BrainQuicken is a nootropic supplement, also sold under the name of BodyQuick. The supplement was devised by lifestyle guru Tim Ferris, who then sold the company for an undisclosed sum. Today, BrainQuicken is on sale from a US company called Spring of Life.
BrainQuicken was devised by lifestyle guru Tim Ferris, who created the supplement to fund his lifestyle adventures but later sold the company. These days it is sold by another US company called Spring of Life but as far as we know, the formula has remained unchanged. It is hard to tell. This supplement lacks adequate ingredients information, and we cannot see it working as claimed. Despite being on the market for a long time, this does not seem a very good quality supplement and if you are banking on it working because Tim Ferris once said it would, you are going to be disappointed. Buy from the official website you are encouraged to sign up to auto ship.
There could be a lot of side effects, because this supplement contains a lot of fairly untested ingredients. That said, some are known for causing side effects. These include; increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure levels, stomach upsets, digestive issues, jitteriness, insomnia, increased risk of kidney and liver damage, headaches, nausea, and allergic reaction.
BrainQuicken is not overly expensive. Buy from the official Spring of Life website and 1 x bottle of 60 capsules (between 2 – 4 weeks supply) costs $49.95.
You are encouraged to join the subscribe and save option and commit to regular shipments, and your bank or credit card billed automatically.
The subscribe and save option offers 60 capsules for $39.95 each month.
The 120 capsule option costs $69.95 each month.
You can also find BrainQuicken on sale at Amazon USA at $21.99 for 90 capsules.
We are not impressed by BrainQuicken. This supplement comes with a lot of hype, but in truth looks inferior to many other products on the market. The lack of ingredients information, the unproven claims and mistakes made in the advertising, and the fact that the company wants to get you into a regular payment cycle with auto ship does not seem very reputable or convincing.
Tim Ferris came to the attention of the world with his lifestyle advice using this supplement to fund his other exploits, selling the company when he tired of it. It undoubtedly gained numerous sales because of him, but leaving Tim Ferris out of the equation and all that remains is a pretty average and potentially dangerous supplement.
Overall, we do not recommend BrainQuicken to our readers.
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BrainQuicken is a well known nootropic supplement. It was devised and marketed by lifestyle guru Tim Ferris back in 2001 and although his sports supplement company has subsequently been sold, the supplement continues to be on sale in its original formula. It was one of the first nootropic supplements to come to world attention.
Tim Ferris is well known to millions. He is a self publicist, TV star and entrepreneur as well as a bestselling author in the field of self improvement. His books, the 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Chef, The 4 Hour Body, Tools of Titans, and Tribe of Mentors have all become best sellers. Among other things, he is also a tango champion and Chinese kick boxing expert. Tim Ferris is considered a guru by many, and is known as an angel investor to many start up companies.
Tim Ferris launched BrainQuicken in 2001; the idea was that the company would provide the means for him (his muse) to finance his lifestyle of self improvement (AKA a million dollar side business). However, he sold the company in 2011 to London investors. Source
Today, BrainQuicken is on sale from an American company called Spring of Life, where it is also known as BodyQuick.
BrainQuicken comprises of a mix of vitamins, with a proprietary blend of ingredients called Cognamine. Although individual amounts are not disclosed, the blend contains natural substances such as Cordyceps (a mushroom with supposed nootropic benefits), Huperzine A, Salix Alba (white willow extract), and Vinponectin – derived from plant sources.
Cognamine also contains natural chemicals such as choline, Phosphatidylserine, and amino acids such as glutamine and tyrosine.
Despite the claims that this supplement does not contain stimulants, Paullina does show up on the ingredients list. More commonly known as Guarana, this berry extract is naturally high in caffeine (more so than coffee), so it is hard to understand why customers assume this supplement is caffeine free when it probably contains quite a high serving. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
Spring of Life appears to be a US company, catering predominantly to US customers. The company do not provide an address, but there is a toll free number you can call. This is 1-888-789-2594.There is no information about the real life location of this company.
This is of concern because you are encouraged to buy supplements via a subscribe and save option. This is an auto ship agreement that sends you fresh supplies of supplements each month, and bills your bank or credit card automatically.
According to the product advertising, BrainQuicken will “Maximise your Cognitive Performance”
The key features are as follows:
It would have been useful to have seen some links to the clinical research. Basing this claim on so called real world testing and experience sounds as if this is just based on anecdotal accounts.
We would love to know which athletes use the supplement, but this information is not provided.
Call us picky, but we would expect that a so called brain supplement expert would know that there should be an apostrophe in the word brains. We only have one brain. You probably only had one job!
Again, who are these pharmacology and physiology PhDs? Surely if this were true someone, somewhere would have stood behind these claims.
You can see that in the last point BrainQuicken states that it does not contain dangerous stimulants. However, this does not mean that this supplement is stimulant free. Paullina Cupana, AKA Guarana, does contain caffeine. Although caffeine is safe for most people, many users are under the impression that BrainQuicken is stimulant free which does not seem to be the case.
It might do something, but despite the claims in the advertising and the connection with Tim Ferris, nothing is really proven. Nobody who has taken it has mentioned an instant noticeable effect as claimed. However, the undisclosed caffeine content may have an effect, depending on your own caffeine tolerance, the vitamins are in safe quantities and are generally good for health.
One problem with this supplement is that the nootropic ingredients come under a proprietary blend, so it is impossible to gauge the strengths. That combined with the lack of any real scientific evidence makes the efficacy of this supplement hard to call.
Side effects could be an issue with some users but again results are going to depend on many unknown factors, such as your own personal make up and ingredient quantities which are unknown to the buyer.
One thing is for sure. Taking this supplement is not going to turn you into the phenomenal Tim Ferris character. If you want that, you would probably do better by reading his books and following his advice.
Serving size is equal to 2 or 4 capsules. We will provide our information based on a 2 capsule serving. It is important to remember that most of the ingredients are in unknown quantities so we cannot tell if serving size reflects any clinical testing or complies with safety.
In addition, BrainQuicken includes:
Most customers have not mentioned side effects. However, many of the ingredients contained in this supplement are known for causing adverse reactions. There are too many ingredients to go through each one individually, but the major risks are as follows:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor first if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
There are customer reviews for BrainQuicken and we found some on Amazon USA. The overriding opinion was slightly favourable, but not overwhelmingly so.
This customer likes it for occasional use,
So glad I can get this on Amazon now. This is great, but you can’t use it every day or you get used to it. No jitters just clarity and focus. I’ve been taking this on and off for almost 8 years. Nothing like it
This customer tried it because of Tim Ferris and was disappointed,
I’m a big Tim Ferris fan so tried this after diving into his 4HWW book and hearing about his own ‘muse’ story. I wanted to try this product to see if it helped with focus and clarity as I work on my own muse. I took it every day religiously and honestly didn’t notice a difference AT ALL. Maybe the formula changed since Tim originally created it…?? I was hopeful and it had some great reviews, but after 30-45 days (however long it lasted), literally no difference. Very disappointed and wondering if whoever purchased it has changed the formula into snake-oil now…
This customer was pleased,
I bought these about 2 weeks ago and have been taking one a day in the morning before heading off to work, except for Saturday and Sunday. I haven’t had this much energy since high school.
On the other hand some customers have noticed no difference.
It does nothing for me..,
You can buy BrainQuicken direct from the Spring of Life website. Alternatively it is on sale from a few independent supplement retailers, as well as Amazon USA.
UK customers can sometimes find it on sale at eBay UK.