Brain Candy is a product with twofold benefits, meaning it works as a cognitive enhancer and an energy booster, all at the same time. Due to its energizing aspect, the product is targeted mainly at fitness fanatics who typically take an energy shot before hitting the gym. For this reason, Brain Candy is available for purchase at bodybuilding.com. Even though many customers have taken interest in this product, there is a limited amount of customer reviews available online. This is why we’re here to do your homework for you.
Brain Candy is manufactured by a British company called Biotest – a company that produces many different types of fitness-related supplements, ranging from fat loss formulas to protein powders. Brain Candy, however, is their first product ever that includes nootropics in the ingredient blend. The company claims “Take one incredible shot a day to give a boost to your confidence, relax you in social situations and improve your overall mood.”
Since this product is different in that it isn’t developed simply as a brain-enhancing supplement, we feel the need to thoroughly go through the ingredients to fully understand how Brain Candy works. With that being said, let’s jump straight into the formula.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 40mg
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 1mg
Base Formulation 4500mg includes:
– CDP Choline
– Caffeine Anhydrous 300mg
Just at first glance, it is clear to us that Brain Candy has chosen to incorporate plenty of well-known, effective nootropics in their blend. Acetyl-L-Carnitine, for instance, has been continuously proven to help with blood flow circulation in the brain, maintain brain cell health and improve mental focus. Meanwhile, CDP Choline is one of the best (and expensive, we’ll have you know!) forms of Choline, a nutrient that improves neural communication. When combined with caffeine ¬– the world’s favorite nootropic – it’s no wonder that the supplement would boost mental alertness and give us a great kick of energy.
The only main concern that we have about the formula is that it includes 300 mg of caffeine – which, if taken as a shot would be equivalent to chugging down three glasses of espresso. While we are sure that this can serve as a great energy booster, we wouldn’t be surprised if users experienced a major crash at the end of the day.
” I took it first thing on a morning, on its own about 30 – 45 mins before I ingested anything else. I basically got up, took Brain Candy, then walked my dogs.
Now normally it takes me a while to feel like I’m ready to write on a morning. It’s always the best time for me to work as my brain switches off in the early afternoon then comes back on at night. When taking the Brain Candy I felt great. By the time I got back from walking the dogs I felt raring to go! Creative work was done a lot more quickly and efficiently and I got through boring tasks like admin and paper work better as well. It also worked well for early morning training sessions while I was helping clients get ready for the Subf15teen show (and we all know how you need to be alert when someone is trying to choke you).
Did I experience all the amazing effects that they state on the site? Well no. Some of the claims are flat out ridiculous and are blatant nonsense (if you claim to finish a 2 hour project in 15 mins it either means you weren’t working very hard to the first place or you were high!). It’s not a owner supplement that will change you from a burger flipper to a CEO over night. Only you can do that with hard work and dedication (not to mention a little help).
Is this a good supplement? Yes it is. If you apply some common sense (as you should with all supplements) it can have a positive effect on your productivity and work load. If you have a major deadline or assignment, or you know work is going to be crazy, then it can certainly help you. Worth a look.”
– Mike, Unorthodox Nutrition
“As usual even if Biotest has something that looks interesting I’d have to give up a kidney to afford it. Looks like BrainCandy comes in packs of 4 (unless the image is off) for 48 dollars. So only 4,380 dollars for a year supply. Thanks Biotest!”
– GeoForce, EvoMuse Rep
A pack of Brain Candy contains 16 shots and is set at a price of $36.00. For a month’s supply, two packs would be necessary, meaning that it would actually cost you $72.00. Even though the product contains high-quality nootropics, we wouldn’t be too confident to say that spending $864 per year on energy shots matches the average person’s budget.
Pro’s and Con’s
– Works effectively in terms of energy boosting and increasing mental alertness
– Side effects not as bad as expected
– Caffeine-free version is available
– Regular version (with 300mg of caffeine) may lead to side effects such as headaches, increasing heart rate, jitters, etc.
– Quite expensive
As aforementioned, the major worry that we have about Brain Candy is that it contains 300mg of caffeine. Particularly for non-coffee drinkers, taking this amount everyday would be an overload to say the least. Thankfully, Biotest does offer a Brain Candy caffeine-free version. This version allows you to get all the benefits without experiencing a harsh burnout at the end of the day. Most customers seem to be pleased with the product as it does fulfill its promises. However, the price of Brain Candy doesn’t appear to be in favor of a person’s average budget. Overall, we do recommend the product as a quick, energy boosting shot, but do be careful of that price tag!
Total Score: (3 / 5)
Effectiveness: (4 / 5)
Ingredients: (4 / 5)
Side Effects: (2 / 5)
Value for the Money: (2 / 5)