Optimind Review – Does It Really Work?

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If you asked me in 2010 (when I started this site) what a “Nootropic” was, I probably would have said “no f#$kin clue”.

Fast forward today, and it’s one of the hottest supplements niches out there.

nootropics interest over the past 8 years
Nootropics search interest from 2004 – 2018

Since then, I’ve personally tested about 40 different nootropic supplements.

optimind vs. other supplements

One of those 40 is a pill called Optimind.

You’ve probably already heard of it, given the literally 100’s of sites that have “reviewed” it (but likely NOT taken it).

A “nootropic” is defined as a smart drug or cognitive enhancer that help to improve:

  • Cognitive function
  • Memory
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • and Focus

There’s a TON of these drugs that say their “the #1 nootropic supplement”, yet when I tested them they didn’t do shit.

So is Optimind different, and more importantly, does it REALLY work?

Well, I personally tested it, and you’re about to find out.

Optimind Contents

What is Optimind?
My Results
Where To Buy

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What is OptiMind?

Formulated by the same company who developed AllerAdd, Optimind is an all natural nootropics supplement that is designed to promote:

  • Laser focus,
  • Increased memory cognition and energy, and
  • Help improve overall drive.

Since this product is so new to the market, there are very limited reviews and testimonials from OptiMind customers.

I would say that you should start seeing talk on nootropics forums and the like within a few months, maybe even sooner.

Ingredients In Optimind

It uses a complex blend of ingredients that include:

  • GABA
  • DMAE
  • Caffeine
  • Huperzine A
  • Phosphatidyl L-Serine
  • Choline
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Sulbutamine
  • Vinpocetine
  • Bacoside A,
  • Green Tea Leaf extract
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Taurine
  • Vitamins B-6, B-12, and D-3

Here’s a snapshot of the Optimind ingredients label:

optimind label

How Each Of These Optimind Ingredients Work

Choline – Choline is an essential nutrient that is actually a precursor to acetylcholine, which is the primary neurotransmitter that is responsible for memory, intelligence, and mood.

It’s also been shown to support decision making, as well as reducing excitability and inhibition. (1)

DMAE – Also known as Deanol, DMAE is a chemical compound that is also involved in the series of reactions that taking place to form acetylcholine.

Other than improving memory and mood, DMAE is also known to help increase thinking skills and intelligence. (2)

Vinpocetine – Vinpocetine is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that has been shown to improve memory and cerebral metabolism.

It’s use has also been studied as a potential treatment to people suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

GABA – GABA has been shown to help as a calming agent, and works to perform a regulatory function on melatonin production in humans. (3)

My Optimind Review

optimind reviewI was sent a welcome package of OptiMind, and started taking it immediately.

When I first tried it out, I hadn’t taken too many of these “Nootropic supplements”.

However, since then I’ve tested DOZENS of these supplements, including Enhance Mind IQ, Brain Plus IQ, and plenty of others that label themselves as “adderall alternatives“.

But I will say this….it works!

1 – 2 1/2 hours

Within a half hour of taking 2 capsules of OptiMind, I could feel it kicking in.

This supplement contains about 150 mg of caffeine, but the effect wasn’t your typical “I’m wide awake but can’t focus on mental tasks” kind of effect.

It was more of a “wow, I can see myself getting alot done today” type of effect.

I could feel a surge in clarity about 1 hour after taking Optimind, and I was completing tasks at a record pace.

3 Hours Later

Answering emails was no longer a chore, typing up boring reports suddenly became interesting, and I even managed to get in a 1 1/2 hour workout in before the morning was out.

5 Hours Later

Later on in the day I did start to feel a bit of a crash, but NOTHING like coming down off a really strong stimulant.

It was more of a “ok, I feel like I accomplished everything needed to, I’ll just kick my feet up now and watch an episode of Breaking Bad”.

Day 2

The next day I decided to test out how OptiMind would affect my competitiveness on the playing field.As many of you who follow my blog probably already know, I’m a pretty avid beach volleyball player that competes at the Open (semi-pro) level.

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Taking any sort of pharmaceutical drugs is a big No No in sports at this level, so I figured an alternative like this one may give me a much needed boost.

I popped a couple of pills about 1 hour before my first match, and KICKED….SOME….ASS!! I was making snap decisions in the blink of an eye, and my focus was through the roof.

It may have also helped that I didn’t drink 6 beers the night before hand, but in any case I could REALLY feel the difference.

Click Here to try out Optimind yourself and see the difference.

Optimind Pro’s

  • Works great
  • No side effects (for me at least)
  • All natural ingredients
  • Competitively Priced
  • Used by business executives, athletes, entrepreneurs, and students

Optimind Con’s

  • Not available in stores as of this review
  • Shouldn’t take if your under 18
  • Probably should not take in conjunction with other medications

The 3 Reasons I Think It’s The Best Nootropic

  1. Unlike most other Nootropics, they don’t pump their formula full of a ton of caffeine.
  2. There’s no hard “crash”at the end of the day.
  3. It helps improve focus and concentration DRAMATICALLY

Where To Buy OptiMind

As of this review, you can only purchase OptiMind on their official site.

A single bottle sells for about $43, and is backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.They also have a trial version of their product, with a 10 pack selling for $3. You have 14 days to use it, and after that they send you a bottle and charge $43. This gives you a great chance to test out the supplement yourself, without making a hefty upfront financial commitment.

OptiMind is not available in stores like GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Walgreens / CVS, Walmart, or online retailer sites like amazon or ebay.

What Countries Does Optimind Sell To?

As of 12/14/2016, Optimind is available in the following countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.

So now that you have a brief synopsis of the ingredients, how it works, and where to buy, let’s dive into my own personal experience.

Update 9/30/2015: We’ve seen multiple reports that counterfeit Optimind is being sold on Amazon.com.Make sure you buy it directly from the Optimind website.

Optimind Recommendation

In an increasingly competitive marketplace for Nootropic supplements, I personally think that OptiMind is one of the best formulas I’ve tested to date.

Their well optimized ingredient list, competitive price point, well designed packaging, and the supplements very effectiveness alludes to the fact that this is really a company that is looking to develop an award winning product. I would highly recommend OptiMind to anyone looking to gain an edge in the classroom, boardroom, or playing field.

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1. Choline: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, and Dosing – WebMD.com

2. DMAE – What Should I Know About It? – About.com

3. GABA’s calming effects – Wikipedia.org

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Optimind Review

By Clayton Fisher,  Jun 6, 2017

This product is really great. If you are looking for a substitute for energy drinks and the like, this is a great product to try.


The product itself is awesome. However, the cancel subscription is incredibly shady.


I tried to cancel several times and was still charged. It's almost as though they use that method to force people to pay for a month after receiving the free trial.


The product is great. Will recommend to friends if they change this issue.


It's borderline theft. It's also not a great way to rack in customers, although I see the reasoning behind it. Another alternative may be selling Optimind as a powder supplement instead of simply a pill.


It may produce larger sales and eliminate capsule costs. Personally I pour my pill into a small cup of water for more immediate effects.


Love you guys. Quit charging people on the DL and make customer service a priority.


Ill come back, so will others.

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Ava's Optimind Review

By Ava,  May 1, 2017

I was sort of disappointed with OptiMind. It works, don't get me wrong, but I don't think it is particularly strong.


It only lasts for about 1-2 hours. I've tried iQ2Labs and AlphaBrain, and they are much stronger.


I guess if you have never tried Nootropics and want to start with a light version, it does the job.

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By Ted,  Feb 6, 2017

I've tested a lot of these so-called "brain supplements" and most of them so far have been bunk. It was very refreshing to find a supplement that actually does what it says it will.


Just like your review says, I could feel the clarity and focus kick in after about an hour, and it seems to last for about 4 hours on one dose. Thanks for recommending Optimind!


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By Ugnius Neverdauskas,  Apr 14, 2017

I've been trying many supplements. I have tried Nootropics, natural Vegansafe B-12 (methylcobalamin, adenosylcobalamin), Rite Start Transfer Factors and many many more.


However, OPTIMIND is the ONLY pill that has ever worked at all. Recommend to everybody.


Just don't mix with alcohol! It will be an expensive hangover.


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Love it!

By Kaylin Watchorn,  Oct 16, 2015

Optimind is like an energy drink, but it doesn't make you feel all jittery and gross. There is also no crash when using this product, as in the use of caffeinated beverages.


I really liked the free trial they give you, They make it easy to cancel online if you want to. I was able to work on my books and my homework.


Then go and do my physical job easily. I didn't crash afterward.


It really helped the concentration issues that I have. I could stay focused for hours with no problem.


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Don't bother.

By bri smith,  Nov 6, 2015

I've never done a review on a product before. However, I was so excited to test these things out, the day I got them I took one capsule at 8:00am.


One hour later I was even sleepier than I was before I took one. After about three hours my body was drained.


I had the biggest headache and felt like I was gonna throw up. I decided to wait a few days before I took it again.


I took another one, but before I took it, I opened one to take a glance at it. It looked like it was full of oregano and it smelled horrible.


Anyways after taking it, it made absolutely no difference and of course, I feel sick again! I would not recommend this product.


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By Jordan,  Nov 16, 2015

I have what my family considers "lupus brain fog" where it is impossible for me to think clearly. I got a sample pack of Optimind. 45 minutes after taking the product, my brain fog was gone.


I hade laser focus. It gets me in a good mood.


It gets me in the mode to get things done!

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Ken lavoie's Review

By Ken lavoie,  Jul 16, 2015

I’ve been experimenting with Optimind / Phenibut for a few weeks. I’ve felt zero effects with Optimind other than a little “caffeine OD” once or twice (I gulp down about 3 cups of dark roast type coffee in a.m.) I added Phenibut, no more than 2x per week. Started with 50mg 2 pm, up to 100mg. I finally took some yesterday (100mg) in a.m. at same time as optimind. (5 a.m.) Only effect there was just the OPPOSITE of focus. Very relaxed..what I imagine are the predicted “anxiolytic” effects. It wasn’t bad though. Nice, “all is well and the manner o’ things is well” type of feeling. Nothing unnatural, just a very unproductive, relaxed day. It took about 2 hours to kick in, then I was a goner. It DOES help with sleep. I slept from 8 pm till’ 4.30 am like a rock. A couple of nights I had strange dreams, that I remembered better than usual. I’m going to cancel the optimind and stock up on Phenibut! I certainly won’t be using either to curb my adult ADHD. I may be one of the 10-15% who don’t respond well to meds, to be fair, hence there might be nothing wrong with the optimind.

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Best product thus far

By Terri H,  Apr 15, 2015

I tried the trial pack of Optimind and loved it….about 45 minutes after 45 minutes I felt the kick….I was able to focus, complete tasks and feel better about finishing things,,,,,just wished the energy lasted longer. But all in all I love it

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Opinions hasn't been working for me.

By Maynard Matthews,  Jan 30, 2016

I am an active duty service member, and I thought this product called Optimind would help, but I am still tired all the time. When I do take Optimind I feel as if I am even more tired.


The bottom line I would not recommend this product to a fellow soldier or to anyone else. It seems like a scam to me.


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By Hilda Rivera,  Mar 5, 2015

I tried Optimind for three days and I felt sick to my stomach each time I took it. I was very nauseated so I had to stop.


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By Richard Anderson,  Dec 31, 2015

I have taken Optimind for 9 months. It seems to work ok for the first week.


There is not a big difference in energy or focus. After the initial week, I had to increase the dosage.


I canceled orders because it doesn't do anything anymore at all. It was very expensive for results obtained.


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By John,  Jun 28, 2015

I just tried that combo of Optimind and Phenibut you were talking about in your review, and holy shit this stuff works!

At first I didn't feel anything and thought you were full of shit, but it really hit me a few hours after dosing with the Phenibut.

I only took about 500 mg of the Phenibut and 2 Optimind capsules, but like 3 hours later I felt an intense rush of focus and concentration just like you were talking about.

This was a great stack of products. I wish I would have known about this when I was in college!


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Rip off

By Disappointed,  Dec 2, 2015

I tried the 14 day free trial of Optimind, and it was a waste. I took Optimind as directed and nothing happened!


I have been prescribed Adderall most of my life, and Optimind didn't come close to the results of the Adderall. Don't buy into the scam!


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Lisa b's Review

By Lisa b,  Jan 21, 2016

I'm 51, and with menopause and age have had a hard time focusing. My doctor prescribed Adderall and I experienced severe migraines.


I started researching nootropics and love Optimind. I have no side effects and so far it has really helped my "brain fog" and focus.


I only take one in the morning. You can take two.


I've only been taking it for a few weeks, but so far I'm impressed!

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Love it

By Robert H.,  Jan 17, 2016

This stuff worked for me on a different level, I used to have manic-depressive disorder and after taking Optimind, I no longer take any medicines the doctor prescribed. The product has taken away all anxiety when I take it.


I feel good about myself and what I can accomplish on a day to day basis. Plus, it's natural.


It's not a synthetic like what a doctor prescribes.

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By Rudy j rudnick,  Dec 17, 2015

I started Optimind on 12-16-2015. Initially, I felt nothing, but today 12-17-15 at 5AM I feel something going on in my head. I have been wide awake since 3 AM I'm full of energy I'm retired and I want to do something, but I got nothing to do but read.


I give Optimind 5 stars. Soon I'll learn Spanish.


I'll be able to focus better listening to my DVDs instructors better.

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"Oh wow"

By Izzy,  Aug 30, 2015

I am sometimes a skeptic when it comes on online products. However, this one time, after reading your reviews, I decided to give it a try.


I clicked, you provided and I ordered a simple free trial. It came in the mail, and I took one pill the same day received it.


Well, to my dismay, I had a migraine that lasted all day. I took one pill, and within 10 minutes the migraine was gone.


I felt more active, more focused. It was like I was seeing sounds.


I do recommend it. Today I received my first bottle.


I will start taking them in the morning and see how it goes.

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By Phillip B,  Nov 17, 2015

I'm very impressed with Optimind and am getting amazing results with just one pill. I tried stacking it with Phenibut and did not care for it.


For me, the Phenibut just dragged down the effects of the Optimind, which seems to be a pretty perfect product on its own. I had lots of clear, focused energy with my mind hitting on all cylinders.


The marketing says it all, and it is spot on accurate.

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Optimind -no go

By Katrena S.,  May 3, 2016

I got the free trial package in 2 days. I tried 2 capsules one day one, and I felt nothing.


I took another 2 capsules on day two and still felt nothing. I don't recommend this product.


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Love it

By Mendy,  Oct 21, 2015

I used the 14-day trial. I can't wait to get my new bottle.


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New to this

By Lacy Fridia,  Apr 5, 2016

I started using Optimind on Sunday. I took 2 capsules at 5 am before work, and it actually made me more relaxed instead of energized.


I did feel slightly more focused for maybe 30 min. I wanted to wake up, so I took another capsule at noon and still nothing. When I got off at 6:30 pm, I was so tired that I could barely keep my eyes open. I tried it again on Monday, but I didn't feel a difference.


I want to believe it works but I don't know. This is my 3rd day taking it and I'm waiting to have effects.


Hopefully, it just takes a few days to get in my system. If it doesn't help by this weekend, I will be returning it does anyone have some advice that will help?


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Rob Miller: Did you try stacking it with Phenibut? In my opinion that's the best way to take it.



Optimind really works!

By Ray,  May 23, 2015

What can I say? Optimind really does work!


It's not some hyped up supplement either! This stuff is truly amazing it is very powerful!


I just got it yesterday and I took 2 capsules and it started working with 15 minutes! Yeah, that's right 15 minutes!


It gave me complete focus, concentration and mental energy that I've never experienced before, at least not like that! I also noticed a very significant boost in my confidence level!


It really does work and if you don't believe just try it and it will make a believer out of you! I got the free 10 pack with free shipping and I'll be a customer probably for life!


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Very Effective Cognitive Supplement

By Joy,  Apr 17, 2015

This is a great product. I was amazed at how well I could focus on my writing and how good I felt, overall.


I have tried other products over the past several years, and I give this one a thumbs up (and I only took 1/2 the dose!)

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My Test of This Supp.

By Scott,  Sep 24, 2018
In Short: I would recommend this to a friend.

It makes a difference. I'll keep using it.


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amazing focus taken to a while new level

By Alex,  Feb 6, 2015

OMG! This product is a God send.


The focus I felt from this supplement was unlike any thing I had ever experienced before. Thank you for such an amazing product.


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User Questions and Answers

Whats the withdrawal like? If I use this product for a month what will I experience if i decide to stop? -Lisa

I used it for about 6 weeks total, and when I stopped I didn't experience any withdrawal. The only thing I would note is that my normal focus / cognition levels seemed to return to baseline after about a week of refraining from use.- Rob

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How long did your energy last? I work 12 hour swing shifts, and I'm hoping this will help me focus at work. -Kacee

I divide up my dosage by taking 2 capsules first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Then I re-dose every few hours or so, typically 1 - 2 capsules.  For me, the effects last all day, But everyone is different so it takes a bit of experimenting to find the right dose.
- Rob

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Can I buy this in stores like GNC, Walmart, or Walgreens / CVS? -Dave

No, it is only available on their official site.- Rob

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What's the recommended number of pills to be taking daily? -Brendan

They recommend a dose of 2 capsules daily, but they encourage you to experiment by starting with one. They also note that you don't need to take it every day. You can save it for just those times you need more energy and focus.- Rob

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Is this product available in Canada? -Al Morpurgo

No I believe it's only available in the US.- Rob

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