OmniMind comes from a Dutch company called Getomnimind based Maastricht in the Netherlands. According to the product information, this supplement is scientifically designed to bring you to the next level of mental performance and is ideal for “high achievers, entrepreneurs and students.”
That’s the rest of us ruled out then, we thought, but then again this supposed target consumer group is probably down to the young trendy nature of the company, who might not believe that anyone over the age of 30 actually exists!
OmniMind is described as being 100% safe, and manufactured under European regulation of food supplements with the help of doctors. This is reassuring and with the tighter controls over supplement safety in Europe when compared to US-made dietary products, we believe that this supplement is safe and unlikely to cause too many side effects.
This does not mean it is necessarily side effect free for everyone. But it does mean that this supplement is unlikely to do you any long term harm.
The first of the main ingredients is Bacopa Monnieri, a herbal extract that comes from wetlands from around the world, but is particularly prevalent in Asia.
It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda treatments and recent clinical trials have shown it increases cerebral blood flow in humans. There is promising evidence for memory recall too.
OmniMind also includes Rhodiola Rosea more commonly known as Golden Root or Aaron’s rod, made from a perennial plant that grows naturally in Arctic regions of Europe, Britain, Asia, and North America.
Rhodiola Rosea is regarded as an Adaptogen meaning it generally improves mood and feelings of wellbeing, and has long been used in Russia and Scandinavia to cope with the cold and stressful life found in Arctic like conditions. However although it is strong on anecdotal evidence the scientific evidence for such benefits are weak.
How to Take OmniMind
- You take two capsules in the morning with a glass of water.
- Each bottle contains 40 capsules. Depending on your personal intake, this equals approximately 20 servings.
- If you take throughout the working week and rest at the weekend, a box should last a month.
The last of the 3 main ingredients is L-Theanine which is used to help with anxiety, blood pressure control, mood, and cognition.
L-Theanine is usually extracted from green tea leaves or as in this case an edible mushroom called Bay Bolete. L-Theanine is an amino-acid used in many health supplements and is well documented to raise levels of brain serotonin, dopamine, and GABA, with possible improvements in specific memory and learning tasks.
The combination of L – theanine and caffeine has been shown to promote faster simple reaction time, faster numeric working memory reaction time, and improved sentence verification accuracy.
OmniMind also contains caffeine so this is a winning combination. That said it will cause caffeine side effects if you are very sensitive. Take a look at the ingredients tab and the side effects tab to find out more.
- Tyrosine is a precursor to tyramine and thus carries a significant risk to people using MAO inhibitors
- If you are on prescription medication or have a previous medical condition you should always talk to your medical practitioner before taking supplements
- Best to avoid during pregnancy or during breast feeding
Nootropic science is still in its infancy especially as far as supplements are concerned, but ingredients of OmniMind have shown no long term problems within human subjects so far.
Because of the emphasis of older traditional plant based medicines, OmniMind seems to be a mix between modern Nootropics thinking and an almost folk like new age approach.
This seems like a contradiction, but the bottom line is OmniMind has better scientific backup for its claims than some more established nootropics on sale. Who knows! OmniMind may well be an important stepping stone in the future direction of the Nootropic supplement industry.
Contact details are provided which we like. You can contact GetOmnimind via email or phone; T: +32474 534323
The company is based at the following address;
Robert Schumandomein 2
What Does OmniMind Claim To Do?
OmniMind claims to give you enhanced mental performance and reach your “omni potential” with its two capsules a day formula.
Using a combination of traditional plant based ingredients and more recently discovered supplement additions, the product claims improvements on three targeted areas to achieve this.
The product information on the front page explains how to achieve the benefits.
OmniMind® is a premium nootropic stack, scientifically designed to bring you to the next level of mental performance. Take 2 capsules in the morning with a glass of water.
Continue your daily intake. Depending on your personal bio-system, you will notice an upgrade after 1 to 2 days.
Be consistent and experience the results of improved focus, memory and motivation. Leave your competition behind and achieve your goals in excellence.”
There are links provided to the various clinical trials and evidence which back up these claims.
Does OmniMind Work?
We think it probably will work for some people.
Although the inclusion of Rhodiola Rosea as a mood and motivation enhancer is an as yet an unknown quality, the other main properties are showing promise. Both L-Theanine and Bacopa Monnieri extract have performed well in cognitive boosting tests.
Users generally report that OmniMind takes a couple of days before any effects are noticed, but seem happy with the results. Like all Nootropics supplements the effects will vary from person to person depending on your own bio chemistry and makeup.
What Are The Ingredients of OmniMind?
Each serving is equal to 2 capsules.
- Bacopa Monnieri (410mg): Has been shown to stimulate the protein synthesis in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that has an important role in long term memory retention. It is extracted from a herb native to wetlands and is particularly prevalent in Asia. Bacopa’s primary mechanism of action is still unclear, but it seems be an anti-oxidant and a cerebral blood flow activator. Source: Aguiar S, Borowski T (August 2013). “Neuropharmacological review of the nootropic herb Bacopa monnieri”
- Rhodiola Rosea Extract (50mg): This plant is native to the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and Alaska and has a long history of use as a medicinal plant. It has been claimed that it helps the body to adapt and resist both physical and environmental stress. Other effects it has been credited with include improved mood, motivation, and overall sense of well-being.However A 2012 report by the European Medicines Agency on literature concerning the dried extract of Rhodiola Rosea stated that “The published clinical trials exhibit considerable deficiencies in their quality. Therefore ‘well-established use’ cannot be accepted.” It seems the jury is still out on this ingredient.
- L- Tyrosine (120mg): Tyrosine is a non essential amino acid that is thought to reduce stress levels and optimizes cognitive functioning. Tests have shown it increases memory performance but this may be very short lived before the effect stops and returns to normal levels.
- L-Theanine (200mg): This amino-acid is primarily extracted from green tea leaves or the edible mushroom bay bolete, commonly found in North America and Europe during the autumn season.L-Theanine is generally considered very safe and has been shown to reduce the negative aspects of caffeine, such as anxiety, increased blood pressure and diminished sleep. It has been verified by many users to enhance attention spans. Source
- Caffeine (150mg): Caffeine belongs to the group of ingredients that stimulates the central nervous system. Research has shown that low to moderate caffeine doses improve alertness, vigilance, attention, reaction time and attention. In OmniMind, Caffeine is represented in combination with l – Theanine because research has shown the combination of both is longer lasting. The combination should make the effects less jittery, and without a dip when the caffeine is not anymore present in the body. Equivalent here to two cups of instant coffee.
- DMAE Bitartrate (250mg): This naturally occurring compound in the brain can also be found in food like anchovies or sardines. It plays an important role in brain functioning and cognitive acuity and affects how good you feel to how much mental energy you have.
- Vitamin B3 (6mg): Niacin or Vitamin B3 is a vitamin that can be generate in the body through the amino acid Tryptophane. The most common health benefits of Vitamin B3 are the normal function of the nervous system, normal psychological functions and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Vitamin B12 (1mcg): Vitamin B12 is a small organic compound that is essential compound that your body doesn’t make. We have to get it from animal-based foods or from supplements. Vitamin B12 is known to reduce fatigue and is generally thought to support memory.
- Co-Enzyme NADH (5mg): NADH is a Co Enzyme found in all living cells. Like Vitamin B3 it is also used for improving endurance and fighting fatigue. NADH stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) + hydrogen (H)
- Bioperine (Piper Nigrum) (5mg): The extract Piperine, derived from the fruit of the black pepper plant, has numerous documented reports on bio-enhancing features. It is under study for its potential to increase absorption of selenium and vitamin B12.In OmniMind it seems to be being used as a complimentary to increase the efficiency and absorption of other ingredients like vitamin B12.
Does OmniMind Have Any Side Effects?
There have been a few reports of side effects from customers when first taking this supplement. These include;
- Gastrointestinal upset
- Muscular fatigue
Judging by the ingredients list, additional side effects may include;
- Joint pain
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Tyrosine is a precursor to tyramine and thus carries a significant risk to people using MAO inhibitors. Speak to your doctor before use if you are taking prescription medication or have a previous medical condition.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For OmniMind?
OmniMind is pretty new on the market and we have not been able to find any independent customer reviews in English. However we found a couple of reports on German Amazon. Thanks to Google translate here they are! Both are positive.
I bought OmniMind in order to be able gain more concentration with my computer. In addition, I still drink coffee. The combination suits me well, I feel clear and awake and can also concentrate well in night shifts at the desk.
Compared to other nootropics, I cannot detect any negative side effects. I like it.
I have already tried a variety of nootropics and this stack works best for me. I can concentrate for 6+ hours and afterwards not experience a crash!
There are also customer comments left on the official OmniMind website.
Does OmniMind Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
According to the advertising and FAQs, there is a money back guarantee. Here’s what the company has to say about it.
“You can send your package back to our headquarters if you are not satisfied and we will give you a 100% money back guarantee within 30 days after your purchase.”
Where Can I Buy OmniMind?
You can buy OmniMind online direct from the official website and it is also on sale via Amazon UK and other Amazon sites across Europe.
According to the product information Omnimind is stocked in some stores across Europe, New Zealand, and America.
It is also on sale online from independent retailers who specialize in selling nootropic supplements.