Focus Fast by Enyotics (click for best price) is a 40-plus-ingredient supplement claiming to be the World’s 1st and Only Neuro Focusing Agent. While the ingredient list contains many of the usual suspects in the nootropic supplement world, the quantities and concentration of many of them is not divulged.
This is the second multivitamin/brain supplement combo to come in the past couple of months, and we tested it to see if Focus Fast is effective in improving working memory, and enhancing focus and attention, as advertised.
- Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) – 5 mg
- Thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate) – 33.3 mg
- Riboflavin – 10 mg
- Niacin (as niacinamide and niacin) – 25 mg
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) – 33.3 mg
- Folate (as folic acid) – 270 mcg
- Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) – 1 mcg
- Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) – 100 mg
- Chromium (as chromium dinicotinate glycinate) – 200 mcg
- Neuro Focusing Agent® Blend – 1293 mg
- Acute Attention Complex™
- Gotu Kola (whole plant)
- American ginseng root extract (Cereboost™)
- Rosemary (leaf)
- Alpha-Lipoic Acid
- Coenzyme Q10
- Acetyl L-carnitine (as Acetyl L-carnitine HCl)
- Bacopa monnieri extract (whole plant) (50% bacosides A & B)
- Advanced Neuro Complex™
- Lemon balm (leaf)
- Alpha-GPC (L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholinehydrate) complex (90% glycerophosphocholine)
- Huperzia serrata (whole plant) (5% huperzine-A)
- Choline (as choline dihydrogen citrate and choline bitartrate)
- Mucuna pruriens seed extract (20% total catecholamines)
- Soy lecithin
- Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE)
- Deep Memory Complex™
- Ginkgo biloba leaf 50:1 extract (24% ginkgo flavone glycosides, 6% terpene lactones)
- Ashwagandha root
- Pyroglutamic acid
- Chlorella (whole plant)
- Royal jelly 3.5X concentrate
- Maximum Focus Complex™
- Panax ginseng root extract (4% ginsenosides)
- 5-HTP (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract)
- Rhodiola rosea root extract (1% rosavins)
- St. John’s Wort extract (0.3% hypericin) (flowering tops)
- Green tea leaf extract, decaffeinated
- Other ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, silica, pharmaceutical glaze and soy.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving (2 tablets) with an 8 oz. glass of water approximately 30 minutes before breakfast or your first meal. Do not exceed 4 tablets in a 24-hour period. Please read the entire label before use and follow the directions. In addition: For maximum support, take 1 additional serving (2 tablets) with an 8 oz. glass of water approximately 30 minutes before lunch or mental activity, with a minimum of 4 hours apart from your first serving.
What Our Testers Say
“As with any other caffeine-free supplement, I was excited to try Focus Fast. I liked it that it had Rhodiola, St. John’s Wort, and 5-HTP in it, but I don’t think there was enough of it in the supplement to help me deal with my stress-induced anxiety. I did feel like it was a little bit easier to concentrate, but after a week on the supplement, that small edge I felt dissipated.”
“Following the suggestion on the bottle, I took 2 tablets in the morning before breakfast, and 2 before lunch. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel like this supplement really helped me focus. I stopped taking multivitamins while testing this product, mainly because I saw a lot of overlap in the ingredients, but I prefer other nootropics and a cup of coffee when it comes to focusing for work.”
“I didn’t feel much while on this supplement. I liked that I could still have my coffee in the morning and afternoon, but there were no other observed benefits when I tried this. Maybe this is a good bet for someone looking to get their multivitamins, and get an introduction to nootropics all in one product, but it was certainly not strong enough for me.”
“I’m really not a fan of supplements that don’t list their quantities and concentrations. I understand that these formulas are proprietary, but not knowing how much of an ingredient I’m consuming is a tad frustrating. No real cognitive or focusing benefits observed, even on a full 4-tablet dosage.”
- Our testers all experienced mild or no effects.
- The testers who felt mild cognitive effects on Focus Fast felt it diminish after a week or so of taking the supplement continuously. After taking a couple of days off of the supplement, the mild effects of Focus Fast were observed once again.
- As with any supplement or nutritional regimen, it is a good idea to check with your doctor or medical professional before use. Because of the inclusion of 5-HTP in this supplement, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor before taking this supplement if you also take anti-depressants.
Focus Fast is yet another supplement that over promises and under delivers by throwing a ton of ingredients together. While this may be a decent supplement for those just starting to explore the world of nootropics, our testers found it to be too mild, and the mild effects observed diminished over time. For the price there are a number of more effective supplements available.