I’m As Skeptical As They Come
So when I first heard about Magic Mind, a “productivity shot” that comes with a jaw-dropping price tag of $6 per bottle—and even more jaw-dropping customer reviews—my skepticism kicked into high gear. But the buzz around Magic Mind was impossible to ignore.
Apparently, it’s been spotted in the hands of Brooke Shields, Chelsea Handler, Twitch founder Justin Kan, and Kourtney Kardashian. Customers are calling this stuff crazy things, like “liquid enlightenment.” One even claimed Magic Mind helped them weaken their reliance on Adderall. And according to Forbes, it’s “Silicon Valley’s new morning elixir.”
So yeah, the hype is there… but I just couldn’t get past the fact that this tiny, 2-ounce shot costs about the same as an oat milk latte. Obviously, I had to find out if it’s worth spending your hard-earned cash on.
The Brand Behind the Buzz
Magic Mind was born after the brand’s founder James Beshara found himself in the E.R. about a decade ago, thanks to an all-too-familiar cocktail of stress and caffeine. After his doctor recommended he limit his caffeine intake, he starting seeking alternative solutions to stay energized and laser-focused all day, while reducing his stress.
Fast forward 10 years and 100+ iterations, and Magic Mind was born. The 2-ounce shot harnesses the powers of adaptogens, nootropics, immune-boosting ingredients, and functional mushrooms to help you achieve that perfect balance of focus and energy, without the jitters or crashes. (Or so they say.)
To me, a miracle potion that promises to help crush procrastination, boost motivation & focus, and crush brain fog sounded like a whole lotta BS.
Magic Mind offers a few different pricing options. The starter pack includes 15 shots for a staggering $89.25, but if you sign up for their subscription, you can save $30, which brings the total down to $59.25. The most economical option is the 30-pack, which comes to $97.50 total when you subscribe (or $3.25 a bottle).
The thing that convinced me was seeing that they have a Magic Money Back Guarantee. That means they’re so confident in their product that they’ll give you a full refund if you don’t feel the magic. I figured, there’s no harm in trying it out.
My First Thoughts
I appreciate Magic Mind’s commitment to high-quality ingredients and production practices that exceed industry standards. Each shot is gluten-free, vegan, keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, and made with natural powerhouse ingredients like organic matcha, ashwagandha, lion’s mane, cordyceps, bacopa monnieri, and turmeric (to name a few).
My order arrived in just a few days, and I was off to the races. Now, I’m sure you’ve been wondering—WTF does this stuff taste like? It’s got mushrooms, matcha, and a whole lot of *healthy* ingredients… so it’s gotta suck, right?
Wrong. It’s fruity, with a subtle sweetness and a hint of earthiness thanks to the matcha. It might be a bit of an acquired taste, but as the weeks went on, I really started to look forward to downing my Magic Mind alongside my morning cup of joe.
And Now, the Moment of Truth
So, does Magic Mind live up to the hype? A few weeks in, I can confidently say that I get it. I’ve been more focused and alert these last two weeks than I’ve felt in years—an alertness that no amount of coffee could achieve. Magic Mind has helped me achieve sustained energy, with zero jitters, zero crash, and zero brain fog. Just bright-eyed mornings, peaceful sleep, and flow state-like focus. Every. Single. Day.
I’ve been diving into my work and tackling tasks that would typically take me hours, in a matter of minutes. It’s like I finally understand what motivation feels like—and I’m dialed in all day long. I read a lot of reviews that mentioned “zen-like calm,” and I thought they were exaggerating, but my stress is at an all-time low, too.
Those benefits more than justify the cost for me, but the one I wasn’t expecting: boosted immunity. Everyone in my office was sick last week, and I somehow managed to dodge the cold shortly after starting to fuel my body with powerful antioxidants and immune-boosting ingredients. Coincidence? I think not.
Focus, Clarity, and Calm in a Bottle
As a skeptic turned believer, I know it can be hard to believe that a single drink can have such an impact on your mental health and performance. But ask anyone who has added Magic Mind into their daily routine and they’ll echo my sentiments.
And it might not be cheap, but this sh*t works. It allows me to effortlessly find my flow state, dodge burnout, and elevate my mental health, all with improved mental clarity, mood, and a sense of calm. Plus, it’s helped me cut down on my daily $7 latte consumption, so in my books, I’m actually saving money thanks to Magic Mind.