4 signs of a struggling brain

1. Memory Lapses: That slipping-through-the-fingers feeling; forgetfulness, poor recall or retention of information.

2. Brain fog: The mental mist where clarity becomes obscured by neurotransmitter imbalances.

3. Concentration issues: Chasing elusive thoughts as distractions continually divert your flow.

4. Mood Fluctuations: Experiencing the ebb and flow of neurochemical tides, leading to unpredictable emotional shifts.

Brain fog

Brain fog often arises from chronic stress and disrupted sleep patterns. Integrate mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine. Hacks: Consider L-Theanine and magnesium glycinate supplementation, natural compounds proven to enhance mental clarity and alertness.

Neurotransmitter balance

Mental fatigue can be a consequence of relentless multitasking and overstimulation. Ensure you're taking regular breaks, especially from screens. NMN, Coenzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid support mitochondrial function and cellular energy production.

Memory and concentration

Constant notifications and information overload can impair memory and concentration. Dedicate time for digital detoxes and focused tasks. Enhance your cognitive resilience with Nootropics like Nootribrain.

Mood fluctuations

Hormonal shifts, dietary choices, and external stressors can influence mood swings. Prioritise a high protein, nutrient-rich diet and stress-reducing activities. Consider methylated supplements involved in neurotransmitter synthesis shown to support mood.

Brain Health: A Holistic Approach

Mindfulness and Meditation: Regular meditation and mindfulness practices can enhance cognitive function, reduce stress, and improve memory. They offer a respite from the constant stimuli of the digital age, allowing the brain to reset.
Eat the rainbow. Antioxidants: Berries, nuts, dark chocolate, and spinach are rich in antioxidants that combat oxidative stress in the brain. Whole Grains: Provide steady energy to the brain. Opt for quinoa, oats, and brown rice. Omega-3 acids and hydration are essential.
Biohacks: L-Theanine: Enhances mental clarity and alertness, especially beneficial for combating brain fog. Coenzyme Q10 and NMN: Support cellular energy production, vital for energy-intensive brain cells. Nootropics: Use for short periods of time to avoid tolerance can assist when greater concentration is required.

Our top 6 brain health supplements

1. Athletic and brain A potent formula designed to supercharge energy production in the mitochondria, essential for both athletic prowess and cognitive clarity.

2. NMN a precursor to NAD+, is a game-changer for brain health, supporting cellular energy production and combating cognitive decline.

3. Nootribrain Our doctor-formulated nootropic blend, combines L-theanine, ashwagandha, and huperzine A with neurotransmitter precursors. Enhanced with methylated B vitamins and zinc,tackles brain fog, supports mood, and elevates cognitive function

4. Alpha lipoic acid potent antioxidant that combats oxidative stress, supports nerve health, and aids in energy production within cells

5. Citicoline is a potent nootropic essential for brain and cellular functions, especially vital during menopause for those with the PEMT gene variation. It boosts neurotransmitter production, supports mood, and enhances focus.

6. And of course Omega-3 or Krill oil for brain health and inflammation.

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Links to the research


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  2. The Efficacy and Safety of β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN). NCBI. Published 2021 Sep 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9735188/.
  3. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) as an Anti-Aging Health Product. ScienceDirect. Published 2021 Sep 1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090123221001491.
  4. Recent Research into Nicotinamide Mononucleotide and Ageing. Nature. Published 2022 Jan 1. https://www.nature.com/articles/d42473-022-00002-7.
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Nootropic Blend:

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  5. Kennedy DO. B Vitamins and the Brain: Mechanisms, Dose and Efficacy--A Review. Nutrients. 2016;8(2):68. Published 2016 Jan 27. doi:10.3390/nu8020068.

Other Supplements:

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