Lion's Mane Mushroom Extract (Hericium erinaceus)
Lion’s Mane is an ancient medicinal mushroom used in Asian countries like China, India, Japan and Korea. It is thought to help treat neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer’s), protect against dementia and relieve mild symptoms of anxiety and depression. It has the ability to activate the growth of damaged nerves, increases the amount of NGF in the brain, enhance cognition and restore optimum brain function; which meets Corneliu E. Giurgea’s major prerequisites for a substance to be called a nootropic.
A recent study by Koichiro Mori engaged older adults with mild cognitive impairment. These adults were placed on the consumption of 3 grams of powdered lion’s mane mushroom daily as found in Hustl® 'Brillance’ Formula for four months. The result showed a significant improvement in mental functioning, memory boost, improved focus and happier mood.1
1Mori K, Inatomi S, Ouchi K, Azumi Y, Tuchida T, (2009). Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytother Res. 2009 Mar;23(3):367-72. Doi: 10.1002/ptr.2634.
Bacopa Monnieri Extract (12% Bacosides)
Bacopa Monnieri contains promising neuroprotective and cognition-enhancing properties that are helpful in reducing anxiety, decrease stress, increase neuron communication capacity and enhance memory retention.
A class of powerful compounds called bacosides in Bacopa monnieri is responsible for improving memory, attention, and prompt processing of visual information. Bacopa Monnieri as found in Hustl® ‘Brillance’ Enhanced Nootropic Formula may house the perfect treatment for neurodevelopmental disorder like ADHD, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness.1
1Furman L, (2005). What is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) J Child Neurol. 2005 Dec;20(12):994-1002.
Cytidine diphosphate-choline which is also known as Citicoline, is a nootropic compound that is converted into choline and cytidine when it is ingested into the body. Choline is used up by the brain to synthesize acetylcholine which reduces the amount of choline in the brain for synthesizing phosphatidylcholine.
This Hustl® ‘Brilliance’ ingredient (CDP-Choline) can help you increase the amount of choline available for acetylcholine synthesis. It also helps in restoring membrane phospholipid stores after depletion. The brain preferentially uses choline to synthesize acetylcholine and confers cognitive-promoting properties as a prodrug for these two compounds.
A recent study reveals that it promotes cognition, recall and attention in older adults during the aging process. It can also work to restore cardiolipin levels in the inner mitochondrial membrane.
Giménez R, Raïch J, Aguilar J (1991). "Changes in brain striatum dopamine and acetylcholine receptors induced by chronic CDP-choline treatment of aging mice". British Journal of Pharmacology. 104 (3): 575–8.
Rhodiola Rosea Extract (3% Rosavins)
Rhodiola Rosea is one of the most efficient nootropic ingredients you should look out for in your choice of nootropic supplement. This adaptogenic root contains more than 140 active compounds, but the two most potent of these ingredients are rosavin and salidroside. They are responsible for the antidepressant and anxiolytic actions of Rhodiola Rosea. Rhodiola Rosea helps with memory retention, reduces mental fatigue and improves performance on work-related tasks.
Rhodiola is considered adaptogenic because of its ability to increase your body’s resistance to stress. It reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. A recent study revealed its life-prolonging properties.
Phosphatidylserine is one of the most recognized ingredients Hustl® ‘Brillance’ Enhanced Nootropic Formula that offers remedy for mental health conditions such as attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and stress.It also improves mood, preserves memory, promote healthy sleep and enhance recall.
Several studies have backed up the efficiency of phosphatidylserine making it a natural choice for Hustl® ‘Brilliance’ Enhanced Nootropic Formula. These studies showed that phosphatidylserine in combination with omega-3 fatty acids (such as those found in Hustl® ‘Base’ DHA) may promote the treatment of ADHD in children, slow down age-related memory loss and regulate mood and alleviate depression.
L-theanine affects the levels of certain chemicals in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine which influence your emotion, mood, and sleep, and, and cortisol, which helps your body to manage stress.
L-theanine improves focus, and reaction times while research confirms that this formula has neuroprotective effects, which helps to improve your brain function.
Jackson W., Jane K., Paul D., Andrew M., Duane M., Jackson T., Nenad N. (2016). L-Theanine as a Functional Food Additive: Its Role in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Beverages 2016, 2(2), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/beverages2020013
Giesbrecht T., Rycroft J.A., Rowson M.J., & De Bruin E.A. (2013). The combination of L-theanine and caffeine improves cognitive performance and increases subjective alertness. An International Journal on Nutrition, Diet and Nervous System. Volume 13, 2010 - Issue 6. https://doi.org/10.1179/147683010X12611460764840
Pine Bark Extract (95% OPC's)
French Marine Pine Bark Extract contains substances that improves blood flow to the brain and provides adequate protection against free radicals in the nervous and circulatory system.
It has synthetic antioxidant effects that improves cerebrovascular function and brain regeneration so as to promote mental. A recent study reveals the importance of antioxidants on cognitive performance especially in the elderly.
Tamara S., Christina K., and Con S. (2019) Assessing the Efficacy and Mechanisms of Pycnogenol on Cognitive Aging From In Vitro Animal and Human Studies. Front Pharmacia. 2019; 10: 694.
Panax Ginseng Extract
The Panax Ginseng Extract found in Hustl® ‘Brilliance’ Enhanced Nootropic Formula is the perfect brain and memory booster. It has a combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which fights against oxidative stress and inflammation which are key contributing factors to neurodegenerative diseases. It may also aid brain ischemia and memory loss.
It increases your brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which helps you to grow new brain cells.
Wei-Yi O., Tahira F., Hwee-Ling K., Akhlaq A. F., and Eng-Ang L (2015). Protective effects of ginseng on neurological disorders. Front Aging Neurosci. 2015; 7: 129.
Jiae C., Tae-Hun K., Tae-Young C., and Myeong S. (2013). Ginseng for Health Care: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials in Korean Literature PLoS One. 2013; 8(4): e59978.