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Blast Brain Food Review – 8 Facts to Consider

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Ingredients | Claims | Precautions | Cost | Directions | Does it Work

Blast Brain Food is a drink mix with vitamins and minerals, along with other useful nutrients for your brain. It’s a formula developed by Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw, authors and alleged experts in nutrition and brain biochemistry, for Nevada company Life Enhancement. As the company has been around since the 1980s, they’ve consistently delivered on a number of quality products. Many of their customers are long term users who began purchasing products from Life Enhancement a decade ago or more.


1) Blast Brain Food at a Glance

Blast contains vitamins A, B, C, E in various forms. It includes zinc, copper, chromium, and 8 other ingredients to set this supplement apart from others. A few you’ll easily recognize, like taurine and caffeine – both essential additions to energy drinks in greater amounts – along with an extract from tea leaves. Fructose is simply a fruit based sugar and is better than many sweeteners because of its positive interactions with diabetics compared to other sugars. It’s added for flavor, like citric acid. Fumaric acid is produced naturally by the human skin when under sunlight and is found in mushrooms, lichen, and moss. It doesn’t have a lot of known benefits aside from improving taste in some products.


2) Blast Brain Food Ingredients

Blast Brain Food contains the following ingredients: Vitamin A (as beta-carotene), Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), Vitamin E (dL-alpha tocopheryl acetate), Thiamin (vitamin B1 as thiamine hydrochloride), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin B3 as niacinamide ascorbate), Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine), Folate (as folic acid), Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin), Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5 as calcium pantothenate), Zinc (as zinc gluconate), Copper (as copper gluconate), Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate), Fructose, Phenylalanine, Red tea (Camelia sinensis) leaf extract, Taurine, Glycine, Caffeine, silicon dioxide, malic acid, natural lemon flavor, citric acid, fumaric acid

3) Does Blast Brain Food Work?

Most of the ingredients are vitamins and minerals we see all the time in many supplement products. It does contain fructose and phenylalanine, which some people aren’t overly fond of, but it adds to the taste. There’s the unusual addition of 250 mg red tea leaf extract from Camelia sinensis. It’s unusual to be seen in supplements, but has a long history. History marks it as the first tea plant to be discovered and used to make tea over three thousand years ago in China. It’s a type of plant which can be used to make a lot of different teas, and its benefits have been known for many years. Tea leaves have almost always been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a number of ailments.

Each serving also has 200 mg taurine and 80 mg of caffeine, both popular ingredients often found in energy drinks, although the amounts are considerable less here. A typical cup of coffee contains almost 100 mg of caffeine. Taurine has been scrutinized in a number of medical studies and may improve function in your heart and liver. It’s regarded as important for your cardiovascular system, muscles, eyes, and central nervous system. Many patients can take 2000 mg a day or more to see results, and healthy people will likely need a lot less. It’s found in foods like fish, as a conditional amino acid. This means your body manufactures taurine on its own, so you generally don’t need supplements with a lot of it.


4) Blast Brain Food Claims

  • Good formula consisting of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The evidence points to Blast being an effective method of getting your daily nutrients, perhaps even more so than tablet or capsule based supplements. Amino acids like taurine and phenylalanine are the most effective for helping supplement ingredients cross the blood-brain barrier, and deliver nutrients to where they need to go.


5) Precautions of Blast Brain Food Use

  • Some people don’t particularly care for the taste, but it’s easy to mix Blast with a lot of different juices, which may improve the taste. People do agree that it tastes better than other popular caffeinated beverages, especially energy drinks.


6) Blast Brain Food Cost

Each serving is 13.4 g and there are 44 servings per container. Technically 43.955 servings, but who’s counting? The directions say to take 1 to 4 servings a day and consume as desired. With this in mind, your price will vary wildly compared to other people, depending on your personal preferences. For some people this will last over a month, and in that case Blast Brain Food is an excellent price. Other people will finish the jar within two weeks, making the price somewhat undesirable. Do note that most retailers sell this product for far less than MSRP and you can find volume discounts.


7) Directions For Taking Blast Brain Food

The one ingredient most people won’t immediately recognize is Glycine, an amino acid and neurotransmitter. It’s not considered an essential amino acid because of how the human body can produce glycine on its own. It’s present in foods as well, generally protein rich ones like fish, dairy, and legumes. Despite its potential benefits, and variety of uses, it’s not too well studied. This may be because many people don’t need additional glycine in their daily diets. Still, it can reduce fatigue while increasing sleep quality and improving cognition.

Does it Work

8) Bottom Line – Does It Really Work?

Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw’s Blast Brain Food is a successful product with many repeat customers. There are a lot of different ways you can add it to your drinks, and seems to greatly improve cognitive function. It’s a way to get many vitamins while boosting your energy levels and decreasing grogginess. If your mind feels fuzzy or foggy in the morning, adding some Blast Brain Food to your cold water or juice is a great way to fix that issue. Reviews and other evidence points to this being a good product which can suit a variety of people and their needs.

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