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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes BrainGO! stand out from the competition?
Unlike energy drinks and shots, BrainGO! contains no caffeine, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. The body can habituate (develops a tolerance) to regular caffeine consumption, which means you have to take more and more of it to get stimulated by it. The ingredients in BrainGO! are natural and the body will not habituate to them. Also, caffeine “pushes” the body to release adrenaline, whereas the ingredients in BrainGO! work with the body to manufacture it. That’s why there are no jitters and no crash from using BrainGO!.

What does BrainGO! taste like?
It has a natural lemon-lime flavor. When you first pour a portion of the powder into your mouth, you will probably notice some tart and bitter taste. After ten seconds or so, it will become sweeter, and any tart and bitter flavors will disappear.

What is the best way to open the stick pack?
First, shake the pack to improve the powder flow. Then, have the front of the stick pack facing you. There is a row of 8 small punctures just below the top black border. They start on the left edge and go to the middle of the stick pack, parallel to the black border. Starting at the left edge of the stick pack, tear along the punctures, continuing in the same direction to the right edge and tear off. You will then see the opening, which will be just above the A•PAK (POUR•A•PAK). On the back side, the opening will be above the barcode.

What is the best way to take the powder?
Tapping the stick pack, slowly pour about ¼ to ½ of the powder into your mouth and let slowly dissolve throughout your mouth for 30-60 seconds. Then repeat until the powder is gone.

What are the benefits of oral absorption?
Areas of the mouth that can absorb nutrients include under the tongue (sublingual) and the cheeks (buccal). Sublingual and buccal administration is a way of giving someone nutrients and medicine orally (by mouth). Sublingual administration is when medication is placed under the tongue to be absorbed by the body. Buccal administration involves placement of the drug between the gums and the cheek. When a powder is allowed to slowly dissolve in the mouth, these areas of the oral cavity are exposed to the ingredients for rapid absorption. Therefore, the longer the dissolved powder stays in the mouth, the quicker and stronger the effects. Advantages of buccal and sublingual absorption include:
  • Rapid Absorption: Because of good blood supply to the oral area, absorption is usually quite rapid.
  • First Pass: The liver is bypassed, thus there is little loss of the nutrient or drug by first pass effect for buccal or sublingual administration. Bioavailability (the amount your body is able to use) is higher.
  • Rapid Dispersal and Effect: Nutrients absorbed in the oral cavity are quickly returned to the heart, where they are then dispersed throughout the body to be used accordingly.

Why is it important to take BrainGO! on an empty stomach?
Even though there is initial nutrient absorption in the mouth, what is not absorbed there will be absorbed in the stomach (partially) and the first half of the small intestine (mostly). If the stomach is full, it will delay the passage of the nutrients to the sections of the small intestine (duodenum and jejunum) where most absorption usually takes place. Additionally, one of the main ingredients in BrainGO! is the amino acid L-tyrosine. If there is protein (various amino acids) in the stomach and small intestine, the tyrosine is less likely to be converted into catecholamines (a class of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, which include epinephrine and dopamine). Wait at least 15 minutes after taking BrainGO! before eating food.

How quickly will I notice an effect?
People often notice that something is happening within the first 5 to 10 minutes. However, it may take up to 30 minutes to reach maximum effect.

How long will the effects last?
For most people, the effects last 4 to 6 hours.

Can I just add the powder to water and drink it?
Yes! It tastes great when mixed with water. Doing it this way is good for some people who may notice a little bitterness with the powder. Add the powder to about 4 ounces of cold water and stir until dissolved. Drink slowly and consume the entire amount within a few minutes.

How many BrainGO! stick packs can I take in one day?
Of course, everyone differs somewhat in absorption and metabolism, but most people find that 1 or 2 stick packs per day is sufficient. However, if needed, taking up to 4 stick packs in a day is perfectly safe, as long as none of the cautions apply to you.

Who shouldn’t use BrainGO?
First of all, we recommend BrainGO for adult use only. Second, while we only use safe and natural ingredients, some individuals may want to check with their physician before using. These people include:
  • Pregnant or nursing.
  • Taking MAO inhibitors or other mood altering medications.
  • Have thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism).
  • Have melanoma (a skin cancer).

What sweeteners are used?
We use only natural and non-GMO sweeteners, including organic cane sugar, beet sugar, stevia (Stevia rebaudiana), and monk fruit (luo han guo; Siraitia grosvenori).

Why do we have sugar in BrainGO?
The brain runs mostly on oxygen and glucose (a simple sugar). BrainGO! is meant to be taken on an empty stomach. The small amount of natural sugar in BrainGO! helps the brain to process the other nutrients in the formula. Regarding the quantity of sugar in one stick pack of BrainGO!, it's about 1/4 the amount found in a medium-size apple. That's right, an apple has four times as much sugar as BrainGO!.

What are GMPs?
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are guidelines that provide a system of processes, procedures, and documentation to assure that the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that it is represented to possess. Certification audits include inspections of personnel, plant and grounds, sanitation, equipment, quality operations, production and process controls, and warehouse, distribution, and post-distribution practices. CPS Health products are GMP certified by NPA (Natural Products Association) and NSF International.

Where are your products made?
Our products are proudly made in the USA.