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L-Theanine

By M H

L-Theanine
L-Theanine is an amino acid analogue of glutamate and glutamine found in green tea and in gyokuro leaves, thus demonstrating culinary use.

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The Acetylcholine Pathway Trifecta

By M H

The Acetylcholine Pathway Trifecta
A crucial component of any good nootropic is the acetylcholine pathways since increased acetylcholine levels are correlated to increased focus, memory, and so forth. The three key ingredients we’ll talk about are Alpha GPC (or any other choline donor), Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR), and Huperzine a.

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Passion Fruit Seed Extract- the collagen producer

By M H

Passion Fruit Seed Extract- the collagen producer
Collagen is the main structural protein in connective tissues, and can be found in areas like your tendons and ligaments; this makes collagen important to maintaining proper joint health. Passion Fruit Seed Extract has been shown to increase collagen production in new studies in animal models.

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All about Ashwagandha

By M H

All about Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, is perhaps the most famous herb in Ayurvedic medicine.

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Taurine

By M H

Taurine
Taurine is an amino acid that has been shown to increase protein synthesis, increase cell hydration, metabolism, and improve cardiac function (1). Taurine can lead to a reduction in blood pressure, and an improvement in exercise capacity (2). So what about its effects in healthy young adults?

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Olive Leaf extract

By M H

Olive Leaf extract
Olive Leaf extracts are all the rage in supplements now, and for good reason. Olive leaves have been used in the human diet as a food and as well as in traditional remedies in Mediterranean countries for hundreds of years. Olive leaf has been found to contain multiple antioxidants that have promising pro-health benefits.

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L-Carnitine L-Tartrate

By M H

L-Carnitine L-Tartrate

L-carnitine l-tartrate (LCLT) is the biologically active form of Carnitine, an ammonium compound biosynthesized from methionine and lysine. Of the many ingredients included in most supplements these days, LCLT is one of the rare ingredients with a solid foundation of research behind it for use in humans, especially with regards to resistance training.

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Huperzine A

By M H

Huperzine A
Huperzine A can be used as a method to help enhance short and long term memory through boosting Acetylcholine (ACh) levels. ACh is the main neurotransmitter in the brain involved with memory.

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