Hydrox-Adeno B12 supports healthy detoxification and energy in one B12 supplement.*
Hydroxocobalamin (Hydroxo B12) supports the normal detoxification of toxins present in environmental exposures, such as smoke inhalation and other pollutants.*
Adenosylcobalamin (Adeno B12) is present in the mitochondria to support ATP (energy) production.*
Some people experience side effects from methylated nutrients. These can include nervousness, headaches, or rapid heartbeat after taking methylcobalamin or methylfolate.
Hydrox-Adeno B12 provides vitamin B12 in the non-methyl forms of hydroxo B12 and adeno B12. These methyl-free forms take a few additional enzyme steps before the methyl groups are liberated for your body to use. This slower delivery can provide relief and comfort in those sensitive to methylated nutrients.*
You shouldn’t be struggling with side effects related to your supplements. Now, you can provide your body the B12 support it needs…without the headache of methyl donors!*
Why Optimal Focus Works
Our body has a high requirement for choline. This means you have to eat a lot of it. Choline is found in a wide variety of foods such as meat, eggs, beans, grains, and some vegetables. Since the highest sources of choline originate from animals, vegetarians and vegans are commonly choline deficient. Another demographic at risk of deficiency are the elderly. The ability for the brain to absorb choline decreases significantly as you age.
Choline is needed everywhere, and all the time, in your body. Choline plays a major role in brain health and the nervous system. It is essential for regulating mood, muscle control, and memory.*
When choline levels are deficient, neurons die. What are neurons? They are incredibly important information messengers located in the brain. Neurons die in an attempt to replenish choline levels. Essentially, neurons sacrifice their cell membranes (which contain choline) through a process called auto cannibalism. This is definitely not good for memory, learning, attention or focus.
You don’t want this happening in your brain.
Supplementation with Alpha GPC increases brain choline levels, enhances acetylcholine synthesis and release, and supports the health of precious brain cell membranes. Optimal Focus contains AlphaSize® Alpha GPC, a researched form of choline that is quickly absorbed and incorporated into brain cell membranes within 24 hours. As a result, the memory support effects are fast and tangible.*
Citicoline is one of the most widely used ingredients for cognitive health in the world. This heavily researched ingredient has over 95 human clinical trials. By providing the brain with citicoline, neuronal cell membranes are replenished.*
Uridine and DHA further enhance the beneficial effects of Alphasize GPC and citicoline.
These four key nutrients support a higher rate of healthy synapse formation. What’s a synapse? A synapse is what neurons (ie. information messengers) use to communicate with one another in the brain. A higher rate of synapse formation provides you the ability to have frequent communication signals in the brain. Frequent communication strengthens neurons and may support learning and memory. This may also be why playing an instrument or learning a foreign language is useful for supporting memory and learning.
DHA supports the structure of phosphatidylcholine. The DHA in Optimal Focus is sourced from high DHA algae. Since the DHA is from algae, not fish, it is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Another bonus of DHA algae is that it is cleaner (ie. less heavy metals and less oxidation) than fish sourced DHA.*
Acetylcholine is made within the neuron from acetyl CoA and choline by an enzyme called choline acetyltransferase. Pantothenic acid serves as the backbone for acetyl CoA. This reaction also requires magnesium as an enzymatic cofactor. Optimal Focus† contains both magnesium and pantothenic acid.
Choline acetyltransferase activity is supported by compounds found in the incredible herbs of American ginseng and Bacopa. Supporting the activity of this enzyme may result in a higher production of acetylcholine. The neurocognitive benefits of ginseng are accredited to ginseng specific compounds called ginsenosides.*
The American ginseng in Optimal Focus was chosen for its higher quantity of ginsenosides compared to other varieties. The Bacopa in Optimal Focus† is called BacoMind®. This is the only Bacopa extract with human safety and clinical trials as well as the first to receive GRAS status. Optimal Focus uses the researched amount of BacoMind® that demonstrates clinical effect.*
Once acetylcholine is made in the brain, it gets packaged into vesicles for later use. When needed, the vesicles release their packaged contents of acetylcholine into the synapse. A synapse is what neurons (ie. information messengers) use to communicate with one another in the brain. Once acetylcholine gets released into the synapse, it binds to cholinergic receptors. Acetylcholine binding to the receptor results in the neurocognitive effects of memory, learning, recall, concentration and focus.
But what if acetylcholine doesn’t bind to the receptor? You can have a lot of acetylcholine in your synapse, but if it doesn’t bind to the receptor, nothing happens. You will not experience healthy memory, learning, recall, concentration or focus.
There’s a potential problem. It’s common to have acetylcholine broken down in the synapse before it can bind to its receptor.
Within the synapse, there is an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase. This enzyme rapidly breaks down acetylcholine. As a result, less acetylcholine is available to bind to the acetylcholine receptors and, as a consequence, reduced beneficial effects occur.
There’s a solution. By slowing the breakdown of acetylcholine, more acetylcholine is available in the synapse. If you have more acetylcholine in the synapse, then more acetylcholine can bind to the receptor. Optimal Focus has two ingredients that do this very thing.*
Huperzine A, a compound isolated from Chinese club moss, is a powerful, specific, and reversible inhibitor of the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. This compound, along with BacoMind® works to support the acetylcholine binding to receptors. Yes, you got it. Optimal Focus has both Huperzine A and BacoMind®.*
Optimal Focus is designed with synergy in mind. The action of each ingredient supports the action of another. In doing so, they support the health of your entire acetylcholine cycle and the neurons that make it – and use it.*
* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Take 1 to 3 capsules with or without food in the morning or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 6 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
Start with 1 capsule. See how you respond. The next day, you may still feel the beneficial effects. If you do, skip a day. The following day, if you felt that 1 capsule worked well for you, stay at 1 capsule. If you felt you needed more support, consider 2 capsules. See how you feel and respond. The next day, you may still feel the beneficial effects. Skip a day. Only do the full 3 capsule serving size if you feel that 1 or 2 capsules is not supporting your healthy levels of focus. Some days you may find that 1 capsule works perfectly for you and other days you may find you need the full 3 capsule serving size.
Breastfeeding women may use Optimal Focus*.
Taking small breaks is a must with any nootropic supplement. Do not exceed 5 days on and take a break for 2-3 days before resuming. This allows your brain to continue responding to Optimal Focus. Use as directed by your healthcare professional.
What to expect from Optimal Focus*?
After swallowing 1-3 capsules of Optimal Focus, expect to feel a growing effect within the first 10 minutes. This effect may feel like a healthy sense of clarity or focus. The effect is mild at first and continuously amplifies over time and peaks about 30 minutes in. Then, at about an hour to 90 minutes in, you may feel a second wave of healthy clarity and focus. It hits you and then evens out. The effects of Optimal Focus appear to last an average of about 6 to 8 hours with a very mild effect lasting until the following day.*
Typically, there is no change in mood, digestion, or energy levels. Optimal Focus is not stimulating. In fact, it’s more calming. The phrase of ‘I’m feeling calm, cool and collected’ comes to mind.*
Remember, the suggested use of 3 capsules is just recommended. You may find that 1 capsule works very well for you.
Hydrox-Adeno B12 is great for those looking for the healthy detoxification benefits of hydroxocobalamin, and the energy-supporting benefits of adenosylcobalamin. Both of these vitamin B12 forms support natural methylation processes without the side effects of methyl donors.*
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