TopBrainPills Rating: 67%

Brain Lightning: Miracle Multivitamin or Just Junk?

Brain Lightning is a multi-vitamin that claims it can help fight against problems such as brain fog, concentration loss, memory loss, and low brainpower. The manufacturers, Novus Research Inc., promotes its supplement to those who feel ‘tired of watching others advance ahead’ in work or school. So if you’re someone who wants optimum brain function in order to reach your goals then keep reading.

When we first visited Brain Lightning’s website, we wondered whether we landed on the wrong page. It’s amateur design and varied font styles did not convince us that Novus Research Inc. is a serious and dedicated company. Particularly with so many great competitors in the field, we don’t see how Brain Lightning even qualifies to play in the game if they have failed to show any commitment to branding and marketing. Nonetheless, we feel as though it is equally as necessary to view the product’s ingredients and other customer reviews to come up with an unbiased evaluation.

Overall Dose Potency: 11/20

It turns out that their formula didn’t impress us either. Each capsule of Brain Lightning consists of:  Vitamin E, Magnesium, Thiamin, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Zinc, Manganese, Methylcobalamin, Organic Selenomethionine, Vinpocetine, Huperzine A, Trimethylglycine, DL-Phenylalanine, GABA, DMAE, DLPA, L-Tyrosine, Gingko biloba, Prenenolone, Magnesium stearate, and Silicon dioxide.


Just by glancing through this list, we could already spot a few issues. First of all, putting GABA into a brain-enhancing supplement in this say is like continuing to believe that geocentrism is true. GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid that acts as neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. Although existing GABA in the brain calms the nervous system and relaxes us, taking the substance orally has been proven to be completely futile. Another major issue in the formula is DMAE. This compound has been banned in Australia, Canada and the U.S. because it can reverse cognitive ability after long-term use.


Although Brain Lightning’s formula does consist of some good substances such as Ginkgo, Vinpocetine and Huperzine A, we are very concerned with its choices of including DMAE and GABA. The overall potency of the product is therefore average: not terrible, but definitely not the best.


Short Term Results: 12/20

What was intended as a 15 week trial period ended after only 4 weeks. This was mainly because we simply did not see any significant results. A total of 7 people served as testers and took 2 capsules of Brain Lightning for the first 2 weeks before increasing their dose to 3 capsules a day. In the first week, there were signs of increased alertness and energy. Some of the testers suggested possible improvements in memory although there was not enough evidence to justify their statements. We advise that you use some kind of test or memory game in order to truly track the progress of your memory skills when taking a supplement.

Long Term Results: 14/20

As mentioned above, we did not notice any long-term results. The effects that were there quickly faded as the users built a tolerance. One of the testers did claim that focus abilities were still improved and that he wasn’t against the product. He did say, however, that it wasn’t ‘the best’ because there were a few side effects.

Side Effects: 18/20

There were no major side effects to report. One of the testers did experience very slight headaches during the month of trial. However, there is no way of making sure that the headaches came from usage of Brain Lightning or from any other factors. We were quite happy to see that none of our testers experienced any problems during testing period or even after since we were initially worried that they would.

Price/Value: 12/20

So a bottle with 30 capsules costs $39.95, but the recommended dose is 1-3 capsules per day. During your first trial you could probably take 1 capsule per day and feel some results. However, we assume that this dose would have to increase as you start building a tolerance. Once you reach a dose of 3 capsules a day, then you would have to spend $99.95 for a month’s supply. Wow, there goes my jaw to the floor.


Brain Lightning is definitely not one of our favorite products. The formula includes a few ingredients that concern us while the results were not as good as we wished them to be. There are certain users who did experience good effects, but nothing was distinguishable enough to wow us…except for the price of course (Almost $100 per month!).


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