TopBrainPills Rating: 64%

Focus Excel Review: Overhyped Disappointment; At Least There’s No Side Effects!

Focus Excel claims to have the healthy and natural approach to brain enhancing supplements. However, the vast amount of filler and the proprietary blend included in Focus Excel’s formula render it quite a disappointing product. Under the many other various product that Hello Life has to offer, Focus Excel seems to be one of the less effective products, unfortunately.


Supplement Facts
Niacinamide 10mg
Vitamin B5 10mcg
Vitamin B6 6mg
Vitamin B12 250mcg
Folic Acid 400mcg
Proprietary Herbal Blend 1090mg


Includes Cordyceps sinesis, caffeine, Phosphatidylserine, DMAE, L-Glutamine, L-Tyrosine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Mucuna Pruriens extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, 5-HTP, Glycine, Vinpocetine, Choline Bitartrate

The formula of Focus Excel seems to be a confusing one. On one hand, it seems like they’re trying to create a Superdrug with the inclusion of a lot of different vitamins and nutrients that are considered filler in the nootropic industry, but on the other hand, they’ve also played the proprietary blend card, hiding their ingredients under it. Both of these are viewed as negatives for the fact that these are marks of a bad nootropic. However, further testing must ensue before conclusions are made.

Overall Dose Potency: 11/20

The reason why we say that including filler ingredients in a nootropic product is bad, is because ingredients like vitamins and nutrients serve no brain enhancing purpose at all. If you wanted a multivitamin, you should buy a multivitamin supplement, since they really aren’t expensive at all. When these filler ingredients are included in a nootropic, however, the potency of the overall nootropic declines, due to the fact that increased ingredients equate to decreased real estate for each individual ingredient. Therefore, we aren’t usually too excited to try a product like Focus Excel that has included a bunch of other ingredients that aren’t necessary. To this, Focus Excel receives a low score.

Short Term Benefits: 13/20

When we started taking Focus Excel, what we immediately realized was that there weren’t really much effects to write home about. There wasn’t much of an effect, and that might have been due to the filler ingredients that were included as well. Although low in dosages, these filler ingredients also might have an effect on how well a nootropic ingredient works, and that’s why we discourage using a nootropic with filler. There was still a notable boost in energy, motivation, and focus, but we believe that was due to the caffeine. It wasn’t that much, though. Certainly, it wasn’t as effective as Hello Life made it out to be.

Long Term Benefits: 9/20

Again, at the end of the 15 week period, we noticed that there were still not many differences from when we initially started taking it. The same slight boost in productivity was still there due to some minimal effects from the product, however, it really didn’t help much. The disappointment that we got from Focus Excel was enough to put us down a bit to the point that our test results showed that our brain activity wasn’t notably higher than what it was normally, off it.

This is where we’d like to make a point about the proprietary blend they’ve included in their formula. It’s never a good idea when manufacturers decide not to display the specific milligrams of each ingredient, due to the fact that it’s difficult to pinpoint which ingredient is working and which one isn’t. Obviously, companies should be pivoting every now and then to suit what the end-consumers want, but without being able to see whether the proportions are wrong, the ingredients’ quality could be improved, or whether an ingredient should be added or excluded, it’s hard for them to be able to please their customers. Then again, this is where attention to detail and care for the customer come in to play, and Hello Life is failing in.

Side Effects: 20/20

Many times, the side effects of a pharmaceutical product are determined by the potency of their ingredients. However, due to the lack in potency of Focus Excel, apparently, it doesn’t have any side effects to be reported (unless you’re overdosing). We were surprised that even the caffeine included in Focus Excel didn’t cause the all-too-familiar caffeine crash, which we were expecting. This should attest to the lack of potency in Focus Excel. We’re giving it a high score here, but just cause it has no side effects, doesn’t mean that it’s worth your time. Drinking water doesn’t have side effects either, but would you pay an extra $33 a month for that?

Value/Price: 11/20

Focus Excel does a minimal monthly damage of $32.97 a month, towards the other inexpensive products in the market. Many might be attracted due to the low number, but keep in mind that although inexpensive, it’s also a very cheap product. The fact that it doesn’t demonstrate much benefits, either long or short term, decreases its value. And although having a good price, the value for that price brings that ratio down. For a little extra money, you could buy a better, purer, and cleaner product.


Focus Excel, purportedly healthy and natural, doesn’t live up to those claims. Off the bat, they have many filler ingredients that have proved detrimental to its overall potency, while the inclusion of a proprietary blend has made it impossible to pinpoint which ingredient is working better or worse than others. Our trials of Focus Excel seem to have ended in complete disappointment when there were no groundbreaking, or even noteworthy beneficial effects that occurred. The only good thing about Focus Excel is the lack of side effects it demonstrates, however, even that is flawed since the reason for that is probably its low potency. Focus Excel is a case of the overhyped product: plenty of talk, not enough walk.