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Focus Factor Original by Focus Factor Review
Focus Factor Original is a cognitive enhancement supplement manufactured by Focus Factor. It ranks 143 out of 159 cognitive enhancement supplements and earned an overall thumbs-down recommendation based on seven factors including nutrition label transparency, ingredients, dosing, claims, research rating, and ranking.
Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-down recommendation. This recommendation is based on the criteria listed below. To earn an overall thumbs-up recommendation, a product must earn a thumbs-up in at least four of the seven areas below. Click on a graded area for an in-depth analysis.
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The detailed report provides an in-depth analysis of the product's rating. In addition to showing ratings for each area, this report also provides the required criteria for a thumbs-up in each section.
Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-up in this category because its effectiveness rating is 1.81. A product's effectiveness rating must be at least 1.5 to receive a thumbs-up in this area. This effectiveness rating means Focus Factor Original is made up of a mix of both high and low-quality ingredients and may lead to some positive results.
This category illustrates how well a product works based on what the research says about its ingredients. Researchers conduct studies on supplement ingredients to gauge effectiveness. The database grades products on how effective their ingredients are. The effectiveness rating of supplement products is evaluated on a 3 point scale: 3.0 is the most effective, 1.0 is the least effective.
Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-down in this category because it contains 0% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients. A product must contain at least 75% extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category rates a product's ingredient makeup. A product should contain mostly extremely and/or moderately effective ingredients with little or no ineffective ones. The database categorizes ingredients as extremely, moderately, or ineffective based on conclusions from research articles.
Focus Factor Original contains:
- unrated ingredients: 11 (the database does not contain information on these ingredients)
- total ingredients: 41
The following table lists all ingredients found in this product as well as their effectiveness ratings and amounts (if listed).
|Folic Acid 400mcg||3 out of 3|
|Biotin 300mcg||3 out of 3|
|Iron 5mg||3 out of 3|
|GABA Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Grape Seed Extract Amount not listed.||3 out of 3|
|Potassium 50mg||2.7 out of 3|
|Huperzine A Amount not listed.||2.7 out of 3|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3mg||2.3 out of 3|
|Anthocyanins Amount not listed.||2.2 out of 3|
|Selenium 50mcg||2 out of 3|
|Glutamine Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Amount not listed.||1.9 out of 3|
|Zinc 10mg||1.8 out of 3|
|Vitamin D3 2.5mcg||1.6 out of 3|
|Magnesium 100mg||1.6 out of 3|
|Phosphatidylserine Amount not listed.||1.6 out of 3|
|Vitamin B6 15mg||1.5 out of 3|
|Vitamin E 20.1mg||1.4 out of 3|
|Chromium 100mcg||1.4 out of 3|
|Vitamin C 250mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Choline Bitartrate 30mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Calcium 50mg||1.3 out of 3|
|Tyrosine Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Vinpocetine Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Boron Amount not listed.||1.3 out of 3|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg||1 out of 3|
|Niacin 25mg||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin B12 20mcg||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 12mg||1 out of 3|
|Vanadyl Sulfate Amount not listed.||1 out of 3|
|Vitamin A*||not rated|
|Bacopa Monnieri Extract*||not rated|
|Pyroglutamic Acid*||not rated|
|Grape Skin Extract*||not rated|
|Electrolyte And Mineral Complex*||not rated|
|Product Effectiveness Rating||1.81|
Note: These ingredients are accurate as of January 03, 2023.
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Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-down in this category because 0% of its ingredients are dosed within the effective range. Seventy-five (75)% of product's ingredients must be dosed within the effective range to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
This category compares a product's ingredient dosing to effective doses found in research articles and doses used in other products. When researchers study the efficacy of supplement ingredients, they use specific doses. Manufacturers should create products with ingredient doses that fall within established effective ranges.
Focus Factor Original Dosing Compared to Research
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Focus Factor Original to amounts used in research articles. The first column contains the name of the ingredient as well as the amount. The second column contains the range of effective doses for that ingredient. Note: not all ingredients in the database contain dosing information; only ingredients with scientific dosing information are included in this analysis.
A green checkmark is shown if the ingredient amount falls within the effective range.
A down arrow is shown if an ingredient amount is lower than the effective range.
|Ingredient & Amount||Effective Range|
|Vitamin D3 2.5mcg||80mcg|
|Vitamin B6 15mg||20mg|
|Chromium 0.1mg||0.2mg - 1mg|
Focus Factor Original Dosing Compared to Other Products
This section is a comparison of ingredient doses found in Focus Factor Original to amounts used in other products. The first column displays the ingredient and amount. The second column displays the average amount of the ingredient found across all products in the database. The final column displays the range found across all products in the database.
An orange up or down arrow is shown if the ingredient amount is higher or lower than the average.
An equal sign is shown if the ingredient amount is equal to the average.
|Ingredient & Amount||Average||Range|
|Vitamin A 1.2mg||10.48mg||0.03mg - 720mg|
|Vitamin C 0.25g||0.62g||0g - 250g|
|Vitamin D3 0.0025mg||2.1mg||0mg - 268mg|
|Vitamin E 20.1mg||40.62mg||0mg - 720mg|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3mg||12.31mg||0.17mg - 250mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7mg||7.45mg||0.12mg - 100mg|
|Niacin 25mg||26.8mg||0mg - 500mg|
|Vitamin B6 0.02g||0.02g||0g - 1.7g|
|Folic Acid 0.4mg||0.95mg||0.02mg - 100mg|
|Vitamin B12 0g||0.02g||0g - 15g|
|Biotin 0.3mg||8.55mg||0mg - 333mg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 12mg||24.07mg||0mg - 500mg|
|Choline Bitartrate 0.03g||0.48g||0g - 2.5g|
|Calcium 0.05g||0.12g||0g - 4g|
|Iron 5mg||10.37mg||0.03mg - 100mg|
|Iodine 0.015mg||2.05mg||0.01mg - 100mg|
|Magnesium 0.1g||0.12g||0g - 1g|
|Zinc 0.01g||0.03g||0g - 3.12g|
|Selenium 50mcg||90mcg||0mcg - 400mcg|
|Copper 0.4mg||1.38mg||0mg - 4mg|
|Manganese 2mg||2.28mg||0.32mg - 15mg|
|Chromium 0.1mg||1.97mg||0mg - 200mg|
|Molybdenum 10mcg||40mcg||0mcg - 80mcg|
|Potassium 0.05g||0.13g||0g - 2.01g|
Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-down in this category because 65% of its claims are rated as either extremely or moderately effective. Seventy-five (75)% of a product's claims must be rated as extremely or moderately effective to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
The product’s effectiveness rating is an overall picture of how well a product does or doesn't work. Individual studies research an ingredient's effects on certain claims. For example: does creatine monohydrate increase strength, or does beta alanine improve running performance?
The Supplement Database compiles the conclusions of these studies, and based on a product's ingredient makeup, calculates how well a product does on various claims. The claims below are organized by effectiveness (extremely, moderately, ineffective).
Focus Factor Original is extremely effective at:
Focus Factor Original is moderately effective at:
- decrease stress
- improve recovery
- improve glucose control
- improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance
- improve cycling sprint performance
- increase weight loss
- lower triglyceride levels
- improve immune function
- improve memory
- improve focus
- lower blood pressure
- improve cognitive ability
- improve running performance
- increase testosterone
- reduce muscle soreness
- improve mood
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- increase fat burning
- improve sports performance
- improve sprint performance
- decrease fatigue
- increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
- lower total cholesterol levels
Focus Factor Original is ineffective at:
- improve insulin sensitivity
- decrease body fat
- improve cycling performance
- reduce muscle damage
- decrease cortisol levels
- increase muscle mass
- increase strength
- improve cardiovascular endurance
- reduce duration of the common cold
- reduce severity of the common cold
- increase levels of growth hormone
- increase energy expenditure
- decrease protein breakdown
- improve swimming performance
- improve muscular endurance
- increase concentration
Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-down in this category because its research rating is 23. A product's research rating must be at least 60 to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
A research rating of 23 means there is an insufficient amount of research on the product's ingredients to ensure its effectiveness rating is valid.
The research rating is a measure of how much research has been conducted on a product's ingredient makeup. Manufacturers often rely on ingredients without adequate research backing. They may do this to compete with other products that are already using poorly researched ingredients. They may also only use a very small amount of cherry-picked research as a poor justification to use certain ingredients.
The amount of research contained in the database on a product's ingredients determines its research rating. Products with higher ratings are made up of thoroughly researched ingredients.
Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-down in this category because it discloses 59% of its ingredient amounts. A product must disclose all ingredient amounts to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Nutrition label transparency refers to how many ingredients are listed with amounts on the product label. Many supplement manufacturers hide ingredient amounts under the guise of great-sounding proprietary blends such as "Maximum Muscular Size Enhancer" or "Anabolic Cell Strength Matrix."
When manufacturers use proprietary blends, they can hide ingredient amounts making it difficult for consumers to know whether a product is effective.
Focus Factor Original contains:
- total ingredients: 41
- ingredients with amounts listed: 24
- ingredients without amounts listed: 17
- percent of ingredient amounts disclosed: 59%
The label below was generated from the information contained in the database about the product's ingredients and amounts. Actual product labels may differ in appearance.
Focus Factor Original earned a thumbs-down in this category because it ranks 143 out of 159 in the cognitive enhancement supplement category (bottom third). A product must be ranked in the top two-thirds of its category to receive a thumbs-up in this area.
Focus Factor Original ranks 143 out of 159 in the Cognitive Enhancement Supplements category and 4,466 out of 4,880 in the entire database. The table below lists comparisons with similarly ranked cognitive enhancement supplement. Click on a link for an in-depth comparison between the two.
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Focus Factor Original vs Other Focus Factor Cognitive Enhancement Supplements
Manufacturers often create multiple products within the same category. These products are sometimes similar but marketed to different consumers with varying prices. The following table allows you to compare Focus Factor Original against its sister products; products manufactured by Focus Factor within the cognitive enhancement supplements category.
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|Effectiveness Rating||rating is greater or equal to the required 1.5|
|Ingredients||less than 75% of ingredients are rated as effective|
|Ingredient Dosing||less than 75% of ingredients are dosed properly|
|Claims||less than 75% of claims are rated as effective|
|Research Rating||research rating is lower than the required 60|
|Nutrition Label Transparency||does not disclose all ingredient amounts on label|
|Ranking Within Category||ranks in the bottom third of category|
|Overall Recommendation||received a thumbs down in the majority of areas|