All Life Nutrition Life Focus has a great name that says exactly what this supplement is supposed to do. However we are getting a déjà vu feeling looking at the ingredients label, because this exact formula shows up in other supplements currently on sale via Amazon.
Life Focus is a nootropic supplement that is identical to some other supplements currently on sale via Amazon, and when we say identical, we mean an exact clone of many other products. The principle ingredient is St John’s Wort and although this herbal ingredient is well known as a cure for depression, effects can be unpredictable and it does cause interactions with medication so you need to check this out before you buy. Life Focus is not on sale from a well-known supplements company, although the name All Life Nutrition sounds like it should be. Instead it has most likely been bought in by a private individual, and given a fancy name and label to create a big impression.
Potential side effects can include; heightened sun sensitivity, increased risk of bleeding, reduction of fertility levels, stomach upset, irritability, anxiety, diarrhoea, nausea, skin rash, headaches, sweating, blurred vision, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels, Psychosis (in people with bipolar disorder), loss of appetite, and increased saliva and urine.
Life Focus is not overly expensive. You can buy it on Amazon USA where it costs $18.67 for a bottle of 30 capsules (30 servings). We also saw it on sale via eBay for $19.94.
We are not impressed with Life Focus. This supplement could be dangerous for some people and although there is a comprehensive warning on the product label, many people will not notice this until it is too late and they have already bought the bottle. We cannot see it working as claimed either. The ingredients are not really in sufficient quantities to work yet may still cause side effects, giving you the worst of both worlds!
There is a trend of relabelling, which sees people buying in a supplement and just changing the label and this is what is going on here. There is no real company called All Life Nutrition, it is just a name on a label and although there is an address, we found that this was a dodgy looking distribution centre that is well-known for providing a US address for people who wish to keep their location private. It is not illegal but this address is associated with scammers.
Overall, this is not a high quality supplement so we do not recommend Life Focus to the Watchdog readers.
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Life Focus is a nootropic supplement that claims to be scientifically formulated to improve mental focus, memory, and cognitive function.
It contains a blend of ingredients including St John’s Wort, Gingko Biloba, and Bacopa Monnieri, all herbal extracts which may affect mood and brain chemicals. Other ingredients include amino acids L Carnitine and Glutamine, as well as Phosphatidylserine, a chemical produced in the brain and also taken in supplement form.
Looking into Life Focus, we started getting a déjà vu feeling. We have seen this identical formula to other so called nootropic supplements currently available in Amazon.
In addition, there is a pattern emerging about the companies marketing this formula under different names. In all cases, the company has an impressive name but comes with zero background information such as a product website, other supplements for sale or even a Facebook page. Not even a Facebook page! All companies have at least some web presence but All Life Nutrition, just like the other so called companies selling this formula, just seems to be a name on an Amazon page and a label.
SUGGESTED USE: 1 capsule taken 1 to 2 times daily preferably with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.
All Life Nutrition does have an address printed on the label;
472 Amherst Street Unit 750975
Nashua NH 03263
We found that this is an e-commerce fulfilment business centre called Stackry. This sounds impressive but according to the Stackry information, it gives consumers access to a US shipping address. If you wish to be anonymous yet look like a real business, it will work.
There have been numerous customer complaints about credit card scams and frauds on eBay and Craigslist carried out by some of the people using this address. The point here is that the address provided for All Life Nutrition is not a real address and is associated with fraudulent and scam activity, so is not very reputable. Source
In our opinion, the people behind All Life Nutrition have just relabelled this supplement, by adding a flashy name and logo to the bottle and passing it off as their own. The label states it was manufactured in the USA, but beyond that, nobody really knows the background to this clone supplement, or even if this is true.
We covered Enervitus Nutrition Steel Focus in a previous review, and found it was an identical supplement to Life Focus. There are bound to be many others on the market that we have not yet identified. Are they all called Focus? The answer is, we just don’t know.
According to the Life Focus advertising,
“All Life Nutrition’s ‘Life Focus’ is a combination of highly effective natural ingredients that help to target the issues of ‘brain fog’ and difficulties with concentration.“
The product information explains how some of the ingredients work,
The “supplement includes Ginkgo Biloba Leaf extract, which has been proven to increase blood circulation in the brain and to help minimise the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
St. John’s Wort is a powerful herb that has long been used to help combat issues such as depression, symptoms of PMS, menopause and has even been shown to combat inflammation.”
The product information states that,
“This supplement’s ingredients have been created in the exact quantities and combination to adequately accomplish its objective of increased alertness and better mental performance.”
The advertising claims that Life Focus “is as close to a ‘limitless pill’ as you can find in a natural and safe form.”
There is no proof that this supplement will work as described. There are no links to clinical evidence, and remember that the “limitless pill” idea comes from a film and is not based in real life.
Life Focus does contain some well known nootropic ingredients, so just because this clone supplement does look a bit dodgy, does not mean it will not work for everyone. However, we do have concerns about side effects.
The principle ingredient is St John’s Wort. This medicinal herb is well-known as a natural antidepressant and anti-anxiety treatment, and it can be as effective as some prescription medication such as Prozac. However, the downside is that it is unpredictable and is linked to causing numerous side effects, including depression and anxiety!
St John’s Wort is also known for causing drug interactions including with the contraceptive pill. At 250mg per serving here, this is slightly underpowered compared to many other St John’s Wort supplements that in general contain around 300mg per serving to take 3 times a day. That said it may still cause side effects even in this reduced serving size.
Phosphatidylserine is an important chemical made by the body, but also taken in by diet. It maintains and repairs cells, and because of this can help brain function – scientific evidence suggests it is effective for alleviating some of the symptoms of age related conditions, such as loss of memory. At 250mg, if you take 2 capsules a day, it may have a mildly beneficial effect, but as all evidence is based on taking this ingredient for months rather than weeks, we feel it is unlikely to have many noticeable benefits.
Overall many of the ingredient quantities are slightly low, so we cannot see this supplement really being effective for most people.
Serving size is equal to one capsule.
Life Focus may well cause side effects, and many of these are marked on the product label and include;
St. John’s Wort is known for causing a range of side effects as well as reacting with many prescription drugs, so you should check with your medical practitioner before taking any supplement containing this ingredient.
Ginkgo might slow blood clotting and cause severe skin irritations of mucous membranes, especially in people who are allergic to poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, mango rind, or cashew shell oil.
You should not take Vinpocetine if you have a problem with blood clotting, because it might increase the risk of bleeding.
Other potential side effects may include;
Do not exceed recommended dose. St. John’s Wort may contribute to photosensitivity resulting in skin irritation and redness in persons exposed to strong sunlight or tanning booths. Avoid use in patients at risk of bleeding, taking anticoagulants, or with clotting disorders, based on case reports of bleeding. Discontinue use 2-3 weeks prior to some surgical and dental procedures due to increased risk of bleeding. Avoid use in couples who are trying to conceive, based on theoretical reduction of fertility. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, individuals with history of seizure, taking MAO inhibiting drugs, or with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.
At the time of writing, there are 100 reviews. However, we checked out this using our scam software and found that some looked to be low quality, and left by reviewers with no previous history of Amazon reviews. Usually the clear sign of a fake!
However, there are some genuine looking customer reviews and some people obviously like this supplement,
I’m really happy with this purchase because I actually feel a lot more alert and can remember my daily tasks more than I used to. Looks like I’ll continue to use this product for a while
We hope this next customer took some medical advice before using this supplement,
I have hypothyroid and often find myself lethargic and foggy. I’ve tried many supplements to help with those issues and was happy to come across this brain booster supplement. It has provided more energy throughout the day and I am thinking more clearly as well. I highly recommend this product and will be purchasing again!
This customer discontinued use before she had a problem,
Took this for a couple weeks, haven’t really noticed too much of a difference. My rating is because I was having blood coagulation issues. When I looked into the ingredients in this, 3 of those listed can cause thinning of blood, and two of them per internet critiques said should not be taken together. Quit taking them
Other comments include,
Did not feel too much difference from this product
Highly recommend this if you need help with concentration. I tend to phase out especially in the afternoons. With some dietary and electronic use habit changes already taken, this helped when added to the routine.
There is no money-back guarantee on offer with this supplement.
You can buy Life Focus via Amazon, the principle outlet. We have also seen it on sale via eBay.