Are brain supplements even real?
Do they work, or are they all simply an overpriced caffeine pill with decorative packaging?
I’ve spent the better part of 2016 trying out various brain supplements on the market to try to see if there is a legitimate brain supplement on the market, or if every one of them is a snake oil product. If you’re an avid reader of my website, you’ll notice that I’ve already reviewed several different brain pills that are widely advertised on the internet, such at Addy Focus, Neurofuse and CogniLift on this website. What was my consensus for those products? They are overpriced caffeine pills that are only meant to make your pockets lighter.
A few months ago I noticed this advertisement on Facebook advertising OptiMind, in the ad, they claim to be America’s #1 productivity bill and offer their pill for free. Let me be frank and say that at this point, I was extremely cynic of all self-procramined brain supplements – especially after being burnt many times over. So many brain supplements promised better memory, concentration, higher energy without a crash but not one had met that bar.
Nevertheless, I decided to do some research on the company, and see whether or not their product had any substance. At first, I was pleasantly surprised to see that their brain pill was covered by Vice.com, ArtofManliness.com and BuzzFeed.com – all three being relatively credible sources. Now don’t get me wrong, just because their product was covered by online media, that does NOT mean that their product works, but what it does tell is that they aren’t a fly by night company.
For me to really figure out whether or not their products work, I needed to dig deeper to find consumers that actually used their product. Fortunately, I found quite a few reviews on HighYa and on Amazon. You may check a sample of those reviews in the slideshow below:
As a potential customer, the best way OptiMind could prove to me that they have a legitimate product is by proving to me that their current customers are satisfied, and so far, that had been the case.
Before we dig any deeper into their pill, allow me to first explain the premise of a “brain supplement”. How does a supplement benefit our brain?
The main ingredients in the capsules are called nootropics. These nootropics are cognitive boosting substances that have been dubbed as “smart drugs”. Here are a few nootropics that are found in OptiMind:
- Bacopa Extract
These are 4 out of the 10 nootropics that are found in OptiMind.
So I’m guessing you’re next question is – Does every brain supplement contain such nootropics?
Yes & No. Let me explain, when it comes to nootropics, quantity is extremely important. Many brain supplements that are being promoted over the internet may mention that they utilize all these crazy, effective, futuristic nootropics, and while they do, they use VERY little of them in the actual pill.
So what does that mean?
Well, that means that the vast majority of the pill is caffeine – yes, just ordinary caffeine. Now don’t get me wrong, everyone knows that caffeine provides an energy boost, helps us wake up, and improves our mental functions, but if all you want are caffeine pills, you can literally pick up 200 tablets for as little as $6.00.
The “brain supplements” that I had taken up to date such as Addy Focus or Neurofuse were simply expensive caffeine pills that cost me over $70 per 30 capsules. That, in my option is highway robbery.
Moving on, once I noticed that other consumers were having success with OptiMind, I decided to take the plunge and see whether or not the product will hold to it’s reputation. As I mentioned earlier in this post, OptiMind does offer a free sample which consists of 10 FREE capsules. If you’re looking to place an order for your free samples as well, order them from their official website; GetOptimind.com
In order to keep my readers as informed as possible, I’ve detailed the exact steps I’ve to redeem my free samples. Enjoy the slide show below:
The ordering system was relatively easy, and again, if you’re looking to pick up a free sample yourself, just click on this link to go to their official website. I do want to point out that in one of the slides, OptiMind does offer an option to buy “RestUp”; this is the company’s other product that is supposed to make it easier for you to fall asleep. I haven’t had the chance to try it out myself just yet, but I will provide a link at the end of this article that will direct you to where you can grab free samples of it as well.
When I placed my order, you’ll notice that I paid extra for express shipping because I wanted the capsules in my hand ASAP.
Two days later…they arrived at my door. This is what I found:
First impressions, I was surprised to see the care that the company put in towards sending out free samples. They could have easily placed a few pills inside an envelope and shipped them over, instead they included them in a nice sleeve, custom box, and included a few pamphlets.
But let’s not kid ourselves, I didn’t request these capsules to lust over aesthetic packing, I wanted to know whether or not OptiMind is legitimate!
Just in case I stuttered, I said; yes.
I, Mark Cruiz from ReviewingThis.com have finally found a brain supplement that improves energy,concentration, memory, focus & doesn’t lead to an energy crash.
Excuse me for my awkwardness but I can’t stress how much time and money I’ve spent searching for a brain supplement that works, and I’ve finally succeeded.
What I’ve felt taking the capsule surpasses the effects I’ve felt from constantly drinking coffee or taking any other brain supplements.
As some of my frequent readers may know, I am a programmer for a living. I sit in front of code for 10 hours a day, and as I’ve gotten older, I’m finding myself having difficulty in staying focused on my work or recollecting my memory. In the past few years I’ve been an avid coffee drinker and have always experimenting with different brain supplements to see if any would improve my mental mind. Nothing has truly done much for me until I took OptiMind for the first time.
This is my current life schedule, I wake up in the morning, make myself some breakfast, and then take one capsule. By the way, it’s recommended to take a whole glass of water with one capsule. So once I take the capsule, the effects kick in within 5 minutes…and you definitely feel it. From the moment I arrive to work, I’m a complete powerhouse. I don’t feel drowsy, tired or distracted. When I sit down in my office chair, I go to work on my projects without skipping a beat. I can literally code, code and code for hours without taking a single break. Previously, after 30 minutes I would briefly browse the web, or check my social media as we are all probably guilty off, but now….I can work without a hiccup.
There is also a definite improvement in my memory because I’ve had less instances of shifting back to my notes as I’m coding because I’m able to better refer to my memory.
Typically a single capsule gets me through the day, but if I have a long day at work, and I plan to head to the gym afterwards, then I pop in a second capsule. I haven’t had any diverse effects from taking two, and the booklet mentions taking 2 in a single day is perfectly fine. It’s honestly great before going to the gym because it gives me to the motivation to actually go. Previously, after a day at work, the only thing on my mind is going home and taking a nap. Nowadays, I take a second capsule, finish up my work, and head to the gym right away and put in a good workout. Feels like magic.
As I’m writing this review, I’m trying to find any negatives but I simply can’t list a single one. With prior brain supplements, I would have stomach issues or jitteriness, but I haven’t felt any of those side effects with OptiMind. Granted, I’ve never taken it on an empty stomach, so maybe if I had, I would see a side effect.
Optimind receives my full endorsement. The product works, and it works extremely well. There is absolutely no reason not to try the product when the company is literally giving out free samples.
Do keep in mind that the parent company of OptiMind (AlternaScript) has two other products. One being RestUp, and the other is NuCulture. Restup is a supplement that helps calm the mind and help you sleep quicker and deeper. You can pick up free samples of Restup by clicking HERE. While on the other hand, NuCulture is a probiotic that strengthens your immune system and improves your general health. You can pick up your free samples of NuCulture by clicking HERE.
Let’s get into some questions you may have:
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