Shredz Focus

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Shredz Focus for Men and Shredz Focus made for Women are nootropic supplements that will enhance your mind according to the advertising. You would think that the two supplements would contain totally different ingredients, as they are two separate products, but it seems that the differences between the two supplements mainly come down to the colour of the packaging and just one ingredient. We take an in depth look at Shredz Focus to find out more.

Shredz is a US company based in New Jersey that mainly focuses on bodybuilding and weight loss supplements, so as Shredz Focus is the company’s only nootropic supplement it appears to be a change from their normal range. Shredz is extremely active on social media, especially Instagram and Twitter where customers are encouraged to use the hashtags #ShredzArmy and #SHREDZ.

Shredz Focus Pros

  • No good reason why you should bother with this supplement

Shredz Focus Cons

  • Inadequate ingredients profile
  • Very little customer feedback
  • May cause side effects
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What You Need To Know About Shredz Focus

Shredz Focus is a nootropic supplement that comes in two varieties; Shredz Focus for Men and Shredz Focus Made for Women. The two supplements look pretty similar but in our opinion Shredz Focus for Men looks like the safest option for both sexes, as the female version contains Agnus Castus as a principle ingredient which is known for hormonal side effects. That said Shredz Focus does not look very impressive. It may help perk you up thanks to the caffeine but without accurate ingredients information and the lack of clinical evidence, combined with the high price, there are certainly better supplements on the market.

What Are The Side Effects Of Shredz Focus?

Potential side effects may include; insomnia, jitteriness, anxiety, stomach cramps, nausea, increased bowel movements, headaches, fatigue, and joint pain.

Shredz Focus for Men may cause; headaches, allergies, heart palpitations, dizziness, and diarrhoea.

Shredz Focus Made for Women may cause; upset stomach, weight gain, nausea, menstrual bleeding, acne, and insomnia.

How Much Does Shredz Focus Cost?

Shredz Focus is expensive. Buy from the Shredz website and it costs $50.00 for 60 capsules (30 servings or a month’s supply). This is advertised as a discount price.

Shredz Focus Made for Women is no longer available from the official Shredz website.

You can find Shredz Focus for Men is also on sale via Amazon USA for $54.63.

Shredz Focus Made for Women is no longer on sale via Amazon. It used to be available as part as a stack of products but seems to have been discontinued.

Our Verdict On Shredz Focus

Shredz Focus is not very impressive as a nootropic supplement, but the male version looks better in our opinion than the so called female friendly version. Shredz Focus Made for Women contains Agnus Castus – not a nootropic ingredient at all but a herb that affects hormones, and it is typical that a nootropic aimed at women looks to redress hormonal chemicals rather than brain chemicals – which is rather insulting when you think of it.

That said only the Shredz Focus for Men seems to be now available, and although it is described as a male supplement, there is nothing at all gender specific about this supplement.

All things considered, Shredz Focus does not actually look much good. The ingredients profile is incomplete and the price is expensive. Not only that, if women want to buy they must face the indignity of buying a supplement touted for men and in (shock horror) a manly red bottle. We wouldn’t bother with Shredz Focus. This supplement seems extremely overpriced and offers very little in return.

Overall, we do not recommend Shredz Focus to our readers.

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Shredz Focus Review

Nootropic supplements, nutritional supplements that boost brainpower, are becoming increasingly popular right now with many supplement sellers including a few nootropic supplements as part of their range. Shredz is following this trend and although this company is known for dieting, weight loss, and bodybuilding products, now you can add supplements for enhanced brain power to the list.

Shredz Focus Facts

  • Two supplements – Shredz Focus for Men and Shredz Focus made for Women
  • Each bottle contains 30 servings or 60 capsules
  • Shredz has a very active social media presence

Shredz Focus is available in two products; Shredz Focus for Men and Shredz Focus Made for Women. It is easy to tell the difference between the two; Focus for Men is packaged in a manly white and red canister, whereas Focus Made for Women has the lettering in pink.

The other difference comes down to one ingredient. Focus Made for Women contains a herbal ingredient called Chaste Berry, which sounds suitably feminine. In the Men’s version Chaste Berry is replaced by the well known stimulant Gingko Biloba.

How to Take Shredz Focus

  • On Workout Days: Take 2 capsules in the morning with first meal or in the mid afternoon.
  • On Non Workout Days: Take 2 capsules in the morning with first meal or in the mid afternoon.

Apart from that the formulae look identical. The supplements contain caffeine and amino acids L Theanine (which is actually present in tea) and L Tyrosine, which is present in cheese and is known to have an energising effect when taken in supplement form.

Both supplements contain Bacopa Monnieri a natural extract that looks extremely promising as a nootropic, and Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) again a nootropic ingredient that may be effective. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more about the individual components of this supplement.

Shredz Focus Concerns:

  • May cause side effects
  • Avoid Shredz Focus made for Women if you have had any type of hormonally related medical condition
  • Why is this supplement so expensive? It does not seem to offer good value for money

Shredz is a US company based in New Jersey but operating solely online. Company CEO Arvin Lal has built the company via social media and getting customers involved in a young and vibrant looking fitness company. It is pretty convincing but if you look behind the Lycra clad models and instagram pics, the supplements are not quite as good as the hype. There are gaps in product information and in our opinion if you are buying a supplement online it is important to know exactly what it contains. This is not the case here.

Industry sources describe Shredz as a direct marketing company. However it seems different to most because you have to apply with a resume, and there is no real hard sell opportunity touted all over the official website. There is no price structure for everyone to see, and we have been unable to see the company levels or what you can hope to achieve. However apply to be a Shredz Master Coach, and you are promised $70,000 a year. There are also wholesale opportunities available.

We covered Shredz Fat Burner for Women in a previous review on our sister site, Diet Pills Watchdog.

What Does Shredz Focus Claim To Do?

According to the product information, there are four key features of this supplement. It will help you;

  • Increase attention
  • Reduce errors
  • Improve alertness
  • Energise

The advertising states that,

Shredz Focus optimizes the way you think, this innovative formula supports both alertness and focus, so that you can place your attention on the things that matter most, while reducing the amount of errors you make. Make the right decision. Make work your play. Get the job done

These claims for Shredz Focus for Men and Shredz Focus made for women are identical.

Does Shredz Focus Work?

It’s hard to say just what this supplement will do. Caffeine of course is known for perking you up and increasing focus, although you could just try an occasional cup of coffee for the same effect. Theanine is present in tea and will relax and energise you, so you could try drinking an occasional cup of tea. Will this supplement work as well as drinking coffee and occasionally drinking tea? It is impossible to say.

The other ingredients look OK although unproven, but the big question comes down to the strength of each ingredient – basic information that should have been provided but wasn’t.

What Are The Ingredients of Shredz Focus?

Serving size is equal to two capsules.

Both the male version and the female version of this supplement contain the following ingredients;

  • L-Theanine (200mg): Amino acid present in tea and the part that causes the energising yet relaxing effects of tea. In the right quantities L-Theanine is generally considered safe, and has been shown to reduce anxiety blood pressure and improve sleep. It has been verified by many users to enhance attention spans. Optimum serving size is not established. Source
  • Caffeine Anhydrous (100mg): The world’s favourite stimulant and here in powdered form which is suitable for supplements, but otherwise the same stuff as you drink in coffee. Well known for improving energy levels and giving your mental focus a lift, but will not be effective if taken to excess. Recommended daily caffeine limit is 400mg a day – the equivalent of 5 cups of coffee.

Shredz Proprietary Blend (26omg): The following ingredients make up the proprietary blend in unknown quantities.

  • L-Tyrosine: Tyrosine is an amino acid made in body that helps the body convert fat into energy, as well as being important for mental functioning. The best form of tyrosine for mental performance is acetyl l tyrosine which is more readily absorbed by L tyrosine as here. Source
  • GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid): GABA is an amino-acid and a neurotransmitter in the brain that actually works by blocking signals to the brain. Among its many functions it is supposed to reduce anxiety, and it seems to be effective at preventing motion sickness. It may be effective for many uses in supplement form but requires further investigation. Source
  • Bacopa Extract (Whole Plant) (20% Bacosides) (Bacopa monnieri): Herb (hyssop) that grows in the wetlands of Asia, and may be effective at improving memory. It seems to stimulate proteins in the hippocampus area of the brain, as well as increase blood flow to the brain. It looks very promising but requires further investigation.

The Male version of this supplement also contains;

  • Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract: Originally used only in China as an important medicinal substance, these days this herbal extract derived from a tree is growing increasingly popular in the West. It may help prevent cognitive decline and is often taken by older people for this reason. It may help protect against anxiety and other mental health problems. However it can cause a range of potentially threatening side effects. Source

The Female version contains;

  • Chaste Berry PE 4:1 (Vitex trifolia) (fruit): Also known as Agnus Castus, this herbal extract derived from a Mediterranean shrub is supposed to help ease pre menstrual syndrome, and symptoms of the menopause. It has other uses as well but we guess this is the purpose for the inclusion in this supplement. Can cause a wide range of hormonally related side effects.

Does Shredz Focus Have Any Side Effects?

Shredz Focus may cause side effects including;

  • Jitteriness
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Increased bowel movements
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain

Gingko Biloba in the men’s supplement may cause side effects including;

  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea

Chaste Berry in the Female version of this supplement may cause;

  • Upset stomach
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Acne
  • Insomnia

Caution:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant, breast feeding or trying to conceive. Do not take these supplements if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication. Women should certainly avoid Shredz Focus made for Women if they have had any type or hormonally related medication condition such as breast cancer, depression, or other mental health issues.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Shredz Focus?

There are a few customer reviews for Shredz Focus on Amazon and opinion is mixed.

This couple have tried both versions of the supplement, and are happy.

I take the women’s version and have loved it so of course I purchased this for my husband. He likes both products as he works 3rd shift and the focus really helps out on those extra tired days

This man likened it to prescription drug Adderall, (we guess that’s a good thing!)

There it is. The legal version of Adderall. I just wish it was a little cheaper but it works so I guess you get what you pay for.

This man was disappointed,

I’ve been taking this for a week now! Probably the only Shredz product I don’t like! IT DOESNT DO ANYTHING SAVE YOUR MONEY ITS CRAP!!

Shredz Focus Made for Women is only available as part of a stack of products for weight loss, and nobody has bothered to pick this particular one out over the others.

Does Shredz Focus Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

There is no money back guarantee. We searched through the terms and conditions and found that “refund requests will only be considered if the respective dietary supplement is unused, unopened, and in the original packaging.”

In addition you have to pay extra to return products,

A restocking fee will be charged for all returned items; this will be deducted from the total refund/store credit being issued: $10.00 restocking fee for returned supplements

Where Can I Buy Shredz Focus?

You can buy Shredz Focus via the official Shredz site, although at the time of writing only Shredz Focus for Men is available. In our opinion this supplement looks safer than the so called female friendly version anyway.

Shredz Focus for men is also on sale via Amazon USA. However if you want to try Shredz Focus for Women you will have to buy it in combination with other Shredz products, which hardly seems worth it.

Shredz Focus

1.4 out of 5
Shredz Focus Rating

The Nootropic Watchdog does not recommend Shredz Focus.

  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Price / Guarantee
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