Our First Impressions
Focus Power is both a brain supplement and a potent focus pill – or at least it claims to be. This purple bottle with a bold silver font has appeared many times across supplement websites, successfully grabbing our attention. While only a few of our readers have asked for a review on the product, we were interested to do it ourselves because it seems to contain two of our favorite ingredients – Huperzine A and Vinpocetine.
As we take a stroll through their official website, however, we realize that the company missed the hit just slightly. They don’t seem to take care of their product with a significant degree of detail. For instance, the website doesn’t explain how the ingredients of the product work with and affect the brain. This is an important aspect that we really look for when reviewing websites, because it shows how genuine the company’s marketing techniques are.
Despite such a conventional first impression, we would like to evaluate Focus Power from a more scientific and thus factual aspect – going through the ingredients. So let’s move right along!
- Ginkgo Biloba 50 mg
- Phosphatidylserine complex 125 mg
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI 50 mg
- St. John’s Wort 250 mg
- L–Glutamine 150 mg
- DMAE Bitartrate 50 mg
- Bacopa Monniera leaf extract 100 mg
- Vinpocetine 2 mg
- Huperzine A 10 mcg
As mentioned above, we were initially intrigued by this product because we did see at first glance that their formula contains two very well-known and esteemed nootropics. As we take a closer look however, we were disappointed to see that only 2 mg of Vinpocetine and 10 mcg of Huperzine A have been included, typically, at least 20-40 mg of Vinpocetine needs to be included in the formula in order for the pill to actually work.
Additionally, we can see that they’ve included DMAE bitartrate in the ingredient blend. DMAE has been banned in the U.S., Australia and Canada because studies have shown that it causes brain cell death in the long-term.
Another interesting ingredient in the formula is St. John’s Wort. Although St. John’s Wort was used in nootropic stacks in the past, scientists have found that there are a lot more options (such as Noopept or Vinpocetine) that can be more successful in improving cognitive functions.
By kiro on January 13, 2014
“Please do yourself a favor and don’t be fooled by this product. It is just a placebo. I highly recommend reading an article from the New York Times regarding such supplements titled “Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem.” My advice for better mental functioning is to eat healthy, esp. diets rich in EPA and DHA, and to exercise.”
By Dewi wang on October 20, 2013
“This product really works great. Focus power really helps with my ADHD and my short term memories tremendously. I can focus in my studying and no Jittery feelings. I like it cause I can pop one in with no food and still feeling ok.”
By Dano Maxwell on December 18, 2013
“I switched to this product after using FOCUS FACTOR by NOW for a number of months.
The NOW product was okay, I saw a small improvement, but then when I switched to FOCUS POWER, the difference was like Night and Day. I am studying for job interviews and have to learn a lot of computer jargon. Previously I would struggle to stay awake when reading this stuff and would forget what I had read within a few days. I am amazed at how I am now breezing through this work and rememebring it. I wish I had known about this product when I was younger. My life would have been so much easier. Anyhow it seems to be working pretty good for me.”
Pro’s and Con’s
– A combination of –Huperzine A and Vinpocetine create a very powerful formula.
– Full disclosure of ingredients and milligrams.
– Many students have found the product helpful.
– Only contains 2 mg of Vinpocetine and 10 mcg of Huperzine A.
– Doesn’t work for everyone.
Although we were worried about the ingredients at first, we came to realize by reading customer reviews that a lot of people have been pleased with their purchase. Particularly for students, taking Focus Power 30 minutes before a heavy studying session really helped them to focus and maintain a solid amount of energy. For this reason, we do recommend Focus Power for the exact purpose that the brand name suggest – to power your focus.