We take the lid off the bottle to find out what, if anything at all, makes this Nootropic supplement different to many others on the market. Enervitus Nutrition does not have a website, so Steel Focus is only available to buy via Amazon US at the present time.
Steel Focus is a supplement that the advertising claims will support focus, energy, memory, and mental clarity, as well as reduced anxiety but there is no real evidence it will work as described. And with no background information such as a product website or any real facts about the supplement, we would be cautious about taking it. Each bottle of Steel Focus contains 30 capsules which should last between 15 and 30 days. Steel Focus is only on sale via Amazon and although a guarantee is offered, it seems unlikely that you will get a full refund as claimed.
Although the ingredient amounts are generally low and below recommended upper safety levels, there are a few things you should know before taking this nootropic supplement.
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 St John’s Wort. The product label does warn of the potential side effects to this ingredient.
Vinpocetine should not be taken if you have a problem with blood clotting, because it might increase the risk of bleeding.
Ginkgo Biloba might slow blood clotting and cause severe skin irritations of mucous membranes, especially in those people who are allergic to poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, mango rind, or cashew shell oil.
Potential side effects may include: increased sun sensitivity, stomach upset, irritability, anxiety, diarrhoea, nausea, skin rash, headaches, sweating, blurred vision, allergic reaction, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, changes to blood sugar levels, intestinal congestion, and loss of appetite.
Envervitus Steel Focus is not expensive. It is only available from Amazon US, and so will only post to a limited number of areas and countries.
It costs $17.09 bottle of 30 capsules (between 15-30 days supply).
Despite the slick labeling and the claims made in the advertising, Envervitus Steel Focus doesn’t really offer anything new that can’t be found in many other nootropic brands at a variety of price ranges.
However some of the ingredients should be avoided altogether and could even be dangerous if you have certain pre existing medical conditions. St John’s Wort is a very unpredictable ingredient and is just not safe for everyone to take.
Envervitus Steel Focus seems to have done little research on the recommended effective daily amounts, and seems a little vague on some of its ingredient decisions.
On the whole, it gives the impression of style over content generally, so we do not recommend Envervitus Steel Focus to the Watchdog readers.
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Enervitus Nutrition Steel Focus is a nootropic supplement taken for reducing anxiety, restoring memory, and so the claim goes “cutting through brain fog without crashes.”
“Brain crash” sounds like the brain being locked up due to overload rather than being knocked unconscious; it seems the Steel Focus marketing believes that the brain works in the same way as a computer! Not a very encouraging sign from a company trying to sell you a supplement!
Enervitus Steel Focus comes in a bottle containing 30 capsules, that you take once or twice a day with meals. The aim of the supplement is to improve mental focus and restore memory, with an emphasis on reducing mental anxiety.
The principle ingredient is St John’s Wort, a yellow flower that grows naturally in the Northern Hemisphere, which has a long history of being used as a treatment for anxiety and depression dating back 2000 years.
St John’s Wort can be safe in recommended doses, but does a wide range of side effects including agitation and anxiety, the very conditions it is supposed to treat!
In addition, you should not take St John’s Wort without first seeing your doctor, if you are taking prescription medication, because it is well known for causing interactions.
Other ingredients in Enervitus Steel Focus include Phosphatidylserine, a chemical that is manufactured in the body, and when taken in a supplement it is believed to improve memory and thinking skills. There is L-Glutamine, a free amino acid that can be used in the body where it is needed and is a source of fuel for the brain, and amino acid L Carnitine, which has a stimulant effect and is important for health.
Steel Focus also contains plant extracts Bacopa Monnieri, Huperzine A, and Vinponectin. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
Enervitus Steel Focus is only available via Amazon US, and there is little information about Enervitus or any other products made by the company. This gives us the impression that Enervitus Steel Focus may be a rebranded supplement created by a sole trader or entrepreneur.
Enervitus does not have a company website or even a Facebook page. Enervitus is not available to buy via any other retailer, and with no website or any other retail stores seem to suggest this may be the case, and we look forward to see if Enervitus will remedy this.
According to the product advertising, there are five key features:
None of these points come with any further information, and even the guarantee seems flakey.
Steel Focus contains a blend of ingredients which have undergone clinical investigation elsewhere, and some of these look very promising. However, there is no proof that the quantities contained in this supplement match the quantities or purity of ingredients used in testing. In addition, scientific opinion is that these substances require further investigation before they can be proven one way or another.
Although there is some scientific evidence that St. John’s Wort may be helpful in treating mild depression, the benefit seems similar to that of most other antidepressants. Testing found that in some cases it was no better than a placebo; ironically the same results were observed in some better known prescription drugs. However, the fact that this herbal extract is known for causing side effects in many people, makes it unpredictable for OTC use.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine, often known as ALCAR, is an amino acid that helps the body produce and use energy. There is evidence that it supports the neurons in the brain, and improves the health of cells (mitochondria). It is known to have a stimulant effect, but is not as effective as caffeine even if it does avoid the jitteriness of a caffeine hit.
Phosphatidylserine is used to aid the slowdown of age related cognitive decline. It has been shown to affect neurotransmitters in the brain related to mood and can reduce depression.
Ginkgo Biloba contains natural antioxidants, and it is also known to have bad side effects with some people who are allergic to poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, mango rind, or cashew shell oil.
Glutamine is known to be useful because the body can use it for many purposes. However it is present in many foods, and a good diet will provide the recommended daily amount.
Overall, we feel that this supplement may have an effect upon some users but results could be unpredictable.
Serving size is equal to one capsule.
Side effects could be an issue for some users and although the doses are generally low and within safety regulations, there are a few things you should know before taking this supplement.
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.
St. John’s Wort is known for causing a range of side effects as well as reacting with many prescription drugs, and you should check with your medical practitioner before taking St John’s Wort.
Other side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before use if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking prescription medication or have recently or are about to undergo surgery.
There are many reviews on Amazon, but unfortunately many of them seem to have issues regarding authenticity. We checked though the customer comments to find only genuine comments.
Some customers like this supplement, such as this lady,
More productive now….My memory and focus is definitely not what it used to be before having a kid, so I thought I would give this a shot, in hopes that it would help me get myself together! It took about a week before I noticed a difference, but suddenly I felt more productive and organized and was more in tune with work related projects. I still have my moments, especially when my toddler is running circles around me, but they seem to less frequent.
Another customer had concerns about the side effects printed on the label, mainly related to St John’s Wort.
Scary label….I have been taking a brain supplement for a year now. I’m a kindergarten teacher with 2 small kids and I started to feel really dense, like my brain was seriously thick and I couldn’t think the way I used to. I have tried 2 other supplements from Amazon and they worked well and made a noticeable difference in my mood, ability to remember, and the brain fog. I wanted to try this because it was a few bucks cheaper, but it did absolutely nothing for me, maybe even made me feel worse. Also, the warning label on the side is pretty scary and should be posted on product info .I would give it one star but I believe everyone’s chemistry is different so maybe it works for some.
Did nothing for me… Not at the beginning, nor at the end of finishing them felt anything different in my concentration and focus will not buy them again.
There is no money-back guarantee for Enervitus Steel Focus. Despite the claims that this supplement comes with a 100% money-back guarantee, the only guarantee is Amazon’s standard return policy. You will not get your money back if you have opened the bottle and tried this supplement.
Enervitus Steel Focus is currently only available for sale on Amazon US.