- 1 Introduction to my Awaken Gold Review
- 2 Ingredients of Awaken Gold
- 2.1 Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
- 2.2 Beta-Phenylethylamine HCl
- 2.3 CDP Choline (Citicoline)
- 2.4 KSM-66 Ashwagandha Extract (Std. to 5% Withanolides)
- 2.5 L-Theanine
- 2.6 N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
- 2.7 Uridine 5′-Monophosphate
- 2.8 Phosphatidylserine 20%
- 2.9 Noopept
- 2.11 PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Disodium Salt)
- 2.12 Bioperine® (Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) Fruit Extract)
- 3 Noopept Addition
- 4 Pros
- 5 Cons
- 6 Where to Buy AWAKEN Gold
- 7 To Wrap It Up
- 8 Awaken Gold
Introduction to my Awaken Gold Review
Today is my AWAKEN Gold review. Awaken Gold follows in the footsteps of Awakened Alchemy, a good product. Here is what they say about their product: “AWAKEN GOLD will assist you in fueling your ingenuity, unleashing your creativity, and developing the amazing possibilities of your mind”.
Sounds good, doesn’t it. If you look at the ingredients which are key to the effects you hope to get and compare Awakened Alchemy with Awaken Gold the only difference between them is that Gold contains Noopept. Yes, Noopept.
Because of the introduction of Noopept to the formula, Awaken Gold requires cycling (a cycle-on, cycle-off), unlike the original Awaken, which you can supplement with no worries of tolerance build-up.
Now look at the ingredients I will go over and if you add Noopept to this formula you can further ramp up your brain activity.
Here’s what someone had to say about Awaken Gold
Love this product. It’s been 3 days since I started it and I’ve noticed such a huge mental change that it’s almost unbelievable and doesn’t seem real. I’ll be using this product for a long time!
On to the meat and potatoes, the ingredients!
Ingredients of Awaken Gold
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
Methylcobalamin is a highly bioavailable form of Vitamin B-12. It promotes healthy levels of energy production, maintains our brain health, vitality, and an enhanced mood.
B12 Methylcobalamin is the biologically active form of vitamin B12, the form most readily absorbed into the body. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for various bodily processes, including energy production, nervous system function.
Beta-Phenylethylamine is better known as PEA. This neuro-amplifying compound potentiates the actions of dopamine, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and serotonin for improved mood, cognition, and energy.
Phenethylamine increases dopamine and serotonin in the brain, which may promote a positive mood and lead to a greater sense of well-being and contentment .
In one study that took patients depression sufferers that didn’t respond to the conventional antidepressants and gave them Phenethylamine along with Selegiline and found that nine of 10 showed elevated moods .
Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter heavily involved in regulating attention. By increasing levels of dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline (epinephrine and norepinephrine), phenethylamine may be able to increase energy, focus, and alertness.
CDP Choline (Citicoline)
Choline is needed in order to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is required for cognitive and muscular function.
Essentially Citicoline is a brain nutrient supporting our attention, focus, our mental energy, and general cognitive health. Citicoline works supporting phospholipid metabolism, mitochondrial function, and neuroplasticity.
CDP choline is one of the best and most bioavailable sources of choline.
It is a great addition for memory, energy, and focus.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha Extract (Std. to 5% Withanolides)
Ashwagandha has been shown to enhance memory and other cognitive functions and may help with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. A classical use for Ashwagandha in Ayurvedic medicine is as a tonic to improve strength. This has been studied recently and it has been found that men who take 300mg-150mg per day had a significant increase in muscle strength.
Another great addition to anxiety and depression.
L-Theanine is a very reliable anxiolytic that calms cognition without sedation. It promotes alpha-wave brain production and this increase in alpha-waves promote relaxation without drowsiness or sedation.
Alpha brain-wave production also happens during deep meditation, when all of our sensory inputs are minimized and our mind is generally clear of unwanted thoughts or distractions. Interestingly, stimulating alpha waves has also been shown to boost creativity and alleviate depression.
NALT, as it is called, is a potent and bioavailable form of the amino acid L-Tyrosine. L-Tyrosine is a precursor to neurotransmitters that include Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Epinephrine and is critical to a number of bodily functions, including cognitive processes, building muscles and cell growth and recovery.
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine showed that in double-blind human trials it supports peak performance by reducing our stress, elevate our mood and motivation and increase our focus clarity of thinking.
Because we don’t need this amino acid in extra amounts when at a normal healthy state, it is more beneficial when we are under either physical or environmental stress.
One study found that military personnel who were exposed to cold and altitude stressors were able to withstand these much better after taking L-tyrosine .
Uridine is a naturally occurring nucleic acid that plays an important role in a lot of different neuroregulatory processes. It is believed to support short and long term memory, learning, attention, and executive function.
Uridine is one of the precursors to Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). Storing memories in our brain requires large amounts of RNA to facilitate protein translation at your neuronal synapses.
Taking Uridine supplements will increase levels of RNA in your brain and improve your memory formation and retention.
Phosphatidylserine is part of a category of fat-soluble substances called that are called phospholipids. Phospholipids are necessary components of cell membranes.
Phosphatidylserine is found in high concentrations in the brain and it is part of the cell structure and is key in the maintenance of cellular function. It can boost our short term memory and mood, improve our concentration level, enhance our learning and ability to retain information, and nourish our brain cells.
Here’s the defining ingredient separating Awaken Gold from Awakened Alchemy.
You’ll find your mental energy is improved. Sort of like getting rid of the ‘brain fog’ feeling we get sometimes. Everything will become clearer and require less thought when supplementing with Noopept.
Noopept assists with memory formation, but with additional benefits including enhanced memory consolidation and retrieval .
PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Disodium Salt)
It is believed that PQQ is able to reduce cellular ageing by protecting mitochondrial function. The best research on this deals with mental health associated with the elderly rather than a healthy younger person.
PQQ is a micronutrient that acts as an antioxidant in your body that protects your cells and mitochondria from the effects of damaging free radicals.
Taking PQQ may be able to optimize the health and function of your entire central nervous system (CNS), improving your energy levels, memory and higher cognitive function.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial found that participants who were given 20 mg/day of PQQ improved their short-term memory, attention and concentration, information identification, and processing ability in healthy adults.
Bioperine® (Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) Fruit Extract)
This is the active ingredient in black pepper that contributes to the spice and unique taste of ordinary table pepper. Piperine benefits are just now being studied and discovered. It helps with nutrient absorption, improved metabolism, improved memory, and improved mental skills.
This black pepper extract has been shown to enhance the bioavailability and absorption of the other ingredients in AWAKEN!
The difference between Awaken Gold and Awakened Alchemy is Noopept. When you look at other commercial stacks, for the stimulant factor, caffeine is usually what they use. However, there is no caffeine in Awaken Gold, but Noopept instead. The stimulating factor is Noopept.
- The Awakened Alchemy formula is a well thought out and useful, no question. Adding Noopept was a game changer.
- The addition of Noopept as a ‘stimulant’ over perhaps caffeine is a good choice.
- The Bioperine is a great choice and is an ingredient in Alchemy as well
- Money Back Guarantee
- The noopept factor makes cycling necessary.
Where to Buy AWAKEN Gold
AWAKEN products are available from their online store only as far as I can tell. As of right now, they don’t appear on Amazon. You can click here or on the bottle to the right to go directly to the order page of Awaken Gold to purchase.
To Wrap It Up
First let me say, it works and it works well. I like to get that out right away in my wrapup because let’s face it, that’s what you want to know.
They use very high ingredients and are known for that and the effects of the product speak for themselves. Including Noopept was a surprise to me, but a good one. It is a game changer and elevates Gold to a different level.
AWAKEN Gold combines natural and synthetic to its ingredients, but in a somewhat subtle way without this big bang holy cow feeling that others have. This subtleness should appeal to anyone especially those new to nootropics.
I have included Awaken Gold in my Best Nootropics for 2019 Article and you can read it HERE!
- The Awakened Alchemy formula is a well thought out and useful, no question. Adding Noopept was a game changer
- The addition of Noopept as a 'stimulant' over perhaps caffeine is a good choice.
- The Bioperine is a great choice and is an ingredient in Alchemy as well
- Money Back Guarantee
- The noopept factor makes cycling necessary (not that bad considering the benefit of Noopept)