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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60 Consumer Reviews for OptiMind

Average Consumer Rating: 3.8
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 36 4 star: 6 3 star: 1 2 star: 1 1 star:  16
Bottom Line: 72% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Very unhappy with customer service

    • Louisiana,
    • Nov 17, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've just gotten off the phone with OptiMind customer service. I returned the first order within 30 days after canceling my order. (I'm not reviewing the product, just customer service.)

    I was never reimbursed and was charged $73.32 again the next month. I called again. I was told they had no record of the cancellation, and that it was my word against theirs. Then the agent said they had been having quite a few problems with one agent who said they were canceling and then wouldn't, and if I knew the name of who I canceled with, they'd reimburse. Of course I don't remember a name after a month back.

    I asked for a manager, and he wasn't available. He was supposed to call back and never did. I had asked the agent's name I was speaking with and the supervisor who would call me back. He gave me the names Luke and Kennedy. When I called this time, I asked for Luke or Kennedy and the agent, Tess, said no one worked there by those names, and that the computer showed I'd spoken with Kyle and Tim, so obviously they gave me fictitious names.

    Their guarantee is worthless. I've basically lost $146. Buyer beware!

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

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Awful pill, awful company

    • Wisconsin,
    • Oct 5, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've been trying to cancel since August; I've sent emails, I've called. For the longest time, the "forgot password" email was not sending, and I couldn't log into the website even. Once I could actually log into the website, the cancel feature doesn't even work and every contact option brings you back to the same dead end. I'm shaking angrily.

    They have charged me $207 for this pill when I wanted the free trial and tried to say I hated it once I had the sample in hand. It made me feel absolutely awful. And if I would have had a subscription choice I would have only asked for one bottle, not two every single month! I have them piled up because I don't want them!

    I got extremely sick, I want my money back, and this entire brand is a scam. You can't even leave a review on their website! So how are those even real?

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Auto trial, plus fake paid 5-star reviews. Do not buy or use free trial.

    The bottom line is:

    1) Shady autoship practices snuck in with the "free trial."

    2) Poor customer support and no refunds, regardless of satisfaction or even allergic reactions.

    3) Poor communication when trying to cancel autoship subscriptions (website says one must "call" to cancel and gives no online ability to remove payment information!).

    4) Poor proprietary blend; low amount of mg's for important info and overloaded caffeine amount!!

    Do NOT buy or support these practices!

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    On a scale of 1-10, below zero

    It's unfortunate, but I have to say that OptiMind is zero quality all across the board. I don't normally do reviews, but I have to sacrifice sometimes to do this in order to save some peoples money.

    First of all, I only signed up for a 14-day trial. Of course, shortly after I got a full bottle delivered and charged to my account and two more full bottles a month later. I don't normally order things online since it is a scam a lot of times, but I was very excited about this product. When my 14-day trial came I was excited and I took it every day as it was advised on the package. I didn't feel anything and I read a few reviews and research and decided to give it a little bit more time, and when the first bottle arrived I decided to try it for the full month and see how it is going to "change my life." Very unfortunately, nothing happened except that I get way too much caffeine in my body which caused me to be all over the place and not focused at all. Two cups of coffee can do the same job!

    I have to note that I live a very healthy lifestyle with lots of exercise and meditation so I'm very sensitive to anything artificial as I don't consume artificial things. I feel that I can use some help on my focus but 10 minutes of meditation can do a better job and that is completely free and does not cost 80 bucks.

    So I called to cancel and to get my money back from the unused bottles, but of course, customer service failed me as well as the product. An agent named Nikki flat out told me that the money back guarantee was only for the first 30 days and they will not give my money back or help me out with the four packages that I cannot consume. Well as long as the sale is done their work is done.

    I don't trust the product, I don't trust the company, and I don't like the customer service. And I don't like the fact that I have to take time out of my precious life to do this. I wish I could send this money to people who need it, but the rich are getting richer and you are not getting smarter.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy!

    I signed up for the free trial, and just a week later I was charged $69.31. I've called three times and all three times it persists you to leave a voicemail. Finally, I left a voicemail. The website says that you may call or TEXT at any time to cancel. I immediately received a text with smiley faces after every response. They assured me that I needed to call. So they will TEXT you, but not answer or respond. I've always sent an email without a response.

    This company is a scam, do not buy!

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

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    • Aug 22, 2017

      Janet

      Did you get your money back?

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Stole my money

    • North Carolina,
    • Jul 23, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I signed up for the "free trial". Next thing I know I have $73 and some odd cents missing from my checking account, which I had set aside as school tuition to pay for my medical assisting classes I will be starting in September.

    It is not a free trial if they take my money without my permission. Plus I have yet to notice a difference at all from their product. I've gotten better results from the Wal-Mart version of this product. I didn't notice my school tuition was missing until they were closed soit'ss to be determined if I will get my money back.

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

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    • Aug 22, 2017

      Janet

      Did you get your money back? This happened to me!

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  • 6 out 10 people found this review helpful

    It works.

    I don't know who I was before Optimind, but it has truly changed my life for the better. I teach and train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and some days, I'd just not have the motivation to even stretch. I had little focus compared to what I do on Optimind and, needless to say, it is now permanently a part of my healthy daily dietary supplement battery. No matter who you are or what you do, I'm willing to bet this will improve your abilities.

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

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  • 25 out 34 people found this review helpful

    No benefit + Scam trial

    • Florida,
    • Sep 19, 2016
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    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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  • 25 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Prior Adderall User take

    • Texas,
    • Jul 26, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    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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  • 49 out 57 people found this review helpful

    Poor Customer Service

    • Ohio,
    • Jun 12, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    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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  • 13 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Skeptical at first but WOW

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Jun 7, 2016
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    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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