Focus Factor Side Effects

By Cynthia Gomez

Focus Factor is a dietary supplement that blends 40 ingredients together into one, easy-to-take pill. While most people believe that dietary supplements are free of side effects because they are made from natural ingredients, this is not always the case. Before beginning to take Focus Factor, make sure you understand any associated side effects you may experience.

Claims

Focus Factor claims to support a healthy memory and boost concentration through a unique blend of herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Ingredients

About half of the ingredients in Focus Factor can be found in your typical multivitamin, according to the University of California, Berkeley’s Wellness Guide to Dietary Supplements. Additionally, other ingredients can be attained without Focus Factor by simply eating a healthful diet. Some of these include choline, a type of fat needed by the brain and nervous system; DMAE, a chemical found din the brain that is responsible for choline production; and DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid. It also includes vitamins C, E, B6 and B12, and a host of herbs, including Huperzine, which is being studied as a potential drug for Alzheimer’s.

Side Effects

While the company that makes Focus Factor claims that there are no known side effects to taking the product, individuals have complained of mild gastric upset. The fish oil in the product may also lead to burping and loose stool. Some people may also experience other sensitivities to some of the ingredients in the product.

Contraindications

According to the maker of Focus Factor, people who have been diagnosed with a medical condition and are taking prescription drugs, and those who are pregnant or nursing, should talk to their doctors before taking Focus Factor to avoid any potential dangers.

Considerations

Focus Factor, like other dietary supplements, has not been not evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Thus, its safety has not been determined by the FDA. Additionally, there is nothing to ensure that the ingredients listed on the bottle are actually what you’re getting when you pop a pill of Focus Factor, or that the amount of ingredients in each pill reflects the amounts listed on the label.

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