Today, I am going to review Maven Lab’s BrainStack. After trying out the different products from Onnit Labs product line such as Alpha Brain, New Mood, and Shroom Tech Sport, I was really curious how nootropic supplements from other companies would compare.
From my research, I noticed that Maven Lab’s BrainStack has some pretty glowing reviews, and after looking at the list of ingredients myself, I just had to try it out. The ingredients seemed like a spectacular blend that would lend themselves to an overall cognitive boost, primarily geared towards memory enhancement.
BrainStack seemed to have the makings of a worthwhile product, with an honest ingredients list.
It seemed to me that I was actually paying for the product and ingredients, rather than marketing, packaging, and the brand name. That is a good sign to me.
I talked to the owner of Maven Lab’s to see if it was alright if I put this review up, and warned that I will be giving it an honest review. He was truly an awesome guy, and I could tell he believed in his product and its effects.
So with an impressive list of ingredients, along with an owner and company who cares considerably about the product they make, Maven Lab’s BrainStack looked like it would be worth trying.
So here’s my BrainStack review…
The ingredients for in BrainStack are top notch. Quite honestly, they are very similar to the ingredients from Onnit’s Alpha Brain, however in different qualities. The main difference in their ingredients is that BrainStack has a lot more Huperzine, which is a neurovasodilator and a very effective nootropic.
Here is the list of ingredients (updated in 2017 for version 3.0) in BrainStack:
Memory Enhancement Ingredients
For memory enhancement, Maven Lab’s BrainStack ingredients include Huperzine A, Alpha GPC, Bacopa Monnieri, and Acetyl-L-Carnitine. These are all very effective memory enhancers and the effects are extremely noticeable after dosing. Alpha GPC even prevents the loss of memory as you age. Good mix right here. Bacopa especially is shown to promote increased learning in humans.
One outstanding ingredient found in BrainStack is Hericium Erinaceus extract, also known as Lion’s Mane Mushroom, which is a powerful neuroprotectant with the ability to increase the amount of Nerve Growth Factor in the brain which is believed to enable the creation of new neurons when dosed for extended periods of time.
To enhance your focus, Maven Lab’s BrainStack ingredients include Alpha-GPC, Mucuna Pruriens, and Caffeine. All three have been shown in studies to show an increase in concentration, mental alertness, mental clarity, and especially focus. They are all great nootropics for this purpose and are dosed pretty adequately for nice effects without any negative side effects. The addition of L-theanine complements the stimulative effects of the caffeine by eliminating any jitteriness that is often associated with its consumption, leaving you with a cool sharp focus.
BrainStack also includes several nootropics that enhance cognitive ability because they are neurovasodilators. This was my favorite part of Maven Lab’s BrainStack nootropic supplement because they are extremely effective and noticeable in increasing memory in the brain and brainpower. They are truly effective and you can feel them working. Vinpocetine, Huperzine-A, Alpha GPC, and Bacopa all work together to create a neurovasodilation effect that is simply amazing for increasing memory in the brain. They help to increase it by increasing your blood flow within your brain, which is an extremely effective for maximizing your memory over short and long term.
Many of these ingredients also work together to help create mental stamina and decrease brain fatigue, so you can keep thinking harder, faster, and longer. This is definitely one of the best nootropic supplements I’ve tried.
BrainStack is an all-natural formula. If you want to maximize BrainStack’s effects and are open to synthetic nootropics, you may want to consider stacking it with a racetam. BrainStack could easily be integrated with the Beginner Nootropic Stack or Photographic Memory Stack for maximum results.
BrainStack Review of Effects
Okay, so to start off, I would just like to say the overall effects of this nootropic stack is designed to “help individuals reach their fullest potential.”
Does Maven Lab’s BrainStack reach this? Does it really help enough to help someone reach their fullest potential?
From my experience, I would say it comes pretty damn close.
The biggest thing you’ll note from this nootropic stack is the awesome feeling you get in the front of your head. You can literally feel the increased blood flow in your head, it’s like your brain becomes a liquid molten hot slushie of smartness. I apologize if that doesn’t sound as delightful to you as it does to me, but trust me, once you try it, you’ll understand how great this nootropic supplement is. You can just feel every neuron being optimized and made to work at its maximum potential. It’s truly a unique feeling of cognitive superiority.
Focus and mental stamina were improved almost exponentially. Maven Lab’s BrainStack made me extremely motivated and focused. It made work and motivation flow easily. I normally have to battle with myself to begin a project, and after about 45 minutes, battle myself again to keep my focus at its peak.
With BrainStack, keeping my focus was easy, and motivation was even easier. Instead of 45 minutes of focus, I was easily able to complete about 4 hours worth of intense work without stopping. I would have most likely had more, but I finished everything I needed to do and went to sleep!
Enhanced Dreams and Sleep
Sleep was another interesting side effect. My dreams were intensely vivid and enjoyable. They were just like they were happening in front of me in real life, and extremely intense. Lucid dreaming was definitely possible with ease. Taken with On It’s New Mood supplement, they were intensified even further. These two make for a great dream and sleep enhancement stack.
My memory was improved just like with Onnit’s Alpha Brain and in some ways even more. For the duration of my work and several days afterwards, my memory was at its sharpest. My recall was enhanced to be more vivid and thorough, especially with logical and literal concepts. My recall speed was enhanced greatly as well.
Overall, Maven Lab’s BrainStack is an awesome brain enhancing nootropic supplement. I would rate it one of the top supplements in its class, maybe even higher than Onnit’s Alpha Brain. It does exactly what its supposed to and feels awesome.
Summary of its Effects
- Actually effective, unlike many preformulated “brain” supplements.
- Increased my productivity and focus, completely eliminated my ADD tendencies.
- 1-2 capsules is enough for a good 6-8 hours.
- Feels great, almost euphoric, and HIGHLY motivating.
- Gave me “inspired” ideas and motivation that normally do not occur to me.
- Excellent customer service and shipping.
- I spoke to the owner and can truly see he cares about his product and believes it is a good product.
- Ingredients that work.
- Label shows exactly what is in it and what quantities. No BS proprietary blends.
- Easy to order on their site, no hassle with payment and shipping was quick.
Would I recommend BrainStack? Absolutely.
Maven Lab’s BrainStack is a winner. It is one of the best preformulated supplements you can get for increasing memory in the brain.
I give it a 5 out 5 rating.
The packaging and service was certainly top tier, very professional and speedy. The product was my favorite nootropic supplement I’ve ever tried because it feels like a nootropic should. I would even rate it better than Alpha Brain, though I liked that one too.
Personally, I save BrainStack for important times like exam days to give me the edge I need.
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