Alpha Brain is a revolutionary formulation from Onnit labs, combining micronutrients and earth grown herbal nootropics that hack your brain chemistry unleashing the full potential of your mind. Alpha Brain is clinically proven to enhance your memory and learning, improve your brain’s executive function and processing speeds by working through neurotransmitter levels to optimize brain function. Now with Alpha Brain Instant you get all those benefits in a fast-absorbed drink, so you can unleash the amazing nootropic power precisely when you need it most.
Alpha Brain’s clinically established effectiveness is due to its constituent mixture of earth-grown nutrients, which work through modulating brain neurotransmitters to optimum levels. The nootropic powder combines three of Onnit’s highly effective proprietary formulas, Onnit Flow Blend, Onnit Focus Blend and Onnit Fuel Blend. The different nootropic mixtures work to optimize your mental performance in different ways, by enhancing your concentration, memory, and processing power, and by helping you combat stress and exerting a neuroprotective effect.
The Flow Blend & The Focus Blend
The Flow Blend contains L-tyrosine, L-theanine, oat straw extract and phosphatidylserine. Tyrosine is an amino acid necessary for the production of several neurotransmitters. It is particularly helpful in combatting stress, and can reverse the decline in catecholamines that occurs when you are under a lot of pressure. This works synergistically with L-theanine, an amino acid found in large quantities in green tea. L-theanine has a proven ability to induce a state of calm alertness, characterized by alpha waves on an ECG. This wave pattern is characteristic of the state called ‘fall’ when you are at your most focused and creative best.
This is potentiated by the Focus Blend whose bioactive ingredients, alpha GPC and Bacopa monnieri and Huperzia Serrata extracts work chiefly through elevating the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Whose role in memory, learning and cognitive functions is very well established. Neurotransmitters are required to relay signals from one neuron to another, since neurons don’t directly interact. Instead there is always a gap, known as a synapse between any two neurons, and chemical substances are required to transmit signals.
There are two possible ways to increase the acetylcholine levels, and Alpha Brain Instant uses a two-pronged approach targeting both of these methods. One is to simply increase the synthesis rate of the neurotransmitter by increasing the availability of its precursors. Alpha Brain Instant achieves this through the presence of alpha GPC (choline akfiscerate), a compound that is naturally found in the brain. Alpha GPC is rapidly absorbed, has high bioavailability and can easily cross the brain-blood barrier. Alpha GPC has shown a promising ability to increase the rates of acetylcholine synthesis in the nervous system and is now actively studied as a possible treatment for Alzheimer and dementias.
An alternative method to increase acetylcholine levels is to slow down its breakdown by targeting the enzyme acetyl cholinesterase that breaks down the neurotransmitter in synapses. This is achieved through the inclusion of the herb Huperzia Serrata. This plant, also known as the toothed clubmoss, contains the potent acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor huperzine A. By slowing down the rate of neurotransmitter breakdown Alpha Brain Instant increases acetylcholine levels improving the brain’s ability to form new memories and optimizing your learning potential.
But improving memory is only one of the ways in which Alpha Brain Instant can optimize your mind, through its revolutionary composition of ayurvedic and modern cognitive function enhancing products. Apart from Huperzia, Alpha Brain also contains Bacopa monnieri, also known as water hyssop, a herb frequently used in Ayurvedic medicine. Modern science has discovered that Bacopa has antioxidant and neuroprotective effects. It also activates choline acetyltransferase, which synthesizes acetylcholine, and inhibits acetyl cholinesterase, which breaks down the neurotransmitter. The end effect is to elevate brain acetylcholine levels, working synergistically with Huperzia to ensure your brain is producing sufficient amounts of the neurotransmitter to allow your mind to reach its full potential.
Bacopa monieri also increases cerebral blood flow. Like all cells in your body brain cells cannot carry out their functions without nutrients, and the oxygen required to burn these nutrients releasing their energy. I’m sure you know that brain cells are famously glucose-hungry. It is impossible to overstate the importance of a good, constant supply of blood, bringing oxygen and fuel to the neurons to allow them to carry out their function, and Bacopa monieri can play an important role in this.
The Onnit Fuel Blend
Finally the third major component of Alpha Brain Instant, the Onnit Fuel Blend, contains Vinpocetine and Pterostilbene. These have a potent effect at improving brain blood supply and aeration ensuring that cerebral cells get the all-important nutrients and oxygen to function at their optimal potential. The Fuel blend is responsible for enhancing your brain processing power to ensure that you are able to solve problems on the go and meet all of life challenges head on.
Together with the three blends Alpha Brain Instant delivers your daily dose of vitamin B5, which is an essential co-factor for the production of many neurotransmitters and AC-11 from the herb Cat’s Claw, a powerful antioxidant with a neuroprotective action. All this adds up to a well-balanced nootropic stack, which works at different levels to enhance numerous aspects of your mental performance.
Alpha Brain’s effectiveness has been demonstrated in strict clinical trials on 80 healthy volunteers. The study was placebo controlled, randomized and double blind to ensure reliable results that would stand scientific scrutiny. The researchers found that after 6 weeks of taking Alpha Brain results on memory, concentration and executive function tests improved. There was no improvement in the brain taking placebo clearly justifying Alpha Brain’s position as the most effective nootropic.
Alpha Brain Instant has the same composition as the clinically studied and effective Alpha Brain, it is made up of three proprietary blends Onnit Flow, Focus and Fuel blends, with ingredients such as alpha-GPC, Huperzia and Bocopa extracts to synergistically elevate acetylcholine levels for better focus and memory. L-theanine helps to induce a state of calm alertness known as ‘flow’, while vinpocetine ensures that the brain receives sufficient oxygen and nutrients for enhanced processing power and executive function. In combination with other nutrients such as vitamin B6 and the neuroprotective AC 11, Alpha Brain Instant ensures that you can achieve your full mental potential. Since the drink is very quickly absorbed, with Alpha Brain Instant you can unleash the new optimized you whenever you need it, without having to wait for capsules to dissolve.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel group, efficacy study of alpha BRAIN® administered orally http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4595564/
Progress in studies of huperzine A, a natural cholinesterase inhibitor from Chinese herbal medicine.