When you think of mass market nootropics products, Alpha Brain (made by Onnit Labs) is likely one of the first ones that come to mind. It has almost become synonymous with the industry. That’s not surprising considering all its media mentions and the marketing efforts behind it. If you are a fan of the Joe Rogan podcast, for example, odds are you have heard him mention it on his show.
Despite Alpha Brain’s popularity and familiarity in the nootropics community, these kinds of supplements are still relatively new to the vast majority of the public. Specifically, the safety and potential side-effects tend to be of concern. The good news is though, there isn’t that much to worry about. And in today’s post, I will do my best to clear up any misconceptions.
How Safe is Alpha Brain?
I’ll come right out of the gate with a simple, direct answer. Alpha Brain is very safe. You still, of course, have to consider that not all drugs (smart or otherwise) interact with everybody in the same way. But the average healthy individual has very little to worry about when using Alpha Brain correctly.
That said, as safe as this smart drug is, I would still recommend you consult with a medical professional before taking it. This recommendation holds for any nootropic I talk about. There may be factors such as your general lifestyle, diet, allergies or any other medication you may be on that need to be taken into account. It’s just a precaution to make sure Alpha Brain is 100% the right product choice for you.
Some Alpha Brain Side Effects
Onnit’s product can be safely used to improve your brain’s performance in both the short and long term. But, like with every nootropic under the sun, there are a few potential Alpha Brain side effects to consider. They are, however, minor and in almost all cases, can be attributed to not following the guidelines and taking too large of a dose (especially in the beginning).
The most commonly reported side effect is a mild headache. A feeling of general discomfort or nausea can also pop up from time to time, as can jitteriness or restlessness.
Anytime you start feeling these any of these, the best thing to do is to stop taking the supplement. Wait until all the symptoms completely disappear and then start taking the nootropic again at a much lower dosage.
With a bit of trial and error, you’ll be able to find the right dose, one which gives you the benefits you seek while avoiding the above-mentioned adverse effects. Ultimately, the results, both positive and negative, depend on your individual brain chemistry. But believe me though. Once you find your happy balance you’ll be wondering how you ever did anything without a supplement like this.
If you ever ran into any other safety concerns with Alpha Brain, or experienced side effects I didn’t mention, please let me know. Likewise, if you’ve had a positive experience, I’d love to hear it. In either case, leave a comment below and, as always, thanks for reading!