There are products out there that claim to be nootropics, but what are you looking for?
Studies on the brain show that there is a balancing act that takes place for proper cognition. This requires the correct balance of brain neurotrophins, proteins that catalyze the growth and functioning of our neurons. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) are two important factors for nervous system integrity and adaptability. Stress can interfere with the production of these factors and others. And when it comes to supplements, there are certain “nootropic” products that can stimulate one factor more than others, potentially leading to an imbalance. Extensive research shows that you need the other form of the neutrophin BDNF, called proBDNF, for proper cognition long term, and prevention of early cognitive decline.
There is very interesting research regarding this subject and we will cover a lot on this site.
Do the Fog Cutter challenge where you will surely win. Read some research about this topic on our site without Fog Cutter to test your attention and memory, and then read it with Fog Cutter and take note of your focus and retention. You prize is, knowing more about the brain, and best of all knowing about your own brain.
It’s the brain, after all, that devises experiments and interprets the results.
First of all, let’s talk about blood flow to the brain before we get into the BDNF of the whole thing. You need blood flow to the brain for the proper oxygen for neuronal survival. But you don’t just want blood flow to the brain, you want it to your whole body for homeostasis. The adaptogenic herbs in Fog Cutter help normalize and regulate blood flow and body system organs even under stressful conditions. When your body, which is carrying that ‘super computer’ on your shoulders is stressed out, it can cause you to produce less BDNF. Adaptogens are a reliable source for mitigating stress and normalizing body functions under the different pressures we experience; physical, environmental, and emotional.
The body wants balance, and your brain is part of your body where much of the organization of signaling is happening. When our body works together like a symphony we feel our best. The herbs in Fog Cutter can help you tune up your metabolic instruments and get them playing together in harmony.
What do these harmonizing herbs add to the symphony of your life? Let’s take a look:
Jiaogulan / Gynostemma pentaphyllum:
‘Immortality Class’ TCM remedy
Improve liver ability to transport nutrient/sugar to bloodstream/muscles instead of converting sugars to fat. Help with cholesterol and obesity, improve digestion, heal the gut, aid lean muscle gain. Increase strength and endurance, help resist immune system depression, anti-inflammatory, lower high blood pressure, anti-aging effects
Acai / Euterpe oleracea
Promote blood building and cleanser, anti-oxidant, anti-malarial, fever, jaundice, prevent hair loss, Liver/Kidney dis-orders, retard cancer cell growth
Peruvian Maca / Lepidium meyenii
Help sexual organ function for men & women, reduce menopause symptoms, reduce osteo-porosis, promote strength, endurance, tamina, courage, increase fertility/virility
American Ginseng / Panax quinquefolius
Useful for anorexia, shortness of breath, general fatigue, diabetes, insomnia, impotence, general immune aid, help arteries and blood vessels, combat effects of stress, aid memory function, improve cognitive ability, improve immune system response, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects, aid cardio-vascular system, inhibit cancer cell growth / metastisis, anti-inflammatory, reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis
Schisandra chinesis / Wu weiz
‘Immortality Class’ TCM
Balance chi-energy, maintain vitality, restorative, anti-stress, mental clarity, stamina, immune system stimulant, cellular regenerative, cell cleanser, prolong life, open meridians especially back, neck, pinal & increase oxygen uptake, aid healing, increase blood flow to brain, increase sexual vitality for men & women, increase moisture sensitivity, aid membrane and skin resilience
Reishi Mushroom / Ganoderma lucidium
Help immune system, anti-oxidant, help reduce effects of metabolic syndromes, improve sleep pattern, increase killer T cell production, anti-cancer effects
Asian Licorice / Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Regulate stomach and gut function, blood tonic, de-toxifier, build and sustain energy, help attain radiant health and prolong life, help eliminate over 1,200 toxins
Catuaba / Erythroxylum vaciniifolium
Help nervous conditions, increase strength and stamina, anti-microbial, memory enhancer, increase sexual vitality, adaptogenic
Ashwagandha, Biacalin, Gotu Kola, Holy Basil, Waterhyssop, Lion’s Mane, Caterpillar Fungus, Maidenhair Tree, Guarana, Noto Ginseng