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…

Potassium

PotassiumBackground Potassium is considered an essential mineral in the human diet used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. Potassium is found in quite high amounts in fruits, vegetables, and beans. Normally, it is seen as the counter-part to sodium when it comes to blood pressure and regulation of water in the body…

American Skullcap

American SkullcapBackground American skullcap, (also known as its botanical name – Scutellaria lateriflora), which is native to North America though it is now widely cultivated in Europe and other areas of the world, has been used as a medicinal herb for over 200 years to reduce anxiety, nervousness, and convulsions, etc.[1] It is also called…

Aniracetam

AniracetamBackground Aniracetam, also known as N-anisoyl-2-pyrrolidinone and some other brand names as Draganon, Sarpul, Ampamet, Memodrin, Referan, is a nootropic supplement belonging to the racetam family and a popular choice among nootropic users for its ability to enhance cognition while reducing anxiety and boosting mood. Aniracetam was developed as a more powerful analog of the…

GABA

GABABackground Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid – GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid neurotransmitter with central nervous system (CNS) inhibitory activity. GABA’s function is to bind to neurons and reduce their activity, working as a natural calming agent. Such effect results in the reduction of anxiety and promotes relaxation. GABA is produced in the brain from glutamate…

Ginseng

GinsengBackground Ginseng is any one of the 11 species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae; Panax means “all heal” in Greek. While there are several different herbs that fall under the description of ginseng, the term “ginseng” generally refers to American (Panax quinquefolius) as well…

Green Tea Extract

Green Tea ExtractBackground Green tea is a kind of tea that is prepared from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong and black tea. Green tea originated in China, but its production has spread to many countries in Asia. Green tea extracts have been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for a variety of uses.[1] Green tea improves…