Nootropic supplements are becoming popular but according to the product advertising, the TruBrain range of drinks reinvents the energy drink and turns it into something much more powerful and healthy.
We take an in depth look at TruBrain Drinks to find out more.
TruBrain contains many of the same ingredients that are found in other nootropic supplements but many customers will enjoy the fact that this supplement comes as a drink rather than a capsule. You may find that TruBrain does help you feel more alert and mentally sharp but it is important to remember that nootropics are not strictly proven and much of the evidence has been gathered via animal testing.
We would have loved to have seen some independent customer feedback about the effects of taking these drinks but none seems to be available. This combined with the fact that the TruBrain website is rarely visited seems to suggest that TruBrain is not very popular and probably not the market leader and authority as it first appears.
Potential side effects may include irritability, headaches, jitteriness, anxiety, tremors, insomnia, and nervousness.
1 x box of 20 drinks costs $49.00 if you agree to buy it each month. The onetime payment is $55.00.
1 x box of 30 drinks costs $65.00 a month. It costs $70 for a onetime payment.
1 x box of 60 drinks costs $125.00 a month. It costs $135 for a one time payment.
Shipping is free to US addresses. You need to contact the company to find out about shipping details if you are outside the USA.
There are some good points about TruBrain. We love the idea of a nootropic energy drink and we like some of the ingredients contained in the blends. Although some of these seem in too low quantities to work, there seems to be an efficient blend that may just enhance mental energy levels. As with many supplements on the market, there is no real evidence that this blend of ingredients will work, but all the drinks look pretty safe and should not cause too many side effects.
However, we do have some strong reservations about TruBrain. We don’t like the fact that the company are operating auto shipping without explaining how to cancel the agreement. We don’t like that there is zero customer feedback for any of these supplements.
When it comes down to bare facts TruBrain is very expensive and comes with nothing to back this up or to justify the high price.
In our opinion TruBrain could turn out to be a waste of money and if you sign up for the continuous payment plan you could find it harder to cancel than you bargained for.
This means we have no other option but to reject TruBrain Drinks.
We are all used to energy drinks! After all caffeine is the most popular energy drink in the world and drank on a daily basis by just about everyone in either coffee or tea. There are also the numerous drinks on the market such as Red Bull that promise a powerful buzz and a pick me up when needed.
Most energy drinks are based on caffeine which stimulates the central nervous system and also has a mild cognitive enhancing effect mainly because it makes you feel more alert and awake. Unlike energy drinks The TruBrain range of drinks are not based solely on caffeine. Instead they contain a blend of nootropic ingredients – substances that increase the energy and chemicals in the brain to improve mental functioning.
TruBrain also contains amino acids and nutrients, all of which directly affect mental functioning and can boost endurance, mental power, memory and energy levels.
There are three “think drinks” in the range.
The first is Original which comes in dark blue packaging and contains a blend of nootropic ingredients. These include Oxiracetam, Piracetam and Citicoline plus amino acids known for a brain boosting effect. Oxiracetam is a fast acting and powerful racetam that helps increase motivation and memory and is currently being investigated as a treatment for dementia.
Original TruBrain also contains caffeine and vitamin C to increase absorption.
There is also a caffeine free version of this supplement, called simply Caffeine Free. This is identical to Original apart from the caffeine.
The third blend in the range is TruBrain Boost in orange packaging which contains Caffeine and amino acid, L-Theanine which naturally occurs in green tea. The nootropic profile is slightly different too but we will look into the ingredients later in the review.
Other ingredients in the drinks include plant extracts such as Nopal Cactus, Blue Agave, Mangosteen and Monk Fruit. The drinks come in tangy cranberry pomegranate flavor and a sweet strawberry banana flavor.
According to the product information you can take TruBrain with or without food whenever you need to. Many people take with food. Some people take one first thing in the morning, followed up by a second drink in the afternoon.
Some people take more on important days when they need to be focused or alternatively using it to provide an extra strength boost if they are having a case of the Mondays or its some sort of “crunch time” such as an exam, test, important meeting or presentation.
TruBrain is a US company based in Santa Monica, California. The company was founded by Chris Thompson a business exec and keen sportsman looking to pack more into his day, who saw nootropic supplements as the answer. The lead neuroscientist is Dr Andrew Hill who provides information on the product website.
The TruBrain Company is founded by Los Angeles start up investor Start Engine. Corporate partners include some big names such as JP Morgan Chase and TriNet.
As well as the TruBrain energy drinks, TruBrain market Brud, chewable sticks that contain caffeine that you chew for enhanced energy and focus. The company also sell a nootropic supplement in capsule form.
TruBrain is operating a monthly billing plan as standard practice. The idea is that you join the site as a member and take the TruBrain supplements long-term.
According to the product information, the TruBrain drinks were designed by a:
team of UCLA trained neuroscientists who set out to solve the problem that energy drinks do not — genuine focus.
The drinks are “crafted with the perfect amount of active nootropic” and are “loaded with amino acids to fuel the thinking process.”
This “provides direct support for concentration and focus.”
There is no real evidence that any of this is true. However Dr Andrew Hill keeps readers updated with nootropic supplements via his blog that you can read on the website. This provides information and tips about how to maximise your brain power and explains the science behind some of the ingredients.
The drinks are suitable for vegans and are guaranteed Non GMO and gluten free. All TruBrain products are manufactured in California.
Although you are encouraged to sign up to a continuous billing cycle and order fresh supplies of TruBrain each month, you can also buy via a one off payment. We like that this is made clear on the payment page so should not lead to people signing up to auto billing without realising.
Joining the site and doing this does give you a small discount but we cannot find out how easily it is to cancel the agreement.
You may find that the TruBrain Drinks work in the way as described. Many people are beginning to take nootropic supplements and this supplement looks like a safe choice. It may cause you to notice enhanced mental focus, increased energy levels and improved memory and attention span but the problem is that there is no real evidence that this blend will work so these effects are not guaranteed.
Much of the research into Nootropics has been carried out using animal testing. Other research has looked at the benefits to the elderly and as a cure or treatment for dementia.
The good news is that Nootropics do seem safe and you are unlikely to notice adverse effects, but some of the ingredients seem a little on the low side to work efficiently. Centrophenoxine for example is usually taken at around 1500mg a day rather than 250 -500mg.
TruBrain Drinks are nootropic/energy enhancing supplements in the form of a drink. There are three varieties. Serving size is equal to one small bottle containing 30ml.
Original and Caffeine Free:
For all the scary stuff about the “brain enhancing” effects of nootropic drugs, most of the ingredients contained in the TruBrain Drinks seem pretty safe and should be well tolerated by most people.
That said potential side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Speak to your doctor first if you have an underlying health condition or are taking prescription medication.
We have been unable to find any customer reviews for TruBrain supplements.
TruBrain does not come with a money back guarantee.
You can only buy TruBrain direct from the official website. It is not available in the shops or stores. You cannot buy it from third party retailers such as Amazon or GNC.
Although there are three different varieties of TruBrain, prices are the same. You can choose the box size on the Sales page.
TruBrain operate auto shipping/auto billing. This is where the company sends you fresh supplies each month and bills you accordingly.
Worryingly we cannot find out any details in the terms and conditions about how to cancel this legally binding agreement. Although we like that TruBrain are upfront about operating an auto billing plan we would have liked to have seen the full legal details about how to go about cancelling. These types of ingredients can often be very easy to sign up to yet incredibly difficult to cancel. Stay safe and don’t sign up for this.
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