Mental Mojo

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Mental Mojo is described as rocket fuel for your brain! So with a description like that, we guess we are in for an exciting ride! The big question is, does this expensive powdered drink supplement really live up to this hype? Or is it more likely to fizzle out like a firework you shouldn’t go back to? We take a look at this patent pending supplement to find out more.

Mental Mojo is the sole product on sale from a company called Mental Mojo, and available solely from the official website or via Amazon. The company is based in Scottsdale Arizona, and was founded by law students.

Mental Mojo Pros

  • May help some people perk up their mental energy
  • Some people enjoy the flavours
  • Convenient to use

Mental Mojo Cons

  • Inadequate ingredients profile
  • Expensive
  • High risk of side effects and interactions
  • Might be hard to cancel the auto ship agreement
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Mental Mojo

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What You Need To Know About Mental Mojo

Mental Mojo is a nootropic supplement that comes in the form of a powder, that you just add to water and drink when you feel you need to perk up. There are two flavours; Fruit Punch or Kiwi Strawberry, and it is important to remember that this product is a supplement and not just an energy drink. Over use could cause additional side effects, especially if combined with added caffeine or alcohol and there is a long list potential side effects. That said, Mental Mojo is very expensive so most customers will probably use sparingly. You are encouraged to sign up for auto delivery via the official website, but a lack of details about how to cancel this binding agreement is a matter for concern.

What Are The Side Effects Of Mental Mojo?

Potential side effects may include; jitteriness, anxiety, restlessness, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, sweating, twitching limbs, changes to blood pressure levels, changes to heart rate, loss of appetite, insomnia, and headaches.

Do not take if you have an underlying medical or mental health condition, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.

How Much Does Mental Mojo Cost?

Mental Mojo is expensive. Buy from the Mental Mojo website and 1 x 10 stick box costs $29.99.

You can make savings on large orders so 2 x boxes (20 sticks) costs $49.98, and 3 x boxes costs $71.98. You are encouraged to make further savings by signing up to autoship, AKA the Monthly Mojo. This is where fresh supplies are delivered each month and your bank or credit card charged automatically. Choose this option and 1 x 10 stick box costs $27.49 a month. Shipping to US addresses is free.

You can also buy Mental Mojo via Amazon USA for around the same price as it costs on the official website (not the autoship option).

Our Verdict On Mental Mojo

We quite like Mental Mojo but feel it is massively overpriced for a drink sachet, and although the advertising makes all the right claims and looks slick and well thought out, we feel this supplement looks like a novelty product rather than a serious nootropic supplement. In addition, we have concerns about potential side effects and the fact that you are advised to avoid coffee and alcohol while using it, will be a real deterrent to some users.

We do think Mental Mojo probably does have a generally upbeat effect, but much of the evidence for the individual ingredients such as Huperzine, was based on very different criteria than you would experience by drinking this supplement. That said, for an occasional pick-me-up Mental Mojo may work for some people and if you enjoy the taste you may feel it is money well spent.

Despite the good points, we don’t feel it is good enough so we do not recommend Mental Mojo to the Watchdog readers.

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Mental Mojo Review

Mental Mojo is a nootropic drink that comes in two flavours; Fruit Punch or Kiwi Strawberry. It comes packaged in individual sticks that you just break open and add to water to create a drink. According to the product information, the flavours are natural and the drinks are sugar free.

The product information states that it will support mental focus, clarity, and energy. The idea is that you drink it whenever you need a lift such as before a challenging experience, such as presentation or exam, or if your focus and attention levels are flagging.

Mental Mojo Facts

  • Each pack contains 10 stick servings
  • Two available flavours: Strawberry Kiwi and Fruit Punch
  • Only available to buy from the official Mental Mojo website or Amazon

Mental Mojo contains some well known nootropic ingredients combined in a proprietary blend. This means we cannot see a full ingredients breakdown and know quantities, however it includes Vinpocetine, Huperzine A, both originally derived from plant extracts. There are amino acids L Tyrosine and Acetyl L Carnitine, and finally Alpha GPC and Phosphatylserine – two chemicals that are naturally present in the body and specifically linked to mental processes and brain health.

Mental Mojo also contains vitamins B6, B12, and Folic acid for added brain support. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.

How to Take Mental Mojo

  • You should take Mental Mojo 30 minutes before any activity that requires a mental edge
  • Do not consume more than 2 full stick-packs in a 24 hour timeframe
  • Consume these stick packs at least four hours apart

Mental Mojo looks pretty good, but if you are a fan of nootropics you will know that this is a pretty standard looking ingredients formula, so we are struggling to believe that this supplement is really patent pending as the advertising claims.

We looked into this and found that the advertising has been claiming that this supplement is “patent pending” since the company started in 2013, so it is all looking a bit overdue now.

Mental Mojo Concerns:

  • Comes with a long disclaimer of interactions and potential side effects but will customers notice?
  • You are told to avoid alcohol and caffeine when using Mental Mojo, but many customers may ignore this warning
  • Not good value for money

Mental Mojo was founded by Stephen Klein while studying at Arizona Law School, so as well as devising this supplement as a safe alternative to prescription drugs like Adderall which are commonly abused by students, he probably saw the need for legal protection for his idea of a nootropic drink.

According to the product information, Mental Mojo is manufactured by a US company called Nutracaps Labs. This company carries out contract pill manufacture for clients. Source

What Does Mental Mojo Claim To Do?

According to the advertising, this drinks supplement is like Rocket Fuel for your brain.

It “draws its power from a proprietary blend of brain boosting nootropics and energizing amino acid/ vitamin complexes developed in conjunction with leading formulators and neurochemists.”

There are five key features to this drink supplement.

  • Mental Mojo is a PATENT-PENDING nootropic brain supplement drink powder developed by leading neurochemists/formulators to boost mental focus, memory, clarity and energy.
  • MOST BIOAVAILABLE, MOST PORTABLE: Studies prove that liquids are 7X more bioavailable than pills, but who wants to put a shot bottle/can in their suit pocket? Nootropic stick packs allow an instant brain boost when you need it and portability when you don’t.
  • #1 RATED FLAVOR: Mental Mojo received the highest rating for flavor ever awarded by the prestigious Nootropic Drinks Review:
  • BOOST BRAINS, NOT BODY FAT: 0 Calories, 0 Sugar, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Vegan.
  • HIGHEST-GRADE, USA-MADE: Mental Mojo’s patent-pending nootropic drink mix is made in a NSF®/cGMP certified facility.

Does Mental Mojo Work?

We think that this supplement will work for some people and with 150mg of caffeine per serving, roughly the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee, you may notice initial caffeine buzz similar to an energy drink or caffeine.

However, Mental Mojo does contain some well known nootropic ingredients that have undergone clinical testing, and some evidence is that they will work as described.

Acetyl L Carnitine and L Tyrosine are both important for mental energy, and Tyrosine especially is important for boosting alertness. Testing has shown that taking around 150mg can help keep you awake after missing sleep.

Alpha GPC (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine) is a natural choline compound that is already present in the brain, but some research has shown that taking supplements can improve cognitive disorders such as strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. Whether or not this will equate with doing better in exams is not known, but some users do report cognitive stimulation.

Huperzine may help boost memory and recall if taken regularly – it seems to take about 4 weeks to work. Vinponectine increases blood flow to the brain which enhances oxygen delivery, so can help mental performance.

Each serving of the proprietary blend adds up to 916.2mg so although this seems a good sized serving, we do not know whether the individual ingredient quantities match those used in clinical research.

What Are The Ingredients of Mental Mojo?

Serving size is equal to one packet.

  • Vitamin B 6 (10mg): Some evidence suggests that folic acid, B6, and B12 is important for brain health, and this theory has been tested out on people with Alzheimer’s disease with some participants reporting some mild cognitive improvement. However, a recent high level study in the Netherlands has found that over two years, it made no real difference to mental performance. That said, research is still ongoing.
  • Folic Acid (400mcg):
  • Vitamin B12 (500mcg):

Proprietary Cognition Complex (916.2mg):

  • L Tyrosine: This amino acid improves alertness, and is important in the production of the chemical messengers in the brain. Tyrosine is an amino acid made in body that helps the body convert fat into energy, as well as being important for mental functioning.
  • Acetyl L Carnitine: Amino acid that helps the body convert fat into energy. Your body makes this substance in the kidneys and liver, and stores it in the muscles, heart, and brain. This may play a role in the treatment of cancer, and it may have an effect upon the metabolism and muscle development. Taking L Carnitine supplements can be effective for some medical conditions, including depression and elderly memory loss.
  • Caffeine (150mg): The world’s favourite stimulant. The recommended daily upper limit is 400mg a day, with many people regularly exceeding this quota. An average cup of instant coffee contains between 75mg and 100mg.
  • Alpha GPC: Alpha Glycerol Phosphoryl Choline is a chemical derived from the breakdown of fatty acids in certain plants. It seems to help increase acetylcholine levels, and is often included in supplements to increase cognitive ability and memory.
  • Phosphatylserine: Chemical manufactured in the body and an important part of your cell structure. It is taken as a supplement form because it may improve memory and thinking skills. Research has shown it may help dementia sufferers.
  • Huperzine A: Natural chemical derived from a Chinese plant called Club Moss, but regarded as a drug by some people because it undergoes a lengthy manufacture process. Research suggests it is effective for a variety of brain conditions including memory loss, dementia, and mild mental impairment.
  • Vinponectine: Similar to a chemical present in the Periwinkle flower, although manmade, Vinponectin may help improve blood flow to the brain. A pilot study tested elderly and middle aged people over a 3 months period who took 15mg daily found significant improvements in blood circulation round the brain. More research is needed.

Does Mental Mojo Have Any Side Effects?

Some of the components in Mental Mojo are known for causing side effects so you probably should not drink it every day or too often.

Potential side effects include;

  • Jitteriness
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sweating
  • Twitching limbs
  • Changes to blood pressure levels
  • Changes to heart rate
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches

Caution:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before using if you are taking prescription medication or have an underlying medical or mental health condition. Some of the ingredients in Mental Mojo could make mental health issues worse.

Do not take Mental Mojo if you suffer from any heart conditions, thyroid disorder, or seizures. Do not take this product if you are using MAOIs or SSRIs. Consult with your doctor if you have a pre-existing medical condition, including, but not limited to: high or low blood pressure, psychosis, diabetes, liver disease, and kidney disease. Also consult with your doctor before using if you are on any prescription medication. Do not take with alcohol or any over the counter drugs. This product contains caffeine, so do not take with other sources of caffeine. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to this product.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Mental Mojo?

There are customer reviews for Mental Mojo posted on Amazon. Picking through the more reliable reviews we found a mixed bag of opinion.

There are many positive comments,

Didn’t give me the shakes, but knocked me out of my lethargic state of mind:)

Mental Mojo is awesome. I don’t drink coffee, and used to drink soda or energy drinks for caffeine, but once I tried this I enjoyed the good steady kick, with no sugar rush, carbs and crashing effect

Some customers feel it helps a bit but is not outstanding,

Taste is good. Seemed like a good alternative to an electrolyte packet. No major difference in mental clarity.

The product is easily digestible and taste is good considering powder form alternatives. I notice improved focus and mental energy within minutes. Good product but I need more testing on it.

Other customers have not noticed any difference,

Do not notice any change in mood or energy level.

Did less for me than a monster from the gas station at a lot higher price. Would not recommend.

Some people have experienced side effects,

Made me feel dizzy and sick.

Customers have also complained about the flavour,

Liked most? It did provide a bit of a boost but nothing long term. The bad? The taste!!! So bad won’t be buying more.

Does Mental Mojo Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

There is a money-back guarantee that applies whether you buy from Amazon or via the Mental Mojo website.

Unopened and opened packets returned within 60 days of shipment will receive a full refund.

Returns address is:

Mental Mojo
Attn: Mental Mojo returns
Corporate Village
14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Bl
Suite 1000
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
United States

Here’s what the company says about the guarantee policy,

  1. Limit one guarantee policy related refund per purchaser over the purchaser’s lifetime.
  2. The purchaser agrees to act with integrity, in kind spirit and without intent to defraud when requesting a guarantee policy related refund. If you act without integrity, it might make us cry.
  3. We reserve the right to invalidate the guarantee policy at our sole discretion at any time (even retroactively), for any reason or for no reason. This is to prevent people from stealing from us. If you’re honest, you’re fine.

In your email to us, please include your name, e-mail address, order number (if available), the first four AND last four digits of your credit card number, a copy of your paper/digital invoice or a printed copy of your e-mail receipt, and the reason for return.

Where Can I Buy Mental Mojo?

You can buy Mental Mojo direct from the Mental Mojo website. It is also available via Amazon USA

Mental Mojo

1.9 out of 5
Mental Mojo Rating

The Nootropic Watchdog does not recommend Mental Mojo.

  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Price / Guarantee
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Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.

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