Gorilla Mind Smooth Review Summarized
- Contains mostly effective ingredients for supporting brain health and function
- No proprietary blends, ingredients are well-dosed
- Can help alleviate stress levels to some degree
- Relatively overpriced for the number of servings provided
- Lacks some ingredients that would make the formula more effective
Summary: Gorilla Mind Smooth is a decent nootropic that should work to some extent in supporting proper brain function and health. It comes in a capsule form, with 30 servings per jar for $39.99. We think it’s slightly overpriced for the number of servings provided. With the value-to-price ratio considered, we don’t think Gorilla Mind Smooth is a perfect brain supplement.
Gorilla Mind Smooth has omitted some core ingredients such as citicoline and phosphatidylserine which would make it far more effective in terms of synergistic benefits. We can’t say that we haven’t seen better nootropics on the market.
About Gorilla Mind Smooth
Gorilla Mind Smooth is a dietary supplement by the company Gorilla Mind from Idaho, owned by Derek from “More Plates More Dates”. It is a brain supplement with no stimulants, coming in a form of capsules, with 90 of them per jar, enough to provide you with a one-month supply. Gorilla Mind Smooth is mainly focused on supporting cognitive health. Alongside that, it is claimed to help you with:
- Increasing mental focus
- Providing mental clarity
- Substantial long-term memory improvement
- Boosting motivation and productivity
But, can it really do everything the manufacturer claims? We’re about to find out. Let’s analyze the ingredient formula to see how effective it really is.
Ingredients in Gorilla Mind Smooth
In case that image didn’t load properly for you, each serving (3 capsules) of Gorilla Mind Smooth provides you with:
- L-Tyrosine – 750mg
- Alpha-GPC – 600mg
- Kanna – 250mg
- Ginkgo Extract – 180mg
- Bacopa Monnieri – 165mg
- L-Theanine – 100mg
- Saffron extract – 15mg
- Huperzine A – 200mcg
Let’s break these down to see what they do.
Tyrosine is a popular ingredient used in many nootropics. It is often used to improve mental focus and alertness. According to NCBI, L-Tyrosine can prevent cognitive decline in response to stressors.
A choline compound in the brain, Alpha-GPC, in recent studies has been shown to improve mental performance and facilitate memory and learning.
Kanna is a plant found in South Africa commonly used to increase cognitive function. It is claimed to work for memory and reaction speed, but more research is required to support these claims.
Ginkgo, a popular ingredient in brain supplements, is extracted from the green leaves of the plant and is commonly used for cognitive improvement. Many claims about Ginkgo are not science backed up, but, one study has shown that Ginkgo Extract is effective at improving cognitive function in patients with dementia.
Another study has shown that Ginkgo is totally ineffective in improving memory among people with good health.
Bacopa Monnieri is a herb used for cognitive enhancement. According to Examine.com, it can improve short-term memory and relieve stress to some extent.
One of the top ingredients in a nootropic we’re looking for is L-Theanine. It can promote a state of relaxation, alleviating stress and anxiety levels. L-Theanine is also mildly effective at boosting cognition.
Saffron Extract is a popular plant used to enhance human health, mostly used in Asia. According to NCBI, it has shown potency in alleviating depression in patients who took it regularly in doses of 30mg every day for 6 weeks.
Huperzine A is a potent cognitive enhancer. It protects acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for learning, attention, and memory. In other words, Huperzine A can make learning easier and improve memory.
Gorilla Mind Smooth is obviously a decent nootropic. It uses quality ingredients for brain health, most of them well-dosed. However, some ingredients are missing from the formula.
Gorilla Mind Smooth is a decent brain supplement and should work to some degree. That being said, it is missing some ingredients that would make it even better such as Citicoline, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, and Phosphatidylserine.
Gorilla Mind Smooth vs Gorilla Mind Rush
There is an alternative to Gorilla Mind Smooth that is available on the market – Gorilla Mind Rush.
Gorilla Mind Rush is using a worse ingredient formula compared to Smooth. Gorilla Mind Rush contains a proprietary blend, leaving you with no information about the particular ingredient doses inside that blend. In other words, you can’t be sure how safe and effective all these nutrients are going to be.
If we had to choose between these two, we’d definitely go with Gorilla Mind Smooth over Rush – even though both have their downsides.
Dosage Instructions (How to Take)
The manufacturer recommends taking 3 Gorilla Mind Smooth Capsules daily.
What do Customers Say About Gorilla Mind Smooth?
Most customers on Amazon were satisfied with Gorilla Mind Smooth’s effectiveness. However, we’ve seen many negative comments. Here are some of the comments that caught our eye:
“Took it as directed. Didn’t feel a thing. Ever.
Waste of my money.” – Twither
“They seem to work well for me. I split my dose though, I tried the full dose at once and 30 minutes later I had a coloring headache. I seemed more focused when taking these and was able to stay on task when I needed to.” – Drew
“There are far more better nootropics out there than this product.” – Gregory
You shouldn’t experience any side effects with Gorilla Mind Smooth if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. As usual, if you’re not sure if this is the right product for you, talk to your doctor before taking it.
Pricing and Availability
Gorilla Mind Smooth is available on the official website for the price of $39.99 for a one-month supply. It ships to many countries including UK and Australia. Considering the number of servings provided and the formula quality, we think the price for this product is a little steep.
All in all, Gorilla Mind Smooth is a decent nootropic containing many potent ingredients that could help with stress alleviation and cognitive enhancement to some degree long-term. But, we’ve seen even better nootropics on the market that have more effective ingredients in the formula than this one.