Why I Chose Alpha Brain Over Other Nootropics
There are tons of articles all around the web that talk about the benefits of nootropics and how good they are for mental acuity. The thing is though – very few people are actually going to buy some mysterious white powder from a faceless online vendor and put it in their system. Unless of course they’ve done several months of research on the subject, but who has time for that really?
That’s when I came across this wonder supplement called Alpha Brain, which is supposed to do wonders for your cognitive ability. As a disclaimer, this article has documented my journey which began more than 3 months ago during which time I’ve been on Alpha Brain.
Let’s get into my experience with it so we can find out more.
I work a 12-hour shift job, I do not want to get back home and look at a computer screen until I’m back at work the next day. This means that I will forever be that person who other people say is too lazy to get off their butt and ‘do some research’.
While I’m fine handling negative false insinuations on my character, people like me would also like to get better mental prowess without having to risk buying some random powder online.
Alternative to Nootropics?
So, what I was actually looking for in the market is something that can give me all the benefits of the nootropics but for people who are a healthy mix of paranoid and busy, so they can’t research about it.
Well, here’s the thing though: you can’t get around the research bit. Granted, it is a whole lot shorter since you come across products sold by companies rather than just random powders. But you don’t have to fret, because I did the research, so you don’t have to.
Alpha Brain by Onnit
I’ve heard a lot of things about Alpha Brain, mostly good things, so it’s time to put that to the test. Alpha Brain is basically what expert nootropic people call a pre-made stack, it has a nootropic, a catalyst, and vitamin supplements to make this a ‘complete’ nootropic experience. You don’t have to supplement this with anything else.
It is made by Onnit the same company who make a whole clutch of different stuff for increased cognition, physical performance, and generally better health. They are popular and have several types of supplements in their repertoire. I felt that most of their products were a bit on the expensive side but if they do work like they’re supposed to, then I guess I have no qualms about it. Moving on, I ordered a bottle of Alpha Brain online from their website (even got a handy discount!). Shipping was free, and it got home in about 4 days which is pretty quick.
How Effective Is Alpha Brain?
Well, it was time to find out how it performs in a real-world application, namely, me. While it is recommended to take about 2 capsules daily, I started with 1. I wanted to ramp up the dose so it didn’t have any untoward effects on me. I took my capsule in the morning before I got to work just after breakfast.
When I got to work, I didn’t feel startling increases in cognitive performance, but I had this increased buzz, like there was something that was keeping my focus on the job at hand. My coffee mug and I are pretty much inseparable on normal days at work. But today I noticed a drastic decrease in my coffee consumption. From about 5 mugs a day to about 2 mugs. I also felt a lot more energetic at the end of the day.
I was thrilled with these small but significant changes – while I’ve read a lot of reviews online that this did nothing for them, at least it was working for me. I decided to up the dosage to 2 capsules a day. Another thing to note was that 2 capsules a day was the recommended dose, so I was expecting a bit of fireworks at work the next day.
Increased Cognitive Performance
Well, a lot of people might think I’m exaggerating but I could definitely feel my vision was a lot more saturated with color. I felt a lot peppier at work and I hardly had any coffee throughout the day. Usually on a Friday, the whole office is taking it slow, but not me though. I got a lot of work done on the day and hardly broke a sweat doing it.
When I finally got home, I still had enough energy to help me finish my son’s homework, help the missus with a few chores and still remain in a good mood. All signs pointed to alpha brain doing its cognitive thing!
Alpha Brain Ingredients
Another key point in Alpha Brain’s favor is that all of its ingredients are natural and also very effective. Most people associate natural constituents with inefficacy but its not so here. Let’s see what Alpha Brain has:
- Vitamin B6
- Oat Straw Extract
- AC-11 Cat’s Claw Extract
- Bacopa Monnieri
- Huperzine serrata
These ingredients are great at improving your mental faculties and a few of them are rare which means its difficult to get them all together in one package. Alpha Brain gives you just that – all these in a convenient capsule for everyday use.
Alpha Brain has definitely worked wonders for me, saying anything less would mean I’m doing it disservice. For people like me, who aren’t comfortable getting into mg range measurements, strange white powders and anonymous sellers, this seemed the ideal solution to tweak our brain. This also had other constituents that helped increase your mental prowess significantly.
Another thing is that you don’t have to cycle it like you do with regular nootropics. All the ingredients help your brain and it doesn’t develop tolerance over time like it usually does with other nootropics. This means you can find your comfortable dosage, and keep at it for any length of time. You’ll feel consistent benefits when it comes to productivity.