Alpha BRAIN
Onnit

Alpha BRAIN

For Mental Dominance*
Complete Balanced Nootropic With Alpha GPC & AC-11*
7.4 out of 10 (21 Reviews)
2 Sizes
30 Capsules
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Product Overview

Designed to help the body
Support Memory, Focus, Processing Speed & Flow State.

Alpha BRAIN®

Complete earth-
grown nootropic

Alpha BRAIN

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Overview

ALPHA BRAIN®

A COMPLETE BALANCED SCIENTIFICALLY RESEARCHED NOOTROPIC

What makes Alpha BRAIN® unique among nootropics is the use of scientifically researched Earth grown ingredients to directly target vital areas of neurotransmission in a balanced, yet potent combination. In a recent double-blind pilot study, Alpha BRAIN® showed statistically significant support for both verbal memory and executive function, encouraging great interest from the natural health community.* Optimal brain function is vital to peak performance and one of the reasons why Alpha BRAIN® is a universally lauded nootropic. Athletes praise Alpha BRAIN® for the ability to heighten reaction time and quickly analyze complex patterns. Performers and speakers appreciate the ability to improve the availability of words, names, and ideas in verbal flow. Students and executives comment on the increased focus, and non-stimulant-based mental energy. Doctors and neurosurgeons recommend the broad spectrum of nutrients to help support the brain.

Icon Powerful Ingredients

AC-11
Rainforest Super Herb
Alpha GPC
Linked to support memory, focus, mental drive, and REM sleep states.*
Huperzia Serrata
Support attention and memory.*
Bacopa Monniera
Ayurvedic herb believed to help the body to think clearly.

KEY INGREDIENTS

AC-11

The Amazon rainforest is the home of cat's claw, a plant revered by traditional cultures for its antioxidant and immune-boosting properties. After years of research, the creators and founders of AC-11.® developed a hot water extraction process based on a proprietary molecular sieving technology, using it to create AC-11® — The Rainforest Super Herb. The resulting compound has been shown to help your body repair DNA. It is included in the Alpha BRAIN® formula to help the body support mental drive. AC-11® is the perfect marriage of the rainforest's secrets with today's advancements in phytonutrient science.*

Alpha GPC

Derived originally from lecithin, Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline is a phospholipid metabolite found concentrated in neuronal membranes. Unlike less expensive forms of choline such as choline bitrartate, Alpha GPC has been shown to be well absorbed, easily crossing the blood-brain barrier. Once delivered, it helps support brain function and learning processes by aiding the body to increase the synthesis and secretion of acetylcholine.* Heightened acetylcholine has been linked to support memory, focus, mental drive, and REM sleep states.

Huperzia Serrata

An extract from the plant commonly known as northern firmoss (Huperzia serrata), Huperzine A is a naturally derived acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholinesterase (AchE) is responsible for the breakdown of Acetylcholine, and so by inhibiting AchE, more acetylcholine is made available to the brain. Efficacy has been shown in a range of 200-400 mcg daily, and safety has been demonstrated in trials up to 5 weeks and 600 mcg daily.*

Bacopa Monniera

Bacopa monniera is an Ayurvedic herb found in the marshlands of India, believed to help the body to enhance clear thinking. Ayurvedic masters have touted its cognitive-supporting effects for centuries, as Bacopa has been served to rajas and peasants alike. Clinical investigations show that it has strong antioxidant properties, while animal models have suggested that Bacopa may support learning skills.* Bacosides, the active compounds in Bacopa, play a protective role in the synaptic functions of the nerves in the hippocampus, the seat of memory. Inside the hippocampus, nerve impulses are transmitted across the synapses and Bacopa is believed to help the body maintain optimal cognitive performance.*

Research

ALPHA BRAIN®

Research

Alpha BRAIN®, the flagship cognitive enhancing supplement from Onnit Labs, contains a serving of nine natural, well-researched compounds to create an effective and balanced nootropic. Alpha BRAIN® aims to support focus, mental clarity and cognitive functioning. The ingredients in Alpha BRAIN® work on three aspects of enhanced cognition: elevating levels of endogenous neurotransmitters, providing stress-management compounds, and promoting long-term neuro-protection.*

Boosting Neurotransmitters

The human brain is composed of over 10 billion communicating cells, known as neurons, that make over 60 trillion synaptic connections. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that embody the brain's currency of communication. The highly coordinated processes of production and release of these neurotransmitters determine the relative strength or weakness between neighboring neurons. These connections give rise to complex neural circuits, which underlie the apparent phenomena of human cognition.

It is well known that adequate functioning of neurotransmitter synthesis and release is essential to maintain a healthy cognitive state. Self-perceived states, such as attention, mood, focus, and awareness, are highly dependent on the relative levels of neurotransmitter production. Alpha BRAIN® aims to elevate the levels of neurological production of the neurotransmitters by providing an abundance of biological neurotransmitter precursors. Specifically, Huperzia Serrata and aGPC are targeted at increasing acetylcholine function, an essential component for learning and memory. L-theanine, a compound isolated from green tea, has been shown to mimic the important inhibitory effects of GABA neurotransmission, supporting a calm and focused mental state. L-tyrosine is a key intermediary in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, with documented mood supporting properties. Conveniently combined together in the Alpha BRAIN® formula, these unique nutrients help provide a strong foundation for the body to enhance endogenous production and maintenance of key neurotransmitters.

Mitigating Stress

Prolonged exposure to environmental stress results in a physiological response that can be harmful to overall health and neurological function. Alpha BRAIN® includes a combination of natural compounds that have been suggested to help provide an overall calming effect.* Under the license from Optigenex, Alpha BRAIN® is the only nootropic to include AC-11®, a potent extract from Uncaria tomentosa, a plant found in the Amazon rainforest that has been used for hundreds of years as an alimentary herb. AC-11® has independently been linked to promoting calm following environmental stress and has documented cognitive benefits.* Alpha BRAIN® also includes highly concentrated oat straw (Avena sativa), a promoter of neurological wellbeing and rejuvenation, which has been shown to support cognitive performance in healthy subjects.* Lastly, Alpha BRAIN® contains phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid cell component known to possess ergogenic properties and promote stress tolerance in high performance athletes. Alpha BRAIN® aims to help us manage our levels of stress while providing the tools to handle demanding situations, allowing the mind to remain clear and focused.

It is well known that adequate functioning of neurotransmitter synthesis and release is essential to maintain a healthy cognitive state. Self-perceived states, such as attention, mood, focus, and awareness, are highly dependent on the relative levels of neurotransmitter production. Alpha BRAIN® aims to elevate the levels of neurological production of the neurotransmitters by providing an abundance of biological neurotransmitter precursors. Specifically, Huperzia Serrata and aGPC are targeted at increasing acetylcholine function, an essential component for learning and memory. L-theanine, a compound isolated from green tea, has been shown to mimic the important inhibitory effects of GABA neurotransmission, creating a calm and focused mental state. L-tyrosine is a key intermediary in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, with documented mood elevating properties. Conveniently combined together in the Alpha BRAIN® formula, these unique nutrients help provide a strong foundation for the body to enhance endogenous production and maintenance of key neurotransmitters.

Targeting Neurological Antioxidants

Alpha BRAIN® includes the highest quality anti-oxidative compounds that have been suggested to support cognitive function. Pterostilbene, a recently discovered compound isolated from blueberries, has been shown to provide antioxidant support against free radicals.* Bacopa Monniera has been used for centuries in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system of India to promote memory and longevity, possessing both antioxidant and aptogenic properties. Research on the use of Bacopa has shown significant memory support and protection against the deposit of harmful environmental neurotoxic molecules. Finally, the inclusion of vinpocetine, a derivative of the periwinkle plant, promotes blood flow to the brain and possesses potent anti-oxidant properties. These three potent antioxidants are essential to maintaining a healthy, functional nervous system.

Alpha BRAIN® Delivers

The Alpha BRAIN formula contains highly effective ingredients that are either cutting edge or have historical use. This combination aims to potentiate the best cognitive performance while supporting mental clarity and providing long-term neurological health benefits.

Ingredients & Use

Alpha BRAIN®

Ingredients

Vitamin B6

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) is one of the body's busiest vitamins, involved in an estimated 101 chemical reactions. One of its primary tasks is to aid in the manufacturing of amino acids and neurotransmitters. Some of these neurotransmitters are serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and GABA.

Onnit® Flow Blend

(L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, Oatstraw [Avena sativa], Phosphatidylserine)

L-Tyrosine:

L-tyrosine is the amino acid precursor utilized by the body for the production of L-dopa. With an impeccable safety profile and a simple mechanism of action, L-tyrosine has been a highly sought after amino acid for those looking to boost brain function.*

L-Theanine:

L-theanine is one of the major reasons why green tea is much smoother than any other caffeinated beverage. Closely related to the GABA mechanism and easily absorbed by the body, L-theanine can help the body provide that calm sense of balance, while not interfering with the stimulating buzz of activated neurotransmitters.*

Oatstraw (Avena sativa):

Oatstraw is one of nature's stress-management nutrients and has been recommended to help maintain a healthy mental state. It has also been shown to help promote a healthy neurological response to exhaustion and is commonly given as a natural alternative to aid in maintaining attentiveness. Our formulation is extremely powerful, with a 20:1 concentration, and assists in making Alpha BRAIN® a balanced nootropic.*

Phosphatidylserine:

Phosphadylserine (PS) is an essential lipid compound highly abundant within brain cell membranes. Isolated from soy beans, PS supplements can help enhance mental and physical performance by helping the body mitigate stress and boosting exercise capacity. PS is a valuable supplement for improving performance on the athletic field or on any tasks that require cognitive demand. *

AC-11® (Uncaria tomentosa Extract)

AC-11®, the proprietary compound licensed under agreement from Optigenex Inc, is derived from Uncaria tomentosa, a plant indigenous to the South American rainforest. In a series of peer reviewed scientific and clinical studies conducted by third party laboratories and university medical centers, AC-11® has been suggested to support health.*

Although the exact mechanisms of action are being further investigated, scientists believe that when the body is subjected to environmental stress, AC-11® helps activate enzymes that are instrumental in supporting DNA health.*

AC-11® is a Registered Trademark of Optigenex Inc. and is protected by the following U.S. Patents: 6,039,949 6,238,675B1 6,361,805B2 6,964,784B2 and 7,955,626B2 along with five other US Patents. Alpha BRAIN® is the only nootropic containing AC-11®.

Onnit® Focus Blend

(L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine [Alpha GPC], Bacopa monniera, Huperzia serrata)

L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha GPC):

Derived originally from lecithin, Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline is a phospholipid metabolite found concentrated in neuronal membranes. Unlike less expensive forms of choline such as choline bitrartate, Alpha GPC has been shown to be well absorbed, easily crossing the blood-brain barrier. Once delivered, it helps support brain function and learning processes by aiding the body to increase the synthesis and secretion of acetylcholine. Heightened acetylcholine has been linked to memory, focus, mental drive, and REM sleep states.*

Bacopa monniera:

Bacopa monniera is an Ayurvedic herb found in the marshlands of India, believed to help the body to enhance clear thinking. Ayurvedic masters have touted its cognitive supporting effects for centuries, as Bacopa has been served to rajas and peasants alike. Clinical investigations show that it has strong antioxidant properties and may protect mental function in certain adults, while animal models have suggested that Bacopa may improve learning skills. Bacosides, the active compounds in Bacopa, play a protective role in the synaptic functions of the nerves in the hippocampus, the seat of memory. Inside the hippocampus, nerve impulses are transmitted across the synapses and Bacopa is believed to help the body maintain optimal cognitive performance.

Huperzia serrata:

An extract from the plant commonly known as northern firmoss (Huperzia serrata), Huperzine A is a naturally derived acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholinesterase (AchE) is responsible for the breakdown of Acetylcholine, and so by inhibiting AchE, more acetylcholine is made available to the brain. Efficacy has been shown in a range of 200-400 mcg daily, and safety has been demonstrated in trials up to 5 weeks and 600 mcg daily.*

Onnit® Fuel Blend

(L-Leucine, Vinpocetine, Pterostilbene)

Vinpocetine:

A compound derived originally from the periwinkle plant, vinpocetine helps the body deliver oxygen to the brain by increasing circulation and blood flow.*

Pterostilbene:

One of the hottest extracts in the field of nootropics, pterostilbene is quickly surpassing its cousin resveratrol in popularity. A natural antioxidant abundant in blueberries, this particular antioxidant aids in the reduction of free radicals, which are believed to contribute to "mental fog."*

Certified Drug Free

By The Banned Substances Control Group

The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program represents the gold standard in third party dietary supplement testing and certification. Overseen by renowned drug-testing pioneer Dr. Don Catlin and his son Oliver Catlin, BSCG’s rigorous science-first program ensures that supplement products and ingredients are free of drugs and other harmful agents that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. BSCG’s expert testing enables companies to establish their brands and products as safe, reputable and drug free and provides athletes and consumers with trusted supplement options.

Finished products are tested for more than 392 drugs, including 207 banned in sport and 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport. BSCG tests for more banned substances in sport than any other supplement certification program and is the only program to include testing for prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport.

Other key elements of BSCG’s certification program include a manufacturing audit focusing on 21 C.F.R. 111 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance, a toxicology evaluation and review of raw material and label verification testing for each product, and annual random testing for ingredient or label verification and contaminants including heavy metals, pesticides, solvents and microbiological agents.

Products including Alpha BRAIN, New MOOD, Shroom TECH Sport, and Shroom TECH Immune have a shelf life of two years from the manufacturer date found on the bottle.

Copyright © 2015 Onnit Labs, LLC. All rights reserved.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
21 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
6.8
10 Ratings
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10
Verified Buyer

I recommend this product with mental overloads. Especially if you are engaged in some kind of intellectual activity every day. The second day of taking this supplement gives a large energy reserve to the process of thinking. it should be noted that thinking becomes cleaner, more productive.

10
 

Take this in my onnit Tpc pack. People need to realize this is a supplement not a super drug it helps increase memory and focus and has blind placebo studies to back this. It not gonna make ur gpa go from 2.0 to 3.5 without doing the work (study,homework,) Has helped me be more clear decisions and crack down when i wanna do something. With also slowly cleaning up my diet feeling better every day

10
Verified Buyer
No written review.
9
Verified Buyer

It has taken me awhile to finally review this as I was skeptical about its effectiveness. I have been using AlphaBrain for a few months now and I have noticed that my 50+ year old memory has actually improved. Thought processing has improved and when I get enough quality sleep, I am as sharp as I was 20 years ago. I take other supplements and have to say that it is hard to determine if this is the sole reason for my improved memory but I believe it is making a noticeable difference.

1
 

If you understand the ingredients in this product and how much you need of each one for it to be effective; and if you understand proprietary blends, then you can do the math and see that this product does not deliver the amounts you need. I tried this product only because of having samples, and it did absolutely nothing. I have used some of the ingredients in this product individually, such as Alpha GPC and Huperzine, and they worked well because I took efficacious doses. Alpha BRAIN is overpriced, underdosed, and ineffective in my opinion.

9
Verified Buyer

Been using this supp since I got out of the Marines and have been going to college. Suprisingly I've gotten mostly all grades in all my classes and on my tests/quizzes. I now take 2 caps before a long study session and before every exam or quiz. Somehow I think it works or maybe its just placebo. Anyway, I'd recommend it. Before I started taking this I was in fact getting C's in my classes. Now I have a 3.79 GPA. The only negative is the high price. That is why I rated it 9/10. I just took 2 caps now so I can study Managerial Accounting all night lol.

1
Verified Buyer

No effect whatsoever. Very unhappy with this product. I even tried upping the dosage.

10
 

I recommend this product, because its a supplement to take that will improve areas that are not working properly, when pertaining to cognition. This is a pricey product and if you can afford it can be even more beneficial if you consume it daily. It takes time for it to actually work and build up in your system, so their isn't that initial wow factor. Just like supplementing when lifting and push your body past its limit, thats what you have to do with your mind. You have to consistently put it in situations that cause it to become fatigued and you will see improvements. If you want the immediate wow factor I s****est that you stack it with cerebral success or sprint for nootrobx.

10
 
No written review.
10
Verified Buyer

I love this product. I have bought it a few times and it really makes me feel sharp and clearly focused. No gross after taste either. I would recommend it for sure!!

10
 

Surprised by the low rating on one of the best nootropic products out there with actual studies to back it. It's no "magic pill" but it definitely helps. I feel a difference in focus and concentration, and even a little bit of a boost of energy with clarity. I don't use a lot of products like it (so don't have much to compare it to), but I'm a big fan of this and Onnit!

8
 

Took a little to kick in but I noticed more focus when I had to crack down and work. Wish it cost a bit less to keep it going monthly but worth a try.

1
Verified Buyer

I didn't notice any difference when taking this alpha brain. I feel this product had a lot of hype so I tired it even though it was pricy. I would not recommend you do the same.

10
 
No written review.
9
Verified Buyer

Today I received my order of alpha brain from bodybuilding.com. I was skeptical at first when I heard about this brain enhancing pill. It's made by Onnit labs who claim to help you be more focused and alert when you want to have an edge on your everyday activities. For me personally, I feel that my brain has made room for more storage, it's really hard to explain. I feel that as if there new dimension that has just opened up when I pop the pill in my mouth. I can recall a lot of things that I could never have before, my mind is way clearer than ever before. Amazing product!

30 Capsules
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$34.95
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90 Capsules
45 Servings | $1.78 Per Serving
$79.95

What's in Onnit Alpha BRAIN

Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 15
Amount Per Serving %DV
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine HCl) 10mg 500%
Onnit® Flow Blend 650mg *
L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, Oatstraw Extract (Avena sativa), Phosphatidylserine
AC-11® (Uncaria Tomentosa Extract) 350mg *
Onnit® Focus Blend 240mg *
L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha GPC), Bacopa Monniera Extract, Huperzia Serrata Extract
Onnit® Fuel Blend 65mg *
L-Leucine, Vinpocetine, Pterostilbene
* Daily Values not established
Other Ingredients:
Vegetarian Capsule (Cellulose, Water), Bamboo Silica
Contains no egg, fish, shellfish, dairy, peanut, tree nuts, wheat. Contains ingredient sourced from soy.

Directions For Alpha BRAIN: To help support enhanced mental performance take a serving of 1-2 capsules in the morning or early afternoon, preferably with a light meal. If you weigh 200 lbs or more, you may increase this initial dose to a maximum of 3 capsules. To help support enhanced dream state you may take a serving of 1-2 capsules 4-6 hours prior to sleep, preferably with a light meal. Do not exceed 4 capsules in a 24 hour period unless otherwise directed by a healthcare practitioner.†

Warnings: DO NOT use if pregnant, nursing, or under the age of 18. Consult with a healthcare practitioner before taking this or any nutritional supplement if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking any medications, particularly blood thinners or drugs designed to interact with supplements. If you experience any adverse reaction from taking this product discontinue immediately and contact your health care practitioner. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool dry place. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.