|May 9, 2024

Energy + Focus vs. Smart Mode: What’s the Difference?

By Molly Apel
Reviewed by Theresa Greenwell for Scientific Accuracy on 01/22/2024

Energy + Focus vs. Smart Mode: What’s the Difference?

  • Need to conquer your to-do list? Bulletproof Energy + Focus and Bulletproof Smart Mode give your brain a boost, but they work in different ways.
  • Energy + Focus active ingredient is coffee fruit extract, so take it in the morning to support focus and attention. Smart Mode contains a blend of ingredients to keep you alert and banish brain fog—without any caffeine.
  • Read on to learn how these supplements give your brain the tools it needs for optimal performance.

Balancing life and work can feel like an uphill battle. Brain supplements help you stay focused and sharp by ensuring your brain has the tools it needs to perform like a fine-tuned machine. Two Bulletproof brain supplements, Energy + Focus and Smart Mode, work in pretty different ways. Read on to understand the benefits of each and how they help maximize your brain power.

How are Energy + Focus and Smart Mode different?

Both Energy + Focus and Smart Mode are designed to help you conquer your to-do list, but they work differently. Energy + Focus supports memory, focus and brain health with whole coffee fruit extract. Smart Mode contains a unique blend of nutrients that support mental clarity and alertness.

Energy + Focusr: Optimize brain function for laser focus

Bottle of Bulletproof NeuroMaster

For those days when you have to wake up and be “on,” you want that mental lift from caffeine in the morning—but you also want that focus to last. Enter: Energy + Focus, a supplement you can take in the morning and feel laser-sharp for a workday full of back-to-back Zoom meetings.

Energy + Focus contains 50mg of natural caffeine from high-quality Arabica coffee fruit, but it’s not just a natural buzz. Studies show that whole coffee fruit extract helps maintain your memory and ability to focus, and supports your brain health as you age.[1]

Whole coffee fruit extract has key neuro-proteins that help generate brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is involved in the growth and protection of neurons, helping brain cells connect and build new neural pathways.[2]

This process of making neural connections—called synaptic plasticity—is key to learning and memory.[3] Whole coffee fruit concentrate has been shown to boost levels of BDNF by 143%.[4]

With age, our ability to generate BDNF declines. So when it comes to making more, we need all the help we can get.

How to use Energy + Focus: It contains caffeine, so take one serving in the morning for a boost of mental energy that keeps you sharp.

Smart Mode: Boost mental energy to power through any task

A handful of supplements next to a glass of water and pill bottle

Picture this: You have to put in some hours on heads-down work, but you can’t get in the zone because you’re swimming in brain fog.

This is the perfect time for Smart Mode.

It has a holistic blend of nutrients that support brain processing power, focus and mental endurance. And if you’re sensitive to caffeine, good news: Smart Mode is caffeine-free.

The patent-pending, synergistic formula in Smart Mode is specially formulated for mental clarity and alertness. In one serving, you’ll get a boost of productivity from ingredients like:

  • Rosemary to support short-term memory[5]
  • Artichoke leaf extract for antioxidant polyphenols to support healthy aging.[6]
  • N-acetyl L-tyrosine, an amino acid that may help with feelings of stress[7]
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), which supports your neurotransmitters[8]

Smart Mode isn’t just for the afternoon blahs. It helps fight mental fatigue and promotes clear-headed concentration for exam days, presentations or burning the midnight oil.

How to use Smart Mode: It contains no caffeine, so take one serving with food any time of day to get in the zone.

Can you take Energy + Focus and Smart Mode together?

Absolutely. Pair Energy + Focus and Smart Mode together in your supplement routine to optimize your everyday mental performance. Some Bulletproof team members start their day with Energy + Focus, then take Smart Mode in the afternoon to fight through that midday mind-mush feeling. Try both and see how you feel.

Looking for other ways to give your brain a boost? These energy supplements can help fuel your mind and your body—naturally.

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