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Brain Focus · Memory · Energy
Our natural nootropics improve mental processing, memory, focus, creativity, and athletic performance. We use patented timed-release caffeine to amplify the effect of each ingredient and to provide a smooth, steady delivery of energy for 6 hours with no jitters or crash. Unlock your potential and feel limitless.*
A nootropic formula you can actually feel.
- you’ll be alert and in-the-zone within 30 minutes**
- delivers a steady dose of energy every hour for 6 hours
- the ultimate smart pill to help you work, study, power through your day, tap into your creative side and perform at your best
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✢ This formula uses a prop blend and we cannot determine ingredient dosing.
All natural ingredients with eco-friendly packaging. We never use synthetics, or unneeded fillers.
- all natural
- eco friendly
- non gmo
- gluten free
We use trial-proven ingredients at clinically-backed doses that produce measurable results. We never hide behind prop blends or label loopholes.
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.
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.
L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid with 2 main functions as a nootropic:
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 memory 17
improve your performance on complex mental tasks 18
improve your concentration 21
At this point, I know you’re wondering... how does this all happen?
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 alertness 25
improve your memory 26
improve your mood 27
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:
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.
Take BRAIN 30 minutes prior to needing energy and focus. A typical serving size is 2 capsules. That said, we recommend taking 1-3 capsules based on your personal caffeine tolerance. Since BRAIN contains extended-release caffeine, we suggest you do not take it within 6 hours of bedtime.
When to Take It
study aid: Nootropics are excellent work/study aids that increase focus, memory, and creativity. before exercise: Use BRAIN before workouts or competition to feel in-the-zone. midday slump: Our natural nootropics will push you through your workday by increasing energy and motivation.
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How many capsules should I take?
Our standard serving size is 2 capsules. 2 capsules will provide you with approximately 40 mg of caffeine every hour for 6 hours. For reference, 60 mg of caffeine is the equivalent of 1 shot of espresso.
Based on your caffeine tolerance, people normally take anywhere from 1-3 capsules.
How does the timed-release caffeine work?
The patented extended-release technology microencapsulates the caffeine molecules. When the caffeine is consumed, the microencapsulation around the molecules dissolves in your system at different rates.
Can I take this on an empty stomach?
Yes. You can take this on an empty stomach or with food.
Can I stack this with other products?
Yes! You can certainly stack Brain with other products based on your personal goals.
Is this produced in a cGMP facility?
Yes. Brain is produced in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), state of the art facility to ensure quality and your safety.
Moreover, our manufacturing facility is independently inspected and certified by NSF International to be a GMP facility. This means our facility follows the strictest standards in the manufacturing business.
Provides mental clarity and stronger focus from every morning to afternoon of my days.
honestly great, not jittery and makes me feel energetic and alert!
Glad you are enjoying!
This product is as advertised and especially caught my attention. Solid energy increase without jitters or other side effects
Glad to hear you are enjoying the product!
This supplement helps me stay focused and energized
I thought this was just going to be some kind of caffeine pill, but it’s not. Within 20 minutes of taking it I already have more energy and it gradually builds up motivation and focus for hours in a natural way that prevents crashing. Careful with dosage though, I have a high caffeine tolerance and taking 3 even made me a bit jittery - 1 or 2 are perfect for a slow day.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
** Most users feel a noticeable effect within 30-45 minutes. Results may vary based on your tolerance and use of caffeine.
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