The Vita MIND formula
Vita MIND is a formulated from 10 plant-based nootropic ingredients that are scientifically-backed. We cover the unique properties of each in the sections below, however, a more in-depth dive into the science behind it can be found here.
Bacopa monnieri is a seasonal creeping herb native to the wetlands of northeastern and southern regions of India.
Bacopa monnieri is used nutritionally to help with memory formation and speed of recall. It also supports clarity of thought and heightens overall brain function for the user.
Supplementation of bacopa monnieri has also known to be used as a stress reliever.
L-theanine is an amino acid that is contained in green tea leaves.
The absorption of L-theanine promotes alpha waves in the brain. Alpha brain waves help us calm down and promote feelings of relaxation. Alpha waves are also correlated with effortless alertness and believed to be the mechanism behind the cognitive benefits associated with absorbing L-theanine.
The relaxing effect produced by taking L-theanine may help reduce stress.
Alpha GPC, known by L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine, is a natural choline compound found in the brain.
Alpha GPC is commercially manufactured as an extract of purified soy lecithin. Though there are a few major dietary sources of Alpha GPC - these being dairy products, organ meats, and wheat germ - concentrations achieved through regular dietary intake are well below those achieved through supplementation.
This nutritional supplement is used to benefit memory and cognitive function, as the substance is a precursor to the biosynthesis of cell phospholipids and the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a chemical that our nerves use to communicate with the brain, muscles, and other various areas of the body. Ensuring the proper function of this neurotransmitter is essential to cognitive abilities and synaptic plasticity.
These factors combine to provide an increase in mental fuel which supports attention span, focus, and concentration.
Huperzine A is an alkaloid that's derived from the Chinese firmoss Huperzia Serrata. Extracts of the plant have been used in China for centuries as herbal medicine.
Over the years, Huperzine A has commonly been used as a way of treating Alzheimer’s disease, as it's linked to having the ability to benefit memory and cognitive function.
Other studies have also been implemented using Huperzine A as a memory enhancer for students. Conclusions drawn from the study found that Huperzine A significantly supported the students' memory when using it. Specifically, it showed improvement in their ability to retain and recall facts.
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine is an acetylated form of L-Tyrosine. It breaks down to L-Tyrosine in the kidneys and is more soluble than Tyrosine supplements. It is an amino acid that produces noradrenaline and dopamine.
This amino acid has also been known to support cognition during periods of sleep deprivation.
Because of the production of neurotransmitters like dopamine, which is seen to improve mood, L-Tyrosine may also be useful as a supplement to help treat depression.
Vinpocetine is a synthetic alkaloid that's derived from the periwinkle plant.
Vinpocetine is seen to play a role in neuroprotection and helping reduce neural inflammation in the body. For a healthy person, it may potentially increase blood flow to the brain and support reaction time.
Researchers have used Vinpocetine when testing for memory enhancement and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other conditions that harm learning, information processing, and memory retention skills as people age.
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of L-tryptophan, which is a protein building block.
Derived from the seeds of the African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia, 5-HTP is known to increase the production of the chemical serotonin in both the brain and central nervous system. Due to the increase in the synthesis of serotonin, 5-HTP is widely used to treat many conditions such as depression, insomnia, and obesity.
Vitamin B6, which also known as pyridoxine, is one of 8 B vitamins.
Vitamin B6 helps the body make several neurotransmitters and is necessary for brain development and function.
This vitamin helps the body produce the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which influence your mood, and melatonin, which aids in the management of your body clock and benefits your sleeping habits, all of which contribute to a heightened state of focus.
A study conducted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Adelaide Australia found that supplementation of vitamin B6 was positively associated with memory performance.
Magnesium is an essential mineral, important for our physical health and general well-being. People will obtain magnesium from their diet. However, it's common for the intake of magnesium to be low in individuals.
Magnesium deficiency, particularly in the brain, has been tied to depression in humans. Thus, it's very common for magnesium to be used as a supplement to help treat depression and relieve stress.
A study conducted in 2006 found that supplementation of magnesium aided in the recovery of major depression. Notably, it found that magnesium can be effective in reducing stress, by helping induce sleep, and sleep is vital to recovery from depression.
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid that includes both amino acids and fatty acids.
Phosphatidylserine is a vital chemical that has general functions in the body. It's part of our body's cell structure and is crucial for the maintenance of cellular function, especially in the brain.
The main benefit of Phosphatidylserine is the pleasing effect it has on memory, particularly in people with memory complaints.