Bacopa Monnieri Powder
Bacopa Monnieri is a nootropic herb which has always been traditional as a booster of children's brain power and as a treatment of anxiety and other neuropharmacological disorders.
Bacopa Monnieri is a fat soluble and is often taken with some form of animal fat, like butter and milk. Its main bioactive ingredients are Bacosides A and B, which are mainly made up of saponins and glucosides well known for their antifungal, antiparasitic, and antimicrobial properties.
DMAE Bitartrate is the powdered form of Dimethylaminoethanol, a compound which is naturally produced by the brain. DMAE is the precursor for choline, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in the cognitive functions of the brain. These neurotransmitters also affect person's emotions as well as the amount of their mental energy.
Gingko Biloba 24/6 Extract
Gingko Biloba has been used as a supplement to improve blood flow to the brain; thus, increasing memory and cognitive speed.
Most studies have used a standardized extract of Gingko Biloba, which is 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones. The common dosage for improving cognitive functions is 120 ml - 600 ml every day.
Guarana Seed Extract
Guarana is a perennial shrub named after the Guarani tribe, who extracted and brewed the seeds for medical purposes. They also used it to curb the appetite during periods of fasting.
Guarana contains caffeine, which is a known stimulant of the central nervous system, the heart, and the muscles. It also contains the chemicals theobromine and theophylline, which function similarly to caffeine.
Licorice 10:1 Extract
Licorice comes from the plant family called Glycyrrhiza, which is literally translated as "sweet root." Licorice is often used in traditional medicine to cure different diseases and improve health.
One of its most important compounds is Glycyrrhizin, the sugar form of Glycyrrhetic Acid. The compound is known to be effective in increasing cortisol and decreasing testosterone levels.
Benefits of Licorice: Licorice contains compounds that enhance the immune system, supply healthy levels of cholesterol and provide antioxidant support. Some studies also show that it enhances brain power.
Glycyrrhizin could possibly prevent tissue injury In hepatitis and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. There is also strong evidence that licorice decreases LDL oxidation more than other supplements.
Other studies show that one compound called carbenoxolone slows down the effects of aging in the brain by inhibiting an enzyme that is responsible for producing stress-related hormones in the brain. The compound also keeps the cognitive skills in top shape.
Rhodiola Rosea 3%
Rodiola Rosea is a herb that serves as an anti-fatigue agent and as an adaptogen, a compound that fights the chemical and physical effects of stress. Rhodiola rosea usually refers to either the SHR-5 extract or any similar extract that has 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside.
Rhodiola rosea comes in second to Panax ginseng as an adaptogen. It improves symptoms of stress in people affected by stressors that have non-physical origin.
Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea: There is a strong evidence that Rhodiola Rosea is effective in reducing fatigue and improving the cognitive function of people affected by fatigue.
Rhodiola rosea also shows great promise as a neuroprotective agent against toxins. Some studies show that it reduces corticosteroids and increases serotonin. Taking Rhodiola also shows evidence that it reduces binge eating caused by stress.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for the development of various parts of the body such as the brain, blood cells, and nerves. It acts as a cofactor for methionine synthase and L-methylmalonyl-CoA mutase, both of which are important to the DNA synthesis. It is naturally bounded to protein in food and is released in the stomach through gastric protease and hydrochloric activity.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin to help combat adrenal fatigue and maintain healthy cardiovascular and nervous systems. It is also known to benefit the mood, energy level, digestion, memory and more.
Benefits of Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 helps the nervous system in a variety of ways. Aside from maintaining the health of the nervous system, It also forms the cell's myelin sheath, the protective covering of nerves. Studies also show that using Vitamin B12 with Vitamin B6 as well as folic acid could prevent muscular degeneration, an age-related eye disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also approved using hydroxocobalamin, a natural form of Vitamin B12, to treat cyanide poisoning.
Found In: Foods rich of B12 are soya beans, clams, liver (beef), crab, eggs, red meat, and Swiss cheese.
Vitamin B6 is an another name for Pyridoxine, a vitamin that is naturally present in all types of food. Vitamin B6 is an essential part in metabolism as well as in brain development during pregnancy and infancy. It is often used together with Vitamin B complex and other B vitamins. Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate, or PLP, is the most metabolically active form of Vitamin B6. It is needed in many areas of macronutrient metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, gene expression, hemoglobin synthesis, and histamine synthesis. B6 is found in almost any food but foods that contain a high amount of B6 include turkey breast, chicken breast, beef, pistachios, avocado, tuna, pinto beans, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
Benefits of B6: Vitamin B6 is often used for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's as well as autism, ADHD, and Down syndrome. It also boosts the immune system and prevents eye and bladder infections. Vitamin B6 also prevents anemia, reduces blood levels of homocysteine, a chemical associated with heart disease, and keeps the clogged arteries open after angioplasty.
Found In: Turkey breast, Grass fed beef and tuna.