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Introduction

This 2-in-1 product claims to be able to significantly improve your cognitive function. It looks cool, the price is steep and the claims are impressive, but does it actually work?

In this ORB Mental Focus review, we’re taking a look at the formula to establish what we believe consumers can and cannot expect from it.

Readers please note that statements on this page are fair comment based on observation. This content is produced on a matter of public interest. Statements on this page are our honest opinion.

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What Is ORB Mental Focus?

ORB Mental Focus, also known as Focus And Mood is a nootropic stack produced by a US-based nutrition company named Orb Life Sciences, LLC (trading as Orb Wellness / ORB).

We were unable to find any past trading history for ORB on the Better Business Bureau so we cannot comment on their level of service or reputation in the industry, though from our own research it seems the company first launched their products in 2017, making them a reasonably new company.

One bottle of of ORB Mental Focus costs $39.99 contains 60 capsules and will last for approximately one month based on the directions of two capsules per day; it is available from the official ORB Mental Focus website, Amazon, Walmart and GNC.

The product is marketed as a brain-booster for those looking to enhance their cognition. We suspect that students/scholars are likely the biggest audience, as ORB claim the product can also help improve your memory.

Unlike most other nootropic pills on the market, ORB Mental Focus uses liquid capsules, which admittedly looks cool, but in reality serves no greater benefit than nootropics that use powdered formulas – liquid capsules are usually absorbed by the body slightly faster, so it could be argued this product will get to work slightly faster.

Does ORB Mental Focus Work?

Based on our research into this product, we believe that ORB Mental Focus may have some positive effective for cognitive enhancement, but we don’t believe it’ll function exactly as described.

Firstly, this product doesn’t doesn’t contain any FDA-recognized nootropic ingredients, meaning there’s nothing inside the formula that we can say with 100% certainty will improve your memory or brain function. We also couldn’t locate any ingredient inside this product that would promote a “calming mood”, in fact we think that the high amount of caffeine per serving may cause anxiety in certain users.

That being said, the formula does contain many desirable ingredients that may help produce nootropic-like effects (though the effects can vary on a user-by-user basis). ORB Mental Focus contains lots of caffeine, which can help improve your alertness, focus and concentration. It also contains Fish Oil which can help contribute towards brain health.

We are choosing to view ORB Mental Focus as more of an alertness / brain health supplement, rather than a bonafide “nootropic stack”.

The Pros & Cons Of ORB Mental Focus

Below we’ve made a complete list of everything we personally view as either a positive or negative:

The Pros

  • Can improve your focus and concentration.
  • Contains fish oil which can support brain health.
  • 30 day money-back guarantee.

The Cons

  • Product doesn’t contain any FDA-recognized nootropic ingredients.
  • Unlikely to improve your memory or promote a “calm mood”.
  • The majority of ingredient amounts are hidden within proprietary blends.
  • Potentially negative side effects.
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What Are The ORB Mental Focus Ingredients?

We have found the following supplement facts for this nootropic:

Two Capsules Contains: Proprietary Blend 1165mg (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Fish Oil, Caffeine Anhydrous, Theanine, Teacrine®, Huperzine A, Ashwagandha Extract, Mucuna Pruriens Extract, Citicoline, Bacopa Monnieri and Alpha-glycerophosphocholine).

Is ORB Mental Focus Suitable For Everyone?

This product is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

Do not take Orb Mental Focus if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Similarly, don’t use if you’re under the age of 18.

Ingredient(s) inside this product may worsen the symptoms of anxiety and bipolar disorders.

Finally, discontinue usage two weeks prior to surgery.

Is ORB Mental Focus Safe?

We believe that, if used correctly, Orb Mental Focus poses no health risk to otherwise-healthy individuals. The formula is completely free from banned or illicit substances, and also isn’t excessively dosed in stimulants, though it does contain 175mg of caffeine, which is a higher dose.

What Are The ORB Mental Focus Side Effects?

We’ve compiled the following potential side effects based on the ingredients inside this formula:

  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased heart rate [1]

Note: these side effects are possible but may not be the typical user experience.

Are There Any ORB Mental Focus Reviews From Customers?

We have found the following ORB Mental Focus review testimonials via customers on Amazon:

This is my second purchase of this product. I suffer from chronic anxiety and depression which leaves me feeling exhausted and without energy. This product definitely helps my moods and gives me a little energy as well

Those pills gave me horrible headache .The first our you take them, you burp and it smells
Like fish

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Our Final Verdict On ORB Mental Focus

To conclude our ORB Mental Focus review, it’s a bit of a mixed bag – there are things that we like about it and things that we aren’t too blown away by.

It’s by no means a bad product if you’re looking for something to help improve your alertness, but it’s unlikely to improve your memory or thought processing speeds.

Kath Ross, PhD
Kath Ross, PhD
Health Editor & Fact Checker at DietProbe
Kathryn is a Ph.D Health Editor here at DietProbe. She specializes in diabetes and weight control research and in her spare time she's a professional cat lady and wine connoisseur!
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