Really nice article, and I have to still do more research on a perfect supplement for studying and concentration and memory. I am not prescribed anything and do suffer from ADD. I feel I am performing at my best when I have 8 hrs of sleep, eat right and drink a lot of water throughout the day. But I also take multivitamin supplement and omega-3 which is great for the brain. But I really need a boost for school. I am taking medical terminology this semester and I need to make sure I can memorize all the terminology to pass my exams. Let me know if there is anything you recommend.
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We’ve got to consider prebiotic fiber as an important addition to the list of brain supportive supplements. Powerfully effective prebiotic fiber supplements are widely available at health food stores. Look for non-GMO, organic products made containing acacia and baobab powders. Generally, 2 teaspoons a day is a reasonable dosage for most people.”
First of all, Mind Ignite uses 16 different ingredients; the most ingredients in any formula we’ve ever reviewed. Secondly, the potencies of these ingredients are high. Sometimes companies will “label stuff” by having lots of ingredients but in pathetically low potencies. Not Mind Ignite. Lastly, Mind Ignite has the highest quality ingredients because they are using the standardized extracts that focus on the high amounts of the active ingredients.
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One of the most potent precursors of mood enhancement and happiness include L-tryptophan, 5-htp, Vitamin B6, Lemon Balm, Niacin, and Vitamin D-3, Magnesium, Valerian Root, Chamomile and Jujube Seed Extract. Check out users review and product description.
“Vitamin D helps support the creation of new neural connections. The most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2006 analyzed the vitamin D levels of 4,495 adults, finding that 41.6 percent were deficient. The number of people suffering from suboptimal and deficient vitamin D in an age where we get outdoors less often is sure to be much higher than that. To make matters worse, national recommendations for vitamin D supplementation grossly underestimate people’s requirements. After 10 years of supplementing and checking blood vitamin D levels, I can tell you most adults in a Northern altitude with dark winters, will need about 5,000 IU daily to reach an optimal level of 40 to 70 ng/mL. If you want to preserve your brain health, then you need to start with optimizing your vitamin D levels, usually through a combination of diet, safe sun exposure, and supplementation.”
The amino acid, L-Tyrosine, is used to produce dopamine and noradrenaline neurotransmitters. It is one of the best brain supplements for stabilizing mood during acute stressors. L-Tyrosine helps to maintain mental cognition and working memory, keeping you at peak performance in high demand situations. It is a popular all natural nootropic for students when taking finals. There are no miracle brain enhancing pills for straight A’s, but this nootropic cuts through brain fog, allowing you to stay mentally focused on the task at hand. More energy and motivation and less stress lead to a higher quality of work.
When and if you decide to start taking brain supplements, you should pay your physician a visit. This is done to reduce the adverse effects of some brain supplements. Side effects can be as simple as allergic reactions to ingredients in the brain supplement which if neglected can lead to death.
Sahelian also points out that brain boosters won’t help if you’re sleep-deprived. “Deep sleep, out of anything, is probably the most important factor in preserving memory and clarity of thinking during the day,” he says.
Phosphatidylserine is an important chemical with widespread functions in the body. It’s key in the maintenance of cellular functions, especially within the brain. There’s a decent amount of literature showing its positive effects in elderly individuals both with and without cognition and memory impairments.2,3
Firstly, our baseline level of focus and concentration is impacted more by our habits and diet than any drug or chemical compound. Even the best focus supplement cannot help someone who sleeps 3 – 5 hours per night. Similarly, no focus aids will counteract poor dietary habits.
SmartX is one of the more affordable products. I highly recommend taking advantage of their discounted monthly subscription (free to cancel anytime). If you sign up for monthly, you get a free bottle of Omega-3’s every month (read Omega-3 description above).
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Widenhorn-Müller K1, Schwanda S2, Scholz E3, Spitzer M4, Bode H2 (May 2014). Effect of supplementation with long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on behavior and cognition in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a randomized placebo-controlled intervention trial. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24958525, http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/5/5/402.pdf