Study Juice Review

It’s no secret that college students have been using and abusing study drugs like Adderall for years now.

With addiction and side effects becoming more prevalent, students have been turning to safer, cheaper, and legal alternatives such as cogntive enhancing supplements and nootropics.

Many companies have also been marketing their products as supplements for studying. Some supplement companies have chosen to more directly target students with their nootropics, and Brain Forza’s Study Juice is one of those products.

Study Juice appears to be a potent nootropic featuring two clinically proven ingredients, ashwagandha (KSM-66) and TeaCrine, as well as other natural herbs that support focus, concentration, processing speed, memory, and energy.

Brain Forza sent me a nice package with their best products so I could try them out for a review.

I got to try the new Study Juice, Work Juice and for fun, their v2.0 Stick Packs.

This review is for the new Study Juice formula with TeaCrine.

Study Juice Ingredients

First off, we should mention that the company let us know the Study Juice formula was designed to support the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Also, they also mention they don’t use ingredients like aniracetam or Noopept because they cannot be sold as dietary supplements in the US and they are going for a mass retail approach.

Study Juice contains quite a unique blend of nootropic ingredients.

Here is the breakdown of ingredients based on the higher, 6-capsule serving size:

  • Vitamin B6 as P5P – 10 mg (the active form)
  • Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin – 0.4 mg (the active form)
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract 3/2 – 450 mg
  • Natural Caffeine from Green Tea – 170 mg
  • Guarana (contributing to total caffeine above)
  • Schisandra as XandraPure 5/1 Extract
  • Catuaba Bark Extract (imported from Brazil)
  • Natural L-Theanine from Green Tea – 400 mg
  • TeaCrine – 125 mg
  • Red Panax Ginseng Blend
  • KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root – 600 mg
  • N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
  • Betaine Anhydrous
  • Acetyl L-Carnitine
  • American Ginseng Root Extract 5%
  • Vinpocetine
  • Bioperine

Let’s go over a few key ingredients…

TeaCrine

TeaCrine (a patent-pending compound containing pure theacrine) is a newer ingredient made by a company called Compound Solutions. Other products carry it in ranges of 20–60 mg.

TeaCrine is supossed to help increase the amount of dopamine available in the brain and lower adenosine, therefore increasing focus, motivation, energy and more.

There is a clinical trial that has been run on the ingredient at 200 mg with a positive effect on energy, fatigue, and concentration.

Brain Forza claims that TeaCrine works better paired with caffeine as it potentiates the effects, smoothing out absorption and making it last longer with less of an easy-come-easy-go effect.

KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root Extract

KSM-66 has 11 clinical trials supporting it, and governmental health organizations acknowledging and accepting its claims to cognition, stress, testosterone and fertility improvements.

Brain Forza uses a USDA certified organic and made with a special “green” extraction process using water and milk.

Clinical trials show that dosages of 500 mg/day and more are effective. Six capsules of Study Juice contain 600 mg.

Catuaba Bark Extract (as Trichilia catigua)

Catuaba bark extract is one of the more interesting and unique ingredients in the formula.

I have ever seen this in any other nootropic.

Brain Forza’s rep said it’s in the formula because in animal models, Catuaba seems to promote an increase in mood and energy by acting as a natural dopamine reuptake inhibitor.

Here are more interesting animal studies:

The rest of the ingredients are fairly common in the marketplace. Again, we do not see any typical acetylcholine enhancers like alpha GPC, Huperzine A or CDP Choline. So I was very interested to try the product out.

Study Juice Review of Effects

I was excited to try this nootropic after seeing the unique blend of ingredients and its focus on promoting dopamine.

The packaging and presentation are also great.

The company suggested that I start with three capsules, preferably on an empty stomach, and work up to six if I wanted a stronger, more stimulatory effect.

3-Capsule Dose

Key Ingredient Dosages at Three Capsules:

  • Vitamin B6 as P5P – 5 mg (the active form)
  • Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin – 0.2 mg (the active form)
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract 3/2 – 225 mg
  • Natural Caffeine from Green Tea – 85 mg
  • Natural L-Theanine from Green Tea – 200 mg
  • TeaCrine – 62.5 mg
  • KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root – 300 mg

I took three capsules on an empty stomach while getting ready to sit down and focus on some work I needed to get done.

It took a bit of time, but within about 50–60 minutes I did feel more alert, a little sharper and my brain felt more activated.

I could think more clearly and felt less distracted.

This dose would most likely be better with daily use over time. The effect was light and functional without being overwhelming.

6-Capsules Dose

Key Ingredient Dosages at Six Capsules:

  • Vitamin B6 as P5P – 10 mg (the active form)
  • Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin – 0.4 mg (the active form)
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract 3/2 – 450 mg
  • Natural Caffeine from Green Tea – 170 mg
  • Natural L-Theanine from Green Tea – 400 mg
  • TeaCrine – 125 mg
  • KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root – 600 mg

At six capsultes, we are seeing some pretty generous serving sizes of these ingredients.

I took six capsules on an empty stomach under the same circumstances, while working.

This time, it was a lot different. Suddenly my vision started getting a little sharper, colors started getting a little brighter

Nothing scary or euphoric, but I did feel enlightened. My brain felt activated and my body a little warm. Thoughts were a bit speedier but still controllable.

When trying to focus, I had a sense of tunnel vision. Interestingly enough, I had absolutely no jittery effect from the caffeine, which was equivalent to a large coffee.

The lack off jitterness was likely because of the 400 mg of L-theanine and 600 mg of KSM-66.

The 6-capsule dose worked great for me.

I tried this a bunch more times and shared it with friends who had similar results.

One of the times I tried it, I actually did get closer to a more euphoric effect. I am not sure if it was from the rhodiola, or if something was going on with my body chemistry that enabled some pathways to activate more.

Six Capsules Emptied into Orange Juice – Liquid Form

This method is recommended on the Brain Forza website, so I wanted to give it a try.

They warn that it tastes terrible, because of the TeaCrine and American ginseng and drinking it with sour options were best.

I emptied six capsules into orange juice and sipped down half pretty quick. There was a nasty aftertaste, but this was fun and felt experimental.

This time, I noticed an effect immediately, as soon as I drank some of the mixture, I felt something change with my perception. Likely this is due to effective sublingual absorption of the ingredients.

As I sipped on the rest of the drink over the next 20 minutes or so, I did get a very noticeable head buzz and big improvement in mood.

The only downside to this method is that it seemed a little more easy-come-easy-go. The effects did not last as long. However, it did feel pretty great!

Brain Forza’s Study Juice Review: The Verdict

Overall I am pleased with my experience with Study Juice

It is loaded with great herbal and amino acid ingredients and is an effective nootropic.

The effects are well balanced and the ingredients complimentary to one another.

If you are looking for a safe, effective supplement for studying that is not too overwhelmingly energizing, Study Juice may be a good fit for you.

RATING: 4.6/5

PROS

  • Excellent ingredient profile
  • Clean and effective, not overwhelming
  • Natural and non-habituating
  • Competitively priced
  • Low to medium caffeine (3–6 caps)

CONS

  • The “kick” could be stronger
  • Strong kick when caps emptied into liquid but taste bad

Recommend? Yes!

Visit brainforza.com to buy Study Juice, one of the most effective and well-designed natural nootropics currently available on the market.

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