Below we take an in-depth look into Epic Focus, to see whether this independently made all-rounder is a good nootropic or one of those to be avoided.
Epic Focus is a nootropic supplement that promises to boost cognition without the jittery side effects associated with other similar products. This relatively new addition to the market appears to have undergone a couple of label and packaging changes so far, but remains the same basic product as when it was released in 2012.
Epic Focus is the only product produced and sold by a small American manufacturer called Synergenix Labs. This seemingly one-man show is run by Arash Mossafa, who is said to have created Epic Focus whilst searching for the perfect nootropic for his own use. Over 6 years, Mossafa claims to have tested various prototypes on himself before settling on the version he sells today.
Despite the claims of the manufacturer, Epic Focus can cause side effects and some of these may be severe for a small minority of users.
As the mix contains caffeine, the most common side effects that may be experienced could include jitters, insomnia, raised heart rate, tremors, irritability, and dizziness. The use of Yohimbe can also cause side effects for some, including stomachache, shaking, sleeplessness, anxiety, high blood pressure, racing heartbeat, dizziness, headaches, irritability, bloating, rashes, vomiting and drooling. Yohimbe has sometimes caused seizures and heart attacks in those sensitive to it.
Huperzine, Alpha-GPC, Tyrosine and Vinpocetine can sometimes cause mild side effects (please check our ‘Side Effects’ tab for a full and exhaustive list). Bacopa can also cause stomach upset, although this problem can be avoided if customers take this product while eating other meals (as recommended on the packaging).
One 30-serving pack of Epic Focus (containing 60 capsules) costs $29.99 and comes with free shipping. It is available to buy from the official Synergenix Labs website or from Amazon.
Epic Focus is quite a strong product on a number of counts. The product is reasonably priced, and seems to contain a list of ingredients that should work in theory. Most customers rate it highly, with the majority claiming to be satisfied with its performance. Lastly, prospective customers can feel assured that any purchase from Synergenix Labs is protected by the company’s 30-day money back guarantee, which allows customers to return for a full refund if dissatisfied.
One negative to consider is the difficulty of verifying whether this product really works as it is supposed to (rather than just working as a placebo). The manufacturer refuses to disclose ingredient quantity information, which means that it is impossible to say how well the product works or whether it could cause side effects (although it appears that it can cause serious side effects for some). Additionally, readers should remember that roughly one third of customers claim that the product either didn’t work or offered only a physical burst of energy.
All in all, we think this product is better than most, but unfortunately still has too many unanswered questions surrounding it to truly recommend.
We would not recommend Epic Focus to our readers.
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Epic Focus is a nootropic supplement that promises to boost focus and cognition. The product is marketed as a solution that has been personally designed and created by a single inventor, with an ingredient list that is centred around the use of Alpha-GPC.
Epic Focus is produced and sold by Synergenix Labs, a new supplement manufacturer based in the US. The company was launched in 2011, and appears to have only ever sold this one product. It frames the discovery of Epic Focus as the result of years of individual hard work made by its founder, Arash Mossafa, who apparently used himself as a guinea pig in his search for the perfect nootropic. The company can be contacted via the contact form provided on the official website.
Take 2 capsules daily, preferably with food (take one capsule initially to assess tolerance).
The official Synergenix Labs website is surprisingly vague about what Epic Focus does and how it works, beyond a sprinkling of mentions about improving ‘cognition’. The Amazon product page is a little more detailed, highlighting the fact that Epic Focus increases both selective and sustained attention, and that it works after just 30 minutes following ingestion. Epic Focus is also said to boost general energy, making it suitable for athletes looking to improve their performance, as well as boost mood and ‘vigour’.
To quote the official FAQ:
Customers have purchased EPIC FOCUS to:
- Increase focus
- Increase vigilance
- Generate faster and clearer flow of thought
- Better general body coordination
- Improve endurance
- Enhance athletic performance.
Epic Focus appears to have a lot of promising ingredients in it but the lack of quantity information makes it impossible to say whether it really works in practice. Buried within the mix are a number of strong inputs that have all been linked with improving cognitive function at one point or another (including Alpha-GPC, Huperzine, L-Tyrosine, Bacopa and the ‘Red Bull’ ingredients like taurine, etc.) but their effectiveness is very dependent on the strength of the dose.
Customer reviews seem to indicate that the product has the desired effect for around 80% of customers, with the rest simply claiming that it does nothing at all.
The ingredients included in Epic Focus are listed below. Readers should note that not all ingredient quantities are listed, which can make it difficult or impossible to estimate how effective the mix is overall. The ingredient quantities that are listed are true for 1 serving of Epic Focus (2 capsules).
Cognition Complex 678.2mg
Epic Focus has quite a few ingredients that could cause side effects. Most importantly, the product has a significant dosage of caffeine, which can cause jitters, sleeplessness, irritability, raised heart rate, tremors, dizziness and nausea in some.
Yohimbe has also been associated with dozens of serious side effects over the years, some of which have resulted in seizures and heart attacks. More minor effects include nausea, tremors, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, racing heartbeat, dizziness, headaches, irritability, bloating, rashes, vomiting and drooling. Although rare, a similarly long side effects list has been drawn up for Huperzine, which can also cause increased salivation, an inability to control urination, slurred speech and muscle twitching.
Alpha-GPC, Tyrosine and Vinpocetine can sometimes cause mild side effects, such as flushing, heartburn, headaches, nausea, insomnia, dizziness, joint pain and rashes.
Bacopa sometimes causes stomach upset in certain people, resulting in increased bowel movements, stomach cramps, dry mouth and fatigue.
DO NOT combine with stimulants (i.e. energy drinks or coffee). If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication, please consult your doctor before use. Not formulated for use in children. Do not exceed recommended dose.
There are a few customer reviews for Epic Focus on Amazon. Customers seem to generally like the product and its effects, although a minority still maintains that the product didn’t work for them.
Nothing has given me mental focus and overall energy like this product. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. It doesn’t give you the jitters and or make you nervous. If you every saw the move “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper then I can relate this pill to the one in the movie. I love it and will continue to tell everyone I meet about it as well as filling one of these reviews out, I never do this but if it can help me then it can help others get through their busy day as well.
It puts you in the zone for sure! It almost works too well if that makes sense. If this was any better, it would surely be prescription only. For the price, it’s not bad considering that Red Bull is expensive and doesn’t work nearly as well. It definitely gives me focus and energy, though I’m not sure about the memory claim.
It had no mental effect that I could tell. It was purely a physical energy boost… This product felt clean and did not cause a crash when it wore off. It also didn’t make me nervous or “wired” feeling. It just gave me a noticeable increase in physical energy.
I try this product for a week and all it does just give me headaches. It might work for others but not for me.
On the official website, Synergenix Labs state that all customers of the website are protected by a full money back guarantee. If dissatisfied, any customer can receive a full refund (less postage) on any opened package within 30 days of delivery. Synergenix Labs require that all products returned to the company must also be accompanied by a full description of the problems associated with product, the schedule the customer used to take the product, etc. (full details on the website). Readers should note that the customers’ answers to these questions do not affect the refund.
Epic Focus is available to buy from the official Synergenix Labs website and from Amazon. From both outlets, a 30-serving (60 capsules) pack costs $29.99 with free shipping.