Do you wish you could reach your full mental potential and enhance your memory skills? Are you a student needing to learn a lot of facts for exams? Are you sometimes embarrassed by forgetting names or facts and wish you could improve your memory. XBrain’s Alpha Brain Instant is just the nootropic that you’ve been searching for. Manufactured by Onnit and subjected to rigorous clinical testing by the Boston Centre for Memory, this combination of vitamins, amino acids and ayurvedic botanicals has been shown in placebo-controlled trials to improve memory in healthy volunteers.

Alpha Brain Instant is a combination of the extracts of four botanicals, long prized by indigenous peoples for their medicinal properties, Huperzia, Bacopa Mannieri, Cat’s Claw and Oat Herb. These earth-grown nutrients are combined with other proven enhancers of cognitive function such as alpha-GPC. Alpha Brain Instant functions by enhancing levels of neurotransmitters that play a crucial role in the learning process, as well as providing a general ‘brain tonic’, with its neuroprotective and anti-oxidant functions.

Now all of these benefits are delivered to you in the form of a rapidly absorbed drink. This takes out all the guesswork of what is the best time to take the supplement to prepare for a period when you need your learning capacity to be at its peak. Simply drink the delicious supplement and experience its effects almost instantly!

How Does Alpha Brain Instant Work?

The workings of our brains are still a major mystery to neuroscientists, but we do know some things. New memories are formed by the connections between neurons in specific regions of our brains known as the cortex and the hippocampus. The functioning of neurones is controlled by chemicals known as neurotransmitters. Neurons don’t contact each other directly, instead they communicate across gaps called synapses. Neurotransmitters can diffuse across the synapse and convey information from one neuron to another.

The neurotransmitter that appears to be especially important for forming new memories is acetylcholine. Evidence of this can be seen by looking at what happens when people are given an acetylcholine inhibitor like scopolamine, the drug has the effect of blocking the formation of new memories. Enhancing acetylcholine levels makes it easier for your brain to encode new memories and to learn.

There are two ways of enhancing acetylcholine levels, and the innovative composition of Instant Alpha Brain uses a two-pronged approach that activates both pathways. First of all acetylcholine is synthesised in neuron cells from choline and acetyl CoA. Increasing the amounts of choline available therefore enhances acetylcholine synthesis. Instant Alpha Brain achieves this through the inclusion of alpha-GPC (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine) in its makeup. Alpha-GPC is a naturally produced choline, and a precursor of acetylcholine. It is being actively studied as a treatment in dementia and stroke patients and trials have shown that it improves cognition in patients with this condition.

Alpha Brain also enhances acetyl choline levels by blocking its destruction. It contains extracts of Huperzia Serrata (toothed clubmoss), native to India. The plant is a source of the alkaloid Huperzine A, a potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholinesterase is an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine in synapses. By blocking the enzyme Alpha Brain leads to higher levels of the neurotransmitter and therefore enhanced memory and learning.

Alpha-GPC and Huperzia extract work synergistically to both increase the synthesis of the neurotransmitter and slow down its breakdown in synapses, resulting in elevated levels of acetylcholine, maximising your ability to encode new memories and learn!

Alpha Brain Clinical Trials – The Evidence

Of course, many nootropics make claims about their effectiveness based on theory alone. Alpha Brain is different. There is solid clinical evidence indicating that it improves memory in healthy adults. Alpha Brain has been subjected to rigorous clinical testing by the prestigious Boston Center for Memory. The studies, presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Conference at the  were randomised, placebo controlled and double blind. That is they were of the same rigorous standards used with prescription medications, something that is very rare to find with nootropics.

The studies were divided into two parts. Initially a pilot, proof-of-principle trial was carried out involving 17 healthy adult volunteers. The study found a significant improvement in verbal memory, with the probability that the results were unrelated to using the supplement less than 5% (P < 0.05) making the result highly statistically significant.

With the encouraging results from the pilot study the team felt ready to undertake the flagship study, this time with 63 subjects. The results, which were presented at the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Again the clinical trial was a state-of-the-art randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group study, ensuring that we can have a high degree of confidence in the results. The volunteers completed a comprehensive set of neuropsychological tests and then took Alpha Brain or placebo for six weeks, after which the tests were repeated.

One of the tests the volunteers took was the CVLT-II (California Verbal Learning Test) long-delay verbal recall. The group taking Alpha Brain showed significant  improvement over the group taking placebo. Remember that this was a double blind study meaning that neither the volunteers or the scientists knew whether they were taking the Onnit supplement or the placebo, so the results could not be influenced by expectations. The two studies clearly show that taking Alpha Brain for 6 weeks leads to memory improvement.

Alpha Brain Instant is a delicious powdered form of Alpha Brain, the revolutionary cognitive function enhancing nootropic from onnit, You get the same clinically proven benefits that you got from Alpha Brain, except the highly bioavailable form means that you can get them much faster. You can drink Alpha Brain Instant right before you need to learn new facts and be assured that your memory enhancement kicks in just when you need it. Alpha Brain functions through a two-pronged approach to naturally enhancing the levels of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter known to be essential for forming new memories. On the one hand alpha-GPC increases the amount of the Acetylcholine precursor, while on the other hand, Huperzine A, a powerful acetycholinesterase inhibitor, slows down the breakdown of the neurotransmitter. In combination with other nootropic botanicals, such as Bacopa Mannieri, Oat Herb and Cat’s Claw, Alpha Brain Instant is the clinically-proven nootropic you need to unleash the full learning capabilities of your mind.

Further Reading:

A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel group, efficacy study of alpha BRAIN® administered orally

Progress in studies of huperzine A, a natural cholinesterase inhibitor from Chinese herbal medicine.