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Brain Elevate Review – Is it Effective?

By Robert Rivera

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

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Nutrition Info | Health Benefits | Side Effects | Precautions | Cost | Where to Buy? | Directions | Final Thoughts

Brain Elevate is marketed as a powerful nootropic supplement – a type of supplement purported to improve cognitive function.

The formula contains RoseOx, Choline, L-Glutamine, Gotu Kola, and Ginkgo Biloba as core ingredients, and it’s intended to enhance focus & attention, support memory, reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and promote overall brain health.

Can NOW Brain Elevate improve brain health and brain function? Read our Brain Elevate review to find out.


1) Brain Elevate at a Glance

  • Transparent formulation
  • Mild dosage per ingredient
  • Contains soy
  • Premium price tag

2) The Company Behind Brain Elevate

NOW Foods is a cutting-edge company that produces high-quality, healthy food and nutritional supplements at reasonable costs. The firm has over 500 staff in Nevada and 1,200 worldwide.

A modern warehouse with softgel, capsule, tablet, and powder manufacturing lines complements the company’s state-of-the-art analytical laboratories, which allow for fast and thorough testing of both incoming ingredients and completed products. [1]

Some NOW Foods’ best-selling supplements include D-Mannose 500 mg, Vitamin D3 5000 IU, NAC 600 mg, Relora, GABA 500 mg + B6, and Psyllium Husk Powder.

How to contact NOW Foods company:

  • Contact form: https://www.nowfoods.com/about-now/contact-us
  • Address: 244 Knollwood Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
  • Phone: 888-669-3663
Nutrition Info

3) Ingredients of Brain Elevate

Brain Elevate includes these active ingredients:

  • Choline (from Choline Bitartrate) 50 mg
  • Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract 60 mg
  • RoseOx (Rosmarinus officinalis) 25 mg
  • Phosphatidylserine 15 mg
  • Huperzine complex (Huperzia Serrata) (moss) 25 mcg
  • L-Glutamine 125 mg
  • Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) 125 mg

Other inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.

Choline is used by our brain to “run” neurological processes involved in memory, focus, and cognitive function, ginkgo Biloba is a popular memory booster alongside phosphatidylserine ande RoseOx (rosemary), and huperzine is known to improve focus and mental clarity.

Glutamine is an important amino acid for proper brain function and Gotu Kola is a caffeine alternative known for its slow release, sustainable effect, and no jitters.

Some of the other key ingredients in Brain Elevate can also be found in other powerful nootropics. Read our Mind Lab Pro review if you’re interested.

4) Does Brain Elevate Work?

There’s no shortage of premium ingredients in the formula. Well, except for choline bitartrate because it’s the cheapest choline form ever and the least biovailable.

Most ingredients are high quality, branded, and standardized. However, they forgot to match ingredient quality with dosage.

For starters, choline bitartrate has problems bypassing the blood-brain barrier, so it needs upwards of 250-500 mg for a working dose. The rest of the ingredients didn’t fare that well either, with only Gotu Kola barely given a proper working dose.

To be fair, the serving size does indicate 1 capsule. Simply doubling your dose should sort of improve the formula, but even then, it’s still a mildly-dosed nootropic.

Health Benefits

5) Brain Elevate Health Benefits

Brain Elevate claimed benefits include:

  • Supports proper cognitive function;
  • Rich in free radical scavagers and neuronal nutrients;
  • Brain and attention support;
  • Contains clinically tested ingredients;
  • Supports healthy cerebral functions.
Side Effects

6) Brain Elevate Side Effects

Brain Elevate adverse effects[10][11][12] may include:

  • Muscle, joint, or back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rashes
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Increased blood pressure

7) Precautions of Brain Elevate Use

Brain Elevate contains soy due to the presence of soy-derived phosphatidylserine. If you’re sensitive to soy-based foods, cease intake.

Where to Buy?

8) Where to Buy Brain Elevate

You can purchase NOW Foods supplements locally at supermarkets, health food establishments, grocery stores, or local drug stores close to you.

You can also order NOW Foods Brain Elevate online by visiting the official NOW Foods website or retailers like GNC, Amazon, eBay, and Walmart.


9) How Much Does Brain Elevate Cost?

NOW Foods Brain Elevate is an affordable nootropic supplement. One bottle (120 capsules / 120 servings) is priced at $21.45.


10) Directions For Taking Brain Elevate

As a dietary supplement, take one veggie capsule 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed dosage without the advice of a physician.

11) What Users Are Saying

"I notice an increase in mental clarity. I think it helps with my memory and recall. I see that I am not searching for words like I was at times previously. I will continue to take this supplement." [Read full review]

---Amazon Customer

"It really seems to work. Noticeably better focus and cognitive processing. Now part of daily vitamin and herb routine. Definitely recommend." [Read full review]


"It has many things that are supposed to be good for helping improve/maintain mental capacities. I don't notice a lot of difference, but I take it anyway. It seems like a good deal." [Read full review]


Final Thoughts

12) Final Thoughts on Brain Elevate

Brain Elevate is a mildly-dosed nootropic packed with high quality ingredients known to improve memory, focus, and overall learning.

The formula is great, but the doses aren’t, making Brain Elevate among some of the mediocre, if not weak, nootropics in the market.

For the price, we think there are far superior nootropics out there.

4/5 - (3 votes)

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Bill M.

I take Brain Elevate daily and I haven’t felt to have a strong effect on my cognitive abilities. It is true that it has a weak effect but it isn’t the result I wanted. My dosage is 2 capsules per day but I’m thinking to raise the dosage to see if there will be any improvement.


I have memory problems with where I put my stuff. I use it for some time and it has great benefits.

Norma Madeo

Thank you Brain Elevate…. I am currently on my third bottle of Brain Elevate (by NOW) and can honestly state that I feel the “cloud” in my mind disappearing. I now remember what I went into a room for! Plus, my overall cognitive thinking process has improved tremendously!!