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Product review: Alpha Brain

Alpha Brain is a nootropic supplement from ONNIT that has gained popularity largely because of UFC commentator and stand-up comic Joe Rogan, who is also a part-owner of ONNIT.

Those who are familiar with Rogan outside his Pay-Per-View commentary and regularly listen to his popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, have no doubt heard him say on numerous occasions he only endorses companies and products he uses and believes in.

After hearing Rogan’s rave reviews of Alpha Brain, reading about its ingredients and seeing all the people that have given positive testimonials — everyone from professional gamers to pro poker players to MMA fighters and entertainers — I knew it was something I wanted to try.

Not to mention, ONNIT has a money-back guarantee and if you are not satisfied with the results after taking the first 30 capsules, they will refund your money within the first 90 days — and you don’t even have to return the bottle or product. So there really is nothing to lose.

As a writer and editor, thinking sharper and clearer is always desirable. Rogan often says he feels like Alpha Brain makes him form sentences better. One of my Facebook friends who takes it, Ryan Little said, “I think and speak better…more clear and articulate.” UFC vet Frank Trigg said, “I thought it worked great. More hyper-focus when I’m training.”

Because no two people are exactly alike, it seems to affect people differently. There are a couple effects I attribute to taking Alpha Brain daily for the last month. First off, there seems to be an increase in my cognitive performance. Something up there is firing better. The most obvious way I can tell this is because my dreams have become much more vivid. I feel like my sleep is deeper and I feel more rested once I wake up. Others have reported lucid dreaming.

I also feel stringing together words when writing, assimilating thoughts, I guess you could say the creative aspect of writing, feels easier. There seems to be an increase in mental clarity, less mental fatigue and my thoughts feel more “organized”.

I also have more energy throughout the day — a lot more — but I attribute that more to some other dietary changes I’ve made in the last month or two, which I’ll be glad to share if anyone is interested (no wheat is one).

Alpha Brain’s directions recommend taking one or two capsules daily; depending on tolerance and body size, with a recommended  maximum of three per day. I started off taking one capsule daily for the first week or so just to make sure it had no crazy side effects, then increased it to two capsules daily.

Here are Alpha Brain’s ingredients:

  • Alpha GPC: Raw source of acetylcholine, associated with sharpness, mental speed.✝
  • Huperzine A: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, extracted from club moss.✝
  • Vinpocetine: Helps bring oxygen and nutrients to the brain via vasodilation.✝
  • AC-11®: Powerful DNA repair antioxidant.✝
  • Phosphatidylserine: Essential lipid compound highly abundant within brain cell membranes.✝
  • Bacopa: Traditional Ayurvedic brain-enhancing nutrient.✝
  • Pterostilbene: From blueberries, powerful micronutrient / antioxidant.✝
  • L-Tyrosine: Amino acid important to the production of Dopamine.✝
  • L-Theanine: Amino acid with chemical similarities to GABA.✝
  • Oat Straw (20:1): Natural anti-stress nutrient, helps balance formula and create calm focus.✝
  • Vitamin B-6: Catalyst in effective utilization of many nutrients.✝

If any of this sounds like something you could benefit from, check out the ingredients, research them for yourself and read more about nootropics. I’m very particular about what I put in my body whether it be food, drink or supplements. If you want to be good to your brain and give it proper nutrients, Alpha Brain appears to help with that from what I’m experiencing.

Maybe it will work for you. Maybe it won’t. The good thing is you can get your money back if you are not 100 percent satisfied, cause that’s how ONNIT rolls. And I dig that.

For more information on Alpha Brain check out www.onnit.com/alphabrain.
Also, use the code: PROMMA to get 10% off your purchase of any supplement.

✝ This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

UPDATE: 1-20-13  Now another month has passed and Alpha Brain has become a regular part of my day just like brushing my teeth. I usually just take one a day; the bottle lasts longer and my body is pretty sensitive so it seems to do the trick. I also realized by purchasing the 90 ct. bottle I save a quite a bit of money, and since Alpha Brain is a supplement I intend to continue using indefinitely, there’s no reason for me not to get the three-month supply. Alpha Brain, along with Bulletproof Coffee (with MCT oil and grass-fed butter), are two very important ingredients in my day — every day! One of the greatest benefits I have noticed now that I have a chance to look back is the lack of mental fatigue I now experience, even when I work long hours in front of the computer.
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