By Jayton Miller
A supplement can only be good as its ingredients, which is why we chose the best ingredients on the market to formulate Cortigon! Cortigon contains 5 clinically-backed ingredients designed to
What's In Cortigon?:
As we have already mentioned, we have only included ingredients with clinical research supporting them. In our literature review, we found that the following are the most effective for improving your brain health and helping to eliminate stress.
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Ginkgo Biloba
All five ingredients in Cortigon can aid your brain health by improving your body’s ability to fight stress.
Cortigon Ingredient Doses
As we have already mentioned, each of our ingredients has clinical-research to back it. We have also made sure that we have included each ingredient in the exact dose research shows to be effective.
Cortigon Ingredient List
You may be able to get many of the ingredients that we have included in Cortigon through food. However, taking a supplement helps you get the exact correct doses.
Here is what each daily dose (one capsule) of Cortigon provides you with. If you want to look at the research for any of these ingredients yourself, we have curated it here.
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Vitamin B Medley:
Cortigon contains thiamin, pyridoxine, and methylcobalamin. All three are essential nutrients needed by the body in small amounts. Since these vitamins are water-soluble, they must be replenished by the diet daily.
Thiamin, otherwise known as Vitamin B1, is an essential vitamin that is pretty dense in a relatively healthy diet, however, extra supplementation does carry benefits for glucose utilization and methylation.
Thiamin was discovered in 1912 by a polish biochemist Casimir Funk by isolating this nutrient from the husk of rice.
Thiamin is a necessary nutrient for the production of glucose within the body and is typically flushed out during times of high alcohol intake. It is also deemed to be deficient in times of high blood glucose.
Some of the benefits that have been associated with thiamin are significant decreases in pre-menstruation symptoms, decreases in blood pressure, and mitigation of side effects from excess alcohol intake.
Some of the best sources from food to get bioavailable and unreactive thiamin are pork, steak, orange juice, and mussels.
When supplementing with extra thiamin, you want to ensure that you are not exceeding 100-300 mg.
Going a little high in thiamin is not as dangerous as one might think, as thiamin is a water-soluble vitamin and can easily be passed from the system. However, if the dose is too large, it can cause problems, so anything 300 mg or below is what can be taken safely.†
Pyridoxine, also known as Vitamin B6, is an essential vitamin that is used throughout the body.
Pyridoxine was originally discovered in 1934 by Paul Gyorgy and was first synthesized in 1938 by Samuel Lepkovsky.
Pyridoxine is a cofactor that is essential for many different chemical reactions to occur throughout the body. Without this nutrient, scientists have seen that it can cause convulsions and strange lesions on the skin of mammals.
Pyridoxine and similar derivatives that are needed by the body can easily be found in a nutrient-rich diet. Some of the best sources of pyridoxine are eggs, milk, potatoes, pork, and some types of fish.
Methylcobalamin is also known as the best form of Vitamin B12.
Methylcobalamin was first discovered in 1948 as the coenzyme form of Vitamin B12.
Methylcobalamin is the only form of Vitamin B12 that can directly participate in the metabolism of homocysteine, which can be very toxic when present in excess.
Vitamin B12, in general, is necessary for proper neurological function and reduction of chances of various neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular issues, and many others. It plays a vital role in the antioxidant processes in the body by helping to produce sAME, which is one of the most important methyl donors in the body.
When it comes to supplementation of B12, you want to ensure that it is in the form of methylcobalamin and not cyanocobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is a poor form of this vitamin and is not very bioavailable, so the body cannot use it as effectively as the methylcobalamin form.
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Phosphatidylserine (300 mg):
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid that is comprised of amino acids and fatty acids. Your body actually makes phosphatidylserine, although this ingredient is most commonly consumed through the foods we eat.
What is the Function of Phosphatidylserine?
Phosphatidylserine wears many different hats, as it protects your brain cells and plays a role in the formation of bone matrix and the repair of cells. This powerful ingredient is also involved in hormone secretion by the adrenal glands. Phosphatidylserine is known for improving cognitive function.
Benefits of Phosphatidylserine
Phosphatidylserine is the core ingredient in Cortigon that offers users a variety of benefits. These benefits include:
- Lowers cortisol levels: Cortisol is also known as the stress hormone and can have a negative impact on your day to day life if levels are too high. Phosphatidylserine reduces levels of cortisol to help you feel less and stressed in your day-to-day life.
- Reduces anxiety: Reduced cortisol levels not only reduce stress but also reduce feelings of anxiety.
- Improves mental focus and clarity – Phosphatidylserine helps improve your ability to focus on the tasks at hand and the clarity to accurately perceive the world around you and respond accordingly.
In simple words, phosphatidylserine is a type of fat that can be found in every cell membrane of the human body that also contains the mineral phosphorus. Several human studies have found out that phosphatidylserine improves cognitive function, attention, and memory. Not to mention that PS is also known as being one of the top supplements for reducing cortisol, fatigue, ADHD symptoms, and cognitive decline.
Phosphatidylserine has countless human results, along with an FDA approved health claim regarding its ability to reverse neurodegenerative disease in humans, which is due to its naturally potent action on nourishing the brain’s neurotransmitters and hormonal health (and also mental health).
You cannot go wrong with taking phosphatidylserine to reduce cortisol.
What Is the Recommended Dosage of Phosphatidylserine?
The recommended daily dosage of phosphatidylserine is 100-150 mg. Cortigon contains 150 mg of phosphatidylserine per day.
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Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (100 mg):
Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo extract is a powerful addition to UMZU’s Cortigon supplement. The benefits of Ginkgo biloba include:
- Improves memory retention and recall: Ginkgo biloba helps users recall and retain important information.
- Improved focus – Users enjoy improved focus, which helps you complete day-to-day tasks for quickly and efficiently.
- Decreases neural fatigue – Ginkgo biloba helps keep you mentally sharp, which decreases fatigue.
This is one of the herbs for anxiety commonly sold as a supplement. It is popular for alleviating an array of physical ailments such as blood disorders, cardiovascular disease ,and macular degeneration. It also happens to be popular as a mood enhancer.
The ginkgo tree, by the way, happens to be one of the oldest tree species in the world. It can also live to around 1,000 years, with some ginkgo trees in China estimated to be around 2,500 years of age.
Anyways, what is Ginkgo Biloba’s role in anxiety treatment? One study suggests the herb may be useful for reducing anxiety and stabilizing mood in elderly patients experiencing Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline. The same study also suggests the herb warrants further research as a possible anti-dementia drug.
Ginkgo biloba is another heavily researched supplement that is great for reducing cortisol. It is a plant extract that was used in Chinese medicine for a very long time.
There have been human studies that show a reduction of rise in blood pressure and cortisol release during stress by ginkgo biloba extract in healthy volunteers. This means that in times when you are stressed out, ginkgo biloba extract can help limit the amount of cortisol released.
In studies performed on animals, ginkgo biloba has been shown to attenuate the effects of acute stress. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract is definitely one to add to your cortisol-reducing arsenal. The most convenient way to get it is through supplementation.
What Is the Recommended Dosage of Ginkgo Biloba?
Cortigon offers 100 mg of Ginkgo biloba extract per serving!