All-Day Focus Review Summary
All-Day Focus is described as a “powerful 3 in 1 brain booster”. We have no idea where the manufacturer got this impression from. There aren’t three parts to this supplement. It isn’t powerful. In reality, it is a bunch of cheap, ineffective, over-hyped ingredients thrown together in two big proprietary blends. These blends contain obvious ‘filler’ substances.
Overall, this is a pretty terrible supplement. It might have been competitive 10-15 years ago, but in today’s market, it just isn’t up to scratch. The best nootropics today all show their full formula specifications on the label. Prop blends aren’t acceptable anymore. There’s no good reason to use them. You can do much better!
Where To Buy All-Day Focus
You can buy Applied Nutrition Healthy Brain All-Day Focus from GNC. We think it’s available from Amazon too.
Full Healthy Brain All-Day Focus Review
Most of you will have found this All-Day Focus review after seeing this stack on the GNC online store. Applied Nutrition are an extremely well-known supplement brand, but we don’t think this is the same Applied Nutrition as the maker of the world’s most popular protein supplements. The logos are different for one. All-Day Focus isn’t listed on the Applied Nutrition website. So we’ll assume this product is made by a different company with the same name.
So what is Healthy Brain All-Day Focus supposed to do exactly?
Who is it supposed to help? Why should you care?
As you can see, the bottle describes this product as a “powerful 3 in 1 brain booster”. So many supplements talk about having “3 stages” or a “4-way mechanism”, and we never manage to understand what they mean. We’ll hopefully see what Applied Nutrition might have meant by this when we come to look at the formula.
According to the GNC merchant page, Healthy Brain All-Day Focus delivers the following key benefits:
- Short term increase in focus & concentration
- Long term memory and mental clarity support
- Increased mental energy
- Improved mood
Clearly then, this stack is meant to be a comprehensive, full spectrum, daily nootropic supplement.
It touches on every aspect of cognitive performance; memory, focus, mood, and energy. It claims to promote both long-term and short-term benefits.
If Healthy Brain All-Day Focus can really do all of these tings, then it will be a really great brain supplement. Lots of products say that they can do all of these things, but almost none of them actually can.
If this product can do even half of the benefits listed above, and do them well, then it will join the very exclusive club of nootropics that actually work!
The key word there, however, is “if“.
Does Healthy Brain All-Day Focus really work?
Is it safe? What are the main health risks? Is it suitable for long-term use?
Is it worth the price? Or is there a better product for the same money?
Find out by reading our full All-Day Focus review below! We examine the formula in great detail. We discuss the risks, and the price tag. Ultimately, we’ll tell you whether or not we’d recommend this nootropic to anybody. Please post any questions, criticisms, or suggestions in the comment section at the end.
Have you tried All-Day Focus? Share your experience in the comments!
All-Day Focus Formula
Let’s check out the All-Day Focus ingredients:
That does not look like a quality brain supplement to us. Not at all.
In our opinion, proprietary blends should be avoided at all times regardless of their exact composition. There is no good reason to use them. Most manufacturers today don’t bother with them; formula just theft doesn’t happen. When prop blends are used, 99% of the time it’s to hide the ugly truth of the serving sizes.
Lots of products offer transparency; you can find the serving sizes for all the ingredients on the website.
We don’t know why you would opt for a prop blend when so many transparent supplements are available!
The All-Day Focus blends do present their own individual problems, however.
They contain several ingredients that have no nootropic properties. They don’t enhance brain function, mood, or energy levels.
We think these ingredients are probably being used as fillers.
Overall, this isn’t a good brain supplement. It promises a great deal, but we think it is highly unlikely that it will deliver. Effects will be very limited from this stack.
Main Issue – Proprietary Blend! – Unknown Doses!
The main problem with this focus and memory supplement is the fact that we aren’t given individual ingredient serving sizes.
It does contain some potentially great nootropics.
Several of the ingredients in All-Day Focus are superb natural cognitive enhancers. Not all of them, but some have been proven to work very well in multiple clinical trials.
Rhodiola rosea, for example, is a well-known anxiolytic. It quickly and effectively reduces stress and anxiety. It also seems to reliably improve cognitive function during times of peak stress (e.g during exams or while you’re under physical strain). This is most probably because it helps keep you calm, and therefore better able to focus.
It is well tolerated, safe for long-term use, and it isn’t sedating at all.
Yet we have no idea how much we get from All-Day Focus.
Below about 40mg, rhodiola rosea is pretty much useless. We can get more out of it by coupling it with other anxiolytics, but we still need 50mg to really enjoy the full benefits.
The same is true of other ingredients in this formula.
Ginkgo biloba, for example, is an incredibly effective focus and memory booster. As we explain here, it improves circulation in the brain, meaning more oxygen and nutrients can be delivered to your brain cells.
Yet we need more than 60mg to get any meaningful effects from it.
Phosphatidylserine supports long-term brain growth, development, and functionality. But again, we need to be consuming more than about 100mg for it to be worth taking at all.
We have no idea if we’re getting enough of these substances from All-Day Focus for it to be worth our while.
For all we know, the majority of these blends could be taken up by the less potent, cheaper ingredients.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is usually consumed in amounts exceeding 2g. It is extremely cheap to buy in bulk, and it offers almost no cognitive benefits at all.
Tumeric is available from pretty much every supermarket in the world. It has no immediately noticeable effects on the brain.
Rosemary barely needs talking about. It has no proven nootropic properties. It is very cheap to buy in large amounts.
Hardly a top quality nootropic formula, right?
Healthy Brain All-Day Focus Side Effects
The ingredients in this supplement are thought to be generally safe for human consumption. However, the fact that we don’t know the doses involved is a SERIOUS PROBLEM.
That’s because the likelihood and severity of side effects is always intimately linked to dosing.
We can’t speak with any certainty about general side effect risks unless we know the serving size.
That is another reason to avoid proprietary blends!
Another reason to be cautious while using this stack is the presence of Huperzine A.
We don’t know how much Huperzine A we get from each serving.
That major issue aside, the presence of any amount of Huperzine A means that you are going to have to cycle this stack on a regular basis. Huperzine A cannot be take continuously for a prolonged period of time. You need to take regular breaks to allow your acetylcholine levels to return to within a healthy range.
Failing to do so can cause a number of side effects, including:
- Muscle cramps
- Memory loss
- Inability to focus
- Loss of motivation
- Low mood
We don’t know what sort of cycle to run since we don’t know the serving size. In our opinion, that isn’t the kind of guesswork or uncertainty that you need to be taking on – not least because of how many supplements out there tell you the exact Huperzine A dose they provide!
Please be aware of the following:
- We are not medical professionals
- This is not medical advice
- You must do your own research before you use any nootropic supplements
You need to get proper medical advice from your regular family doctor before you start using any supplements, even if they are “all-natural”. Only your doctor can give you advice tailored to you, your medical history, and your specific needs. This is not an exhaustive list of all potential side effects; we are just presenting our opinion based on our research and experiences.
Healthy Brain All-Day Focus Review Conclusion – Poor, Low Value Brain Supplement
This is a really low quality focus and memory supplement.
Proprietary blends are totally unforgivable in our opinion. There is no need to use them; all of the best, most successful manufacturers don’t bother anymore.
If one brand can do it and make money, so can everyone.
There are some ingredients in here that MUST be acting as ‘fillers’, bulking out the formula to allow the manufacturer to cut back on the expensive stuff. Why else would tumeric and rosemary be in here?
If you want to see real, meaningful improvements in cognitive function, then you’ll have to look elsewhere. Don’t reward manufacturers who use proprietary blends, especially ones full of such blatant fillers!