When I got an e-mail about reviewing a cognitive booster called the Brain Pill, I instantly started imagining Bradley Cooper popping that little pill in “Limitless,” and wondering if it really worked. The website boasted the benefits of “unrelenting focus, unshakable concentration and unstoppable productivity even under high-stress situations.” Who wouldn’t be intrigued by that possibility? It sounded like a Tony Robbins seminar in pill form.
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The Brain Pill Advantage
After reading through the benefits, ingredients and FAQs, I requested a two-month supply so I could do a thorough review. Unlike Bradley Cooper’s magic pill, this one can take 30 to 90 days to see results and I wanted to make sure I was getting the full effect. The Brain Pill is not a prescription drug, so the statements and claims made by the website (and by me) have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The goal of the supplement is to boost brain power and focus, and combat mental fatigue, which are all things I could definitely use.
Natural Rocket Fuel for Your Brain
The ingredient list is a mix of B vitamins and things that sound made up, like Cognizin, Synapsa, Vinpocetine and Phosphatidylserine. They are indeed real supplements, collectively known as nootropics. Nootropics was a new word for me, which made me think maybe they were made from magical plants discovered deep in the Amazon. After some research, I learned that is not the case and that the term derives from the Greek word “noos” (mind) and “tropein,” which means “towards,” and refers to supplements and prescription drugs that are meant to optimize your mental performance, reduce stress and decrease your risk of cognitive decline.
One thing I was happy to see it did NOT include was caffeine or any kind of stimulants. I like my coffee in the morning, but beyond that I’m pretty sensitive to stimulants (like the ones in sports drinks) and they mostly make me jittery and ill feeling. I’m actually quite sensitive to vitamins in general, so I went into this experiment curious but cautious. If something doesn’t agree with me, I’ll quickly end up with a headache or the dreaded “vitamin burps.”
Day One on the Brain Pill
The Brain Pill box comes with 60 pills which should last about a month. The dosage is one pill in the morning and one in the afternoon with 8 oz. of water, not to exceed four pills in 24 hours. They also recommend it be taken with food. The pills are white gel caps filled with a chalky greyish powder, about 3/4 of an inch in size. I was glad to find they were not too large and were easy to swallow.
One the first day I only took one, just to make sure there were no immediate adverse reactions. It did not upset my stomach and I didn’t get a headache, so I was off to a good start. I also did not notice any immediate beneficial effects and decided I’d step it up to the regular dose the next day. I kept it up for the next couple weeks with a pill at breakfast and a pill at lunch.
Results After Week Two
After a full two weeks of the Brain Pill, I had redone my blog website, implemented advertising and decided to start creating a quarterly magazine. Was this the result of my newly boosted brain? Possibly. I surmised that it also could be the result of turning my attention toward improving my focus and productivity, and that a placebo may have worked just as well. I’m a firm believer that you attract what you focus on in life. So I feel just the act of taking a Brain Pill twice a day and focusing on improving your cognitive abilities can give you some sort of mental boost. I did get a lot done, and I did find I had less of the afternoon brain fog, but I still didn’t feel like doing anything but relaxing in the evening and watching Netflix. So I was definitely not a 24-hour non-stop super brain, but that’s probably a good thing.
The Brain Pill is not a quick “pick-me-up” type pill. It’s not going to pep you up right away if you trying popping one on a tired afternoon. It’s more of a step toward a concious choice to focus on enhancing your life-long cognitive abilities for faster learning, enhanced memory and improved mental performance.
Visit BrainPill.com to learn more about the Brain Pill and try it for yourself!
*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.