With an absolute onslaught with social media and paid advertising, Optimind burst onto the scene not so long ago. With a few formula changes and a name change from Allerad, Optimind have made a new name for themselves in front end sales (meaning everyone has tried it) but what about client retention… Are people reordering?
With the likes of our Editors’ Choice 2015 Winner “Lumonol” bringing out the big guns with the most potent Noopept based formulation we have yet had the pleasure of reviewing, Optimind is going to need to pull something special out of the bag. They don’t have the Noopept that Lumonol does, but do they have something we may have missed? Well their inclusion of Sulbutiamine may hold the answer, if they are to challenge 2015’s winner…
Marketing Claims and their Website
A nice website, but as usual very little in the way of content and any real references to how Optimind claims to do what it does. While there are some short ingredients descriptions, they fail to include any sources for their claims, and the supplement facts label for the ingredients is well tucked away. If you want to learn more about Optimind and the ingredients therein, you’re going to have to do your research elsewhere.
The claims on their website include:
- Focus Longer
- Wake Up Effortlessly
- Feel the effects within 1 hour
The website also states:
“Nootropics can help anyone who wants to stay focused and get more energy during. Whether you’re looking to increase energy, improve memory, or boost productivity, OptiMind™ is the best nootropic on the market.”
Optimind keep the milligrams hidden behind a Proprietary Blend. At 1315mg’s there’s a lot in there. Here’s what they’ve used for their formulation:
- Vitamin D 385iu
- Vitamin B12 500mcg
- Proprietary Blend 1315mg
L-Tyrosine, Taurine, Phosphatidylserine, Bacopa Extract (50% Bacosides), GABA, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vinpocetine, Sulbutiamine, Huperzia Serrata, and Caffeine
Along with the rebranding, Optimind had an upgrade in ingredients as well.
Either the people behind Optimind received a lot of refund requests, or they genuinely care… We suspect the latter.
GABA is a nootropic that has come under a lot of scrutiny as of late. Many now believing that GABA has such a hard time crossing the blood-brain barrier that the required dose would be in excess of anything a standard type 00 capsule could hold. The best way to get GABA to have it transported in the form of Picamilon – that is GABA and B3 Niacin bonded. These separate the other side of the BBB allowing GABA to do its work. Aside for GABA Optimind’s formula is pretty solid!
Sulbutiamine is a sweet inclusion in Optimind and a nootropic much like Noopept in that it is often overlooked, due to its high cost. Anything in the range of 500mg and over is very likely to cause a notable effect such as improve mood by affecting the Dopamine neurotransmitter, boost cognitive functions such as rational, memory, and improve speed reading times and accelerated learning.
Not knowing the exact number of milligrams of Sulbutiamine in Optimind makes it hard to assess how much of the above is really happening, and how much is a placebo effect for those that swear by it. Again, we get the feeling that the team of students behind Optimind know their stuff.
Your reviews, comments, and emails regarding Optimind have come in the plenty. An aggressive social media campaign has helped with that.
Your reports suggest Optimind seems well suited as an energy supplement that in some cases shifted lethargy. It would seem this energy boost is temporary however with most reviewers agreeing that Optimind’s effects tended to last 90 minutes to 3 hours’ maximum. As with most supplements, tolerance does tend to build with reports of the initial energy and focus boosts subsiding within a couple of weeks.
Good news includes Lumosity brain training software reporting improvements to problem solving while supplementing with Optimind, and we also noted improvements in mood levels.
Other Online Reviews
Online returns us mixed opinions about Optimind, perhaps due to it being a newer product, perhaps because the older formula didn’t match up to the claims. Some online reviewers in the forums did seem to enjoy Optimind and its ability to increase energy, with some saying they take it before working out.
Critic Review (supplementhq.com)
“Our personal results from using the product were positive in the sense that we did feel more mental clarity and focus. However, no one on the supplementHQ team noticed any changes in sleep or waking up as advertised on the home page. Although the effects were not as intense as for other brain supplements, they were noticeable.”
Critic Review (highya.com)
“OptiMind’s founders appear to be very passionate about their product, and to stand behind it with a 30-day money back guarantee. However, this doesn’t mean that any of the supplement’s ingredients have the necessary clinical proof to show their efficacy, and the supplement’s price could be considered rather steep.”
Optimind is sold at $43.31 on its official website for a 32 count bottle. Don’t be fooled though. With the serving size of Optimind being 2 capsules per day, this means that a 32 count bottle is going to only last you until around the middle of the month. For a month you are looking at doubling that.
While we did get some fairly good results from Optimind, the price makes it of poor value.
– Good energy and focus booster
– Relatively inexpensive (perhaps due to retailers wanting to get rid of excess stock)
– Still fairly new in the market
– Side effects mostly caffeine-related
– Needs to be cycled due to inclusion of Huperzine A
– No supplement facts and important information listed
– Poor value for the price
The Bottom Line
While our readers had more mixed opinions about Optimind, ours’ and those of our participants’ were still fairly positive. Optimind proved well in its mild effects on focus and memory, and for the initial stages at least worked well as an energy supplement.
Depending on that dose of Sulbutiamine you should see improve results over time. Overall, Optimind is a solid product. If there was one thing we could change about it, it would be to drop the caffeine dose down a bit, and to lower the price as we can’t really justify purchasing it at its current price point…
To get a 30 day supply you are going to need $63.65. When you consider the alternatives, and that our Top 5 all show clear signs of cognitive enhancement beyond just mental alertness and some improvements to brain fog, you start to see that Optimind is one to try if you have the spare cash, but probably not a serious consideration when pitted against the likes of Editors’ Choice Winner 2015 “Lumonol”.