Smart Drugs for Your Brain!
Nootropics are supplements that improve concentration, learning ability, memory, attention span, mood, stress control, neuroprotection and neuroregeneration by neurotransmitters that send signals to the brain and facilitate cognitive functions.
Benefits of Nootropics
Benefits (Short Term)
- Mental Clarity
- Restful Sleep
- Less Stress
Benefits (Long Term)
- Avoid Neural Oxidation
- Prevents Mental Diseases
- Natural & Synthetic
- Does Not Require a Medical Prescription
- Very Few Side Efffects
Regulate Levels of Neurotransmitters, Such As;
What is Zembrin®
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.
*THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
ZEMBRIN IS EXPERIENTIAL – FEEL THE BENEFITS!
Zembrin® is a new, patented botanical ingredient based on more than 300 years of documented indigenous use. Zembrin® is the brand that stands for Socially Responsible utilization of traditional knowledge accumulated over hundreds of years.
The product has been awarded the first ever Export and Bioprospecting permit by the South African Government in recognition of the producers’ Socially Responsible and Environmentally sustainable practices. Now available in North America, Zembrin® is a plant extract derived from controlled cultivation of an elite selection of Sceletium tortuosum herb – bringing the traditional benefits to our market backed by scientific and clinical validation.
What is Zembrin®
Zembrin® is a unique opportunity – an experiential and rapidly acting botanical extract. You actually “feel” its benefits and experience enhanced mood and concentration and relief from stress. Zembrin® is a rigorous evidence-based product for the global market that has been developed over more than a decade by an international team of physicians and neuroscientists.
With formal clinical human safety and efficacy studies, in vivo and in vitro safety data, and 300 years of published historic use Zembrin®s provides a significant market opportunity. Zembrin® is experiential – users “feel” its benefits.
Zembrin® is the Only Extract Sceletium with Published Pharmacology
Zembrin® is a fully standardized and patented botanical extract based on more than 300 years of documented indigenous and colonial plant use. The standardized extract represents the full unaltered phytochemical profile of the cultivated selection of raw plant material.
Stress is well known to negatively impact cognitive function. Zembrin® has been demonstrated to improve cognitive function – both cognitive flexibility and executive function – in a clinical study. A functional MRI (fMRI) study showed that Zembrin® has an effect on the part of the brain that responds to threat/stress. This makes Zembrin® ideal for all working adults – from students to executives, to busy mothers. Zembrin® has been clinically studied for safety and efficacy. Two clinical trials demonstrate efficacy in humans. In addition, a safety study in humans has also been completed and published.
Zembrin® has a patented phytochemical profile and a patented dual mechanism of action. In addition to discovering novel molecular mechanisms of action for Zembrin®, the scientific team have thoroughly studied the safety of Zembrin® in in-vitro, acute and sub-chronic in-vivo studies. This safety assessment has recently been published.
In addition to self-GRAS status in the US, Zembrin® has been granted a license from the Natural Health Products (NHP) Directorate of Health Canada. This allows Zembrin® to be marketed in Canada as support for cognitive functioning in healthy adults.
Fully vertically integrated from seed to extract, Zembrin® is based entirely on cultivated plant material using proprietary seeds from our elite plant selection. Grown to Good Agricultural Practices on our strategically located South African farms, Zembrin® is fully traceable.
Zembrin® is a socially responsible product. In recognition of the contribution of indigenous knowledge to downstream R&D, Africa’s first ever prior-informed consent benefit-sharing agreement was successfully concluded for Zembrin® with indigenous knowledge holders, the South African San Council. Royalties are paid for every bottle of Zembrin® sold.
Zembrin® is fully supported by the South African Government, who awarded the first ever Export & Bioprospecting Permit in recognition of the brand’s groundbreaking ecologically sustainable and socially responsible practices.
Zembrin® is fully supported by the South African San Council, who granted Zembrin® an exclusive endorsement logo.
L-theanine & Caffeine
L-theanine's Anti-Stress Mechanisms
By itself, l–theanine is effective nootropic. But when combined with caffeine… there’s a pronounced synergistic effect. This means you experience heightened focus, awareness, and energy, as well as reduced stress and improved mental endurance to even higher levels.
- Mental Clarity
- Cognitive Abilities
L-Theanine can reduce the activity of certain excitatory neurons in the brain to reduce the physiological stress response.
- Lower stress hormone levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower heart rate
What is 5-HTP?
5–Hydroxytryptophan (5–HTP) is an amino acid that your body naturally produces. Your body uses it to produce serotonin, a chemical messenger that sends signals between your nerve cells. Low serotonin levels are associated with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, weight gain and other health problems.
Taking 5-HTP may help to improve low moods. Early studies show that 5-HTP may also have uses for mood disorders. Some scientific evidence also exists to support its use in reducing the symptoms of severe headaches. Other uses of 5-HTP include relieving the discomfort of fibromyalgia.
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the human body. Its primary use in the human body is as a precursor in the conversion of tryptophan into the neurotransmitters melatonin and serotonin. 5-HTP is available as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in several countries, including the United States. It is also available in European countries under trade names such as Cincofarm, Levotonine, Levothym, Oxyfan, Triptum, Telesol and Tript-OH.
Supplement forms of 5-HTP are typically available in gelatin and vegetarian capsules, usually in dosages of 50 and 100 mg. It has been available in a transdermal patch in the United Kingdom since 2014. The use of 5-HTP in an oral spray was also explored in a 2012 study. Dietary sources of 5-HTP are generally insignificant, although significant sources of tryptophan include meat, milk, potatoes and pumpkins. The most well-studied benefit of 5-HTP is its use for mood disorders. This psychoactive effect derives from 5-HTP’s role in the production of serotonin.
A 2005 study of a placebo-controlled, double-blind trial supported its effectiveness in this capacity. However, larger studies are needed to further evaluate 5-HTP’s effectiveness for mood disorders. The primary obstacle to further studies is obtaining the necessary funding, since 5-HTP can’t be patented.
The most significant sign that you may need 5-HTP is a low serotonin level. Serotonin deficiency causes a range of symptoms, including low moods, frustration and stress and unhealthy sleeping patterns. You may also benefit from 5-HTP if you suffer from widespread ligament, muscle and tendon discomfort. People who are under the effects 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as “ecstasy” frequently use 5-HTP to replace the serotonin depleted by this psychoactive drug.
N-Acetyl D- 5-HTP, N-Acetyl 5-HTP, 5-HTP sulfate, 5-HTP hydrochloride
Green Tea Extract
What is Green Tea Extract?
Mental alertness is one of the most common uses of green tea extract. It is also used to maintain bone health and manage healthy cholesterol profiles.
Green tea extract is derived from the green leaves of the tea plant, scientifically known as Camellia sinensis. It has been an essential herb in traditional medicine for centuries, especially in China and India. Green tea extract is also a highly popular dietary supplement in western countries, including the United States.
Green tea extract is available in a variety of specific forms. A strong infusion involves soaking the tea leaves in alcohol, typically resulting in a two percent concentration of green tea extract. A dry extract can be made from this infusion by spraying it onto a surface and allowing it to dry. This process increases the concentration of solids to 40 to 50 percent. A soft extract of green tea leaves is only partially dry and has a concentration of 20 to 25 percent.
The biochemical properties of green tea extract include antioxidant properties. It may also help support healthy inflammation management in the body. The antioxidant properties in green tea extract are primarily due to a class of chemicals called polyphenols, known collectively as Green Tea Polyphenols (GTPs).
Fatigue and lack of mental alertness are the most common signs that you may benefit from green tea extract. Digestive symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting are additional indications that you may need the digestive health support from green tea extract. Green tea extract may also support healthy weight management. Other signs that you may need green tea extract include poor bone health, circulation and skin problems such as acne and puffy eyes.
What is Choline Bitartrate Good For?
Brain health support is the primary reason to take choline bitartrate supplements, due to choline’s role in the biosynthesis of acetylcholine, therefore it is a prominent ingredient in our Neuro-Natural Range. Choline is also featured in our Total Balance Range and Multi-Xtra because it supports healthy inflammation management, heart health and liver health.
Choline bitartrate is choline combined with a salt of tartaric acid. It has a much better absorption rate than pure choline, which is an essential human nutrient. Choline is chemically related to the B group of vitamins, although the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine in the United States did not classify choline as an essential nutrient until 1998.
Choline is a component of sphingomyelin and phosphatidylcholine, which are commonly used to build cell membranes. Choline is also a precursor for acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that performs many functions relating to muscle control and memory.
Choline is synthesized by the liver in small quantities, but humans must obtain the great majority of the choline they require through dietary sources. Animal protein is the best source of choline, especially the liver. Vegetable sources of choline include beans, nuts, peas, spinach and wheat germ.
The German chemist Adolph Strecker first isolated choline in 1862 from pig and ox bile. He named it after the Greek word “chole,” meaning bile. The German pharmacologist Oscar Liebreich first synthesized choline in 1865, although he originally named it “neurine” after the nerve tissue used in the process. This naming issue was resolved in 1898, when choline and neurine were shown to be identical.
Choline’s role as a nutrient was first recognized in 1922, when it was found to be necessary for preventing fatty liver. Researchers also established in 1975 that choline supplementation increased the production of acetylcholine. This discovery led to increased research in the relationship between dietary choline and brain function.
Individuals most likely to benefit from choline bitartrate supplements include people who drink larger amounts of alcohol and endurance athletes. Pregnant women may also need choline to ensure proper fetal development. The physical signs that most strongly indicate a choline deficiency include fatty liver disease and hemorrhagic kidney necrosis. Additional signs that you may need choline include various neurological conditions that affect strength and coordination. A high level of the enzyme ALT is often used to identify low choline levels.