Ingredients


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No nootropic is complete without the highest quality ingredients. Every single element of our blend has a purpose and a reason for being in our formulation. Backed by endless scientific research and decades of experience from veteran nootropic users, we’ve worked tirelessly to create the perfect solution for those who seek cognitive enhancement. The ingredients work together, not against each other, to create the ultimate mental experience.

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Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract


Overview

Whether you need an energy boost to get the day started, or an extra edge over your competition, BrainExcell will give you the focus and clarity that you have spent your entire life looking for.

The Gingko leafs primary nootropic benefit comes from the enhancement of sustained attention and memory:

In two separate tests, one that involved adding together successive pairs of single digit numbers (PASAT) and another where subjects memorized a series of patterns (Pattern Recognition Memory), the group that used the Gingko leaf made significantly more correct responses than the placebo group (4).

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Korean Panax Ginseng Extract


Overview

This Chinese medicinal herb is traditionally used as a general tonic for the mind and the body (2). The genus name “Panax” is derived from the Greek word that translates to “all-healing”, which reflects how it was used centuries ago as preventative medicine. Studies have shown that the herb has promising potential in preventing nerve cell damage within the brain (5), but recent research has also discovered that it presents great promise in cognitive enhancement.

“The Ginkgo/ginseng combination was found significantly to improve an Index of Memory Quality. This effect represented an average improvement of 7.5% and reflected improvements in a number of different aspects of memory, including working and long-term memory. This enhancement to memory was seen throughout the 12-week dosing period and also after a 2-week washout.”

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Bacopa Monnieri Extract


Overview

Also known as “Brahmi”, Bacopa Monnieri is a plant found throughout India that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to enhance memory and stimulate intellectual function (2). Having been used as nootropic for centuries, its effects are well-known amongst frequent users. These effects are the result of several active compounds within the plant that stimulate various parts of the brain associated with learning and memory (15).

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Ashwagandha Extract


Overview

Just like Bacopa Monnieri, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a widely used herb in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for its positive effects on the immune system [19]. Documented history also shows that this herb was used as a cure for impotence in males who were suffering from low sex drives.

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Citrus Aurantium Wholefruit


Overview

The Citrus aurantium extract is produced by Seville oranges and has been used for several years as a form of traditional medicine in Southeast Asia due its positive effects on overall health and its ability to safely stimulate brain activity (23). Commonly known as “bitter orange”, it has picked up notable interest in the fitness industry due to its fat-burning properties and is occasionally used as a weight loss aid. All of these effects are due to the primary active ingredient within Citrus aurantium known as ‘synephrine’.

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Caffeine Anhydrous


Overview

As one of the most widely used psychoactive drugs in the world, everyone has experienced the jolt-inducing effects of caffeine. If you have ever had tea, coffee or soda just once in your life, you know what the caffeine high feels like. It is present in virtually every single nootropic stack or formulation, yet few take the extra care needed to provide just the right amount of alertness. Too much caffeine leads to jitteriness and anxiety, while too little leads to a lack of noticeable cognitive improvement. Furthermore, other compounds within the formulation can act synergistically (boost the effect) or antagonistically (lower the effect) with caffeine.

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L-Theanine


Overview

L-theanine is a non-essential amino acid that is naturally found in the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant (35) used for green tea. For the past 2,000 years, people would drink green tea with the belief that it would calm your mind and aid with learning. When scientists extracted the chemical compounds from green tea and ran clinical studies to determine what was causing the feeling of relaxation, L-theanine was identified as the primary active ingredient.

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L-Tyrosine


Overview

L-tyrosine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body (39) and used as a building block to produce neurochemicals such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine (40-41). These chemicals are responsible for a variety of essential brain functions that include memory and deep thinking (39). It is a non-essential amino acid, and therefore it must be acquired through your diet since the human body cannot produce it.

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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)


Overview

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid that also serves as an important structural part of your brain, eyes and skin. It is often found in high quantities from certain kinds of seafood such as algae and krill, and fish oil supplements where it is paired up with eico-sapentaeonic acid (EPA). Both are omega-3 oils that have a very wide range of health benefits that include (but are not limited to) lowered inflammation and improving your eyesight (47).

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Phosphatidylserine


Overview

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a fat-soluble amino acid that is naturally found in brain cells, where it prevents damage and promotes communication between brain cells that regulate various cognitive functions (50-54). Most of the research to date regarding PS has been focused on elderly adults and adults with dementia, showing that supplementation with PS can help those groups of people improve their memory (55-56).

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Phosphtatidylcholine


Overview

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is an essential building block of every single cell membrane in your body. Low levels of PC have been linked to various brain problems (59-60), while consuming large amounts of phosphatidylcholine appears to improve memory (61). Although our bodies are capable of naturally synthesizing PC, it can also be obtained through one’s diet.

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Choline


Overview

Choline often comes in the form of choline bitartrate – choline + tartaric acid – because the tartaric acid makes choline more bioavailable (i.e. more of it is absorbed and used by your body). Choline is the building block for the production of acetylcholine, a brain chemical that is responsible for promoting the formation and storage of new memories (64-65). It is often used in combination with other nootropic chemicals to enhance positive effects while masking negative ones.

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L-Phenylalanine


Overview

L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that must be obtained through diet and supplementation as the body is unable to make it by itself. It is also an important structural component of various proteins within the human body. If you have been experiencing poor focus or trouble thinking clearly, there’s a good chance that you may not be getting enough L-phenylalanine through your diet (68).

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Black Pepper Extract


Overview

You might think that black pepper (Piper nigrum) is nothing more than seasoning that you use in your food for added flavour, but it’s actually been used in traditional medicine to treat various disorders (70). You might also be wondering why black pepper would be used as part of a nootropic supplement; the answer lies in a potent ingredient within black pepper known as piperine.

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Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)


Overview

B vitamins are essential for many processes within the body, including those responsible for improving brain health. Therefore, it is essential to take a supplement that contains a B-vitamin complex, because low levels of B vitamins can negatively impact cognition (72). Currently, many people – even in first world countries – consume less than the recommended amounts of these vitamins (73).

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is a water-soluble B vitamin that cannot be stored or produced by the body, making it critical for our diets to contain an adequate amount of this vitamin. It has numerous bodily functions, some of which include the production of red blood cells and converting food into energy.

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Niacin (Vitamin B3)


Overview

Niacin is involved in numerous processes in the body’s cells that include energy production, DNA repair, and cellular signaling (75). This occurs because niacin is converted into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which is then used for said processes. A lack of niacin leads to contracting the disease “Pellagara”, and symptoms include things such as inflamed skin that later bleeds or starts peeling, and dementia (76).

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Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) & Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)


Overview

Vitamin B12 is one of the B vitamins that needs to be supplied to the human body through a steady supply of proper nutrition. Unlike the other B vitamins, it is particularly concentrated in meats and other animal products. Vegetarians and the elderly commonly suffer from vitamin B12 deficiencies that leave them susceptible to anemia and cognitive complications (78).

Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate and is involved in a variety of processes that include DNA synthesis (79), acting as the building block for neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin (80), and the prevention of neural tube defects (81).

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Guarana Extract


Overview

This seed extract comes from the fruit of the Paullinia cupana tree that resides in the Amazonian region of South America. Natives in the region have used Guarana as a traditional stimulant (10) to feel more alert. The caffeine content within this botanical herb is almost twice as much as the caffeine within caffeine beans, so it is used rather sparingly.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

The ingredients in our natural nootropic brain booster pill were specifically chosen based on scientific research and clinical studies that demonstrates the ability of each ingredient to safely boost brain health. The combination of herbs, amino acids, minerals, and nutrients in BrainExcell support enhanced memory, increased focus, mental clarity, and optimal brain health.

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