- Contains 5 hydroxytryptophan (5HTP), an active version of L-Tryptophan), which helps the body produce some of the neurotransmitters that help with mood balancing and sleep benefits.
- Contains L-Theanine which can increase alpha brain wave activity to achieve a mental state that is similar to what is experienced during mediation, resulting in a feeling of calm and focus. It also raises levels of dopamine and serotonin, neurotransmitters which can slow down the nervous system without a sedative effect.
- Contains lemon balm which is known for its anti-anxiety and relaxation/stress reduction effects. By naturally increasing levels of the neurotransmitter Gamma AminoButyric Acid (GABA), which helps promote overall mental wellness, sleep and stability.
- Contains magnesium which plays a critical role in brain function and mood as it is essential for optimal nerve transmission and it is involved in the formation of membrane phospholipids, which impacts mood and stress response.
- Contains vitamins and other ingredients that are purported to support mental wellness.
- BrainSmart Mood is an advanced brain nutrition supplement designed to dramatically improve mood quality and prevent mood swings. The all-natural ingredients in BrainSmart Mood have been carefully selected and formulated to deliver all of the essential elements the brain needs to function at its optimal best.
NOTE: “All Natural” is a difficult term to define by FDA standards, and most amino acids are produced in a way that cannot be classified as such.
- Other Ingredients: vegetarian capsules.
- The product contains no fillers artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or binders.
Company Representative Q&A
- Plant or Animal-sourced – vegan, vegetarian capsules, yet the source for certification is not clear
- Pharmaceutical Grade – ingredients are over 99% in purity and contain no unknown additives. This certification requires stringent testing, yet we await a response on their testing practices.
- Certifications and Standards – in addition to the label claims, the representative stated that there is no gelatin used and that the company does not do animal testing.
- Lab Tested – “all the natural active amino acid-based compounds specially prepared in the exclusive Cognicetam+™ brain supplements complex has been cited in over 4,050 scientific studies. All of our brain supplements are manufactured in production facilities that are quality checked every 3 months. If, for any reason, our brain supplements do not meet pharmaceutical standards, they do not leave our facility.”
NOTE: AminoFacts awaits information on what specifically they test for, such as whether or not the company regularly conducts lab testing on the raw materials and ingredients for chemicals, herbicides, heavy metals and microbials.
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