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Review: Brain Candy by Bio Test

"Supercharged energy drink for the mind and body"

What is Brain Candy? – Brain Candy Effects

Brain Candy is a slightly different nootropic product. Instead of the pills we’re used to, this one comes in drink form as a once-per-day shot. It’s made by Bio Test, a British producer of workout supplements who call it a ‘supercharged energy drink for the mind and body’.

While most energy drinks provide just a stimulant effect, this one is said to produce cognitive benefits, too. According to Bio Test, Brain Candy helps to increase confidence, improve mood and reduce social anxiety. If you’re the kind of person who sometimes find it difficult to go out and face the world, this might be of help to you.

Brain Candy also functions as a pre-workout supplement and can provide a boost in energy, focus and concentration to help elevate your performance in the gym to the next level.

There are two versions available; original and caffeine-free.

Brain Candy Ingredients

Brain Candy contains 300mg of caffeine, which is the equivalent of two Starbucks espressos or two cans of Red Bull. It certainly will give an energy boost, but a dosage like that is likely to come with some side effects, too. For some, it could even be dangerous. Here’s what the overall formula looks like:


Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 40mg
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 1mg

Caffeine Anhydrous 300mg

The rest of Brain Candy’s ingredients are in a proprietary blend, which means that we can’t know their exact amounts, only that they come to a total sum of 4500mg.

Base Formulation

CDP Choline



Other ingredients include purified water, natural and artificial flavours,  FD&C yellow #6.

The caffeine-free version is exactly the same, just without the caffeine.

Brain Candy Side Effects

Brain Candy is advertised as having ‘no crash’, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of all of caffeine’s negative side effects. Brain Candy users have reported the usual jitters and irritability as well as withdrawal symptoms after stopping usage.

Brain Candy Dosage

Brain Candy can be taken any time you need a boost of mental or physical energy. It could be before a workout, an exam, a job interview or even a night out. It is most effective when taken in the morning on an empty stomach. Drinking Brain Candy in the late afternoon or evening can cause trouble sleeping. Consumption should not exceed one bottle per day.

Brain Candy should not be taken by anyone with any kind of mental health condition such as anxiety disorder or panic disorder. It should also be avoided by pregnant or nursing mothers, anyone under the age of 18, and people who are either at risk or being treated for high blood pressure or heart disease.

Brain Candy Reviews

There are only 3 reviews for Brain Candy on Amazon. They’re all positive, but one customer said it left them ‘a little dehydrated’. Brain Enhancement Advisor scored it at 83%, although Top Ten Brain Pills gave it an unimpressive 5.3/10. Brain Pill Reviews said it was effective, but poor value for money, and Top Cognitive Enhancers said ‘Brain Candy was really good on the days that it actually worked, but for the most part it was sort of hit-and-miss. It would work some days, and others it would not’. ADD Pill Reviews gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

Buy Brain Candy

16 bottles of Brain Candy costs $36 from Bio Test. That’s $2.25 per serving. It’s the same price on Amazon, but Vitamin Shoppe offers bottles for $9.99, which might be more appealing to customers who just want to try it out without committing too much.

Bio Test provide Free US shipping via FedE. There’s also a money back guarantee, although their website doesn’t determine how long that is valid for.

Brain Candy Summary

Brain Candy appears to be a good choice for a quick energy boost, but we wouldn’t recommend it for anyone looking for a nootropic to use long-term, for a number of reasons. Firstly, the price tag means that it would be extremely expensive to do so, especially in comparison to some brain pill alternatives. Secondly, its high caffeine content (300mg per serving) could be a concern. We’d recommend just drinking a coffee or an energy drink to get the same effects without paying through the nose. Gym goers might want to look for a caffeine-free pre-workout powder instead.

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