Gorilla Mind Rush and Smooth Review

The Most Powerful, Safest, and Legal Natural Nootropic in 2019?

If you’re tired of all the pill pushers and supplement snake oil salesmen draining your wallet…

If you’re tired of wading through page after page of supposed “miracle” and “amazing” brain supplement every time you search Bing or Google…

You’re in the right place.

I’m tired of ’em too. Angry actually. So tired that I decided to make a simple website to tell you what works best and what to watch for.

There are 2 top-shelf supplements that work better and are actually less expensive than the rest. Go figure.

And please don’t believe me, I WANT you to do the research for yourself, because I did and it took me more than 26 hours of research and 5 years of trying various pills and potions to decide on those 2.


I got angry enough to make an ugly, but truthful website.

So you be the judge.

In a hurry or ready to buy the 2 supplements? They’re 100% all natural, made in the US, and have a 30-day money-back guarantee with no preservatives or flavorings.

One’s called Gorilla Mind Rush. It has caffeine and other ingredients to give you focus and a boost of energy for 4-12 hours.



The other is called Gorilla Mind Smooth. It has no caffeine. Both will give you more focus and energy (with no jitters) for about 4-12 hours, so don’t take either Rush or Smooth near bed time. See why below.



Yeah, the names are odd, but why care…they work.

Why These 2 Supplements Over the Hundreds Others?

I wish I would name names, but I’m just a regular guy with a job who wants to keep it and not be sued.

But I can say this: In college I took a research methodology class and performed research during my junior year (I researched flavonoids and their impact inflammation in the body).

I learned how to conduct proper experiments, what doses of things are effective in the human body, and most of all…how to think critically.

So I want to save you some time and expose the stuff that doesn’t work or barely works enough to keep you hooked and back for more, just so those supplement companies can take your money. I don’t know how they sleep at night.

Without getting into the scientific stuff (I do that below) here’s why those 2 won:

  1. Pure ingredients. Right ingredients. Right amount. (Most companies are “diluting” their product on purpose or didn’t read the research to know what amounts are effective in the human body).
  2. All natural. (Don’t know about you, but I don’t need weird stuff tearing through my body. I’m just looking for more energy and focus at work without ending up in the ER)
  3. The ingredients synergize. (Most of these companies are just throwing powder into pills with caffeine and not considering how to balance ingredients out)
  4. Made in an FDA registered, GMP certified lab in the US.
  5. Third-party tested and was negative for mold, yeast, bacteria, and viruses that can contaminate supplements.

What to Look For When Buying Brain Supplements (aka Nootropics) To Make Sure You’re Getting Your Money’s Worth

Research-proven effective ingredients

Instead of having to pour through studies (unless that’s your thing, like mine) you can check out Examine.com (run by a PhD) → search for the ingredient name → then check to see if it had ANY effects at all on humans. Good ingredients should have “notable” or “moderate” as their “level of evidence.”

Not only that, the supplement in question should be developed by people who actually take their formulation, not just a scientist sitting in a lab. The lab isn’t a “real world” setting and let’s face it…science is often behind the times when it comes to cutting edge stuff.

That sounds silly but how many times have you heard studies where, if you had athletes as friends you’d already know that stuff (rep ranges to build muscle, using resistance bands, etc.) Or how about those “Duh” studies like the 3 from this Popular Science article[*]:

“Old People Prefer Happy Memories”
“Most People Drive Poorly while Talking on the Phone”
“People Are Happier on the Weekend”

This is where our tax dollars are going folks.

So use science to see if it 1. has an effect on humans, 2. safe for the body, and 3. That the company is not making any false claims, but don’t SOLELY rely on science. Sprinkle some real-world, working-class experience into the mix.

No Auto-billing or Auto-ship

Screw placing your credit card in the hands of some of these fly by night companies who want you to “subscribe and save” meanwhile making it nearly impossible to cancel without jumping through more hoops than a circus animal.

Avoid companies who do that crap.

Third-party tested

This one is big. Other than the FDA and the company’s reputation…what’s stopping them from selling you some powder that they SAY is XYZ, but how do you know that nondescript plan looking white powder is really XYZ and not ABC?

Third-party testing is how.

Any good company has it done and can present a CoA (certificate of analysis) on request without hesitating.

A COA lets you know:

  1. If the product is contaminated with heavy metals, mold, yeast, bacteria, etc.
  2. If the ingredient a company claims is “XYZ” is REALLY XYZ or not (usually based on HPLC, High-performance liquid chromatography. But there are others, like one of my favorite Nootropics company explains here)
  3. How pure the ingredient.

CoA are expensive, so that’s why many companies don’t do them. Don’t gamble your health by buying from a company unwilling to test the safety of their own products.


Some of these companies charge crazy prices for some powder stuffed into a pill (that sometimes don’t even work). Not with Gorilla Mind Rush or Smooth.

Both are some of the most inexpensive but complete brain supplement blends on the market. Go look for yourself. Try to buy all the ingredients individually on Amazon and even with Prime you’d still be paying more.

NOTE: The only real way to know if a supplement will work is to do your research ahead of time, check the ingredients and the company. No matter how fancy their website is, or if they have some celebrity endorsing the product (who they probably PAID to say all that stuff)…what matters is research and other reviews.

All companies claim to have the best, but who do you know to trust?

None of them. Trust the research FIRST, reviews second (Side note: even reviews can be faked. Google “amazon fake reviews” and always use FakeSpot.com before buying something expensive on Amazon)

So Why Does Gorilla Mind Have the Top Supplement?

Ever felt like you were just nailing jello to wall when it came to performance?

What about feel like a hole was punch into your vocabulary and things were always at the tip of your tongue and harder to recall?

Same. I wanted to sharpen my mind without side effects.

I’ve tried noopept, piracetam, Alpha Brain, other nootropic blends, and some other stuff I’m not going to mention here.

The one that make me want to bend steel at the gym and write long posts like this without getting tired? Gorilla Mind.

But “you’re just one guy” you say?

Then read the story of one user below, the others below, and the mountain pile of reviews on the official site here

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What Makes Gorilla Mind Different?

1. No crash. No jitters

Due to the L-theanine balancing out the natural stimulant ingredients of GM [Gorilla Mind]. What good is focusing all day if you can’t get to sleep that night? A couple days of that and your other favorite nootropic (or pre-workout) has tanked your performance by smashing a wrecking ball into your sleep schedule. Not GM though.

Pro tip: try swapping that pre-workout (anyone remember the old Jack3d?) for 1-2 pills of GM. Your taste buds will thank you. GM gives pre-workouts a run for their money. BUT. DO NOT combine it with our pre-workouts.

2. Research-based effective doses

Each ingredient is dosed based on the effective dose used in research. This sounds small, but if you read the research papers (or skim Examine.com), you’ll see that many companies are “cutting” their product and selling you a dose-per-serving-size that’s ineffective. Or they just didn’t read the research to see what were the right amounts per serving size to use. Either way…do you want to take a pill from some company who has no clue what they’re doing? Me either.

If you’ve tried a bunch of nootropics and went “They suck and don’t work,” if you can take caffeine and have no medical contraindications, buy Gorilla Mind Rush and I almost guarantee you won’t say that again. The other noots probably didn’t work because:

A. They didn’t use research-backed doses of ingredients (and hide that fact behind “proprietary formulas” they also tend to go light on the cognitive enhancers and heavy on the caffeine without balancing it out, so you “feel something” but end up nearly tweaking out)

B. Your genetics (liver clearance, methylation or lack of, etc.)

C. You do hard drugs fairly regularly. Noots are fairly new territory and you probably won’t feel them as much. Might want to seek help.

D. You take other prescription stims like Ritalin, Adderall, and Methylphenidate. What do you expect, a miracle? That stuff has people painting their house 2 times in one weekend and college students fiending for another hit to compensate for actually learning the material.

If it works well (and KEY point…Can be patented), the Pharamaceutical industry has already claimed it and/or it’s been banned from a sport.

Until we get smarter AI injected into pharmakokinetic prediction software that mimics an in vivo environment, stick with GM if you don’t want to ruin organs just trying to have some fun or become Bradley Cooper 2.0 in Limitless working on the next big Unicorn startup idea or finishing that financial model.

Noots are for people who want better concentration and focus without sacrificing their health.

Everyone (5+ people) I’ve let try GM has felt it hit strong and last for 4+ hours, self included.

Let’s get this derailed train back on track:

Strong balanced synergy between stimulants and cognitive enhancers

3. Easy on digestive system and liver

Won’t tear through them like a starved honey badger

4. Better focus, concentration, and energy

Need to make it through the your shift at work? Or need an edge over your competition or co-workers? You’ll be locked in nearly all day and still have energy for the gym or playing with your kids when you get home. No side effects either.

My vision seems clearer and I’m more aware of my environment when on either Rush or Smooth

5. Extremely potent

You’ve been warned: “Do not exceed 6 capsules in any 24-hour period (6 capsules at once will almost certainly be too strong for 95-99% of users, this product is no joke).”

All the ingredients needed are in pill format. I know I posted about pills vs powders a few years ago, but popping pills save time (especially if you have a powder heavy regimen)

What are the ingredients?

In Rush

It’s made of 3 parts: Gorilla Mind Cognition Complex, Rush Energy & Focus Matrix, and the Gorilla Mind Absorption Catalyst.

11 ingredients total (not counting excipients)

Part 1: Cognition complex

  • DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol)
  • Alpha GPC 50% (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcoline)
  • L-Theanine
  • Bacopa Monnieri (standardized to 45% Bacosides)
  • Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata leaf standardized extract)

Part 2: Rush Energy & Focus Matrix

  • L-Tyrosine
  • 2-aminoisoheptane
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Dicaffiene Malate
  • Nelumbo nucifera (standardized for Higenamine)

Part 3: Gorilla Mind Absorption Catalyst

  • Black Pepper Fruit Extract (standardized to 95% Piperine)

These are the fantastic 5 cognition enhancers in part 1.

You have a mix of cholinergics that help make more acetylcholine or stop it from being broken down, resulting in more of it hanging around. Along with 2 ingredients to balance out the effects of caffeine and the other energy-boosting compounds in Gorilla Mind’s “Rush Energy & Focus Matrix.”

1. DMAE is a cholinergic known to reduce beta amyloid (the “age pigment”) build-up. Beta amyloids are the peptides thought to cause Alzheimer’s. It also protects neurons from different kinds of oxidation.

2. Alpha GPC is also a cholinergic, that helps with gainz (muscle gain) and pumps the brakes on cognitive decline, Alzheimer symptoms. A single study also reveled it increase power output notably, by 14%. [R]

3. L-Theanine I’ve written more in-depth about here, so I won’t repeat it. Just know that it’s the calming yin to caffeine’s yang. If cannabis’s THC were caffeine, L-Theanine would be CBD. It blots out a lot of caffeine’s negative side effects.

4. Bacopa M. is known for improving memory and mood. But it’s also good at improving how you think by reducing anxiety. It’s also an antioxidant.

5. Huperzine A is an acetylcholinerase inhibitor that helps enhance memory and brain plasticity (i.e. helps you retain what you learn, etc.)

Part 2 also has 5 ingredients.

2 of them are caffeine aka Old Faithful. Can’t have a (great) nootropics without caffeine. The malate form is easier on your digestive system.

After World War II, Coca-Cola when cocaine became illegal, struggled to find something to replace their beloved and eventually landed on caffeine malate: the older, stronger brother of caffeine anhydrous that gives energy, reduces fatigue, AND turns mental focus into a laser beam.

If Gorilla Mind Rush isn’t in your cart while reading this…I’ve failed you.

2-aminoisoheptane aka DHMA aka Octodrine aka Dimethylhexylamine is what every good pre-workout company scrambled to replace DMAA with when it was banned. It’s a stimulant that does what other stimulants usually do: decrease appetite, boost cognitive function, and energy levels.

Side note: Avoid taking too much of this stuff (better to avoid completely) if you have high blood pressure, will be using it during extreme heat or dehydration. [R]

Nelumbo nucifera (Sacred Lotus plant) This one is a mood booster with anti-depressant properties. The higenamine component is an interesting one. It’s anti-asthmatic, but the mechanism that causes it to dilating the bronchial tubes is the same one that ephedrine’s fat-burning comes from. Examine.com says it’s mostly used as a fat-burner. Also appears to be a stimulant but the research is unclear.

The L-tyrosine’s a stimulatory amino acid. Research has shown it to help cognitive function during times of acute stress. That means it’s useful for competitions and exams.

Part 3, the piperine mainly functions to enhance absorption of everything else via inhibiting glucuronidation, a process in which the liver “tells” the body something is ready to be excreted.


In Smooth

  • DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol)
  • Alpha GPC 50% (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcoline)
  • Phenylethylamine HCL
  • N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
  • L-Theanine
  • Bacopa Monnieri (standardized to 45% Bacosides)
  • Theacrine (as TeaCrine®)
  • Hordenine
  • Black Pepper Fruit Extract (standardized to 95% Piperine)
  • Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata leaf standardized extract)

Smooth differs from Rush because it doesn’t have Rush’s Energy & Focus Matrix / stimulants…hence the “smoothness.”

Other than that, there are 3 other ingredients exclusive to it:

Phenylethylamine HCL, Hordenine, and Theacrine. The N-acetyl L-Tyorsine is a form of L-tyrosine that makes it easier to absorb, so let’s skip it.

Phenylethylamine (PEA) is a mood-boosting nootropic. PEA + hordenine tends to result in feeling an energy boost and a bump in your ability to concentrate.

Hordenine is an adrenergic-like nootropic and can feel like a stimulant.

Theacrine’s basically a caffeine molecule with an extra methyl (CH3) group attached. BUT. The key difference is if you’re sensitive to caffeine—this stuff gives NO jitters at all. Zero. It’s caffeine without the downsides, and this stuff lasts way longer in the system too.

Smooth causes me to focus longer and harder without feeling fatigued after.


Other Features

  • Has a 30-day money back guarantee. So if you don’t like it, just contact the company for a prompt and courteous refund
  • Made in the USA in a GMP-certified and FDA-registered manufacturing facility

What Others say about Gorilla Mind



Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called Gorilla Mind?

It was a long-running philosophy / joke between the creators. A reminder to aspire to be calm, strong, and powerful but don’t take yourself so seriously that it affects your performance and decision-making.

Any health contraindications I should be worried about?

Don’t combine it with ANY other dietary supplements or prescription medication.

Gorilla Mind Rush has caffeine in it, so if your doctor or healthcare provider told you to avoid it then Rush isn’t for you. You can ask them if Theacrine (the caffeine alternative in Gorilla Mind Smooth) is OK, though.

Gorilla Mind Smooth has no caffeine or stimulants.

How is it different than other brain pills out there?

1. Effective research-backed doses of every ingredient per serving.
2. Balanced but powerful ingredients combine to give energy without any crash or nasty side effects
3. The 3 founders (Chris, Michael, and Derek) carefully took 2 years to formulate it based on 10+ years of research, analysis, and personal experimentation with other supplements
4. No corners were cut.

How much does it cost?

Cheaper than most other nootropics / brain boosters:

$34.99 for 90 pills of either Rush or Smooth (1 pill a day lasts you 3 months. 2 pills a day last 45 days.)

Does this have any sugar, preservatives, or flavorings in it?

No. None at all.

Can you take Rush?

I don’t recommend it. It’s crazy strong. You won’t have any withdrawals or feel “dumb” or “stupid” afterwards, but I wouldn’t take it more than 4 days per week, when you REALLY need to get stuff done

Can you take Smooth daily?

Check with your doctor, but I’d say yes. I’ve done it before and didn’t notice any bad side effects.


If you want a natural nootropic that’s safe but packs a punch that’s way more noticeable than placebo effect, give GM Rush a try.

If you’re more sensitive to caffeine, but still want something natural that helps you focus on getting stuff done, try GM Smooth.

The key to their effectiveness is the fact that all the ingredients per serving are the doses used in human research studies and the cognitive enhancers are balanced with a sane amount of caffeine.

A lot of other formulas are unbalanced ingredient-wise, chock full of caffeine, and less-than-effective does of nootropics.

Not GM.

Now don’t believe me, check out the stuff and get proof from your own mind and body…

Or not. It’s your choice.

But what if you DO end up having higher performance, more energy, and laser focus—for longer?

I could be wrong, but what if I’m right?

Learn more about Gorilla Mind Rush and Gorilla Mind Smooth here

PS: Here’s a more detailed version of Jon Fitch’s (UFC veteran, BJJ Blackbelt) experience:

Within 30 minutes of taking either one [Rush or Smooth] I could feel my brain kick on. I wanted to see if having a clearer mind and an elevated mood would benefit me during training. I have tried other supplements and pre-workouts before and I haven’t liked any of them. A couple have even made me sick.


The first formula I tried was the Gorilla Mind Rush. The Rush has caffeine in it so it gives you a little extra kick. I love taking this before any training. Its better than any pre workout I’ve ever had. Plus there is no crash.

Using it helps keep me motivated through the whole workout. This allows me to push hard every day. It taps me into a flow state and I’m able to smash through my workouts at a relentless pace.


With the other formula, Gorilla Mind Smooth, I noticed similar benefits to what I experienced with the Mind Rush. The Smooth doesn’t have any caffeine in it. Since it doesn’t have any caffeine it wont give you jitters. I didn’t get jitters from the Rush but some people may be sensitive to caffeine.

The Mind Smooth has a very uplifting effect on your mood. I wasn’t as intense as I was while taking the Mind Rush. Instead it puts me in a upbeat mindset. I like taking these in the afternoon after most of my hard workouts are done. I still had a lot of the same benefits that the Mind Rush gave me. Better concentration and focus but much less intense.

[…] More focus and easily slip into a flow state. I can usually still feel the effects of the Mind Smooth when I do my night time cardio. Helps me test my limits.


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