BrainStorm is a supplement for the brain that actually contains over 30 ingredients. At first we were overwhelmed, so we decided to breakup the vitamins into groups. The first group contains well-known nootropic supplements, the second group features more natural substances and the final group is a massive dose of vitamins. Unfortunately, most of the doses are lower than the recommended level and a few of the vitamins probably didn’t need to be included. However, BrainStorm may have a formula that will provide you relief from your mental woes, yet most likely, you won’t even notice any results.
Manufacturer and website:
Allergy Research Group (ARG), which is based out of California, the US, manufactures BrainStorm. ARG focuses on manufacturing hypoallergenic supplements and even publishes a newsletter and participates in nootropic research. The ARG website is pretty impressive and the company clearly provides information where someone can reach customer support.
There are 60 capsules in one bottle of BrainStorm and since the instructions suggest taking one tablet once or twice daily with meals, one bottle may last you one or two months.
The BrainStorm formula is jam packed of over thirty ingredients. To make it easier for you, we put them into groups.
The first group of ingredients are the specialized nootropic supplements. Included in this category is choline bitartrate, which maintains nervous system function, inositol, which balances chemicals in the brain, l-glutamine, which is used to treat ADHD, l-tyrosine which maintains mental alertness, and n-acetyl-l-carnitine which helps the body produce energy. Other specialized ingredients include phosphatidylcholine, which is important for memory function, quercetin and cayenne pepper, which may reduce inflammation, and finally liposerine phosserine powder, which oddly enough we could find no information on.
In the second group are natural plant extracts, including ginkgo extract, bacopa, eleuthero, asian ginseng, and gotu kola. Gotu kola is thought to decrease inflammation in the body, asian ginseng is used to improve thinking and concentration, eleuthero (siberian ginseng) is thought to contain certain chemicals that increase mental function, bacopa may increase certain brain chemicals involved in neural processing, and finally ginkgo extract could improve blood circulation.
The final group of ingredients includes numerous vitamins, such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid, and zinc, all of which are vital for cellular and neurological function. Vitamins B6, B12, A, C, and E are vital for normal human growth and are necessary for a healthy immune system. While selenium, copper, and chromium help maintain healthy metabolic function. However, there were two ingredients which were a bit sceptical about. Those included molybdenum, of which a deficiency is rare and almost unheard of, and boron, which may be useful for menopausal women. Honestly, we’re uncertain why these two were included.
We want to make sure it’s clear that the amounts of these vitamins are nearly all below the recommended supplementation level. However, many of these vitamins can be consumed through a regular diet so with a healthy diet and supplementation many of you may be able to reach your daily recommended amounts.
According to Allergy Research Group’s website, one bottle will cost you $28.32 (USD). However, on Amazon you can find better deals for about $20 (USD).
Again, our main issue is that most of the doses are lower than most recommended levels and a few of the vitamins didn’t need to be included, such as molybdenum, which isn’t even fully understood, and boron, which is useful only for menopausal women. Yet the price of BrainStorm is pretty good, so if you’re looking for a pretty safe nootropic, then BrainStorm may just work for you.
Awarded Week of: Wednesday February 15, 2017