OptiMind is a popular nootropic supplement that promises to boost your focus while wiping out “brain fog”. It uses a mixture of 12 ingredients including common nootropic compounds like Vinpocetine, GABA, and Huperzine A as well as natural ingredients like green tea extract.
Together, these ingredients are designed to increase oxygen and nutrient flow to your brain while also altering certain neurotransmitter levels – like GABA and choline.
Today, in our OptiMind review, we’re going to help you decide if OptiMind is the right nootropic for you. We’ll break down the formula, see what other real users have to say about it, and tell you about “the catch” in the OptiMind free trial.
Update | August 2015
We were informed by OptiMind that they have updated their formula to better suit their customers wants and needs. Here is a quote we got from their team:
We revamped our formula to make it more potent and robust, all while reducing from 17 ingredients to 12.
We go for the safest, highest quality ingredients with the most powerful effect backed by science. In changing our formula, we decided to remove a few ingredients that are less scientifically driven to make room for more of our very best ingredients. DMAE, choline bitartrate, B6, niacin, and green tea extract were all removed for this reason. We also decreased the amount of a few things, like L-taurine. Our new formula contains more phosphatidylserine, Bacopa monnieri, and L-tyrosine than previously. We made this decision based on hours of research to find what will benefit our customers the most. OptiMind is now more healing while it repairs brain cells and promotes neural growth. Our new formula delivers drastically improved cognition in less time than before. It's cleaner and leaner.
So throughout the article we will update our content to reflect the new formula.
How Does OptiMind Work?
According to the OptiMind website, OptiMind is a nootropic supplement made from a mixture of 12 different ingredients.
Those ingredients were formulated in a “major supplements laboratory” with the highest standards of safety and efficiency. OptiMind didn’t provide any further details about that lab’s location or its name, so it’s difficult to back up that claim.
I’ll explain those ingredients below, but they all have a similar function. Here are the main mechanisms behind OptiMind:
— OptiMind gives your brain the building blocks it needs to produce acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the brain’s main memory neurotransmitter and it’s an essential part of learning and memory formation.
— At the same time, OptiMind uses ingredients like Alpha Lipoic Acid, Caffeine, and Green Tea Extract to boost mental energy and blast away mental fog.
— Finally, OptiMind improves your mood using ingredients like DMAE, vitamin D3 and GABA, all of which are responsible for boosting neurotransmitters like serotonin which play a key role in emotional balance and sleep cycles.
What Are the Ingredients in OptiMind?
As mentioned above, OptiMind is made from a mixture of 12 different ingredients. All of these ingredients work in different ways. Some of the ingredients have more scientific backing than others.
We actually don’t know the specific formula in OptiMind – we don’t know how much of each ingredient is found within the nootropic.
Ingredients like Sulbutiamine and Vinpocetine have been widely praised for their nootropic benefits in clinical studies and scientific journals. However, we don’t know how much of either nootropic is included within OptiMind.
In any case, here are the 12 different ingredients you can find in OptiMind, along with their unique mechanisms and effects:
— Caffeine: Provides a short-term boost of energy, stimulates the nervous system, and increases learning capabilities.
— Vitamin B12: Optimizes blood flow and improves the functionality of your brain and nervous system.
— Vitamin D3: Raises serotonin levels in the brain, which encourages a natural sleep cycle and reduces hunger cravings.
— GABA: Used to prevent adrenal fatigue and acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
— Alpha Lipoic Acid: Produces cellular energy.
— Huperzine A: Raises acetylcholine levels, which is linked to better memory retention and recall.
— Taurine: Has been linked to better cardiovascular health and improved central nervous system functionality.
— Sulbutiamine: Optimizes multiple levels of neurotransmission within the brain.
— Vinpocetine: Improves blood flow to the brain, which enhances oxygen and nutrient levels.
— Bacopa Monnieri Extract: Not to be confused with bacon, Bacopa Extract has been shown to improve long-term memory recall.
— Tyrosine: Boosts mental alertness, energy, and attention span.
— Phosphatidyl L-Serine: Enhances neurotransmission by acting as a phospholipid within the brain.
OptiMind Formula Update
Here is the breakdown of the changes that occurred when they changed formulas.
— Choline Bitartrate
— Green Tea Extract
— Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
— Vitamin B6
— Bacopa Monnieri
New 12 Ingredient Formula:
— Bacopa Monnieri Extract
— Alpha Lipoic Acid
— Vitamin D-3
— Vitamin B-12
— Huperzine A
How to Use OptiMind
OptiMind comes in encapsulated form. All of the 12 ingredients listed above have been condensed into a powder in order to boost their bioavailability. You take the pill with water once or twice per day, depending on your chosen dosage.
OptiMind’s manufacturer recommends starting with one capsule. You should start to feel the nootropic effects within an hour. Those effects should increase with regular usage of OptiMind, as your body adjusts to getting the brain chemicals it needs in order to boost mental performance.
Once you’ve grown more accustomed to OptiMind and its effects, the manufacturer recommends increasing your dosage to two capsules per day. Users are also recommended to experiment with different times of the day in order to pinpoint the best time of delivery.
Since OptiMind contains caffeine, you may not want to take it in the late afternoon or early evening or you may have trouble falling asleep.
Who Manufactures OptiMind?
OptiMind has a very unique history. Some would even call it a bizarre history. The founder of OptiMind is named Lucas Siegel. Lucas had a friend in college who passed away after overdosing on ADHD medication.
Lucas realized that study drugs like ADHD were extremely popular and valuable on college campuses. However, they were also dangerous for uninformed students to take. As a result, he formulated a safer, legal way to boost brain strength.
In the early days of OptiMind, it wasn’t even sold online or in-store. Instead, Lucas claims that it was just used amongst his social circle. Before long, however, he realized there was a huge commercial opportunity here.
Today, OptiMind is manufactured by AlternaScript LLC, a company based in Houston, Texas.
OptiMind Versus AllerADD
OptiMind only appeared online in May 2014 – or at least, that’s when the official website’s URL was registered. However, it doesn’t take much digging to determine that OptiMind is a new name for an old product. The nootropic was previously manufactured under the name AllerADD.
The manufacturer may have changed the name to avoid infringement on the Adderall name. Nevertheless, the manufacturer claims that over 150,000 packages of OptiMind have been sold thus far – although this number likely includes previous sales under AllerADD.
Buying OptiMind Online
OptiMind can be purchased online from GetOptiMind, which is the supplement’s official website. You won’t find it in any other online stores or retail outlets. That’s a good and bad thing: it means that the price you see online is the best price you’re going to get. It also means you don’t have to worry about shady online retailers selling knock-off, expired, or low-quality OptiMind.
However, it’s important for you to understand how the OptiMind pricing works before you buy. Otherwise, you could get lured into the OptiMind scam – although it’s not a scam, you just need to know how their pricing works.
How Much Does OptiMind Cost?
Here’s how OptiMind’s pricing breaks down:
— Single Bottle: $43.31 (1 month’s supply with free shipping)
— Double Bottle: $63.65 (2 month’s supply with free shipping, or 1 month’s supply if taking 2 capsules per day)
— 14 Day Free Trial: $0 (14 day supply with free shipping, but you do have to pay $3 “handling” fee)
You might think all of those offers sound pretty good. After all, OptiMind tends to cost less than other nootropics you can find online – especially when you buy two bottles or more.
But there are some important things to be aware of before you pay for OptiMind. Some might call this a “catch”, others will call it a “scam”, and some might just call it a “good reason to read the fine print”.
1) Extra Fees: If you read through the OptiMind terms and conditions, you’ll find a section which explains that your bank may charge a small processing fee after placing the order. The manufacturer of OptiMind claims that they’re not responsible for this charge, but it’s something you should be aware of before you place your order.
2) Autoship Program: No matter which OptiMind package you buy, you’re automatically enrolled in an autoship program. That means you’ll continue to receive monthly packages of OptiMind (and monthly credit card charges) until you cancel.
Free Trial: even if you just ordered the “free” trial for $0, you’ll still be enrolled into the autoship program. Prior to purchasing, you may be charged a $1 pre-authorization fee to verify the credit card that you used. That $1 fee will be canceled and voided in 1 to 3 days after verification. Your credit card will be charged $43.31 (for a one bottle, one month’s supply) exactly 14 days after you order the trial. Keep in mind, it is when you place the order. Not when you receive the trial bottle.
It’s also important to note that if you order the “Double Bottle” package, you’ll receive two bottles of OptiMind every month. In other words, you’re paying $63.65 for double the dosage.
Of course, the good news is that you can cancel OptiMind any time you want. Just call their customer service hotline at 888-784-9315 or you can go to their website can click “Cancel Subscription.”
Better yet, the company also offers a 30 day money back guarantee. So if you’re dissatisfied with your nootropic in any way, you can easily return it for a full refund. That’s a nice gesture which is not offered by most other nootropic companies out there.
Who Should Use OptiMind?
OptiMind will be popular among those who enjoyed AllerADD before it was taken off the market. OptiMind and AllerADD share the exact same ingredients and it’s highly likely that OptiMind is just the re-branded version of AllerADD.
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced nootropic user, OptiMind provides a strong mixture of ingredients designed to boost mental performance. While we still don't know the exact amounts of each ingredient, we are pleased to hear they are updating their formula to give their customers a better performing nootropic.
The end result isn’t anywhere near as strong as racetams, Noopept, and other powerful nootropic supplements. However, if you’re looking for a moderate increase in mental performance with limited side effects, then OptiMind may be the right nootropic for you.
If you do decide to purchase this nootropic supplement, make sure you understand the pricing policy before you order. Otherwise, you could find yourself enrolled in a monthly OptiMind autoship program you can’t afford.
But if you understand how it works, then this may just be the nootropic for you. You can click the link below to go to their official homepage.
Anything that forces an autoship program tells me the product is garbage. Medications that work dont need ads or autoship programs (ever see an ad for percocet? Didnt think so). If you truly stood by a product, and banked on your customers coming online to replentish their supply because it WORKS, well, that would speak volumes to me as a consumer, and i might even buy a bottle on a whim. But people hear “autoship”, and if theyre smart (or been duped in past by FocusFactor), they know to run far far away.
Finally, your Terms say that RestUp is part of the auto ship as well. Automatically… thats 63 + 43 on day 15 as far as charges to these peoples cards. Are they aware of this at check out? Or do you say “shouldve read the fine print?” I really hope people are wisening up. The only reason im here is to give my mother a Yes/no answer on “should i get this?”. She now knows: auto ship on a medication? Run far, far away.
My son is taking your supplement currently. He has suffered from ADHD all his life. He has an addictive personality and I am concerned. Is this product adfictive? Does it have the same effects as Adderall and Vyvance? I would appreciate your quick response.
Taffy no. I’ve taken both of those drugs and this nootropic does not have that “high”. It’s a very subtle affect, almost like a cup of coffee but without the jitters. In fact I would go on record and say coffee, initially with the first cup or two, has a stronger effect.
How do i order from the uk?
Is your military discount limited to active duty and reserves only or do veterans also receive the discount?
I’ve just read comments posted a little over a year ago. Posts ranged from August – January of 2015. I also read the statement made by the company that they have reduced the amount of stuff Optimind is made from, from 17 to 12. Thing that puzzles me is how can 12 things be better than 17, even if they’ve bumped up the doses of the remaining 12? Please explain.
How do I track my order?
I live in Brasilia. Can I buy optimind? Do you sent for my adress?
Zip code 71.939-360 Brasilia – DF – Brazil
Is this form still active?
I live in Brazil, in Belem in Para state in the amazon, the product can be shipped to Brazil?
The presented product increases the level of Q.I. in which percentage?
Belém – Pará – Brazil
I tried the trial and there were no noticeable gains. I signed up to try it and tried to cancel immediately. I tried through their website, emailed them directly, and called them. I waited 25 minutes before I was disconnected. The website would not work. Email went but was returned as if no one read it. I received other phone numbers to the company and each one would not take me to the right place to cancel. I was just billed $65 Help! Warning Stay Away from the Trial
Ya’ know what? ANYONE who thinks this or any “pill” like it is going to work — is an idiot!! I have tried just about everything, including Provigil generic & there is NOTHING out there that is going to do what these so-called Limitless pills say they will —— DREAM ON!!! The only drugs that truly work are those that you cannot get >>>>>
This whole thread feels like a big sale campaign with a few real people peppered in. I realize that’s the norm, but really? Any ways. I tried optimind. It was okay, but I normally crashed from the caffeine and actually felt less focused at times while the effects were at their highest. My two cents.
Hey guys, long time no see! Digging the new look of the site! Just popping in for an update:
We recently updated our formula! There are no new ingredients, we just removed a few of the less important ones to make room for higher quantities of the more important ones.
We also got some of the ingredients from even better sources. Our Bacopa Monnieri extract now has the highest concentration of its active compound (Bacoside A) in the industry!
The updated formula can be found here:
How can I call them from the UK?
The phone number for OptiMind is neither 888-784-9315 nor 888-748-9315. They are both out of service! Please clarify (asap?)
Thank you for commenting. Our phone number is 888-784-9315. We take calls and texts on that number. =] I’m sorry you had a hard time getting in touch – I’m not sure why. Our hours of operation are M-F 10am-6pm CST and outside of those hours the phone goes straight to voicemail. If you leave a message, we will call you back within one business day.
Free Trials are shady. If your product is as good as you say it is…why do you have to funnel all of your customers into a forced-continuity system? I personally don’t agree with this practice… the old “bait and switch” to get people’s money…every. single. month.
Thank you for commenting. We’re very straightforward about the trial period and are happy to cancel your trial at any time. It works the same way as a trial to something like Netflix or Amazon Prime. I understand subscriptions aren’t for everyone. You can call or text us at 888-784-9315 to order without one! (Note to editor: There is a typo in the phone number in the body of the review.)
Thank you for letting us know. I have updated the phone number. Thanks for coming here and answering questions.
— Supplement Police
That is exactly right. I statrted getting the Meds and I decided I did not want to get that charge every month like you said but they couldn’t have been nicer and esay about discontinuing my monthly bottles. Because of this I may go back to them because they are truly very easy to work with.
Thank you for making the updates! There is no $3 “handling” fee, though. The free trial is delivered to our customers for a total of $0.00 =]
It is also possible to order OptiMind WITHOUT A SUBSCRIPTION by calling or texting us at 888-784-9315, or contacting us via the Live Chat on our site.
We also now accept prepaid cards. We do charge $8.88 for a sample with a prepaid card, however, in order to prevent abuse. (We had people ordering infinite free samples with empty prepaid cards)
We also offer a 23% student/military discount on single bottle orders and a 10% student/military discount on double bottle orders!
Why does it matter if someone uses their prepaid card to buy a free trial with the sum of “$0.00”?
Thanks for leaving a comment. I believe AJ was saying that they charge $8.88 for a sample with a pre-paid card because they had to many people trying to scam them by ordering endless amounts of Free bottles by using zeroed out pre-paid cards.
It’s good that a rep from OptiMind has come here to reply to the review and answer questions. That usually speaks highly about a companies policy on customer service.
— Supplement Police
Thank you for writing this about us! My name is Allen Bale, Jr. and I’m the Chief Friendship Officer at AlternaScript. I’m reaching out because there are a few minor inaccuracies in the article and we’ve since changed some of our services. Rob Miller is the founder of Supplement Critique. Our founder and CEO is named Lucas Siegel. We include the information about the processing fee because some banks charge processing fees for online purchases. This applies to almost no one, but we wanted to make sure that for the few people that it does happen to, that they are aware that it is nothing from us. Also, since this was written, we no longer charge $3 for the sample.
Thank you for leaving a comment. I went ahead and updated the post to reflect the changes that you guys have made about the FREE Trial. Sorry about getting the Founder and CEO’s name wrong. That has been updated as well.
If you have anything that else that you would like to add about OptiMind, feel free to comment again. I’m sure our Readers would love to hear what you have to say.
— Supplement Police
Thank you so much for updating the info in the review. I appreciate the importance you place on objective, accurate information.
The trial period is not a secret – it’s explained on the checkout page. Even if you forget to cancel, we are happy to refund any order shipped in the last 30 days. Just write “Return to Sender” on the label and put it right back in the mailbox. You can even use your tracking number to track it on its way back to us.
As I stated before, the trial is now completely free. We stopped charging the $3 handling fee in January.
PS: If our subscriptions are a scam, then Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, and every other subscription service that offers a free trial is a scam.
I ordered the free trial and have been promised that it would be shipped 10 days ago, but all they did was send the mail carrier a notice that they would be using their services but never sent me the free trial. With that being said I believe this “free trial ” is a scam. They will charge you for a month and not send you a free trial untill they charge your card. I do not recommend this product or company to anybody because of their dishonesty. There are plent company’s that don’t play these tricks to steal innocent peoples money with lies of
ohhhhhhhh!!!! Glad you didn’t clear that up for us.
Sorry for the delayed response. We’ve been growing exponentially. More than 200 people are signing up for our free trial every day, so I have less time to check all the review sites out there. Have a great day!
always hesitant to participate in ”free trials”, I gave it a shot with this one. I was somewhat interested. Received product within 2-3 days. Didnt even finish my trial and contacted optimind for 2 more bottles. I noticed very soon how ”quick” my brain responded with certain tasks, that was the immediate effect besides increased energy and focus. Not bad so far, but still too early to judge its potential.
Thank you for reaching out, Chase! We can be reached at 888-784-9315 (via call or text meassage) or
[email protected]. Sometimes packages, get lost once we’ve dropped them off at the post office, and if that happened to you we’re always more than happy to send another sample.