Brain Krave is advertised as an ‘all-natural and safe alternative to Adderall’. It’s designed to provide the benefits of standard medication for ADD without the negative side effects like jitters and crashing because of the natural ingredients. There is no FDA or GMP certification to prove that it really is as safe as it claims to be, so it appears that we are expected to just believe that without question. The Brain Krave website even calls it ‘the world’s most effective and healthiest brain supplement’. Since there’s no way of measuring or confirming that, we can assume that they’ve just plucked it out of the air. This seems to be a running theme throughout the site.
Aside from meaningless claims, the website is rather lacking, which means that there is very little information about Brain Krave’s manufacturers. It says that Brain Krave was formulated by ‘a compounding pharmacist and chemist with over 20 years experiences in the pharmaceutical and wellness industries’, but strangely, no name is provided.
There was a crowd funding campaign in 2014 the get the product off the ground, but it was unsuccessful and only raised just over 10% of its target. Other than that, all we know is that whoever is behind Brain Krave is based in Michigan, USA. With so little to go on, it’s hard to believe that Brain Krave could be a reliable product.
Brain Krave’s Unethical Marketing Practices
There are some wild claims on Brain Krave’s ‘About Us‘ page, such as this one below:
“People who use BrainKrave tells us that it far exceeded their expectations. They felt so incredibly “alive” – like never before – that it was hard to describe. It’s not like a caffeine “buzz” that makes you insufferable. It’s more like a “download of extra IQ”… like you’re upgrading the RAM on your computer. Or getting a solid state hard drive installed.”
Claims like these are worrying because a good product shouldn’t have to make such outrageous statements in order to convince customers to buy it. Anyone who expects to get smarter from taking nootropics will find themselves disappointed, and it’s unethical to give potential customers the wrong impression in this way. Brain Krave seems to really push that narrative, and even has a picture of Albert Einstein on their website.
“BrainKrave has been shown to be effective in helping to “wean” youngsters off of the brain-addling drugs they take for “ADD” or “ADHD” and other “Diagnostic Disorders that Don’t Deserve Drugs.” The drugs in questions (can’t mention their names or we get sued) are shown to have horrible long-term side-effects – now showing up after society has drugged a generation or two with the wrong prescription meds. Fortunately there’s still time to fix and undo the damage.”
The idea that Brain Krave can not only replace ADD medication but also counteract the negative side effects wouldn’t be so hard to accept if there was any evidence to back this up. Without a study to confirm this, it means nothing.
Brain Krave Effects
Brain Krave is formulated to:
- Increase focus, alertness and energy
- Improve memory and cognition
- Reduce brain fog
- Boost physical performance
- Reduce fatigue
- Reduce anxiety
- Support overall brain health
Brain Krave Ingredients
Brain Krave contains lots of essential vitamins:
Vitamin C 15mg – Important for multiple functions in the brain and throughout the body.
Vitamin B2 0.85mg – An antioxidant to fight free radicals
Vitamin B3 10mg – aids neurotransmitter production
Vitamin B6 2.7mg – Improves motivation and quality of sleep
Folic Acid 200mcg – Aids tissue growth and cell function
Vitamin B12 50mcg – Provides an antioxidant effect
Vitamin B5 1mg – Important for red blood cell production
The rest of the formula is a 610mg ‘Nootropic Complex’, which consists of unknown amounts of the following ingredients:
Caffeine – For a burst of energy.
Rhodiola – A herbal extract which improves cognition and reduces fatigue.
Bacopa – Enhances cognitive performance in those over 65 and improves memory function in all ages.
Shizandrol-A – A herb traditionally used in Chinese medicine which increases dopamine levels, resulting in better clarity and focus.
Phosphatidylserine – .Improves memory function .
DMAE – Increases production of brain chemicals to benefit short term memory, concentration and learning capacity.
L-Tyrosine – An amino acid which increase dopamine production and reduces stress.
Choline – Supports brain function and metabolism
Chloride – Improves communication between nerve cells.
Green Tea Powder – Contains antioxidants and L-theanine, which relieves stress and increases mental energy.
Huperzine-A – A plant extract which inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine and fights cognitive decline.
Vinpocetine – Improves blood flow to the brain to enhance to absorption of the other ingredients.
L-Carnitine – Stimulates production of acetylcholine and improves memory.
How does Brain Krave Work?
Brain Krave works by increasing the production of neurotransmitters (acetylcholine, dopamine and norepinephrine), increasing blood flow to the brain, improving nerve cell communication and protecting overall brain health with antioxidants.
Brain Krave Reviews
Brain Krave’s testimonials page is of course filled with positive feedback from customers, but to get the bigger picture, we took a look elsewhere. Brain Enhancement Advisor gave Brain Krave a very complimentary 90% score while Top Brain Pills gave it 75%, but other sites weren’t so kind. On Brain Research Supplement it received only a 6.5 and on Brain Reference that dropped even further to a 2.5/5. Brain Krave doesn’t appear to be on Amazon, so we couldn’t find any real customer feedback.
There is a testimonial video on Youtube that looks although it’s meant to be from a customer, but has been uploaded to Brain Krave’s official channel, so doesn’t appear to be impartial at all. There’s one more from a police officer, and another from a doctor. Both look incredibly fake. Buying a product that doesn’t appear to have any genuine reviews is risky, and not a move we’d recommend.
Buy Brain Krave
The ‘shop‘ page on Brain Krave’s website doesn’t work. Clicking the link just brings up an Error 404 page. In fact, we couldn’t find Brain Krave for sale anywhere. According to review sites, it was previously available at $34.99 for 30 capsules, but we can’t confirm this. Recommended dosage is 2 capsules per day, so even if you can find it, you’ll need two bottles just for a one-month supply, which will cost almost $70 in total. That’s rather pricey for a product with no quality control certifications which comes from a seemingly unknown provider. There is a link for a free trial on the site, but that doesn’t work, either. This means we were unable to try it for ourselves, so can’t give it an honest recommendation.
Brain Krave Summary
Brain Krave’s formula has the potential to be effective, but is let down by the proprietary blend, which hides the amounts of those valuable ingredients. Too much of Brain Krave is left down to guesswork, so we’d recommend avoid the risk to your both health and your wallet and using a more well-known and trusted stack.
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