We have all been there, we need to study for an important exam, or prepare an important presentation for work, yet we cannot focus on the job at hand. Our attention keeps wandering, our brain feels ‘fuzzy’. As a result the job takes us twice as long as it should and the results are mediocre. If only we could control our minds and focus on the job that needs to be done!

If the situation sounds familiar to you then Alpha Brain Instant might well be exactly the solution you’ve been looking for! This innovative formulation from Onnit labs is a mixture of nutrients and nootropic herbal extracts that has been shown to be effective at improving concentration in two independent placebo controlled clinical trials. And Alpha Brain now comes as an ‘instant’ powder. Rather than wait for capsules to dissolve in your stomach, just down a delicious drink and get the effects almost instantly. Whether studying, working or playing, razor-sharp focus will now be yours whenever you need it.

Alpha Brain has been clinically shown to increase concentration and mental clarity, and to improve memory and brain processing speed. This is clearly the result of its excellent list of top-quality ingredients, present in active concentrations. This is in stark contrast to many other nootropics from less reputable manufacturers, who try to impress you with a list of excellent ingredients, but if you read the small print closely you will see that they are present in such tiny amounts that they cannot possibly have an effect. The cognitive enhancement is achieved through increasing the level of neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine, as well as improving blood flow to the brain.

What is significant is that Alpha Brain achieves its effects without using stimulants, not even caffeine, which is very good news for the many health conscious people who try to avoid them.

Among other top-quality ingredients Alpha Brain Instant contains the Onnit Focus BlendTM. This combination of alpha-GPC, Bacopa Monnieri and Huperzia Serrata is responsible for Alpha Brain’s clinically demonstrated effect on improving concentration and focus. The three ingredients work synergistically to elevate the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Alpha-GPC is a choline derivative, which is highly bioavailable and able to cross the blood-brain barrier. Alpha-GPC is very effective at stimulation acetylcholine production by the enzyme acetycholine transferase. The herb Huperzia serrate, on the other hand, has a different mechanism of action, it contains the alkaloid Huperzine A, a potent inhibitor of acetyl cholinesterase, the enzyme found in synapses that breaks down the neurotransmitter. Huperzine extract inhibits acetylcholine breakdown, leading to optimum levels of the neurotransmitter,and enhances your mind’s ability to concentrate. Finally Bacopa Monnieri works by both stimulating acetylcholine synthesis and by inhibiting its breakdown. Bacopa also enhances blood flow to the brain. This adds to the action of another nootropic found in Alpha Brain Instant, Vinpocetine, which also acts to improve cerebral blood flow. This ensures that oxygen and essential nutrients reach the grey matter cells at optimal levels.

Alpha Brain Instant also includes the famous Onnit Flow Blend. This mixture of L-tyrosine and L-theanine, two amino acids that enhance the production of dopamine and serotonin. L-theanine is particularly important, this is the amino acid found in green tea, and is able to produce a state of calm wakefulness and alertness. It means that you can freely concentrate on the task at hand without being distracted by tiredness, but also without the restlessness and jitters that you can get from stimulants like caffeine.

Since the health benefits of green tea have been of great interest to scientist the effects of L-theanine on the brain have been widely studied. In electroencephalogram tests it was shown to induce alpha-waves in awake volunteers. This is a state of the mind associated with calm alertness. Exactly the state of mind you need when needing to concentrate on an important mental task, calm without being sleepy, and alertness without nervousness or jitters.

The combination of earth-grown herbal extracts, amino acids and vitamin B6 is not just effective in theory. Alpha Brain has been subjected to strict scientific testing in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving 80 healthy volunteers aged 18-35. The volunteers took a battery of mental performance tests before starting the trial, then spent six weeks taking Alpha Brain or placebo. At the end of the study period the tests were performed. The group taking Alpha Brain showed significant improvement on measures of mental performance, memory tests and executive function compared to the placebo group. Since neither the volunteers nor the scientists knew who was taking the real nootropic, and who was taking a placebo (the study was double-blind), you can be certain that the results were not influenced by preconceptions or the placebo effect in any way.

Alpha Brain is quite deservedly the most popular nootropic on the market. Now with Alpha Brain Instant you have the same winning formula in a very fast-acting form, for razor sharp focus whenever you need to be at your sharpest mentally. The combination of Alpha-Brain’s acetylcholine enhancing proprietary Onnit Focus Blend, and the Onnit Flow Blend will ensure that you are able to concentrate on the task at hand without any distractions. The Bacopa Monnieri and Huperzia Serrata extracts in the first blend function to elevate the levels of the all-important acetylcholine neurotransmitter for enhanced mental function. On the other hand L-theanine from green trea in the Flow Blend produces a state of calm wakefulness and alertness. The full effect is potentiated by vitamin B6, necessary for the production of numerous brain chemicals, and for the efficient production of energy. These products work synergistically together to produce total focus and enhanced cognitive function unleashing your full mental potential.

Further reading:

Clinical trial showing Alpha Brain significantly enhances executive brain function in a group of healthy volunteers after six weeks:


L-theanine’s effects on mental state: