Support for focus and clarity – sans stress response.
Life is full of distractions, but MTE supports dialed-in focus, and productivity, with 6 different nootropics and adaptogens that help you achieve a flow state no matter the setting.*
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Teacrine® is a high-potency, clean extract of the nootropic theacrine, a caffeine-like compound found in green and kucha tea leaves. Unlike the energy that is achieved through the pure stimulation of caffeine, theacrine works by increasing dopamine’s ability to engage motivation, which helps to increase mental focus, while inducing calm awareness, and bestowing an overall sense of mental wellbeing.¹ ² ³
In clinical settings, theacrine consumption resulted in an even increase in energy that peaked at 3-4 hours and lasted for 8. Caffeine peaks at about 1 hour and lasts for 4, even though the negative side effects can last much longer. Research also indicates theacrine can increase activity in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) region of the brain, which is believed to support motivation and general cognitive function. ⁴
GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter (read: calm-down chemical) produced in the body. It’s also an essential amino acid as well as a nootropic. GABA works by reducing the ‘noise’ of overthinking and allows the brain to relax. However, unlike the signals that tell the brain "I’M TIRED", GABA works in tandem with glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter. This results in a calm concentration that doesn’t come with fog or fatigue.
GABA is regularly used for its cognitive- and mood-supporting actions, and for its support to sleep. Research demonstrates that GABA can have a positive influence on an individual’s ability to perform mental tasks that require significant concentration. ⁵
A naturally-occurring amino acid first discovered in green tea, l-theanine is another nootropic key in MTE’s greens powder formula, and is likely most of the reason green tea is so healthy, according to 20th century Japanese researchers. L-theanine demonstrates an ability to at once improve alertness, focus and cognition while reducing the effects of stress.
L-theanine has been studied to help focus and attention when paired with low level amounts of caffeine.⁶ Recent research points to its ability to reduce resting heart rate and increase alpha brain wave activity as additional reasons why it can be effective at promoting relaxation and clarity at the same time.
Affron® is a natural extract of the nootropic saffron. Everyone knows saffron as one of the most expensive herbs in the world, but 6000 years of use for everything from paints to pastes to teas would argue it’s much more. Saffron (Crocus sativus L.), whose main bioactive components are crocins and safranal, has been shown to have a beneficial impact on learning, concentration, memory and even age-related mental impairment.⁷
The positive effects of saffron supplements observed in research include protective effects on brain and eye function, including specific actions on the stress response system, improvement in memory and cognition, antioxidant and free-radical scavenging. Analysis also indicated a significant decrease in negative mood and symptoms related to stress.
InnovaTea® is a high-fidelity green tea extract standardized to 99% caffeine. But don’t worry – it only adds up to 50mg, or about ¼ the caffeine you’d get in a typical café coffee. Because of the way MTE uses this clean extract sparingly, it serves as a fuse for all the other pro-focus, pro-energy ingredients in our proprietary healthy energy drink mix.
Green tea is traditionally known to induce mental clarity, cognitive function, physical activation and relaxation. One reviewed study presented evidence that green tea supports calm mood, memory and cognitive brain function.⁸
Also known as Siberian ginseng, this cousin of the OG ginseng offers many of the same adaptogenic benefits with some extras. Used medicinally for centuries, eleuthero was “rediscovered” by Russian scientists in the mid-20th century when they were searching for an alternative to ginseng as a focus and stamina booster for soldiers.
Eleuthero has been shown to potentially combat an overactive stress response, which can contribute to more sustained focus. ⁹