Summary: How long does Alpha Brain take to work?
According to most users, Alpha Brain takes 1-2 hours to work, and 3 hours to reach peak effects. One study found the use of Onnit Alpha Brain for 6-weeks significantly improved recent verbal memory and executive function when compared with controls, in a group of healthy adults aged 18-35.
How long does Alpha Brain take to work?
As I explained in my detailed Alpha Brain review, this is not the market-leading nootropic that Onnit want you to believe it is – quite the opposite!
Alpha Brain contains some weak ingredients, and in some cases key ingredients have been severely under-dosed. Even worse, Alpha Brain contains ingredients that lack scientific proof of any kind!
That said, Onnit have included some effective nootropics in their formula. While under-dosed, these nootropic ingredients will definitely produce some cognitive enhancing effects.
But how long until the benefits kick in?
One question I frequently get from readers is “how long do I have to wait to feel the benefits of Alpha Brain?”
It seems that a lot of people are frustrated when using Alpha Brain because they don’t feel any kind of noticeable ‘kick’ after a week of taking the nootropic daily.
So how long does it take for Alpha Brain to work?
Let’s look at the formula and find out!
How long for Alpha Brain to start working?
In my experience, Alpha Brain takes around an hour to kto start working. But to really kick in, Alpha Brain takes around 2-3 hours. Effects typically last about 6 hours.
However, I need to make it clear that the effects of Alpha Brain are very subtle and mild. A lot of users don’t even notice any increase in focus, alterness or processing speed. This is particularly true of users who have experience with more powerful nootropics and pharmaceutical study drugs.
How long it takes for Alpha Brain to kick in will also vary greatly from person to person.
If you are a strong responder to Alpha-GPC and you take Alpha Brain on an empty stomach, then Alpha Brain might only take 45 minutes to kick in. If you are a large individual with a high tolerance to nootropics, then you might never feel Alpha Brain kick in at all due to the very small dose of Alpha-GPC per serving.
This same thing can be said for pretty much every ingredient in Alpha Brain. Since we don’t know doses, and since the overall proprietary blend sizes are small for the number of ingredients in each one, it is likely that the most important ingredients are dosed quite low.
Does Alpha Brain work instantly?
In some Alpha Brain reviews, people have reported feeling the effects of the nootropic almost immediately.
Is this true?
In some cases, the answer may be “yes”. Thanks to the inclusion of Huperzine A, Alpha Brain may have an instantaneous effect on some users. Huperzine A dramatically increases focus and concentration; large doses can put you in a tunnel vision-like state of pure focus for several hours, not unlike Modafinil or Adrafinil.
However, the dose of Huperzine A in Alpha Brain is small in relative terms, so a large immediate effect is unlikely.
How many Alpha Brain pills should I take?
Some people have suggested to us that taking more Alpha Brain pills at once can make the nootropic work faster.
According to the Alpha Brain product label, users should take two capsules daily with a light meal. It is not advised to take more than 2 capsules of Alpha Brain in a single day. Taking more servings of Alpha Brain will not make it work any faster. That is not how the ingredients in Alpha Brain work!
Paul Tardner is the Head Writer at IJEST.org. Paul is a former academic and research scientist. He now dedicates his time to his own research into nootropics, with a particular focus on cognitive enhancement in old age. You can learn more about Paul from his profile page.