Whether you’re looking for something to give you that edge, or just something to keep you afloat, there are a ton of supplements out there that claim they’ll support cognitive functioning. The problem is it’s not always easy to tell which ones work and which ones don’t. So, we’ve decided to compile this list to give you a head start (get it?)!
Here are 10 vegan brain supplements which may enhance memory, focus, and general cognitive functions.
1. Host Defense Myco Botanicals Brain Capsules
This non-GMO, gluten-free, and organic formula promotes clarity, memory, and concentration. It contains reishi, lion’s mane, ginkgo, bacopa, cordyceps, and Gotu Kola. The ingredients are also sustainably cultivated. Host Defense Myco Botanicals Brain Capsules cost $22.46 for a 30-day supply.
Steve Garner says, “Amazing! Absolutely fantastic. I no longer take the doctor prescribed amphetamine (adderal) to help with focus. I no longer forget things instantly, I no longer lose my train of though mid sentence. Paul Stamets, I thank you!”
2. Zazzee Naturals Alpha GPC Capsules
These non-GMO, gluten-free capsules contain pharmaceutical-grade alpha gpc. Backed by clinical studies, this formula can help with concentrations, memory, and alertness. It contains no sweeteners, artificial flavors, wheat, soy, or tree nuts. Zazzee Naturals Alpha GPC Capsules cost $19.97 for a 37.5-day supply.
One Amazon reviewer says, “I have been taking these for a couple of months now and I can definitely say that I noticed a difference in my focus clarity and memory. this is a product that I will continue to purchase. It has worked for me, especially now that I’m back in university.”
3. Himalaya Organic Bacopa Capsules
This non-GMO, organic formula can help relieve fatigue and support memory. It contains clinical-strength bacopa, and it’s made from whole-plant powder. It’s free from gluten, wheat, corn, soy, and has no artificial fillers. Himalaya Organic Bacopa Capsules cost $16.79 for a 2-month supply.
One Amazon reviewer says, “I have been using this product for about a week and I have noticed a definite difference in being able to retain information while doing my schoolwork.”
4. Solgar Full Spectrum Curcumin Capsules
This formula is non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, wheat-free, and doesn’t contain artificial flavors or sweeteners. It helps with short-term memory, focus, and may help produce a vital neurotransmitter. It contains B12, choline, full-spectrum curcumin, and bacopa. Solgar Full Spectrum Curcumin costs $19.95 for a 30-day supply.
Nora Sharma Martinez says, “Has helped me with my memory and brain fog.”
5. Nature’s Bounty Brain Superfood Capsules
This formula helps keep your brain healthy and supports short-term memory and concentration. It contains wild blueberry extract, marigold extract, lutein, zeaxanthin, and red grape powder. It’s also non-GMO and gluten-free. Nature’s Bounty Brain Superfood Capsules cost $13.16 for a 24-day supply.
James Pierce says “Good product. It makes a noticeable different in my ability to recall details each time I take it.”
6. Gaia Herbs Nootropic Focus Capsules
Boost your concentration and memory with Ginkgo Biloba and spearmint. This non-GMO, gluten-free formula also contains saffron and lemon balm to help ease tension. It’s free from soy, peanuts, sesame, and yeast. Gaia Herbs Nootropic Focus Capsules cost $27.99 for a 20-day supply.
One Amazon reviewer says, “I have a demanding professional role, and I’ve noticed significantly improved memory, a sharper feeling of focus, and (this was unexpected) better sleep while taking this product. Just ordered another bottle and plan to keep taking this for a long time!”
7. NutriRise Organic Ashwagandha Capsules
This highly potent formula is made with ashwagandha and black pepper. It can help with cognitive function, sleep, and energy levels. It’s also gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. NutriRise Organic Ashwagandha Capsules cost $17.95 for a 60-day supply.
Katie MCCarthy says, “I started taking Ashwaganda once a day about 7 days ago and have noticed a huge decrease in stress and increase in focus / productivity.”
8. HumanN SuperBeets Nootropic Supplement Soft Chews
This gluten-free, non-GMO chewable helps promote blood flow to your brain and supports memory, focus, and mental alertness. It contains resveratrol, coffee fruit extract, and beetroot powder. The flavor is blueberry-pomegranate, and it doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners. HumanN SuperBeets Nootropic Supplement Soft Chews cost $34.99 for a 30-day supply.
CM says, “I have a stressful IT “brain” job. The afternoon and evening sometimes my brain is done before my work. Didn’t used to be that way, but after 30 years… guess I’m tired. These are so great to give me the extra mojo when I need it.”
9. Teraputics Magnesium L-Threonate Capsules
This non-GMO, gluten-free product is backed by research and created by doctors at MIT. It has a high-absorption rate, and it’s the only magnesium shown to cross the blood-brain barrier. It can even help create more neural pathways in the brain! Teraputics Magnesium L-Threonate Capsules cost $24.95 for a 25-day supply.
One Amazon reviewer says, “As a programmer, I find the nootropic effect of this supplement is noticeable and effective. I have started ordering regularly and was happy with this brand in particular because it seems to be one of the higher quality brands available which lasts at least a month per bottle. I take 2 daily along with Lions Mane from a different company.”
10. iwi Brain Booster Softgels
This gluten-free, sugar-free formula contains Omega 3 DHA and EPA from sustainably sourced algae. It also contains Omega 6, Omega 7, Omega 9, chlorophyll, phosphatidylserine, and coffee bean extract. There are no metals, contaminants, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. iwi Brain Booster Softgels cost $54.99 for a 60-day supply.
Carlos Tovar says, “Great product! I’ve tried different products with different levels of success and I am really liking this one. Super easy to swallow, no fish flavor, and have noticed an increased ability to stay mentally sharp, quickly switch context back and forth. Highly recommended!”
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