My Focus Factor Review (2020) – Scam Or Legit?

My Focus Factor Review (2020) - Scam Or Legit?

It’s time for my Focus Factor review – which is one of the most popular nootropics:

  • it’s been on the market for many years
  • lots of customers behind
  • several versions of the product

But is this supplement really that good?

After digging deep into it – I noticed it has a couple of issues. So could it be a scam?

Here are all the details you need to know about it (+ video).

Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Focus Factor.

Review Summary

Full Name: Focus Factor by Synergy Chc Corp

Product Type: Cognitive supplement

Best Actual Price: Around $40/bottle (monthly supply)

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website

Designed For: Improving focus and concentration – it claims to:

  • increases mental performance
  • enhances brain nutrition
  • can replace daily multivitamins

It’s not a very potent nootropic, though (mostly a stronger multivitamin product).

My Rating: 6 out of 10

Recommended?: Not really – it’s not as strong as others:

  • basic formula based on vitamins + minerals
  • low doses of nootropics
  • not very effective as a cognitive booster

I personally recommend an alternative that costs about the same but has a much stronger composition.

 

What I Liked About It

  • Very popular product
  • Many authentic customer reviews behind it
  • Easy to find in different retailers
  • Shouldn’t cause side effects on a regular basis

 

What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Most of its ingredients are vitamins/minerals
  • No doses for the nootropics it contains
  • Its pills are formulated as thick tablets
  • Requires between 4-8 pills/day
  • Enough complaints about its poor effect
  • Its cognitive benefits are limited
  • Too expensive for its real value

 

 


Focus Factor – A Quick Overview


Shortly – this supplement is mostly designed for a better memory and focus.

In this way, it comes in 5 main versions:

  1. Original
  2. Brain & Vision
  3. Extra Strength
  4. Kids Chewables
  5. Kids Extra Strength

When it comes to the versions for adults – the first 3 are available.

Now, there are several differences between them (but they’re quite minor):

  • Extra Strength version doesn’t contain vinpocetine
  • this herb is not approved in several countries
  • the same version also contains a higher dose of Proprietary Blend (nootropics mix)

Basically – out of the 3 adult versions, I recommend the Extra Strength.

It’s not a product I would recommend normally – but among these 3, it’s the best one.

Other than that – Focus Factor doesn’t make a very good choice in most cases.

At least if you want a potent cognitive supplement.

But let me explain you in detail why it’s not a product I recommend.

 


#1 – Claims & Producer


First of all – let me give you some general facts on this supplement:

  • how it promises to work
  • what it’s designed for
  • who is its producer
1. Claims

Focus Factor’s main promise is “nutrition for the brain”.

According to its website – it improves memory, concentration and focus.

Other than that, it also claims to improve recall and short-term memory:

Now – Focus Factor isn’t a classic cognitive supplement:

  • doesn’t help anxiety, depression, etc.
  • mostly effective for its memory/focus benefits

That’s why it’s hard to compare it with my top recommended nootropics.

In terms of strength – it’s pretty fine.

But when it comes to its claims, it actually does what it promises (since it doesn’t promise a lot).

2. Company Behind

Apparently, Focus Factor is made by a brand called Synergy Chc Corp.

At least that’s what is written on its official website.

Now – after digging a while into this company, here’s what I found out:

  • it’s behind several smaller brands
  • Focus Factor is one of them 

So in terms of reputation – Synergy looks fine.

It’s the kind of company that would not scam its customers.

 


#2 – Formula (6 out of 10)


Focus Factor is one of the few nootropics with over 20 different ingredients.

However – that doesn’t make it very potent:

  • most of its ingredients are classic vitamins and minerals
  • they don’t have some major brain benefits
  • it also contains several cognitive boosters
  • but they are all listed together in a blend

Basically – the main brain ingredients are put together in a Proprietary Blend.

This means there’s no dose for each ingredient (only for the mix itself).

That’s usually a strategy used by products with very low doses:

  • there are only about 700-900 mg of blend
  • there are almost 20 ingredients in the blend
  • this means less than 50 mg/compound

So that’s a major problem when it comes to Focus Factor’s effectiveness.

Now – let’s take a closer look at its main ingredients.

1. Vitamins & Minerals

Basically – Focus Factor makes a real multivitamin supplement.

It contains nothing less than 23 different vitamins and minerals.

In fact – it actually has pretty much every essential nutrient (not only for brain health).

Now, in terms of brain benefits – here are the most important ones:

  1. Vitamin A – boosts cognition and focus.
  2. Vitamin E – it’s a strong antioxidant and fights brain aging. [1]
  3. Niacin – reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer disease.
  4. Zinc – it’s essential for a healthy brain function.
  5. Cooper – supports general brain health.
  6. Potassium – it’s essential for optimizing brain function.

As I said – these nutrients are mostly helpful for their general effect.

In terms of cognitive benefits, they’re not very effective.

2. Proprietary Blend

That’s the actual cognitive-boosting compound.

But as I said –  the fact that all its ingredients are listed together is a major question sign.

Most likely, their doses are extremely low – so their effect couldn’t be amazing.

  1. DMAE bitartrate – increases attention and concentration power. [2]
  2. Ginkgo Biloba – it’s one of the best herbs for memory.
  3. Bacopa Monnieri – it has an excellent effect when it comes to focus.
  4. DHA – it’s a type of fish oil that reduces inflammation.
  5. Huperzine A – it’s a mental energy booster that can improve circulation. [3]

Also – the exact ingredients inside the blend depend on the Focus Factor version.

In the original form – there’s also vinpocetine:

  • not approved by FDA
  • not allowed for use in several countries

On the other hand, this herb doesn’t exist in the Extra Strength version.

This form also has a high dose of the overall blend, which is great.


Conclusion

Focus Factor does have a pretty good formula – but only on paper:

  • mostly based on (ineffective) vitamins + minerals
  • contains several nootropics (but put together in a blend)
  • no doses for the main ingredients

So if you ask me, this kind of formula is pretty weak.

That’s mostly because of its (probably) low doses – so it’s surely not a formula I would recommend.

 


#3 – Pills & Dosage (4 out of 10)


Here’s what you should know about Focus Factor from this point of view.

1. The Pills

Unlike some nootropics – this supplement is formulated as tablets:

  • larger dimensions
  • no gelatin coating (so you can feel its sour taste)
  • pretty thick

As you can imagine – this kind of pills are pretty hard to swallow.

That’s why Focus Factor has a small problem at this chapter (at least compared to other products).

2. The Dosage

According to its label, this supplement has quite a high serving size:

  • requires 4 pills per day (standard dose)
  • you can take up to 8 pills/day (maximum dose)

Now – keep in mind that for an average weight, 4 pills should be enough.

Even so, swallowing 4 thick tablets daily isn’t going to be easy.

So Focus Factor’s dosage remains a downside, if you ask me.

 


#4 – Results (6 out of 10)


I will analyze how Focus Factor works based on its customer feedback.

And fortunately – this supplement has lots of real opinions online.

Note: I only analyzed authentic reviews, not promotional ones.

1. Positive Opinions

On Amazon, Focus Factor has an average rating of 4.4 stars.

That’s an awesome number overall, to be honest.

Now – it’s true that many of its 1st page reviews are complaints.

But even so, it has enough positive opinions overall:

  1. Some people say it helped their memory a lot.
  2. Others claim it improved their focus.
  3. A few others praise its effect on their brain health.
  4. A couple also claim it helped them fight dementia.

Basically – Focus Factor has enough satisfied customers behind.

There’s no wonder it’s been so popular for such a long time.

But from what I noticed, most of its praises are for (rather) minor benefits (compared to classic nootropic supplements).

2. Negative Opinions

Obviously – there are enough unsatisfied users when it comes to Focus Factor.

Most complaints are related to:

  1. Poor brain boosting effect
  2. High price for the value
  3. Weak composition
  4. Side effects
  5. Fake product sold on Amazon

Now – by far, the most common complaints are those related to its effect.

Some users swear Focus Factor doesn’t help as much as other nootropics.

And considering its formula, I’m pretty sure this is completely true.


Conclusion

Overall, this supplement has a lot of satisfied users behind.

But as it’s obvious – it also has enough complaints.

And if you ask me, its complaints are way more relevant than its praises.

So given the severity of its negative reviews, it’s not a supplement I would recommend right now.

If you want a high-quality nootropic, I can only recommend you the best alternative I know at this point.

 

 


#5 – Side Effects (7 out of 10)


Surprisingly, Focus Factor does have a couple of complaints at this chapter.

I say surprisingly because, given the low doses of its ingredients, this shouldn’t be the case.

However – some users complain about:

  • dizziness
  • difficult speech
  • fatigue
  • muscle pain

Now – this supplement has over 1000 reviews on Amazon.

So it’s obvious it should cause side effects in some of those people.

That’s why I personally don’t believe its secondary reactions are very common.

But considering its very low doses – these side effects should be even more rare.

 


#6 – Price (6 out of 10)


Price is surely not the best thing about Focus Factor – but it’s not the worst either.

I would say it has a slightly expensive price.

But let me explain it better.

1. The Exact Price

First – I will analyze the Extra Strength version of Focus Factor (it has the highest doses):

  1. Standard price is $29.99/bottle.
  2. However, a bottle is only enough for about 22 days.
  3. As a monthly supply, it would cost around $41/bottle.
  4. Shipping is free in the US.

Now – these are the prices on Focus Factor’s official website.

On Amazon, the standard price is about the same ($40 for a monthly supply).

However, given the value of its ingredients – I would say Focus Factor is way too expensive.

That’s because it’s a mix of general multivitamins and some low quantities of nootropics.

So from this point of view – it’s surely not worth $40/bottle.

2. Competitors’ Price

I will only compare Focus Factor with my #1 recommended nootropic.

I’m talking about a product called MindMD:

  1. Focus Factor has a pretty basic formula.
  2. On the other hand, MindMD has some of the best ingredients out there.
  3. Focus Factor’s standard price is about $40/bottle.
  4. It doesn’t offer any discounts for larger quantities.
  5. MindMD’s standard price is $50/bottle.
  6. In the best case, it costs about $46/monthly supply.

Now – MindMD is indeed a few dollars pricier.

But its formula is way better than Focus Factor’s.

So it’s obvious that between these 2 supplements, I would clearly go for MindMD.


Conclusion

Despite not being extremely pricey, Focus Factor costs too much for its real value.

Its formula is very weak (especially in terms of doses).

So its $40 price is surely way too much – that’s why I couldn’t possibly recommend it.

If you want to make the most of your money, I suggest a much better alternative.

 

 


#7 – Availability (10 out of 10)


This is one of the strongest points of Focus Factor:

  • available in several sellers
  • used to be available in local shops as well

Now – the main seller is its official website, as you might expect:

  1. Offers all versions of the product.
  2. Has several quantity forms.
  3. Offers the best price overall.

When it comes to Amazon, you can mostly find the Extra Strength version.

That’s because Amazon doesn’t allow products that contain vinpocetine (the original version does).

In terms of price, it’s about the same as Focus Factor’s website.

So it’s up to you which of these 2 sellers you choose.

 


#8 – Final Conclusions


Here’s how I would sum up my opinion on Focus Factor in 3 ideas.

1. Unclear Formula

In terms of ingredients – this product doesn’t look too good:

  • its main ingredients are vitamins + minerals
  • its nootropics are put together in a blend
  • they have no exact doses

So its full composition is partially hidden. 

2. Thick Tablets

Focus Factor doesn’t look great either when it comes to pills.

It’s not formulated as gelatin capsules – but as thicker tablets.

This makes it quite hard to swallow.

Not to mention that the minimum dose is 4 pills/day, which is very uncomfortable.

3. Very Popular

This product has been on the market for many years.

So given its long history – it’s quite obvious it’s pretty popular.

This doesn’t mean it’s a great supplement.

But since it’s so well-known, many people continue to use it.

 


#9 – My Video Review


 


My Verdict – Worth It Or Not?


Short answer: Not really.

It’s not a bad product for general brain health. But as a cognitive supplement – it’s pretty weak:

  1. Very basic formula based on vitamins + minerals.
  2. The nootropics inside it have very low doses.
  3. Requires (at least) 4 thick tablets daily.
  4. Enough complaints about its poor effect.
  5. Too pricey for its real value.

Now – it surely has its own points (especially in terms of popularity).

This explains why it has enough satisfied users (especially those with really minor issues).

But as a supplement that would boost your cognitive performance, I don’t recommend it.

So what should you go for instead?

Well – my #1 pick would be a product called MindMD:

  • has some of the best ingredients from the market
  • great quality/price ratio
  • works for both cognitive boost and anxiety/depression

So if you want to spend your money wisely, that’s the supplement you should go for.

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References:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC4276978/

2 – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-22300295/

3 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC4137276/

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Olly is a registered pharmacist with a long experience in health field. She graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has studies in Cosmetology, Dermatology, Toxicology. She has a 2 years experience as a retail pharmacist. You can connect with her via Linkedin or email.

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