Brain Retain is a powdered formula-based supplement you can mix into your drinks. It’s distributed by Starr Walker Superceuticals, an Oklahoma company that’s been crafting a fine reputation since 1998. Their aim is to provide people with high quality natural supplements and to fill gaps in the supplement market.
Starr Walker has a large line of products full of premium pharmaceutical-grade natural ingredients. The company proudly states that they don’t use fillers, binders, or excipients. Their unique process begins with minerals that are at least 99% pure. They’re added to water which has been purified in a six-step process, then tested. The final product is sent to a laboratory for additional verification of quality and safety.
Brain Retain contains the following ingredients: N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, plant extracts, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, B-Complex vitamins, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Co-enzyme Q10
Starr Walker says Brain Retain represents more than 30 years of neuroscience research and was developed by a board-certified neurologist. It promises to support and enhance brain health, plus increase memory while providing antioxidant support to the brain. Because it’s a powder you can mix into drinks, like a shake, this may lead to getting better faster results.
Brain Retain comes in two versions, one for children and one for adults.
Each serving of Brain Retain contains 200 mg of Phosphatidylserine. It’s usually made from cabbage or soy, although it’s produced naturally in the human body and certain foods. Phosphatidylserine is important for improving mental function in people of all ages, since it maintains cellular function in the brain and rest of your body. Taking 300 mg or more in a single serving may lead to side effects like insomnia or upset stomach.
- Comes with well-documented research and directions for use, along with a detailed list of ingredients.
- Easier to ingest and more convenient than many pill-based supplements.
- Contains many proven ingredients in a formula that you can quickly stir into water for a pleasant-tasting mental boost.
- Not fat-free or sugar-free and contains 150 calories per serving. It also has relatively high sodium considering how small serving sizes are. (Depending on your needs, the calories can be an advantage, but generally isn’t something you want in a supplement.)
- Unusually expensive.
- Might not ‘kick in’ until you’ve had Brain Retain a few times.
Brain Retain is well-researched and the formula looks great. Starr Walker provides a long list of scientific references for any skeptics to sink their teeth into. They also recommend you ask a doctor about Brain Retain before using it, just in case you need extra verification of its efficacy.
Reviews and testimonials show that this is a good product. It works well, has results, tastes good, and is easy to drink. It’s likely equal to – or greater than – a lot of its competitors. However, it has a high price tag that will turn off a lot of people. The children’s formula is less expensive, but regardless of which one you choose, Brain Retain is still commonly regarded as slightly high-priced. In some cases you do get what you pay for, though.