Frequently Asked Questions
What are "nootropics," and are they safe?
Nootropic is a term used to describe substances that improve brain function. Few such products have secured any kind of regulatory approval to establish safety and efficacy.
Indezone Energy™ is a nootropic and a Natural Health Product, approved by Health Canada with a health claim to improve brain performance.
Indezone is made in Canada at Health Canada licensed facilities with the highest quality standards.
Are there side effects?
Indezone™ was formulated specifically to improve alertness and attention while counteracting the negative effects that normally come with stimulants, like jitteriness, overstimulation, and crash.
Still, everything from food to pharmaceuticals should be taken responsibly. All ingredients are naturally-occurring. Those with sensitivity to caffeine or with a pre-existing health condition should talk to their doctor first. Always follow the recommended guidelines on the packaging. Indezone contains caffeine and is intended for adult use only.
Each capsule contains the caffeine content of one 8-oz cup of coffee (100mg). Indezone has absolutely no addictive potential beyond this caffeine content, and is formulated with healthy brain chemistry in mind.
How much should I take?
If you usually drink coffee and are accustomed to caffeine, the effect of one capsule is usually described as a subtle increase in clarity and motivation, or a state of flow. Two capsules deliver a more noticeable level of stimulation. The goal is to temporarily elevate and support the natural brain chemistry, instead of the rise and crash from conventional stimulants. It is not intended to get you "wired" like Adderall or Ritalin (prescription ADHD medications), and so the effects are not quite the same.
Taken on an empty stomach, Indezone Energy™ should begin to take effect within 45 minutes, lasting 4-6 hours.
Health Canada recommends up to 2 capsules per day, taken as needed.
What are the ingredients?
A naturally-occurring amino acid, L-Tyrosine is the building block that brain cells use to create dopamine and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters (NTs) play a key role in motivation and focus. (study)
Caffeine has been the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance for centuries, largely because it is so reliable when it comes to keeping you awake (among other health benefits). A 100 mg dose of caffeine (found in each capsule of Indezone) is comparable to 1 cup (8 oz) of brewed coffee. (study)
Naturally found in green tea, L-Theanine works synergistically with caffeine to improve attention, reaction speed, and blood flow in the brain— all while reducing the typical side effects from caffeine, like over-stimulation. (study)
As the building block for serotonin (commonly known as the "happy molecule"), high doses of 5-HTP are indicated for improving sleep, while low doses support a healthy mood balance. Indezone contains a very low dose of 5-HTP to avoid sedation and maintain a calm state of focus. (study)
Rhodiola Extract 40mg (Standardized to 3% Salidroside)
Extracted from Rhodiola rosea, Salidroside has been shown to reduce fatigue from exam stress in students. The extract in Indezone is standardized to 3% salidroside for consistent performance. (study)
Vitamin B6 20mg
Vitamin B6 is critical for many brain functions, including the development of brain chemicals. The requirement for vitamin B6 in the brain is 100-fold greater than in other organs. This molecule has also been shown to increase serotonin levels in the brain. (study)