Conventional Energy Products Are Garbage
Most of them are just caffeine delivery systems and drinking one is pretty much the same as going to Starbucks and chugging four Grande Iced Peppermint Mochas in rapid succession, only without having to listen to the same playlist they use at Guantanamo to torture the prisoners.
Either approach will cold-cock your brain with a buzz that's harsh and off-key, closer to anxiety than motivation, energy, or inspiration.
That's the trouble with caffeine, especially when you ingest a lot of it. It's like an untamed stallion – of little use to anyone if you can't make it go in the direction you want it to.
But an evolved energy product, one that benefits the mind as much as the body, puts a chemical saddle and bridle on caffeine. It "tames" it. It makes it take you where you want to go.
This evolved energy supplement would use a bevy of carefully chosen synergistic smart drugs (nootropics) to enhance caffeine's best qualities (alertness, inspiration, etc.) while minimizing the bad (jitteriness, rapid heart rate, etc.).
And caffeine simultaneously would return the favor in these evolved energy supplements by working to make the nootropics in them work better. When it clicks, when you've got the right formula, the product would give your brain superpowers above and beyond the capabilities of caffeine or any one individual nootropic ingredient.
Biotest's Brain Candy® is the right formula, whether you choose the regular or caffeine-free version.
Brain Candy® customizes your brain function. It turns no into yes. Let's say I don't have the energy, the will, the inspiration, or the courage to do something – whether it be heading to the gym, tackling a new writing project, or going to some stupid party where I don't know anybody. Brain Candy® coaxes me into doing a 180 on all my negative mental outlooks.
In general, it boosts athletic performance, increases confidence, reduces social anxiety, and improves mood. It inspires and it motivates. It even improves learning and memory retention.
Use it whenever you want to turn no into yes, or yes into hell yes.
Brain Candy® contains five nootropic ingredients, each selected for its individual properties and its ability to work synergistically with its teammates:
ALCAR is a naturally occurring amino acid that easily slips across the blood-brain barrier. It's been found to convey the following benefits:
- Improved "processing speed," focus, mood, and memory (including long-term memory).
- Improved verbal fluency so you're less Forrest Gump and more George Will.
- Improved social interaction.
- Increased glucose and creatinine levels in the brain (both of which decrease as we age).
- Increased energy production in the mitochondria, thereby boosting physical and mental energy for several hours.
- Protecting brain cells from Saturday night's alcohol binge.
- Stimulating brain cells and prompting them to grow more connections to other neurons.
- Increased learning rate.
- Counteracting some forms of depression.
- Alleviating dysthymia, a depressive disorder.
It's still unclear as to how ALCAR does all those things, but we definitely know it increases levels of norepinephrine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters that play a vital role in brain function and mood.
ALCAR, in general, improves the electrical "wattage" of your brain so that you "burn" brighter and longer.
Acetyl-L-tyrosine is another naturally occurring amino acid that's used by the brain to make the stimulatory neurotransmitters norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine, the last of which is involved in emotions, movement, and even the sensations of pleasure and pain. Using acetyl-l-tyrosine has the following effects:
- Improved moods so that you say goodbye to the doldrums.
- Reduction of social anxiety. No more wallflower. No more struggling with what to say.
- Improved memory.
- Increased learning capacity.
- Improved analytical skills.
- Increased energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Restores neurotransmitter levels depleted by ingesting too much caffeine.
Acteyl-L-tyrosine also helps you cope with stress, both physical and mental. Users report that it even leaves them feeling refreshed after an intense workout.
CDP-choline is an intermediate in the production of the structural phospholipids that form cell membranes. It's also one helluva' nootropic with the following effects:
- Increased attention span. No more wandering brain.
- Enhanced production of ATP in brain cells so your mind works faster.
- Optimized signaling between brain neurons that enhances learning, cognition, and recall.
- Improved memory.
- Enhanced learning.
- Protects nerves against damage.
- Helps prevent addiction to drugs like cocaine and even, more interestingly, food.
DMAE is yet another naturally occurring amino acid. It helps increase levels of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine, along with improving blood flow to the brain. Users of DMAE have reported the following attributes:
- Improved mood.
- Increased sense of well-being so you say sayonara to paranoia.
- Increased memory.
- Improved alertness.
- Better sleep patterns.
- Increased concentration. No more wandering brain in class or meetings.
- Lifting of depression.
DMAE is also thought to improve athletic performance, in addition to possibly being a potent life extension drug.
L-theanine, like most of the ingredients in Brain Candy®, is an amino acid. It's found in abundance in tea leaves. When ingested it regulates the neurotransmitters GABA, dopamine, and serotonin. It also has a nice synergism with caffeine in that it enhances caffeine's good qualities while mitigating the bad. That means it allows caffeine to give you heightened focus, awareness, and energy without all the nervousness or jitteriness.
Add the following attributes and you've got yourself a nice little nootropic:
- Improved mood. Goodbye gloomy Gus.
- Reduction of anxiety.
- Improved cognition.
- Better sense of well-being.
- Enhanced thinking ability.
Brain Candy® is available in regular and caffeine-free versions (for those that are overly sensitive to the effects of caffeine). Just drink one bottle (125 ml or 4.2 ounces) in the morning on an empty stomach for all-day energy, inspiration, and focus without jitteriness.
Alternately, you could always use Brain Candy® on an "as needed" basis, drinking a bottle before an athletic event, social event, business meeting, or any time you need or want your brain to be functioning at its best.
Don't drink it too close to bedtime, though. While it won't make you too anxious or jittery to sleep, it may make you want to forgo sleep so you can work on that replica of the Eifel Tower made with toothpicks you've always talked about building.
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