Top 5 Supplements for Mental Performance

April 11, 2017

Top 5 Supplements for Mental Performance

If you are looking for a boost in mental performance, check out this list of our 5 favourite supplements with cognitive enhancing properties. These supplements are natural, sold in the UK and Europe, and all have studies backing up their benefits.

Alpha GPC - Memory and Focus

Alpha GPC is a natural, highly concentrated version of Soy Lecithin. With powerful memory and learning properties, Alpha GPC works tremendously well as both a standalone mental performance supplement or in a stack. An acetylcholine precusor, Alpha GPC is 40% Choline by weight. When your body takes in Choline, it turns it into Acetylcholine, which boosts your memory, learning and concentration abilities.

Find Alpha GPC on our store here.

 Alpha GPC - 250mg Capsules and Powder

CDP Choline - Memory

CDP Choline is a natural, water-soluble compound found in the body. Also a Cholinergic (like Alpha GPC), CDP Choline helps the body to produce Acetycholine, which is used for a variety of cognitive functions including memory retention and recall. 

Find CDP Choline on our store here.

CDP Choline - 250mg Tablets and Powder

 

Uridine - Memory and Mood

Uridine is a natural compound which is one one of the building blocks to RNA (Ribonucleic Acid), used in the process of storing memories in the brain. By boosting your RNA levels, a higher level of protein translation at your neuronal synapses can occur, which has been studied to improve memory formation and retention. 

  • 12-week study found Uridine to improve spatial short term memory, recognition, recall, attention and executive functions. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12370853)
  • Boosted synaptic connections in the brain and improves Neuroplasticity (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16880353)
  • Works incredibly well when stacked with a Choline supplement (see our Mr. Happy's stack article for more on this)
  • Helps to increase levels of Dopamine in the brain - improving your mood and motivation to study for longer.

Find Uridine on our store here.

Uridine - 250mg Tablets and Powder

Trans-Resveratrol - Cognition

Trans-Resveratrol is a natural, more powerful alternative to Resveratrol. Trans-Resveratrol can be found in red wine, chocolate and group fruit and has been linked to improving cognition and providing the body with a wide variety of health benefits.

Find Trans-Resveratrol on our store here.

Trans-Resveratrol 100mg Tablets and Powder

Pterostilbene - Memory and Anti-Anxiety

A molecule with a similarity to Resveratrol, found in grapes and blueberries, Pterostilbene helps to improve memory and cognition, in addition to providing other body-benefiting effects.

 Find Pterostilbene on our store here.

Pterostilbene - 50mg Tablets and Powder




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