Brain fog getting the best of you? We’ve been there. With such a jam-packed schedule every day, it can be hard to feel your sharpest 24/7. If you feel helpless before a workout, presentation, or study session, you are not alone. Just like how we take care of our skin, body, and overall health, we also need to be taking care of our brain.
What if we told you there is a way to give your brain a little help? Natural nootropics supplements give your noggin a huge lift when it comes time to focus and get stuff done. Keep reading for the ultimate breakdown of nootropics, plus how we created our own nootropic focus gummies.
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What Are Nootropics?
To put it simply, a nootropic is anything that will support cognitive function. Claiming their name as “smart drugs”, people turn to nootropics to help improve memory, mental alertness, energy, and concentration.
Although you may just be learning about nootropics, they are nothing new. It was coined by Dr. Corneliu Giurea in the 1960s and 1970s. His criteria to be considered a nootropic included:
- Enhance memory
- Improve behavior under adverse conditions
- Shield the brain from injury by physical or chemical means
- Improve tonic cortical/subcortical control mechanisms
- Demonstrate a low toxicity and side-effect profile
Keep in mind, not all nootropics are the same. The different types of nootropics used for vastly different purposes.
Common stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are considered nootropics. These pharmaceutical drugs are made to treat people with attention disorders, but shouldn’t be used unless prescribed.
The second category of nootropics is synthetic compounds. Noopept and racetams are commonly used to boost memory and cognitive function in those with brain injures or those facing cognitive decline.
Lastly, natural compounds can also be considered nootropics (think caffeine and ginseng). These are commonly found over-the-counter and known for neuroenhancement. These act on neurotransmitters like acetylcholine. If you are scratching your head, keep reading.
What Is Acetylcholine?
Let’s go over the basics. Acetylcholine (Ach) is a neurotransmitter functioning in the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is made up of two chemical groups: choline and acetyl conenzyme A (AcCoA).
Choline is an essential nutrient in soy, egg yolks, and meat. While AcCoA is derived from glucose. A balance of both is key to a healthy noggin and essential for learning and memory function. Many natural nootropic supplements aim at supporting your acetylcholine neurotransmitter.
Dietary supplements focused on supporting cognitive function, memory, and productivity are becoming increasingly popular. Let’s break down our favorite nootropic ingredients (P.S. we use them in our formula!)
Alpha-GPC is a chemical found when a fatty acid in soy breaks down. It is commonly used as a medicine to increase choline one chemical found in your acetylcholine neurotransmitter. Taking Alpha-GPC can potentially boost your memory and learning functions.
Huperzine A is found in Chinese club moss. Huperzine A is used to act as a cholinesterase inhibitor, helping prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine. People use Huperzine to increase alertness and energy.
Ultimate Focus Supplements
Used as a nootropic morning energizer, pick-me-up for the midday slump, pre-workout supplement, or study-aid. Rise Up Gummies are a tasty way to clear the brain fog, focus your mind, and get it all done.
We use powerful nootropics Alpha-GPC and Huperzine A team up to support the production and availability of Acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter responsible for focus, memory, and alertness.
Along with nootropics, we added some additional ingredients your mind loves:
- Lion’s Mane to supports brain health at the cellular level to improve concentration, clarity, and learning.
- 36 milligrams of microencapsulated, extended-release caffeine (equal to a cup of green tea) combined with L-Theanine
- The energizing adaptogen Ashwagandha helps control the stress of the day while supporting healthy energy levels.
- Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) fights fatigue and clears brain fog, while Iodine supports healthy Thyroid function and metabolic health.
With this incredible lineup of ingredients, Rise Up provides smooth, sustained energy without the afternoon crash.
Ditch your second cups of coffee and take 2 gummies anytime you need an energy boost or mental focus.
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