Brain Fuel Plus
This formulation is advertised to include the largest number of active compounds as compared to any other dietary supplement. A total of 13 substances including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and plant extracts are listed. The most important benefits mentioned for Brain Fuel Plus are healthy cognitive function and memory, increased ability of the body to cope with stress, positive mood and mind, better sleep, mental clarity, increased ability to focus, powerful defense against free radical damage, and “many more benefits” that are not detailed.
The targeted category of individuals is not mentioned. It is not clear if the formula is indicated for children and in what doses.
Brain Fuel Plus Ingredients
Brain Fuel Plus contains the following ingredients: Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin B-6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12, Zinc, Phenylalanine, L-Glutamine, Grapeseed Extract, Sensoril, Ginseng Panax Red, Rhodiola Rosea Powder, Resveratrol, Astaxanthin, gelatin, Microcrystalline cellulose, and Magnesium stearate.
Brain Fuel Plus features a relatively high number of key ingredients.
One of them is Sensoril, advertised as a multi-targeted ingredient, effective in promoting relaxed mood, reducing symptoms associated to stress (anxiety, negative feelings, sleeping problems), and increasing mental clarity, focus and concentration. This compound is a patented and clinically researched extract of the Ashwagandha plant. The particularity of Sensoril consists in the extraction process which does not imply the use of any chemicals, preserving the purity and potency of the active constituents. It is claimed as a clinically proven effective ingredient in human trials. The studies seem to have confirmed its anti-stress effect due to its ability to reduce the levels of an important “stress-hormone” called Cortisol. High doses used for long periods of time are believed to cause unwanted side effects on the heart and the adrenal glands. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised not to use supplements that include this ingredient.
L-Glutamine is an amino-acid commonly used as an ingredient of dietary supplements and various medications. The substance is used to maintain a healthy immune and digestive systems, counter the certain side effects of chemotherapy, increase physical performance, and treat mood disorders (irritability, anxiety, insomnia, etc.). The use of Glutamine has been shown effective in clinical trials, but only for some of the health claims. Most of the uses are not approved or supported by solid scientific evidence. The substance is considered likely safe if taken in the recommended dosages (maximum 40 g per day for adults). However, there are some safety issues to be considered by pregnant and breastfeeding women, or individuals who suffer from certain conditions (mania, hepatic encephalopathy or seizures).
The suggested dose for Brain Fuel Plus varies from 3 to 6 capsules per day, depending on what the desired effects are. Brain fuel Plus’s reviews are mostly available on the official page and support the potency of this formula. However, this is not objective evidence that the formula is effective in any of the health claims mentioned by the producer.
- The formula includes a large number of researched active ingredients (popular substances of brain products)
- The manufacturer offers the possibility of joining a Compensation Plan (allowing consumers to gain additional incomes)
- The formula comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (available even if consumer uses the entire monthly supply)
- Substantial discounts from the basic price are offered for larger orders (3 or 6 bottles)
- The manufacturer does not indicate the potential side effects and drug interactions of this product
- The standard price for a month’s supply is high (considering additional costs)
- There is no free sample offered by the producer
- The supplement is not clinically researched even though it is claimed as the most powerful supplement of its type
Brain Fuel Plus is a product designed to promote mental clarity and support healthy cognitive function through a synergistic blend of researched ingredients. The formula’s official page describes it as the “most complete brain nutrition product on the planet,” but this statement is of course an exaggeration of an overzealous marketing campaign. Although the product does seem to include a high number of active ingredients, there is no evidence to support the quality of the raw materials or the compliance with the GMP regulation during the manufacturing process of the formula. In addition, there is no study to support the blend’s effectiveness (using these amounts of active substances) in alleviating symptoms of mood disorders or improving brain functioning (under any aspect). There is indeed a lot of research involving each of the key ingredients, individually, but the resulted benefits don’t automatically transfer to this entirely new formula. There are many other aspects to be considered, including those related to the safety of this formulation. These important aspects seem to be overlooked by the producer.
Our advice is to not use such a product without first consulting an informed healthcare professional who can explain all the potential risks associated with its use.