#6. Focus Factor

by Factor Nutrition Labs, LLC
Focus Factor
8.79 out of 10 based on 61 user ratings
Focus Factor
Focus Factor
Written by: Brain Research Supplements
Date Published: 2011-06-17
Focus Factor by Factor Nutrition Labs is similar to many other brain supplements we have reviewed, in that it comprises a broad range of vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts and amino acids in one supplement bottle. While we do not believe this to be an effective way to deliver a formula, the company praises their product based on this approach. The "more is better" approach doesn't always work, especially when we talk about brain supplements and many of these ingredients will not even reach the brain and will be flushed from the body in the usual manner.
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Focus Factor Review

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Effectiveness of Focus Factor

We want to start by pointing out that this formula’s advertising campaign is rather confusing, mostly because of the way Focus Factor is advertised: a “powerful brain nutrition supplement.” At the same time, the product is recommended as “an adequate replacement of an ordinary multivitamin supplement.” More so, mixing different chemicals such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs is not always a good idea, as they might cause side effects and unwanted interactions with other medication.

Focus Factor formula contains over 40 different ingredients, which is a lot, even for the most complex formulations available on the market at this moment. The list of ingredients is long and confusing for the typical user (as it is with many other focus pills out there). Therefore, our review will only focus on the most important, relevant ingredients, and we encourage our readers to research further into Focus Factor’s formula before making a final decision in purchasing this brain supplement.

Focus Factor contains DHA (an essential Omega-3 fatty acid that can be found in fish and fish oil). DHA is well known for its effectiveness in supporting proper eye and brain development. The inclusion of enough DHA in the diet improves learning ability, whereas deficiencies of DHA are associated with deficits in learning.

As an interesting fact, the human brain “prefers” DHA to other fatty acids, making this fatty acid one of the fastest absorbed amino acids in the human brain. DHA deficiencies are associated with fetal alcohol syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cystic fibrosis, unipolar depression, or aggressive hostility.

While the inclusion of DHA into the formulation is, from our point of view, a good thing, a closer look at the product label will reveal that this supplement does, in fact, resemble a typical multivitamin, more than it sounds like a brain enhancing supplement, with the addition of several extra ingredients such as Bacopa Monnieri, Vinpocetine, and Huperzine A.

Besides various vitamins and natural ingredients, this product also contains a list of minerals such as Chromium, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, and Molybdenum: metals that have the potential for heavy metal toxicity. This is the main reason why we highly recommend not exceeding the maximum dosage of 4 tablets per day.

As with many brain supplements of this type, it is likely that Focus Factor will only treat some surface issues and not the underlying problems that can lead to a particular condition. People who are experiencing severe focusing issues should contact their health professional, although this will be a minority of individuals (it should be made clear).

Focus Factor’s side effects are not mentioned in the official product description, nor is there a mentioning of potential drug interactions or other precautions. The fact that the official website was down at the moment of this review is not helpful either. Nonetheless, Focus Factor reviews document complaints about gastrointestinal disturbances, burping, and sensibility to one or more ingredients.

Focus Factor Price

Focus Factor is a reasonably priced supplement and can be found in bottles of 150 tablets each. We are unaware whether the supplement can be ordered directly from the manufacturer’s website, but the formulation can be purchased from several online and offline retailers. Some promotions and discounts are available online, as well as promotional Focus Factor packages.

Because an official website is no longer available for consultation, we can’t clarify whether there are free trial offers or money-back guarantees available, given that in the past these seem to have been available for consumers.

$14.25

Does Focus Factor Work?

Just like many other brain supplements that promote a “one size fits all” path to brain nutrition, this focus pill may rely too much on smart marketing and not on quantifiable results, as we could not find any reliable evidence of the claims.

In our opinion, this product is marketed as a brain supplement just because the current trend in nutrition is strongly oriented towards powerful brain boosters. These products are very popular among dietary supplements. However, on closer inspection, Focus Factor presents significant similarities to the profile of a general focus vitamins based supplement.

Despite the manufacturer’s claims, this product may not be as revolutionary as it was presented, and without a free trial period, Focus Factor and the producing company are losing some credibility among potential customers.

Consumers should always verify the information they receive on the official sites and keep in mind that the statements of certain manufacturers (particularly those of nutritional supplements) don’t always fit the reality.

Numerous supplements that include focus vitamins, herbal supplements, and other brain nutrients are available as more natural ways to prevent cognitive issues that arise almost without exception as a consequence of aging. Thinking, focus, mental clarity, memory, and new information retention capacity are not the only areas affected by old age.

Focus Factor
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Final Score

8.79

Ranks #18 of 2577 (better than 99.31%) of all supplements.

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