There are quite a few results on the internet for AlphaBrain reviews. Generally the initial response is quite positive, most people quite like it for the first month of taking it. That said, if you look at people who waitied a little longer, the general consensus changes and the same glaring issues become visible time after time. The produt isn't a bad one, it's just overpriced for what it is. For people who use Alpha Brain as their first nootropic it's not surprising that it's positive.
The first problem, and arguably the biggest one, is the price. $70 for a month of the product puts this firmly on the upper levels of nootropics, and this makes it hard to recommend because the bulk of people don’t want to have to pay that for their supplements.
The second big problem that people report is a lack of results. Lots of people say that they don’t see any noticeable improvement within a few months of using the product, which you’d hope to see for the price. This discourages a lot of people from taking the time to bother with the product at all.
Finally, a lot of negative reviews do point to the side effects as being a big problem for people. Many are unhappy with the idea that the side effects - while not documented frequently by the company themselves - are much more common than one might think.
The most commonly asked questions about alphabrain
Due to the inclusion of Vinpocetine common side effects include:
anxiety, stomach discomfort, sleep problems, headache, dizziness, and flushing
There's a few good ingredients in AlphaBrain,
We like Phosphatidylerine as it's one of the best nootropic ingredients, Bacopa, Tyrosine etc, the main issue is we can't be 100% sure if the dosages are high enough to work effectively due to it being a proprietary blend. It's unlikely that some of the ingredients are although it's likely that AlphaBrain does work to some extent. It just isn't likely to be nearly as effective as their marketing claims.
There are a fair number of ingredients in AlphaBrain which make the product what it is. These include:
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)
Oat (straw) Extract
Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) (bark) Extract
L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (GPC), Bacopa (aerial parts) Extract
Huperzia serrata (aerial parts) Extract L-Leucine
Here is where we encounter something interesting about the product. These ingredients all appear in the product, but the exact quantities and combinations are part of the proprietary blends that the brand has. Understandably, this makes identifying specific ingredients more tricky, but we can take a look at some of the ingredients we know are in the product.
L-Theanine is an amino acid which affects neurotransmitters like dopamine. This contributes significantly to motivation and cognitive ability,
L-tyrosine is another amino acid. The possible benefits of this can be improved memory and cognitive function. It can also help to prevent some of the cognitive declines that come about as a result of stress .
Phosphatidylserine is a naturally occurring fat which protects and covers the cells in the brain. It helps to keep both memory and overall brain power at a high.
Oat Saw Extract
Oak saw extract is good for promoting cognitive ability and improving overall mood, making it a good way to boost the brain via supplements.
Alpha-GPC is a chemical made in the body which promotes the natural creation of acetylcholine. This is a natural chemical in the nervous system which supports learning and memory. Huperzia Serrata is also part of the process, being a core part of the production of acetylcholine in the body.
Bacopa is a plant which has been used in traditional medicine for a long time. As an ingredient, it protects the body against cell damage, which makes it a useful resource. It's quite well backed as nootropic ingredients go and has been shown to slow declining cognitive function with aging. Unfortunately it's underdosed as it really needs to be around 300mg and it's listed as part of a multi ingredient blend that contains only 240mg.
Cat’s Claw is a natural remedy which has been in use for years and is thought to help prevent cell degradation and even help to ward off cancer. We’re not completely sure why it’s in the ingredients list, however.
Resveratrol is a natural substance which is used effectively as a way of slowing down cognitive decline in the brain . It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which make it a good choice for helping to deal with stress and general conditions.
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