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The Beginners Guide To Nootropic Supplements

Healthy brain

Staying focused can be a real challenge these days. With an online world of distractions right at our fingertips at any moment, it’s no wonder our attention spans are shorter than ever.

Cognitive function and our ability to focus and concentrate are essential for productivity, memory retention, learning new skills, and performing well in all areas of life. However, stress, aging, lack of sleep, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal changes, and poor gut health can negatively affect cognitive function and even speed up cognitive decline.

If you’re looking for a natural way to sharpen your mind, boost brain health and protect those valuable brain cells, it might be time to try a nootropic supplement. Keep reading to find out more!

 

Remember that supplements are not a cure for any disease or condition but can help support the body's natural processes.

 

 

Your amazing brain

 

Did you know that the human brain is considered the most powerful computer ever to exist? Before diving into the incredible benefits of nootropics for brain health, let’s look a moment to appreciate just how amazing your brain really is:

  • The human brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons and over 100 trillion connections wiring these neurons together.
  • Information in the brain travels around 268 million miles per hour! 
  • Scientists now think that the average brain can store around 2.5 million gigabytes of digital memory and can even generate over 23 watts of power, enough to power a light bulb. 
  • While the brain only takes up around 2% of the average adult's body weight, it uses 20% of your energy, so it’s so important to ensure you are getting the brain food that it needs to function optimally!

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What are nootropic supplements?

 

 

Nootropic supplements are natural compounds that support healthy brain function such as memory, focus, creativity, mental clarity, and overall cognitive health. Brain supplements can contain combinations of vitamins, amino acid complex, omega 3 fatty acids, other compounds, herbs, and antioxidants. Nootropics may also help to support brain health by reducing age-related cognitive decline and can also be used to relieve stress and boost mood. [6]

The mechanisms behind each nootropic are usually unique. Some ingredient combinations may provide your brain with the micronutrients it needs, others may affect certain neurotransmitters or receptors, while some may enhance blood flow to the brain and offer antioxidant protection. [7]

Chances are you’ve probably tried a nootropic without even knowing it! For example, one of the most commonly used nootropics is caffeine, which is why you may notice enhanced focus after your morning cup of joe! [8]

 

Understanding brain supplements

 

 

Limitless Focus Advanced Nootropic

 

Our Limitless Focus Advanced Nootropic is the ultimate brain pill! This formula supports brain health and cognitive performance from every angle, with 10 natural ingredients, including Ginkgo Biloba, Bacopa Monnieri, Vitamin B12 & B3, and amino acids for mental energy, focus, and enhanced blood flow to the brain.

 

Symptoms Limitless Focus Advanced Nootropic may support:

  • Difficulty with concentration & focus
  • Memory retention
  • Brain fog
  • mental performance
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Low mood
  • Overall brain health

 

What does the research say?

A randomized controlled trial examined the effects of Bacopa monnieri extract on cognitive function. At the end of the study, those who received Bacopa monnieri had enhanced word memory recall than the placebo group and reduced scores of anxiety and depression. [9] 

Research shows that Ginkgo biloba may help increase blood flow to the brain. A randomized controlled trial found that when older adults used a Ginkgo Biloba supplement, they saw a significant improvement in their neuropsychological and memory processes. [10]

Phosphatidylserine is an integral part of cell membranes and is highly concentrated in the brain. A randomized controlled trial found that when children with ADHD took a phosphatidylserine supplement for 2 months, they saw significant improvements in short-term auditory memory, inattention, and impulsivity compared to the placebo. [11]

 

 

Mushroom Nootropic Gummy +

Mushrooms are not only packed with incredible nutrients your brain loves but also powerful antioxidants that offer neuroprotection, amino acid, and prebiotic fiber for gut health. Our delicious Mushroom Nootropic Gummy + makes the perfect brain supplement and cognitive enhancer, with 10 mighty mushrooms, including reishi, chaga, cordyceps, lion’s mane, and more!

 

Symptoms Mushroom Gummies may support:

  • Brain fog
  • Difficulty with concentration & focus
  • Poor memory
  • Low immunity
  • Poor gut health

 

What does the research say?

A randomized controlled trial examined the effects of lion’s mane mushroom on brain health in older adults with mild cognitive decline. At weeks 8, 12, and 16 of the trial, the lion’s mane group showed significantly increased scores on the cognitive performance scale compared with the placebo group. [12]

A clinical trial in healthy adults found that reishi supplementation significantly enhanced the activity of antioxidant enzymes while reducing biomarkers of oxidative stress. These results indicate that reishi’s antioxidant benefits may offer neuroprotection. [13]

 

 

Advanced Methyl B12

 

Research shows B Vitamins like B12 is an essential nutrient for healthy nerve and brain function. However, not all B Vitamin supplements are the same. Our Advanced Methyl B12 contains methylcobalamin, the naturally occurring form of B12 which can be easily absorbed and used. 

 

Symptoms B12 may support:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with concentration & focus
  • Decreased alertness
  • Low mood
  • Stress
  • Overall brain health

 

What does the research say?

B Vitamins are involved in brain cells, nerve cell development and function, healthy nerve transmission, and red blood cell formation. However, direct studies linking B12 and cognitive performance are limited. Some current research does suggest a link between low levels of B12 and neurocognitive disorders. [14]

 

 

Ashwagandha Capsules & Ashwagandha Gummy +

Ashwagandha is an incredible adaptogenic herb with powerful stress relieving and cognitive enhancing benefits for mental clarity. Our Ashwagandha capsules and delicious Ashwagandha Gummy + contain high potency Ashwagandha root extract for maximum brain health-boosting results!

 

Symptoms Ashwagandha may support:

  • Stress
  • Mental performance
  • Memory retention
  • Low mood
  • Poor sleep 

 

What does the research say?

A randomized controlled trial found that after participants took Ashwagandha for 8 weeks, they experienced significant improvements in immediate and general memory, sustained attention, executive function, and information processing speed! [15]

Multiple other studies have demonstrated Ashwagandha’s positive effects on sleep quality and levels of the stress hormone cortisol. These benefits are essential for cognitive function and mental performance since stress and poor sleep can negatively impact brain health and mental energy. [16] [17] [18] [19]

 

 

Irish Sea Moss

 

Seaweeds like Irish sea moss and bladderwrack offer essential nutrients and antioxidants for supercharged brain health and thyroid function. Our Irish Sea Moss Complex is wild-crafted and enhanced with BioPerine for maximum absorption. 

 

Symptoms Irish Sea Moss may support:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with focus & memory
  • Suboptimal thyroid function
  • Oxidative stress
  • Low immunity

 

What does the research say?

Some preliminary research suggests that Irish sea moss may help protect brain tissue from degeneration [20], which may result from its antioxidant mechanisms. [21]

Sub-optimal thyroid function has been associated with brain fog, decreased attention and concentration, low mental energy, and low mood. Since seaweed provides an abundant iodine source, it may help alleviate these symptoms by naturally supporting thyroid health. [22]

 

 

Final Thoughts

We hope this information has helped clarify what a brain supplement can do and found the best nootropic for your unique needs. Kickstart your day with supercharged focus and mental clarity!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our customer advocate team at hello@nutririse.com!

 

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and not intended for use as medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting any dietary supplement. 

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