What are nootropics and adaptogens and why do we include both?

Why do we include Lions Mane?

Lion's Mane mushroom is a one-of-a-kind fungus possessing nootropic properties, including:

Cognitive Enhancement

Lion's Mane is a unique medicinal mushroom renowned for its cognitive-enhancing effects, elevating functions like focus, concentration, creativity, and memory. It supports brain health by promoting neuronal growth and safeguarding nerve fibres, reducing the risk of cognitive impairment and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's and Dementia.

Brain Health Support

Lion's Mane actively supports brain health by stimulating Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) proteins, shielding existing neurons, and encouraging new cell growth. This potential extends to mitigating mild cognitive impairment and reversing damage from neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer’s.

Helps with Anxiety and Depression

Research indicates that Lion's Mane may aid in managing symptoms of anxiety and depression by modulating neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, restoring chemical imbalances underlying these mental health conditions.

Why do we include Cordyceps Mushroom?

Cordyceps boosts both physical and mental energy, stimulating the central nervous system and brain oxygen uptake, having the following benefits:

Energy Boost and Focus

Cordyceps stimulate the central nervous system and adrenal glands, providing a steady release of energy. This increased energy also benefits the brain by enhancing oxygen uptake, increasing blood flow, and combating mental fatigue.

Cognitive Performance Improvement

Research shows that Cordyceps can enhance cognitive functions such as learning capacity and memory. This improvement leads to increased mental clarity, reduced brain fog, and improved productivity.

Neuroprotective Function

Cordyceps have a neuroprotective role, safeguarding the brain from damage. This benefit can help minimise the impact of ageing, reducing the risk of age-related cognitive decline and conditions like Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Hormonal Regulation and Mood Stabilization

With its adaptogenic properties, Cordyceps can help regulate hormones essential for stabilising mood and emotions. This can reduce the risk of mood disorders and alleviate symptoms of mild mental health conditions, stress, and anxiety.

Why do we use Rhodiola?

Rhodiola's adaptogenic properties help alleviate stress, reduce fatigue, and enhance mental performance, particularly in stressful situations.

Stress Reduction
Rhodiola's main benefits stem from its adaptogenic properties, which help reduce stress and fatigue. It has a long history of medicinal use dating back centuries, known for promoting healing, stress relief, and increased sense of wellbeing.

Enhanced Mental Performance Under Stress
Rhodiola has shown to improve mental performance, especially during stressful conditions. Its adaptogenic nature enables better coping mechanisms and cognitive function in challenging situations.

Efficacy and Historical Use
Rhodiola has an extensive track record for efficacy, with a history of use in traditional medicine to promote healing, stress relief, and overall wellbeing.

Cortisol Regulation
Rhodiola's ability to blunt cortisol release under stressful conditions contributes to its anti-stress effects, further supporting its role as an adaptogen.

Why do we use natural caffeine?

A microdose of caffeine has the remarkable ability to enhance attention and alertness. It also enhances the effects of other ingredients.

Increased Attention and Alertness

Microdosing caffeine can enhance attention and alertness, providing an important cognitive boost.

Jitter-free and Anxiety Reduction

Small doses of caffeine are less likely to cause jitters or anxiety, making it a suitable option for maintaining focus without negative side effects.

Synergy with L-Theanine

Combining caffeine with L-Theanine further improves focus and attention, creating a harmonious and effective cognitive enhancement.

Why do we use L-Theanine?

An amino acid found in green and black tea and certain mushrooms, potential benefits including improved mental focus, better sleep, relaxation, and enhanced cognitive performance.

Serotonin, Dopamine, and Cortisol Influence
L-theanine may affect serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol levels, influencing mood, sleep, emotion, and stress response.

Better Mental Focus
Studies show that L-theanine improves attention and reduces errors in attention tasks. Combining L-theanine with caffeine enhances focus and cognitive performance.

Improved Sleep
L-theanine may aid in relaxation and promote better sleep, helping individuals relax before bedtime, fall asleep more easily, and experience deeper sleep.

Relaxation and Heart Rate Reduction
L-theanine contributes to feelings of relaxation by reducing resting heart rate, potentially enhancing the overall sense of calm.

Increased Cognitive Performance
Research suggests that L-theanine offers neuroprotective effects, improving brain function and cognitive performance. It enhances attention, reaction times, and alertness, especially when combined with caffeine, a stimulant known for promoting alertness and focus.

Why do we use Vitamin B12?

Enhanced Energy Levels
Vitamin B12 aids in converting food into energy, combatting fatigue and promoting vitality. It is also crucial for red blood cell production, B12 ensures optimal oxygen supply, allowing increased energy.

Improved Cognitive Function
B12 supports brain health, memory, focus, and cognitive performance compared to when levels are below normal.

Mood Regulation
Linked to mood regulation, B12 supports positive mental well-being.

Nervous System Support
B12 maintains a healthy nervous system, aiding nerve cell function.