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Brain Stack Review – 8 Essential Things to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Overview | Formula | Claims | Cautions | Price | How To Use | Bottom Line

Brain Stack is advertised as an effective solution for those who want to improve their information and storing of memory, mental cognition, focus, and mental alertness. This supplement is manufactured by Maven Lab.

According to the official website, Brain Stack can enhance the brain functions of the person using it and is claimed to do that by using several components and ingredients proven to deliver the promised results; a healthy and well functioning brain. The official website also provides some information regarding ingredients, including some references to clinical studies that, according to the company, can prove the effectiveness of their product.

It is also worth mentioning that Brain Stack has passed all FDA regulations and according to Maven Lab it is safe to use without any reported short-term or long-term side effects.


1) Quick Overview

A quick look over Brain Stack’s formula and you will notice some ingredients with proven background in brain supplementation. Ranging from B-vitamins to amino-acids and herbal extracts, Brain Stack seems to include some very popular ingredients.

The advantage of this brain supplement is that it is so well balanced, giving the user a lot of Cholinergic activity combined with Dopamine boosters, focus enhancers and neuroprotective supplements.

Excepting the more common ingredients, Brain Stack also includes some unique ingredients, like Hericium Erinaceus extract. Brain Stack claims to be the first brain supplement to ever use this herbal extract. Hericium Erinaceus mushroom has been shown to improve nerver health, increase levels of Nerve Growth Factor and promote the development of new neurons and synapses.

Another ingredient that is less popular in brain supplementation, but is available in this formula is Pterostilbene, a natural neuroprotective compound that may have anti-aging benefits for the brain and be able to reverse some signs of cognitive decline.


2) What Are Brain Stack Ingredients?

Brain Stack contains the following ingredients: Vitamin B-6 (15 mg), Vitamin B-12 (100 mcg), GPC Choline (175 mg), Huperzine A (150 mcg), Caffeine Anhydrous USP (60 mg), L-Theanine (120 mg), Bacopa (20% Bacosides) (200 mg), Mucuna Pruriens (40% L-Dopa) (200 mg), Pterostilbene (50 mg), GABA (200 mg), Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL (300 mg), Hericium Erinaceus (Powder) (300 mg).

3) Is Brain Stack Right for You?

The ingredients in Brain Stack also speak for themselves to some degree. While many brain supplements and focus boosters out there are nothing more than choline plus some random ingredients added to the formula just to make it look more impressive, BrainS tack has a pretty robust formulation. The hallmark of this brain supplement is that it is so well balanced, giving you a lot of Cholinergic activity combined with Dopamine boosters, focus enhancers and neuroprotective supplements.

Brain Stack contains Alpha GPC as one of its core ingredients. Alpha GPC is the choline source of choice for many brain supplement consumers, having the best bioavailability and conversion into the acetylcholine neurotransmitter. This brain chemical is involved in memory, focus, reasoning, attention and information processing. It also keeps your brain cells healthy and signaling properly.

Huperzine A is a natural memory-enhancing alkaloid that is used in Brain Stack to complement Alpha GPC and help it increase acetylcholine levels. By preventing its degradation at the hands of acetylcholinesterase, Huperzine is known to improve memory and cognition.

Mucuna Pruriens herbal extract contains 40% L-Dopa. In fact, this plant is one of the most popular sources of L-Dopa in brain supplementation. L-Dopa is common in many brain supplements because it turns into the pleasure neurotransmitter Dopamine. In addition to boosting your mood, Dopamine is involved in focus, motivation and impulse control.


4) Brain Stack Claims

  • Massive number of positive reviews and testimonials available online.
  • 60 day money back guarantee on your first purchase.
  • The formula contains several of the best regarded nootropics there are.


5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Brain Stack

  • Brain Stack is quite expensive compared to other similar supplements.
  • A bottle is only meant to be a 2 week supply.
  • Brain Stack is not recommended for those who can’t consume caffeine.


6) Brain Stack Price

Brain Stack can be purchased directly from its official website and costs about $50.00 for a 2 week supply. You’ll save some money on the per bottle price by buying a month’s supply which will cost you $90.00

The company also gives you the possibility to purchase a 3 month supply at once, your per bottle price decreasing to $39.00.

How To Use

7) How to Use Brain Stack

Brain Stack’s formula also contains some amounts of caffeine. Caffeine is, probably, the most widely used psychoactive stimulant, and it makes sense to find it included in the Brain Stack capsule. Many brain supplements, nootropics, or stimulants are using caffeine due to its property to boost alertness. While caffeine on its own can produce anxiety and restlessness, including it here with L-Theanine and other anxiolytics ensures you get the benefits of the energy without the negative side effects.

Bottom Line

8) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

With so many positive reviews and testimonials online, it is hard to believe that Brain Stack won’t deliver. Can it raise up to what the manufacturer claims it can do? Maybe, maybe not. But one thing is certain: Brain Stack does have what it needs to succeed on this market. Combining some core ingredients for brain supplementation and some new compounds, Brain Stack does look like a solid brain supplement.

The high price may be a problem for many potential users. At almost $90.00 per month, you can most likely buy 2 different high rated brains supplements and expect very similar results.

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