My Mind Defense Review (2020) – Scam Or Legit?

My Mind Defense Review (2020) - Scam Or Legit?

It’s time for my Mind Defense review, a cognitive supplement that doesn’t look too bad.

But is it worth the high price?

And are there any chances that it’s a scam?

At first sight – there isn’t anything special about it.

For this reason, I tried to find out the truth behind each of its features.

Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Mind Defense.

Review Summary

Full Name: Mind Defense by Gold Leaf Nutritionals

Product Type: Cognitive Supplement

Best Actual Price: Around $60/bottle

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website

Designed For: Cognitive and memory support

It claims to promote a healthy brain and focus/attention.

My Rating: 6 out of 10

Recommended?: No – it’s simply not valuable enough:

  • basic formula
  • too expensive for what it contains
  • no real customer feedback

I personally recommend a cheaper alternative with a much better formula.


What I Liked About It

  • Only requires one pill per day
  • Pills are formulated as gelatin capsules


What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Basic formula (with many regular vitamins)
  • No real user opinions available online
  • Its official page reviews might be biased
  • Very expensive for its real value
  • Can only be bought on its official website



#1 – Claims & Producer

Here are some general things you should know about Mind Defense:

  • how it works
  • what issues it’s designed for
  • who is the company behind it
1. Claims

This supplement is mostly focused on improving cognition:

Unlike most nootropics – it’s not helpful for extra issues like anxiety, depression, etc.

And like other products from this brand, its official page offers very little info about it.

So you can’t find out a lot about its promises, composition, etc.

2. Company Behind

Mind Defense’s producer is called Gold Leaf Nutritionals.

This is a US-based brand that has several other supplements in its portofolio:

In terms of reputation – it looks quite trustworthy overall.

However, most of its supplements are quite pricey (especially for their real value).

That’s why I’m not a fan of Gold Leaf Nutritionals.


#2 – Formula (5 out of 10)

Mind Defense’s composition is pretty weak (compared to other nootropics):

  • only 1 classic cognitive ingredient
  • mostly uncommon compounds (vitamins)
  • average formula at most

However – it’s about the same as the other cognitive supplements from Gold Leaf Nutritionals.

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

1. Vitamin B2 (1.3 mg)

This vitamin is not essential in terms of brain benefits.

It’s extremely helpful for general health, that’s for sure.

But in terms of cognition – it has a moderate effect in boosting memory and focus.

2. Vitamin B6 (1.7 mg)

Just like the previous vitamin – B6 isn’t the most helpful compound in terms of cognitive effect.

However, it does have some benefits:

  • promotes brain health
  • boosts the nervous system
  • decreases the risk of Alzheimer disease
3. Folate (200 mcg)

Folic Acid is another ingredient without a major cognitive role.

Apparently – it mostly helps against brain aging and promotes circulation.

4. Vitamin B12 (2.4 mg)

This form of vitamin B is a lot more important than the previous ones.

At least in terms of brain benefits:

  • improves focus and memory
  • reduces mental damage
  • increases cognition

Also – this product contains the stronger version of vitamin B12 (methylcobalamine).

5. Synapsa® (320 mg)

That’s a standardized extract of Bacopa Monnieri.

This herb is one of the most common nootropics in cognitive supplements.

And that’s mostly because of its excellent proprieties:

  • increases memory and attention
  • boosts cognition
  • decreases anxiety

In terms of dosage – this ingredient brings the optimal quantity of Bacopa.

6. Cera-Q® (200 mg)

The full name of this compound is Cera-Q Silk Protein Hydrolysate:

  • it’s derived from silkworm
  • its main benefits are related to anti-aging
  • it also enhances memory and brain function

Also – this exact compound is a trademark version.

This means it has a superior effect (compared to the classic form).


Overall – Mind Defense’s formula is rather basic than advanced:

  • pretty much one classic ingredient (Bacopa Extract)
  • most of the others are less effective cognitively 

Compared to most nootropics from the market, Mind Defense is surely not worth it.

In terms of ingredient, it’s pretty disappointing.


#3 – Pills & Dosage (10 out of 10)

Gold Leaf Nutrition’s supplement looks surprisingly well at this chapter.

1. The Pills

Mind Defense is formulated as capsules:

  • average dimensions
  • quite easy to swallow

There’s no picture of the pills on its official website, though.

However, judging after their description – swallowing them shouldn’t be too hard.

2. The Dosage

This supplement has a major advantage here.

That’s because its serving size is only one pill daily:

  • you only have to take a capsule per day
  • there are 30 pills inside a bottle

Most nootropics require at least 2 pills daily (while some require even 7).

So this is a great advantage of Mind Defense.


#4 – Results (5 out of 10)

In order to see if this product works or not, I will look at its customer feedback.

In this way – you can get an unbiased perspective on it.

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

1. What People Say

Mind Defense has the same problem as the other products from Gold Leaf Nutritionals:

  • no reviews on the Internet
  • only a few reviews on its official page
  • they have high chances to be biased

Basically – there are only about 6 opinions on its official website.

I personally believe they are biased, especially since there’s no way to write your own review.

Plus – they are all very positive and highly praising the supplement.

However, it’s totally up to you whether you believe them or not:

  1. Some say it really helped with their memory and focus.
  2. Others claim it improved the fluency of their thoughts.
  3. A few others praise its effect for short and long term memory.

As I said – I can’t tell whether these opinions are real or not.

But it’s your decision if you trust them or not.


Like many similar products, Mind Defense has some issues at this chapter.

Since most of its reviews could be biased – it’s not a nootropic I would trust.

So from this point of view, I would surely not recommend it.

Especially when there’s a cheaper alternative with a much better formula.



#5 – Side Effects (9 out of 10)

On paper, Mind Defense should be on the safe side from this point of view:

  • its ingredients are pretty basic
  • they don’t come in exaggerated doses

Also – cognitive supplements aren’t famous for causing a lot of side effects.

Since Mind Defense doesn’t even have a potent formula, this shouldn’t be the case at all.

So you shouldn’t worry too much from this point of view.


#6 – Price (5 out of 10)

Nootropics tend to be expensive in general and Mind Defense makes no exception.

In fact – I consider it quite overpriced for its actual value.

1. The Exact Price

As I said – this supplement is only available on Gold Leaf Nutritionals’ official website:

  • standard price is $59/bottle
  • shipping is free
  • price gets better if you buy it in bulk
  • lowest price is around $50/bottle

Now – $50 isn’t a huge price for a nootropic.

But compared to others, Mind Defense is surely not worth so much.

That’s why I don’t think this price is fair at all.

Whether it’s $59 or $50, it’s still way too much for what Mind Defense is worth.

So I could not recommend it at this price under any circumstances.

2. Competitors’ Price

I will only compare Mind Defense with my #1 recommended nootropic.

I’m talking about a supplement called Brain C-13:

  1. Mind Defense has a pretty basic formula overall.
  2. On the contrary, Brain C-13 has an excellent composition.
  3. In terms of price, Brain C-13 s also a bit cheaper.
  4. It costs $33/bottle in the best case.
  5. On the other hand, Mind Defense’s lowest price is $50.

Basically – Mind Defense is pricier than my top recommended nootropic.

However, it’s far from as valuable as it (in terms of ingredients).

So out of these 2 products, it’s obvious I would go for Brain C-13.


Mind Defense is too pricey for what it should be.

Its formula is pretty basic and it shouldn’t cost above $25, if you ask me.

So there’s no way I could recommend this supplement (especially when there are much better options).



#7 – Final Conclusions

Here’s how I would sum up my opinion on Mind Defense in 3 ideas.

1. Weak Composition

This supplement’s ingredients could be a lot better overall:

  • many vitamins with no major cognitive role
  • only one classic nootropic
  • average doses

So it’s surely not among the best compositions I came across.

2. No Real Opinions

That’s the typical problem of many nootropics:

  • only sold on their official website
  • few to none authentic reviews online

In Mind Defense’s case, there are only 6 opinions on its official page.

But as you can guess – all of them seem biased and false positive.

3. Too Expensive

In my opinion, Mind Defense is way too expensive for what it should be.

Its formula and value are pretty low.

So in terms of price, it should cost half than its current one – if you ask me.


My Verdict – Worth It Or Not?

Short answer: Not really.

It’s not a scam, as some sources claim – but it’s far from being worth buying either:

  1. Weak formula based on many plain ingredients.
  2. Way too expensive for its composition.
  3. No authentic feedback from real users.

It’s definitely not the worst nootropic from the market.

But at $59/bottle, it’s far from being worth it at all. 

So there’s no way I could recommend a product of this type.

Instead – my #1 alternative is a supplement called Brain C-13:

  • one of the best formulas from the market
  • much better quality/price than most nootropics
  • really affordable

So instead of going for Mind Defense – I strongly recommend Brain C-13.

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Written by 

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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