Alpha Brain Ireland

Alpha Brain, from Onnit is one of the world's most famous Nootropic supplements (also known as 'brain pills' and 'smart drugs')

Is Onnit Alpha Brain now banned in Ireland?

Unfortunately, some of the ingredients in Alpha Brain have been reclassified in Ireland, so the sale of Alpha Brain is now banned. However, we have the best alternatives - please check out our range of Nootropic supplements; our range from Onnit; or here's our two best selling nootropic supplements:

So, what is a Nootropic: "A dietary supplement that helps support certain brain functions, such as memory, mental speed, and focus."

A little more detail about Alpha Brain

Onnit Alpha Brain has been clinically studied to help healthy individuals support memory, focus, and processing speed. The basis of the product is a unique combination of natural ingredients including extracts from plants such as Bacopa, Cat's Claw, Northern Firmoss & Oat Straw.
Alpha Brain also includes Vitamin B6 and the Amino Acids L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine and L-Leucine.

Although Alpha Brain is no longer available in Ireland, there are still plenty of alternative Nootropics available if you'd like to try.

The complete product description of Onnit Alpha Brain

Clinically studied to help healthy individuals support memory, focus, and processing speed.


Alpha BRAIN may help you remember names and places, focus on complex tasks, and improve your mental speed in response to stimuli. Whether it is a work project, a social gathering, or an athletic performance, taking Alpha BRAIN is like another gear for your brain.

Research suggests that Alpha Brain works from the first time you take it

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Alpha BRAIN vs Placebo

How many opportunities to make a great point or make your friends laugh pass you by because that word gets stuck on the tip of your tongue? What could you accomplish if you could apply unwavering focus to any task you wanted? Two double blind clinical trials conducted by the Boston Center for Memory showed improvements vs placebo in memory, brainwave patterns, and focus.

Nootropic: n, adj: dietary supplement that helps support certain brain functions, such as memory, mental speed, and focus.

I believe that a time is coming where taking nootropics like Alpha BRAIN will be a standard human adaptation to get things done. Like drinking coffee. Except in a lot of ways, I like Alpha BRAIN better than coffee. It has no stimulants and works by directly stimulating neurotransmitters. So it won’t wear out your adrenals. But if you like coffee, enjoy them both at the same time. Go ahead and be on fire. Laying down on the pillow after a long day of crushing it is one of the most satisfying feelings in life.
- Aubrey Marcus, Onnit Founder

Competition is unavoidable. No matter how altruistic your intentions, you are competing. If you are in the corporate structure, you are competing for a promotion. If you are in the stock market, you are competing against other investors. If you run a small business, you are competing against other companies. If you are dating, you are competing against other suitors. If you are a parent, you are competing to create more time to do what you love.

Made With Earth Grown Ingredients

Bacopa has been used for centuries in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system of India to improve memory and longevity, possessing both antioxidant and adaptogenic properties [source].

Cat’s Claw
The Amazon rainforest is the home of cat’s claw, a plant revered by traditional cultures for its antioxidant and immune-boosting properties. After years of research, the creators and founders of AC-11® developed a hot water extraction process based on a proprietary molecular sieving technology, using it to create AC-11® — The Rainforest Super Herb.

Huperzia Serrata
An extract from the plant commonly known as northern firmoss (Huperzia serrata), Huperzine A is a naturally derived acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholinesterase (AchE) is responsible for the breakdown of Acetylcholine, and so by inhibiting AchE, more acetylcholine is made available to the brain.

Oat Straw
Alpha BRAIN® includes highly concentrated oat straw (Avena sativa), an alleviator of neurological stress and exhaustion, which has been shown to have a positive impact on cognitive performance in healthy subjects [source].

Other Alpha BRAIN® Ingredients

L-Tyrosine: L-tyrosine is an amino acid precursor that helps the body with the production of the neurotransmitter L-dopa.

L-Theanine: L-theanine is credited as one of the major reasons why green tea is much smoother than any other caffeinated beverage. Closely related to the GABA mechanism and easily absorbed by the body, L-theanine helps to maintain balance in the Alpha BRAIN formula.

Oatstraw (Avena sativa): Oatstraw is a mildly relaxing herb that has a history of traditional use as one of nature's stress-management nutrients.

Phosphatidylserine: Phosphatidylserine (PS) is an essential lipid compound abundant within brain cell membranes.

Pterostilbene: An antioxidant naturally abundant in blueberries, this particular compound helps the body with the reduction of oxidative stress.

Vitamin B6: One of the body's busiest vitamins, involved in numerous biological reactions in the body. One of its primary tasks is to aid in the synthesis of amino acids and neurotransmitters.


The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program represents the gold standard in third party dietary supplement testing and certification. Overseen by renowned drug-testing pioneer Dr. Don Catlin and his son Oliver Catlin, BSCG’s rigorous science-first program ensures that supplement products and ingredients are free of drugs and other harmful agents that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. BSCG’s expert testing enables companies to establish their brands and products as safe, reputable and drug free and provides athletes and consumers with trusted supplement options.

Finished products are tested for more than 392 drugs, including 207 banned in sport and 185 prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport. BSCG tests for more banned substances in sport than any other supplement certification program and is the only program to include testing for prescription and over-the-counter drugs not banned in sport.

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