About OptiMind

Scientifically formulated with 12 of the safest, healthiest minerals, compounds, and vitamins, OptiMind is a nootropic supplement that can help you clear brain fog, focus longer, wake up effortlessly, support brain health, boost energy, and “unleash your mind.”

All you have to do is take two capsules of OptiMind per day (although you might want to start with one and see how your body reacts first), and you can expect to experience boosted energy, alertness, and focus within an hour. And with continued use, you’ll experience long-term benefits like improved memory and learning, more clarity, and less stress—with no reported side effects!

Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Lucas Siegel, OptiMind’s CEO, about the story behind the supplement, what makes it different from other nootropics, and a whole lot of other interesting details. But before we get to that, let’s cover a couple specifics; namely, OptiMind’s ingredients and pricing.

What Ingredients Does OptiMind Contain?

According to AlternaScript LLC (the company behind OptiMind), they analyzed “over 50 years of neuroscience research” when picking and choosing the ingredients in their nootropic. In fact, OptiMind’s founders originally developed the formula for their own use, verifying its efficacy before ever releasing it to the public.

The supplement is also manufactured in a GMP certified laboratory, so each batch is tested for purity and potency. With this said, here are OptiMind’s list of ingredients:

Suffice it to say that many of OptiMind’s ingredients have fairly substantive evidence showing them to be effective for a variety of mental conditions, especially tyrosine, phosophatidylserine, bacopin, vinpocetine, and huperzine a. But the effects may not be as noticeable as the company makes them seem (we’ll come back around to this shortly). Or, at the very least, their benefits might be limited to very specific circumstances.

For example, tyrosine is listed as possibly effective for improving mental performance and memory, although research is mixed and it seems to work best under stressful conditions (such as military training). Tyrosine may also be helpful for improving alertness following a lack of sleep.

Here’s another example: SerinAid is a proprietary form of phosphatidylserine manufactured by Chemi Nutra. Although the manufacturer doesn’t provide any publically available clinical support for their claims, as a standalone ingredient, phosphatidylserine is listed as possibly effective for addressing some aspects of age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease. However, this only references phosphatidylserine derived from cow brains, and not the soy or cabbage-derived version often found in supplements.

On top of this, all but two of OptiMind’s ingredients are part of a proprietary blend, which means we can’t know exactly how much the supplement contains, or if it’s enough to be effective (again, more in a second).

We know you’re itching to learn more about our conversation with OptiMind’s CEO, but we’ve got one more thing to talk about first: price.

How Much Does OptiMind Cost?

When it comes to OptiMind, you’ve got a few different purchasing options:

  • 1 Bottle (32 capsules, or 16 servings): 43.31
  • 2 Bottles: $63.65

Alternately, you can choose the 14-day trial, which means you’ll receive 10 capsules of OptiMind for free. Then, after the trial ends, you’ll be enrolled in the company’s autoship program, which means you’ll keep receiving a new bottle each month and charged accordingly.

Compared to a lot of the other nootropic supplements we’ve reviewed, it seems like OptiMind’s autoship program is hassle-free; if you want to opt out, simply log in to your Account Center, or give customer service a call at 888-784-9315, and you can cancel immediately.

Our Conversation With OptiMind’s CEO

Fortunately, we had the opportunity to speak with OptiMind’s CEO Lucas Siegel over the course of about an hour. Lucas seemed extremely passionate about the work he does, and we think it’s important that you learn about the company through his own words.

How Did OptiMind Come to Be?

Several years ago, Lucas and co-founder Matthew Piskorz were traders who worked crazy hours in an extremely competitive environment. As a result, they wanted an edge—a healthy way to boost their cognitive performance, but without using risky drugs.

To do this, they envisioned what they wanted: a supplement that could provide clean energy and boost memory. From there, they hired the best FTC attorneys to dig through decades of research and find only those ingredients with substantiated claims. Then, they had a baseline for a formulation, which they could bring to chemists and others within the scientific community.

After they had a formulation that provided results (more about this next), the new company, named AlternaScript, was founded in 2013.

Initially, their product was called Alleradd, but once sales skyrocketed after being featured in VICE and other media outlets, they rebranded to avoid naming conflicts with existing pharmaceuticals.

Is OptiMind Clinically Proven?

In short, no. But they do have a whole lot of positive feedback from customers, here on HighYa and elsewhere online.

However, OptiMind operates in what Lucas called a “structured claims space.” Within this space, you have completely ridiculous and unsubstantiated claims on the left side of the spectrum, and pharmaceuticals (such as Adderall), which are only available through doctors and are FDA approved to treat diseases, on the right side. According to Lucas, OptiMind falls nicely in the middle; its ingredients aren’t necessarily “proven,” but they have a substantial amount of double-blind, placebo controlled clinical evidence nonetheless.

How Does OptiMind Stack Up Against the Competition?

Invariably, a healthy proportion of brain supplements we review come with ultra-low customer feedback, so we wondered how Lucas felt about operating within an industry with a less-than-stellar reputation.

Lucas mentioned that OptiMind isn’t even in the same ballpark. The supplement is formulated and manufactured in two GMP certified laboratories (one outside Los Angeles and another outside Portland, OR), which batch test each ingredient to make sure it’s pure, stable, and contains no toxins.

On top of this, Lucas claimed that the ingredients themselves are much better than a lot of the competition. For example: The bacopa monneiri contained in OptiMind contains 55% bacosides (this references the concentration of the active compound). Comparatively, most other companies use 20% bacosides, which is cheap, abundant, and easier to process. But according to Lucas, 20% bacosides isn’t mentioned in the research, so why would other companies include it in their formulations?

From a business perspective, Lucas also outlined for us how AlternaScript and OptiMind are light years ahead of the competition. Why? Because they want your business and they’re in it for the long run. You won’t have to worry about difficulties cancelling your autoship enrollment, since you just need to call, email, or text their in-house customer service, who’s based in Austin, TX. In fact, Lucas claims he spent over $130K developing an online platform (the Account Center we referenced above) where customers can cancel their trials and autoship programs with a couple clicks of the mouse. And if a glitch occurs, a notification gets sent to the tech team, who will then manually cancel.

Ultimately, Lucas claims you have to display a certain level of integrity if you run a subscription business, which is why they put so much effort into distinguishing themselves from the rest of the industry.

If OptiMind Contains Better Ingredients, Why Does It Cost Less?

We asked Lucas, “If OptiMind contains higher quality ingredients than other supplements, how it is that it’s priced similar (or even lower)?”

Lucas explained that with most other brain supplements, most of their money goes into their marketing costs, not their raw materials. These companies don’t have internal media teams, so 100% of their marketing is accomplished through affiliates and much of their profit goes toward paying them. So, with this business model, Lucas claimed that it’s impossible to turn a profit unless you charge way more.

Despite their higher prices though, Lucas claimed that compared to OptiMind—who hires some of the best chemists in the world---these other supplements often hire lower-quality labs who cost much less, and often aren’t GMP certified.

What’s Up With OptiMind’s Proprietary Formula?

Remember how we talked about the fact that, because OptiMind’s ingredients were part of a proprietary formula, we couldn’t know how much of each it contains? We asked Lucas why the company didn’t reveal this information.

Ultimately, he told us that it all comes down to business. In other words, the exact formulation has to be kept private, or there’s no intellectual property whatsoever. So, how can you know if it works?

First, Lucas recommended comparing OptiMind’s reviews with a lot of the other brain boosting supplements out there. This way, you can see that it’s worked for a lot of customers, and that a level of trust has been built between them and the company.

Second, he recommended ordering a 10-capsule trial and trying it out for yourself. As long as you set a reminder to cancel your trial/autoship enrollment, it’ll only cost you a couple dollars.

OptiMind’s Care Package

As an added bonus, before our conversation with Lucas, he was nice enough to send us a care package, which included one bottle of OptiMind, along with sample and full-size bottles of the company’s Rest Up supplement.

Overall, we thought the packaging was very nice and professional, and we liked that it included booklets outlining what OptiMind is, how it works, its ingredients, how to use it, as well as 7 tips outlining how to be effective throughout the day.

Based on everything we’ve learned here, do we think ordering OptiMind is a smart decision?

Will OptiMind Optimize Your Brainpower?

Based on Lucas’ willingness to speak with a consumer advocacy website like HighYa, along with his openness about OptiMind—in our opinion—speaks volumes about the company’s trustworthiness. Sure, not all of the supplement’s ingredients have reams of clinical data to support their claims, but the vast majority of the company’s customers seem pleased with their experience, which is a big departure from what we normally see with these kinds of products.

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Should you order OptiMind? Ultimately, this is something only you can answer. As always, just be sure to speak with your doctor before you do.

But—and it’s not often that we’re able to say this here at HighYa—OptiMind seems like a completely legit product from a company who’s passionate about top-notch customer service. Just keep in mind that if you take the recommended two capsules per day, OptiMind will cost you a little less than $70 per month.

What’s your experience with OptiMind? Did it work? If so, do you feel the results were worth the price? Whatever happened, be sure to tell us about it by leaving a review below!

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53 Customer Reviews for OptiMind

Average Customer Rating: 4.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 35 4 stars: 6 3 stars: 1 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 10
Bottom Line: 79% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    No benefit + Scam trial

    • Florida,
    • Sep 19, 2016

    I didn't notice any benefit. I canceled the trial yet they still billed me for $45.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Prior Adderall User take

    First of all. I'd like to point out I've been on Prescription medications for ADHD off and on for years (Adderall, Ritilen, Vyvanse, MetaDate etc.), with Adderall being the king of them all. I think intelligence is subjective and think I have average intelligence but think I am smarter than others in certain areas. I've also suffered from MDD, PTSD, Bipolar 2 among other things so I take medications that severely fog my brain activity.

    Being off Adderall and having stuff add to overall brain decline puts me in a bit of a lurch. So I have been drastically looking for something non prescription based to fill the void and hopefully at least give me some much needed push and clarity. I've been scammed by a few nootropics already (Adderlin being amonst them). I fully know that a good majority are scams and buy them anyway. It's not lack of common sense but more or an act of desperation as I know I have potential and don't want my time to run out trying to get the most out of my life.

    I stumbled upon Optimind while I was ordering Geniux at the same time (haven't tried it yet). I got the Optimind sample free of charge and super fast (2 business days). I didn't take it the first day because I wanted to take it when I first wake to see if it really drove me to do anything on a fresh day. I've only taken one pill so I can't review what the longer term effects/benefits will be, but I can say I've noticed a positive difference and that's something I never thought I'd say about a nootropic. I've gotten increased motivation, clarity, energy today and done stuff that I've put off for sometime.

    As someone who's take prescription and natural supplements I can tell you this by far has been the best. I can't yet say if it will yield better memory and other benefits, but thus far it's effecting something in the brain. I rated it above average because I do think most nootropics are scams and couldn't give it a perfect score because although it's been positive I haven't seen the memory effects yet and it still lags behind anything you could get from a doctor. I hope this review helps though and gives you some insight. The effects of it might depend on whether you are someone who really NEEDS said effects and not someone merely trying to acquire something to for a quick boost to pass a test or something.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Poor Customer Service

    • Ohio,
    • Jun 12, 2016

    The product for me did not work and I told them that through an email. Instead of an ACTUAL PERSON responding to my email, they made a charge to my account without my permission. At the time I did not know that the email wouldn't work so I emailed them a second time and they then made a second charge!

    The website says, “We’re here to help people, and never intend to take people’s money when they didn’t want to give it to us. We’ll happily issue you a full refund as long as it’s within 30 days of the charge.”

    I was charged in April and this is June and the TWO refunds that are owed to me are still not corrected.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Skeptical at first but WOW

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Jun 7, 2016

    Okay, the best way to describe the feeling is "in the zone". I am in sales and noticed that I was more alert, responsive, and you just feel good. I'm pretty tolerant to caffeine and I do not feel anything when I drink coffee but OptiMind kicks in quick and last all throughout my 8 hour shift. I do not feel a crash at all. Also, if you call their customer service in the evenings, Victoria is very helpful and able to give you discounts!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Limitless

    • New York, NY,
    • May 27, 2016

    I actually feel unstoppable on this. I can't explain it. I struggle with some brain defects. Nobody knows when I take this. I'm on point, exceptional, I'm perfect.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Jun 29, 2016

      Roberto

      Ok. So I'm going back to school September. If I took it like right now, will I be on top making 4.0 GPA? Because the site said some benefits take long to kick in.

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  • 21 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Clean unobtrusively powerful stack

    I wouldn't call OptiMind a stimulant, which unfortunately gets associated with cognitive enhancement too often. That doesn't mean this one of those obscure nootropics that has to build up over a long time. I actually felt this stuff, in the background of my mind, driving my focus smoothly down a highway without bumps or stop signs. But most importantly, I wasn't speeding, rather a chill focus pretty similar to a moderate dose of Vyvanse, which is the smoothest of the amphetamines. Except the only chemical stimulant in this is caffeine, so OptiMind creates sustainable energy unlike the fake perception of productivity that misuse of amphetamines causes.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 27 out 40 people found this review helpful

    Amazing product!

    This product has changed the way I function entirely. Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed with A.D.H.D. at a young age and have been on meds for years. Recently within the last year, I have decided to stop taking all medications and try to manage my A.D.H.D. through other means.

    Now, every morning I wake up and take two Optimind supplements, as well as Fish Oil and a multi Vitamin. These supplements combined has made my life much better! This pill is NOT a drug. It will not give you a "High."

    I am extremely conscious of what I put in my body. Having said that, I did a LOT of research on this supplement before investing in it, and ingesting it. The pill is Totally F.D.A. Approved and has NO side effects.. as far as I know.

    How I know is I took this pill for three weeks and cut my self off entirely.

    Never have I felt any kind of withdraw from the supplement, nor cravings for it.

    The only reason I take it is to help me on a day to day basis to function. I don't need it to even to function properly, because I believe I am fully capable of doing that on my own.

    The main reason I take Optimind is to help me, as a cup of coffee helps me, but this supplement goes much further than that.

    It is as though over time, this pill is actually increasing my capability to comprehend new information and lock it into my "mental data bank."

    I seriously recommend to try this supplement if you can. The company is extremely professional. They gave me a free trial and then gave me a discount for writing a review about them.

    The review could either be positive or negative, depending on how I felt. I am not one to give compliments to others when they are not deserved.

    This company has earned my respect and trust and I believe in them. In fact, I believe in them so much at this point I am ready to invest in stock options.

    I am telling you this because I know there are a lot of "scams" out there that want to take your money. And trust me, I have been taken advantage of before. Optimind DID NOT DO THAT at all. They were professional, and kind. Probably the most professional business I have ever dealt with in fact. And I work in marketing.

    The point of this review is to tell you to put your self out there. Trust them, at least trust them enough to send you a FREE sample, and come to your own conclusion about the company.

    I am also not one to take time out of my daily life to write a review like this, but this supplement has done so much for me I took my entire lunch break at work to write this.

    Thank you for your time, and consideration.

    By the way, I am not an employee of this company. I am just a normal person who is looking for a way to improve my life on a daily basis by eating healthy and taking supplements and vitamins. Optimind is included among other things in my daily routine and I would not be the same with out it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Apr 20, 2016

      Julia

      You seem to like the product so much, why wouldn't you recommend it to a friend (as it says at the bottom)?

    • Nov 9, 2016

      GiGi

      It is not FDA approved. I have read the label and it is stated there that it has NOT been evaluated by the FDA. My son just ordered this. He is a professional gamer and runs a restaurant. I am hopeful that this is not just a caffeine pill. I would like to see some thing out there that could be healthy. My daughter suffers from Bipolar and takes meds to help defog her mind. If this is just another scam it will actually cause an effect to her both physically and mentally. Again, I am hopeful this is not just another caffeine pill with vitamins in it.

      We will see.

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  • 13 out 18 people found this review helpful

    OptiMind

    I'm definitely loving OPtiMind. I have more focus at work and more energy.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 14 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Amazing

    • Traverse City, Michigan ,
    • Apr 5, 2016

    Honestly if it wasn't for Optimind, I wouldn't be doing so well with my studies. It gives me the drive I need without having to take my ADHD meds that I've been on my entire life. You guys are the reason I'll be serving this country so quickly (US ARMY STRONG), my set date in 2 months might be moved up and I will definitely be ordering more of these. Again I want to thank you guys so much.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 10 people found this review helpful

    It's replacing what is prescription meds

    Like everyone else, I was skeptic, but walked into it with an open mind.

    I have tried many supplements, attempting to substitute my medication, due to the fact I'm on such a low dosage. Keeping that in mind, that's where I got the train of thought about using something on a natural supplement level, IF with high enough quality and potency, and with the proper mixture, I should be able to find something. At least that's what I've been saying for quite a few months now.

    I read a review from a blogger that's been going through the similar struggle (of finding a natural supplement to substitute or assist with current meds). After reviewing the ingredients, and reading the individual's review, it convinced me enough to send for the trial. Before and during the trial, customer service was quick to respond, and never hesitated. Just speaking on a customer service level, they have a phenomenal crew.

    Now brass tacks, this is hands down the best supplement I've been able to get my hands on, and for a reasonable price. I mean, come on, completely risk-free? If the product doesn't work for you for some reason (everybody's body chemistry is different), you can cancel the order before it is even shipped to you. Even then, you can still cancel the order if you have already received it, and get your refund, if you're not satisfied for some unknown reason.

    Like I said, personally, I found what I was looking for. The fog has been lifted, focused applied, and I'm more than satisfied.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Takes away my ADD

    • Nashville, TN,
    • Apr 1, 2016

    When I first heard about this stuff (on Facebook) I doubted it would do a thing. I have very little faith in "supplements" because most are bogus, and purely placebo effects. But decided to do the trial. The first day, I noticed a small bump in energy, but nothing huge. But as it built up in my system, I noticed some changes. Normally when I read out loud, I will trip over my words because my brain and mouth just don't want to work at the same speed. After about 5 days, I was reading something to a roommate and was able to read it perfectly to him because I was really focused in on it. I wasn't even aware of it until I stopped reading. That was the moment that it really clicked that this stuff works. I've been able to pretty much give up energy drinks too, because this works better. It's not something you will be instantly aware of. But it definitely works. My courier did the trial believing it wouldn't do a thing. She is obsessed now. It's helped her ADD a ton as well.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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