Alpha GPC Choline
Alpha GPC Choline increases your brain’s ability to focus on the task at hand. It also improves your ability to process information and enables you to remember more.
In fact, studies show that Alpha GPC supplementation is effective in improving tested verbal memory, visual memory, and verbal learning over time.1,2
Interestingly, studies also show it can increase muscular power output by 14%, which is ideal for athletic performance.3
How does this all work?
In your brain, choline is converted into the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is critical for brain function and cognition.
Now, with that said, there are 5 different types of choline supplements.
Alpha GPC Choline
Any guess which one is the best? Alpha GPC Choline, of course.
This is the only form of choline that is not converted into an intermediate before being converted to acetylcholine. As such it is the most potent form available.4,5,6
L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid with 2 main functions as a nootropic:
helps the brain produce energy 7,8
helps increase the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain 7,9
As such, L-carnitine supports improved attention, memory, and learning. It is also neuroprotective.10,11
Interestingly, L-Carnitine and choline work synergistically, and consuming L-Carnitine alongside choline further increases acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) production by 36%.12
L-Carnitine also pairs well with caffeine, as the duo increases endurance through the selective utilization of fats.13
Now, we naturally produce L-Carnitine in our bodies. We also consume it. As a note, it is most commonly found in meat. Unfortunately, though, many of us suffer subclinical deficiencies from inadequate L-Carnitine intake. In fact, 75% of vegetarians and vegans tend to be deficient in L-Carnitine.14,15
For this reason, alongside the numerous aforementioned benefits, L-Carnitine makes for an excellent supplement.
L-Tyrosine is another naturally occurring amino acid. Studies show it will:
improve your mood and help alleviate stress 16
improve your performance on complex mental tasks 18
improve your cognitive flexibility 19,20
improve your concentration 21
At this point, I know you’re wondering... how does this all happen?
L-Tyrosine is a precursor for the production of 3 neurotransmitters, and the production of these transmitters leads to the aforementioned benefits.22,23
Additionally, studies show L-Tyrosine supplementation actually prevents the depletion of the neurotransmitters that affect stress, and that modify your stress response.24
Pretty cool, right?
Unbeknownst to most, caffeine is actually the most widely used nootropic in the world. Studies show caffeine will:
increase your reaction time 18,25
increase your alertness 25
Even more amazing though, caffeine actually amplifies the effectiveness of the other nootropics found in BRAIN.
In our formula, we use patented timed-release caffeine. When taking the recommended dose of 2 capsules, BRAIN provides you with a smooth release of approximately 40 mg of caffeine every hour for 6 hours. For reference, a shot of espresso has just about 60 mg of caffeine.
That may seem like a lot, or that may seem like not enough based on your personal caffeine tolerance. The beauty of BRAIN though, is that you can self-dose based on your preferences.
Moreover, it should be known the timed-release technology eliminates any jitters or crash like those associated with high caffeine energy drinks.
Like some of the others, L-Theanine is a natural amino acid. It is typically found in green tea and black tea.
L-Theanine is pretty amazing with its contrasting dual benefits:
it will improve your mental focus and arousal 28
it will minimize your response to stress 29
Incredibly, when taken by itself, L-Theanine normally creates a relaxed, sleepy state. However, when combined with caffeine, as it is here, it has the opposite effect and actually improves alertness and concentration.30
1-3-7 Trimethylxanthine is the fancy name for traditional, fast-acting caffeine.
By having traditional caffeine alongside the timed-release caffeine, BRAIN can start working immediately and stay effective for up to 6 hours.