Our writer and nootropics tester Alex Whybrow tested this popular supplement for over a month. Here he is to reveal all in our Brainzyme Focus Pro review. Read on to see if it suits your own needs…
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It can be challenging to select a nootropic that is the best one for you. Over the last few years, the market has burst into life, with new products being made available all the time – each with a unique set of ingredients and each promising a unique set of benefits.
These products are made all over the world now – every corner of the planet is experimenting and researching the best natural ingredients available.
Ultimately, this is great for us as consumers in the long run. We are getting better quality nootropics, based on more thorough research and at a more competitive price. In the short term, though, we need to work out which one to spend our money on.
In an effort to help you with that decision, we are today going to look at Brainzyme Focus Pro – the first nootropic that was sold in the UK, back in 2016. It is produced by a company called Better Nutritional Science, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
They claim to be specialists in brain and immune system function, which puts them in an excellent position to develop a nootropic that has a positive impact on your cognitive performance.
All of their products are made within the UK, and they were the first nootropic producer to be fully compliant with all 6 UK government agencies that oversee this type of product. They only use natural ingredients and, according to their website, they are committed to evidence-based science.
In this article, we are going to take an in-depth look at the benefits that you might be able to expect if you were to take Brainzyme Focus Pro, and then take a look at the ingredients that are included, and why they are included. We will also walk you through our experiences when we used Brainzyme Focus Pro, and then we will deliver our verdict based on our experiences and those of other people from our research.
So let’s dive straight in, with a look at the benefits that you might be able to expect when you take this supplement in our full Brainzyme Focus Pro review.
Brainzyme Focus Pro Benefits
On the Brainzyme Focus Pro website, the benefits that you can expect are grouped into three main categories, so we thought it would be helpful to take each one separately and then break them down to see how that could impact you in a practical way.
Focus & Concentration
What could you achieve if you were able to focus a bit more?
This is a benefit that has such a wide-ranging appeal. No matter what you do, more concentration and focus will undoubtedly be beneficial to you.
For students, the ability to stay with their heads in their books for longer will mean that they absorb more information, which will lead to better grades. One of the most grueling challenges of study is focussing on one topic for long periods of time. Most of us don’t have brains that respond well to that sort of work – we want to be thinking about everything else going on in our lives, and in the modern world, distraction is everywhere.
It’s not just students though – professionals will also benefit from improved concentration. Long meetings, intense projects, stressful deadlines – all of these work situations would be aided by the ability to focus more. We could make a more valuable input, and get recognized for it.
Even our personal lives will benefit – looking after our children will be easier, and much more pleasurable, with more focus and concentration. We will be in the moment more often, with our friends and family, which will help us develop and enhance our relationships. No more drifting off in the middle of a conversation – you are there, present.
When it comes to unlocking your potential, which is what nootropics are ultimately all about, being able to concentrate and focus more is absolutely critical.
Do you ever have it when you just can’t get going? It’s not that you don’t want to do the work, or that you can’t see the tangible benefits that will come as a result, whether they are better grades, better pay or a just a generally more fulfilled life. It’s just that when you sit down to get it done, you just can’t get going.
I would have thought that this has happened to most people – you are definitely not alone.
Brainzyme Focus Pro is designed to give you more motivation so that when you have something that you need to get done, you get it done. They put an emphasis on the fact that this is supposed to be the case when you are tired, as motivation is usually very hard to muster when you are feeling tired.
As such, people with young children are the perfect candidates for taking Brainzyme Focus Pro – get things done even when you have been up most of the previous night.
On a similar note, energy is the final benefit that is highlighted by the Brainzyme Focus Pro website, and it is a very attractive one for people from all walks of life.
If we think again about using nootropics to create the best possible version of ourselves – how much more could we get done with more energy?
They promise an 8-hour energy boost, perfect for the working day, and leaving plenty of time to relax before it all starts again.
With more energy, we can get more work done, creating more free time, which will make us happier and more relaxed. It really is a win-win situation.
So how do the people behind Brainzyme Focus Pro intend to get you more focused, motivated and energized? With a unique selection of carefully selected ingredients, each with a different purpose. Let’s take a closer look at them now.
Brainzyme Focus Pro Ingredients
Enhanced Matcha Theanine (EMT™) Blend (350mg)
The most prominent ingredient in Brainzyme Focus Pro is an Enhanced Matcha Theanine blend.
Matcha is a ground powder, made from green tea leaves, which are usually grown in East Asia. It has been seen as an ingredient that has many health benefits, ranging from encouraging weight loss, to helping to prevent cancer. It also contains a small amount of caffeine as well, which gives you energy.
This is blended with L-Theanine, EGCG and Polyphenols. L-Theanine is an amino acid which is again commonly found in tea, both green and black and is thought to play a role in reducing stress, anxiety and insomnia.
EGCG is a plant compound that is thought to have great health benefits, such as aiding weight loss, preventing brain disease and reducing inflammation.
Polyphenols are also found in plants, and again help to combat heart disease and inflammation, while also helping to reduce oxidative stress. It is an antioxidant.
All blended together, this creates a powerful combination of health benefits, which is why this is the main ingredient of Brainzyme Focus Pro.
The next ingredient on the list was named after a tribe in the Amazon that used to brew the seeds of the Guarana plant into a drink. These days, the main use for these seeds is in medicine.
There are many different potential benefits – from treating low blood pressure and preventing malaria, to enhancing athletic performance and sexual desire. It is also used to enhance taste in the food industry, particularly in beverages and candy.
Guarana seeds contain caffeine, so when you take it your central nervous system will be stimulated. Your body and mind will kick into life, and your thinking speed will be increased. At least that is the theory. More research is required to ascertain exactly the impact Guarana seeds can have, but it is generally considered positive for performance.
Choline is absolutely essential when it comes to a fully functioning nervous system. It is produced in the liver, but can also be found in protein-rich foods such as nuts, eggs and meat.
It is one of the most important substances in our body, helping with muscle control, helping ot prevent birth defects and aiding brain function.
It is the brain function that particularly appeals to the creators of Brainzyme Focus Pro. It is thought that Choline will aid memory and mental function, which is why it is included here. It should be noted, though, that more independent research is required.
Ginkgo Biloba is a large tree with fan-shaped leaves, and it is thought to be one of the oldest surviving species of tree in the world, dating back over 200 million years. It was originally grown in East Asia, but now can be found all over Europe and America.
The leaves are thought to have antioxidant tendencies and are particularly useful when it comes to slowing down brain ageing. It has been used for problems with people’s vision as well as for anxiety and memory problems.
While it won’t prevent damage to the brain, it can certainly help to slow down issues, even Alzheimer’s disease. It is thought that it can help bring more oxygen to the brain, which helps us to concentrate, even when we are tired.
Probably the most common ingredient in nootropics now, L-Tyrosine. This amino acid is a protein builder, and therefore often found in protein-rich foods like fish, beans and oats.
The main perceived benefit of L-Tyrosine is that it helps our brain to transmit messages – the theory being that the higher the level of L-Tyrosine in our brains, the quicker these messages can be transmitted, and the quicker our brain works.
It is thought that our performance when under pressure is increased when we take L-Tyrosine supplements, and that our memory is improved. These are the benefits that are expected with Brainzyme Focus Pro.
Essential vitamins and minerals
There is also a big group of ingredients that make up the rest of the formula for Brainzyme Focus Pro, but in much smaller quantities.
Included in this are minerals like magnesium, zinc and iron, which you will find in most supplements, and vitamins C, B1, B5, B6 and B9. They all have their individual part to play when it comes to the health and performance of our brains and bodies, from protecting against cognitive decline to stabilizing our moods.
There is evidence to support the inclusion of these ingredients, but as the world world of nootropics is a relatively new one, a lot more research is required to establish the full impact of these ingredients on our brains.
How To Take Brainzyme Focus Pro
On the website, it is recommended that you take two Brainzyme Focus Pro capsules an hour after you have eaten. You should drink half a glass of water before you take them, and another half glass of water immediately afterwards. As you get an 8-hour energy boost, it is obviously advisable to do this around your breakfast so that you can feel the benefits throughout the day.
If you would like a stronger impact, it is recommended that you take your dose at least 30 minutes before food, and increase the dosage. The maximum they recommend is 6 capsules a day, for people over 16, 4 for pregnant and breastfeeding women and 2 for children over 10. This was quite surprising, as often the latter two groups of people are not encouraged to take nootropics without first seeking medical advice – which we would most certainly recommend you do if you fall in those groups.
Using Brainzym Focus Pro – The Results
After all the research, it was time to put it to the test. Before I go on to detail my experiences with Brainzyme Focus Pro, it will probably be helpful to explain a bit about me and my life – just so that you can see what I was hoping to feel, and how my life changed as a result – if at all.
I am a freelance writer – I have almost daily deadlines for various publications, which usually results in late nights working and quite stressful periods. I juggle this with a young family – both my wife and I work full time and we have two boys under 5. It can be tough at times, so what I was really hoping for was a bit more focus on work, which would mean that I had a bit more free time to help share the parenting with my wife.
I decided that the best way to experience Brainzyme Focus Pro was to take the recommended dose – two capsules every morning, an hour after my breakfast. I won’t lie – I wanted to see big results straight away, so I was tempted to go for the maximum dose, but I was restrained and followed the recommendations.
I have tried quite a few Nootropics over the years, and what tends to happen is that you don’t feel any real impact for a little while – usually around a week – after you start taking them.
So I was delighted to be able to feel a little surge of energy within an hour or so of taking my first dose of Brainzyme Focus Pro – this was surprising.
It wasn’t overwhelming, but I could just feel myself be a little bit more ‘in the zone’ – I was getting work done, and I didn’t have that same lethargy that I can often have midway through the morning – I was powering on through, and I was getting myself ahead of schedule.
It is sometimes difficult to separate the different benefits when you take a nootropic – was I feeling more focused and motivated? Or did I just have more energy, which made focusing on my tasks much easier? It is hard to say, but the result was that I got my work done ahead of schedule.
The impact of this was huge – I was helping to prepare dinner, playing with my children, and taking care of household chores – all at a time that I would normally be stressing at my desk. More than that though, I was really enjoying being there – laughing with my kids more.
This continued for the rest of the month. Perhaps it was just because it was the first thing I felt, but the overwhelming thing I felt was more energy. The focus and motivation may have been there as well, but it was the energy that I felt made the biggest impact on me.
Pros and Cons
In order to give a more balanced analysis of Brainzyme Focus Pro, I have incorporated not just my own experiences, but those of others that we came across during the research.
Pros of Brainzyme Focus Pro
Energy: The extra little boost that you get makes everything seem a little bit easier. The energy comes to you quickly, and sticks around for as long as you’ll feasibly need it – you will get a lot more done as a result.
Reduced stress: This may just be a by-product of getting more done, but many people report that they feel more relaxed when they take Brainzyme Focus Pro. There are plenty of ingredients that aim to fight stress that could back up this claim.
Boost the immune system: Many of the ingredients are also anti-oxidants, or have other immune-boosting qualities. As such, many people find that they pick up less niggly little illnesses when they take Brainzyme Focus Pro.
Cons of Brainzyme Focus Pro
Contains caffeine: A lot of people find that caffeine doesn’t agree with them, so it’s inclusion here may put people off.
Not the strongest: The fact that you can take up to three times the recommended dose should tell you that the recommended dose is quite weak. If you do end up taking the maximum dose, remember that it will become three times more expensive to use.
Brainzyme Focus Pro is unlike a lot of the other nootropics that I have tried – largely because of the inclusion of caffeine.
While this might put people off trying it, I found that the extra little boost to my energy levels enhanced every other benefit that I experienced from taking Brainzyme Focus Pro. I was able to get so much more work done with that little boost, that I didn’t feel the need to up my dose, which kept it very affordable as well as effective.
As a parent to young children, who often struggles to get a full night’s sleep, this was genuinely life-changing for me. I was just a little better in almost every aspect of my life, and I would therefore wholeheartedly recommend Brainzyme Focus Pro to anyone who wants that extra little boost in their lives.
This article was written by: Alex Whybrow – Full Time Writer, Coffee Connoisseur & Nootropic Fan
Alex spends a lot of his time writing. He is a creative soul who loves to express himself through his written word. When focus or concentration becomes an issue he turns to nootropics. Aside from the world of nootropic supplementation and writing, Alex is a huge fan of coffee and can regularly be found consuming it and writing about it.