We’re busy with work. We’re busy with kids. We’re busy with school, family, and a whole lot more. It seems like life is busier than ever. Some even take pride in the busy-ness of it all. They jam-pack their calendars with appointments and wear it like a badge of honor. The rest of us try to keep up with to-do lists. We try to muscle through, promising ourselves we’ll be more productive. We put headphones on and listen to “Eye of the Tiger” or any type of Spotify playlist with the word focus in the title.
And this is all fine and good. But sometimes our brain needs a little extra juice to help us focus longer and more deeply.
The good news is, this juice exists in the form of scientifically proven formulas and ingredients that can help us find and sustain more of an edge without the crashing and burning that comes with other self-proclaimed focus enhancers. So if you’re wondering what you can take for focus and concentration, here are a few options.
Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer® *
We know what you’re thinking: Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer® is really good at reducing oxidative stress and this article is supposed to be about concentration. And you’re right. It’s actually really, really good at reducing oxidative stress,* but we won’t split hairs here.
However Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer® also has a few ingredients that can give your brain some concentration boosting power.*
Green tea contains perhaps the most powerful concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been around since approximately forever. And this particular green tea extract contains 98% polyphenols. These polyphenols come with a lot of health benefits, including maintaining body temperature and blood sugar levels already within a normal range. It also promotes healthy digestion, and most importantly for our purposes here – they support healthy mental processes.*
Bacopa comes with a long history of cognitive benefits, and it’s particularly valued in Ayurvedic medicine, where it’s used to enhance clear thinking and memory function. If you need to buckle down to write, study, or work for a long period of time, Bacopa might just help because it has been known to promote concentration, alertness, and focus.*
This “king of Ayurvedic herbs” might be hard to pronounce, but it’s great for the mind. That’s because Ashwagandha is an adaptogen (a substance that supports the body’s ability to accommodate various everyday stressors) that supports memory enhancement and restful sleep through chemical compounds called withanolides.*
Protandim® NAD Synergizer™
If you’re looking for greater mental performance without the irritability and inevitable crash that comes with so many other products, Protandim® NAD Synergizer™ might do the trick. Sure, it’s known for increasing sirtuin activity, but it’s also shown to increase focus, energy, mental clarity, and mood – all really great attributes if you need to carve out some focus time.*
But how? Let ‘s take a look at some of the ingredients that make it happen.
Wasabi is a vegetable that’s rich in isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates have been shown to be potent activators of many different types of genetics and metabolic processes.*
Olive Leaf Extract
The origin is all in the name here. It’s the compounds that are a fascinating story. Olive leaf extract contains Hydroxytyrosol – a phenolic phytonutrient shown to have many health-promoting activities such as supporting a healthy inflammation response, a healthy lipid profile (towards maintaining a healthy cholesterol level already within a normal range), and a healthy gut.*
This ingredient falls between the vitamin niacin (vitamin B3) and the mineral copper but in its reduced or activated form. Copper is an essential cofactor for many physiological pathways including iron metabolism, nerve function, and energy production. And all of these processes can help you gain a mental edge when you need it most.*
Theacrine is structurally similar to caffeine and its amazing effects come from the reactions between two neural pathways. This results in increasing energy without incurring irritability or creating habits. In other words, it’s really good for focus.*
We’ve all heard how good Omega 3 fatty acids are for us. These long-chain wonders have a well-documented history supporting overall cardiovascular health and supporting our immune systems (along with many more benefits that we won’t list here). But Omega 3 fatty acids also support cognitive health, being fundamental to the structure and functioning of all your cell membranes and particularly for those of your brain cells. Omega+, however, isn’t just your average fatty acid supplement. It’s high quality, environmentally friendly, mercury-free, and lightly flavored with lemon and lime, so it doesn’t taste like your snacking on cod all day.*
Sometimes you just need a little extra: a boost for that important meeting. The late-night delivery. Or a long day taking care of the kids. That’s when you need AXIO®. AXIO® is a nootropic, which is a cognitive enhancer formulated specifically to support your brainpower. *
AXIO® derives its nootropic superpowers from ingredients that support cognitive function and mental acuity. But that’s not all. AXIO® is designed to wake your brain up, support increased concentration, and deliver the right kind of energy, right when you need it without the jitters or caffeine crash. AXIO® doesn’t need an extreme 30 ounce, silvery carbonated can to flip the focus switch. It does its job with some of these incredible ingredients.*
These vitamins support both cellular and brain function along with promoting positive mood, optimal working memory, and mental acuity. *
Magnesium supports normal nervous system function, and it’s great for brain health by promoting healthy energy metabolism. *
DMAE helps optimize memory and attention, while promoting a state of alertness, focus, and mental acuity without jitters. *
Green Tea Extract
This proven ingredient provides a natural energy boost.*
Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark extract supports optimal mental performance. *
If you want healthy, sustained energy without the stimulation, L-Theanine does the trick – and it does it without the crash. *
Sometimes life simply calls for more focus and concentration. But before you reach for that sugary snack or carbonated can of who-knows-what, give one of these products a try. Whether it’s the cellular enhancing properties of Protandim®, the good-for-you-essential fatty acids in Omega+, or the great-tasting nootropic wizardry of AXIO®, you can find the focus, clarity, and mental fortitude to get more out of your day. *
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
** The views expressed in this article are those of the author
s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of LifeVantage or any other agency, organization, employer or company
** LifeVantage’s Marketing team may from time to time publish blog articles reporting information and research from third-party sources. The views and opinions expressed by these third-party sources as reported in LifeVantage blog articles are those of the authors and experts quoted therein and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of LifeVantage.