Cogniq brain pills, the enduring scam. I wrote about this back in August of 2015:
Eminent theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking says what? The Biggest Event In Human History, really? You mean, like Cal Jam Three? Well I wouldn’t want to miss that. *click*…
Since then something like 40,000 people who had been puzzled by, or dubious of, Cogniq’s claims have read the post. This shows you 1.) How aggressive the marketers have been with their ads, and 2.) How successful the scam has been. 200 people a day would not be clicking over from Google to read my little takedown if the grifters weren’t still spamming the world with their laughable claims and getting a certain percentage of people to buy their worthless supplements at $50 a bottle.
Which is pretty sad – but it’s also funny. Because the Cogniqers haven’t gotten any more sophisticated in any of their schemes. About the only thing they have done is changed the name of their bogus product over and over again.
Ta-daa. Cogniq is now called BrainPlus IQ. But sure enough Stephen Hawking is still being interviewed by Anderson Cooper. And the brayne boosterz are still about to catalyze the “biggest event in human history.”
And once again there are multiple celebrity endorsers. Last time it was Bill Gates, Ashton Kutcher and Johnny Depp. This time it’s…
Tiger Woods. And…
Denzel Washington. And…
…Dr. Oz. (Which is ironic because Cogniq/BrainPlus is a lot like the crap the doctor already endorses.)
And of course there’s the humble testimonial, with its usual junior high school gobbledygook, emanating from a supergenius who doesn’t seem to know anything at all. Meet Alan:
After the first day of using BrainPlus IQ. I took one and forgot all about it.
Alan took a rocket fuel memory booster. Then he forgot it.
Maybe 20-30 minutes later I felt odd.
Because…who is that man in the mirror? Or maybe it wasn’t his head but his wallet that felt lighter?
I can only describe it by saying my mind felt calm and still. I was playing a ‘Mensa Mind Game’ and scored 100% on every answer.
No, that wasn’t some Mensa mind game. That was a ‘Mensa Mind Game’. And he didn’t just do well, he “scored 100% on every answer.” Here you and I are taking one of these tests – without any brayne pillz – muddling along and guessing ‘false’, or ‘all of the above’, over and over again. Bighead Alan goes out and scores a hundred percent on the very first question. Heck, give the guy enough I.Q tests and he’ll have piles of percentages, likely in the millions.
One Month Later: Alan Can Now Read 200 words per minute and scored 50 points above average on his
most recent IQ test.
200 words per minute, this is Einstein-esque? Or is it only very average? [Answer: you hit it back in high school. Darn.]
Obviously, our scammers could use a few bottles of their own neural nitroglycerine. But then perhaps you, too, would someday like to cranio-jabber with…a Betazoid?
Same old pill scam, same physicist. New name: GeniuX.
Take note kids, Stephen Hawking himself says his advanced brain functionality is due to drugs… Stephen Hawking says the pill increase cognitive mind function while strengthing the prefrontal cortex. This helps boost memory and recall. Recent interviews with Stephen Hawking state that his mind is sharper than ever. He credits this to the drug GeniuX.
Only now, with more Martians.
As a less advanced species, we may not have developed key attributes of the mind in order to communicate with aliens of increased intelligence… For fear of overloading our mental capacity, they have remained quiet until our cognitive function evolves enough to communicate… Given this new drug, though, the conversation between men and aliens may be happening sooner than we think.
And let’s not forget this bonus: male dominance.
No, of course not! Which is precisely why you should buy it. Who doesn’t want to trick some aliens into having galactic buttsex, or something? The fact that PBS has, of all credible people, sadly, been running ‘brain enhancement’ specials/infomercials/infotainment late at night non-stop for the last five years probably tells us everything we need to know. Meanwhile, somebody is getting very rich.
See also: IntelliGEN, Synagen, Super Brain, MZT 48, etc. etc…