Optimind Review: Is Optimind Worth Trying? (2019) 3.92/5 (13)

OptiMind is a famous nootropic that was designed to improve your focus and energy. I was recently challenged to try OptiMind again and compare it to my favorite Mind Lab Pro. I heard about it before, but this time I gave it a full-focus and decided to make a proper review and compare it to other high-quality nootropics. So, what happened? Does it work?

OptiMind Review - Does OptiMind Work?

OptiMind Review – Does OptiMind Work?

It’s one of the most famous nootropics for focus & energy enhancement

It improves your mood and makes you feel better

It’s affordable compared to some other expensive stacks

– It’s a bit underdosed for a serious memory improvement

– We don’t know the exact amount of every ingredient in the stack



1. OptiMind Review

OptiMind was originally designed with 12 ingredients to enhance your focus & energy and to improve your mental performance. 

Their formula combines nootropics and important vitamins, which seems to make this nootropic stack fairly effective.

OptiMind is more than a normal energy booster – it’s a stack of quality nootropics. So you should understand that it takes some time to get the most out of it. Compared to most nootropic stacks I tested and compared, OptiMind is one the most famous stacks on the market. And it’s one of these that contain caffeine for an immediate energy boost.

But does OptiMind deliver on its promises? Does it enhance your focus & energy? Does OptiMind improve your mental performance? Should you take it?

OptiMind Review

When I recently received OptiMind, I immediately stopped taking other nootropics and supplements. I gave my body a week to get to a “normal” level and clean itself of other supplements. After a week of waiting, I started testing OptiMind.

Since I knew that OptiMind contains caffeine, I expected to feel a strong energy boost the very first time I’d try it.

Usually, when you take nootropics, you don’t really feel anything (if you have not overdosed or if you don’t try a super-powerful stack or a smart drug). It takes weeks or even up to months to notice the effects of taking nootropics. Some people never really notice anything, so they stop taking them.

So here is what happened with OptiMind:

Week 1: I was taking OptiMind in the morning on an empty stomach. While the effects weren’t as strong as I expected, I was still able to notice a smooth energy boost. I believe this happened because of the caffeine that Optimind contains.

Week 2: Nothing really changed – every time I took 2 capsules of OptiMind, it seemed like my focus slightly improved. It was nothing spectacular and some of my friends, who recently tried OptiMind, said that they didn’t feel anything, so don’t expect a major change in your performance.

Week 3-4: After 3 to 4 weeks of testing OptiMind, I noticed no major difference.

Based on the results of my test and based on the hundreds of reviews I read, I believe OptiMind could slightly improve your focus & energy level, but don’t expect a major change of your mood.

Also, I cannot say it had any influence on my memory, so I’d recommend combining it with Ginkgo Biloba or other nootropics if you want to improve your memory as well.

I believe OptiMind might a good enough starting point, but there are other nootropic stacks that I’d prefer to recommend to you.

OptiMind Review - Does OptiMind Work?

OptiMind Review – Does OptiMind Work?

2. OptiMind Ingredients

OptiMind uses high-quality ingredients. According to OptiMind, they analyzed over 50 years of neuroscience research to design a truly safe and effective Nootropic formula. Moreover, OptiMind is manufactured in a GMP-certified laboratory using the highest quality standards.

OptiMind screams quality, but to understand how safe it is taking OptiMind, let’s look at the ingredients.


Optimind Supplement Facts

Here is the list of ingredients in Optimind:

  • Gaba
  • Caffeine
  • Phosphatidylserine (PS)
  • Vitamin D-3
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Huperzine A
  • Bacopa monnieri (Synapsa)
  • Tyrosine
  • Taurine
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Vinpocetine
  • Vitamin B12

For more details about Optimind ingredients, please check out below.


GABA is a neurotransmitter that blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain. Low levels of GABA may be linked to:

  • Anxiety or mood disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic pain

According to WebMD, researchers suspect that GABA may boost mood or have a calming, relaxing effect on the nervous system.


Caffeine is a chemical found in coffee, tea, cola, guarana, mate, and other products. It is most commonly used to improve mental alertness.

Phosphatidylserine (PS) 

PS may sharpen memory, slow cognitive decline, and promote a positive-minded outlook. It has shown promise for helping elderly with brain degeneration, apparently slowing the progression of memory loss while helping with mood, anxiety, socialization and mental clarity. As a result, PS is the only nootropic with an FDA-qualified claim for reducing cognitive decline risk.

Vitamin D-3

Vitamin D (ergocalciferol-D2, cholecalciferol-D3, alfacalcidol) is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amount of vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus are important for building and keeping strong bones.

Besides, the lack of Vitamin D-3 is often shown through low-energy levels and bad mood. I’ve been often taking Vitamin D-3 with other nootropics to keep my performance on the maximum level.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is a vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant. Yeast, liver, kidney, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid. It is also made in the laboratory for use as medicine. Some people use alpha-lipoic acid for memory loss and other issues.

Huperzine A

Huperzine A is used for Alzheimer’s disease, memory and learning enhancement, and age-related memory impairment. It is also used for treating a muscle disease called myasthenia gravis, for increasing alertness and energy, and for protection against agents that damage the nerves such as nerve gasses.

Bacopa monnieri (Synapse)

Bacopa has strong ties to memory performance and a long association with new learning and retention. Human research shows Bacopa may slow the rate of forgetting newly acquired knowledge. Researchers have also suggested it may accelerate mental processing, optimize cognition under stress, and promote relaxation.


Human clinical research has suggested Tyrosine may help to promote working memory under multitasking conditions and optimise mental performance under high stress, fatigue, and sleep deprivation. In addition to its reputation as a nootropic for maintaining mental performance under stress, Tyrosine has recently drawn interest as an attention & focus-oriented nootropic.


Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid, but it is often referred to as an amino acid, a chemical that is a required building block of protein. Some people use it as a supplement for treating ADHD.

Rhodiola Rosea

As an ”adaptogen” herb, it helps strengthen mental + physical stress resistance while supporting brain energy, promoting clear, calm thinking under taxing conditions. Rhodiola is used to enhance mental processing, memory, learning, attention span, mood and work capacity. It also gained fame as a mind-body performance-enhancer among Eastern Bloc era Olympic biathletes and powerlifters.


Vinpocetine has rapid uptake into the brain and has been shown to promote attention, concentration, and memory in the short term (showing benefit to memory within 2 days). Its long-term brain supportive activity appears to help with age-related brain degeneration.

Vitamin B12

Approximately 15% of adults over age 60 are deficient in B12. Low levels are tied to problems with mood and brainpower, typically in the context of age-related cognitive decline. B12, especially as methylcobalamin, helps restore levels needed for optimal cognitive function, bright mood, and mental energy. As it protects nerve sheaths, B12 also supports healthy long-term brain function.

Even though there is still a lack of long-term effect of taking some of the listed ingredients, most studies confirm the positive effects of the ingredients without having any negative side-effects when taken within the recommended dose.

I definitely recommend you to talk to your doctor before taking OptiMind capsules to be on the safe side.

3. Who is using OptiMind?

When I first came across Optimind, I thought this product will completely change the game for me. Months later I realized I was wrong.

Look, I’m a fast caffeine metabolizer (or that’s what I was told) so whenever I drink a cup of coffee, I feel like screaming and dancing (none of which I usually do).

So when I first tried OptiMind, I was actually able to feel a slight energy boost. And that was great.

However, months later, when I really dig deep into the research, and with much more experience, I believe that the energy boost happened purely because of the caffeine and not because of all other ingredients in the nootropic stack.

With taking other nootropic stacks and comparing them to OptiMind, I was able to find much, much more effective supplements on the market.

Now, OptiMind is being advertised as a product for entrepreneurs, students, and other high achievers, but I believe it should be mainly used by beginners who want to start experimenting with nootropics, but are too “afraid” od buying a serious nootropic stack.

For everyone else, there are better supplements out there. 

4. The main benefit of OptiMind is caffeine. Or not? 

If you read my reviews of other nootropic stacks, you’ll figure it out that I sometimes approve caffeine in the nootropic stacks and sometimes not.

Let me explain – I’m a big fan of drinking coffee. Since I’m a fast caffeine-metaboliser, I usually receive an extraordinary kick from drinking coffee. And as you can imagine, I love that kick. But I also love drinking coffee, I love the smell of it…

Caffeine in OptiMind

Caffeine in OptiMind

So, if a nootropic stack contains caffeine than I have to say NO to my morning coffee. Ya all know what I’m trying to say?

To be honest, I think there is nothing wrong if a nootropic stack contains caffeine. This just means that the coffee-lovers will have to consume fewer coffees, that’s about it.

To make a conclusion, caffeine in OptiMind is an advantage. It’s because of caffeine that you’ll get a medium-strong energy kick. Just be aware to avoid drinking too many coffees in a day while taking OptiMind.

5. How much & when should you take OptiMind?

I usually took OptiMind in the morning with or before my breakfast. I’d definitely recommend taking all nootropics in the morning with your breakfast (or after you wake up if you don’t eat breakfast) to get the most out of them during the day.

Please also keep in mind that OptiMind contains caffeine, which needs around 12-24 hours to get out of your body. So if you take OptiMind in the afternoon, you might experience issues with your sleep.

Normally, I would take 2 capsules/day. I also tested more (3-4), but I wouldn’t recommend it – at least not in a long-term! Just talk to your doctor before you try any nootropics.

Since we do not know the exact amount of all ingredients in OptiMind, it’s hard to say how much can we increase the dose for a better output.

Why should you use OptiMind?

Why should you use OptiMind?

6. Can your body build up a tolerance to OptiMind?

OptiMind is no different to most nootropic stacks in terms of usability and building up a tolerance. Therefore, I’d follow the 4 weeks on, 1 week off cycle as I do with other nootropics. If you take OptiMind with other ingredients/supplements, it’s even more important to be consistent with that.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this topic, please contact OptiMind for more detailed information.

OptiMind Review - Does OptiMind Work?

OptiMind Review – Should You Take OptiMind?

7. OptiMind vs Mind Lab Pro

I already wrote about OptiMind vs Mind Lab Pro before. To make a short summary: Mind Lab Pro is definitely one of the most-known nootropic stacks on the market. It has a very potent formula with well-researched ingredients.

It is caffeine free, non-GMO, soy-free, allergen free, gluten free and vegan-friendly. Besides, the company shares the exact amount of each ingredient in the stack which is not true for OptiMind.

Mind Lab Pro is a great nootropic that improves your memory, focus, and overall cognitive performance. Besides, it is presumably better stacked than OptiMind.

I do recommend Mind Lab Pro compared to OptiMind. 

8. OptiMind vs Qualia Mind

I came across Qualia Mind earlier this year and two weeks later, Qualia Mind became my absolutely favorite nootropic stack of all time.

There are many reasons for that:

  1. Qualia Mind contains 28 fantastic nootropics
  2. It is much batter stacked compared to OptiMind
  3. It delivers a great performance

I think it is unfair comparing OptiMind vs Qualia Mind because Qualia Mind beats it at any time.

I don’t want to exaggerate, but there is a serious difference between both supplements.

If you want to read more about Qualia Mind, just click here. 

9. Buy Optimind

If you still want to order OptiMind, you can do it here.

1 Package (32 capsules) of OptiMind costs around +-50$ + shipping (£50 / EUR) and it is one of the most affordable stacks on the market.

They ship OptiMind to the USA, to most countries in EU, Canada, Australia, to the UK and to some other countries as well. You can find the whole list on their website.

However, I do recommend checking my top nootropic stacks. 

10. FAQ

  • How many capsules should I take per serving? 

The recommended amount is 2 capsules per serving. However, some people start with 1 capsule to see how it feels and then try 2 to get the full effect.

Everyone’s body is different and so the effects will vary. Experiment with taking different quantities during different times of the day to find the ideal combination for your body and mind.

  • Does OptiMind have negative side effects? 

There are few reports of any negative side effects from taking OptiMind. Although OptiMind impacts most people in a positive way, the only real way to know how OptiMind will impact you is to try it.

I do not advise women who are pregnant or persons under 18 to take OptiMind. Please check the ingredients for any allergies you may have. If you are taking any medication or have pre-existing medical conditions, consult your doctor before starting a new supplement regiment.

  • Can I drink coffee with OptiMind?

Some people still drink coffee while taking OptiMind, but it can have negative side effects depending on your tolerance for caffeine. Please consult your doctor and see how you respond to OptiMind alone before trying it in combination with coffee or other stimulants.

  • What allergens are present in OptiMind? 

OptiMind is gluten-free, vegetarian, and preservative-free! Trace amounts of soy and corn may be present.

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By |2019-03-28T07:39:55+00:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Nootropics|Tags: , , , |2 Comments


  1. John November 5, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    OptiMind is described as gimmicky at best… this does not fulfill the actually needed results that it advertises. This was marketed to me as a replacement for adderall. This in not one single way replaces medication for people suffering from ADD & ADHD. Caffeine in a pill… and leaves a horrible groggy hangover within hours.

    • Greg, Founder November 7, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

      Hi there, thanks for your feedback. Well definitely, you cannot change OptiMind for Adderall, it’s almost crazy anyone would recommend you that. Now OptiMind is not a bad supplement, just not as good as some others on the market. Most people feel well after taking it, but I can imagine there are some exceptions. Have you started using an alternative now?

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