ADDTabz Review – Safe and Effective?

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For years, motivated students and young professionals trying to get and stay on the fast track have been using prescription ADD/ADHD medications to improve their energy and mental focus.  The process, though illegal, is fairly simple.  Drugs such as Adderall are widely prescribed to kids and young adults who show signs and symptoms of ADD or ADHD.

These drugs are known to give you energy, improve your mood, and increase your focus.  So they end up being re-sold on the secondary (ie black) market to anyone who wants the edge they provide.  Obviously, taking prescription medications that weren’t prescribed for you for purposes they weren’t made for can be dangerous, not to mention expensive.

addtabz reviewADDTabz is a non-prescription alternative that claims to do the job better and more safely than Aderall.  And it doesn’t require circumventing the law or telling “little white lies” to your doctor.  ADDTabz, unlike Aderall, is specifically designed to improve mental and cognitive performance for academic and business needs.  What you can expect to achieve is:

  • Improved memory
  • Increased learning capacity
  • Improved brain function
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced mood

ADDTabz is made by Gentech Pharmaceuticals who call themselves the Most Trusted Name in Designer Pharmacology.  Their history is in the research and development of mainly prescription drugs, and they currently sell a few of their own formulations for weight loss and mental performance.

ADDTabz Ingredients and How They Work

We ordered a bottle of ADDTabz to help analyze the structure and composition of the supplement, as well as test out it’s effectiveness.  The proprietary formulation of ADDTabz includes the following ingredients:

  • Cytidine 5′ diphospocholine/Choline Bitartrate matrix
  • Methyl Synephrine
  • Trimethylxanthine
  • Octopamine

Cytidine 5′ diphospocholinem, or more commonly known as citicholine, is a physchostimulant/nootropic agent which has been clinically studied to help improve mental focus and energy.  7-methyltheophylline is actually just the chemical name for caffeine.

The key ingredient I need to point out here is Methyl Synephrine, or bitter orange.  Bitter Orange is a plant that has been used for hundreds of years in ancient chinese medicine, and has been reportedly used for its weight loss properties, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. (1)  This extract is what gives you the “feel good” as well as stimulant effects.

All of these ingredients combined are what help to produce effects similar to prescription ADD/ADHD medications like Aderal.

The directions state to take 1 tablet 30 minutes before breakfast, and 1 tablet 30 min before lunch.  It is suggested to take each dose on an empty stomach to get the best results, and to take with water.

ADDTabz Pros and Cons

Advantages of ADDTabz

  • It increases energy and mental focus.
  • It does not require a prescription.
  • There are plenty of positive reviews from people who have used ADDTabz.
  • We had very successful results with the substance.

Disadvantages of ADDTabz

  • ADDTabz contains a compound that is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
  • There is no satisfaction guarantee.

My Personal Results With ADDTabz

For the longest time I have had Mind Boost Day and Night Formula as my #1 Nootropic supplement, for a wide variety of reasons.  For one, it’s safe, all-natural, and doesn’t contain any stimulants that can cause really bad side effects.

However, over time, I’ve realized that the majority of people visiting this blog are looking for something WITH stimulants in it, which works very closely to pharmaceutical grade pills like Aderall and Vyvans (names intentionally spelled incorrectly for legal purposes).

If that is what you are looking for, then AddTabz SHOULD be what you buy.  My personal experience with this supplement actually dates way back to 2013.  This is the first time that I experienced the amazing effects of Aderall, but realized it’s probably not a drug you should be taking on a daily basis.

Factor in the fact that I didn’t have good insurance at the time, and the generic version of Aderall more or less didn’t work well for me, I decided to do the research and see if I could find something similar to Aderall, but at a fraction of the cost.

In comes AddTabz…the first time I took it felt NEARLY IDENTICAL to the first time I took Aderall, but without the really bad comedown.  My focus / concentration was AMAZING, and my productivity felt like it skyrocketed.

Unlike the prescription meds, I have been taking ADDTabz on and off ever since, and it really hasn’t seemed to lose much of its effectiveness.  Keep in mind that I typically limit my dosage to 4 or 5 days a week, with a minimum of 2 days break to avoid building a tolerance.

If your looking for a GREAT alternative to Aderall or some other ADD / ADHD medication, give ADDTabz a try.  You’ll be thanking me haha.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I take it?

The instructions on the label say you should take 1 pill 30 min. before breakfast and 1 pill 30 min. before lunch.

HOWEVER, I noticed the best results were taking 1 pill on an empty stomach and not eating for AT LEAST 1 ½ hours.

I would also suggest you wait to take your next dose AT LEAST 2 hours after your last meal.

How long does it take to start working?

For me, I could feel the initial effects from AddTabz about 30 minutes after popping a pill, and the full effect was achieved after roughly 2 hours.

I would say the effects start to wear off about 5 hours after your last dose, and it’s completely rid from your system about 10 hours in.

Does it make you feel “high”?

I get this question a lot.

As far as giving you that euphoric or “high” feeling (like the first time you may have used Adderall), it does to SOME extent.

It doesn’t give you a rush of dopamine like a traditional amphetamine would, but the effects are pretty close.

Will I experience a “crash” at the end of the day from it?

I have taken AddTabz MANY times and NEVER experienced a crash at the end of the day.

Will I build a tolerance to it?

Like any stimulant based nootropic, AddTabz DID seem to build up a little bit of a tolerance, so I would suggest you limit yourself to taking it a maximum of 5 days a week, with at least a 2 day break in between.

Is it FDA approved?

While it is not FDA approved, it doesn’t need to be because it’s a supplement.

However, all of the ingredients in AddTabz are generally recognized as safe by the FDA.

Can ADDtabz be used for weight loss?

It’s not really intended for that, but some users have reported losing weight with this supplement.  If you’re looking for an effective fat burner I suggest you check out a supplement called Instant Knockout.  Works great!

Will this cause me to flag a drug test?

All of the ingredients in AddTabz are safe and all natural and will not flag a drug test for your workplace.

The only ingredient of primary concern here would be Bitter Orange, which is banned from use by the NCAA.

But again, unless you’re an athlete competing at this level then you should have nothing to worry about.

AddTabz Vs. Adderall

While nothing that I have tested can completely mimic the effects of Adderall, AddTabz would be comparable to about a 5 mg tablet of Adderall 5 mg IR.  If you’re looking for the closest thing to Adderall that I have tested then you need to read this article.

AddTabz Vs. AddTabz RX

AddTabz RX is the “prescription strength” version of AddTabz, but it doesn’t require a prescription to obtain it.

It contains EXACTLY the same ingredients as the non RX version.

Literally the ONLY difference between AddTabz and AddTabz RX is that the RX version is 10 mg stronger and can only be obtained through a doctor carrying the product.

This can prove to be very difficult, as there is no database on their official website you can search to find one near you.

However, they do have a chat feature available on their site where you can ask the agent to look up a doctor nearby.

AddTabz Vs. Addium

addium vs addtabzI’ve been getting alot of questions regarding the similarities and differences between Addium and AddTabz, so I figured I’d provide a brief rundown.  If you recall from my Addium review, I didn’t get much of an effect from taking it.  I did feel a bit more motivated to get some work done, felt a bit less distracted, and even felt a bit more sociable (which I attribute to the L-theanine).

However, with Addium I seemed to experience a HUGE crash of sorts, with a REALLY bad headache.  I did NOT get this comedown effect with AddTabz, ever.  For me, the effects of AddTabz seemed to be cumulative, meaning it felt like it got better and better each day I took it, as opposed to getting a the same profound effect everyday.

From a price standpoint, Addium is VERY expensive if you decide to buy it on Amazon, coming in at $71 per bottle.  However, if you buy it on the official site, that price is literally almost cut in half, with a retail price of $39.95.

AddTabz on the other hand, is much more expensive when compared to Addium, but for good reason….it just simply works that MUCH better.  A one month supply of AddTabz retails at $69, but just like Addium they offer heavy discounts for bulk orders.

Are there any side effects from it?

The only side effects that I noted during testing was a little bit of insomnia on a few occasions.

I think this can be mitigated by essentially not taking it AT LEAST 6 hours before bedtime, if not sooner.

Can I get a sample of it?

Unfortunately at this time it doesn’t look like they are giving out any free samples of AddTabz.

They were doing this a few years ago, so it’s possible they might start doing it again.

Where can I buy it?

You can buy ADDTabzonline through the manufacturer’s website.  A 20-count bottle sells for $49.95, and you can buy bigger bottles at a lower relative cost.  Unfortunately, at this time it does not appear that it’s available in retail stores like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Amazon, or Vitamin Shoppe.

There does not appear to be a money back guarantee, although they do accept returned unopened bottles.


What’s nice about ADDTabz is that it is made specifically to provide the benefits people have been getting by using Adderall for off-label purposes.  Other than the fact that it does not require a prescription, I actually experienced very similar effects with ADDTabz to stimulant medications, and if used as directed I think it can work for just about anyone.


1.  Methyl Synephrine (Bitter Orange) –

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What is the compound that is banned by the world anti-doping agency and why is it? -

Sorry, it's actually banned by the NCAA. It's Synephrine, and my guess is that it's viewed as a performance enhancing substance.- Rob

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Im Ron from Philippines. Where can i buy addtabz or optimind? Their websites offer within your city. -

Optimind is currently not available outside the US, but you can order ADDTabz from their official website, and they'll ship it to the Philippines.- Rob

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should i take addtabz or optimind if i am not taking them in combination with phenibut? I am a bit confused since you rated addtabz for 5 stars and optimind for 4.5 stars but you keep recommending optimind as your top choice for nootropics. -

The thing about nootropic supplements is that, more than with other categories of supplements, what works best for some might not be what works best for others. In my opinion ADDTablz and Optimind are both right at the top, and you'd probably do well with either one.  They both provide energy, clarity, and focus as main benefits.- Rob

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