If you’ve got problems focusing, thinking, and reminiscing, Optimind might be just the right nootropic for you. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting things anymore, studying effectively for exams, or preparing for presentations. As the title implies, Optimind claims to “clear” brain fog. Ever since we’ve stepped into the nootropic world years ago, we’ve always been looking for excellent products that deliver their promise. Optimind sounds promising and we’ve stumbled across it from positive raves around the internet and word of mouth. As soon as we visited their official website, we were excited just like a child who’s lost in a candy factory.
The first things we said was “wow!” as soon as we laid eyes on the website. Their website is one of the most extensive and well-presented website we have ever seen up to date. Their presentation is displayed so well with a plethora of information. You know that you’ll never doubt this product if the company shows so much dedication in all aspects of making their business run. These guys are worth their every word. As soon as the page loads, they provide you with an offer to try 10 capsules free smack middle on the screen. Scrolling down, more information is provided with background images which are artistically attractive. Closer to the bottom of the page, their main product is shown with the range of prices. For $43.31, you’ll get a single bottle that’ll last for a month. They also include a fantastic price value of $63.65 for two bottles as well as the free 14 day trial with free shipping. The free trial option is really awesome because this allows those who are new to nootropics to experience brain supplements. If anybody changes their mind, they can cancel any order any time. These guys mean serious business.
The other pages on their website contain information regarding the formula, reviews, FAQ, life hacks, and guarantee section. Each of these pages provides extensive information regarding their respective category. For instance, the FAQ section provides a whole load of details and will answer a lot of questions. Furthermore, their reviews are filled with high-starred ratings from claimed users. We found the life hacks section very interesting and is presented like a blog. However, we are doubtful if anybody reads these posts despite the interesting information which they provide. They also have a routinely maintained Facebook page. We then spent some time eye balling the formula section to see what makes Optimind “clear brain fog”.
The formula section page is as interesting as all the other pages on Optimind’s website. They put in large text some general information about their product and include a GMP seal. Scrolling down the page, we came across the wide range of core ingredients they claim to use which are:
- Phosphatidyl L-Serine
- Alpha-lipoic acid
- Huperzine A
- Vitamin D-3
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin B-12
- Bacopa monnieri
- Green tea extract
17 ingredients; that’s a lot for a nootropic! It’s as if they’re trying to transform us into super thinking humans, or so we are made to believe. Most of us are familiar with the ingredients list such as taurine, caffeine, DMAE, and niacin etc. But how about the more fancy named ingredients such as GABA, Phosphatidyl L-Serine, Huperzine A, Vinpocetine, and Bacopa monnieri. Starting with GABA, it’s a chemical that’s made in the brain. It’s used primarily for relieving anxiety, stress, pain, and treat ADHD. Despite these claims, recent scientific proof suggests that it has no real effect which renders it useless to consume. Next is Phosphatidyl L-Serine. This chemical is made from cabbage or soy and is used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, improve thinking capabilities, treat ADHD, and improves athletic performance. Insomnia and upset stomachs are the result of taking Phosphatidyl L-Serine over 300mg.
Now we come to Huperzine A. This substance is highly purified from the plant called Chinese club moss. Again, it’s used primarily for treating Alzheimer’s disease, as a learning enhancement, increase alertness and energy, as well as age related memory impairment. A lot of warnings have been given for taking Huperzine A which affects people with certain diseases such as epilepsy, asthma, emphysema. What’s more is that it can cause problems for your heart (which slows it down), cause gastrointestinal blockage, and urinary tract blockage. Moving on to Vinpocetine; a man-made substance found in the periwinkle plant. Its uses are for improving blood flow to the brain, enhancing memory, and for treating Alzheimer’s disease. People with bleeding disorders or weakened immune systems should stay clear of this substance. Lastly we have Bacopa monnieri which is used in traditional Indian medicine. This plant is helpful in treating Alzheimer’s disease, improving memory, treat ADHD and epilepsy, joint pain, and improve sexual performance in both men and women. Some of the common side effects of consuming Bacopa monnieri are increased bowel movements, causes stomach cramps, slows your heart rate, cause gastrointestinal blockage, worsen stomach ulcers, worsen asthma and emphysema, worsen thyroid disorders, and can obstruct the urinary tract.
Everything looked so promising with Optimind the first time around. However, after knowing more about its key ingredients, we are not even going to bother recommending it. With a lot of health risks involved combined with other ingredients such as caffeine and taurine could be a recipe for disaster. To make things worse, finding the exact readings of how much of each ingredient is squeezed into a pill is a heck of a challenge. We could not find any information on the webpage and even online. This raises our suspicion. We could simply order it for free as they offer free trials with free shipping, but snooping around the ‘Guarantee’ section we found something that slipped our eyes on the main page; we have to pay $3. We thought that they clearly said “Try the best nootropics formula for 14 days with free shipping and our 100% money-back guarantee”. This is again misleading. What is stated as free is not free. It’s a good thing we have prying eyes. What’s more is that around the internet, there have been people ranting about the monthly subscription problem. Even if you order your free trial, you pills will eventually be delivered on a monthly basis and you will be charged for them! It’s such a shame that Optimind has done so well on their web presentation but based on our research, we have come to the conclusion that our minds are “fogged” with what Optimind has to offer.
Our score: 85%