There are multiple supplements on the market with claims of boosting brain power, but do they work?
Of course, it depends on the supplement, but the short answer is yes, it’s certainly possible. Adderin, for instance, has proven effective in increasing IQ, boosting performing, increasing focus and promoting overall good health, using all natural ingredients.
We know that athletes are concerned about performing at peak profanely, so they’ll eat healthily, get plenty of rest and yes, take supplements. It’s much the same when it comes to your brain. To date no pill turns you into an instant Einstein like you see in the movies, so what are the benefits of brain boosters?
Brain Boosters – What Are They?
It’s no surprise that if we eat right, we’re healthier than if we consistently eat junk food. Or bodies crave certain vitamins and minerals to operate at peak levels and the brain is no different. There are nutrients that give you clarity of mind, increase alertness, increase focus, concentration and memory. People who regularly take brain supplements (and live a healthy lifestyle) will notice they begin to feel more focused, more alert and are better able to process information.
NOTE: While brain booster may appear to stimulate the brain, they are not by themselves, stimulants like caffeine, ephedrine, or amphetamines are. It is not always known how these nutrients help the brain simply that they have done so over centuries and their ingredients have been passed down through the generations.
Herbs are naturally occurring substances, and while they may be processes, they likely contain multiple compounds, while a drug like amphetamine will concentrate only on one specific thing. Because of this, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly which one particular part of the compound is affecting the change.
FACT: There will always be controversy concerning the viability of brain boosters, with some swearing by them, while others say they have no effect.
Herbs for Thought
One tried and true herb, that has stood the test of time is Ginkgo biloba, derived from the leaf of the Ginkgo tree, native to China with documented medicinal properties dating back thousands of years.
Ginkgo has been shown to have positive effects when treating Alzheimer’s and other age-related mental issues.
Ginkgo works, so researchers believe, by thinning the blood and improving oxygen flow to the brain. And since the brain requires a constant of oxygen and nutrients, even a slight slowing of blood and oxygen, could have measurable effects.
FACT: A study published in the journal Psychopharmacology showed that ginkgo improved attention. A 2001 study showed it improved memory.
CAUTION: Always seek the advice of your doctor or health care professional before beginning any dietary regimen.
Huperzine-A is another herb of Chinese origin that has beneficial properties for your brain. Huperzine is derived from the moss the Chinese Huperzia seratta and has been used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.
The herb also has the potential to work as a supercharger for the brain.
FACT: A study in China showed that Huperzine-A improved memory and the ability to learn.
Huperzine-A does something very interesting, and it blocks a particular enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter. Its simply common sense, if the neurotransmitter isn’t working right, your brain won’t be either. Thus, if we block that enzyme, we’re helping the process with more acetylcholine staying in the brain which improves memory.
FACT: Neuro-Transmitters carry information across synapses in the brain. These are the spaces between brain cells.
There are also foods, beyond herbs that contain the nutrients your brain craves. A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acid (found in fish oil)m, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been shown essential to an infant’s brain as it develops and also works to boost brain power.
FACT: The lining of our brains cells are rich in concentrated fatty acids, in particular, DHA.
FACT: A diet rich in DHA has been shown to improve the ability to learn. Conversely, a lack of DHA can cause the brains to operate inefficiently and be a detriment to learning, memory, and focus.
Acetyl-L-carnitine helps to maintain brain cells. It has been shown to positively affect brain power in those who have Alzheimer’s and mild memory loss. Further, individual studies have shown evidence of improved focus, alertness, and motivation, often in a very short period of time.
DMAE (2-dimethylaminoethanol), another natural occurring compound that alters the levels of acetylcholine, as with Acetyl-L-carnitine, this can help memory, focus, alertness and motivation.
FACT: While it varies, most people will notice a marked difference within an hour or two. They’ll begin to notice they are thinking faster, focusing better and are more motivated to complete a task.
CAUTION: Just because it works, doesn’t mean a person should overdue their dosage. Taking too much can cause restlessness, irritability, and tension in the neck muscles.
Everything mentioned here are considered dietary supplements, not drugs. This means they are not subject to FDA imposed limitations. This simply mean that anyone considering a dietary supplement, particularly a brain booster, should research the company manufacturing the supplements and read the results.
It’s impossible to give an exact prediction of how a supplement will affect a particular person, as all of us are different.
CAUTION: No supplement will help if you are sleep deprived.
The very best brain booster is to live a healthy life, eat right, get plenty of exercises, then take Adderin to improve your cognitive functions.