What Is Alpha Brain For?

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Alpha Brain Review

What is Alpha Brain for? Does Alpha Brain work? – In this review of Alpha Brain, we will be exploring its interesting benefits and come to understand the product and company better. Well to start, Alpha Brain is a nootropic made by Onnit Labs LLC. Onnit is founded and based in Austin, Texas, and is a business that mainly focuses on supplements, food, and training equipment. They also have started a flagship Hi-Tech training facility that they hope to in the future to start expanding to other areas of the country. The business was started in 2010 by Aubrey Marcus.

Before we get going, I wrote a couple of other reviews on different Onnit products, they are What Is Total Primate Care? and MCT Oil Benefits And Side Effects. Both are great products, worth the read.

Aubrey Marcus – Founder & CEO of Onnit
Aubrey Marcus
Aubrey Marcus

Aubrey is what I like to call a New Age entrepreneur. He has very cool and refreshing business models and ideas. Taking a very holistic approach to what he calls, “Total Human Optimization“. The whole spectrum of what it means to be human, the brain, the body, the spirit, and trying to improve upon what we have. Without the stiffness and rigidity of the antiquated business attitude and philosophy of old. To summarize this point, he embraces mediation but also has a few beers with a potential new employee to get to know him or her before he hires them. Interesting approach. Wish he was my boss.


What the heck is a nootropic anyway?

To better understand what Alpha Brain is, we need to know what a nootropic is. Nootropic in Greek means, “towards the mind”. A nootropic is any product or supplement that has a positive effect on the brain, like increased memory, alertness, creativity, focus, flow state, or a sense of well being.

Some of the other names nootropic’s go by are, smart drugs, mind enhancers, memory enhancers.

I bet this morning, you took a nootropic without even realizing it. Yep, regular coffee is considered a nootropic. It makes you feel awake and more alert. Caffeine is a big one with some known side effects, as it is a stimulate and overusing it can cause side effects, like the jitters.

We all want to be more “optimized’. Don’t we? To be the best we can be. To attain an advantage over whoever or whatever and excel into our higher possible self. Transforming, evolving improving, and optimizing. A good nootropic will do these things.

Alpha BrainAlpha Brain Bottle

Alpha Brain is a supplement designed to give your brain another gear in which to operate. I started taking Alpha Brain because sometimes I feel slow to catch up when learning something or just having brain fog. Its concept of improving parts of your mind seemed futuristic and appealing.

I found out about Alpha Brain by listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast. He is also part owner of Onnit and Onnit regularly is a sponsor of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Give it a listen, he covers all sorts of subjects. It’s all interesting.

Watch this video of using Alpha Brain and Onnit products.

Keep-It Money Back Guarantee

When you first want to purchase Alpha Brain through Onnit’s website, you can only buy the Entry Size of 30 count bottle. This is so if you are unsatisfied for any reason, you contact them within 90 days. You can keep the product and they will give you your money back right away. Onnit calls this, Keep-It Money Back  Guarantee. This is only good for the first bottle. They obviously stand behind their product and want people to be able to try it and see if it works with no risk monetarily.

Zero Risk

So, if it doesn’t work for you, there is no risk. Get your money back. But I truly believe you will notice a difference. But if you enjoy the benefits as I do, you can order a bigger size bottle the next time you order.

I found when I first bought the Alpha Brain, I wanted a bigger pill count, and couldn’t understand why they didn’t offer a bigger size. Not until I ran thru my 30 pills and reordered did I notice they offer a 90 count bottle. I now know why because of the Keep-It Money Back Guarantee. But this did make me a little upset at first because I thought it was ridiculous to buy such a small supply. Cuz, I wanted to go deep, all in.

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Why use Alpha Brain?

Why take Alpha Brain? Simple competitiveness and improvement. We are always trying to compete, and unfortunately, this is the world we live in. To get ahead in life we must on some levels compete with people, the status quo, or ourselves. With over 40,000,000 pills sold of Alpha Brain, it’s proof of people want and need to improve and gain an edge wherever they can.

What Onnit Claims Alpha Brain Will Improve

  • Memory
  • Focus
  • Process Speed
  • Increased Creativity
  • Lucid Dreaming

Proof With Clinical Tests

Two clinical trials on healthy people performed by the Boston Center for Memory. A double-blind placebo-controlled test showed remarkable advantages as compared to taking a placebo.

Their clinical trials information can be found https://www.onnit.com/clinical-studies/alpha-brain-clinical-trial/


My Personal Experience

onnit mug and alpha brain
My first purchase at Onnit got the Entry 30 (ct) Alpha Brain and a cool Musashi Conquer coffee cup.

Going deep…I notice the benefits within the week of consistently taking it. It’s a subtle thing, you need to pay close attention to your activities and observe your responses. I am writing a fair amount as of late, and after taking Alpha Brain I noticed I was typing faster with fewer pauses. Before Alpha Brain, I was literary taking twice as long to write a 1500 word page. It literary just flowed from me. I really like this, as it’s a struggle for me personally sometimes to write. Impressed was I, and I started really loving using the product, once I noticed the benefits.

How Is Your Memory?

My Episodic Memory, which is the memory-related to events is always sharp, but my Semantic Memory is significantly duller. Semantic Memory is more being able to recount facts and figures. I found my Semantic Memory improved with using Alpha Brain.

Also talking, and if anyone knows me in my personal life, knows I am not a talker. I am quiet. That’s who I am, quiet. But when talking, words were just there when I needed them, that I didn’t ever really use. I’ve read a lot of books, and I attribute that’s where the words sprang from. I’m not kidding, big words just materialized from my mouth. It’s like I was using words that I would normally lookup in a thesaurus. When I was in the act of talking in the back of my head I thought, “where the hell did that come from, I never use that word”. Maybe it was a memory thing, or a flow state thing, or a combo of the two. I love this benefit.

It wasn’t just using pretentious words, I could formulate logical discussions better, during disagreements and discussions. This is when I found myself doing this and I’m like thinking to myself this is pretty cool. I hit another gear in my head.

What I Notice In Myself
  • Improved In My Ability To Write continuously
  • Better Written and Verbal Vocabulary
  • Increased Dream Recall
  • Increased Memory As Well


I have yet to have a lucid dream that I remember while taking Alpha Brain. Many people report having lucid dreams while taking this supplement. I have had three lucid dreams in my life and they all were fantastic experiences. Two dreams were flying, and if you ever had a flying dream you know how amazing that is. So, naturally, when I saw Alpha Brain ALSO helped to have lucid dreams, I was very excited to try it for that reason alone.

No lucid dreams yet…but I do remember more dreams after waking up. They also are more real like and remember-able. I keep waiting though. I am taking my dosages in the early morning instead of later in the evening because I write in the mornings. This might be the effects of me taking higher doses early rather than later.

I will be taking 3 at night to see if any effects happen, waiting for that lucid dream. I will update this post if I do have one.

What Alpha Brain Won’t Do

Some people assume this will make you smarter and it will totally change the way you think. Like turning on a switch and now you’re a college professor or now your a rocket surgeon(joke). Nope, doesn’t do that. Or make you a Neid deGrasse Tyson or a Michio Kaku it won’t do that either. I feel it’s a more subtle shift, but very noticeable. It improves you or should I say, it optimizes you. Improves parts of you.

Ingredients In Alpha Brain

Alpha Brain is a stack of ingredients. A stack is an amassing of different supplement ingredients to optimally improve something. They proudly state, “Made with Earth Grown Nutrients“. They search the world for the highest quality ingredients. If you’re looking for cheap low-quality ingredients, shop somewhere else, because you won’t find it here.

Onnit is very transparent about what is their products. Full disclosure of every product and its ingredients. This is refreshing as some companies are secretive about disclosing ingredients.

Also, the ingredients are NON-GMO, No caffeine, and Gluten-free.

  • Vitamin B6 10mg
  • Onnit Flow Blend 650mg
  • ac-11 (Cat’s Claw) 350 mg
  • Onnit Focus Blend 240mg
  • Onnit Fuel Blend 65mg

Bacopa Monniera

Cat’s Claw

Huperzia Serrata

Oat Straw


Onnit recommends you don’t take more than 3 tablets in a 24-hour window.

Onnit recommends for enhanced mental performance – Take 2 capsules in the morning or early afternoon, preferably with a small meal.

Onnit recommends for enhanced dream state – Take 2 capsules 4 to 6 hours prior to sleep.

Some people on the internet recommend if you are over 200 lbs. that you take 3 pills in the morning or night.

Side Effects

I, fortunately, had no side effects from using Alpha Brain. Nothing but positive results. But each individual is unique and anybody can have side effects with anything. I think it’s pretty rare to have any side effects from using Alpha Brain.

What To Expect To Pay

You’re probably wondering, how much is Alpha Brain? It is a little pricey, but it also works. Just as with anything, the more you buy a product, the more savings you will incur. So after your initial order of the 30 (ct) bottle, I would highly recommend going with the 90 (ct) bottle.

Alpha Brain Free? YES! Keep reading…

Right now Onnit is offering for a limited time for anybody to try Alpha Brain for a whole week. Just pay shipping and handling and you can receive a 14 count bottle of Alpha Brain to try.

Pretty good right? Yeah, I know. It’s simple just click the link below.

Ready to break through mental fog? Try a one-week, free trial of Onnit's best-selling nootropic, Alpha Brain.

How to Save Money Buying Alpha Brain.

Tips on additional savings and discounts on Alpha Brain – Onnit runs sales twice a year. Keep an eye out for them.

  1. April 19th you could save an additional 20% of any supplements, 25% of apparel, and/or 18% of the food.
  2. Black Friday Sale – Varies but probably the best time to buy and stock up.
  3. Joe Rogan Podcast regularly has a coupon code he always mentions, if you enter Rogan at check out, for an additional 10 % off.
  4. Another great way to save money buying Alpha Brain, I just found about this even though it’s been around a long time is Ebates. Ebates is a cashback website, it much like rebates but with none of the sending in receipts through the mail, it’s all online. It is even easier when you install the Ebates button on your browser, they support Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. How much can you save at Onnit? Up to 12.5% on purchases through this amazing app at Onnit. Sign Up Now For Ebates and start saving on Alpha Brain and other products as well as just about anyplace online.
  5. Get 10% Off Food & Supplements at Onnit with Code: GETONNIT.
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Example of the screenshot of using Ebates at Onnit. Up to 12.5%

Price Breakdown

For your first order, 30 (ct) of Alpha Brain Entry Size bottle will run you $34.9(5

Or Two Smart Pack 30 (ct) of Alpha Brain Entry Size Bottles for $59.41.

Or A 90 (ct) of Alpha Brain in a Bottle for $79.95.

Where To Buy It

I only purchase from Onnit’s Website. I remove all mystery from quality by purchasing directly from Onnit. That way I know it’s a legit Onnit product because you always see knock-offs of any high priced merchandise.

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In Conclusion

What is Alpha Brain For? Now we know that Alpha Brain Works, its numerous benefits, and what you can expect to pay for it, you should be prepared to try it yourself. Not only does Onnit have Alpha Brain but it has other wonderful products designed for specific results. Take a tour around you bound to discover something interesting.

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Also take a look at all the other products Onnit carries, from supplements to training tools.




























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4 thoughts on “What Is Alpha Brain For?

  1. Hi

    A really interseting article. You article is straight forward with good informations. Do you have informations about it legal aspect in Canada. And Thanks for the scientific reference, I will certainly get the full article to read deaper about Alpha Brain. Cheers, Jeff

  2. Thanks Jeff for the compliments. I had no idea if it was legal and so I looked it up. It seems to be completely legal in Canada. Hopefully you will try it and see the benefits for yourself.
    Thanks, Dan

  3. I had heard of nootropics but wasn’t sure what it was. Then I read what you wrote about coffee and realized I had been using it myself without even knowing!

    The study was interesting. It showed a pretty significant increase in some categories over the placebo.

    I could use help with my Semantic memory as well. The Alpha Brain is an interesting product. I may need to check it out.

    1. Hey Chris, I had the same surprise when I learned coffee was a nootropic, but yeah, that made perfect sense, people drink it to feel awake, more alert and for energy. I find it Alpha Brain very useful for writing, and staying sharp. I recently had my wife starting taking it a week before her interview, and she thought it helped her during the interview process. There are so many uses for Alpha Brain and I keep finding more. Let me know if you do try it out and your thoughts about it. I would love to hear about it. Thanks.

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