Feeling as though you’re on top of the world mentally is one of the best sensations out there. Your brain is working fast, your thoughts are clear and you’re able to do what you need to get done as soon as you want to. Wouldn’t it be great to feel like this all of the time? With nootropics, you're able to.
Nootropics are one of the most recent pioneers of wellness. The word nootropic comes from the Ancient Greek word nóos, meaning ‘mind’ and tropḗ, meaning ‘a turning’, so quite literally the word means to improve your cognitive performance. They can also boost the executive functions of your body such as alertness, memory, motivation and sleep, among others.
Innermost makes a nootropic called The Focus Capsule which will help you to think fast when you’re under pressure or tired and will assist in boosting your processing speed while also reducing your mental load and fatigue. Always had a hankering to be the smartest person in the room? These are the capsules for you.
In this article we’ll explore what nootropics are, how they work and the active ingredients to look out for, why boosting your mental facilities is so important and the best and most effective way to take them.
Why is being focused important?
As well as the obvious benefits of allowing you to get more things done, whether that be doing well at your day job, developing your side hustle or helping you to study for an exam, being focused helps you to feel more positive and in control of your life. It will help you to determine what’s important to you and help you to achieve your goals.
Many skills in life require focus. It’s not just all about work - therapy sessions, workout classes and hobbies such as playing instruments, sewing and woodwork all benefit from sustained periods of attention given to them. Long term, improved focus will help you to make your dreams a reality, and will make you more satisfied with your choices and your life.
While having a lack of focus in your everyday life won’t have an effect on your physical health in the same way that lack of sleep does, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have an impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing. Being constantly distracted and having a lack of concentration doesn’t feel good. Over time, it can lead to doing less well at your job, procrastinating and putting things off more and generally not feeling great about your achievements and how you live your life. It could even contribute to anxiety and depression, over time, if you consistently feel as though you lack focus and can’t get the things you want to do done.
What are nootropics for improving focus?
The Focus Capsules contain a number of effective, scientifically backed ingredients that have been formulated by leading nutritionists. They help you to increase your focus levels and concentration when you’re under stress. They can help you to get what you need to do done faster and more effectively.
Let’s explore the active ingredients that make these capsules so great. These are the amounts of active ingredients you get per two capsules of nootropic, which is the recommended amount. We suggest taking them when you wake up, to prepare you for the day ahead of you.
Siberian Ginseng (400mg): These plants are used in herbal medicine and contain active ingredients that may help reduce mental and physical fatigue, and improve memory and alertness. They can also support the body’s natural defences, and the immune system.
L-Tyrosine (300mg): An amino acid that is used by the body to produce noradrenaline and dopamine. Evidence suggests that it can help reduce stress during exposure to acute stressors (which tend to deplete noradrenaline) and can help to prevent stress-induced memory and attention deficits.
Bacopa Monnieri (150mg): A nootropic herb often used in Ayurveda, it has been shown to improve cognition, by reducing anxiety, and improving memory formation. It works by enhancing the rate at which the nervous system can communicate by increasing the growth of nerve endings, also called dendrites.
CDP-Choline (150mg): A nootropic compound required to produce acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine, which are two chemicals found in the brain that regulate memory, mood, and enhance cognitive performance and attention. Used to improve focus and concentration, helping you think faster and more clearly.
Rhodiola Rosea (100mg): A nootropic powerhouse, this flowering plant has mounting research to support its claims to reducing the effects of physical exhaustion that can result in fatigue, stress and 'burnout'. Increasingly used by people to help them cope with heavy workloads, headaches, and improve mood.