Send Shockwaves of Intelligence with Brainwave Plus
We’ve always wondered how the people behind nootropic stacks come up with such fancy names for their products. The idea behind a product name is for us to remember it by for a long time. For example, ask anybody about an effective headache pill and they will instantly recommend Aspirin, not only because it’s effective, but also because it works. We’ve been pondering for what makes great nootropics. Having a great name is part of it, but it’s not the most important. As regular users of brain enhancement supplements, we seek out nootropics that can really stretch the limits of our brain’s capacity and maximize it to great effect. When we stumbled upon Brainwave Plus, that’s exactly what we thought about. But let’s find out if this nootropic lives up to its word.
When we first found about it, the first thing that we feasted our eyes upon was its price. Initially we jeered at the somewhat expensive $70 price tag which we found in the upper range of nootropic prices. There are of course other nootropics that have double the price tag of Brainwave Plus. However, we decided that there must be a reason for this so we did a little more research about what makes them “a plus” before coming to unnecessary conclusions just because of this price factor.
So who manufactures Brainwave Plus? Apparently, a company called the Allergy Research Group (ARG) is the one responsible in creating this product. They have been in operation for over 30 years plus and operate on extremely firm production rules. When we looked around their website, we were convinced that these guys are professionals as they did provide us with a vast amount of useful information. Their customer support base is also quite good as they seem to take their business seriously to maximize customer satisfaction levels. What we were happy to find also in their site is the provision of individual supplement substances towards the composition of Brainwave Plus.
We were somewhat surprised towards the compositions of Brainwave plus. They included many substances which are beneficial to our body, and what’s best is that they provided a mix of the essential substances to what makes a good nootropic stack. Their website also claims that some of these substances are helpful in fighting toxins in our brain and body as well as improving blood circulation. Here are the contents of Brainwave Plus:
|Serving Size||5 capsules|
|Servings per container||24|
|Amount per serving:|
|Acetyl L carnitine HCI||500 mg|
|Choline Bitartrate||200 mg|
|Phosphatidylserine (soy)||175 mg|
|Ginkgo (Leaves) Extract
(standardized to 24% Flavonglycosides and 6% Terpene Lactones)
|Eleuthero (Root) Extract (10:1)||100 mg|
|Asian Ginseng (Root) Extract
(standardized to 4% Ginsenosides)
|Ashwagandha (Root) Extract||100 mg|
|Gotu Kola (Leaves) Powder||50 mg|
|Royal Jelly (3X)||100 mg|
|Bacopa (Aerial Part) Extract
(standardized to 30% Bacosides)
|Huperzine A||100 µg|
|Thymus (Bovine)||100 mg|
Their website says that the suggested use as a dietary supplement is 1 to 5 capsules one to three times daily with meals. In addition, other ingredients include Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, and silicone dioxide. They also claim that the nutrients are of the highest quality and purity, and do not contain preservatives, diluents, or artificial additives.
No wonder it’s a relatively high priced product, they’ve included substances of quality. Looking at the compositions, the substances which really stand out are Acetyl L Carnitine and L Glutamine. We know that Acetyl L Carnitine is produced from the body naturally and is obtainable in various food sources such as meats and dairy products. On the otherhand, L Glutamine similarly is also an amino acid which too is produced naturally in the body. The various uses of both Acetyl L Carnitine and L Glutamine are to treat various medical conditions and diseases, as well as improve memory and learning.
Ok, so we know that there are advantages of this nootropic in terms of overall health and improving brain function to a certain extent. However, we are not convinced that this supplement is ideal as a stand-alone nootropic. We find this supplement to be on the weak side and the real put off for us is the heavy inclusion of Acetyl L Carnitine and L Glutamine, which appears to be the products main payload. We already get enough of both from eating everyday products (with the exception of non-meat eaters), but the actual advantages for improving our brain’s cognitive functions are severely lacking. Despite wonders of combinations between Acetyl L Carnitine and CDP Choline, the single doses remain too light to support what we seek. That’s why they recommended the daily consumption of up to 1 to 5 capsules one to three times daily. You can imagine gulping down a maximum of 5 capsules even just one time. Now imagine doing this three times a day, every day for a month and for as long as you put faith in Brainwave Plus.
From this we have come to the conclusion that we do not recommend Brainwave Plus due to its high consumption frequency. We are indulged to seek other nootropics with less of an intake amount, for example one pill two times a day. In addition, we need brain enhancers, not fancy health benefactors to improve our minds. Lastly, our initial taunt to the pricing was correct after all.
Our Score: 82%