Elite Mind Review Summary
Like many of our recent reviews, this Elite Mind review will focus primarily on the fact that this is another duplicated, white label nootropic scam.
There is a rapidly expanding range of nootropics currently being sold on Amazon, all of which use exactly the same formula. Someone, probably a small group of individuals, are just paying a wholesaler for a cheap, generic formula, slapping on their branding, and letting Amazon handle everything else for a % of revenue. Obviously, the only loser in this kind of set-up is you, the customer.
The formula itself is weak. It is far too thin in key areas, and some of the ingredients offer no value whatsoever. Look elsewhere if you want real cognitive enhancement.
Where To Buy Elite Mind
These duplicate, white label supplements are invariably sold exclusively through Amazon. That’s because Amazon handles everything, from storage to shipping. So the individuals behind these “brands” can sit back and count their money.
Full Elite Mind Review
We stumbled across Elite Mind while browsing through the recent additions to the “nootropics” section of Amazon.
It was promoted as a “regularly bought” stack along with another supplement we were reviewing at the time; STEEL FOCUS.
This spiked our curiosity, as it turned out that STEEL FOCUS was another one of those incredibly scammy, rip-off white label duplicates we see so often on Amazon these days.
So, we thought we’d do a full Elite Mind review and find out what’s going on with this nootropic.
What does Elite Mind claim to offer?
Elite Mind is sold as a “brain performance supplement”.
We have the usual references to it being “specially formulated” – more on this later!
According to the Path 8 Nutrition, Elite Mind supports:
The marketing material that is posted on the Path 8 Nutrition Amazon merchant page shows plenty of people doing physical activity.
It seems that Elite mind is therefore both a nootropic and a kind of physical performance enhancer.
The two are not mutually exclusive of course, but there are repeated references to “improving circulation” in Elite Mind.
Does this refer to cerebral circulation?
Or does it mean overall body circulation?
Does Elite Mind work at all?
Is it safe?
Is there anything better out there for enhancing cognitive function?
Let’s find out. Here is our full Elite Mind review. As always, please post any questions or comments you might have at the end of the review.
Elite Mind Formula
Here is the Elite Mind formula. We took this image from the official Path 8 Nutrition Amazon merchant page (we couldn’t find an independent website):
We have seen this formula many times before.
We don’t mean we’ve seen formulas like it, or even a great deal like it.
We’ve seen this exact formula before, down to the microgram.
Even the product label is the same, with the ingredients listed in the same order, written in the same font, in the same style.
Don’t believe us? Check out the following couple of reviews we’ve done in recent months:
This is not an exhaustive list of the products using this exact formula. There are many more currently being sold on Amazon.
We think it’s safe to say there’ll be more in the future.
What’s Going On?
We’ve been over this many times before, so there’s no need for us to labor the point here.
Rather, we urge you to read our article dedicated to exactly this kind of private label nootropic scam, which you can find here.
If you don’t have time to read the full article, then it suffices to say here that individuals are using the “Amazon Method” to make a fast buck. This is where you buy a pre-made, off-the-rack formula and pass it off as a premium supplement. You make easy money, and the customer loses out.
This tactic is used in many industries, but is now an increasingly common sight in the nootropics market. Don’t fall for this kind of set-up.
What About The Formula Itself?
The Elite Mind formula itself does contain some useful ingredients.
It is also rife with problems.
Elite Mind does contain 50mg of Ginkgo biloba. While this is less than you will find in generic ginkgo biloba supplements, this is enough to slightly improve cerebral circulation. This will in turn lead to better mental performance.
We also have 125mg of phophatidylserine. This is a vital constituent of brain cell membranes. We do consume PS in our regular diet (assuming your diet is healthy and balanced).
But if you are interested in total brain optimization, then supplementation has its merits.
Unfortunately, that’s pretty much it for Elite Mind’s strong points.
The problems with Elite Mind do outweigh the product’s strengths.
Bacopa monnieri is one of the best natural memory enhancers we have (check out this article to learn more).
But the small, weak dose used in Elite Mind is not going to give you the results we expect from bacopa.
We have 120mg, which is less than the 150-200mg found in most leading nootropics.
Not only that, but the extract used in Elite Mind is just 20% bacosides by weight.
It is the bacosides in bacopa monnieri which give us the improvements in memory function we are looking for. The leading nootropics usually use a bacopa extract that is between 40% and 50% bacosides by weight.
So to get the equivalent from Elite Mind’s extract, we’d need to see about 300mg of bacopa monnieri, not 120mg.
The main ingredient used in Elite Mind is St. John’s Wort.
In our opinion, this stuff is essentially useless.
St. John’s Wort is touted by homeopathy proponents as a miracle cure for anxiety, stress, insomnia, and some mild symptoms of depression.
Despite the great enthusiasm some people show for St. John’s Wort, we think it offers no benefits beyond a mild placebo effect.
We think this because there are no independent scientific studies showing it having a meaningful effect on human beings.
In fact, this study found that it did not affect the brain chemistry of rats as researchers expected it would.
And if we have no good reason to believe that something is true, we don’t think of it as true.
Other ingredients, such as Vinpocetine, ALCAR and Glutamine, do have a place in the supplement regimen of someone looking to improve cognitive performance.
However, in the case of vinpocetine, the serving size is slightly too small to have a significant effect.
In the cases of glutamine and ALCAR, the doses are less than 10% of the minimum recommended dose.
There’s no long-term support. There’s nothing to encourage long-term adaptations in the brain, brain nerve cell growth, or anything like that.
There’s no antioxidant content.
Elite Mind is not offering an impressive formula by any means.
Elite Mind Review Conclusion
We have in Elite Mind yet another scammy, white label Amazon supplement.
These nootropics are popping up on Amazon on a seemingly weekly basis now, and since these people are clearly making some money, there’s no signs of this trend slowing down any time soon.
All of these nootropics are getting their formula from a wholesaler on the cheap. They are then just paying the wholesaler to apply their branding to a set number of units at a time. These units are then delivered to Amazon.
The whole process is automated. It makes the wholesaler money, the individual money, and Amazon money.
The loser here is you.
The formula itself is full of problems.
Granted, it does contain a couple of good nootropic substances that can deliver cognitive improvements.
Yet the formula is very weak in key areas.
The main ingredient does nothing, and some ingredients are dosed so low that they are incapable of doing anything at all.
If you just want the best results possible, then it is best to avoid these second-rate, scammy supplements making a fast buck on Amazon.
If you want to genuinely enhance your cognitive function for the long-term, then take a look at some of our top rated nootropic supplements. Everything on our top rated list has been carefully formulated (by real companies), and works to enhance multiple areas of brain function.