About Thrivous Clarity
Thrivous Clarity is a nootropic supplement that promises to use natural vegan-friendly ingredients to improve cognition, memory, and mood. The company also claims it can help promote relaxed energy, support healthy cognitive aging, and maintain long-term brain health.
In order to accomplish this, Thrivous recommends taking one serving (two capsules) of Clarity once daily with a meal, preferably in the morning. If you need an extra boost, we’re told you can take more than the recommended amount.
From there, Clarity claims to provide a “notable but not strong” and a “neither distracting nor overwhelming” boost. On top of this, Thrivous tells us that their suppliers test each ingredient for potency, heavy metals, and more, so they’re completely safe.
But you want to know: safe or not, can you expect to achieve any meaningful, real-world benefits by using Clarity, or will you basically be throwing money out the window? We’ll spend this entire article investigating this very question.
What Ingredients Does Thrivous Clarity Contain?
According to the product label listed on the Thrivous website, Clarity contains the following ingredients:
- Zinc (from Zinc Sulfate) 7.5mg
- Bacopa Monnieri Extract (50% bacosides) 300mg
- Ginkgo Biloba Extract (leaf) (24% flavone glycoside, 6% terpene lactone) 120mg
- L-Theanine 200mg
- Panax Ginseng Extract (root)(7% ginsenoside) 210mg
- Rhodiola Rosea Extract (root)(3% salidroside) 200mg
What does WebMD have to say about the clinical evidence for each of these?
They list zinc as “possibly effective” for improving symptoms related to ADHD and depression, and bacopa for improving some measure of memory in otherwise healthy individuals.
Similarly, ginkgo is listed as possibly effective for slightly improving mental function, as well as for improving symptoms related to Alzheimer’s and some other forms of dementia.
Finally, Panax (Asian) ginseng may help improve mental function in those with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as some aspects of mental function in otherwise healthy individuals.
Outside of this, however, WebMD indicates there isn’t sufficient clinical evidence showing any relationship between l-theanine or rhodiola and boost mental function or improved energy. What about side effects, though?
Will Thrivous Clarity’s Ingredients Cause Any Possible Side Effects?
As always, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor before taking any new supplement, as there could be rare instances of severe side effects based on your specific diagnosis. However, WebMD notes that Clarity’s ingredients probably won’t cause anything worse than mild digestive upset.
Specifically, the company recommends that women who are pregnant or nursing avoid using Clarity. For some ingredients, such as l-theanine and rhodiola, it appears there isn’t enough known to fully understand long-term safety.
How Much Does Thrivous Clarity Cost?
One bottle (60 capsules) of the Clarity supplement will cost you:
- One-Time Purchase: $32 plus free US shipping
- Subscription Plan: $24 plus free US shipping
If you choose the subscription plan, this means you’ll continue receiving a fresh bottle of Thrivous Clarity once per month and charged $24 each time.
All Clarity purchases come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, less S&H, even if the bottle is empty. In order to request one, you’ll need to reach out to customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Can We Learn from Customer Reviews for Thrivous Clarity?
On the Thrivous website, Clarity had 11 reviews at the time of our research and an average 5-star rating. There, common compliments referenced improved concentration, boosted memory and energy, and quality ingredients. In fact, there wasn’t a single complaint listed.
However, outside of these reviews, we didn’t come across any Clarity feedback on third-party websites.
From a company perspective, Thrivous was founded by Dorothée and Lincoln Cannon in 2016 and is based out of Orem, UT.
Prior to founding Thrivous, Lincoln tells us he spent years researching and creating his own nootropic supplements. And when he finally found consistent, pleasant results, he decided to release the formulation under the name Clarity.
Our Bottom Line
Compared to the vast majority of other nootropic supplements we’ve researched over the years, we think it’s positive that we know exactly who manufactures Clarity (as well as the individuals behind the company), the exact ingredients (and amounts) it contains, the fact that it contains the recommended dosing for each of its ingredients, and the straightforward pricing, without any kind of free trials.
We also think it speaks volumes about a company’s business practices when they offer full refunds, even if the bottle is empty. Given this, if you feel like giving Thrivous Clarity a try, you probably won’t be out much more than a few dollars in S&H if you’re dissatisfied and decide to process a return.
In the end, it’s not often that we see all of these positive aspects in a single nutritional supplement. However, it seems WebMD’s summarization of the clinical evidence indicates that you might not experience as pronounced benefits as Clarity’s manufacturer might make it seem.
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