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Magic Mind Review: Is This Nootropic Shot Worth It?
Last Updated on January 22, 2024
I drank Magic Mind for thirty days and enjoyed its effects, taste, and convenience. Don’t expect it to answer all your daily challenges, but it can act as additional support and help cut down on daily caffeine intake.
- Magic Mind is a nootropic drink containing matcha, adaptogens, nootropics, and vitamins to provide energy, focus, and calming effects.
- Has a pleasant, refreshing taste with hints of mint, fruit, and matcha green tea.
- When taken daily for 30 days, I experienced sustained energy and increased focus and calmness after the third day, which lasted around 2 hours without crashing or jitters.
- At around $4 per bottle, Magic Mind is pricier than traditional coffee but was deemed worthwhile for the extra cognitive benefits.
- We recommend Magic Mind for afternoon pick-me-ups when focus and productivity are needed, but not necessarily as a daily habit due to the cost.
We are often busy and may take on too much, thinking we can conquer the world. But as we start our day, we quickly realize we may not get everything we planned done today (at least that’s the case for me). And then, we give ourselves the optimistic hope that we’ll get it done tomorrow.
Nowadays, with the constant breaking news stories, social media, or your white labrador coming inside your office for snacks or belly rubs, I’m getting more distracted throughout my workday (primarily since I work from home). Then, when I realize I didn’t get as much done as planned, that thought alone can drain my energy.
Knowing the tasks I need to embark on today, the idea of something — not just another energy drink — that can help promote calmness and focus or boost energy interests me.
Magic Mind is a nootropic "green juice" shot packaged in a branded, eye-catching way. The goal is to provide a quick, tasty, and convenient brain boost that enhances productivity and focus.
Magic Mind sent me a 30-day supply, so I gave it a test run. (Spoiler: I did enjoy the taste, and I did feel some benefits, which I’ll share in just a moment in this review).
I was also curious if consuming a shot of Magic Mind could replace my second cup of coffee in the afternoon. Well, it did (more on that below).
I appreciate wellness companies like Magic Mind that use good ingredients, have a mission, and work with medical advisors to make their products. It goes a long way.
Magic Mind supports mental health by donating 5 cents from each bottle sold. Donations go to mental health charities and organizations that help homeless communities.
Some supplement companies are not transparent about their practices. Magic Mind is mostly transparent, but they don't provide detailed information about the amounts of certain ingredients. It would be helpful if they did, but I will rely on my personal experience.
That said, they do disclose what ingredients are in this drink. They have 14 ingredients classified into four focus areas:
- Matcha: For the caffeine content to give you the energy boost
- Adaptogens: Ingredients including Ashwagandha to help you unwind and relax
- Nootropics: Ingredients including bacopa monnieri and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms that help you stay focused
- Immunity: ingredients like echinacea and vitamin C to help support your immune system.
What I Liked about Magic Mind
- Beautiful branding and convenient, non-bulky packaging
- Nice refreshing taste
- It provided a subtle, although noticeable, boost in energy, focus, and calmness
- Replaced my second cup of coffee in the afternoon
Things to Consider
- Magic Mind’s monthly cost isn’t cheap
- The company doesn’t reveal the exact amounts of every ingredient
Drinking Magic Mind provoked an array of flavors and textures, leaving me contemplating each nuance. A subtle yet smooth, spicy kick came through at the first sip.
Hints of mint and a mélange of fruits with earthy undertones emerged, balanced by a touch of sweetness from the agave. The mushrooms are undetectable in taste, however.
Overall, it's smooth, refreshing, and delicious. As mentioned, it was very palatable, making me wish to drink a full glass rather than just a shot.
The first time I tried Magic Mind, the taste was good, but I was a bit indifferent. After two days, the taste grew on me, and I began enjoying it more. In other words, the taste became more desirable.
Upon receiving them, I placed my Magic Mind bottles into the fridge and enjoyed them chilled.
Taste plays a vital role in anything we eat or drink. I understand that not all healthy foods and beverages will taste amazing for everyone. Still, the benefits make up for any less-than-ideal flavors in Magic Mind (in case not everyone will like it).
I tried to separate what I felt by drinking Magic Mind and remaining objective, not to confuse it with a placebo effect. Disclosure: I had to take Magic Mind for three consecutive days to begin experiencing some effects.
So here’s what I experienced:
I start my day off with a cup of coffee as I sit down to work. However, I may feel fatigued later in the afternoon, often wanting another cup of coffee.
I used Magic Mind to replace that second cup of coffee and give me more energy. Yes, it replaced my second cup of coffee and gave me that extra afternoon boost, likely thanks to its 55 mg of matcha. I felt slightly elevated for the next couple of hours after drinking a shot. However, it was modest.
I also did not experience any jitteriness or crash effects from drinking Magic Mind like I might have if I drank too much coffee in one day. (Side note: I never tried replacing my entire daily coffee routine with Magic Mind, just the second cup.)
Taking the benefits of energy and translating it into focus, Magic Mind helped me stay slightly more focused throughout my afternoon work tasks.
Ultimately, it was up to me to get a grip on my schedule and stay focused but Magic Mind was nice support. It’s tough to precisely quantify to what extent this nootropic drink helped promote my focus, but it did for a couple of hours at most.
Calmness and Relaxation
I felt moderately calmer after 15–20 minutes of drinking Magic Mind, likely due to its ashwagandha and other adaptogens. I began noticing these effects after the third day of drinking Magic Mind. Usually, I can get all worked up from a hectic morning by the afternoon, so it helped me unwind a little. But again, it was subtle at best.
Nope. As mentioned, I did not experience any jitters or crashes by drinking Magic Mind, as I may sometimes be from drinking too much coffee in one day. I also did not experience any upset stomach or digestive issues. I consumed only one Magic Mind shot in a single day.
Magic Mind is available as a one-time purchase or with a monthly subscription:
Magic Mind offers a limited return policy. If you are unsatisfied, Magic Mind promises to refund your first order, no questions asked. You don’t even need to ship the product back.
This policy is advantageous as it eliminates the risk of trying the product and not liking the taste or experiencing any benefits. However, none of your future orders qualify for any return or refund.
For some perspective: I brew artisan coffee, which comes out to $0.80 to $1 per serving. If you use standard coffee, your cost per cup is even lower. So, compared to regular coffee, Magic Mind is considerably more expensive. However, you get the benefits of functional ingredients, adaptogens, some vitamins, and the convenience of the ready-to-drink bottle.
If you are like us and are looking for new ways to improve your focus and manage stress levels, there are several new and promising products to try. One such product most similar to Magic Mind is MUD\WTR Matcha powder.
(If the name sounds all too familiar, it is likely because you heard of the original MUD\WTR mushroom coffee alternative, heavily marketed online.)
- MUD\WTR Matcha contains organic ceremonial-grade matcha with an identical caffeine content of 55 mg as Magic Mind.
- Other shared ingredients include L-theanine, organic lion’s mane and cordyceps mushrooms, and turmeric.
- Both products claim to reduce caffeine intake, improve focus and calmness, and support immunity.
- MUD\WTR Matcha has more types of mushrooms, while Magic Mind has more adaptogens and nutrients. Specifically, Magic Mind includes ashwagandha, echinacea, Rhodiola rosea, bacopa monnieri, and choline. Because each person is different, your body may respond better to one product.
- Both brands don’t show the quantity of each ingredient, but MUD\WTR does mention the total amount of the mushroom mix. This may help some gauge how much of the nutrients they consume.
- Magic Mind conveniently contains 100% DV of vitamin D, which many people lack.
- MUD\WTR Matcha is 100% USDA Organic and NON-GMO Project Verified. Magic Mind only uses some organic ingredients.
- Magic Mind is best chilled, requiring no prep, and is more portable. MUD\WTR Matcha requires some prep and is meant to be served hot after mixing a scoop of the powder with hot milk or water. The brand recommends adding their separate creamer and sweetener and frothing the drink (a frother comes free in their starter kit).
- MUD\WTR costs much less per serving than Magic Mind: $1.33 vs. $3.25 (prices are based on a 30-serving subscription). Adding a creamer and sweeter to MUD\WTR will double the per-serving cost to $2.66.
If you are looking to reduce your coffee intake while maintaining cognitive benefits, both Magic Mind and MUD\WTR Matcha are good options, with some key differences:
- MUD\WTR Matcha is the better choice if you want a warm morning drink. Magic Mind is designed to be consumed cold.
- Magic Mind is more convenient and versatile if you want a drink requiring no prep or that you can grab and drink later.
- If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, MUD\WTR Matcha is the least expensive option.
Ultimately, the choice between the two could come down to personal taste preferences and individual responses to the unique combinations of ingredients. If you are unsure which is better for you, we recommend trying both to compare.
I love my coffee. I also really like Magic Mind. Magic Mind will likely not replace my coffee (just my second desired cup in the afternoon), but it still supports my energy and focus and promotes relaxation. Yes, I can live without it, but it's nice to have, especially if you're trying to cut down on coffee.
Magic Mind has earned my respect based on how it made me feel, its convenience, and its taste. I plan to keep some in the fridge, but maybe I won't drink it daily. If the high price tag isn’t an issue for some, these shots are worth trying.