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Focus and Energy is a daily supplement and nootropic that promises to improve your focus and give you a healthy amount of energy that lasts all day. The distributor is Oregon company Stamina Life. Their website’s contact page has too much placeholder text, listing the company as simultaneously being in London, San Francisco, and Portland. Focus And Energy is their sole product thus far, but have two more supplements said to be coming soon.
Focus and Energy contains the following ingredients: Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Iodine, Chromium, Guarana Extract, Green Tea Extract, Panax Ginseng, Eleuthero, Rhodiola Extract, Licorice, Gotu Kola, Yerba Mate Extract, Cayenne, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powder
The top 3 ingredients, by amount, are: green tea extract, guarana seed extract, and chromium. The next largest additions are iodine from kelp, panax ginseng root, and eleuthero root, all in amounts of 150 mg.
Panax ginseng is the most popular ginseng for supplement use, as one of the families considered to be adaptogens. Adaptogens may treat a variety of medical conditions, although their use is controversial within the scientific community, since good research on them is scarce. Ginseng is safe in large amounts and adverse effects are uncommon. It’s generally taken in doses of 200 to 400 mg each day, and 400 mg appears to be better because of the cognitive benefits, so Stamina Life could add a lot more to improve their formula. Amounts as low as 40 mg are thought to be bioactive, so 150 mg is still a decent amount. Gingeng is best known for reducing fatigue and improving mood. It may also be helpful for diabetics and people with respiratory tract infections.
- Vegetarian capsules. Stamina Life doesn’t list what they’re made from, but it’s likely cellulose, as that’s the most popular option. Stamina Life says these capsules are easily absorbed and work quickly to give you the results you need.
- Natural premium ingredients. This product is manufactured in a GMP certified facility to ensure quality and potency.
- A formula which may help but doesn’t need so many ingredients. It has 22 active ingredients, including vitamins and minerals. Ingredient amounts are also unusual in some cases, for example 200 mcg chromium instead of the recommended daily allowance of 20 to 35 mcg.
- Some people have reported that the supplement doesn’t work well for them, and may even have side effects for some, although this is fairly normal. Because everyone’s body is different, supplements are rarely universally effective.
This is a bit like a combination of multivitamin and nootropic because of the lengthy ingredient list. More than half is amino acids and natural herbs, most of which have been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years or more. Energy boosting supplements often use B vitamins, although this product falls short of being a proper B complex. The amounts are fairly consistent but it leaves out vitamin B7 (biotin) and B9 (folate). Overall people seem to genuinely enjoy Focus And Energy, and it’s accumulated a good amount of positive reviews. It isn’t a miracle pill, but it might be what you need to bring additional energy and focus into your life.