Over the next 4 to 5 weeks I’m going to be posting my reviews of various Onnit supplements.
Onnit is pretty much the only company I buy supplements from and I love their focus on quality, earth-grown ingredients.
Here are the various products I’m planning on reviewing over the next couple weeks:
- Onnit’s Alpha Brain Review
- Onnit’s New Mood Review
- Onnit’s Krill Oil review
- Onnit’s Dolce Whey Review
- Onnit’s Hemp Force Review
Keep in mind, all supplement reviewed are from my own personal experience. I personally try all of these and will let you know if I continue using them throughout. Got all that out of the way? Let’s get started.
Table of Contents
To get started, what is Alpha Brain?
Alpha Brain is a nootropic – that is – a drug that helps improve your cognitive functions. Think of a nootropic as the drug in the movie Limitless.
Unlike “Limitless”, Alpha Brain is made from all earth-grown ingredients. You don’t have anything synthesized in a lab and it’s not full of unknown junk.
We’ll get into the exact functions of the supplement and what exactly it does next.
What Does Alpha Brain Do?
I think the best way to describe Alpha Brain is to let Onnit describe it in their own words.
Alpha BRAIN may help you remember names and places, focus on complex tasks, and improve your mental speed in response to stimuli. Whether it is a work project, a social gathering, or an athletic performance, taking Alpha BRAIN is like another gear for your brain.
I like the phrase, “another gear for your brain.” That’s what it feels like to me. Sometimes you can really push your brain to try and get that project done on it’s own, or throw on some extra torque with NOS or something similar, but if you’re in first gear the whole time, it’s still gonna feel like a struggle.
Alpha Brain helps you find another gear and make it seem not so difficult – and can either help you get up to speed or take things to the next level depending on where you.
What Are The Key Ingredients in Alpha Brain?
Alpha GPC (Alpha-glycerophosphocholine) is a choline compound that helps promote cognitive ability and helps support cellular membranes.
Bacopa is an herb that helps improve cognition & mental abilities by helping alleviate anxiety and improving memory function. It comes from the water hyssop.
This is the type of club moss that contains & produces Huperzine A.
Huperzine is from a plant called Chinese club moss and is designed to help wth boost memory & mental abilities. It causes an increase in acetylcholine which is one of the main chemicals our nerves use to communicate.
AC-11 / Cat’s Claw
Cat’s Claw is an amazonian herb that has cognitive boosting abilities. AC-11 is Onnit’s trademarked formula of this extraction.
How Do You “Take” Alpha Brain
Alpha Brain comes in a couple different formats. The first and classic format is simply a pill. Take 2 at a time with water and I’ve found you’ll start seeing the effects in 15-30 minutes.
You can also take the “Instamix” which is the same thing, but flavored and mixed into water. You can then sip on this while you’re working (which is my preferred method). There are two flavors to this 1) peach (self-explanatory) 2) spice (which tastes similar to hot cider)
I sometimes mix this with tea and the results from the caffeine + alpha brain are awesome (and taste freaking amazing).
How Much Does Alpha Brain Cost?
Alpha Brain (capsules) costs $35 for a 30 count , $60 for a 60 count and $80 for a 90 count. So the more you get, the cheaper it is.
The Alpha Brain Instamix costs about $59 for 30 servings ($1.95/drink).
What’s interesting about this, is that the pills are actually MORE expensive than the instamix because each instamix is one serving where a capsules take 2 capsules in one serving (meaning a 30 count container only really has 15 servings).
That means – if you spent $60 on Instamix (60 servings) vs. $60 on capsules (30 servings), you get twice as many servings out of the Instamix for the same amount of money. Crazy, right?
Is It Worth It? Does It Make A Difference?
This is really the question and I personally think it is.
While you don’t get a buzz like you would off of coffee or an energy drink, it’s a softer focus that I’ve found helps especially in tasks that require to help me zone in a bit. Stuff like long-form writing, analyzing spreadsheets or finally tackling that project that you didn’t really want to get started on.
As for the cost – I think while it can initially look expensive, when you run the numbers – it’s not that bad – especially when it comes to beverages for work.
I know at my old job, most people wouldn’t think twice about spending $2-$5 on a coffee, energy drink, gatorade or something else that’s full of sugar while trying to get an edge or just stay alert. Sometimes they’d do that 2-3 times PER DAY!
While it might seem expensive to spend $60 on a set of supplements, if you average it out over the time of the servings, you’re spending $1-2 a day on something that’s going to help you do better work. I think that’s a good value.
If you do get Alpha Brain, I would strongly recommend the Instamix. Not only because of the cost savings and increased servings for your money that we laid out above, but it simply TASTES better.
I tend to drink something anyways while working and creating an alpha brain mix makes sure that I’m not downing Red Bull all day long. My personal favorite has been to get the peach flavored Instamix and mix it with an iced peach black tea. It is so good and gives a bit of a caffeine boost to the mix as well.
Where To Buy Alpha Brain
You can get Alpha Brain at Onnit’s store. The direct link is here.
Alpha Brain is definitely worth a shot. Whether or not you choose to continue using it is up to you, but I, along with many of my friends have seen a lot of results from such a straightforward product.
Again – if you want to try some for yourself, buy it here.
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