- 1 Introduction to My Optimind Supplement Review
- 2 Ingredients
- 3 Dose
- 4 Side Effects
- 5 Cycling
- 6 Pros
- 7 Cons
- 8 To Wrap it Up
Introduction to My Optimind Supplement Review
Let’s look at Optimind today in my Optimind Supplement Review. Now Optimind isn’t new to the market but is still talked about and judging by the Google searches, pretty popular.
This commercial stack has quite a few ingredients including the usual natural suspects with a few others thrown into the mix. In this review, I will break down the ingredient and their benefits to you and talk briefly about their proprietary blend called “Focus Blend” which doesn’t’ allow us to dig too deep or to know exactly what is in there.
I have reviewed another stack called Lumonol in this blog and I mention this because it has a lot in common with Optimind.
This stack used to be called Alleradd before it became Optimind so if you know Alleradd you can say, ahh that’s where it went to.
With that done, let’s get into the ingredients and what they do for you.
L-Tyrosine has been studied inside and out for many years now and has shown that it can significantly boost our cognition while under stressful conditions. It basically offsets the expected deficits caused by environmental stress situations in the working memory and processing of information.
There was a small study done where military cadets who were doing combat training were given a protein drink that contained tyrosine 5 times/day. Others were given the same protein drink with a placebo.
The participants were tested before being administered the tyrosine and then six days following taking the tyrosine. What was found was that tyrosine was linked to better performance on memory and tracking tests and reduced the effects of stress and fatigue on their mental performance. Those who took the protein drink containing the placebo showed no differences.
Bacopa Monnieri (Synapsa Bacopa Extract 55% Bacosides)
Synapsa over Bacognize Extract focuses on bacoside content and is better tolerated and less likely to have negative effects on mood and motivation.
Bacopa has always been known to have the ability to increase our cognitive processing, making learning new things simpler and quicker.
The ability to have better learning powers while under stress is another proven ability of Bacopa as well as claims being able to recall recently learned information much easier for example taken a test or student exams. This also includes children although I don’t condone feeding growing children supplements unless necessary and given the go-ahead by a physician.
Bacopa is also known as for memory enhancement and rightly so because it is the most well-known benefit of this herb. You have to stick with it for a while as many studies have shown that memory improvements take from a month to six weeks before reaching full effect, but when they do the results are significant. 
A study looked at participants with age-related memory impairment and found that taking 125 mg sufficiently improves “various parameters of memory”. 
You may be familiar with taurine as an ingredient in energy drinks, but taurine is much more than that. In fact, it may be one of the most valuable nutrients for your overall health, mental well-being, and longevity.
Taurine is a sulphur amino acid and one of the most abundant compounds in the brain, retina, heart, and muscles. 
It plays an important role in many aspects of good health and can be found in high concentrations in the brain where it aids the movement of potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium in and out of brain cells.
Taurine almost qualifies as a neurotransmitter, chemicals used by brain cells to communicate with each other.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid (lipoic acid or thiotic acid) is a natural fatty acid that is found inside all of the cells in our body and is there to produce energy our body needs for its normal functions. What it does is it converts glucose into energy.
Antioxidants help fight oxidation, a normal chemical process that takes place in the body every day. When there are disruptions in the natural oxidation process, highly unstable and potentially damaging molecules called free radicals are created. Free radicals are suspected in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cataracts, diabetes, kidney disease, and age-related blindness.
PhosphatidylSerine (PS) is a phospholipid nutrient present in all the cells in our body and with the most concentration being in our brain’s nerve cells. PS is crucial for improving recall and for promoting our level of attention, learning and mental sharpness. PS has been extensively researched in humans, animals, and cultured cells, and is the most proven nutrient for memory.
PS may slow cognitive decline, and promote a positive-minded outlook. It has been shown to help age-related brain degeneration, slowing the progression of memory loss while helping with mood, anxiety, socialization and mental clarity.
PS is the only nootropic with an FDA-qualified claim for reducing cognitive decline risk.
GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that does its work throughout our central nervous system reducing the additional activity of the nerve cells and calming our brain activity. As a neurotransmitter, it aids the communication between the nervous system and our brain.
GABA can alleviate stress and anxiety as well as lessen depression symptoms. It does this by decreasing Beta brain waves and increasing Alpha brain waves and this makes it a pretty good supplement for anxiety. The effects GABA produces as a result of this are better memory, increased attention, and heightened alertness .
Many supplement manufacturers call GABA a “natural form of Valium” because it reduces stress and improves relaxation allowing you to sleep better.
Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world . Almost everyone you see on the way to work or university has a cup of caffeine aka coffee in their hand.
It’s naturally found in coffee, cocoa, tea, and it is added to many soft drinks and energy drinks. It can also be taken as a supplement, either on its own or in combination with other substances .
Caffeine works by blocking adenosine receptors in your brain, making you feel less tired .
Vinpocetine comes from the Periwinkle plant, sold in Germany as a prescription drug under the name Cavinton. It is known for its health properties of vasodilation (expands blood vessels) and cognitive enhancement. It is widely used to sharpen memory and for memory disorders and can do so in both the memory impaired and those with a healthy brain  .
There have been many studies and papers written that show Vinpocetine effective in preventing and improving many of our different ailments. It does enhance cognitive function including long and short term memory.
Vinpocetine is a natural vasodilator that is partially responsible for improved blood flow to the brain and the rest of our body as well as facilitating cerebral metabolism. In simpler terms, it dilates our blood vessels allowing more blood to flow through them.
Sulbutiamine is a synthetic version of Thiamine or vitamin B1 that was developed in Japan to treat what is called beriberi, a nervous disorder caused by thiamine deficiency.
Essentially Sulbutiamine is produced by bending two vitamin B1 molecules together by a Sulfur group. by a sulphur group. Sulbutiamine is more fat soluble than thiamine and therefore has a much better able to cross the blood-brain barrier .
Sulbutiamine is a nootropic and an antioxidant used in France to fight off fatigue. It also has other great nootropic properties such as boosting memory, protecting our brain, and helps get rid of muscle weakness.
Huperzine A is very useful because of its ability to inhibit an enzyme in our brains that breaks down a key chemical known as Acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is very important for our memories and our learning ability.
While Huperzine A is closely associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia as well as depression, Huperzine A can be used by people who are ‘brain healthy’. It is a potent memory enhancement supplement and can help you think more clearly.
It is also used for treating a muscle disease called myasthenia gravis, for increasing alertness and energy.
Huperzine A is used by college and University students worldwide as a supplement to boost their cognitive abilities and is one of my choices for best nootropics for focus.
You can also find it as one of my top 10 natural nootropics.
For optimum effect, they say to start with 1-2 capsules in the morning. Morning because of the caffeine. From there if you feel the effects are not sufficient you can up that to 2-4 capsules in the morning.
Do not exceed 8 capsules in a 24 hour period
OptiMind is an all natural ingredient stack and is considered safe if you stick to the suggested dosages on the label.
You may experience some mild side effects such as restlessness, and insomnia if you take it later in the day. This is from the caffeine. If you drink coffee in the morning when you take OptiMind and are sensitive to caffeine, you may feel quite jittery from a large amount of caffeine you have ingested.
Some people have a difficult time with gelatin capsules and may experience gastrointestinal discomfort and even irritation of the esophagus. Drinking a lot of water when taking them should alleviate this problem altogether
It is always best to speak to your physician if taking other medications. When taking a nootropic stack with as many ingredients like this one, there may be some clashes with your medications.
There are ingredients in this mix that should be cycled to prevent your body from developing a tolerance to them. In that case, cycling is recommended. You must also consider that if you combine Optimind with other nootropics it is even more important to cycle.
The cycle I would recommend is 4 weeks on with one week off.
- Potent ingredients. Really pushes your brain to go beyond the limit.
- Complex formula. Not just randomly mixed together.
Everyone is the short answer to that question. Optimind is a milder nootropic stack although it is targeted toward students, other high achievers, and business execs and may be great for those types of users because it is mild I would say that it is a good choice for beginners as well
Now, OptiMind is being advertised as a product for entrepreneurs, students, and other high achievers, but I believe it should be mainly used by beginners who want to start experimenting with nootropics, but are too “afraid” od buying a serious nootropic stack.
OptiMind takes many nootropics and puts them together in unknown quantities (proprietary) although the ingredients seem to work and work well together,
There are no unsafe ingredients, reviews good, so go ahead and get you some!
You can easily buy it from Amazon.com by clicking this link or by clicking on the bottle.