10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Focus XT (3.1)||(3.1)|
|Vegan Omega-3 DHA-EPA Delayed Release (2.2)||(2.2)|
Focus XT is a powdered nutritional supplement briefly described as a support for mental focus, clarity, concentration, and performance. The formula is developed and marketed under the brand SNS (Serious Nutrition Solutions). The company offers numerous such products and seems to be particularly targeted in developing formulations that best suit the needs of bodybuilders, athletes and individuals who generally lead very active lives
This formula too is marketed as an energy boosting product that features several active ingredients effective in raising energy levels. Focus RX ingredients include: Acetyl-L Carnitine, Choline bitartrate, DMAE, and L-Tyrosine. All these substances are researched chemicals used on a large scale in the healthcare industry today. Other active ingredients include herbal extracts like Huperzine A and Vinpocetine, with proven effectiveness on the overall brain function.
Focus XT is promoted as beneficial for everyone who leads an active life that requires optimal mental performance, weather it is at school, as part of the job, during workouts, etc. It is recommended for those individuals who feel unmotivated and are unable to think clearly or focus when the situation requires so. The formula is not, however, recommended to pregnant or nursing women (due to lack of sufficient evidence of its effects on the babies).
Focus XT Ingredients
Focus XT contains the following ingredients: Choline Bitartrate, L-Tyrosine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate), Vinpocetine, Huperzine A, Caffeine Anhydrous, natural and artificial flavors, Sucralose, Silicon Dioxide, and FD&C Red40.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is a naturally occurring substance in the human body with important anti-oxidant benefits. The compound’s main function is to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, where they will be used as fuel in the process of energy production. The chemical is also one of Acetylcholine’s precursors. Acetylcholine is one of the first neurotransmitters discovered, a substance that works as a lubricant for the brain. Researchers believe that proper amounts of Acetylcholine present in the brain facilitate nerve transmission between neurons, maintaining the proper functioning of this organ. Optimal Acetylcholine levels have also been associated with reduced signs of ageing and maintenance of memory skills. Clinical trials involving this compound have investigated its use in numerous areas of the human health, including age-related memory loss, alcoholism, Down syndrome, poor brain circulation, and male infertility. Unfortunately, the benefits claimed in many of these cases, are groundless and need further scientific research.
Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is a naturally occurring substance in the body that has a similar action to that of Choline. The main and richest food sources of DMAE are fish (sardines, anchovies, salmon). DMAE is processed and converted into Choline. However, DMAE supplements are considered a far less potent source of this nutrient in terms of both quality and quantity. It appears to be a direct link between DMAE and Huperzine A that potentiated the effect of this chemical. However, studies involving this substance have shown contradictory results so far, and further research is required in order to determine the mechanism of action, and potential unwanted reactions of DMAE supplementation.
Focus XT suggested dose is 1 level scoop with 8 ounces of water or another beverage, preferably 10 to 30 minutes prior to the time of the desired effects.
- The product is based on a relatively low number of clinically researched ingredients (reduced number of interactions between the active substances or between the active substances and other chemicals)
- The formula is available for online purchasing directly from the producer’s web page
- The manufacturer is a reputable manufacturer in the bodybuilding supplement industry
- The monthly price is relatively high
- Online reviews are mostly available on the manufacturer’s site (only a few external sources include references to the formula)
- Only consumers located in US can order from the official site
Focus XT is a promoted as a multi-benefit energy boosting formula. The producer claims that their formula features specific dosages of each active ingredient, but does not indicate what these dosages are. More so, the product is advertised to lack side effects like —crash… feelings, nervousness, and jitters, so commonly encountered in other energy boosting formulations, but no other side effect is mentioned.
It also seems like Focus XT lacks more powerful brain boosters (such as the racetams that would make Focus XT far more potent that it may be without such a substance). The formula’s effectiveness is supported by consumers, but most of these are available by consulting the official web page, and not on external web sites.
In conclusion, for precautionary reasons, we advise potential consumers to consult any reliable source, including a specialized healthcare professional before purchasing such a formula, and get complete information about any potential side effects associated with the product.