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ThinkSmart Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Ingredients | Claims | Warnings | Cost | Directions | Bottom Line

ThinkSmart is formulated to promote a healthy brain function, increase focus and concentration, enhance mental clarity and memory, and increase the body’s resistance to stress. It is recommended as a scientifically researched formula which supplies an effective combination of brain nutrients to its consumers.

The formula is manufactured by VitaSmart Health, an American company founded in 2011 and headquartered in North Dakota. The company claims to manufacture only scientifically based supplements using top-quality ingredients in clinically tested dosages proven effective and safe to use. The company distributes their formulas internationally with different shipping charges.

The proprietary blend contains plant extracts (Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract, Bacopa extract, Vinpocetine, and Huperzine), the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA, the neurotransmitter DMAE and the phospholipid Phosphatidylserine. All of these ingredients have been involved in various clinical studies and have been proven benefits for the brain and for the nervous system.

ThinkSmart is created for adults over 18 years old and is suitable for older people also. The ingredients work synergistically to promote a healthy brain function and increase the ability of coping with daily stress. It is marketed as a proprietary blend that is scientifically researched, safe and effective, although the claim is not supported by actual evidence.


1) ThinkSmart at a Glance

ThinkSmart is an amino-acid and herbal based nutritional supplement.

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish or in supplements in different combinations (the most common is that of DHA and EPA). DHA is an essential fatty acid, meaning it cannot be naturally produced by the body. The nutrient is essential for the development of the nervous system and vision in infants and for maintaining a healthy brain function in adults. It is used to treat ADHD in children, depression, reduce heart disease risk, lower inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, and reduce the symptoms of Reynaud Syndrome (poor peripheral circulation).

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a chemical synthesized by human body, generally in insufficient quantities. The necessary quantity must be obtained from food or supplements. It is an essential compound for the maintenance of cellular function, especially for brain cells, where it represents a significant component of cell membranes. The chemical is used to prevent and reduce age-related cognitive decline, improve cognitive function, reduce depression and ADHD symptoms.

Recently commercialized (PS) supplements are manufactured from cabbage or soy but studies showed significantly lower benefits for soy-derived formulations.

The suggested dose is of 1-2 tablets/day preferably with a meal. For optimal effects this supplements should be taken daily and only as directed.


2) Details on ThinkSmart Ingredients and Uses

ThinkSmart contains the following ingredients: Korean Ginseng Root power, L-Glutamine, ThinkSmart proprietary blend (Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract, Bacopa extract, DHA Concentrate, DMAE Phosphatidylserine, Vinpocetine and Huperzine), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Croscarmellose Sodium, and Dicalcium Phosphate.

You can also find Ginkgo Biloba in nootropics like Havsu Nutrition NeuroIgnite.

3) Is ThinkSmart Right for You?

ThinkSmart is an amino acid and herbal extract blend.

Ginkgo Biloba is a unique species of trees. The extract from the leaves of Ginkgo is widely researched and clinically proven as highly beneficial for the improvement of blood circulation and memory. Ginkgo Biloba based supplements are used as memory enhancers. Many studies have been conducted to establish Ginkgo Biloba’s benefits, but with conflicting results. Most common side effects are restlessness, nausea and vomiting, increased risk of bleeding, headaches, and dizziness and heart palpitations. Because Ginkgo can thin the blood, people taking anti-coagulants or blood thinning medication are advised to be cautious.

The Korean Ginseng is a type of ginseng (perennial plant belonging to the genus Panax) originated from Asia and used in traditional medicine as an energizer. Research seems to indicate Korean Ginseng is effective in preventing fatigue and increases resistance to stress factors. The root must be at least six years old to be effective. Because of that this, Ginseng is considered a rare plant thus its price is higher. The benefits attributed to the Korean ginseng are numerous and very diverse. It is believed to boost the immune system, lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels, act as an antioxidant, stimulate sexual performance, reduce the risk of certain types of cancers, and menopausal symptoms, increase mental performance, slow down the evolution of Alzheimer’s disease, etc. Mild allergic reactions may occur.

There are testimonials posted online about this product. What is being stated includes the following:

  • Very high Quality

  • Sun spot healed

  • I found this product very effective

  • I used up all the pills, and it does nothing for me

  • This supplement worked great and helped me memorize the information I needed.


4) ThinkSmart Claims

  • Researched ingredients
  • Positive reviews from consumers
  • Ingredients researched and proven benefits on the brain function

5) ThinkSmart Product Warnings

  • No money back-guarantee mentioned
  • Reduced information about the manufacturer
  • Moderate price for a month’s supply
  • No evidence of clinical trials involving the product
  • 1 month’s supply is approximately $30

6) ThinkSmart Cost

ThinkSmart formula is available in bottles of 60 capsules which are enough for a month’s supply or more as the recommended dose is of 1-2 capsules daily. The price is similar to formulas featuring approximately the same ingredients blend. The shipping charges for US orders are $4.95 plus an additional cost of $0.5 for every pound. For Europe and Asia, the shipping cost rises to $12.95. The formula is sold by different retailers with specific delivery terms and conditions. The manufacturer offers no money-back guarantee and discloses no details about a potential return policy.


7) Directions For Taking ThinkSmart

Even if the formula is not clinically tested, consumers support the effectiveness of ThinkSmart in enhancing brain function and the ability to concentrate. Some consider the formula a littlepricey.

Bottom Line

8) Our Bottom Line

ThinkSmart is a formula that promotes a healthy brain function and the maintenance of optimal mental activities (enhanced memory, sharp focus and concentration, mental clarity in stressful situations). It is one of the many formulas offered for the support of cognitive function and brain health. ThinkSmart is offered as a superior formula, an all-natural approach for adults interested in improving brain parameters and maintaining mental health. It is also suitable for older individuals who often deal with memory impairment and loss of retention and learning capacities.

The formula is not FDA approved. Also, there is no report of any clinical trial involving this specific formula. This is why it is necessary to obtain a healthcare professional’s consent before using the formula.

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