Brain Boost

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A physician-formulated natural nootropic blend that promotes brain and cognitive health in the face of modern-day challenges and the normal processes of aging

Brain Boost

A physician-formulated natural nootropic blend that promotes brain and cognitive health in the face of modern-day challenges and the normal processes of aging

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  • Helps support memory and cognitive function
  • Promotes mental clarity and focus
  • Supports a healthy immune system and microbiome
  • Offers natural energy support
  • Promotes mood and stress balance
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  • Helps support memory and cognitive function
  • Promotes mental clarity and focus
  • Supports a healthy immune system and microbiome
  • Offers natural energy support
  • Promotes mood and stress balance
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What's Challenging the Modern Mind?

You know that popular concept that we only use 10% of our brains? Not true. In fact, real evidence suggests we use 100% of our brains, and most regions are active 24 hours a day.

And yet so many of us struggle with brain fog and feel less mentally sharp than we’d like. What gives?

One top culprit is the simple act of aging: It’s only natural that some wear and tear happens over time, especially with something that’s used 24/7. But the process of aging can be accelerated by five modern-day stress factors we encounter every day that put additional strain on the brain: Mental stress, environmental toxins, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and lack of balance in the microbiome (the collection of microbes that exists in all tissues of the body, including the brain).

Get Your Brain up to Speed with Daily Support

To help lift the fog, many of us lean on caffeine and energy drinks as a crutch to think better throughout the day. But as great as your favorite latte or soda tastes, it’s only a short-term solution that can’t offer the ongoing support your brain needs to function at its optimal best.

Brain Boost is the opposite of a fleeting fix. Formulated by Vital Plan’s Medical Director Bill Rawls, MD, Brain Boost offers your brain the daily support it needs to perform at peak capacity even in the midst of modern-day challenges.

When combined with a healthy lifestyle, Brain Boost helps deliver on what Dr. Rawls believes are the five keys to reducing brain strain and promoting optimal function:

  1. Maintain microbiome balance: Your microbiome — the body’s collection of “good” and “bad” microbes — exists everywhere, brain included. Keeping the bad guys in check prevents the microbiome from becoming an undue burden on the brain.
  2. Promote immune health: A primary job of the immune system is to keep the microbiome in balance. Maintain a vibrant immune system, and you help free up the brain to function at its best.
  3. Manage stress: Let’s be honest — stress isn’t going anywhere. But promoting your body’s ability to tolerate stress goes a long way toward undoing its detrimental mental effects.
  4. Support cerebral circulation: Strong cognitive function requires top-notch brain fuel. By supporting healthy circulation to the brain, you help deliver the oxygen and nutrients that are critical for peak performance right where they’re needed most.
  5. Provide long-term daily support: Remember, fast fixes like caffeine deliver short-lived solutions. To make your brain a powerful ally for life, you have to give it the strong foundation it needs to cope with whatever life throws its way every day.

All five unique botanical ingredients in this formula were specifically chosen by Dr. Bill Rawls for their natural nootropic or cognitive-enhancing powers. Delivered at clinical-grade levels, they work together synergistically to offer maximum and lasting brain health support.

Brain Boost Provides Advance Support for:

"When brain cells are freed to function normally, you feel more energetic, think sharper, remember things better, stay focused, and feel more positive about life. It’s not a short-lived or artificial effect — a healthy brain simply works better."

Dr. Bill Rawls, Medical Director of Vital Plan

Suggested Use

Take 4 capsules 1-2 times daily (morning is best), depending on your desired level of support. We recommend starting with 1 capsule and working your way up to the recommended serving to allow your body time to adjust and find the optimal amount for you. Brain Boost does not need to be taken with food and is intended for long-term, daily use to maintain optimal cognitive health.

While you may feel the effects of this formulation in as little as 1 hour, allow 4 weeks for optimal results.


Inside Dr. Rawls' Brain Boost:

this product is gluten free, gmo free, vegetarian, peanut free, egg/dairy free

This product is also free from: Peanuts, Egg, Dairy, Soy, Fish/Shellfish, BSE/TSE, Artificial Color & Flavor, Non-ETO/Non-Irradiated

Natural, Clinically-Studied Ingredients

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract

This shaggy-looking white mushroom has long been used as a choice culinary mushroom in Asian cultures. Recent studies support the use of lion’s mane for promoting healthy cognitive performance and positive overall mood.*

Lion’s mane boasts key compounds called erinacines and hericenones, which are known to cross the blood-brain barrier and are well studied for their ability to support the natural production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). NGF is a protein key to neuron growth and survival.*

We use a water-alcohol extract of both lion’s mane mycelium and fruiting body to get the full spectrum of beneficial erinacines and hericenones along with other phytochemicals present in lion’s mane.*

Cat's Claw Bark Extract

Native to Central and South America, this woody vine has a wide variety of traditional uses including immune support and microbiome balancing. Emerging research suggests that the health of the brain microbiome plays a significant role in cognitive health.*

Bacopa Leaf Extract

Both a natural nootropic (cognition enhancer) and a nervine (nerve tonic), bacopa promotes healthy memory and focus and helps maintain a sense of calm and composure. 

In addition to a very long history of use as a rejuvenative herb in the traditional Indian medicine system known as Ayurveda, studies suggest that part of how bacopa supports cognitive health is by encouraging natural synthesis of choline, an important neurotransmitter in the brain.*

Ashwagandha Leaf and Root Extract

A calming adaptogen, ashwagandha improves resistance to stress and helps ward off fatigue and brain fog. 

With a long history of safe and effective traditional use, ashwagandha works in large part by enhancing endocrine function, especially by helping regulate the thyroid and adrenal glands in response to stress. Increasing resistance to stress helps reduce associated oxidative damage,  one of the key culprits of poor mental function.*

Ginkgo Leaf Extract

One of the oldest living tree species, ginkgo only came onto the herbal ingredient scene in the 1960s. Since then, it has been thoroughly researched for its ability to promote blood circulation, especially microcirculation and particularly in the brain.

Healthy circulation helps ensure the brain receives the oxygen and nutrients critical for thriving. This increased blood flow can not only support concentration and memory, but also reduce fatigue and improve physical performance.*

In addition, ginkgo’s circulation-enhancing properties help increase delivery and absorption of the four other ingredients in the formula.*

Brain Boost Quality Standards

✔ Researched and formulated by Bill Rawls, MD

✔ Clinical-grade, optimally-dosed herbs

✔ Backed by science and a long history of traditional use

✔ Transparent labelling with no hidden ingredients or “proprietary blends”

✔ Independently lab tested for purity and potency

What’s Inside Matters

At Vital Plan, we pride ourselves on using clear, honest labeling. Gut Balance is quality-tested multiple times throughout the manufacturing process, then sent to third-party labs for verification of ingredient purity and label claims.

The serving sizes for each herb in this product match the corresponding research and traditional use as closely as possible to ensure maximum efficacy. In addition, the amounts of each herb are clearly indicated for you and your healthcare practitioner, so you know exactly what you are putting into your body.



What is the recommended serving plan for this product?

Take 4 capsules 1-2 times daily (morning is best for the first serving; mid-afternoon for the second), depending on your desired level of support or as directed by your healthcare provider.

We recommend starting with 1 capsule and working your way up to the recommended serving to allow your body time to adjust and find the optimal amount for you. Brain Boost does not need to be taken with food and is intended for long-term, daily use to maintain optimal cognitive health.


When does this formulation usually start to work?

The botanicals in Brain Boost get to work immediately on the underlying factors that hamper brain health, however, it takes time to address cumulative stressors accrued in life. While you may feel the effects of this formulation within the first few weeks, please allow 8 weeks or more for optimal results.

A small percentage of people experience a slight stimulating effect (a strong pulse or elevated blood flow) within the first hour of taking Brain Boost due to the ginkgo present in the formulation. To avoid this, start slowly and work up to the recommended serving; reduce your serving size if 4 capsules is more than you need. Take the supplement with food, and reduce or avoid caffeine intake.

Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are on blood thinners or blood pressure medication.

How long should I take this formulation?
Brain Boost is intended for long-term daily use to provide ongoing support for optimal cognitive health, unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.
Do you have an autoship program?

Yes! You may want to join the Subscribe & Save autoship service to save 10% on recurring orders, save time, and never run out of supplements. You’ll get an email notification before each delivery, and you can cancel or change your order anytime.

You can also take advantage of our new frequency functionality to have shipments delivered every one, two, or three months, as best suits your needs. Simply select the Subscribe & Save option when you add an item to your shopping cart.


Is this product gluten-free?
Our products are 100% gluten-free and dairy-free, and are third-party tested for toxins, pesticides, and safety.
Who formulates your products?
Each and every one of our products is formulated by Vital Plan co-founder and Medical Director, Dr. Bill Rawls. Dr. Rawls is a practicing physician and herbal expert with more than 20 years of experience in the herbal and supplement industry. You can read more about him in our story.


How do I know Vital Plan products are safe?

Our extensive quality-control measures are documented on this website. Each of our products comes with an independent certificate of analysis verifying the ingredient identity, purity, and standardized constituents, where applicable. This includes testing for heavy metals, organic toxins, and microbiological contaminants.

We work closely with only select manufacturing partners who follow the highest GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) guidelines, and each batch of product is tested thoroughly during the manufacturing process. We are passionate about quality, and we would never offer anything to the public that we would not take ourselves.

What if I am taking prescription medications?
If you are taking medications, particularly blood thinners or blood pressure medication, please consult with your healthcare provider before use.
Is this product safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women?
Avoid use of this product while pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant.
Other contraindications?
Due to the ashwagandha in this formulation, avoid use if you have hyperthyroidism, Grave's disease, or hemochromatosis or another condition that causes iron retention.
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Linda W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

I love taking the Brain Boost! I felt the results within a couple weeks not even a month. I will keep on taking it.


Vital Plan

Hi Linda. That is awesome. So happy to hear Brain Boost is working so well for you!

Daniel P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Brain fog was a very discernible problem for me due to Lyme. The fog has been all but totally resolved and I love my mental sharpness !

wendy k.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Clear and sharp thinking

Since taking brain boost for one month, I have been more clear and sharp in my thinking and my memory seems to have improved, even when I am very tired. Thank you!

Peter M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Can’t see any difference

Marianne M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

It did not have the antiinflammatory effect that Ihad hoped for.

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