SmartX by Cerebral Success Study Results

After 7 Days of continual use, participants using SmartX had a significant improvement in Focus, Memory, and Processing Speed as measured by an EEG device, MemTrax Test and Stroop Test respectively. The final results showed:

  1. 55% increase in alpha wave magnitude (closely related with focus)
  2. 26% improvement in processing speed as measured by a Stroop Test
  3. 14% improvement in memory reaction speed as measured by a MemTrax Test

    Study Design

    The study involved 10 subjects (5 subjects on SmartX, 5 subjects on Placebo). Subjects were examined on three separate days and given three unique tests on each day (EEG recording, Stroop Test, and MemTrax Test).

    A baseline examination was first recorded on Day 1. Day 2, subjects were examined 90 minutes after ingesting either SmartX or Placebo. Day 2 through Day 8, subjects ingested 2 capsules of SmartX or Placebo Daily. On Day 8 subjects were examined again 90 minutes after ingesting either SmartX or Placebo. See Below for an explanation of the three tests that were given on every day of examination.

    EEG Recording

    Perhaps one of the best tools for measuring focus or concentration is through measuring the brain's activity directly. An EEG device is a headset with electrical receivers (or nodes) strategically placed around the head to measure electrical brain waves.

    Participants in this study were analyzed using a 14-node EEG device for 40 seconds while closing their eyes and solving basic math problems. The brain wave frequency ranges that EEG devices record correlate with different states of mind. The purpose of this study was to analyze alpha brain waves that correlate with a relaxed focus.

    See below for the different ranges of brain frequencies and how they relate to different states of mind.

    • Delta Waves 0-4 Hz: Associated with deep REM sleep
    • Theta Waves 4-7 Hz: Meditative, drowsy, or sleeping states
    • Alpha Waves 7-15 Hz: Calm, relaxed alertness or focus
    • Beta Waves 15-31 Hz: Active, busy or anxious thinking 
    • Gamma Waves 31-100 Hz: Higher thought and perceiving combined senses (sight and touch, etc.)

    Stroop Test

    A Stroop test is a test which involves a list of words that are colors (ie. blue, red, yellow) where each word is also a different color than the word itself...That might sound confusing so here's an example.

    Blue   Red   Yellow   Green   Purple   Brown   Orange


    Subjects are asked to state the color of the word NOT read the word. The basic idea of this test is to measure processing speed because the brain's ability to recognize the color of a word is much slower than the ability to recognize the word. In a Stroop test where the colors and words are different, the brain receives the word information before it receives the color information which requires the brain to process the confusion. For more information click here.

    The Stroop test in this particular study involved 50 incongruent words and colors. Participants were asked to read the color of every word as quickly and accurately as they were able.

    MemTrax Test

    MemTrax was originally developed by Dr J. Wesson Ashford, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist. The test consists of similar images that flash on a computer monitor for several minutes, occasionally repeat images pop up on the screen. Subjects are asked to hit the spacebar as quickly as they can when they see a repeat image. The test measures reaction time and accuracy. For more information visit Memtrax.com.

    Results

     

    AFTER 90 MINUTES FIRST USE

    SmartX Placebo P-Value
    EEG Recording
    Alpha Wave Magnitude 33.40%
    -20.35%
    .2547

    Stroop Test

    Time Improvement
    24.00%
    14.16%
    .0046
    Memtrax Test
    Reaction Speed Improvement 11.83% 1.81%

    .1442

     

    AFTER 7 DAYS CONTINUAL USE
    SmartX Placebo P-Value
    EEG Recording
    Alpha Wave Magnitude 55.35%
    -45.83%
    .0076

    Stroop Test

    Time Improvement
    25.97%
    14.36%
    .0368
    Memtrax Test
    Reaction Speed Improvement 14.40% 1.70% .0168

    Conclusion

    Dr. Nicholas Conley is the pharmacist of the Healing Arts Club that was responsible for reviewing the study data. His report summarizes the conclusions of the study:

    “The purpose of this research was to conclude any possible associations that the intervention (SmartX) may have with mental energy, alertness, and various brain functions while participating in the three activities of the trial. After a one sided t-test it was found that all three measures (after 7-days) had a significant improvement when comparing the intervention to the placebo group. These results show the promise of SmartX and warrant the need for future studies."

     The entirety of the report, titled "SmartX: Study Review", written by Dr. Nicholas Conley, PharmD of the Healing Arts Club can be viewed here.

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