Brain Health is a nootropic dietary supplement which aims to improve memory, focus, concentration, and general mental performance. It’s sold by Chicago company Vimerson Health, whose slogan appears to be “the natural advantage.” They claim ingredients and products are completely all-natural, without any genetic modification. They don’t use soy, preservatives, sugar, artificial flavors, or anything else that would detract from these claims. All capsules are vegan friendly.
Brain Health contains the following ingredients: Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Folate (as folic acid), Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin), Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Gaba, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Bacopa Monnieri Extract Leaf, Phosphatidylcholine Powder, DMAE Bitartrate, Eleuthero Extract root, Vinpocetine, Huperzine, Vegetable Cellulose (veggie capsule), Rice Flour, Silica.
Every serving contains vitamins B6, B9, B12, and E. Vitamins E and B9 are under the recommended daily value, while vitamins B6 and B12 exceed the recommended amount. There’s also ALA, GABA, and a special proprietary blend of herbs and other ingredients, developed by Vimerson specifically for Brain Health.
The standard dose of ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is in the range of 300 to 600 mg. It can be used to reduce nerve pain in diabetics, increase blood flow, and provide other antioxidant effects. There’s only 16 mg in Brain Health, so its benefits may be minor at best.
GABA (gamma Aminobutyric acid) regulates depressive and sedative aspects of brain tissue. When it’s added to supplements, it’s often for relaxation and stress relief. The depressive effects normally don’t appear unless you take a very large amount. In normal doses it doesn’t have a huge effect, because of how it’s absorbed into the body, and how your body regulates GABA levels. It can act with other compounds, although by itself it doesn’t alter your physiology in significant amounts. Brain Health features a mere 33 mg of GABA, well below most standard doses.
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- Three types of B vitamins, along with other ingredients, can enhance energy levels and more.
- The amounts of ALA and GABA aren’t really an advantage or a disadvantage. It’s always safer to have a smaller dose than what’s commonly used, but a low dose might also fail to be potent enough. What you need depends on a lot on your individual circumstances. If you have questions, it’s best to consult your doctor.
- Vimerson doesn’t list daily values for any ingredient, which can confuse anyone who hasn’t learned the proper dosages of everything. Some people don’t mind this, but others may shy away from companies who don’t provide expected information.
- The B vitamins come in strange amounts here. It could have less vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) and less vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin). 133 mcg more vitamin B9 (folate) would bring the B9 up to the recommended daily value of 400 mcg a day.
Reviewers report feeling a lot of improvements. Boosted metabolism, improved focus and energy, enhanced memory, and general clarity. A few people have said they’ve experienced side effects or no effects at all, but there aren’t many of them. Plus, they are covered by Vimerson’s money back guarantee. Most companies, if they do have a guarantee, it’s limited to 30 days. Vimerson Health doesn’t have a time limit, so they must be very confident in their product quality. Testimonials and reviews echo their claims, making this is a good product to consider when looking for quality nootropic supplements.