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04-26-13, 02:02 AM
After visiting a vitamin store to purchase some Ashwagandha, I was recommended a 30 capsule bottle of something called 'Brighten Up'. It contains many supplements I was also looking for so I decided to get it. It was a bit pricy (can't remember the exact amount) however .

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Veggie Capsules
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin C (as Magnesium Ascorbate)
100 mg 166%
Niacin (as Niacinamide)
15 mg 75%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxal 5- Phosphate)
15 mg 750%
Folic Acid (as Folacin) 100 mcg 25%
Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)
100 mcg 1666%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate)
100 mg 1000%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate and Ascorbate)
100 mg 25%
Zinc (as Zinc Monomethionine**)
5 mg 34%
Proprietary Blend
400 mg*
DL-Phenylalanine (Free Form Amino Acid), L-Tyrosine (Free Form Amino Acid), Rhodiola rosea Root, L-Theanine (from Suntheanine***), 5-HTP (from Griffonia Simplicifolia) and Rhodiola rosea Root Extract

Did it help? This is rather hard to determine for me. For one, I took it (twice a day) during a very rough, stressful period (the last two weeks). Being in such a chaotic situation makes it hard to be sure about its effectiveness.

That being said, I am strongly considering getting another bottle, or at least individual bottles of the ingredients, such as 5-htp and suntheanine.

I am currently taking:

Adderall 10mg IR 2x a day (first day, have gone on and off of this and the XR for years),
Buspar 15 mg 3x a day
Fish Oil
Vitamin D
Potassium Gluconate