About ProBrain Nootropic
If you’re looking to achieve optimal brain health and performance, ProBrain is a nootropic supplement that’s claimed to be proven to repair aged, worn out neurons and synaptic brain cell connections, leading to improved memory recall, clearer thinking, and boosted concentration, memory, and focus. On top of this, ProBrain is claimed to also improve motivation and mood.
According to the supplement’s website, ProBrain accomplishes this through a blend of 100% natural ingredients that are “backed by science,” including bacopin, which lasts for up to 12 hours—and is even useful for treating dementia, Alzheimer's, ADHD, and depression.
When it comes down to it though, is ProBrain really a “powerful brain enhancer,” or just a powerfully effective way of scamming you out of your hard-earned money? Let’s start by taking a look at synapses.
What Is a Synapse?
A synapse is a small structure within the nervous system “that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell.” In other words, the neurons in your body pass information to other neurons through small gaps, which are known as synapses. See below for a detailed diagram showing how this process works.
Among other things, neurons (and the synapses they contain) are thought to play a key role in the formation and retention of memories, although this theory has come under close scrutiny over the last several years.
On average, your body contains about 1,000 trillion synaptic connections (that’s a whole lot!), although after about the age of 20, we begin losing about 9,000 neurons each day, including the synapses they contain. As such, this possibly leads to a degeneration in brain processing power, memory formation and retention, and more. Which is precisely what ProBrain claims to inhibit.
But is this actually what ProBrain’s ingredients provide, or is it all hype?
Will ProBrain’s Ingredients Improve Synaptic Connections?
Despite claiming to contain a mix of ingredients proven to improve brain health, there isn’t a product label provided on the ProBrain website, and the only ingredient we’re told about is bacopin (also known as bacopa, or brahmi).
According to WebMD, two specific bacopa extracts (KeenMind and BacoMind) are listed as possibly effective for improving “some measure of memory in otherwise healthy older adults.” Outside of this, there appears to be insufficient clinical evidence showing bacopin itself can provide any kinds of brain benefits.
Ultimately, keep in mind that supplements companies aren’t regulated by the FDA, so they can make essentially any claim they like without providing a shred of evidence to back them up. In fact, the supplements don’t even have to contain all (or any) of the advertised ingredients.
Speaking of other supplements, are there any products out there similar to ProBrain?
Other Brain Supplements
Over the past year or so, the HighYa team has watched as dozens of brain supplements have entered the market, including popular options such as Brain Storm Elite, Neuroflexyn, Evo Brain Pill, and many more.
While some of these supplements provide more information on their websites and include different formulations (with different levels of efficacy), among hundreds of HighYa reader reviews, they have an average rating of 1.5 stars. Here, common complaints appear to be centered around failure to work, high price, and difficult customer service experiences.
Admittedly, you might experience something different with ProBrain, but based on our experience, we doubt it.
Now, we know what customers are saying about other brain supplements (and likely what you can expect with ProBrain), but what do we know about the manufacturer?
According to ProBrain’s Terms & Conditions, it’s manufactured by a company of the same name based out of Cobble Hill, BC, Canada. However, according to an image of the bottle featured on the ProBrain website, it’s manufactured by a company named NeuroNutra RX.
In either instance though, neither of these companies are listed with the Better Business Bureau and no additional information was available about them online.
After Googling one of the company’s toll-free phone numbers (more about this next), we learned that they manufacture another flavor-of-the-day supplement named LipogenRx Garcinia Cambogia.
ProBrain Pricing & Refund Policy
ProBrain is available in 3 different packages:
- Sampler Package (1 bottle): $47 plus $4.95 S&H
- Tier 2 Package (3 bottles): $94
- Best Selling Package (5 bottles): $141
Regardless of which package you choose, it’s not indicated how long you’ll have to request a refund. According to ProBrain’s Terms & Conditions though, all refund requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.
In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact ProBrain customer service at 888-896-2637 or 855-511-1423.
Watch Out for ProBrain’s Arbitration
When placing an order through the ProBrain website, keep in mind that you’ll immediately be bound to an arbitration agreement. In short, this means that if you experience any damages from using the supplement, your legal rights will be severely restricted—including a trial by jury or a class action lawsuit.
Is ProBrain Your Solution for a Healthier Brain?
Without knowing exactly which ingredients ProBrain contains, it’s impossible to say what kinds of results you can realistically expect to experience when using the supplement.
However, there is limited evidence showing that some bacopin-based extracts (not bacopin itself) can provide mild memory benefits, although almost certainly nowhere near as noticeable as ProBrain’s manufacturer claims.
Considering this, as well as the poor customer reputations for similar brain supplements, we’d recommend avoiding ProBrain and speaking with your physician if you’re regularly experiencing memory problems.
6 out 6 people found this review helpful
No good, and no warranty
I used ProBrain Nootropic for three weeks, with no effect. I called the company, but they never called me back. No more of this stuff for me.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
2 out 3 people found this review helpful
After using the first bottle, I was delighted with the results. When I try to tell or describe something I often can't remember the word I want. That has almost went away. I will continue with the product Thanks. Note: The product does not have the word Nootropic on it.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend