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; http://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. For me, this can be seen when I look up to see a 30 minute stretch has gone by without any clock watching, which subsequently happens time and again that day. I like to think of it as a day you’re really firing on all cylinders, with motivation, clarity and razor like precision. 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. Panax ginseng and Ginko leaf extract were of particular interest. Both can act as powerful antioxidants and as such could protect the brain against damage caused by free radicals. Ginseng is thought to improve brain functions like memory, behaviour and mood. Ginko leaf extract has 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!
I’ve found Elite to be impressive in a range of different contexts. This is from my daily employment , evening study classes I take, and, somewhat unexpectedly, 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 a hugely impressive product and definitely worth using outside of the usual realms of study and productivity. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.