Healthycell Focus + Recall Review – A Look At This Nootropic

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By Ryan Brennan

Reviewed by Juliana Tamayo, MS, RDN - Last Updated

Healthycell Focus + Recall Review

There comes a time in everyone’s day where their brain has had enough. Mental fatigue starts to settle in, your focus and concentration become depleted, your memory is shot, and you don’t seem to have the motivation to finish the day’s work.

This has become a reality for virtually everyone, including students, business owners, people working two jobs, athletes, and public speakers. As much as we want our brains to work at peak performance throughout the day, it seems to be an impossible achievement due to the constant stress we put ourselves under.

To combat this, many people will turn to Adderall and Ritalin. Unfortunately, these are extremely dangerous and will almost certainly produce negative side effects that aren’t worth it. In the supplement community, there’s a new line of products that show extreme promise when it comes to cognitive health and performance — and they’re called nootropics.

Nootropics target the brain in a variety of ways — memory, energy, brain health, mood, focus — and include a wide range of ingredients with scientific evidence supporting them. Some of the ingredients have been used throughout the world for thousands of years, while others have recently gained popularity.

One brand that has tried to bring consumers all of these benefits in one supplement is Healthycell, who introduced their Focus + Recall supplement in May 2020. There are tons of nootropic supplements out there, from Qualia Focus to Brain Force Plus. So, if you’ve stumbled upon Focus + Recall and have wondered if it’s worth all the hype, we’ve got you covered! Let’s dive in with this review of Healthycell Focus + Recall.


What Is Healthycell Focus + Recall?

Focus + Recall is a revolutionary nootropic supplement that utilizes Microgel technology — something generally not seen within the nootropic community. It’s one of the “new kids on the block,” having just been released in May of 2020.

Healthycell, the company behind all the hype, is made up of a team of physicians and scientists on a mission to change the way consumers take supplements daily. They swear by their products, guarantee they only follow first-class scientific and clinical evidence, and even promise that they use their products just as much as their customers.

Mostly known for anti-aging supplements and multivitamins, Healthycell’s Focus + Recall is their first true nootropic supplement. It’s designed to benefit your brain’s performance in all the different ways described above — focus, memory, brain health, mood, and mental energy.

Focus + Recall contains five powerful blends that work together to provide ultimate brain power — the Focus & Neurotransmitter Blend, the Memory, Recall, & Rapid Learning Blend, the Brain Blood Flow Blend, the Brain Cell Antioxidant & Adaptogen Blend, and the Cognitive Fuel & Brain Energy Blend.

We’ll get more into the specifics behind each blend when we break down the ingredients, but we think it’s essential you understand the science behind why those ingredients were used.

To help you better understand this, we’ll explain a little bit about how the brain works and how nootropics target the different areas in the brain.


What Are Neurotransmitters In The Brain?

Neurotransmitters are known as chemical messengers in the brain and are essential to the way neurons interact with each other. There are billions of neurotransmitters working diligently in your body at any given time, allowing you to properly breathe, move, feel, think, and act.

There is a wide range of nootropics that target the production, synthesis, and release of neurotransmitters in the brain. In particular, they’ll target six major neurotransmitters that produce the benefits we’ve discussed above:

  • Dopamine – known as the feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine plays an essential role in motivation and happiness. It’ll also improve motor movement.
  • Serotonin – another neurotransmitter that’ll help regulate mood, appetite, sleep, and anxiety. Low levels can lead to depression.
  • Norepinephrine – this neurotransmitter is similar to epinephrine (adrenaline) and plays an important role in the body’s fight or flight response (alertness).
  • Adrenaline – also known as epinephrine, adrenaline acts as both a hormone and neurotransmitter. It’s also involved in the fight or flight response, but has more of an effect on the heart instead of the blood vessels (like norepinephrine).
  • GABA – more of an amino acid that acts as a chemical messenger, GABA is responsible for reducing anxiety, motor control, and vision.
  • Acetylcholine – a unique neurotransmitter, acetylcholine plays an essential role in memory, learning, and muscle movements.

Neurotransmitters are one of the main parts of the brain that nootropics target, especially since they play a role in mood, energy, memory, and focus. It’s also very common for humans to experience low levels of neurotransmitter synthesis, which can largely be attributed to a poor diet or unhealthy habits.

Supplementing with nootropics can help increase these levels and contribute to improved cognitive performance.

Why Are Phospholipids Important?

When it comes to the structural health of your cells — especially brain cells — there’s nothing more important than phospholipid support. In fact, phospholipids are the main component of cell membranes and play a large role in preventing cognitive decline as we age.

There are two main phospholipids involved in brain health — phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylcholine. Let’s take a closer look at those two:

  • Phosphatidylserine – commonly referred to as PS, phosphatidylserine will do a majority of its work in brain cells. They act as a docking port for acetylcholine.
  • Phosphatidylcholine – commonly referred to as PC, phosphatidylcholine won’t be as abundant in the brain as PS. It will also act as a choline donor, but mostly in cell membranes outside of the brain.

In order for neurotransmission to occur with neurotransmitters, cells need a healthy and strong structure composed of phospholipids like phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylcholine. Their large role in acetylcholine release and synthesis will also support memory, learning, and recall.

You’ll often find phospholipids combined with choline supplements, MCTs, and Omega-3s.

How Does The Brain Receive Energy?

Another important benefit you’ll receive with nootropics is mental energy. They’ll do this by increasing the production of ATP in the mitochondria, also known as adenosine triphosphate. In the body, ATP is known as the “energy currency” and is responsible for transferring energy from one cell to another.

Increasing ATP is a sure way to receive improved mental energy, but it’s a catch-22 because the body will also produce free radicals when it produces ATP. Free radicals are damaging to the mitochondria when they start to outweigh the number of antioxidants in the cell.

This is why you’ll often see nootropic stacks contain ingredients high in antioxidants, to help keep these levels balanced and your mitochondria healthy.

Another solid source of energy will come from ketones, which are produced in the liver when the body runs low on glucose (the main source of energy in the body). Without glucose (carbs), the body turns to fat as a means of energy. The production and use of ketones is known as ketosis, where the keto diet gets its name.

MCT oils have been highly ketosis-friendly and have been featured in a wide range of keto supplements — as well as in nootropics.

What Does Blood Flow Do For The Brain?

Blood flow to the brain, also known as cerebral circulation, is an essential part of everyday cognitive function. Without adequate blood flow, your brain won’t receive the oxygen — and other nutrients, including ATP — it needs to perform properly.

In fact, the brain alone is believed to require nearly 15% of your heart’s total cardiac output, according to the University of Arizona.

Any disruptions to the blood flow or damage to the blood vessels would impair the brain’s ability to receive oxygen and nutrients — as well as its ability to detoxify and remove neurotoxins from the brain.

With the power of nootropics, you can effectively relax the blood vessels by activating nitric oxide, providing antioxidants to balance out free radicals, inhibiting homocysteine in the blood, and thinning the blood to avoid clotting.

Does Healthycell Make Any Claims About Focus + Recall?

Healthycell recently introduced Focus + Recall to their product line, and they have high hopes for it. Utilizing their Microgel delivery that has made their brand famous, Focus+ Recall is designed to be easier to use than powders, capsules, or any other form of nootropic supplement.


As the name suggests, it’ll largely target the brain’s ability to focus and improve memory. Outside of that, they make a variety of claims that might persuade someone to purchase it:

  • Improve mental speed and rapid-learning
  • Increase mental energy and alertness
  • Supports a healthy brain both short-term and long-term
  • Provides the body with antioxidants
  • Perfect for students, athletes, executives, and those that are sleep-deprived
  • Eliminates the need for synthetic binding glues, fillers, coatings, and anti-caking agents
  • Vegan-Friendly, Sustainably Sourced, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, No Heavy Metals
  • Can be taken directly, in a drink, in food, or blended in a smoothie
  • Recyclable packaging

You won’t find many supplements out there like Focus + Recall, especially ones that come in gel form. For those that are used to the Gatorade gel packs, it’ll be similar to that. The peach flavor will make it an enjoyable start to your day and will match well with virtually any meal.

Focus + Recall Ingredients

With so much to like from the outside, these claims simply won’t mean anything unless the ingredients can back them up. Now that we’ve gotten a good look at the science behind how the brain works and what Focus + Recall is designed to do, it’s time to deep-dive into the magic behind it all.

The ingredients in Focus + Recall are introduced as five different blends. Unlike most supplements that utilize blends, HealthyCell gives us the exact dosage of each ingredient — instead of just giving us the total dosage of the blend.

Focus + Recall Supplement Facts

We’ll take a look at each ingredient used in each blend and detail why they chose the ingredient, what that ingredient does, and whether it’s safe to use or not.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at how powerful Focus + Recall really is!

Focus & Neurotransmitter Blend

The first blend in Focus + Recall is the one that gives it the first half of its name — the Focus & Neurotransmitter Blend. The five ingredients found in this blend are Huperzine-A, Magnesium, L-Theanine, L-Tyrosine, and Glycine.

When avoiding distractions, you’ll want to target the neurotransmitters acetylcholine, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.


Huperzine-A – 400mg

In the brain, Huperzine-A acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. This means it’ll inhibit certain enzymes that break down acetylcholine, leading to an increase of acetylcholine in the brain. With higher levels of acetylcholine, the brain will be able to hone in on your tasks much easier.

When supplementing with Huperzine-A, it’s important to follow the instructions on the label and take it as directed. According to numerous studies, supplementing more than 200mcg per day can be dangerous.

Huperzine-A is known to remain in the body for a long time. Since Huperzine-A has an extremely large dose, you shouldn’t be taking the supplement every day and should be cycling it on and off. In other words, Huperzine-A is best when introduced in small doses.

Recommended Intake: 50mcg-200mcg per day

Magnesium – 50mg

Although Magnesium is found in the Focus & Neurotransmitter Blend, it has a wide range of effects on the body. It’ll help stimulate the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain, which is known to help relieve anxiety. With less anxiety, focus, and concentration will be much easier to obtain.

Magnesium is also known to stimulate other neurotransmitters in the brain, including glutamate, dopamine, and serotonin. Outside of that, it’ll perform hundreds of reactions throughout the body and will lead to lower blood pressure, anti-inflammation, reduced insulin resistance, and less migraines.

Recommended Intake: 310-420mg per day

L-Theanine – 200mg

L-Theanine is an amino acid commonly found in black or green tea. In fact, it’s what makes tea the perfect way to start your day, take a break mid-day, or calm down at the end of a long day. It’s known for providing a relaxing and calming effect throughout the body and brain.

In terms of neurotransmitters, L-Theanine is known to stimulate glutamate, glycine, and GABA. Multiple studies have also discovered that L-Theanine can reduce the jitters and crash experienced when most stimulants are consumed. This is why you’ll often find L-Theanine combined with caffeine.

If you want a truly relaxing energy boost, combining L-Theanine with TeaCrine is the way to go.

Recommended Intake: 200-250mg per day

L-Tyrosine – 300mg

L-Tyrosine is another amino acid that contributes to attention, focus, and alertness in the brain. The body produces L-Tyrosine from another amino acid called L-Phenylalanine. It’ll help produce the dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine neurotransmitters.

L-Tyrosine becomes most effective when the consumer is under a lot of stress, pressure, or irritation. As a result, you’ll feel much more locked in and ready for the tasks at hand. In addition to that, it could have an effect on mood management.

Recommended Intake: 500mg-2,000mg per day 

Glycine – 300mg

The final amino acid found in the Focus & Neurotransmitter Blend, Glycine, is one of three amino acids responsible for producing glutathione — one of the body’s greatest natural sources of antioxidants. Glutathione levels are also known to decline as we age, making supplementation highly important.

In addition to that, Glycine is one of three amino acids contributing to the production of creatine and the main amino acid in collagen. It’ll also act as a neurotransmitter in the brain and spinal cord, along with GABA and Glutamate. Glycine is responsible for a wide range of motor and sensory functions.

Recommended Intake: 500mg-750mg per day 

Memory, Recall, & Rapid Learning Blend

Moving on to the second blend in Focus + Recall, we have the Memory, Recall, & Rapid Learning Blend — the second half of this supplement’s name. In order to improve memory, you’ll want to target the neurotransmitter acetylcholine by providing the brain with choline.

There is also a wide range of ingredients that HealthyCell could’ve added here, but they didn’t — like Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Ginkgo Biloba, Bacopa Monnieri, and Citicoline.

Let’s take a look at what they did add!

Alpha-GPC – 100mg

When it comes to cholinergic substances, Alpha-GPC is definitely one of the best. It is widely known to help deliver choline to the brain, which will help increase acetylcholine levels. Alpha-GPC is also known to increase dopamine levels.

While Alpha-GPC is an effective cholinergic, it doesn’t quite compare to Citicoline — which is also known to deliver Uridine to the brain. Not a bad choice here, but could’ve done better with Citicoline.

Recommended Intake: 300mg-400mg per day

Phosphatidylserine – 100mg

We briefly mentioned Phosphatidylserine earlier in this review as one of the most important phospholipids in the body. It plays an important role in cell structure and even acts as a docking port for acetylcholine — which explains why it’s included in this blend.

In addition to that, Phosphatidylserine is known to signal when a cell membrane is preparing to die. This allows immune cells to react and do what they do best. As we age, our Phosphatidylserine levels decrease and lead to weaker cell membranes.

Recommended Intake: 300mg-400mg per day

DMAE – 200mg

DMAE, also known as Dimethylethanolamine, is responsible for several different roles in the brain. It is commonly used as an alternative to Adderall and Ritalin, showing promise in ADHD treatments.

First and foremost, it’s known to help increase the production of acetylcholine in the brain. Secondly, it reduces the “age pigment,” which contributes to aging in the skin and cognitive decline. Finally, it can also embed itself as an antioxidant in the cell and act as a methyl donor.

Recommended Intake: 100mg-200mg per day

Brain Blood Flow Blend

The third blend included in Focus + Recall is the Brain Blood Flow Blend. As we mentioned earlier in this review, blood flow in the brain (cerebral circulation) is essential for two reasons — it helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to the brain, and it helps detoxify the brain of neurotoxins.

There are three ingredients included in this blend — Curcumin, Taurine, and Natural Caffeine. Let’s take a closer look at why they were chosen by HealthyCell!

Curcumin – 100mg

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and is largely touted for its antioxidants and anti-inflammation properties. It can also increase levels of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), which plays a role in forming new neural connections. This can lead to improved memory and recall.

As far as brain flow goes, curcumin is known to improve the lining of your blood vessels — also known as the endothelium. This will help the body regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, and much more. Studies have also shown that curcumin is most effective when taken with Black Pepper Extract (Piperine).

Recommended Intake: 500mg-2,000mg per day

Taurine – 400mg

If you drink a lot of energy drinks, you’ve likely noticed Taurine on the ingredient label. Although it’s an amino acid, it’s not involved in the production of proteins.

Instead, it will help the body stay hydrated, improve electrolyte balance, aid digestion, regulating calcium in the cells, supporting the central nervous system, increasing insulin resistance, lowering cholesterol levels, and reducing blood sugar levels.

Taurine will also help improve the immune system by providing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Recommended Intake: 500mg-2,000mg per day

Natural Caffeine – 100mg

We’ve all heard of caffeine, and a majority of us include it in high amounts daily due to coffee, energy drinks, soda, tea, and the supplements we consume. It’s recommended not to take more than 400mg of caffeine in a single day.

The caffeine found in Focus + Recall comes from robusta coffee, a species of coffee that can be found in Central and Western Africa. They are beans that haven’t been roasted yet and are commonly referred to as the green coffee bean.

Much like Curcumin, caffeine is known to improve the inner lining of our blood vessels. It should be noted that too much caffeine can have adverse effects on cerebral circulation, which is why it’s important to monitor your caffeine intake.

Recommended Intake: No more than 400mg per day


Brain Cell Antioxidant & Adaptogen Blend

The fourth blend found in Focus + Recall is the Brain Cell Antioxidant & Adaptogen Blend. We’ve actually already gone over a few ingredients that provide antioxidant support (Glycine, Taurine, Curcumin, and DMAE) and act as adaptogens (L-Tyrosine and L-Theanine), but HealthyCell included several others.

This blend contains three ingredients — Asian Ginseng, Lutein, and BioPerine — that either provide antioxidants (which help reduce oxidative stress) and the ability to manage stressful situations.

Let’s take a closer look at this blend!

Asian Ginseng – 100mg

Ginseng is available in a variety of different forms, with Asian Ginseng being one of them. It is commonly referred to as Panax Ginseng, but shouldn’t be confused with American Ginseng.

Asian Ginseng is known to act as an energy booster, while American Ginseng provides more of a relaxing effect. Nonetheless, they are both known to contain antioxidants, help improve memory, behavior, and mood, strengthen the immune system, and lower blood sugar.

Asian Ginseng is also classified as an actoprotector, which helps increase the consumption of oxygen in the body and brain.

Recommended Intake: 200mg per day

Lutein – 5mg

Lutein is considered a carotenoid, a pigment that plants produce. In fact, it’s actually what gives certain plants a yellow-red hue. Structurally, it’s extremely similar to Zeaxanthin — another carotenoid.

Recommended Intake: 1mg-6mg per day

BioPerine – 0.25mg

BioPerine, commonly referred to as black pepper extract, is an ingredient sourced from piperine. It’s the main active ingredient found in black pepper and is mostly used in supplements to help increase the bioavailability of the various nutrients and ingredients.

In addition to that, BioPerine has been linked to improved metabolism, increased dopamine and serotonin levels, enhanced memory, improved immune system, and heightened attention span. It’s a large reason why black pepper is commonly added to food.

BioPerine is extremely effective when combined with Curcumin.

Recommended Intake: 20mg per day when taken with 2,000mg of Curcumin

Cognitive Fuel & Brain Energy Blend

Finally, we have the fifth blend found in Focus + Recall, the Cognitive Fuel & Brain Energy Blend. We’ve already mentioned a few ingredients that may contribute to a mental energy boost, including caffeine and Ginseng.

This blend contains four ingredients — Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids, MCT Oil, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12. Let’s take a closer look at these ingredients.

Omega 3-6-9 Fatty Acids – 200mg

You’ve probably heard of Omega-3s, Omega-6s, and Omega-9s, but many people are unaware of the differences between them. While they all perform different functions, it’s essential that we maintain a healthy balance of each one every single day.

The most common Omega-3s are DHA (brain function), EPA (reduce inflammation), and ALA (energy). The most common Omega-6s are linoleic acid (energy), ARA (inflammation), GLA (arthritis support), and CLA (reduced body fat mass). The most common Omega-9s are oleic acid and are known as monounsaturated fats — whereas Omega-3s and Omega-6s are polyunsaturated fats.

When taking an Omega-3-6-9 supplement, it should contain a 2:1:1 ratio.

Recommended Intake: 200mg-2,000mg per day

MCT Oil – 400mg

MCTs, also known as Medium-Chain Triglycerides, are commonly used in the keto diet. They’re a healthy type of fat that is more easily digested in the body due to their shorter chains. A majority of the MCT oil out there is extracted from coconut oil, including the MCT found in Focus + Recall.

Of the four types of MCTs, caprylic acid and capric acid are the most common. These fats travel straight to the liver, where they will either be used or stored as ketones (energy). They can also promote a fuller feeling in the stomach, improve weight loss, and can break through the blood-brain barrier.

Recommended Dosage: 500mg per day

Vitamin B6 – 8.5mg

Also known as Pyridoxine, Vitamin B6 is one of the eight famous B-Vitamins that play an essential role in converting the food we eat into energy. In addition to that, it will also bind to some hormone receptors and produce neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, and GABA).

Vitamin B6 can also decrease high levels of homocysteine in the blood, improve your mood, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Since it’s a water-soluble vitamin, it’s an essential part of our diet that will get excreted when taken in excess.

Recommended Intake: 1.3mg per day

Vitamin B12 – 24mcg

Also known as Cobalamin, Vitamin B12 is another one of the eight famous B-Vitamins and will play an essential role in the breakdown of food for energy. Outside of that, Vitamin B12 also helps increase the production of myelin — which improves nerve communication.

Much like Vitamin B6, it will also help reduce the levels of homocysteine in the blood, improve memory, red blood cell formation, and improve mood. Some studies suggest that combining Vitamin B12 with Omega-3s will prevent cognitive decline.

Recommended Intake: 2.4mcg per day

Healthycell Focus + Recall Dosage, Packaging, And Pricing

Since Focus + Recall is available in gel form, it won’t come in the typical pill bottle or powder tub. Instead, it’ll come in a package similar to a Caprisun, or those GoGo Squeezes for kids. All you have to do is tear off the top and squeeze the gel out — either into your mouth, drink, food, or blender.

The packets come in an attractive box that resembles a box your phone comes in. On the front, you’ll see “Nootropics, Neurotransmitters, Adaptogen, Cognitive Fuel, & Brain Blood Flow Support.”


The top of the box is white with orange lettering, with the rest of the box covered in bright orange. As far as the packets, they’re mostly white with orange lettering — resembling the box.

Each packet is one serving and is designed to be taken once per day.

You can purchase Healthycell Focus and Recall on the company’s official website. One box will contain 30 packets and can be purchased on their official website for $60 each. You can save $6 by agreeing to one box every month (subscription) or save $9 by agreeing to three boxes every quarter (3 months).

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Focus + Recall Pros vs. Cons

Every supplement is going to come with its own set of pros and cons, but it’ll be up to you to weigh which ones are most important to you. Overall, Focus + Recall isn’t going to pose any threat to humans and can be taken safely with confidence.

Still, there are a few things you should know about Focus + Recall — outside of all the positive things — before making your decision. We’ve listed all of those pros and cons below to make that decision a little easier for you.


  • Can boost mental energy, focus, brain health, memory, and mood
  • Microgel delivery system allows for a unique nootropic experience
  • Can be added to food, drink, smoothie, or taken directly by mouth
  • Peach flavor is both tasty and refreshing
  • No Dairy. No Egg. No Peanuts. No Tree Nuts. No Wheat. No Shellfish. No Artificial Flavors, Colors, or Sweeteners
  • Eliminates the need for synthetic binding glues, fillers, coatings, and anti-caking agents
  • Recyclable packaging is good for the environment
  • L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, and Glycine are three powerful amino acids
  • Alpha-GPC, Phosphatidylserine, and DMAE improve acetylcholine production
  • Curcumin can improve blood flow, among other things
  • Ginseng and Lutein are known to provide powerful antioxidants
  • BioPerine increases the bioavailability of nutrients, especially Curcumin
  • Omegas, MCTs, and Vitamins B6/B12 provide natural sources of energy


  • There’s no capsule version for those that don’t like gel supplements
  • Missing key nootropics like Rhodiola Rosea, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Bacopa Monnieri, Ginkgo Biloba, and Ashwagandha
  • TeaCrine is a better choice than caffeine
  • Personally, I prefer Citicoline over Alpha-GPC
  • L-Glutamine would’ve been a nice addition
  • Huperzine-A needs to be cycled and can be dangerous in high amounts

Claims vs. Reality

Earlier in this review, we took a solid look at the claims made by HealthyCell regarding their Focus + Recall gel supplement. Now that we’ve taken a close look at the science behind it, the ingredients behind it, and everything else there is to know about it, we can finally start to see its true worth.

As far as the ingredients go, they did a great job of choosing quality ingredients with evidence behind them.

L-Theanine and caffeine will provide an energy boost without the jitters or crash, but I would prefer the use of a different stimulant like TeaCrine. Alpha-GPC is one of the best choline sources in the nootropic community, but Citicoline also provides the brain with Uridine — making it a more efficient source.

I also love the additions of Curcumin and BioPerine, as well as the phosphatidylserine.

Overall, it’s certainly going to hit home on all the claims they made. It’ll provide the brain with a mental energy boost, improve your memory, focus, mood, and support long-term brain health. The Microgel delivery system makes it unique and easy-to-use, putting it in a class of its own.

At the same time, there are some other more effective solutions — if you’re okay with taking a capsule. If you’re not okay with capsules, HealthyCell’s Focus + Recall is an excellent alternative.

Healthycell Focus + Recall Alternatives

The nootropic community is growing larger each and every month. Keep in mind, Focus + Recall is only several months old and is relatively new compared to some of the other formulas out there.

For those that are interested in a little more kick, we have several nootropic supplements that blow the rest out of the water. We’ll explain a little bit more about each one below, but these would make great alternatives to someone that doesn’t like the gel.

Let’s take a closer look at Mind Lab Pro, Performance Lab Mind, and HVMN Nootrobox!

Mind Lab Pro

Mind Lab Pro is one of the most popular and effective nootropics available on the market today. It contains 11 powerful nootropic ingredients designed to increase cognitive function from all angles — just like Focus + Recall.

This nootropic stack contains Citicoline, Phosphatidylserine, Bacopa Monnieri, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Rhodiola Rosea, L-Theanine, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Maritime Pine Bark Extract, and Vitamins B6, B9, and B12.

In addition to that, it won’t be that much more expensive than Focus + Recall — despite it being a more advanced formula. It’s only $65 per bottle (one-month supply), but you can also earn a free box with the purchase of three boxes.


Performance Lab Mind

Performance Lab Mind is a much simpler formula than Focus + Recall and Lab Mind Pro. It only contains four ingredients — Citicoline, Phosphatidylserine, L-Tyrosine, and Maritime Pine Bark Extract — but they are four extremely important ingredients to memory, speed, and focus.

The Citicoline increases choline in the brain, which helps with memory. Phosphatidylserine will improve brain health. L-Tyrosine will help increase focus, concentration, and alertness. Finally, the Maritime Pine Bark Extract will provide antioxidants and signal the release of nitric oxide.

Performance Lab Mind is also a little bit cheaper than Mind Lab Pro and Focus + Recall. A one month’s supply will only cost $50. Much like Mind Lab Pro, you’ll also receive a free box with the purchase of three boxes.


HVMN Nootrobox

HVMN, which stands for Health Via Modern Nutrition, is a brand that offers a wide range of supplements. Their HVMN Nootrobox is actually a combination of four of their most powerful capsule supplements — Sprint, Rise, Kado, and Yawn.

Here’s a closer look at each supplement:

  • Sprint contains Caffeine, L-Theanine, Panax Ginseng & Leaf Extract to provide an energy boost. 
  • Rise contains Citicoline, Ashwagandha, and Bacopa Monnieri to provide a memory boost. 
  • Kado contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Astaxanthin, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin K to optimize brain and body health. 
  • Yawn contains Magnesium Glycinate, L-Glycine, L-Theanine, and Melatonin to act as a sleep aid.

You can purchase each product individually for $35 (one-month’s supply), but you can save money by purchasing the HVMN Nootrobox for $110. The Nootrobox contains a one-month supply of each one — Sprint, Rise, Kado, and Yawn.

Final Verdict: Healthycell Focus + Recall

After looking through the ingredients, brushing up on the science, and determining the true value of HealthyCell’s Focus + Recall gel supplement, it’s clear that there’s a lot to like. It contains a wide range of nootropics that improve mental energy, brain health, memory, focus, and mood.

At the same time, it could definitely be much more powerful with the introduction of some plants heavily used in Ayurvedic medicine — such as Bacopa Monnieri, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, Ginkgo Biloba, and Lion’s Mane Mushroom.

That’s going to be the main difference between Focus + Recall and other major players in the nootropic market — like Performance Lab Mind, Mind Lab Pro, and HVMN.

With that being said, Focus + Recall is still a rather good and safe supplement. I would still recommend cycling through it (5 days on, 2 days off) every week due to the high amounts of Huperzine-A.

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Ryan Brennan

Ryan Brennan is a health and fitness writer with both personal and professional experience in the field. His passion for nutrition stems from personal experiences dealing with malnutrition, low energy, and other health complications. Through research and experimentation, Ryan was able to overcome these issues and take control of his health. He now aims to help others do the same. Ryan has been writing about nutrition, fitness, and supplementation for the past 7 years. He also has experience in the field, serving as the manager of a high-end fitness facility in Las Vegas, NV where he currently resides.

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