Currently, Dr. Lynch is not sure what SNPs may indicate a need for Optimal Focus† or not.
The reason is that common SNPs like COMT and MAOA are so epigenetically malleable.
Those who are Fast MAOA are at risk for low mood while taking Optimal Focus. They will need support with Serotonin Nutrients first in order to support healthy mood. Once a healthy mood is supported, then Optimal Focus† may be added.†
Those who are a Fast COMT are likely needing more Tyrosine and an energizing type of focus. These folks likely also do well with Active B12 with L-5MTHF Lozenges or Hydroxo B12 with Folinic Acid Lozenges.†
Those who are a Slow COMT type may benefit with Optimal Focus as their mind may seek calming support. However, I've seen negative responses in some folks who say they are Slow COMT.†
Dr. Lynch is a compound hetero MTHFR, Fast COMT type and Fast MAOA type and does very well with Optimal Focus† - so SNPs is not a good indicator. He does notice that he needs to support periodically with Serotonin Nutrients.†
Balancing acetylcholine and serotonin levels is important for mood.
This may be most helpful to determine who may, or may not, benefit from Optimal Focus†. Note that this list is ongoing and will change as more users report back their experiences.
Folks that are NOT suited for Optimal Focus†:
- taking antidepressant medication. Optimal Focus may aggravate low mood.
- under 4 years old
- taking ADHD medications. Optimal Focus + ADHD medications are too strong. It's one or the other. Do not stop ADHD medications without working with a health professional.
- don't do well with choline supplements
- have low mood
If one needs to support healthy focus and they have the above NOT suited for Optimal Focus list, consider†:
- Active B12 with L-5-MTHF Lozenges
- Hydroxo B12 with Folinic Acid Lozenges (if they don't do well with methylated nutrients like methylcobalamin or methylfolate)
- a multivitamin is essential to set the foundation. Pick one that best suits you - like Optimal Man, or Multivitamin One. A plethora of nutrients are needed to support healthy focus.
- hydration is very important for healthy focus so consider Optimal Electrolyte to support healthy hydration
Best telltale signs for folks who may find support from Optimal Focus are:†
- interrupting a lot even though they don't want to
- talking really fast and dominating the conversation
- thinking many things or thinking one thing for a short amount of time and switching to another rapidly
- nervous when competing at sports or needing to present on stage or some type of big thing that causes them to lock up vs perform.
- no dreaming at night or at least cannot remember their dreams
- feel worse from methylfolate or methylcobalamin
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.