If you’re in need of an extra boost of energy for your brain, you’re in luck. Brain Energy by Douglas Laboratories claims to provide precise nutritional supplementation for better brain function. Not only does the supplement aim to sharpen your thinking, but it also was created to alleviate mild depression and boost your mood. However, after reading reviews, we saw how Brain Energy had been taken by many people, for a variety of ailments, so we were curious to discover more.
Brain Energy is manufactured by Douglas Laboratories, which was established in 1955 and whose headquarters are located in Ontario, Canada. Douglas Laboratories is a member of Atrium Innovations, which is an international group of companies that develop, manufacture and market dietary supplements. With branches located in five other countries and with stringently followed manufacturing practices, Douglas Laboratories certainly appears to be an impressive company.
Our respect continues with Douglas Laboratories’ marketing practices, which appear to be coordinated through a partnership with Atrium Innovations. With representatives in 35 countries and employees numbering over one thousand, it’s hard not to trust the companies Atrium Innovations partners with and the information it releases. However, Douglas Laboratories also promote their own brands, by creating newsletters, press releases, and even offering an app for the iPad.
Each bottle contains sixty vegetarian capsules and Douglas Laboratories suggests taking two capsules in the morning or at lunchtime. The ingredients in Brain Energy include:
DL-Phenylalanine (300 mg) – DL-Phenylalanine is an amino acid mix that may regulate one’s mood and produce feelings of wellbeing.
L-Tyrosine (200 mg) – L-tyrosine is an amino acid that is used to promote cognitive function and alleviate stress. It is a precursor to noradrenaline and dopamine and may help prevent the deterioration of mental aptitude.
Rhodiola rosea extract (75 mg) – Rhodiola rosea is a root found in Siberia that may increase one’s immunity to environmental stresses.
L-Methionine (60 mg) – There is some evidence that taking L-Methionine supplements may prevent and lessen the severity of mild to moderate depression.
Octacosanol (2 mg) – While there are many possible uses for octacosanol, there is some evidence that it may increase the absorption of oxygen in the blood and perhaps offer support for the brain.
With one bottle lasting one month, in comparison to other supplements, the current cost of $28.20 on Amazon is fairly reasonable.
Most would agree, that Douglas Laboratories appears to be a pretty reputable company. Moreover, Brain Energy seems like a well-rounded yet effective supplement. We were impressed how the supplement didn’t have caffeine, for we’re looking for a sustained overall improvement in our mental health and not a sudden burst of energy that would quickly dissipate.
However, we did have two comments to add. One, Brain Energy contains phenylalanine, which certain people with the medical disorder phenylketonuria cannot consume, so caution with taking and storing Brain Smart must be taken. Also, we found evidence that phenylalanine shouldn’t be taken by people taking certain medications. A second issue was that it wasn’t clear if Douglas Laboratories provides a money-back guarantee. So if you do have issues with Brain Smart, you appear to be out of luck getting a return.
However, if you read the ingredients carefully and are looking for an affordable but effective supplement, then Brain Energy might just be the nootropic for you.
Awarded Week of: Wednesday February 15, 2017