About Brain360

By Tyler Cooper
HighYa Staff Published on: Aug 31, 2017

Brain360 is a nutritional supplement that aims to be able to provide sustained attention, focus, and concentration without any crash or side effects thanks to a formula containing ingredients claimed to be clinically proven by one of America’s top hospitals.

The manufacturer says that the product’s formulation allows it to be effective in just one hour, going to work by increasing “learning” neurotransmitters in the brain, improving blood flow, and boosting your natural energy levels throughout the day.

Brain360 promises to work the first time and get even stronger as you use it daily, allowing you to promote new task learning, memory retention, and consolidation. That being said, it isn’t the only supplement to make these claims. These sorts of brain-boosting pills are often called nootropics. In the following section, let’s explore how these work within the body in order to bring you these benefits.

How Nootropics Like Brain360 Work

Nootropics are broadly defined as any supplement meant to enhance cognitive function, particularly with creativity, memory and focus in healthy individuals. In an article from HowStuffWorks, we’re shown that the human brain is made up of approximately 100 billion nerve cells, called neurons.

These cells are incredible in that they have the ability to carry electrical signals, similar in some ways to the wires in your smartphone or television. These electrical signals are referred to as neurotransmitters, and in general, nootropics tend to change how these signals behave (instead of simply “increasing” them, as the makers of Brain360 suggest). Because they are responsible for everything you do, they’re central to the claim that these sorts of products can enhance your daily life.

Relating to Brain360 specifically, the product includes caffeine in its formula. As you may know, this substance is the most widely used stimulant in the world, with millions of individuals consuming it daily in the form of soda, energy drinks and coffee. The manufacturer claims that most caffeine products release this chemical too quickly, potentially causing insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, and increased heart rate.

Instead, the website states that Brain360 utilizes a time release delivery to allow the body to gradually absorb the ingredients, making way for a smooth onset and offset of the effects. This makes sense in theory, of course, but what are these ingredients, and what sort of effects can you truly expect them to have?

What Ingredients Are Inside Brain360’s Formula?

According to the product’s website, the formulation behind Brain360 contains the following ingredients: caffeine, ginkgo biloba, L-theanine, bacopa monnieri, gaba, and phosphatidylcholine. So, looking at these through the lens of authoritative sources such as WebMD, Examine.com and the Mayo Clinic, how effective might they be for improving cognitive function?

As it turns out, a few are reported to have positive effects, such as:

  • Caffeine, which has been shown to improve mental alertness when consumed as a beverage, and also has shown evidence that it can improve memory in college students when taken in dosages of 200 mg by mouth daily.
  • Ginkgo biloba, which can reportedly slightly improve speed of thinking, memory, and attention in healthy adults when taken by mouth daily in doses of 120-240 mg per day.
  • Bacopa monnieri, which when taken by mouth in doses of 300 mg daily seems to improve some measure of memory in healthy adults.

Outside of these ingredients, however, the sources listed above did not report that gaba, phosphatidylcholine or L-theanine had sufficient evidence supporting their ability to improve cognitive function, mental state, anxiety, or sense of calmness, as the manufacturer suggests. In addition, no dosage information is provided on the product's website, and when we reached out to customer support for clarification, none of the multiple agents we spoke to could provide this information.

However, what about any side effects associated with Brain360?

Potential Brain360 Side Effects

When taking a supplemental product like Brain360, there is always the potential for side effects to occur. Without having the dosage amounts of each individual ingredient, however, we can’t say for certain how likely you are to experience any of these effects. According to Mayo Clinic, WebMD and Examine.com, the following are possible, though not all were reported with dosage information:

  • Caffeine: Doses over 400 mg per day can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and respiration, headache, anxiety, agitation, chest pain, and ringing in the ears.
  • Ginkgo biloba: stomach upset, headache, dizziness, constipation, forceful heartbeat, and allergic skin reactions.
  • Bacopa monnieri: increased bowel movements, stomach cramps, nausea, dry mouth, and fatigue.
  • Phosphatidylcholine: excessive sweating, stomach upset, and diarrhea.

Brain360 Pricing & Return Policy

As of this writing, Brain360 was available exclusively through the manufacturer as a free trial. This means that upon checkout, you’ll be asked to pay $4.95 for shipping on a one-month supply of the supplement. The terms lay out that your order will be shipped out the day following your order date, which will mark the beginning of your 14-day trial.

If you call 877-566-6664 and cancel this trial before the end of this period, you will not be charged further. If you do not, however, you will be automatically billed the full purchase price of $89.73 and placed into the company’s autoship program. This means that every 30 days thereafter, you’ll be sent a new bottle of Brain360 and charged $89.73.

As for returns and refunds, the terms state that you can call the customer support number listed above to cancel any order made within the last 30 days. In order to obtain your refund, you must get an RMA number from the support line, and then you’ll need to ship the product back to the manufacturer. You’ll be responsible for paying return shipping.

Brain360 vs. Similar Nootropic Supplements

There are a seemingly endless amount of nootropic supplements that can be found online by performing a simple search on Google or a marketplace like Amazon.com. Many of these products not only list their dosage amounts for similar ingredients like caffeine, ginkgo biloba, and bacopa monnieri, but they also come with hundreds, and even thousands of customer reviews in some cases.

By comparison, when searching online, we were unable to find any verifiable customer reviews for Brain360. The supplement is not available on Amazon, which we’ve found to be one of the easiest places to read quality reviews about a particular product.

So, having said this, what should you do in order to ensure you are making the most informed choice going into a nootropic purchase? This is a very important topic for our readers here at HighYa, so we’ve created an in-depth guide to answer that question in full. You can read it right here, but in general, we’d recommend keeping the following questions in mind during your search:

  • Can the product be found in stores, or is it online-only? Based on our experience reporting on dozens of these supplements over the years, we’ve found that online-exclusive products tend to be more likely to employ free trial and autoship pricing structures.
  • If the product has an online presence, does the website have a simple, single landing page, or does it feature multiple pages you can navigate to, such as FAQ sections, an about page, social media, etc? Often, these can be hallmarks of a reputable, longstanding company.
  • Are the ingredients (and their concentrations) listed on the product’s website? If so, what do trusted sources like WebMD, the Mayo Clinic, and Examine.com have to say about their effectiveness at increasing cognitive functionality?
  • What do other customers have to say about the supplement? Are there any reviews listed online detailing users’ experiences with the product? What do they have to say?

We’ve found that simply asking these questions when evaluating a product can lead to feeling more confident about your purchase, ultimately leading you to be more satisfied at the end of the day. In this final section, let’s wrap up by recapping everything that we’ve learned about Brain360 and other nootropics like it.

The Bottom Line: Is Brain360 Right for You?

Brain360 positions itself as a highly effective nootropic that can help increase your productivity, focus, and energy throughout the day, but how well can it truly live up to these claims?

Although the manufacturer states that the ingredients included in the product’s formula are clinically proven to be effective, we found that only caffeine, ginkgo biloba, and bacopa monnieri were reported to have a positive effect on cognition by sources like WebMD and Examine.com. Additionally, without any dosage information provided, we don't even know how likely these ingredients are to provide the benefits described by the manufacturer.

When you couple this with the potentially costly autoship program (a program that isn’t present with virtually all of the Amazon.com nootropic supplements we encountered), we feel that a better course of action might be to talk with your doctor directly about which option will be most effective for you over the long run.

Often, no one is more familiar with popular, effective options on the market that might be tailored to your specific budgetary and lifestyle requirements.

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16 Consumer Reviews for Brain360

Average Consumer Rating: 1.1
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5 star: 0 4 star: 0 3 star: 1 2 star: 0 1 star:  15
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  • Total scam

    • Tampa, FL,
    • Sep 3, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    Total scam going on. In December I bought the free trial, had 14 days I called to cancel. They extended it 14 more days and said use the bottle up to see if it would just take longer before I see a difference. Ok, still nothing canceled again in the 14 extra days. Now in August, nine months later, they charged my debit $69.73. When I called them, they seriously said well last December you didn’t call and cancel. I literally laughed and asked well if I didn’t cancel back then why did it take you nine months to fulfill the order, lol. I received no product and nine months later another charge and the same upsell 75%, 50% off, yada yada...she advised in 48 hours a refund will come thru. I am waiting to see. Regardless, it’s now a pain canceling my debit and getting a new one and waiting to see if I have to do a fraud thru the bank or if they will actually refund.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Almost positive, well sort of...

    Ok, I know this is a bit weird, giving a semi-positive review of what seems to be mostly a total scam/fraud/nightmare adventure.

    Same story as others here, “free trial” last December, which five months later becomes an $89.73 not-so-free trial. Then a repeat offender pack of pills a month later. Sure enough, I had told them to go away, never opened the first bottle. No, here comes its evil brother...and two charges, 190 bucks on el Visa. So I Google around, find myself here...oh-oh, scam time, do I call or just cry?

    So here’s the deal. Even though I read all the horrible, rude, and such tales, I go ahead and call and assume the best.

    Well, that’s where my two-star rating comes, in the form of Customer Service representative Kyle (877-566-6664). He and I get off on shaky ground with NO RETURN POLICY on consumable, .but here he is, careful to thank me for my patience and "let me reach out to my supervisor and see what I can do." At this point I have mentioned this complaint site and such, so he actually says let me see what I can do on my end vs. starting some kind of dispute.

    He comes back with a one time offer of a 50% refund of recent charge (so $44). He quickly adds "as long as you don’t pursue any complaint stuff." Oh-oh, I say that I may still contact my bank because still out $145 or so. We go around with a few who contacted who and when sents, and did I cancel, but you know what? Kyle was reasonable, said he worked for this company for a while (poor choice guy), he even gets stumped for words...starts with a "C." We sit on the phone silent. AH HA, "common courtesy," so we are chatting about common courtesy and gracious professionalism (thanks FIRST) and life in general, how to treat people. He thanks me for my kind words, comes back with a one time offer of a 75% refund of recent charges ($67.20). Ok, ok Kyle, I’ll take that, thanks. Kyle - "I just confirmed that I’ll process that for you, should show up in 3-7 business days."

    So here was a nice guy, I think stuck in some sticky job with probably tons of upset complaining customers who have been screwed by this company.

    Yeah, I’m still out 120 some bucks and probably will chat with my Visa bank. But I have a better taste in my mouth after this encounter with nice Kyle.

    Fair (sort of) courtesy treatment seemed a better way to go.

    Sure, we can disagree, but disagree nicely.

    In these times of gun sense discussions with Trump and the Smart Students seems like some Kyle Common Courtesy is just what we all should be using. Felt better to me. Thanks Kyle.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rip off and rude

    • Georgia,
    • Apr 16, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I did not sign up for a trial of this product, nor did I receive a trial sample. Also, I never received any email confirmation of this supposed trial and cancellation requirement. Yet the company absolutely refused to issue me a full refund and sent me another shipment five months later and refused to, once again, give me a full refund.

    Customer Service was downright rude, refusing to let me speak with a supervisor. Customer service claimed I was supposed to cancel within 14 days to avoid recurring shipments at a grossly inflated price.

    Horrible experience. I would not recommend doing business with this company. Big rip off and scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Scam!

    • Winter Haven, FL,
    • Mar 21, 2018
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    I called and canceled this in the 14-day trial period, and the representative was extremely rude and was trying to tell me I couldn't cancel. Then he told me he canceled it, but six months later I suddenly received a bottle in the mail and a charge on my credit card. I read another review where this happened to someone. He never sent me a confirmation of cancellation email, and that is what they require if you call and dispute further charges. I disputed the charge on my credit card and called the Brain360 number and reached another extremely rude employee who told me I could not cancel. When I asked to speak to a supervisor, he told me I couldn't and that everyone would tell me the same thing. I told him that was a lie and that I could cancel.

    He finally said he would cancel but told me I could not send the unopened sealed bottle back for a refund. I thought it was all taken care of and I put an alert on my credit card to not take any additional charges from them.

    One week later I received another bottle and looked on my credit card. They had charged it under a different name and a slightly different price so that my credit card didn't pick up on it. I called again and told her I had canceled the vitamins twice. The Brain360 rep told me there is a four-day waiting period after you cancel. They shipped the second bottle out during this time! Unbelievable!

    This company is so fraudulent, it is unreal! I don't see how anyone could work for them and do this to people all day long. Do NOT order the product! They should be shut down immediately!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Beware

    I ordered one bottle of this product. It had no effect on me. The company continues to send me bottles and charge me. When I called them, they argued with me about why I didn't want the product. Then they kept lowering the price. The lady was rude. I tried to contact them on Facebook, but they ignored me.

    Do not buy this product. It is a waste of money, and you cannot make it stop. I'm about to file an FBI complaint on them.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Brain360

    Do not order this product. You CANNOT get a refund, they DO NOT work, and the employees are very rude. Once they get your card number, they continue to bill you. I asked for a supervisor and was told they don't come to the phone. Now to get my money back, I have to cancel my card. These people are frauds. Don't order!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    I bought the product for $4.55 in October of 2017. It did not work. In January of 2018, I was billed for $89.73. When I called and said I did not order this, they told me I was in a contract and the billing was nonrefundable. I received no emails and no alerts, just a package I did not order arriving on January 6th. Capital One processed the refund for me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 13, 2018

      Lisa Collins

      The same happened to me, this company sucks.

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    This is a total scam

    This is a total scam. You sign in for a trial, and they will keep sending you bottles for $89, and when you try to unsubscribe, they will not accept it. The customer service is awful; they will give you no chance to explain and talk to you like a robot.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Garbage product and rip-off financially

    This product produced no results and customer service sucks. Rip off. They offer no refunds on their garbage. Completely falsely advertised.

    It is described as a trial yet you get continually being billed. When I called the company, the representative was rude and yelled over the phone then slammed the phone down. This was supposed to be a supervisor.

    DO NOT buy into this terribly unreliable product! Definitely a scam!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Brain360 sucks!

    • Arkansas,
    • Dec 6, 2017
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    I had no change and would never recommend this to anyone. Not to mention they rip you off with your money!

    Thanks Brain360 for making poor disabled people on a fixed income have false hope and an empty bank account! Do NOT fall for this scam. They won't give a person the refund they deserve either!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Fish oil

    • New York, NY,
    • Nov 13, 2017
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    Came quickly. Label states Brain XR premium Omega 3 Support, which is not what I ordered, that being Brain360. Customer support reached easily and they were told to cancel any further contact with me. I am old enough to know better.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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