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Life Enhancement, Blast Brain Food, 1 lb (589 g)

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  • Shipping Weight: 1.71 lbs (0.78 kg)
  • Product Code: LEM-01265
  • UPC Code: 603902012654
  • Package Quantity: 1 lb (589 g)
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 6.6 in, 1.45 lbs (0.66 kg)
Product Overview


  • Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw's
  • For Fast, Smooth, Clear-Headed Energy*
  • A Dietary Supplement Drink Mix

Blast is an energy-boosting Designer Food dietary supplement designed by Life Extension scientists Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw for their own use. Start your day with tasty, natural lemon-tea-flavored Blast for fast and long-lasting energy.* Blast fires up your brain naturally and jump-starts your day. It contains important ingredients for making, activating and using noradrenaline, an important neurotransmitter.*

  • L-phenylalanine (an essential amino acid) and its cofactors and other nutrients your brain needs to produce noradrenaline, and*
  • Caffeine, which helps to release noradrenaline and increase sensitivity to its effects.

Blast also works to help provide appetite satisfaction.* It contains only 30 calories per serving, less than 1/2 glass of skim milk.

*Normal and natural, noradrenaline is needed by some of your nerve cells to transmit information to one another.

Suggested Use

For adults only. Place one tablespoon of mix in 4 to 8 ounces of cold water or fruit juice. Stir briskly and drink. Serve over ice for best flavor. Consume as desired 1 to 4 times per day. For best results drink immediately after awakening, on an empty stomach or about one hour before a meal or usual snack time. Please read Caution statement below.

Other Ingredients

Silicon dioxide, natural flavors.


Caution: Do not consume more than 2.6 grams of supplemental phenylalanine per day.

Not for use by children or by pregnant or lactating women, persons with the genetic metabolic disorder PKU, psychosis, persons taking prescription MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor drugs, pigmented malignant melanoma cancer patients, those with Wilson's disease, or those who have a violent temper. Not for use by anyone sensitive to any of the ingredients. Excessive consumption of L-phenylalanine or caffeine may cause insomnia, especially when taken in the late afternoon or evening. If insomnia occurs, reducing the amount consumed by 1 /2 will usually correct the problem. If insomnia is a problem, we suggest drinking Blast only once per day for the first week, right after you arise in the morning. During the second week and thereafter, drink it twice per day, upon arising and an hour before lunch.

Store in a cool, dark, dry place. This product should be used within 2 years of purchase or within 1 year after opening.

Safety-sealed for your protection. Return for replacement if the outer seal is broken.

Filled by weight and not by volume. Some settling may occur during shipping and handling.

Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 level tbsp (13.4 g)
Servings Per Container: 44
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Calories 30  
Total Carbohydrates 11 g 4%
Sugars 11 g  
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) 2495 IU 50%
Vitamin C
(as ascorbic acid)
(as niacinamide ascorbate)

100 mg
108 mg
Vitamin E (as dL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 30 IU 100%
Thiamine (vitamin B1 as thiamine hydrochloride) 1.5 mg 100%
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 3 mg 176%
Niacin (vitamin B3 as niacinamide ascorbate) 75 mg 375%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine) 16 mg 800%
Folate (as foloc acid) 91 mcg 23%
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 20 mcg 333%
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5 as calcium pantothenate) 18 mg 180%
Zinc (as zinc gluconate) 3 mg 20%
Copper (as copper gluconate) 420 mcg 21%
Chromium (as chromium aspartate) 25 mcg 21%
Fructose 10.9 g *
Phenylalanine 600 mg *
Red tea (Camelia sinensis) leaf extract (min. 20% polyphenols) 250 mg *
Taurine 200 mg *
Glycine 150 mg *
Caffeine 80 mg *
Citric acid 50 mg *
Fumaric acid 20 mg *
*Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews

Better than an energy drink!

Posted by 4684352000344381272 on Jan 04, 2014

It definitely keeps you alert and awake on a tiring morning! I'm not a great fan of its taste though, but it works!

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better than coffee

Posted by 4815945088390607511 on Oct 29, 2013

I've been taking this for many years first thing in the morning. Long lasting energy and clarity boost which is much better than coffee.

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More potent than coffee

Posted by Reviewer3015548 on Sep 11, 2011

More Potent than coffee. Includes synergists, cofactors along with adrenaline and noradrenaline precursor phenylalanine.

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Not for me

Posted by Scottishdave on Apr 09, 2011

I had high hopes for this supplement to lift my brain fog in the morning as i am not a morning person, but it did nothing for me. I think regular use with 80mg of caffeine per serving maybe detrimental in the long term in terms of maintaining optimal energy levels. I also contacted to company with regards to the vitamin C used in the product, is it GMO or not and have had no reply.

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Posted by Reviewer3234553 on Mar 27, 2010

I have used this product about 15 years. Many good vitamins and a little caffeine. Great in the morning in a glass O.J. or just mix with water. Good for energy, too.

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