a brain antioxidant which can reduce stress which ages the brain. The idea is that it can help break up plaque build up in your brain to help you think more clearly.
CERA-Q is claimed to help improve memory, learning and general cognition for all ages when taken over a 3 – 4 period of time.
How well does CERA-Q work in Natrol Cognium?
You can’t ignore it, there are a lot of negative reviews out there when it comes to Natrol Cognium.
So, how well does it actually work?
Questionably. The main study that Natrol leans on for Cognium is CERA-Q being used in-vitro.
If you’re not aware, “in vitro” means that the study took place outside of the body. This CERA-Q study for Cognium was performed in a test tube, which can give you different results.
It can be similar but in vitro studies can’t give you the exact same results.
Not only that, a lot of these studies are not available on PubMed. PubMed is essentially the Google of medical studies. If you’re not on there, you’re unlikely to be a real study.
There’s only a few that are actually on PubMed, the rest are either on Natrol’s official site or on a third-party research site.
It’s suspicious to say the least, especially as one of them has been pulled due to author misconduct:
Even if these CERA-Q studies do get full coverage on PubMed, we think Cognium definitely needs more ingredients in it to give you the full benefit of boosted cognition – and those ingredients would definitely need good studies on them.
CERA-Q Powder Side Effects
To our knowledge and from our full research, there have been no studies reported from CERA-Q.
There are negative reports claiming that they’re not feeling the effects when taking CERA-Q in Cognium.
You shouldn’t experience any side effects from using it.
If you have any concerns, you should check with your doctor or a medical expert before using it.
Learn More About CERA-Q and Cognium
If you want to learn more about Natrol Cognium and the CERA-Q in this supplement, you can see what think and how it could be improved over in our full review.
You can check out our full Natrol Cognium review here.
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