BrainStrong Review: The Brain Workout Supplement
BrainStrong is one of the more popular supplements that we are reviewing on this site. Not many of the supplements sold online make it into retail stores in the US and onto the TV screen for millions to see. Why not? Many of these supplements are just made in the same lab that makes other supplements for other companies. They are depending on direct sales to be profitable. BrainStrong has put a large budget together in order to appear on TV ads as well as in Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and other similar shops.
Before we ordered our own 30-day supply, we consulted with Consumer Reports to get their opinion. About BrainStrong, Consumer Reports said that DHA is very important for brain function in adults as well as developing of nervous system and ocular nerves in infants and children yet to be born. However, it seems that increased DHA intake only helps those with heart disease or very young children.
BrainStrong Gets Tested in a Focus Group
BrainStrong is too popular for us not to try. We gave it to our group of five participants and studied their reactions after 1 week, 1 month, and 2 months. After 1 week, just 1 out of 5 noticed a change in focus or concentration. After 1 month, 2 out of 5 noticed a change, and after the full 2 months, just 2 out of 5 noticed a change. We should note that DHA has been proven to help the brain, but most people consume enough of it in their weekly diets, so that they do not need a supplement for it. The DHA that is put into BrainStrong is made from algae, that slimy green sea plant.
Pro’s and Con’s
– Popular brain pill
– Retailed in most stores
– Most active ingredient already consumed in most diets
– Not that much change in focus
It’s good, but totally unnecessary to actually try.
BrainStrong bases its value on that fact that DHA is good for the brain. This is true, but unless you are not getting enough from foods such as salmon, mackerel, tilapia, walnuts, flaxseed, or canola oil, then BrainStrong is not necessary.
Total Score: (3 / 5)
Effectiveness: (2 / 5)
Ingredients: (2 / 5)
Side Effects: (4 / 5)
Value for the Money: (4 / 5)