Gorilla Mind Rush Review Summary
Gorilla Mind Rush is not a nootropic supplement that we would recommend to anybody, for any reason. What we get from Gorilla Mind Rush is a proprietary blend – always a MAJOR RED FLAG – stuffed full of ingredients that either have no benefits whatsoever, or that have serious side effect issues. We have no idea how much caffeine we get from each serving. DMAE is the most side effect-prone cholinergic. A huge dose of that mixed with Alpha-GPC and Huperzine A is going to cause side effects. Other ingredients do nothing at all. Better nootropics are out there.
Gorilla Mind Rush Review: What does it do?
Gorilla Mind Rush is a nootropic supplement which gained a lot of popularity very quickly among bodybuilders and other high-intensity athletes due to its ability to rapidly increase focus and mental energy.
According to the manufacturer, Gorilla Mind Rush is the most powerful focus and energy enhancer on the market. They claim it can elevate mental energy, boost motivation, and increase concentration span.
But recently, there have been a number of negative Gorilla Mind Rush reviews appearing online. In fact, it appears as though Gorilla Mind Rush has been taken off sale and potentially discontinued. Yet many nootropic rveiew sites continue to rate it highly.
But does Gorilla Mind Rush really work? Is it safe? What are the Gorilla Mind Rush side effects like? Has this nootropic been discontinued? Read our detailed Gorilla Mind Rush review below to find out.
Gorilla Mind Rush Ingredients
What is in Gorilla Mind Rush? This is the questions that all Gorilla Mind Rush reviews need to focus on, as this determines the efficacy of any brain supplement.
Here is the Gorilla Mind Rush ingredients list:
In case the label isn’t clear, here is the Gorilla Mind Rush ingredients with doses as they appear on the label:
- DMAE – DOSE UNKNOWN
- Alpha-GPC – DOSE UNKNOWN
- N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – DOSE UNKNOWN
- L-Theanine – DOSE UNKNOWN
- Bacopa monnieri – DOSE UNKNOWN
- N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate – DOSE UNKNOWN
- 2-Aminoisoheptane – DOSE UNKNOWN
- Caffeine Anhydrous – DOSE UNKNOWN
- Dicaffeine Malate – DOSE UNKNOWN
- Higenamine – DOSE UNKNOWN
- Black Pepper Extract – DOSE UNKNOWN
- Huperzine A – DOSE UNKNOWN
As you can see, Gorilla Mind Rush doesn’t tell you any of the individual ingredient doses on the label. Instead, they’ve hidden the Gorilla Mind Rush ingredients serving sizes behind a “proprietary blend”. This is always a big red flag for a nootropic. Proprietary blends are only ever used to hide how badly you’re being ripped off.
Below is a detailed look at each Gorilla Mind Rush ingredient. In each case, we’ll explain what the ingredient is supposed to do and what the scientific evidence says about its use. Please post your questions about Gorilla Mind Rush ingredients in the comments.
DMAE – DOSE UNKNOWN
DMAE is a cholinergic, although not a very good one. Taking DMAE increases acetylcholine availability in the brain, which in turn increases focus, working memory, learning, and mental clarity. However, DMAE is highly unreliable, as many users get no benefit at all from this compound while others experience nothing but side effects. We don’t know how much DMAE we get in Gorilla Mind Rush.
Alpha-GPC – DOSE UNKNOWN
Alpha-GPC is another cholinergic. It is much more effective and efficient at increasing acetylcholine than DMAE. Alpha-GPC also supports brain cell health and development. While Alpha-GPC is a great nootropic, we don’t know why Gorilla Mind Rush contains both Alpha-GPC and DMAE. It is likely that the manufacturer has gone heavy on the cheap DMAE and cut back on the Alpha-GPC.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – DOSE UNKNOWN
Tyrosine is an amino acid, and a fundamental building block of the neurotransmitter dopamine. As many of you will know, dopamine is a vitally important neurotransmitter responsible for motivation, and to a lesser degree focus, learning and mood regulation. Supplementing with Tyrosine has been shown to increase dopamine levels. Clinical trials show that Tyrosine supplementation enhances cognitive performance in stressful situations, which is consistent with what we’d see from elevated dopamine levels.
Gorilla Mind Rush contains an unknown quantity of Tyrosine. The minimum effective dose of Tyrosine is about 150mg per day. While we have 1655mg of formula to go around, the fact that this nootropic uses a proprietary blend makes us suspect that the best ingredients are being low dosed.
L-Theanine – DOSE UNKNOWN
Theanine is another amino acids with interesting nootropic benefits. Theanine acts as a mild anxiolytic; it reduces stress and anxiety, allowing you to stay focused on your work during stressful periods. But the main benefit of theanine is that it works in synergistic fashion with caffeine, heightening its benefits and reducing its side effects. We recommend taking theanine with caffeine on a 2:1 ratio. But yet again, we have no idea how much we get from Gorilla Mind Rush.
Bacopa monnieri – DOSE UNKNOWN
Bacopa monnieri is one of the best nootropics in existence. Taking Bacopa monnieri reliably improves memory function across numerous measures, including retention and recall speeds. Bacopa monnieri appears to be much more effective in older people with mild cognitive impairment, but it is effective when taken by younger, otherwise healthy people too.
But once again, we can’t get too excited here. Gorilla Mind Rush does not say how much Bacopa monnieri it contains. If it is less than 300mg (since it uses a whole lead extract), then it probably won’t have any noticeable effects.
N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate – DOSE UNKNOWN
We have no idea why this ingredient is in Gorilla Mind Rush. We don’t know why it would be used in any nootropic, or in any supplement of any kind for that matter. N-Phenethyl Dimethylamine Citrate is a Phenethylamine substitute used in food manufacturing as a flavouring agent. It is used in some supplements because it is said to act as a stimulant. We have seen absolutely no evidence to support this claim. Phenylethylamine may act as a slight stimulant, but supplementing with it is pointless as it is found in so many foods.
2-Aminoisoheptane – DOSE UNKNOWN
This is a big red flag Gorilla Mind Rush ingredient. 2-Aminoisoheptane is a synthetic stimulant often used in weight loss supplements and diet pills. Specifically, it is often used in scammy, dangerous weight loss pills. 2-Aminoisoheptane is actually a misleading name given to an analogue of DMAA – the sympathetic drug voluntarily withdrawn from the market by Eli Lilly back in the 70s. The use of this ingredient in Gorilla Mind Rush alone makes us strongly recommend avoiding this nootropic!
Caffeine Anhydrous – DOSE UNKNOWN
It seems like most of the Gorilla Mind Rush ingredients are stimulants! Caffeine anhydrous is a particularly powerful stimulant; it is stronger than normal caffeine on a weight-for-weight basis as it has had all water molecules removed. About 100mg of caffeine anhydrous is a significant dose; anything over 100mg is almost guaranteed to cause some side effects. Having caffeine anhydrous in a proprietary blend – and thus potentially dosed at over 1000mg per serving – is ridiculously dangerous.
Dicaffeine Malate – DOSE UNKNOWN
MORE CAFFEINE! It’s clear that Gorilla Mind Rush is less of a nootropic and more a grossly over-powered energy pill (the formula closely resembles many scam diet pills). Dicaffeine malate, as the name suggests, is a molecule joining two caffeine molecules with malate. This apparently makes it a “no crash” caffeine. While the addition of a malate molecule may change the overall bioavailability and action of the caffeine, DiCaffeine Malate is not “no crash caffeine”.
Once again, we have no idea how much caffeine we’re getting here. With a proprietary blend of over 1500mg, we could easily have a dangerous total dose of caffeine in Gorilla Mind Rush.
Higenamine – DOSE UNKNOWN
Higenamine is another classic diet pill ingredient. This is not found in any other nootropics. It’s worrying to see that Gorilla Mind Rush contains more dangerous stimulants than actual nootropics! Long used as a staple ingredient in cheap diet pills, Higenamine is on the FDA’s Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List as of April 2019. This is not a good thing! This may be why Gorilla Mind Rush is no longer listed for sale on the merchant website!
Black Pepper Extract – DOSE UNKNOWN
Black pepper extract (piperine) is often added to sports supplements to enhance the bioavailability of the ingredients. It is particularly important in supplements containing curcumin, as without piperine curcumin is poorly absorbed. But it is not normally found in nootropics. Looks like another ingredient more at home in a diet pill than a brain supplement.
Huperzine A – DOSE UNKNOWN
Huperzine A is a powerful cognitive enhancer capable of sharpening focus, increasing information processing speeds, and promoting learning in just a few hours. Huperzine A works by shutting off the brain’s ability to get rid of used acetylcholine. This increases acetylcholine availability in the brain, which means greater mental performance overall. That said, Huperzine A cannot be used daily for long periods of time as excessive acetylcholine can be harmful.
Gorilla Mind Rush Formula Analysis: Is it a good brain supplement?
Is Gorilla Mind Rush a good nootropic?
Not even close. We can barely even call Gorilla Mind Rush a nootropic. The formula is exactly the same as most cheap diet pills, just with some nootropics thrown in. We think the manufacturer basically bought a white label weight loss pill and mixed in small amounts of nootropics to try and make a fast buck.
One of the main issues with Gorilla Mind Rush is the serious safety issues. We will cover this in more detail in the side effects section, but Gorilla Mind Rush contains several different stimulants, and we have no idea how any of them are dosed. All we know is that this supplement is likely to be way overcharged with stimulants.
The use of a proprietary blend is in itself a HUGE RED FLAG for us. The only reason supplement manufacturers use prop blends is to hide a scammy formula so you don’t realise you’re being ripped off.
So while Gorilla Mind Rush may contain some good nootropic ingredients, what are the chances these ingredients have been dosed properly? If Alpha-GPC was dosed at 300mg, why hide this major selling point?
You would only hide the formula if the effective (and thus expensive) ingredients were dosed very low, while useless, untested “filler” ingredients were making up the bulk of the formula.
So no, we don’t think Gorilla Mind Rush is a good nootropic in any sense of the word. No matter how you look at it, Gorilla Mind Rush looks like a scam diet pill with some nootropics thrown in to jazz up the label.
Gorilla Mind Rush vs Alpha Brain
Comparing Gorilla Mind Rush and Alpha Brain is extremely difficult. These two supplements may describe themselves as nootropics, but they are very different stacks indeed.
One big thing that separates Alpha Brain and Gorilla Mind Rush, making them difficult to compare, is the way Gorilla Mind Rush uses stimulants. Alpha Brain is srtimulant-free, whereas Gorilla Mind Rush is packed full of synthetic and natural stimulants. This means the two stacks will have wildly different effects and side effects.
But overall, which is better, Gorilla Mind Rush or Alpha Brain?
If we were forced to recommend one nootropic over the other, it would have to be Alpha Brain. While we have serious issues with the Alpha Brain formula, it is at least possible to work out rough doses for some ingredients, and there is no concern about a potentially massive dose of caffeine as there is with Gorilla Mind Rush. Just on side effects alone Alpha Brain definitely wins in a fight vs Gorilla Mind Rush.
Gorilla Mind Rush Side Effects: Is it safe?
Is Gorilla Mind Rush safe?
Gorilla Mind Rush contains several stimulants that – given the massive proprietary blend dose and the other more expensive ingredients – are likely to be dosed far too high. The Gorilla Mind Rush merchant site actually describes the caffeine dose as “hardy”, which usually means “excessive”.
Mixed with all the other stimulants, the chance of experiencing Gorilla Mind Rush side effects is very high.
The likely side effects of using Gorilla Mind Rush include:
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Elevated heart rate
- Energy crashes
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach cramps
Since Gorilla Mind Rush deliberately hides the ingredient doses, then it’s almost certain that it is stuffed full of stimulants. As such, you are almost certain to experience some of these Gorilla Mind Rush side effects.
Gorilla Mind Rush Discontinued?
What happened to Gorilla Mind Rush?
Has Gorilla Mind Rush been discontinued?
It would appear so. While the merchant site still mentions the product in various blog posts, Gorilla Mind Rush is no longer on sale on the merchant site. We cannot find it currently on sale anywhere online, including Amazon and eBay. It is highly likely that Gorilla Mind Rush has been permanently discontinued, no doubt due to the aforementioned use of substances highlighted by the FDA as dangerous! Of course the product may appear on sale again at any point. That is completely up to the manufacturer. We also do not have any concrete confirmation that it has been discontinued.
Gorilla Mind Rush Review Conclusion: Does it really work?
Is Gorilla Mind Rush a good brain supplement?
We strongly recommend reading our full Gorilla Mind Rush review before buying this nootropic.
This is a scam nootropic if we’ve ever seen one. Gorilla Mind Rush is full of nasty stimulants which will just elevate your heart rate, crash your energy levels after a few hours, and cause acute anxiety. The stress these stimulants will put on your heart is not worth the meagre benefits of this nootropic.
Please read a number of Gorilla Mind Rush reviews above before using this product, or at least the ingredients and side effects sections!
Gorilla Mind Rush is dangerous, and we see no reason why anyone looking to enhance their focus, memory or learning capacity would use it. The best nootropics on sale today can enhance mental energy and sharpen focus without relying on stimulants.
Brian Johnson is current Editor of Vagarights.com and a long-time writer for VAGA. A former psychologist, Brian is passionate about improving mental health and finding ways to stave off cognitive decline. He is an expert on nootropics, cognitive enhancement and biohacking more broadly. You can see his work on Google scholar.