Our editor and writer Alex Whybrow delivers his verdict on this stripped back natural neurostimulant in our VyvaMind review. Find out if it’s a good option for you below…
Written by Alex Whybrow – fact checked by Jason M & the editorial team
Alex is a full time writer. He is a creative soul who loves to express himself through his written word. When focus or concentration becomes an issue he turns to nootropics. Aside from the world of nootropic supplementation and writing, Alex is a huge fan of coffee and can regularly be found consuming it and writing about it.
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Many neurostimulants or nootropic supplements focus on a wide array of cognitive benefits, but the supplement we are looking at today has a significant focus on one benefit in particular – and that is focus.
VyvaMind is an over the counter supplement that aims to provide laser focus and massively heightened concentration levels similar to those associated with Adderall. In this VyvaMind review, we will be taking a deep dive in to the ingredients used (all of which are natural), the science behind them, the efficacy and ultimately the impact we saw during our own testing.
With just 6 naturally derived ingredients, it’s hard to see quite how VyvaMind can boast some of the claims that it does, but with so many positive VyvaMind reviews to be found both online and offline, we just had to give it a test for ourselves.
Find out all you need to know about VyvaMind below.
Quick Verdict: VyvaMind
VyavMind is a good quality neurostimulant that is made from a relatively simple natural ingredient profile.
Although fairly stripped back, this supplement is highly effective at improving focus, concentration and energy levels. It can also help to create a balanced mood and alleviate stress.
VyvaMind is a standalone company and the sole product that the company manufactures. We almost always see this as a positive when a supplementation company focus on one sole product, as it often means that more time has gone in to the development and testing process.
This seems to be the case with VyvaMind who (according to their website) have gone to great lengths to test their supplement through years of research and development.
They actually go as far as to call their research phase ‘exhaustive’.
This means the product is actually on version 4.2.1 and has been stripped back (rather than added to) to provide maximum efficacy.
VyvaMind claim that they have found numerous studies claiming that certain ingredients found in other nootropics actually prevent the core ingredients from being as impactful – so they have removed them.
Whether this stacks up in reality remains to be seen – and will form a large part of our own testing.
Of all the nootropics and natural neurostimulant supplements we have ever tested, VyvaMind has one of the most simple ingredient profiles. That doesn’t mean the ingredients are poor quality, it is just that there are only 6 in total.
As mentioned, this has come about as a result of their testing and research in to previous clinical studies that have in fact shown that some ingredients can counter balance others and render them useless.
With this in mind, the VyvaMind profile may look simple, but is designed to be highly effective – especially when it comes to sustained focus and concentration.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the ingredients on offer with VyvaMind…
Vitamin B Complex
VyvaMind contains two B vitamins that are well respected in the world of nootropics – they are vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 and are dosed at 50mcg and 2.5mg respectively per serving.
As well as having a whole host of physical benefits, vitamin B6 and B12 have a wealth of clinical evidence behind them as being beneficial for overall brain health and preventing cognitive degeneration.
Having low levels of these B vitamins has also been shown to present a higher risk of decline in the brain.
Vitamin B6 and B12 are known to be highly effective at balancing mood, improving all-round mental performance (including memory and recall) and there are also studies to suggest they help improve energy levels.
These are pretty much a must have ingredient in any nootropic and so we are off to a good start here.
L-Tyrosine is no stranger to nootropics and there is a good body of research behind its inclusion. It is actually a naturally occurring amino acid found in the human body, but we generally do not create enough of it and so supplementation is a good way to enjoy the benefits of having more of it in your system.
A 300mg dose per serving is a more than adequate amount to elicit results that will see an improvement in concentration, but more so will provide a sense of calm under stress thus leading to improvements in overall mood.
Citicoline is a big hitting ingredient when it comes to improving cognitive functioning. In fact, there are almost no areas of cognition that do not see an improvement as a result of increased levels of citicoline – with a plethora of clinical studies supporting its impact in this regard.
Not only is citicoline incredible for increasing your focus, concentration and energy levels – it is also aids the brain in raising levels of antioxidant activity which brings further cognitive and health benefits.
It also has the ability to repair damaged cells and can improve neural pathways in the brain.
With an optimal dose of 200mg of daily citicoline you can expect improvements in energy, focus, concentration, memory and mood as well as protecting long term risks associated with aging and cognitive decline.
L-Theanine is another amino acid – however this one is not found naturally in the body and so getting it in to your system through external sources is required to benefit from it.
Often found in certain types of tea and mushrooms, L-Theanine has a calming effect on the brain which can lead to a number of cognitive benefits – not limited to just a feeling of relaxation or anti-stress.
Studies have shown that it can also help improve focus, attention levels and creativity for those who increase their levels of it. It does this by increasing and balancing serotonin, GABA and dopamine levels and is also thought to offer a level of protection from brain neuron damage.
Again, 150mg is an optimal daily dose.
Caffeine Anhydrous (75mg)
Caffeine Anhydrous is a type of caffeine that is harvested from the leaves of caffeine containing plants. It is still a stimulant and will have similar effects as standard caffeine, although some studies suggest the effects of the caffeine are slower acting and longer lasting which is ideal for this use case.
75mg is similar to what you might get in a cup of coffee and whilst this is a safe amount for most people to consume, it is worth thinking twice about that cup of coffee within a few hours of taking one of your two daily VyvaMind supplements.
It should improve focus (at least for the hour or two after taking) and reduce the feelings associated with fatigue.
Our Experience With VyvaMind
I have tested a fair few nootropics since working with Soma Analytics and I have a few personal favorites. NooCube, Mind Vitality Focus and Hunter Focus are all supplements that seem highly effective for me when taking them over the course of a month – so I have a good grasp of what to look out for when testing a new nootropic.
So I was pretty excited to try VyvaMind.
As a writer, content editor and researcher, I spend a fair bit of time each day sat at a desk. I do try to do as many physical things as I can to stay focused such as working out, taking extra breaks, getting fresh air and drinking plenty of water.
I would also suggest you do the same in the first instance if you are looking to improve focus.
But sometimes you just need a little something extra. I am also keen on preserving my brain health for the long term and I take supplements for my physical health and see supplements for my mental health as a necessity.
If you feel like this then a good quality nootropic is for you. But is VyvaMind a good quality nootropic?
Well, it certainly isn’t a bad one.
I knew straight away from looking at the list of ingredients that this was a decent product. The dosages were well proportioned and the ingredients were all ones that I was familiar with. There were some notable omissions but all brands have slightly different blends.
One thing that I was a keen admirer of was that there were no proprietary blends – in other words, I knew exactly how much of each ingredient was in each serving. This isn’t always the case with supplements of this nature so this was very welcome.
Before I discuss my experience with it, a word on pricing. VyvaMind is not a cheap supplement. In fact, it is slightly more expensive than the likes of NooCube and about half of the price of Hunter Focus (although you get a lot more in both competitor supplements).
So, I expected big things.
I used VyvaMind for 4 weeks. Although VyvaMind suggest you should take it for at least 2-3 months to see results, because I have previously taken others I figured I’d see results quicker.
I was right.
After taking VyvaMind for just a few days I started to notice a higher level of focus to my work. I noticed the impact of the caffeine on day 1, and this energy did feel longer lasting than my morning coffee would ordinarily provide.
But the impact after a week or so was much more noticeable. I was ploughing through my workload without feeling the need for distraction and I had an overall feeling of having more energy, even in the afternoon.
One thing I really like about VyvaMind is the two servings per day. I had one with breakfast and then the second with lunch.
I found this gave me just the right amount of stable energy to sustain me through my workday and in to the evening – but without impacting on my sleep.
This continued for the month I was taking VyvaMind. I am still genuinely surprised how well it worked given the more simplified ingredient profile that it has in comparison to some of the other brands I have tested and continue to take on a regular basis.
I suffered no side effects, and found the stimulation from the caffeine to be just at the right level for me. I don’t drink a lot of coffee, but do drink green tea – and so this wasn’t a big issue for me. However, if you are a big coffee drinker then you might think twice about having more than one cup per day to stay on the healthy side of caffeine intake.
I probably will revert back to NooCube as my nootropic of choice, but for anyone who wants VyvaMind as a dedicated nootropic as a natural adderall replacement or who is happy with the more stripped back ingredient profile (sometimes less is more) then it is a really solid option.
If focus, concentration and improved energy levels are your main aim then VyvaMind will do a very good job at helping you with this. It is not a cheap supplement, but it’s also far from the most expensive – and if buying as a 3 month supply it works out at a reasonable price.
That being said, for anyone choosing their first nootropic then VyvaMind will be a great place to start. It’s easy to take, well dosed and it will highly likely yield results for you – it did for me.
This article was written by: Alex Whybrow – Full Time Writer, Coffee Connoisseur & Nootropic Fan
Alex spends a lot of his time writing. He is a creative soul who loves to express himself through his written word. When focus or concentration becomes an issue he turns to nootropics. Aside from the world of nootropic supplementation and writing, Alex is a huge fan of coffee and can regularly be found consuming it and writing about it.