FOCUSnow is advertised as a nutrient based formula for a healthy brain function. The supplement is manufactured by Factor Nutrition Labs, a U.S. based company specialized in the production of brain performance enhancing formulas. The core advertised benefits include increased memory, concentration and focus capacities. According to the manufacturer, the formula contains no caffeine, ephedra (or ma huang), a powerful and highly controversial Chinese stimulant reported to have serious side effects.
FOCUSnow targets adults of all ages and their specific needs: students, seniors and professionals, through an all-natural blend of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, herbs and essential Omega-3 oils.
The manufacturer of this product is Factor Nutrition Labs, a company which develops and markets premium supplement designed to assist with brain health. Their most popular formula is FOCUSfactor, claimed to be the number one selling brain support supplement in the United States with over 4 million units currently sold. All company formulations are apparently backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee which covers the purchase price.
FOCUSnow includes the following ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate (as Folic acid), Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, calcium, iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Molybdenum, Potassium and Synergic and Proprietary Formulation Dimethylaminoethanol (as DMAE bitartre) with Bacopa Monnieri, Pyroglutamin acid, Phosphatidylserine (from soy), docosahexaenoic acid concentrate (15% DHA from fish oil), Choline, Inositol, N-acetyltyrosine, Gamma-aminobutyric acid, Grape skin extract, Vinpocentine, Tracelyte electrolyte concentrate, Hurpezine A, Boron, and Vanadium (as Vanadyl sulfate).
FOCUSnow is a mixture of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, herbal extracts and essential Omega-3 fatty acids. The formula contains a rather high number of ingredients (over 30). Vitamin C, almost all B-Vitamin Complex and Vitamin D are all essential vitamins for a number of body functions such as the immune system, the central Nervous System or circulation. Deficiency in Vitamin B12 is likely to determine memory loss, peripheral neuropathy and other cognitive deficits.
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid or GABA is a key inhibitory neurotransmitter with important roles in muscle tone regulation and neuronal excitability. Research conducted so far has shown that drugs containing GABA work by increasing the availability GABA in the brain and thus have relaxing, anti-anxiety and anti-convulsive effects. However, it is a well-known fact that GABA does not cross the blood-brain barrier.
The recommended daily dose is 4 capsules of FOCUSnow a day. Consumer reviews are mixed with negative effects reported such as mediocre results and a fishy aftertaste. Nonetheless, the supplement enjoys a great popularity among dietary supplements consumers.
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- The formula is produced by an experienced manufacturer
- The manufacturer uses GMP compliant production processes
- There is a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee policy available for all company formulas
- No caffeine or other stimulant ingredients are included in the formula
- The product received mixed reviews
- Large number of ingredients in a non-tested combination makes potential unwanted side effects possible
FOCUSnow is marketed as America’s newest and most affordable brain support supplement, with benefits on memory, concentration and focus capacities. The formula is a combination of a large number of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and nutrients, a blend which has not been tested as such and therefore potential side effects are not mentioned whatsoever. Still, you should know that some of the individual ingredients may cause a spectrum of side effects under certain conditions.
FOCUSnow received mixed reviews from consumers; however it is covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee, just like any other Vitacost product. We advise precaution in seeking a specialist’s opinion prior to beginning treatment.