Focus Factor Review: Stuck in the Year 2004, Focus Factor Is Outdated.
Ionitial Thoughts on Fcus Factor
Focus Factor is one of the most well-known nootropic supplements in the industry, but not necessarily for the right reasons. Upon research of this supplement on other review sites, we found that Focus Factor was the target of legal action in the past. Apparently, the company behind the supplement had made statements that were so misleading that the FTC had to come in and settle the matter. While these things happened over ten years ago and the company has changed its ways, it is difficult to shake off such serious accusations from the US government. However, with strong sales prior to the lawsuit, Focus Factor was able to pay off the settlement, change its marketing approach, and get back in the game. What we find nowadays is a new version of Focus Factor along with an updated set of claims and product details. We will give our advice at the end of this Focus Factor review so that you can make your own judgment call on this supplement.
Marketing Practices of Focus Factor
This was the area of contention with the old Focus Factor, so we wanted to check in on the marketing practices of the newer version of Focus Factor to see how it compares. In the past, Focus Factor used unethical marketing tactics to persuade people to buy its products. Specifically, Focus Factor paid a PR firm to give customer reviews for its products, the parent company’s own lawyer pretended to be a product endorser, and the other people who appear to be neutral reviewers were paid or given free product in return for their review.
The new Focus Factor does not use any of these tactics, largely because it does not have to anymore. Focus Factor is one of the few nootropic supplements that has made its way into the mainstream marketplace. The reviews we saw on the Focus Factor website are all genuine, and the reviews on Amazon and elsewhere also check out. Does this mean that Focus Factor is the #1 cognitive enhancing supplement it purports to be?
Focus Factor Ingredients
In order to test whether or not Focus Factor is the top cognitive enhancing supplement, we examined its formula. The ingredients used in Focus Factor are standard, run of the mill substances. Bacopa and DMAE are both good nootropics, but we have come a long way the last 10 years in terms of what we expect of a nootropic substance. No longer is providing a minor ‘boost’ in mental energy enough. We have seen what piracetam and Noopept can do (provide short-term and long-term cognitive benefits that do not lessen with time), and most of us expect all nootropic supplements to be on par with these expectations. Focus Factor is still lagging in the 2000s, whilst everyone else here is excited about what is happening in the 2010s and onward into the 2020s. Thus, our review of the Focus Factor ingredients is less about what Focus Factor contains and more about what Focus Factor lacks.
Pro’s and Con’s
– No harmful ingredients or side effects
– Will not hurt you if you take it
– It does not increase performance or mental function
– Going for a 20-minute jog or having a coffee will do more for you
Cost and Summary of Focus Factor
Focus Factor has one benefit over other nootropic supplements – cost. Coming in at just $27.99 for a one month supply, Focus Factor is one of the cheaper alternatives out there. However, before getting impressed with this price point, consider why the price is so low. What ingredients comprise Focus Factor and how much do they cost? What is the quality of these substances? From our research, we found out that the ingredients are of standard quality. With more and more supplements featuring hard-to-source ingredients like Noopept and racetams, Focus Factor just seems stuck in a place from a decade ago, unwilling to change its formula. For those who have never tried a nootropic supplement before, Focus Factor may be adequate. For this purpose, we have given it a higher than normal score, simply for the reason that it could help introduce people to the world of nootropics, which is a good thing in our humble opinion.
Total Score: (2 / 5)
Effectiveness: (1 / 5)
Ingredients: (3 / 5)
Side Effects: (3 / 5)
Value for the Money: (1 / 5)