Improving Mental Performance

Il is another dietary supplement designed for improving mental performance and enhancing cognitive abilities. It has been greatly advertised as a powerful brain booster but in this review we are going to find out whether it is really as good as claimed. The product has its own official website which, however, does not list the company's actual location. But I can assume that it is based somewhere in the USA.

Il is said to be a new nootropic drug that can boast its popularity in the last years. However, it is difficult to say anything about its effectiveness without taking a look at its main ingredients. As a matter of fact, the manufacturer does not disclose a complete ingredient list on its website. But I will try to do my best in order to reveal this secret.

The manufacturer of Il did mention a few ingredients (bacopa, phosphatidylserine, and vinpocetine) but it was difficult to get a full picture of the product. Besides, there are no dosages of each of these components. So, the main ingredients in the product include Selenium, Terpenlactones, Evening Primrose Oil, Huperzine-A, Ginkgo Biloba and Bakoba Monnera.

Selenium is a really important nutrient for people, especially for the joints, heart, eyes, reproductive system and immune system. When selenium levels decrease with age, they tend to experience age-related mental declines. Unfortunately, there is no information how much of this compound is contained in Il. Evening primrose oil is widely used for skin disorders, weak bones, rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS),cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, movement disorders, etc. According to some data, it can be beneficial for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, alcoholism, and schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, there is no proof that this ingredient can improve brain activity.

Ginkgo biloba does influence human memory that is why it can be used to mildly improve brain function by increasing the blood flow to the brain. The active ingredients in this component include flavone glycosides and terpene lactones which have antioxidant properties and can protect the cells from free radicals and blood clots.

Huperzine A has been used by the Chinese pharmacopoeias for the treatment of colds and rheumatism, for relaxing tendons and muscles, as well as for improving blood circulation. It has been used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of strains, bruises, swelling, and schizophrenia. There is lack of evidence proving that this ingredient can treat any mental issues.

As a matter of fact, the manufacturer of Il decided to stay quiet in terms of adverse reactions of their product. As a specialist, I can say that even natural creams may cause allergic reactions. Let us discuss which side effects can result from the use of each Il ingredient. Selenium is recommended to be used for a short term. High doses of this compound can cause vomiting, nausea, nail changes, irritability, and loss of energy. Poisoning from a too long usage can lead to the following symptoms: white horizontal streaking on fingernails, hair loss, nail inflammation, irritability, fatigue, nausea, garlic breath odor, vomiting, and a metallic taste. It can also cause tremor, muscle tenderness, lightheadedness, blood clotting problems, facial flushing, liver and kidney problems, etc. Selenium should be used with caution by pregnant and breast-feeding women, as well as by patients with autoimmune diseases, hemodialysis, fertility problems in men, skin cancer, and under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism). Selenium should be avoided by people who are going to have a surgery for two weeks before the planned procedure.

Evening primrose oil is safe for most grown-ups when used for up to a year, however, it can sometimes cause nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, and headache. It is not recommended to people suffering from bleeding disorders, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, and schizophrenia. Another ingredient in the product, Ginkgo biloba, causes any side effects very seldom but they may occur. Some users may experience nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, weakness and dizziness. Ginkgo biloba may interact with some medications including blood thinners.

Huperzine also may have some side effects including nasal obstruction, hyperactivity, thirst, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, and constipation, as well as cardiac ischemia and arrhythmia. Big doses of this element may cause drooling, muscular tremor, tears, incontinence, and increased bronchial secretions. There are numerous negative users' reviews about Il online. Here are some of them.

"Il is a complete scam. I recommend you to cancel your order as soon as possible. There is no good product for just $4.99 shipping. You will be automatically billed after 14 days and kept billed each month. They did not even provide me with any receipt for order!"

"I am still trying to receive my first free bottle of Il but I can't use my Debit card. I am afraid I will be charged $99 after 14 days. What should I do? I don't want to lose my money."

"The Il company is a scam. They start rebilling and overbilling you under different company names. Stay far from these frauds and do not give them your card information. They do not refund even unopened bottles. Besides, the ingredients used in the product are cheap and dangerous."

Il can be bought from the official website. One bottle of 60 capsules costs $99.99. This is a one-month dosage. However, you will be offered a 14-day trial for $4.99 shipping. It seems to be a scam, though.

It is hard to recommend Il with such a big number of negative reviews of this company and company in general. People say that their free trial offer is a real fraud. They have to pay the full cost of the product each next month. Il seems to be completely ineffective and may be dangerous with its side effects. It is better to look for some other brain-booster that would be more effective and safer.