Sometimes you don't want a fancy premium nootropic, and you just want to supplement your diet with some brain boosting compounds. Enter BrainBooster by NeuroEnhance, a brain supplement designed to give you a little something extra and focused around a particular ingredient that's somewhat popular in the nootropics world.
Here are some of the ingredients that are in BrainBooster.
Ginkgo Biloba – BrainBooster's main ingredient is Ginkgo Biloba in a pretty potent 24% extract. Ginkgo Biloba has been used for a long time for a wide range of health benefits, but it's become popular for its possible benefits to cognitive function. The downside is that Ginkgo Biloba isn't recommended if you have bleeding issues, like due to its effects that increase blood flow. And many of the supposed benefits of this compound haven't been conclusively proven by clinical studies. Some uses may think they feel effects; others feel nothing.
Bacopa Monnieri (20% Bacosides) – BrainBooster does contain one of the most powerful nootropics in existence, Bacopa Monnieri, but the problem is that the bottle doesn't say how much. This important ingredient is under a “Proprietary Formula” label which hides the dosages of the ingredients. The total amount of hidden ingredients comes up to 727mg per serving. Bacopa Monnieri should account for 300mg daily to achieve sufficient potency, but there's really no way to tell if BrainBooster actually contains the proper dosage.
Phosphatidylserine Complex – Phosphatidylserine is a compound that is linked to all kinds of cognitive benefits. It'll increase brain health by helping renew your brain cells, and it has been linked to improved symptoms related to degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer's. The problem, again, is that you don't really know what you're getting here in terms of dosage amount, so it's impossible to compare the effectiveness of BrainBooster to verified scientific reports.
St. John's Wart – BrainBooster also contains St. John's Wart, a plant used for an extensive amount of homeopathic remedies. Some people think it may also have cognitive enhancing benefits. Again, even if this is true for some users of St. John's Wart, you can't really know what you're getting in this product.
So does BrainBooster actually work? Or is it just a scam product?
Like we've said, since the company hides their ingredients behind a “Proprietary Formula” label, it's more difficult to review this product from an objective scientific standpoint. We can only discuss the subjective benefits that users may experience.
Well, here's the good news.
As a brain supplement, this product does seem to have some cognitive benefits. If you're sensitive to the more powerful nootropic supplements like NOOESIS Opus that are designed to really supercharge your brain over time, you might appreciate the more subdued effects of BrainBooster.
If BrainBooster does anything at all, you might feel a bit more “alert”. In our review period, we didn't really notice the memory enhancing effects like with NOOESIS Opus, but BrainBooster did give a sense of feeling a bit of extra alertness.
We think the main problem with BrainBooster is that the dosages of the key ingredients aren't as effective as they could be. We don't typically recommend Ginkgo Biloba supplements as we generally don't make us feel much, and it really seems like BrainBooster probably doesn't contain enough of the good stuff to be as effective as we'd like.
If you're new to nootropics or if you're very sensitive to more advanced nootropic formulas, you could still try BrainBooster and see if you like it.
BrainBooster Vs Other Nootropics
To really understand the difference between BrainBooster and a super nootropic like Opus, just examine the ingredients labels of both products for yourself. Opus has clinically effective dosages of the most advanced nootropic compounds. BrainBooster has unknown dosages of some good nootropics and some lesser ingredients.
There's a reason why products in the $20 range don't stack up to products costing more. The good thing about BrainBooster though is that it shouldn't be harmful as long as you're not going to have surgery. But it may have more placebo like benefits than a more science-backed formula like NOESIS Opus that reveals their ingredients and the proof of effectiveness with full transparency.
BrainBooster Review Verdict:
NeuroEnhance BrainBooster is a solid brain supplement for novice nootropic users who want to take something cheap and affordable that might make them feel some positive effects. We think some users may notice some feelings of increased alertness, but since most of the key ingredients are hidden behind a “Proprietary Formula”, we suspect that this product doesn't include enough of the important compounds that could make it more effective.