Nootropics is an umbrella term for substances that give cognitive benefits to the human brain. Dubbed nootropics from the Greek “noos” for “mind”, these substances are intended to healthily boost your cognitive abilities.
LGND Original and LGND Silk both have a formula with:
Why drink LGND?: LGND helps you find your edge and sharpen it. By this we mean that LGND gives you a short-term energy boost without the "crash-and-burn" sugar rush, and then powers you up with long-term effects from the nootropic ingredients. When developing LGND we have focused exclusively on ingredients that your brain uses to operate better in processes related to memory, focus, and other executive cognitive functions.
Alpha GPC - Alpha GPC is known to decrease cognitive decline and increases power output but the real kick comes from the increase in acetylcholine, a chemical that the brain uses in thinking, memorization and learning processes.
Thinking, Learning, Memorization
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine - An amino acid used in the production of neurotransmitters dopamine and noradrenaline, this supplement can stimulate focus and help to boost working memory.
Citicoline - This "raw material specific to the brain" also known as CDP-Choline. Developed in Japan to treat stroke, now frequently prescribed for thinking problems related to circulation problems in the brain. critical for brain function and has shown promise in decreasing damage to brain tissue
L-Carnitine - L-Carnitine can help boost energy levels and the body's metabolism by helping the body delivering fat to the mitochondria and converting it into fuel.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine - Also known as ALCAR. ALCAR is similar to L-Carnitine but has the added benefit that it can cross the brain-blood barrier and therefore helps the body deliver energy to the brain and central nervous system. ALCAR is also an agent in the synthesis of Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, and additionally ALCAR is an anti-oxidant that protects the brain from free radicals.
Thinking, focus, neuro-protective
Bacopa Monnieri - Has traditionally been used in India to improve memory, reduce anxiety. Bacopa also works extra well in combination with turmeric root (curcumin) and can help increase communication between neurons.
Turmeric root - Anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years. The molecule responsible for the improvement is curcumin which is currently regarded as a super molecule that has positive effects on the amount of antioxidants the body can absorb, brain function, inflammation and more.
Guarana - Guarana has traditionally been used in South America as a stimulant and is said to enhance athletic performance and to reduce mental and physical fatigue.
Acai Extract - The hyped Brazilian superberry tastes good but it also contains a lot of vitamins, is rich in antioxidants. Research shows promise in increasing the replacement of toxic and old cells as well as protecting the brain from oxidation and inflammation.
Acerola Cherry Extract - Acerola have two main benefits as has a high content of vitamin C and the antioxidants can help protect the brain from cognitive decline.
Green Tea Extract - In the nootropics world there has been a lot of talk about green tea as research has linked it with boosting brain plasticity and connectivity, helping your performance in memory related tasks.
Mood, Focus, Memory
Vitamin B3 - Vitamin B3, or Niacin as it is also called shows great promise in increasing the amount of nerve cells the body produces, leading to better brain functions.
Vitamin B5 - To assure that your brain performs at maximum we've added vitamin B5, something you don't want to be without as a "deficiency can cause massive cognitive decline" as it's used in important processes relating to brain function.
Vitamin B6 - A lot of B-vitamins are important in keeping your brain healthy. We've added B6 as it is involved in the production of neurotransmitters and myelin, protein layer that protects nerve cells.
Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 has a number of benefits cognitively and helps produce red blood cells, anti fatigue. Too low levels of B12 can cause mental fatigue, Confused thinking, memory loss, and dementia so you will want to keep this in your daily diet.
How to use LGND
To get the most out of LGND we recommend that you drink one or two cans per day on a regular basis. Part of the effect is instant but some of the nootropics are meant to build up your cognitive function over time and therefore regular consumption over time will yield the best effect.