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A lot of bloggers and social influencers talk about nootropics, or smart drugs, as though they are something totally new. But that’s actually not the case. Some nootropics, such as caffeine and l-theanine, have been around for millennia. What’s different today is that scientists know a lot more about how the brain works. As a result, they are not only discovering new nootropic compounds, but also figuring out which ones work best together. And this new knowledge is helping innovative companies like TruBrain create incredible new cognitive nutrition supplements.

TruBrain was founded a few years ago by a former Unilever executive and a team of UCLA neuroscientists who wanted to help regular people be the best possible versions of themselves. To accomplish this goal they created Brain Food, a scientifically formulated blend of nootropic compounds that has been clinically proven to enhance verbal fluency and improve both memory and learning.

Like a lot of other nootropic supplements, Brain Food contains the so-called “everyman stack” of caffeine and l-theanine, a combo humans have been taking for thousands of years in the form of green tea. Caffeine, of course, is a central nervous system stimulant that increases alertness and energy by blocking the neurological receptors for drowsiness. L-theanine, meanwhile, is an amino acid that produces a sense of calm and relaxation and is especially effective in soothing nervousness and jitters that come with caffeine. Numerous studies have shown rather conclusively that, when taken together, caffeine and l-theanine can improve mental performance, alertness, and mood.

Of course, it would have been easy for TruBrain to throw in a few more vitamins and call it a day. That’s what a lot of other supplement companies do. But with Brain Food, TruBrain wasn’t just looking to wake your brain up. They were looking to actively promote the biological conditions necessary for peak mental performance.

How’d they do that?

The Science of TruBrain Nootropics


In addition to caffeine and l-theanine to promote alertness and focus, Brain Food also contains noopept. Noopept is a synthetic nootropic molecule that does two very important things. First, it increases blood flow to the brain. This enhances neuroplasticity, which is a brain cell’s ability to build new neural connections. The more neural connections in your brain, the higher your brain function. Second, noopept makes acetylcholine receptors in the brain more receptive to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This makes communication between neurons faster and more efficient.

Because your brain needs energy for all this enhanced neurotransmission, Brain Food also contains a high impact dose of the raw nutrients that your attention system burns for fuel. These raw nutrients include magnesium, a key mineral that an estimated 90 percent of people are deficient in; tyrosine, an amino acid that plays a vital role in communication between brain cells; carnitine, which helps neurons break down glucose and fatty acids for fuel; and citicoline, which is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

Brain Food by TruBrain


TruBrain's revolutionary blend of nootropics comes in 1oz liquid shots with a refreshing tropical flavor profile. These shots are available in quantities of 20, 30, and 60. Discounts of 10, 20, and 30 percent are available when you subscribe and pre-pay for three, six, and 12 months respectively. New subscribers also get an additional 10 percent off their first order.

Of course, the million dollar question is, does this stuff actually work?

Brain Food has been shown by third party clinical trials and EEG brainwave analysis to boost high alpha brain waves, which are indicators of an increased ability to focus, enhanced verbal fluency, as well as improved memory and learning. What that means in plain English is that, if you’re looking for something that can help you focus, think, remember, and create better—and caffeine just isn’t cutting it—you should probably give Brain Food a try.

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