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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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Ingredient Transparency

All natural ingredients with eco-friendly packaging. We never use synthetics, or unneeded fillers.

  • vegan
  • all natural
  • eco friendly
  • non gmo
  • gluten free

Our Ingredients

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.

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.

CDP Choline
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 memory 17
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?

Timed-Release Caffeine


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
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:

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


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.

Suggested Use


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.

Peace of Mind

The supplement industry is full of gimmicks, unsubstantiated claims, and unsafe products. We’re here to put your mind at ease.

  • physician
  • pro athlete
  • family
  • made in
    the USA

We’re 3rd party tested to ensure quality, safety, and label accuracy.

Did you know that supplement companies are not required to test their products and FDA regulation is limited? We invest in the certification you must earn: Informed Sport.

This 3rd party certification ensures our products follow professional, collegiate, and Olympic standards by testing every single batch for banned substances. With Informed Sport, you can be confident your reputation is in safe hands.

In addition, to ensure your safety as per FDA and cGMP standards, our products are further tested for heavy metals, yeast and bacterial counts.


  • 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 professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes use this?

    Yes. Brain is certified by Informed Sport who tests for over 220 performance-enhancing drugs as identified by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

  • How should an athlete use this?

    Brain will kick in in 30 minutes.**

    If you are using this prior to training, we suggest you take Brain at least 30 minutes before hitting the gym.

    If you are using this for athletic competition, most of our professional athletes take Brain as they enter the locker-room. Our athletes will then go about their normal game preparation, meetings, and warm-ups.

    Brain will last for 6 hours, so when game time comes, you can be confident that the Brain effect will last all game long.

  • 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.

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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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