A healthy brain is a beautiful thing.
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 growth and functioning of our neurons. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) and Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) are two important factors for nervous system integrity and adaptability. Stress can interfere with the production of these factors and others. 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 neurotrophin BDNF, called proBDNF, for proper cognition long term, and prevention of early cognitive decline.
There is very interesting research regarding this subject and we’ll 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 span and memory, and then read it with Fog Cutter. Take note of your focus and retention. Your 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 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 to body system organs even under stressful conditions. When your body, which is carrying that ‘supercomputer’ 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 at the ingredients:
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 osteoporosis, promote strength, endurance, stamina, 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 / metastasis, anti-inflammatory, reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis
Five-flavored-fruit / Schisandra chinensis ‘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, pineal gland & 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 lucidum Help immune system, anti-oxidant, help reduce effects of metabolic syndromes, improve sleep pattern, increase killer T cell production, anti-cancer effects
Chinese Licorice Root / Glycyrrhiza uralensis Regulate stomach and gut function, blood tonic, build and sustain energy, help attain radiant health and prolong life, help eliminate over 1,200 toxins
Catuaba / Erythroxylum vaccinifolium Help nervous conditions, increase strength and stamina, anti-microbial, memory enhancer, increase sexual vitality, adaptogenic
Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera
It de-stresses the body plus improves energy levels and mitochondrial health. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic agent and was found useful in clinical cases of Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis.
Baicalin / Scutellaria baicalensis
Having in particular variety of beneficial effects in the central nervous system, it further shows antidepressant and anxiolytic properties and improves cognitive performances.
Gotu Kola / Centella asiatica
The main group of components in gotu kola is the triterpenes including asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic acid, and madecassic acid, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are shown to positively influence brain plasticity which means a much sharper you.
Holy Basil / Ocimum sanctum
Holy Basil has been found to protect organs and tissues against chemical stress from industrial pollutants and heavy metals, and physical stress from prolonged physical exertion. It has also been shown to counter metabolic stress through normalization of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels.
Waterhyssop / Bacopa monnieri
Best known as a neural tonic and memory enhancer this powerful herb increases cerebral blood flow and neurotransmitter modulation.
Lion’s Mane / Hericium erinaceus
A very yummy and medicinal mushroom is a well established candidate for brain and nerve health because it triggers neurite outgrowth and regenerates damaged nerves. Lions Mane has been extensively studied for its neuro-health properties.
Caterpillar Fungus / Cordyceps sinensis
With it’s powerful anti-tumor properties, the ability to regulate the endocrine system, enhance your immune function, and protect the kidneys, lung, liver, and other organs… this is a Sun Horse favorite!
Maidenhair Tree / Ginkgo biloba
In recent decades, an extract of the leaves of the tree Ginkgo biloba L. has been used to improve memory in disorders like Dementia disorders that affect memory and intellectual functioning, and are caused primarily by Alzheimer’s disease and vascular disorders.
Guarana / Paullinia cupana
Guaraná seeds contain traces of theobromine and theophylline, other alkaloids in the xanthine group. In humans, xanthines stimulate the central nervous system fighting fatigue, increase secretion of gastric acid and serve as a bronchodilator and a diuretic.
Noto Ginseng / Panax notoginseng
Protective actions against cardiovascular diseases and diabetes have been reviewed along with its pharmacological actions including hemostatic and wound healing activity, antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory activity, hypoglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic activities, anti-coagulation activity, neuroprotective effects, hepatoprotective effects, renoprotective effects, anti-tumor activity