We are best known for our comprehensive reviews and honesty when it comes to cognitive enhancing supplements. At BrainPillAdvisor.com, it is our aim to give our readers the most helpful reviews, so that you can make a decision that you won’t regret. If you’ve come across BrainStorm’s formula and was astounded by the amount of complicated ingredient names on the list, you’re not alone. In fact, as experienced as we are in this field, we too were quite shocked by the extent of BrainStorm’s blend.
BrainStorm by Allergy Research Group, a supplement that claims to give neurotransmitter support – is this a nootropic product we’re fond of? Or have we seen better? Find out all about it in our review.
So what should your reaction be when you see a nootropic formula that’s much longer than the usual? Well, without quickly jumping to any conclusions, you should first take into consideration the fact that a single capsule really can’t really hold that many ingredients. A 1,500 mg blend, for instance, should really consist of 9-10 ingredients maximum, as this would allow each substance to perform and do its job without interference.
Here’s what we believe are the best and worst picks in BrainStorm’s formula…
- Ginkgo: People can continue to argue about the effectiveness of this ingredient, but through our own experience as well as the feedback that we’ve received from hundreds of our readers, Ginkgo is definitely a keeper. Even if it doesn’t work for you particularly to enhance memory or learning, it will (if taken at the recommended dosage, overtime) improve blood circulation in the brain, leading to sharper thinking and higher focus.
- N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Fantastic ingredient to add to the blend. N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine will enhance your focus, get rid of fatigue and make you feel on top of your game. But wait, a daily dosage of 500-1,000 mg of the substance is recommended. In each serving of BrainStorm, you only get 25 mg…uh-oh!
The not so great…
- Thiamine, Molybdenum, Riboflavin, etc.: To clarify, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with these ingredients. In fact, most of them are essential nutrients that our body needs to maintain good health and proper function. However, we can get these vitamins and nutrients from our multi-vit…not our cognitive enhancing supplement! In our opinion, it’s simply unnecessary for them to put these ingredients in the mix.
- Choline Bitartrate: We’ve mentioned a couple of times that it is beyond essential for every nootropic supplement to contain a choline source. Choline has its own brain-boosting benefits but when included in a stack, it can help the absorption of other ingredients and even prevent side effects. Allergy Research Group clearly understands this, which is why they’ve included Choline Bitartrate in their formula. But we’ll have you know that Choline Bitartrate is the cheapest and arguably the most low quality form of choline. There are much better options in the market such as CDP Choline or Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Ingredients score: 19/25
Experimenting with Alpha Brain
BrainStorm’s formula is sort of a 2-in-1 multi-vitamin and nootropic stack. For this reason, the product can increase blood flow to the brain and support overall wellbeing. You would receive a lot of nutrients by taking this product on a daily basis, and although the manufacturers have not stated that BrainStorm can replace your daily multi-vit, it seems like it potentially could.
Experimenting with BrainStorm score: 17/25
rainStorm’s formula is not at a level that we had hoped it would be. They’ve got their dosages wrong (i.e. there should be at least 500 mg of N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine in order for it to work, but they’ve only included 25 mg), and they’ve placed in a bunch of what seems to be filler ingredients (an overload of vitamins and minerals). If you like the idea of mixing your multi-vit and nootropic stack into 1 then perhaps BrainStorm is a great option for you. The product is sold for a very reasonable price as well ($28.32), so it shouldn’t take you too long to make the decision of whether or not to buy it.
Readers’ Report score: 18/25