According to the about us information, Brain Nerd was founded by two “insane brainiacs” Shane and Aaron two ex US servicemen who wanted a “limitless pill” to keep them focused and safe. The company is based in Washington and all supplements are manufactured in Florida.
Brain Nerd Focal Point is a nootropic supplement, that contains a synthetic chemical called aniracetam as the sole ingredient. Aniracetam is one of the first nootropic substances discovered and although there has been no human clinical testing on healthy human brains, animal testing and anecdotal evidence suggests it may help reduce anxiety improve mood and sharpen mental focus.
The Brain Nerd company seem fairly new on the market and seem safe to buy from, although at the time of writing supplements are only available online direct from the official website and do not come with a guarantee or any customer feedback. Brain Nerd Focal Point is manufactured in the USA.
Common side effects to aniracetam include; lethargy, nausea, insomnia, and vertigo.
Brain Nerd Focal Point costs $44.95 for a container of 60 capsules (60 serving) so if you take two every day as advised, this is sufficient for one month’s supply. Prices are comparable with similar supplements on the market and are not overly expensive for over a month’s supply. Basic US shipping is free.
Brain Nerd Focal Point is a straightforward supplement that contains aniracetam as the sole ingredient and if you were looking to try this substance out for yourself, it may be a reasonable choice for US customers. This American company is owned and managed by US military veterans, and supplements are manufactured in Florida so it ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to safety and the reliability of the company.
Downsides are that Brain Nerd Focal Point lacks any customer feedback and there is no money back guarantee available if you don’t like the supplement. Whether you do like it will largely depend upon your own physical make up and how you use it, but we think it may be suitable for some people. We would not advise you to take it every day but for occasional use you may find that it helps in the way it is advertised.
Unfortunately due to the price and lack of guarantee, we do not recommend Brain Nerd Focal Point to our readers.
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Brain Nerd Focal Point is a straightforward supplement inasmuch as it contains just one ingredient; aniracetam.
Aniracetam is a derivative of piracatam a type of racetam. Racetams are a class of drug which shares the same structure and back in the 1960s Dr. Corneliu Giurgea was working on a treatment for motion sickness in Belgium when he discovered that piracatam, a synthetic racetam boosted cognitive ability. It was Dr Giurgea who gave nootropics their name and later discovered aniracetam a derivative of piracatam.
Aniracetam is considered to be particularly helpful in the process of focusing the mind. People who use aniracetam generally report that their attention spans are also increased as well as their concentration. Aniracetam is fast working and effects usually last between 1 to 3 hours, so if you are looking to boost concentration and mental energy for this type of time period, for example an exam or job interview, you may find that aniracetam may be worth a try.
Aniracetam has not been tested on healthy adults. It has been tested on people with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, and it has been tested on animals and results on both are positive, but at the time of writing healthy clinical trials are lacking.
Brain Nerd Focal Point contains 600mg per capsule, so is in line with most aniracetam supplements that generally contain between 400mg and 1000mg a serving.
Brain Nerd is a veteran run business and looks pretty good at first glance. The company are transparent about contact details and address, and we like that the supplements are made in the USA and conform to GMP (good manufacturing practice).
Brain Nerd currently have a range of four nootropic supplements, including Brain Nerd Mega Mind, and Brain Nerd Final Exam which bizarrely claims to boost testosterone, enhance muscle mass, and improve sex life. We cannot see the connection with passing exams and doing well with studies as the name suggest.
As far as we can see Brain Nerd look safe to buy from and we have not uncovered any obvious payment scams or customer complaints. The fact that the company is owned and run by ex servicemen gives the customer the confidence that this is a reputable company.
The product information gives us some history about aniracetam but it would have been good if this was explained so the reader could actually understand it!
Aniracetam, also known by the names Ampamet, Draganon, Memodrin, Referan, and Sarpul, is a compound in the Racetam class of compounds, which share a pyrrolidone structure. The parent or prototype compound of this class is called Piracatam, and was first synthesized in 1964.
The clinical testing is also mentioned,
While human clinical studies on healthy adult humans are lacking, Aniracetam has been studied extensively in animals with positive results. It has also been tested in Alzheimer’s patients and healthy subjects with temporary neurological impairment or trauma.
The three key features;
Help manage anxiety and depression: Aniracetam has been shown to be an anxiolytic, or antianxiety agent, in clinical animal studies.
Enhance cognition: Animal studies suggest that Aniracetam can benefit memory formation, improve judgment, and reduce impulsiveness.
Increase collective thinking and creativity: Anecdotally, many people experience what is referred to as collective or holistic thinking, a kind of mental clarity that allows one to put the “puzzle pieces” of life together and gain perspective.
The suggested uses for Focal Point are provided too;
Current and continuing research suggests that possible Aniracetam uses include improving cognitive function for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders like dementia. It also points to Aniracetam uses in otherwise healthy people with temporary neurological trauma such as through electroconvulsive shock. Additionally, in studies on rats the compound was found to improve cognitive deficits brought about foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
We like that Brain Nerd have presented the information about aniracetam pretty fairly. The company have not shied away from mentioning that this ingredient has been tested on animals.
As the product information states, aniracetam has not been tested on people with healthy brains. This is not because the scientists can’t be bothered, but more to do with the fact that they cannot examine brain tissue from living healthy people. This means that results from animal testing, often using monkeys’ or even mice brains have to be used instead so that the effects on brain chemistry can be studied.
We would have expected to have seen cognitive tests carried out on human volunteers to see whether aniracetam really boosts brainpower and cognitive abilities, but as far as we can see this has never happened.
This means that essentially aniracetam remains unproven, and it’s down to the customers who buy supplements to decide! Some people who use aniracetam are pleased with the results and report benefits in cognition, mental powers, and creativity.
We have not been able to find anyone who has actually taken Brain Nerd Focal Point, but with 600mg a capsule it seems pretty much in line with other aniracetam supplements on the market.
The product disclaimer states that,”No claims are made about the safety of this product, nor are any medical or psychological benefits claimed.”
Serving size is equal to one capsule.
Side effects to aniracetam can vary from person to person. Common side effects include;
Fans of the nootropic and long term users have suggested that choline, a substance found in eggs, can be used with aniracetam to combat any lethargy that is noticed as a side effect.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. The product information provides the following information:
“Focal Point should not be taken by people on MAO inhibitors, SSRIs, or any other psychiatric medicines. It should not be taken by people with psychiatric or neurological disorders, high blood pressure, cancer, or people on immunosuppressive therapy.”
In addition, “It should not be taken within a 24 hour time period from alcohol or recreational drugs. If any undesired side effects are noticed, discontinue product immediately, and seek proper medical attention if needed.”
Speak to your doctor or physician before use if you are taking prescription medication or suffer from an underlying medical condition.
There are no customer reviews for Brain Nerd Focal Point. This supplement is only available via the official Brain Nerd website, where there is no platform for customer feedback.
There is some lively discussion about aniracetam in general on the Reddit website. Some people are extremely positive, such as this user,
Aniracetam is pretty damn great. It makes me less anxious, less prone to it, increased focus and makes me stoic. (I.e. Things bother me much less, like a ngaf attitude)
Some users mention a build up in tolerance,
Your changed life will last a week or two until tolerance will build up. This happens in almost all cases with almost all nootropic substances. I’ve also had some really neat experiences on aniracetam which couldn’t be reached after about two weeks of intermittent using (750 every three days).
My two advices would be don’t take ani everyday (the tolerance will build up quicker) and also wisely make use of these “optimistic, exciting” experiences to find out the genuine source of stress-anxiety-depression and come up with a reliable plan to understand and lower their action.
There is no money back guarantee beyond a standard 30 days returns policy. You will not get your money back if you have opened the packaging.
Brain Nerd Focal Point is only available direct from the official Brain Nerd website. You can also find the company on Facebook.