Of all the vitamins, Vitamin D is the easy one to remember: it's the so-called "Sunshine Vitamin," the one your body makes when you enjoy bright sunlight on a summer's day.
There are many alternatives to coffee, some of which have highly similar effects in making you more alert, increasing your focus on the task in hand, and keeping you awake until you finish.
Uridine is a nucleoside -- essentially a nucleotide base -- one of five such bases which together make up the nucleic acids (the others being adenosine, thymidine, cytidine and guanosine.)
Uridine is a major component in RNA and it is vital for the production of cellular membranes, which is essential for brain development.
This year's buzzwords are: nootropics, brain food, brain hacking, mindset -- as in "change your mindset" -- and stacking, which means combining two or more nootropics for combined effect.
The mind is both a powerful and a complicated thing -- one that requires active engagement from external sources as well as constant guidance from internal ones to flourish. Your ability to walk the line between “engaged” and “distracted” is a measurement of your ability to focus.