Increasing Concentration and Focus

Q Although I’ve researched your Web site, I’m confused about the many choices for enhanced concentration and focus, which are big problems for me. For example, there’s DMAE, Huperzine A, Memory Upgrade, and so on. Also, a few years ago I started having problems with memory, probably because of stress. I’m 33 and holding down a job while going back to school, so I live with a lot of stress.

Some people have advised me about galantamine, and it looks good, but what I can see is that you have plenty of products for cognitive enhancement, so at this point I need some advice about which products would be more suitable for me and to help with:

  • Focus and concentration
  • Memory
  • College exams
  • Occasional fatigue

Just one more question: can I mix all these products?

JOAO, Carcavelos, Portugal

A You can take several of them at once, but it’s best to introduce them one at a time so you get a sense of how each one affects you. Perhaps the most important compound you can take, given your goals, is choline, a precursor to acetylcholine, one of the major neurotransmitters in the body. This molecule plays a direct role in concentration and focus and is used by your muscles to moderate contraction for proper muscle tone.

Therefore, choline is present in many of our products, including CerebroPlex (which contains four different cholinergic compounds: DMAE, CDP-choline, choline, and vitamin B5, a cofactor for choline). Choline can also be found in Thinking Cap (which also contains huperzine A), Memory Upgrade (which is cofactored with vitamin B5 and other nutrients), our galantamine supplement, and InnerPower (which contains arginine). It might be a good idea to start with Memory Upgrade, which is a delicious drink mix.

Then you can consider other formulations, such as those containing the amino acid phenylalanine. This compound is a precursor to another major neurotransmitter, noradrenaline, which has a stimulating and uplifting effect. When properly cofactored, as are all of our phenylalanine products, it works beautifully. We recommend that you start with BLAST, in drink-mix form, or BLAST Caps, in capsule form.

We’ve also just introduced a product called Recall, which contains a special type of sage that has been found to be beneficial for students. But Recall should come after the Memory Upgrade and BLAST. Remember to add one at a time.

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