Nootropics are essentially formulas designed to boost brain function and promote long-term brain health. However, ingredients used in nootropics tend to taste bad, so perhaps over 90% of them come encapsulated.
Well, the folks at Moonjuice want to make nootropics exciting to take and for that, they came out with Brain Dust. Exciting in what way? By treating nootropics like a smoothie.
Is Brain Dust as good as the smoothie recipes on their website? Read our Brain Dust review to find out.
1) Brain Dust at a Glance
- Brain Dust uses traditional adaptogens and nootropics
- They have Brain Dust recipes buyers can try on their website
- Brain Dust is Vegan, Gluten Free, Non GMO, and Caffeine Free
- The main claim is how Brain Dust promotes focus and calm
- The formula comes in a proprietary blend instead of transparent dosages for each ingredient
2) How Did Brain Dust Start?
The formula is manufactured by a company known as Moon Juice, a brand that enjoys a large amount of popularity among Hollywood elites.
The brand strives to offer access to a holistic lifestyle, offering a variety of health foods and drinks (bars, nuts, smoothies, powders, etc) as well as natural beauty products. The company is based in California.
The supplement comes in glass bottles to preserve its potency and effectiveness. The ingredients are organic and wild-crafted, according to the manufacturer.
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3) What Are Brain Dust Ingredients?
Brain Dust contains the following ingredients:
- Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom
- Organic Maca Root Extract
- Organic Astragalus Root Extract
- Rhodiola Root & Leaf Extract
- Organic Ashwagandha Root & Leaf Extract
- Ginkgo Leaf Extract
- Stevia Leaf Extract
The ingredients used in Brain Dust are all quality names in the nootropic industry, but as Moon Juice describes, they’re all meant to provide focus and calm as opposed to alertness and energy.
Among the ingredients, Rhodiola and Ashwagandha are two of the most popular adaptogens in the industry. You could not go far in any nootropics reviews list without seeing either of them, and with good reason.
Rhodiola and Ashwagandha are two of the best adaptogens based on several studies. These two have been proven to reduce stress levels, lower anxiety, and some even show benefits for neurological conditions.
Ginkgo Biloba works by improving blood flow to the brain and other peripheral areas, this is why it is particularly beneficial to the brain’s oxygenation.
Lion’s Mane or Hericium Erinaceu is a mushroom and one of the most reputable natural nootropics. It works by increasing Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) levels in the human brain, a hormone linked to increased neuronal growth rates and which may boost synaptic plasticity of the brain.
4) Does Brain Dust Work?
This is a 100% herbal mixture of ingredients, claimed to possess adaptogenic properties, meaning it has the ability to help the body adjust to stress, both mentally and physically.
While the dosages are hidden, we think Brain Dust does work, at least when it comes to the anti-stress benefits.
It doesn’t take much for rhodiola and ashwagandha to work their magic, and the entire blend is 3 grams.
Even if rhodiola and ashwagandha were near the bottom of the list (the topmost in nutrition facts have the most dosage), some studies see benefits with just 200 mg of each adaptogen.
We also think it’s good for long-term brain health, but we can’t say the same for the focus aspect.
Not to mention that the smoothies they recommend often include coffee, so the “energy and focus” benefits you’d expect from Brain Dust might as well have come from caffeine.
5) Brain Dust Health Benefits
- Contains proven adaptogens
- Organic ingredients
- Suitable for vegans
- Uses Stevia instead of refined sugar
- Can help with stress and anxiety
6) Brain Dust Warnings and Precautions
- It only has 15 servings, making it a bit on the expensive end
- The manufacturer does not mention the potency of the ingredients used
7) Where to Buy Brain Dust
Brain Dust is available at their webstore, Amazon, and other online supplement stores.
8) Brain Dust Price
- One Bottle (~15 servings): $38.00
- Subscription: $34.20
9) How to Use Brain Dust
Malty & bitter – pairs well with tea, coffee, chocolate & milk; or add to any smoothie. Blend 1 tsp per serving.
10) Final Thoughts on Brain Dust
Brain Dust is a nootropic supplement designed to assist people in times of stress, irrespective of its origin. The ingredients are organic, wild-crafted and it comes in glass jars give it a premium-feel.
The formula shows synergy and the doses hint at being somewhat decent despite being hidden behind a proprietary blend.
The only problem is, it’s just pricey for the 15-serving bottle it has. If you want the full 30-day supply, it’s pretty much requiring you to buy two. That would explain why they offer free US shipping for purchases over $50.00.
Overall, we like the concept of a smoothie nootropic, but we don’t see it as scoring high when it comes to value for money.
There are many nootropic capsules out there that deliver more brain benefits per serving for the same price or lower.