Have you seen the movie Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper? Eddie (played by Cooper), gains access to a pill that greatly enhances his focus and mental performance, helping him rise to the top of the financial world. The pill is called NZT-48; and while we do not have this in real life, we do have access to several supplements, herbs, and vitamins that are known to increase focus.
As a business, we of all people understand the need to maintain laser focus and a positive mood. Everyday, we demand our brains cells to fire quick and hard! Some mornings, the best most of us can do is brew a quick cup of coffee; forget trying to get in our multivitamins and focus supplements. That’s why we have included the option to add nootropics and brain boosting compounds such as fatty acids, adaptogens, and B vitamins to your customized pouch. Run your own business? Full time student? We got you.
One brain boosting ingredient option we have in our pouches is vegan Omega 3 fatty acid. If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, it is extremely important to make sure this fatty acid makes its’ way into your diet. Our body cannot create this essential nutrient, so it must come from an outside source. You need this fatty acid for focus because it supports cognitive brain function and memory. Additionally, this nutrient plays part in reducing inflammation and is a component in maintaining healthy joints.
Feel low energy, with symptoms of depression and confusion? You could be lacking in some of the B complex vitamins. Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and B12 are all options in our pouches, and specifically link to supporting your nervous system and brain health. These vitamins account for some of the most important functions in our body; such as creating red blood cells, energy production, and DNA/RNA synthesis/repair.
An important antioxidant that can be deficient in our bodies is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Our bodies produce CoQ10, but deficiencies can cause migraines. We need this antioxidant because it assists in the food to energy conversion in our bodies. Adding some CoQ10 to your day can give you an energy boost and prevent fatigue, especially during workouts.
While you may not have heard of nootropics before, these special compounds are gaining fame in the health and wellness world. Different nootropics offer different effects, but generally are recognized to improve mental functioning, stimulate creativity, and provide memory enhancement. Sometimes called “smart drugs”, nootropics have gained popularity in Silicon Valley in attempt to achieve effects similar to those seen in the movie Limitless!
Our custom blend of nootropics include Caffeine, L-Theanine, Bacopa and Avena Sativa. Caffeine is the most used nootropic; we know this one best as a steaming cup of joe. L-Theanine is found in tea, and provides a calm, steady sense of focus (Tip:Caffeine and L-Theanine work together nicely!). Bacopa (commonly known as brahmi) is a cherished herb in Ayurvedic medicine, India’s ancient alternative medicine practice. This herb is used to improve memory and enhance learning capabilities. The lesser known nootropic, Avena Sativa, comes from the leafy part of the wild oat. This plant in considered a brain booster because it increases blood circulation to the brain and throughout the body.
Amazon, pharmacies, and health food stores have countless options to choose from for focus supplements. There’s the famous antioxidant-high ginkgo biloba, praised for improving brain function and blood circulation. Acetyl l carnitine and alpha gpc are also both well known, taken to fight cognitive decline, support mental health and improve mood. All these supplements offer incredible benefits, but only do so if you remember to take them!
Unfortunately these supplements typically come as a pill in a plastic bottle, increasing the likeliness they will sit on a shelf and be forgotten about. Not to mention, it gets costly when you start to stock up on these different supplements. That’s why we felt compelled to create Buddy Shots; we wanted to create something that felt less like a dietary supplement and more like a tasty snack you’ll want to consume! Instead of buying 5 different supplements, our focus supplements come all in one custom pouch, at one affordable price.
Eating a varied, whole foods diet should provide a foundation for focus...Right? There are SO many different factors on why you could be suffering from lack of focus and energy. You could be sleep deprived, or maybe didn’t drink enough water. You could be staring at a screen too long, or not moving your body enough. With so many lifestyle factors that could be affecting your productivity, we don’t want you to have to worry about the nutrition aspect.
No need to ponder if you’ve consumed enough B vitamins, omega 3’s, iron or amino acids (some of our pouches contain brown rice protein, which is a great source of amino acids!). We’ve created our pouches to cover you on that end. You can say goodbye to your lonely shelf of focus supplements, and say hello to your personalized, fortified Buddy Shots!