Welcome back to the What Supp Blog, where we discuss all thing optimisation. Today’s post is a review of one of my fave UK supplement companies, Brainzyme.
In view of full transparency, I am an affiliate of Brainzyme but none the less I will give you an honest assessment of their product as a nootropic. Just to clarify exactly what I mean by nootropic, which is used interchangeably with names such as smart drugs, cognitive enhancers or, my personal favourites; ‘brain pills’. It’s essentially anything that can improve focus, memory and productivity. This can include coffee for example up to the more powerful pharmaceutical nootropics such as Modafinil.
Now, there are some great nootropics out on the market, so when I first came into contact with Brainzyme, I desperately wanted it to be good. After all, it’s a UK based company so wanted to show the love!
So my first experience was with Brainzyme’s regular product; Brainzyme Original. I was hugely impressed by the all natural ingredient list but the results were not mind blowing, or at least not enough to move me away from previously tried products. I give a full review here which also details the ingredient list further; https://whatsuppblogblog.com/2017/10/22/nootropics-what-they-are-what-to-look-for-and-the-brainzyme-review/
I think it’s important at this point to also note the importance of managing expectations. Nootropics can be really powerful in terms of their potential for positive impact on productivity and output, but for me, this can be more noted by reflection on a 30 minute stretch that went by without any clock watching, or just noticing today seems to be a day you’re really firing on all cylinders. If your expecting a huge change in perception or altered state of consciousness, you’ll likely be a tad disappointed, (sorry).
Anyways, back to the task at hand. So my initial take on Brainzyme was a little luke warm. That was until my first pack of Brainzyme Elite hit the table. Although I was disappointed that it included choline bitartrate not CDP choline, Alpha GPC, or centrophenoxine, it did however have a number of other ‘all natural’ ingredients that were not present in the ingredients for the original product.
Panax ginseng and Ginko leaf extract were of particular interest. Both can act as powerful antioxidants and could as such could protect the brain against damage caused by free radicals. Ginseng is thought to improve brain functions like memory, behavior and mood with Ginko leaf extract also being linked with similar neuro improvements.
So the Elite did hit the spot. Think finding ‘the zone’. I found I would be processing and accessing information in my brain far more effectively when using it without getting the jitters that over consuming coffee does!
Ive found Elite to be one impressive in a range of different contexts from work, to an evening course I’m doing, to my martial arts training. I particularly like using the it for Brazilian Jujitsu or Muay Thai training sessions as it helps me take in technical information. I also like actually stacking them with other supplements such as Beta Alanine and Creatine, or, a pre workout cup of coffee!
So overall, it’s definitely worth a shot and definitely worth using outside of the usual realms of study and productivity. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and for a cheeky 10% off, use code WHATSUPP at checkout on the Brainzyme home page.