Hunter Focus Nootropic Review

Hunter Focus Nootropic Review

When looking for a supplement quality, safety and evidence counts.

The Hunter range promises all of this, but at a cost. It is not the most cost effective nootropic available but does it offer the high standards and value we expect?

LAST UPDATED: September 2019 by Ben.

Hunter Focus – First Look

We have already reviewed other products in the Hunter range and they have performed well. While not being the cheapest supplements on the market, they do offer good value.

So, as expected, being part of a range, it looks very similar, all the products fitting with the same corporate design ethos.

Furthermore, Hunter is a brand that is marketed towards the ‘lifestyle’ crowd.

By this I mean those with a bit of extra disposable income that can afford a supplement, not necessarily for muscle building or strength, but for the other advantages a healthy mind and body can offer, particularly for career progression.

Therefore, Hunter Focus should fit right in. Formulated to help increase and improve your focus, because, after all, this is what has been quoted as the key to success by billionaires. [1]

If you haven’t seen the Hunter range before, it s safe to say the branding and design looks smart and even feels better with soft touch plastic/rubberized bottle. It exudes quality, which is should for $75.

More about the Hunter brand

As previously mentioned, Hunter is a range of supplements that is aimed at appealing to a more affluent and potentially senior crowd.

This is clearly reflected in the price, but moreso the design, the imagery and the copy featured on the website.

There’s quotes from Forbes magazine, images of older, smiling, successful looking guys and not one six pack or bench press in sight.

So who is behind the brand?

A company called Roar Ambition.

They have been in the supplement producing business for a number of years now, releasing some of the best products to the globe.

Naturally, Hunter looks to take what they have learned over the years and produce a flagship. Unparalleled performance and quality.

However, we shall be the judge.

Hunter Focus – Video Review

Hunter Focus Claims

Hunter have outlined a number of aims and claims for their nootropic.

  • Increase a sense of calm
  • Improve laser sharp focus
  • Have more energy 
  • Being more creative

Let’s see if the nutrient profile stacks up and offers any clinical evidence to warrant these claims.

Hunter Focus – The Ingredients

hunter focus ingredients panel

Lion’s Mane Mushroom

There is actually a more scientific sounding name for this medicinal mushroom, and that is hericium erinaceus.

Some basic desktop research sees that lion’s mane has proven itself to be neurotrophic, by which, it helps regenerate and regrow nervous tissue according to a study published by the University of Malaya. [2]

Further study has demonstrated that supplementation of this mushroom has helped improve cognitive function while also reducing feelings of irritation and anxiety in menopausal women. [3] [4]

Yet there is more…

It appears that lion’s mane can also reduce inflammation and oxidative stress while not offering up any adverse side effects. [5]

Ashwagandha

This herb has well documented testosterone boosting properties, therefore it comes as no surprise to learn that it is included in the best testosterone booster.

However, it is not just a one trick pony, it has other ace cards up its sleeve, hence why it has been used medicinally for thousands of years.

Ashwagandha has proven itself to significantly reduce cortisol, a stress hormone, in studies. [6]

While additional studies have noted that ashwagandha is effective at reducing anxiety and insomnia. [7]

There are plenty of other established benefits, including alleviating depression while decreasing inflammation. [8] [9]

Moreover, there’s a couple of studies which have confirmed ashwagandha as a useful supplement to improve brain function and attention. [10] [11]

Citicoline

This is a highly bioavailable water-soluble compound which has memory function benefits minus any adverse side effects.

There is strong evidence that citicoline helps improve cognitive impairment, but its sweet spot appears to be after 6 months continuous use. [12]

Passiflora

It seems that passiflora has an ability to increase the levels of GABA in the brain, and it is this which is considered the reason why it has proven to improve the quality of people’s sleep when under study conditions, and also why it has demonstrated a reduction of anxiety symptoms. [13] [14]

Bacopa Monnieri

Available evidence points toward bacopa being a neuroprotective anti-oxidant herb. Furthermore, there is little sign that it has any toxicity effects.

It appears that bacopa nourishes neurons and has shown hope to help treat dementia which affects around 3.4 million US citizens.

This is highlighted in studies whereby bacopa is proving itself as a memory enhancer, as to reduce the rate of forgetfulness. [15]

In addition, other trials have demonstrated improved learning, visual information processing and memory acquisition tasks. [16]

N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine

There’s plenty of available evidence and published research papers that discuss the benefits of tyrosine for reducing stress and as such preventing cognitive decline. These effects have been demonstrated in military field testing whereby it was able to improve cognitive function while the participants were subject to a challenging training exercise. [17]

Further evidence published by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that tyrosine stimulates catecholamine production. [18]

This activity increases dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine levels which increases hormone and neurotransmitters. Dopamine in particular has an effect on brain functions which controls well-being such as sleep, memory, learning and concentration. [19]

L-Theanine

Found in tea, this amino acid seems to have an effect on brain function and cognitive health.

Studies from the Unilever Food have discovered that it can relax the mind minus any sedative effects yet improve mental alertness and attention. [20]

Additional publications, particularly an article featured in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, state that it can reduce stress, maintain a level of normal sleep and improve memory function. [21]

Phosphatidylserine

Okay, this fatty substance sounds and looks unpronounceable.

Therefore, we shall cut to the chase just before your brain melts just looking at it.

When we age, the brain’s functions become impaired and it deteriorates.

However,  phosphatidylserine is able to slow, stop and even reverse nerve deterioration. Thus supporting cognitive function, memory function and creation, learning capacity, focus improvements, attention and concentration improvements and solve problems better.

Furthermore, motor functions, reactions and reflexes are also improved. [22]

Pinus Pinaster

It is reported that maritime pine bark may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases developing, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s due to its anti-oxidant capabilities. [23]

Additional research has also demonstrated that pinus can even reduce hyperactivity and ADHD. Its effects help protect against DNA oxidization and improved levels of attention. [24]

We could go even further, with evidence available to demonstrate that this bark extract is also an anti-inflammatory [25] while reducing LDL cholesterol levels. [26]

Hunter Focus – Dose

Hunter provides an optimized nutrient profile of 9 ingredients.

This is served across a daily dose of 4 capsules which includes 2100mg.

Furthermore, the doses are relevant to the study results.

This is not a case of including lots of ingredients in low, ineffective doses.

Nor is the nutrient profile concealed behind a proprietary blend.

No Banned Substances

In a world where compulsory drug testing is becoming more common [27] it is important to understand whether or not products such as nootropics are safe and legal to use, after all, they are providing a distinct advantage.

However, none of these ingredients fall within the restricted substances list of the “Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs” which includes:

  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamine & methamphetamine
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

I also cross referenced the nutrient profile against the Prohibited List of WADA. This is the world standard anti-doping code.

I am pleased to say that none of these nutrients feature on the banned list.

Therefore, you can use this supplement without fear of any repercussions.

Manufacturing

All Hunter products are either manufactured in the USA or the UK.

Each product and batch is produced under strict FDA and cGMP guidelines to ensure high quality and safety.

This is not made in a country whereby safety and health laws are lax.

Price

The best deals are when you buy in larger quantities.

Therefore, if you buy 3 bottles, you will get a 4th bottle free of charge.

This reduces the overall unit price.

Free shipping is also included in order of 2 or more bottles.

If you want to buy a single unit, for 1 months supply, the cost is $75.

Payment Options

Hunter Focus can be bought from many different countries and currencies.

There are multiple payment gateway options too, so you can use Amazon pay or PayPal for instance.

This then opens the opportunities to many more people to take advantage of the nootropic effects.

Contact Methods

Okay, so you may not be sure just yet. You may wish to speak to someone at customer services.

That’s not an issue.

Firstly, there is a FAQ page which may answer any questions or concerns.

However, if you wish to send in a question, you can do.

The email address is [email protected]

Or there is an online form available which you can use to send a message.

Guarantee

hunter focus 90 day guarantee

As with other Roar Ambition products, a money back guarantee is available, to the tune of 90 days.

That is impressive, and only the very best products have the confidence to offer such a strong and lengthy guarantee.

Therefore, you can buy Hunter Focus risk free. If you are not happy, you can return this nootropic for a refund.

Testimonials

When looking at a supplement, I always take a look to see if there are any testimonials.

It gives you an idea of the overall performance.

The only issue I have with the testimonials available on the website is that there are plenty of quotes, but no photos of people who have bought it.

I do prefer a page of people, because whether they are holding the bottle or not, you cannot just pick random photos of people to use on a website without their permission.

Therefore, a page of people’s faces show that they have bought, used and given permission to be associated with the product.

Overall, from the quotes that I have read, the noises are very positive.

Pros

What can be said about this nootropic that isn’t positive?

Let’s look at the facts:

  • 9 solid ingredients with scientific evidence
  • Transparent nutrient profile
  • Relevant doses as per the study results
  • No banned substances
  • High quality and safe manufacturing standards
  • Multi-buy deals
  • Guarantee

Does it live up to the claims?

Yes, each ingredient has the evidence that backs up those initial product claims.

This nootropic will help instill calmness, improve overall cognitive performance, reduce stress, help with restoring healthy sleep patterns, increase focus, reducing anxiety, irritability and improve learning.

These are all aspects covered by the nutrient profile, confirmed by science.

How did I feel?

I have a very busy schedule.

My income is based upon running multiple businesses, from home.

I am in the Army Reserves, as a result, I love to get involved in the sports and activities.

So am training for a marathon, training to be in the ski team, also in the shooting team.

If that isn’t enough, I am also going to compete in a loaded march relay.

I also want to hit the weights as often as my body will allow.

While my activities may differ from other people, the schedule and tempo may actually be quite similar.

  • Have a demanding job? 
  • Have children to look after?
  • Play sports?

It’s all there. Demands on out time and cognitive power.

So, using Hunter Focus is like a breath of fresh air.

My major issue is becoming overwhelmed and then not being able to focus on one particular project. I then end up juggling multiple tasks which means nothing ever feels like it is being accomplished.

Using Hunter Focus let’s me cut through to what needs prioritizing. It allows me to settle, and get things done and then having a great nights sleep.

Cons

The obvious is coming, isn’t it?

Yes, Hunter Focus is not cheap. At $75 for a single bottle, it is positively premium.

Additionally, some products are now going down the vegan friendly route, offering plant caps instead of gelatin capsules. Furthermore, they are catering for other dietary requirements such as Halal or kosher.

While Hunter products are of a high quality, this isn’t suitable for vegetarians because of that gelatin capsule.

Unwanted Side Effects

Overall and by and large, Hunter Focus is safe to use.

It is not a restricted product, it is safe to use and there are no banned ingredients to concern yourself about.

Obviously different people may react differently to others. So the results or the effects may not be the same from person A to person B. If you do not feel well after taking Hunter Focus, just stop using it.

However, all of the ingredients are 100% natural.

Hunter Focus – Conclusion

Well, you have read the nutrient breakdown. The associated scientific evidence. My experience plus the pros and cons.

All I can say is that this product works.

It does what it says in the marketing, it does it to a high standard of quality and safety.

There’s no side effects to concern yourself about and, if bought in larger quantities, the value is there.

This is a premium product with a premium price, but the results to warrant it.

BUY DIRECT


References

[1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianaltman/2015/10/14/successful-habits-of-millionaire-business-leaders/#6cf920a82b10%20%5BAccessed%2029%20Oct.%202018%5D.

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24266378

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18844328

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20834180

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25529054

[6] https://blog.priceplow.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/withania_review.pdf

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439798

[8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439798

[9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19504465

[10] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24497737

[11] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28471731

[12] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4562749/

[13] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21294203

[14] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18499602

[15] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23043278

[16] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11498727

[17] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1863555/

[18] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17513421

[19] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160617113843.htm

[20] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18296328

[21] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169117308420

[22] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25933483

[23] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10490291

[24] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16699814

[25] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14990359

[26] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12530550/

[27] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236244/

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Ben [BA(Hons)]

Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. He has always been interested in sport and he started playing rugby at the age of 6 represented his town, county and school. Ben also enjoys cycling, has started skiing and is in the Army Reserve representing his Regiment as part of the 150 Regimental Shooting Team.

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