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Brain Support Review – 13 Things You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Summary | Ingredients | Health Benefits | Side Effects | Warnings | Cost | How To Take | Bottom Line

Brain Support is marketed as a powerful nootropic supplement for focus, clarity, recall, memory retention, healthy brain function, enhanced learning, and peak mental performance.


1) What is Brain Support?

Brain Support is a popular focus and memory supplement from a little-known manufacturer, 1 Body.

While the formula has its issues – it contains Huperzine A, the need for cycling due to the inclusion of so many herbal extracts, and the use of centrophenoxine instead of a better cholinergic – the product still looks like a decent cognitive booster.

2) The Company Behind Brain Support

Brain Support is produced by 1 Body LLC, a small manufacturer known for selling several popular dietary supplements[1]. These include Adrenal Support, Joint Support, Liver Support, Biotin, DIM Complex, and Brain Support (the company’s best-selling product).

How to contact 1 Body company:

  • Website: 1body.com
  • Email: help@1bodybrand.com
  • Phone: 1-844-208-4908

3) Brain Support Ingredients

Brain Support includes the following active ingredients:

  • Vitamin B12 100 mcg
  • Vitamin B6 2.5 mg
  • Lion’s Mane extract (root) 500 mg
  • Alpha-GPC (L-alpha-glycerlphosphorylcholine) 600 mg
  • Bacopa Monnieri (whole plant extract) 200 mg
  • Centrophenoxine 300 mg
  • Sharp-PS Phosphatidylserine (from sunflower seed) 100 mg
  • Tyrosine (as N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine) 175 mg
  • Huperzine A 250 mcg
  • Suntheanine L-Theanine 100 mg
  • Ginkgo Biloba extract (leaf) 100 mg
  • Taurine 25 mg
  • Rhodiola Rosea extract (root) 50 mg

Other inactive ingredients include vegetable capsule (hypromellose and purified water).

4) Does Brain Support Work?

When it comes to improving learning and memory, scientific data suggests that Alpha-GPC may be quite beneficial. That’s because Alpha-GPC works to deliver choline to the brain, stimulating an important neurotransmitter that promotes cognitive health.[2][3].

Extensive scientific research[4] analyzed the potential benefits of Alpha-GPC in 4,000 elderly diagnosed with a cognitive decline disease (i.e., Parkinson’s, dementia, or Alzheimer’s) in over 25 clinical trials.

The research discovered that Alpha-GPC’s could protect the brain and prevent cognitive decline independent of the cause. It also improved attention and memory better than choline or lecithin, without notable side effects.

CDP-Choline and Alpha-GPC tend to contain more choline per unit weight, which is another plus if you are in the market for a supplement to increase your daily choline intake.

However, most people can get sufficient Alpha-GPC from a balanced diet alone. While most natural sources contain only trace amounts of Alpha-GPC, your body can produce more from choline.

Several examples of choline-rich foods include[5][6]:

  • Beef liver
  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Fish (salmon)
  • Whole grains
  • Pork
  • Shrimp
  • Soybean
  • Navy beans
  • Low-fat milk
  • Broccoli
  • Green Peas

Huperzine A is a substance extracted from a plant called Chinese club moss (Huperzia serrata).

Sold as a dietary supplement, Huperzine A is generally viewed as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease[7][8].

In alternative medicine, Huperzine A has been found to act as a cholinesterase inhibitor, a type of medicine used to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine (a chemical essential to learning and memory)

Moreover, Huperzine A is sometimes used to boost alertness, boost energy, fight depression, and help treat myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that affects the muscles[9].

Another core ingredient in Brain Support is ** Lion’s Mane** (Hericium erinaceus), a medicinal mushroom utilized for hundreds of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine and widely available in supplement form.

The brain’s ability to grow and form new connections generally diminishes with age, which may explain why some cognitive functions get worse in older adults[10].

Data collected from a number of test-tube studies, animal-based research, and small clinical trials[11][12] indicate that Lion’s Mane may offer multiple health benefits, including support for cognitive health.

Available research suggests that Lion’s Mane may improve stress, anxiety, and depression.

For instance, a small 2010 Biomedical Research study[13] analyzed Lion’s Mane’s potential benefits in alleviating depression and anxiety in menopausal women.

Thirty menopausal women were selected for the study. One group received cookies containing Lion’s mane, while the other group was given a placebo.

After reading the data obtained during the study, researchers noticed that the group that received Lion’s mane was less irritable and anxious and had less difficulty concentrating than the group that received the placebo.

Health Benefits

5) Brain Support Health Benefits

Brain Support claimed benefits include:

  • Improves memory and recall;
  • Enhanced mental acuity;
  • Improves focus and attention;
  • Caffeine-free;
  • Improves communication skills and enhances learning & access to memories;
  • Supports healthy serotonin and dopamine levels;
  • Non-GMO and vegetarian;
  • Free of dairy, gluten, soy, egg, fish, tree nuts, and artificial colors & flavors;
  • Made in the United States.
Side Effects

6) Brain Support Side Effects

Brain Support side effects[14][15][16][17] may include:

  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Irritability
  • Cramping
  • Insomnia
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension
  • Loss of appetite
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Muscle, joint, or back pain
  • Weakness
  • High blood pressure
  • Diarrhea

Furthermore, Brain Support contains Rhodiola Rosea, Huperzine A, and Ginkgo Biloba. The available research suggests that certain herbs are more likely to cause adverse effects and negative interactions with specific medications when continuously taken for more than 30 days.

Therefore, we recommend cycling the supplement regularly, taking one week off every three weeks as a minimum. Longer breaks are advised after repeated cycles.


7) Brain Support Product Warnings

Some prescription medications that may interact[18][19][20] with Brain Support include:

  • Anticholinergic drugs, such as Atropine or Scopolamine
  • Medications for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Medications for glaucoma
  • Medications that slow blood clottings, such as Plavix, Anaprox, or Coumadin
  • Medications for diabetes, such as Avandia, Glynase, or Amaryl
  • Anticonvulsants, such as Phenobarbital, Neurontin, Dilantin, or Mysoline

8) Any Brain Support Lawsuits?

Brain Support is available for purchase through 1 Body’s official store or other retailers like CVS, eBay, Walmart, Amazon, and VitaminShoppe.

Where to Buy?

9) Where to Buy Brain Support?

Brain Support is available for purchase through 1 Body’s official store or other retailers like CVS, eBay, Walmart, Amazon, and VitaminShoppe.


10) How Much Does Brain Support Cost?

Brain Support price may differ from one retailer to another. Ordering from 1 Body’s official store comes with some additional discounts and benefits.

  • 1 bottle costs $33.00 (list price)
  • A 3-bottles pack costs $87.00 (12% discount)
  • A 6-bottles pack costs $156.00 (21% discount)

You can also take advantage of their “Subscribe and Save” autoship program available exclusively through 1 Body’s website. The “Subscribe and Save” offers an extra 35% off on all three packages from above, plus free shipping.

How To Take

11) How to Take Brain Support

The daily recommended dose is three (3) capsules, preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.

12) What Users Are Saying

"I'm not entirely sure how much of an effect this has had because I've taken it sporadically. I think it's better than nothing, but I'm not sure whether it's better than similar products." [Read full review]

---Amazon Customer

"I am still trying to decide what I like and dislike about this product. My blood pressure goes up, which is not good. It feels somewhat helpful, and that's appreciated. Anything that takes the edge off the foggy feeling." [Read full review]

---K. Rae

"I order this for my husband. I feel like I see a slight improvement in his memory, and it does seem better than mine as I have not been taking it. I will continue to order and see if we see continued improvements, and I will probably start taking it too." [Read full review]

---Holly S.

Bottom Line

13) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

Brain Support is one of the many nootropics for focus, clarity, recall, memory retention, healthy brain function, enhanced learning, and peak mental performance.

However, this is a hit-and-miss supplement. While the formula includes several excellent ingredients with proven benefits for cognitive health (like Alpha-GPC, L-Theanine, and Phosphatidylserine), it also contains ingredients like Huperzine A that haven’t been extensively researched and proven to work.

Overall, Brain Support may be a good choice for those looking for a natural nootropic at an affordable price.

5/5 - (1 vote)

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