YOUR BRAIN IS IN CHARGE.
iQ² ™ is a groundbreaking brain supplement (nootropic) that enhances focus and concentration, while supporting your short term memory. Cocoa flavanols expand your blood vessels so your brain can absorb much more of the nootropics in the iQ2 formula.*
THE SCIENCENootropics are mostly about a specific neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is critical for transmitting messages between brain cells. It affects memory, learning, computation, analysis, perception and many other cognitive processes. After the age of 30, acetylcholine levels begin to decline, impacting our brain functions.Reduced levels of acetylcholine are linked with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The substances listed below support healthy acetylcholine levels. They are FDA-approved, and many medical studies have proven their long-term safety and efficacy.Choline is required by the brain to manufacture acetylcholine. Foods that are good sources of choline include meat, fish, beans, nuts, peas, eggs, and spinach. This is the best, most expensive nootropic. As its medical use is rising, prices have soared 7-fold in the past few years.Minimum recommended dosage: 300 mgDMAE is a crucial substance that functions as a building block for choline. DMAE is found in fish like anchovies, salmon, and sardines. It has been shown to sustain metabolic processes in the body via a process known “methyl donation.” DMAE is the second most expensive nootropic, also as a result of increased medical use.Minimum recommended dosage: 100 mgALCAR (Acetyl-L-Carnitine) is an amino acid which helps to produce acetylcholine. Foods that are good sources of ALCAR include meat & nuts. ALCAR has been clinically shown to help neurological decline and chronic fatigue. It is also a very safe way of improving insulin sensitivity and blood vessel health, particularly for those with weakened cardiac health.Minimum recommended dosage: 300 mgVinpocetine protects brain’s cells and acetylcholine from damage by increasing the oxygenation of the blood in the brain. Vinpocetine is made from the periwinkle plant, and is commonly used in Europe for treating cognitive decline, stroke recovery, and epilepsy.Minimum recommended dosage: 10 mgHuperzine-A protects brains cells and acetylcholine, because it acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor: it stops an enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine, which results in increased levels of acetylcholine. Huperzine-A is in preliminary trials for usage in treating Alzheimer’s disease.Minimum recommended dosage: 50-200 mcgCacao (raw cocoa powder) contains over 700 active compounds, including theobromine, a powerful central nervous system stimulant. Cacao increases levels of serotonin, the “feel-good” neurotransmitter responsible for mood regulation. It also significantly reduces the risk of atherosclerosis—the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes—by increasing blood flow and making arteries more pliable. Numerous studies show that cocoa can also reverse age-related memory decline.Minimum recommended dosage: 400 mcgGuarana is a potent natural source of caffeine that comes from Sapindaceae, a plant in the maple family. Unlike caffeine from coffee or tea, however, guarana’s caffeine effects last longer, feel smoother (no huge rush) and do not cause the familiar caffeine “crash.” Guarana has been used for centuries to alleviate physical fatigue and increase mental sharpness. It may also suppress appetite and lead to weight loss.Minimum recommended dosage: 200 mcg (standardized to 22% caffeine).B-Complex vitamins are essential to a healthy nervous system. Leafy green vegetables, beans, meat and dairy products contain B vitamins, and many cereals and breads are fortified with B vitamins. They help produce various neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, facilitate optimal communication between brain cells, strengthen memory, and improve mood and alertness.Minimum recommended dosage: B6 1.4 mg; B9 400 mcg; B12 2.4 mcg; B5 mg (these are Recommended Daily Allowance numbers, meaning they’re the minimum dosages required to avoid disease; no optimal dosages have been established for B-complex).
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