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Mood • Motivation • Energy • Resilience • Focus
Ashwagandha is likely the most celebrated adaptogen in all of botanical medicine. Known to boost energy by reducing stress levels, it also promotes reduced anxiety and supports immune function.
Ashwagandha is native to the lush lands of India and North Africa where it is commonly seen as a small, evergreen shrub. It has been used in traditional medicine for over 5000 years, particularly for vitality, strength, mood and relaxation.*
Today, Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogen, which is the most selective class of botanical medicines. As an adaptogen, Ashwagandha is thought to work by reducing the impact of stress to mind and body.*
• Sleep quality
• Peace of mind
Inflammation • Immunity • Endurance
One of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, Spirulina is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, with half its weight coming from protein.
The Aztecs were among the first to document the harvest, of what many call The Original Superfood from the surface of Lake Texcoco. A blue-green algae, Spirulina's value and importance were noted in their writings, which aligned its consumption with the ability to increase stamina. Later, Spanish colonists drained the lake in order to construct the foundation for Mexico City, which led to the decline of its availability and subsequent use.
Spirulina was later ‘rediscovered’ by researchers in the 1960’s which found that up to 70% of its dry weight was protein. It was also found to be a source of several important vitamins including A, B, E, K, beta-carotene, and several health-supporting minerals, including iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, selenium, and chromium.
• Antioxidant support
• Immune system support
Energy • Immunity • Nerve Health • Stamina
An adaptogen whose use dates back over 2000 years, Eleuthero, a cousin of Ashwagandha, is most-often used to boost energy reserves and immune performance.
A small shrub native to Russia and other parts of Northern Asia. It was first used to increase performance and quality of life and was later accepted as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are classifications of botanical medicines which help the body resist the physical and psychological impacts of stress.
The discovery of Eleuthero was somewhat by accident. At the time, Panax ginseng (Asian Ginseng) was a growingly popular plant but its popularity led to over-harvesting and inevitably the threat of extinction. Russian scientists began looking for alternatives within the plant’s family of related species. It was at that time Eleuthero was discovered to have similar therapeutic effects to Asian Ginseng. However, unlike Asian Ginseng, Eleuthero was a much hardier plant and more importantly one not threatened by extinction. It quickly became a preferred substitute as Eleuthero had other benefits that Asian Ginseng didn’t offer.
• Athletic performance
• Peace of mind/anxiety reduction
• Heart health
• Blood sugar
• Healthy aging
Immune Function • Resilience • Mood Support • Energy
A sacred superfood revered in Hindu cultures, this powerful adaptogenic herb is famous for boosting immunity and reducing the biochemical impact of stress.
A staple in Ayurvedic medicine, Holy Basil is native to the fertile soils of India where it is celebrated in both ceremony and clinical practice. Holy Basil has been used in traditional medicines throughout Asia for over 2000 years, particularly for reducing stress, promoting immune function, to improve mood and support relaxation.*
Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory for a host of physical and mental maladies, current clinical research shows positive effects on cognitive, immune and metabolic conditions. Today, Holy Basil is considered to be an adaptogen capable of supporting physical and mental invigoration as well as immunity. It is also commonly used both here and abroad to promote relaxation and a general sense of ease.*
• GI support
• Blood sugar
• Respiratory support
Athletic Performance • Longevity • Nutrition
A superfood cultivated for over 8000 years by the peoples of Central and South America, Amaranth has recently gained popularity with high-performance athletes for its sustainable energy support.
Amaranth has been a food prized by the indigenous peoples of the Americas for as long as 8000 years. In fact, Amaranth was so valuable that among the Aztec/Mexica it was also used as a form of currency. However, after the colonial Spaniards arrived, they outlawed its consumption and cultivation, and the plants use in the area was almost lost to history until its nutritional content was ‘rediscovered’ by researchers in the 1970’s.
A versatile pseudo-cereal, this ancient superfood was sought after for its nutrient-dense makeup, its variety of uses, and its resistance to pests and blights. Over the previous decades, researchers have identified the key nutritional elements of Amaranth that make it such a powerful wellness ingredient, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, zinc, and healthy fatty acids like Omega-6.
Notably, Amaranth outpaces other seed-grains in protein content, containing specific amino acids that are hard to find in our diets. Today, researchers are most interested in Amaranth’s heart-promoting compounds, which are being studied to promote normal blood pressure and normal cholesterol levels.*
• Athletic performance
• Neurotransmitter support
Energy • Mood • Memory • Endurance
A cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, and kale, consuming the root of this adaptogen reduces the detrimental effects of stress by maintaining energy levels and mood.
Maca is a root vegetable that grows in the Andes Mountains, particularly the highlands of Peru, which is why it’s sometimes referred to as Peruvian Ginseng. The Maca root was domesticated nearly 6000 years ago, and has had both culinary and medicinal applications for over 3600 years. Traditionally, it has been used for vitality, energy and libido in both men and women.
Today, Maca is researched for its ability to increase energy and stamina in athletic performers, support hormone production, as well as to promote mood and libido. It has become particularly popular in recent times as a superfood and an adaptogen utilized for an array of energy-boosting purposes. Recent studies in athletes imply using Maca for energy may have far-reaching benefits without the jitteriness that can come from other energetics.
• Cognitive performance
• Peace of mind/reduces occasional anxiety
• Physical performance
Calm Concentration • Sleep Health • Immunity
An amino acid found in some plant and fungal species, L-Theanine has been shown to promote relaxation without drowsiness. L-theanine is a popular ingredient in modern energy and wellness supplements, including drinks, pills and tablets.
L-theanine was identified by Japanese researchers as a naturally occurring substance found in green tea in 1949. Shortly after, it was quickly added to foods, drinks and supplements throughout Asia, being touted as the medicinal ingredient within green tea’s fabled medical history. L-theanine is categorized as a plant-derived nootropic, because its perceived benefits are a result of its interaction with key neurotransmitters in the brain.
Today, L-theanine is thought to reduce the physiological and psychological response to stress.* It has also been shown to increase mental alertness and attention without stimulating the heart or causing nervousness.* In fact, L-theanine has been successfully studied to reduce anxiety scores and sleep disturbances while simultaneously reducing error rates in cognitive tests.*
• Cognitive performance
• Peace of mind / anxiety
Stress & Anxiety • Immunity • Relaxation • Sleep Health
A naturally-occurring amino acid that acts as the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in humans, GABA is a nootropic that decreases nervous system activity, relaxing you from a cellular level.
The brain chemical GABA was identified over 50 years ago but its value as a neurotransmitter was not fully realized until decades later. Today, we understand that almost 50% of inhibitory synaptic processing relies solely on GABA. In other words, the brain requires GABA to reduce nerve impulses related to stimuli like stress, anxiety, and agitation. In fact, its discovery has led to a bevy of new and important drugs still used today.*
Our bodies produce some GABA naturally, but this powerful nootropic can also be found in brown rice, barley, adzuki, mung beans, and soy. It is also believed that some probiotic species like Lactobacillus also contain GABA, as well as other fermented food products like kimchi and fermented fruit juice.
• Muscle Support
Tranquil Energy • Mood • Anti-Inflammatory
Found in green tea, Theacrine is a purine alkaloid that increases energy without a crash, all while improving focus and motivation. Teacrine® is the most common form of Theacrine found in energy-boosting products.
Theacrine is a compound structurally similar to caffeine naturally found in several species of tea and coffee, as well chocolate. However, Theacrine is very much unlike caffeine in that it is neither a stimulant nor does it cause dependence or tolerance like caffeine. In other words, caffeine’s effects on the body become diluted over time, while Theacrine is as effective on its first dose as it is the 100th.
Today, Theacrine is used in anti-aging research, immune promotion, fatigue, mood, and even cognitive function*. It has also been popularly used to improve athletic performance and muscle strength without stimulating the heart or increasing blood pressure.
Teacrine® is a nature-identical form of Theacrine’s bioactive properties and is a registered trademark protected by U.S. Patents 10,272,091 and 10,398,701 under exclusive global distribution by Compound Solutions, Inc.
• Sustained energy
• Mood support
• Athletic performance
• Neurotransmitter support (Dopamine)
• Immune function
Mood • Memory • Brain Health
A premium saffron extract standardized to 3.5% Lepticrosalides™, this nootropiccompound has been shown to improve mood in healthy consumers with occasional stress and uneasiness.
Saffron is one of the most expensive herbs used in both culinary as well as traditional medical systems, typically valued at $4,000 per pound. The first recorded evidence of Saffron crocus as a widespread product, both as a dye and a culinary ingredient, comes from 4300-year-old Akkadian records. By 3600 years BP, saffron was used widely across Greece, Persia, the Middle East, and Egypt. Royalty and upper class used saffron for everything from medicinal baths to fabric dye to an aphrodisiac.
Affron® is a premium saffron extract standardized to 3.5% Lepticrosalides™, which is responsible for the beneficial properties and organoleptic properties of affron®. It is backed by eight human clinical studies that have shown to improve mood in healthy consumers with occasional stress and uneasiness. This ancient nootropic is currently being explored as an alternative treatment to mood and sleep disorders.
Affron® is a registered trademark of Pharmactive Biotech S.L.R
• Brain health
• Sleep quality
Daily Energy • Focus • Motivation • Athletic Performance
This energy-boosting tea extract is a unique, naturally-derived source of caffeine, extracted from fermented Camellia sinensis (tea leaves) and standardized to 98% caffeine content.
Caffeine triggers a range of performance-specific benefits including improved focus, elevated alertness, faster reaction time, reduced fatigue and increased endurance. It is an effective alternative to energy drinks with synthesized caffeine, sugar and calories. Natural caffeine sources may also be better for cardiovascular and blood glucose health.
The tea leaves used to produce InnovaTea® are grown by farmers who utilize sustainable farming practices to help reduce environmental impact. The leaves are non-GMO verified and fully traceable back to the farms where they are grown. InnovaTea® is an excellent, clean label alternative to chemically synthesized caffeine.
• Daily energy levels
• Cognitive performance
• Physical activity
Blood sugar • Inflammation • Gut Health • Stress Response
Chicory root comes from the perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family and is a bit wood-like, due to its fibrous composition. Its fiber contains inulin, which is prebiotic and one of the better food sources to support the good bacteria in your gut microbiome.
The chicory root has been around for quite some time and has been cultivated since ancient Egypt. It has also been a popular addition to coffee in France since the 19th century, where it was commonly roasted and ground.
It’s thought that coffee mixed with chicory concoction spread across other parts of Europe in the 1800s. Chicory root has traditionally been used in tea or in medicinal remedies to treat issues like gout, jaundice, liver enlargement, and rheumatism.
Chicory root has several health-promoting activities and has been used historically as an antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory,
antioxidant, and for it’s immune-stimulating qualities.
• Blood Sugar
• Gut Health
Energy • Focus • Mood
Dyanmine is a purine alkaloid commonly found in green tea leaves. It’s known to support physical and mental energy, mood, and focus by activating receptors and neurotransmitters that support the reward system in brain.
Dynamine is a natural compound found in green tea leaves and other naturally occurring substances commonly consumed for energy support.
Dyanmine is known for increasing energy without the crash and has significant metabolism (oxygen uptake) and cognitive-boosting benefits. It can also support greater an advanced calorie rate that can help one lean out faster while improving attention span. It works to increase dopamine availability in the brain to enhance working memory and cognitive function, while supporting
elevated mood and happiness.
Dynamine™ is methylliberine is a registered trademark with a patent pending for exclusive global distribution by Compound Solutions, Inc.
• Cognitive Performace