Brain Candy is not like most other brain supplements we have reviewed on brainreference.com. This formula is a bit of everything, trying to do two things at once. Produced by the UK manufacturer Biotest, this product claims to offer a boost of energy for the day, fat loss support, cognitive enhancements, and much more.
When it comes to brain supplementation, there are two major types of brain supplements: nootropics (that are more focused on providing cognitive support, such as better memory, better focus, etc) and stimulants (usually caffeine-based products). Brain Candy is a little bit of both; part brain enhancer and part caffeine shot.
Brain Candy contains the following ingredients: Brain Candy includes the following ingredients: Vitamin B6 40 mg, Vitamin B12 1 mg, Base Formulation 4500 mg (Acetyl L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, CDP Choline, DMAE, and L-Theanine), and Caffeine 300 mg.
Brain Candy is a brain/bodybuilding supplement claimed to support fat loss, improve memory, focus, and to support cognitive abilities. The product has an official website, but it’s not as informative as we would like it to be. Aside from some testimonials and Biotest’s claims to what Brain Candy does for you, the website doesn’t offer much else. Strangely enough, you can find a lot more useful information about the product by checking out some of their online retailers like T-Nation or Vitamin Shoppe.
But let’s focus on the actual formula and on what Brain Candy can actually deliver. The first thing you will notice here is the large amount of caffeine content. One single dose of Brain Candy contains 300 mg of caffeine, which is 7 times more caffeine than a cup of coffee and almost 4 times more caffeine than a can of Red Bull.
If you decide to try this supplement, we strongly recommend to reduce your caffeine intake throughout the day. Combining Brain Candy with additional caffeine intake may result in unwanted side effects.
Aside from the massive amount of caffeine, the formula also includes some high quality ingredients, and with its base formulation already amounting to a whopping 4500 mg, we’ll have to say that it is quite potent.
CDP Choline, for instance, is one of the highest-quality sources of choline available. Clinical studies showed that CDP Choline may aid in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is a very potent memory enhancer that also has positive long-term benefits for the brain. It promotes connectivity in the brain as well, creating new connections while also repairing damaged brain cells.
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- Potent focus and energy booster
- Complex formula that contains some high quality ingredients, including amino-acids
- Convenience for taking as a shot
- The official website is lacking any clear information and sources
- No free trial available
- Massive amount of caffeine content (300 mg)
- The formula doesn’t include any proven ingredients with beneficial effects on memory or mood
- Quite expensive at $72.00 for a month’s supply
- Brain Candy has been associated with some unwanted side effects related to the high intake of caffeine.
Overall, Brain Candy’s formula is very potent; perhaps too potent. While there are indeed some great ingredients included, with a high amounts of nootropics, the massive amount of caffeine may also be a hindrance.
Do we recommend it? Well, Brain Candy may be a good choice if you workout with regularity as it may give you that extra bit of energy you need. However, don’t overdo it and definitely don’t take more than the recommended dose.