Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

What is Brain Retain

Brain Retain is a dietary supplement designed to support memory & concentration. The 13 ingredients in Brain Retain were hand selected by a Medical Doctor after researching hundreds of medical studies about memory and concentration.

What kind of results can I expect and when?

Many users report noticeable results within the first few days of taking Brain Retain. The ingredients in Brain Retain help support brain function by supplying your body with the building blocks of brain & nerve cells. We recommend trying Brain Retain for 30 days before evaluating your results.

How long should I take Brain Retain?

Brain Retain only works while you take it. It is recommended you continue taking Brain Retain as long as you want to maintain concentration, focus, & brain energy.

Do you have samples available?

No, Brain Retain is designed to be taken long term to be most effective. It is NOT a gimmick, so a sample will not provide you with the powerful results that can be achieved by long term use.

Why do I need a certain amount of the ingredients?

Brain Retain contains specific amounts of key ingredients because that is what works. In order for your body to benefit from them they need to be taken in certain amounts. Our company goal is to make a product that actually works, so our Board Certified Medical Doctor found what it takes for the ingredients to be effective, and that is exactly what is in Brain Retain. No fluff, no skimping, just a 100% safe product that will keep our customers sharp, focused and help to improve memory.

Is Brain Retain made in the USA?

Yes, Always check to ensure that every supplement you take is manufactured in the United States by a GMP certified laboratory. Our manufacturer is located in the USA & holds GMP certification from the NSF which is one of the most widely-respected and recognized global third-party certification providers. Everyday when you take Brain Retain you know that it is pure and does not contain anything not on the label.

Can I take Brain Retain with prescription medications?

Brain Retain is safe to take with most prescription medications and other supplements. As with any nutritional supplement, you should consult your doctor before taking Brain Retain with prescription medications.

Are there side effects?

Some users report a change in the smell of their urine in the morning after taking the A.M. tablet. This is safe & normal, similar to the odor you experience after eating asparagus. This goes away completely when the tablet is stopped.

Is it necessary to take a break?

No, you need to continue taking it to continue to see results.

What if I am not happy and want to return Brain Retain?

Our process is simple, just mail us back the unused product and we will refund your purchase price minus a 15% processing fee.
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Our mailing address is:
Brain Retain, PO BOX 261, Omaha, NE 68154

Complete List of Ingredients

Huperzine A

Huperzine is a naturally occuring substance found in the moss Huperzia serrata. A study on patients in Alzheimer’s disease that was conducted in 2011 showed improvement in MMSE scores in patient’s taking Huperzine. With each study that comes out, Huperzine appears more and more useful as an ingredient in brain supplements. Brain Retain contains 100mcg of Huperzine as compared to many lesser memory pills which contain very small amounts.

ALA (Alpha-Lipoic Acid)

Improve or prevent age-related cognitive dysfunction. Prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

DHA (Decosahexaenoic Acid)

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a primary structural component of the human brain cerebral cortex. Below-normal levels of DHA have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Our fish oil is molecularly distilled so it is mercury & impurity free. Fifty percent of the weight of a neuron’s plasma membrane is composed of DHA. DHA deficiency likely plays a role in decline of mental function in healthy adults, which is indicated in a study from 2010 conducted at 19 U.S. clinical sites on 485 subjects aged 55 and older who met criteria for age-associated memory impairment. The study found algal DHA taken for six months decreased heart rate and improved memory and learning in healthy, older adults with mild memory complaints. These findings indicate the importance of early DHA intervention and provided a statistically significant benefit to cognitive function in individuals over 50 years of age. Higher DHA levels in middle-aged adults is related to better performance on tests of nonverbal reasoning and mental flexibility, working memory, and vocabulary.

Alpha GPC

It is also a parasympathomimetic acetylcholine precursor which may have potential for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and is used as a nootropic dietary supplement to enhance memory and cognition. Alpha GPC rapidly delivers choline to the brain across the blood–brain barrier and is a biosynthetic precursor of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter. Alpha GPC is derived from highly purified soy lecithin. Studies have investigated its efficacy for cognitive disorders including stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. An Italian multicentre clinical trial on 2,044 patients suffering from recent stroke were supplied alpha-GPC in doses of 1,000 mg/day for 28 days and 400 mg three times per day for the five ensuing months. The trial confirmed the therapeutic role of alpha-GPC on the cognitive recovery of patients based on four measurement scales, three of which reached statistical significance.

Phosphatidyl Serine

Phosphatidylserine is all natural ingredient made from soybeans. It has been extensively studied and the F.D.A. issued a qualified health claim on it’s effectiveness for cognitive dysfunction and dementia. You can read the full health claim and letter here. A more recent 2010 study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging suggested a 42% increase in the ability to recall words in the delayed condition after supplementation with phosphatidylserine mixed with Omega-3s. At Brain Retain we feel that phosphatidylserine is an important ingredient in all memory supplements.

Bacopa Monniera

Laboratory studies on rats indicate that extracts of the plant improve memory capacity. Recent studies suggest bacopa may improve intellectual activity. In others including a randomized clinical trial of 98 healthy older people (over 55 years) Bacopa significantly improved memory acquisition and retention.

B Vitamin Complex

Vitamin B-12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency — most common in older adults and vegetarians — can cause various signs and symptoms, including memory loss. In such cases, vitamin B-12 supplements can help improve memory. Older adults who took vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements for two years had greater improvements on short- and long-term memory tests than adults who did not take the vitamins, according to the results of a new study from Australia.


An essential part of fish oil that works with DHA to help your body maintain and create new brain cells.

Wild Blueberry Powder

In a small study, older adults who drank a couple cups of blueberry juice a day improved their scores on a learning and memory task by 20 percent. In the study, researchers looked at the effects of drinking wild blueberry juice on memory decline in nine adults in their 70s who were experiencing age-related memory decline problems, such as memory lapses.

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