BrainieX is a dietary supplement that uses a proprietary formula of 100% natural ingredients to boost short and long-term memory, increase energy, improve focus, and provide ongoing support for healthy brain function.
In fact, the manufacturer claims that BrainieX is so effective that it’s been proven to increase memory recall in men and women of “just about all ages,” with no negative side effects. All you have to do is take one BrainieX pill every morning, and you’ll “noticeably improve your focus and memory within the first week.”
All of which is why BrainieX is rated the #1 natural cognitive enhancer, with thousands of satisfied customers.
Is all of this a bunch of unsupported hype, or can you really expect BrainieX to “fuel your brain”? And even if it works exactly as advertised, is it even worth the money? You’ve got important questions about BrainieX, and we’re here to help you find some answers.
To kick things off, let’s take an in-depth look at how BrainieX is supposed to work.
How Does BrainieX Work? What Ingredients Does It Use?
In three words? We’re not told. And in our opinion—we’ve reviewed dozens of popular brain supplements like BrainieX—this is a huge red flag. That is, unless you like putting completely unknown substances of unknown origin into your body.
Because we’ve reviewed so many brain health supplements, the good news is that we understand they generally contain the same handful of ingredients, such as:
- Vitamin B12
- Huperzine A
- Alpha GPC
- Bacopa Monnieri
Of these, vinpocetine might help treat some diseases that interfere with thinking, such as Alzheimer’s. Similarly, phosphatidylserine might be effective for addressing age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s.
Huperzine A is listed as “possibly effective” for dementia and improving memory, tyrosine for improving mental performance and memory under stressful conditions (e.g. military training) and improving alertness following a lack of sleep. Some specific bacopa extracts have also been shown to improve memory.
But remember, this is all guesswork, because BrainieX’s manufacturer doesn’t think it’s important to tell us about a single ingredient (or dosage) it contains. And even if we were told, ingredients in these types of supplements are almost always part of a proprietary blend, so there’s no way to know if there’s enough to work at all.
Important note: In our experience, if a brain supplement company claims to boost energy, this is often accomplished using some type of stimulant, such as caffeine. Why? Because, although some of the ingredients above might boost memory, there’s no evidence they’ll increase your energy.
As a result, approach with caution if you’re especially sensitive to stimulants.
Potential BrainieX Side Effects
Again, we don’t know if any of the above common ingredients are found in BrainieX, but if they are any of the above, they usually don’t cause anything worse than mild digestive upset.
However, according to WebMD, huperzine a can lead to “sweating, blurred vision, slurred speech, restlessness, loss of appetite, contraction and twitching of muscle fibers, cramping, increased saliva and urine, inability to control urination, high blood pressure, and slowed heart rate.”
Because of potential side effects like these, it’s important to speak with your doctor before taking BrainieX or any other brain health supplement.
Alright, we’ve already referenced other brain supplements several times, so let’s take a look at some specific examples.
An Industry Full Of Supplements Just Like BrainieX
Type “brain supplement” into your favorite search engine, and you’ll quickly see that the market is absolutely flooded with brain supplements that are essentially identical to BrainieX. We often know little about the companies behind them, in a lot of instances we’re mostly left in the dark as to what they contain, and they’re often sold through sneaky free trials and autoship programs (more about this next).
How do we know this? We’ve reviewed many popular options like Geniux, Brain Storm Elite, Neuroflexyn, and many others. In fact, we’re so familiar with this particular niche that we wrote an in-depth Nootropics Buyer’s Guide to help walk you through the process of buying one.
What are customers saying about these products? Whether here on HighYa or elsewhere online, they tend to come with bottom-of-the-barrel customer reviews, with most complaining about high prices, failure to work, and difficult customer service. Let’s continue this thought into the next section.
How Much Will You Pay For BrainieX?
Just like with BrainieX’s ingredients, we’re not told how much it’ll cost to purchase. Why? At the time of our research, the “Try BrainieX” button at the bottom of the ordering form wasn’t working, and there wasn’t a Terms & Conditions listed at the bottom of their website.
In a lot of instances though, these brain supplements are sold only through “free” trials, where you’ll pay a minimal amount to cover S&H (usually $4.95) and will receive a 30-day supply. What they purposely hide from you is that after a short period of time (often 10-14 days), you’ll be billed the full price, which could approach the $100 mark.
As if this isn’t enough, they company will keep sending you a new bottle of the supplement once per month, and will charge your credit card each time until you call to cancel. Even then, you might be met with purposely-poor customer service intended to frustrate you into giving up.
Once again though, much of this is speculation, since BrainieX’s website leaves so many unanswered questions—not to mention red flags.
Speaking of red flags, what’s the bottom line about BrainieX?
Is BrainieX a No-Brainer?
Whether we’re talking about BrainieX or any other nutritional supplement, it’s important to remember that these products are subject to essentially zero oversight before being released to the public. These manufacturers can say just about anything they want and don’t have to back any of it up with evidence.
Regarding BrainieX specifically, between not telling us about a single ingredient it contains to the company’s non-functional website, we think there are far too many red flags to warrant giving the supplement a try.
Perhaps the company hastily launched their site (after all, we do specialize in reviewing supplements soon after they hit the market) and plans to update this key information sometime soon. Until then, we’d recommend talking with your doctor about more effective methods of addressing memory and cognition.