Blackcurrants have unusually high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols for a berry fruit, even higher than blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. This has shown to improve reaction speed and accuracy in an athletic population . Blackcurrants also have shown to help with cognitive performance .
L-theanine is a rare amino acid with numerous health benefits. It is isolated from green tea via a fermentation process, allowing it to be caffeine-free. Research suggests that L-theanine not only relaxes the mind, but it also does so without causing drowsiness . In a review of five randomized controlled trials that included 104 participants, four trials linked L-theanine with reduced stress and anxiety in people experiencing stressful situations .
Bacopa monnieri Linn. (Bacopa) is an aquatic plant that has been used for many centuries in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system of India to enhance memory and intellectual function and promote longevity. Preclinical studies have demonstrated cholinergic, antioxidant, and adaptogenic effects in the central nervous system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Packing similar flavours as our original formulation, The Brain Shot uses bacoba and ginger to bring a mild earthy taste with a hint of bitterness, alongside spice and sweetness from the ginger.
Yes. Ārepa contains only natural plant-based extracts with extensive research behind their safety and efficacy. Our formula has been designed to be food safe our main ingredients have GRAS certification. Ārepa is always 100% natural and caffeine free.
Ārepa is considered safe for breastfeeding mothers . Ārepa is safe to consume while pregnant outside of the first trimester, however we recommend to consult your GP if you have any concerns. Our main extracts are 100% natural, caffeine free and approved for food consumption.
Ārepa contains only natural plant-based extracts with extensive research behind their safety and efficacy. We recommend consume a maximum of 4 servings per day. Effects don't accumulate beyond this point.
One serving: 90ml (one full shot)
How quickly Ārepa® gets you into a peak state depends on a range of factors. This includes your existing physiology, diet, how much sleep you get, and exercise routine. So, while some people may experience benefits almost immediately (20-30mins), for others it may take some time.
Yes you definitely can, Ārepa won’t keep you up all night. L-theanine is actually great at assisting sleep, particularly if stress or a busy mind is stopping you from nodding off.
We don't add any sugar to our beverages, the sugar in our drink comes from the fruit.
We use Organic Erythritol and Stevia two natural, low-caloric, plant based sweeteners that are sugar free. They are safe and the amounts used are well within the FSANZ guidelines.
Ārepa is bioactive and has natural MAO-B inhibitor properties. Always check with your GP if you are concerned.
 Improving Mental Performance in an Athletic Population with the Use of Ārepa®, a Blackcurrant Based Nootropic Drink.  Acute supplementation with blackcurrant extracts modulates cognitive functioning and inhibits monoamine oxidase-B in healthy young adults.   L-Theanine consumption, stress and anxiety in human clinical trials: A systematic review.