Gotu Kola

Gotu KolaBackground Gotu Kola, also most commonly known as Centella asiatica, is a medicinal herb widely used as a blood purifier as well as for relieving of high blood pressure, for memory enhancement and promoting longevity. In Ayurveda, Gotu Kola is one of the main herbs for revitalizing the nerves and brain cells. It is…

The Connection Between Neuroscience and Love Explained

Neuroscience and Love Explained Wendy Yoder Ph.D. Neuroscientist Background The desire to fall in love is a universal characteristic. Unfortunately, myriad obstacles frequently hinder or otherwise disrupt the underlying neurochemical pathways necessary for emotional intimacy and romantic attachment. As a consequence, adverse physiological and psychological symptoms frequently manifest, resulting in progressive, often debilitating mental health…

Cordyceps Militaris

Cordyceps MilitarisBackground Cordyceps militaris is a parasitic fungus which is a valuable source of many phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Cordyceps is a parasitic fungus and is a very popular supplement in the fitness industry due to its effects on pre-workout and athletic performance. There may be more than 400 different species of Cordyceps and some of…

Cocoa Extract

Cocoa ExtractBackground Cocoa (also known as Cacao) extract is a bitter combination with a chocolate taste, made up of xanthine molecules (theobromine and caffeine) and procyanidins. Cocoa extract also refers to the bioactive compounds that include flavanols or flavonoids and (-)-epicatechin. Supplementing cocoa extract may provide cardiovascular and cognitive benefits through improved blood flow and…

Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps sinensisBackground Cordyceps sinensis, also known with its changed modern name as Ophiocordyceps sinensis, is a well-known insect or caterpillar fungus or mushroom, naturally distributed in the Tibetan Plateau of Asia. With its amazing nootropic properties, Cordyceps sinensis has gained popularity in the fitness industry due to its effects on workout and athletic performance. Cordyceps…