To our dismay, we’ve actually found out that some of our readers have been using Focus Boost. Yes, you read correctly, to our dismay. Let us tell you why. We’ve found quite a few really concerning things about Focus Boost. First of all, there seems to be quite an uncanny similarity between Focus Boost and another nootropic product – Doxiderol. If you go onto their websites, you’ll find that the graphic images used are somewhat similar. Now go onto their Ingredients tab. The similarities ensue. Now check their refund policy – which we believe is the icing on the cake here. The text is exactly, word-for-word, the same.
With that in mind, let’s review Focus Boost!
We had trouble getting our hands on Focus Boost’s formula. It wasn’t available on their website, and we had quite the trouble looking for it online as well. Unfortunately, we had to wait until our boxes of Focus Boost arrived in the mail before we were able to find out by looking at the Supplement Facts label.
Supplement Facts (Ingredients)
Focus Boost Proprietary Blend
– Vinpocetine, Bacopa, Acetyl-L-Carnitine,
L-Theanine, Caffeine, Citicholine
Looking at their ingredients, we can easily see that there are only 6 ingredients, which inherently means that Focus Boost’s potency is quite high. This is great, due to the fact that so many other products in the nootropics industry contain quite a lot of ingredients, trying to create an all-in-one pill. The problem here, is that more ingredients means less potency. In the pharmaceutical world, less is more. Fortunately, Focus Boost does not suffer from this with its mere 6 ingredients.
However, this begs the question, is 6 enough? In nootropics, our team of experts believe that optimum potency is usually achieved with around between 9-14 ingredients. 6 might just be cutting it too close.
That does not mean that there are no nootropic ingredients in Focus Boost’s formula, though. L-Theanine, for one, increases motivation and helps mood. Acetyl-L-Carnitine, meanwhile, enhances alertness and mental energy in its users, to the point that there are actually ALCAR isolate tabs available out there. Bacopa, too, works by aiding memory retention and recall.
One thing to note, though, is the inclusion of caffeine in its formula – something that we’re not too fond of. Caffeine is a cheap ingredient, and when most people need a stimulant boost, coffee and Red Bull is quite cheap. Would you really like that 1/6 of what you pay for in a nootropic going to caffeine? There are also side effects associated with caffeine, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
Brain Enhancing Effects
We had quite a few volunteers who wanted to test Focus Boost for us. (After all, who doesn’t want a free 3-month supply of a brain enhancer?) Our trials of Focus Boost lasted for a duration of 3 months, in which our participants had to come in in intervals throughout the period to participate in our tests that measured cognitive performance.
What our participants almost immediately reported was the intense amount of concentration that they got from Focus Boost. However, this intense focus would only last around an hour and sometimes give them the jitters. We believe that the reason for this is that caffeine is the main ingredient in terms of providing focus, hinting that the levels of other ingredients causing focus were relatively low.
Aside from this, there were almost no other effects, though. It seems as if the caffeine was overpowering their capsule, suggesting that the majority of Focus Boost was simply caffeine.
This theory of ours was fortified with the fact that most of the side effects our participants experiences were caffeine-related. These symptoms included the jitters, anxiety, and also some reporting lethargy. Not to mention the extremely harsh withdrawal symptoms that our participants experienced after discontinuing the use of Focus Boost. It really did seem like Focus Boost was only good as a caffeine pill. However, that does not warrant the price tag in which it comes. Coffee is probably cheaper – provided of course we’re not talking about Starbucks.
From the majority of our readers, we received a generally average score. However, interestingly our readers rated it either extremely well or extremely poorly, resulting in a generally average score. Some of them loved the hit of focus they got from the caffeine, which apparently, got some of them to produce some genuinely productive work. However, on the other side of the spectrum, were the caffeine-intolerant, and those who identified with Focus Boost as simply, a caffeine pill, claiming that Focus Boost was complete trash. However, we believe that there’s a bright side in every argument. Focus Boost might just be good for those who want that surge of motivation. Then again, you can still get that from downing 3 coffees in 30 minutes. Take your pick.
Top10BrainPills.com Score for Focus Boost: 5.7 out of 10