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There is a growing interest in drugs classed as "nootropics", this is reflected in the growth of this market that is one and a half times faster than that of dietary supplements and parapharmaceuticals. Smart pills, smart drugs, brain boosters, and other synonyms of nootropics are searched for hundreds of thousands of times a month or more on Internet search engines.
After the release of the iconic movie «Limitless», many manufacturers of dietary supplements with nootropic properties began to use the name «NZT-48 pills» or «Limitless pills» to promote their products; unfortunately such pills are still witin the realm of science fiction and fortunately, no one wants to look like a zombie. 😉
Discussions on synthetic nootropics such as Phenibut, Modafinil, Piracetam and its derivatives are 'hot' topics on social media but they are problematic with many synthetic nootropics prohibited as they are classed as narcotic substances. In some countries they are classified as controlled prescription substances, in other countries their legal status is controversial with efficacy and safety concerns, therefore nootropic drugs of natural origin are of increasing interest.
Coffee is still the undisputed champion amongst natural nootropics and many successful people can't live without coffee; Is there a even better stimulant and motivator? With caffeine so important to the cognitive power of many professionals, a cup of coffee often stays on the desk as long as the keyboard and work documents. Coffee not only reduces fatigue, but also increases alertness and concentration. While coffee has many positive effects negative effects also exist that can reduce performance and overall well-being. Early in the morning coffee can give you a much needed boost, but drinking coffee over the day can make you unproductive, anxious, and jittery.
Fortunately, coffee isn't the only way to start your morning!
General description of the Daily Focus Formula
Important note: No, this product is not NZT-48 or MDT-48 pills! 😀
According to modern ideas about neurophysiology and neurochemistry, neurotransmitters that affect the psycho-emotional state and cognitive abilities are known as catecholamines - dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and epinifrine (adrenaline), GABA, tryptamines - serotonin and others, and to some extent, acetylcholine. Also, the blood circulation in the brain has a significant effect on cognitive ability.
Of course, the real picture is very complex, not all neurotransmitters have been studied or known, the role of neurosteroids is not fully understood, and our understanding of neurophysiology is still far from perfect, but this is not the subject of this article.
There are well-studied correlations between various psycho-emotional states and cognitive performance with the levels of the forementioned neurotransmitters and their balance in the brain and central nervous system.
High levels of these neurotransmitters, primarily dopamine, norepinephrine, and GABA, are essential to form a high level of intellectual performance an mental focus while maintaining calmness, sufficient relaxation and resistance to stress. The problem is that naturally occuring dopamine and norepinephrine act as GABA antagonists, and vice versa, their level in the central nervous system changes in antiphase. It is also, necessary to control the level of epinephrine in order to exclude its negative effect on the psycho-emotional state and blood pressure, and to exclude excessive agitation.
Fortunately, natural substances are now known to control the level and balance of these neurotransmitters.
Unique Combination of Guarana Extract, L-Theanine and Taurine
We are glad to present you our Daily Focus Formula. In this product we have use a balanced combination of guarana extract, primarily as a natural source of caffeine and amino acids L-theanine and taurine.
Daily Focus Formula is an original synergistic composition that improves concentration and boosts mood. This combination may increase overall mental performance, as well as boost productivity and focus without jitters, anxiety, or other negative effects typically associated with caffeine.
Studies have shown that L-theanine and caffeine in combination is beneficial for improving performance of cognitively demanding tasks, and taurine in combination with caffeine can improve attention, reasoning, and wakefulness as well.
This product may be recommended for everyone, especially for stock traders, engineers, designers, IT professionals, business travelers, students, public speakers, presenters, dispatchers, truck drivers, and other people whose activities are associated with increased concentration and nervous tension.
Start your morning with a couple of capsules of Daily Focus Formula to immediately jump into intellectual activity and support a high level of performance with a couple of capsules during the day.
We have included in the composition the moderate level of caffeine, since other active substances in guarana extract also have a stimulating effect, and people with a caffeine tolerance can supplement our preparation with a cup of coffee. The doses of L-Theanine and Taurine in our product are sufficient in any case.
Daily Focus Formula can be used as a healthy alternative to energy drinks that contain sugar, colorings and artificial flavors.
Potential positive effects:
- Concentration and mental performance under pressure
- Better short and long-term memory
- Helps overcome jet lag
- Increased alertness
- Increased reaction times
- Increased dexterity
- Increased productivity
Individual results may vary.
How to use
Use only as directed. Take two VegCaps 1 to 2 times daily before or between meals on an empty stomach with a glass of water. Not recommended for evening use.
For best results, take the Daily Focus Formula in the morning before breakfast and abstain from eating for 40 minutes.
During the daytime, take the Daily Focus Formula one and a half to two hours after a meal and abstain from eating for 40 minutes.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Supplement Facts and Active Ingredients
Serving size is 2 capsules and contains these active ingredients:
- Taurine - 1000 mg
- Guarana extract (44 mg caffeine) (Paullinia cupana) (Seed) - 200 mg
- L-Theanine - 150 mg
What is Guarana?
Guarana also known as Brazilian Cocoa, Cacao Brasilien, Guarana Seed Extract, Guaranine, Paullinia cupana, Paullinia sorbilis, Zoom and other names.
«Guarana, (Paullinia cupana), woody, climbing plant, of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), native to the Amazon Basin. It has a smooth, erect stem; large leaves with five oblong-oval leaflets; clusters of short-stalked flowers; and fruit about the size of a grape and usually containing one seed shaped like a tiny horse chestnut.»
Guarana contains a range of stimulants, such as caffeine, theophylline and theobromine. Guarana also boasts antioxidants, such as tannins, saponins and catechins.
Today 70% of the guarana produced is used in soft drinks and energy drinks, and the remaining 30% is processed into powder. Guarana extract is a seed-derived powder.
Safety and Positive Effects of Guarana
The tribes of the Amazon basin have used guarana for centuries for its medicinal properties.
«…guarana is not currently known to be associated causally with any serious health risks when consumed properly. Overall, guarana is generally recognized as safe as a dietary ingredient marketed for its flavor and caffeine content. If guidelines for caffeine intake are respected, guarana consumption is not likely to be associated with any serious health risks.»
Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is uncontrolled in the United States, this means all parts of the plant and its extracts are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give) without a license or prescription. If sold as a supplement, sales must conform to U.S. supplement laws. If sold for consumption as a food or drug, sales are regulated by the FDA.
In the United States, guarana has the status of being Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).
Several potential benefits of Guarana:
- Improved mental performance and focus
- Helps you to learn faster
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduce Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Guarana is rich in antioxidants, may promote weight loss, may relieve chronic diarrhea and treat constipation, may boost heart health, may provide pain relief, may improve skin appearance, has antibacterial properties, may protect against age-related eye disorders and etc.
Possible side effects of Guarana:
«For healthy adults, the FDA has cited 400 milligrams a day - that's about four or five cups of coffee - as an amount not generally associated with dangerous, negative effects. However, there is wide variation in both how sensitive people react to the effects of caffeine and how fast they metabolize it (break it down).»
Guarana in high doses can have side effects similar to those of excessive consumption of caffeine – insomnia, jitters, anxiousness, fast heart rate, upset stomach, nausea, headache, or a feeling of unhappiness (dysphoria).
What is L-Theanine?
L-theanine (N-ethyl-L-glutamine) is a non-protein amino acid that occurs naturally in green (Camellia sinensis) and black tea, some mushrooms (Boletus badius) and is also available in dietary supplement form.
«L-theanine, an amino acid contained in green tea leaves, is known to block the binding of L-glutamic acid to glutamate receptors in the brain, and has been considered to cause anti-stress effects by inhibiting cortical neuron excitation. Both L-theanine and caffeine, which green tea contains, have been highlighted for their beneficial effects on cognition and mood.»
L-theanine reduces stress symptoms such as depression, anxiety and insomnia, and improves cognitive functions. Also, L-theanine not only reduces symptoms of psychological stress, but also lowers the increase in blood pressure in adults with a high stress response.
Safety and Positive Effects of L-Theanine
«The results of acute and chronic toxicity tests conducted on the safety of theanine has found that L-theanine is generally reliable even when consumed with food. At this stage science has not revealed clear evidence-based results regarding theanine and its affect on metabolism.»
In the United States, L-theanine has the status of being Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). If sold as a supplement, sales must conform to U.S. supplement laws.
- Increased cognitive performance and focus
- The relief of anxiety and stress providing relaxation
- Improved blood pressure management
- Improved sleep and reduction in fatigue
L-theanine may also boost the immune system, may help in weight loss and something other.
Possible side effects of L-theanine:
- upset stomac
Warning: Rarely, in some people, taking L-theanine causes a short-term paradoxical reaction, expressed in a depressive or aggressive mood. Perhaps this is due to the individual characteristics of the glutamate-glutamine cycle in such people.
What is Taurine?
Taurine is a chemical substance called 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid. It occurs naturally in the human body in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood cells called platelets. Taurine has many important functions.
«Taurine has important functions in the heart and brain. It helps support nerve growth. It might also benefit people with heart failure by lowering blood pressure and calming the nervous system. This might help prevent heart failure from becoming worse.»
Many CNS-related diseases, including stroke, neurodegeneration, FXS, SSDD and epilepsy, respond favorably to taurine therapy. Taurine is a cytoprotectant and promotes clinical and nutritional health in humans through a variety of mechanisms, including antioxidation, energy production, neuromodulation, Ca2+ homeostasis and osmoregulation.
Safety and Positive Effects of Taurine
«Taurine supplementation does not appear to cause any significant side effects.»
In the United States, Taurine has the status of being Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). If sold as a supplement, sales must conform to U.S. supplement laws.
- Support and calm your central nervous system
- Protect the eyes
- Counteract some of the adverse health effects of caffeine
- Manage blood pressure
- Regulation of calcium levels in certain cells
- Creation of bile salts
- Balance electrolytes in the body
Studies have concluded that Taurine may promote healthy metabolism, may protect the heart and muscles and may fight diabetes.
Possible side effects of Taurine:
According to the best available evidence, taurine has no negative side effects when used in the recommended amounts.
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- Taurine on Pubchem
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