LOG DAY ONE
My primary goal in testing this product is to help with my job, so of course my first testing day had absolutely nothing to do with this. My wife decided that she wanted a patio put up in the backyard so that she had a shady place to sit while watching the kids. Fortunately, she didn't want one built from scratch but had her eye on a faux wrought-iron one that comes in a kit you can buy at a big box hardware store. So, it will be like putting together a big puzzle, all afternoon, in the 90 degree heat, by myself. Time to test this stuff.
DOSAGE: Per the instructions, one heaping scoop (they're actually dainty little scoops) in water.
TASTE: The flavor is pink lemondade, and it's actually not a bad approximation. It's definately a supplement not a lazy afternoon beverage, but I've had actual pink lemonade that tasted worse.
MIXABILITY: Dissolved quite well.
EFFECT: After about 20-30 minutes I definately felt wider awake....and more importantly, the feeling of dread that I had thinking about everything that I had to do that day was gone. I was.....well.........focussed. I wasn't feeling stressed or overwhelmed anymore like I had been. I was just ready to take care of business.
The hunt for the patio kit: I had to drive around to four different places to find one that had the kit the wife wanted. Annoyed? No, just taking care of business. When I finally found one, I was left to wrestle a ten foot long (150 lb) box by myself. The frickin thing was awkward. Heavy enough that I couldn't easily move it without concentrating on what I was doing and big enough that I had to use both hands to do it. So, I wrestle the thing onto a big cart and get it out to my van....and that's when the fun really started. I lift the box off of the cart, but I'm parked on a hill.....so naturally, the cart begins to slide down the hill. So, I'm holding up this giant heavy box with two hands, holding the cart with one foot....and my cellphone rings (the wife wanting to know if I'd be home for lunch). I had to laugh, and that's the thing, this was stressful and stupid, but my reaction was to laugh (thanks ).
I spent the next 5 hours putting together the patio by myself in a 90 degree heat. By the end, I was physically tired, back hurt, but I wasn't mentally exhausted. I'm not sure how much to attribute to the Focus XT but I'm inclined to give it the lion's share of the credit.