Sometimes the day is dragging on and you just cannot get yourself to focus on a task. Brainfog is on the rise and becoming more and more common. Especially with Covid longhaul many are finding it difficult to stay on task. In fact Covid actually seems to decrease the amount of grey matter in the brain. Mainly, this occurs in the areas associated with olfactory function and gustatory system (reference).
We have been conditioned to grab an energy drink, a coffee or even some stronger stimulants. Caffeine has a long half life and can very easily disrupt our sleep cycles later as we try and fall asleep. Most energy drinks are full of unnatural chemicals, coloring and flavoring agents. Not to mention provide jittery energy that leaves you feeling drained on the other side. At The Remedy we are all about healthy solutions. We focus on things that provide the benefits and alleviation of symptoms we are looking for. But it is also important to us to end up healthier than we started off.
Our 3 Step Plan to Hone Your Edge
1. Calm Tincture with CBD and CBG
Our Calm Tincture has always been lauded with helping to clear ones mind, ideal for alleviating stress and anxiety for that reason. If something is stuck on your mind and distracting you it is not going to be easy to focus.
That is why the first step of any cognitive enhancing regiment has to be clearing your mind of clutter. The Calm Tincture is the ideal mind clearer, but even our 500mg or 1000mg Full Spectrum Tinctures are often sufficient for clearing minds.
2. Cannabinoid Enhancer Capsules
Ever since we released our Cannabinoid enhancer capsules our inner circle of clients and friends marveled about how much they increased their attention span.
We originally planned for them to be to enhance any cannabinoid. They also extend their duration of effect and maximize their benefits. But, as happens so often, there were some “side benefits.” We found that the enhancer capsules were synergistic with CBD and CBG. We got tunnel vision on the computer screen or whatever task we had been avoiding all day.
We love to take 2 of these capsules with a full dose of the Calm Tincture or one Calm Tablet and we are off to the races. The work day flies by and we are extremely productive. We have been recommending this combination to all of our customers who suffer from ADD and ADHD.
They are also very effective for anyone who has trouble with their attention span or focus. We have been coasting on this for about a year. We thought it was time to complete this offering with a single product developed specifically for brain health and function.
3. Introducing: Lucid – Our Focus Blend
This blend of herbal extracted is packed with the most potent botanicals for maintaining cognitive function. These powerful plant compounds maximize focus and cognitive ability in the short term. They also have been researched to prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia with long-term use. Lucid – Focus Enhancer is your answer for any brainfog or attention issues. We packed these capsules with every extract which has expansive research backing it. We personally found each extract to be effective for our own workload.
This formula is packed with time tested and scientifically proven ingredients
Well known for its ability to improve focus. “Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) from dried leaves of the tree Ginkgo biloba is increasingly used in Europe (especially Germany) and the United States of America to alleviate symptoms associated with age-related cognitive impairment such as age-related amnesic condition, vascular dementia and dementia of the Alzheimer’s type [1–6]. Recent studies appear to indicate that GBE (120–600 mg) moderately enhances a number of cognitive processes in healthy young individuals as well as those suffering from age related cognitive impairment.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3166615/
Lesser known ayurvedic herb which has been used for thousands of years to enhance cognition. “Unlike the potentially addictive and forceful action of widely used psychostimulants chronic and moderate administration of BM appears to nourish rather than deplete neurons, an action compatible with 1400 years of Ayurvedic study. BM was initially described around the 6th century A.D. in texts such as the Charaka Samhita, Athar-Ved, and Susrutu Samhita as a medhya rasayana–class herb taken to sharpen intellect and attenuate mental deficits. The herb was allegedly used by ancient Vedic scholars to memorize lengthy sacred hymns and scriptures.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746283/
An extract of club moss is a super potent compound for stimulating mental acuity. This chinese medicinal herb has been used for thousands of years and is actually a prescription medication in many other countries. “In addition to the symptomatic, cognitive-enhancing effect via inhibition of AChE, a number of recent studies have reported that this drug has “non-cholinergic” effects on AD. Most important among these is the protective effect of HupA on neurons against amyloid beta-induced oxidative injury. Also mitochondrial dysfunction as well as via the up-regulation of nerve growth factor and antagonizing N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4137276/
“also known as Rhodiola, Roseroot, Arctic Root, and Golden Root, belongs to the plant family of Crassulaceae, subfamily of sedoideae and genus Rhodiola (Farhath et al., 2005). R. rosea L. and its ingredients replenish qi (vital energy), activate blood circulation, unblock blood vessels, enhance mental function, and smooth asthmatic conditions in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).” “Rhodiola rosea L. (R. rosea L.) is widely used to stimulate the nervous system, extenuate anxiety, enhance work performance, relieve fatigue, and prevent high altitude sickness. Previous studies reported that R. rosea L. improves learning and memory function in animal models.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288277/
Lion’s Mane Mycelium
Revered for its ability to produce brain derived neurotrophic factor (CBNF) and therefore improve neuroplasticity, Lion’s Mane is all the rage right now. Medicinal mushrooms are growing in popularity and its because of how effective they are. “a well-established candidate in promoting positive brain and nerve health-related activities by inducing the nerve growth factor from its bioactive ingredient.” “studies have shown that there can be improvements in ischemic stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression. If H. erinaceus mycelia enriched with erinacines are included in daily meals.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987239/
Used in Chinese medicine for thosounds of years Epimedium has proven to be effective and safe. Science is also supporting the efficacy of its primary flavonoid icarrin. “In conclusion, icariin protects against cognitive deficits induced by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion in rats. These effects appear to be mediated through its anti-oxidant effects, as well as its effects on the circulatory and cholinergic systems.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26584824/
We love maca so much we use it everyday. It helps us with energy, focus and cognition too. We find ourselves having much more will power and stamina with maca, and this extract we source is THE BEST! “Maca improved cognitive function, motor coordination, and endurance capacity in middle-aged mice. Accompanied by increased mitochondrial respiratory function and upregulation of autophagy-related proteins in cortex.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5018343/