BrainKrave Review: A hip supplement for your brain
Our first impression of BrainKrave were that BrainKrave’s target population are young and hip individuals. The website is colourful, snazzy and very modern. The producers of BrainKrave even provide a guide for picking the best nootropic for your body. BrainKrave clai provides the exact nutrients necessary for the ideal brain performance and to be honest, we actually found many positive reviews online. Yet behind all that jazz, we wondered if we’d find anything meaningful.
Manufacturer and website:
BrainKrave appears to be manufactured by a company called BrainKrave. According to its website, BrainKrave’s mission is to provide the world with natural supplements for the mind. As we mentioned above, BrainKrave has a pretty awesome website. Its name is purposefully misspelled, there is a photo of Einstein with a BrainKrave tablet photoshopped on his tongue and other photos of young businessmen and students rejoicing after finally being able to concentrate with BrainKrave.
But to be honest, we couldn’t really find much information on the manufacturer itself. The head office of BrainKrave is located just outside of Detroit, Michigan, the US, although that’s all we know. It’s hard to trust a product when you don’t know much about the company. This put us off a little bit to be honest. But we wanted to give BrainKrave a chance so we decided to check into its ingredients.
BrainKrave has 19 ingredients exactly and we’ve grouped them into three categories.
The first two groups of ingredients in BrainKrave make up its ‘nootropic complex’. The nootropic complex is 610 mg. Although the amount of each ingredient included isn’t specified.
The first group of ingredients in the nootropic complex is comprised of natural ingredients. First in this category is ginseng, which has been used for centuries in parts of Asia to increase energy and reduce stress. Another ancient herb is bacopa, which is used in India to reduce anxiety and give you a sense of peace. Huperzine A is a natural Chinese plant that helps prevent the destruction of the neurotransmitter acetylchoine while vinpocetine comes from the periwinkle plant and is thought to increase blood flow to the brain. Green tea extract contains chemicals that help calm you down well, and we all know what caffeine does. (We want to note that BrainKrave offers a caffeine-free version for those sensitive to caffeine, which we think is pretty awesome.) All of these ingredients are pretty common in nootropics but some of the next ones are a bit more interesting.
This products also contains tyrosine and choline, which encourage the production of the learning neurotransmitter acetylcholine. There is also rhodiola, which is thought to promote brain function by increasing energy production in the body. Next, Schizandrol A, a Chinese herb used to enhance cognitive health. And finally DMAE and phosphatidylserine, which are both vital for communication within the brain.
Finally, this product contains B-vitamins (BrainKrave provided the exact amount of these). Often we humans do not eat enough of these essential vitamins, so supplementation is helpful. The first B vitamin is riboflavin, or B2, which fights free radicals. B3 aids our metabolism in the production of neurotransmitters and pantothenic acid. While, B5 is vital for the creation of red blood cells. Pyridoxine, or B6, aids the process of producing the mood enhancing serotonin and norepinephrine. While, folic acid helps cells function properly and finally there is B12. Animal Products usually consist of B-12. It is vital for the normal function of our central nervous system.
You can buy BrainKrave through their website. One bottle of BrainKrave contains either 30 or 60 capsules and either contains or doesn’t contain caffeine. The 30 capsule bottle with or without caffeine costs $34.99 (USD) and the 60 capsule bottle costs $64.99.
From the data we found online (with great difficulty to find it on BrainKrave’s website) one serving is two capsules. So you’re looking to spend about $70 plus shipping a month.
Pro’s and Con’s
-The ingredients are well known and popular
-BrainKrave has a version with and without caffeine
-You don’t know the exact amount of the ingredients in the product
-We couldn’t really find much about the manufacturer
-It’s a bit expensive
Overall BrainKrave seems like a pretty average nootropic. It’s not terrible, but not great either. We would have prefered to know how much of each ingredient is in one serving. We would also like to know abit more about the manufacturer.
Total Score: 3/5 (3 / 5)
Effectiveness: (4 / 5)
Ingredients: (4 / 5)
Side Effects: (3 / 5)
Value for the Money: (2 / 5)
Price: $34.99 / 30 capsule