Acetyl L-Carnitine improves learning, memory, and concentration.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
is unique in
that it is both a water-soluble and oil-soluble antioxidant. It has the unique effect of
recycling other antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E. Lipoic acid can be
used to prevent and treat both type I and type II diabetes by normalizing blood sugar
levels and reducing insulin resistance. Lipoic Acid reduces the incidence of
cataracts in diabetics and prevents diabetic neuropathy.
CDP-choline (cytidine 5-diphosphocholine) is a choline
analog that readily passes the blood-brain barrier elevating acetylcholine levels.
Currently FDA approval is being sought for its use restoring mental function lost to
DMAE improves learning ability
and concentration. DMAE improves intelligence, especially in
children. DMAE improves attention, learning, and behavior in cases
of attention deficit disorder (ADD).
5-Hydroxy Tryptophan (5-HTP) is a metabolite of the
amino acid L-Tryptophan. It is a natural product extracted from Griffonia seeds. 5-HTP
produces the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain making it helpful in cases of
depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and obsessive compulsive behavior including
Prozac and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
(SSRI) drugs raise serotonin levels by recycling it. However, 5-HTP raises brain serotonin
levels more effectively than Prozac without any accompanying side effects.
For those not
affected by depression, 5-HTP acts as a mild mood elevator.
Clinical trials have shown that 5-HTP
causes people to voluntarily decrease their caloric intake of carbohydrates and fats but
not decrease protein intake.
Substances that raise serotonin:
1. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft (SSRI's)
2. Dexfenfluramine (Redux)
Taking natural 5-HTP in capsule extracted from Griffonia
seeds is a much safer and healthier alternative to any on the above list.
is an extract of the snowdrop plant (Galanthus
nivalis) that is approved as an Alzheimer's drug in Europe. It
works by two mechanisms:
1) Galantamine inhibits acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme that
breaks down acetylcholine (the brain neurotransmitter responsible for
learning and memory).
2). Galantamine stimulates brain nicotinic receptors and reduces
the build-up of amyloid plaque in the brain. An interesting side
effect is that people using galantamine are reporting a loss of body
weight, most likely caused by the nicotinic receptor stimulation.
Lutein is a carotenoid
that protects against macular degeneration and
Monolaurin is a fatty acid derived
from coconuts. Monolaurin disrupts the envelope of lipid coated viruses.
more monolaurin info
spelled Pikamilon) is a Russian nootropic that crosses the blood-brain barrier and increases circulation to the brain
better than either Hydergine® or Vinpocetine.
Serrapeptase is an enzyme
derived from silk worms. It is marketed in Asia under the trade name Danzen and in Europe
as Anaflazyme. It has many clinical uses including:
1) as an anti-inflammatory agent (particularly for post
2) for Fibrocystic breast disease
3) for asthma, sinusitis, and bronchitis (Serrapeptase expels mucous)
Serrapeptase digests dead tissue, blood clots, cysts, and
arterial plaque. The late German physician Dr Hans Nieper used serrapeptase to treat
arterial blockage in his coronary patients. A doctor who requested anonymity claims serrapeptase protects against
stroke and is more effective and quicker than EDTA chelation treatments in removing
arterial plaque. He also reports that serrapeptase dissolves blood clots and causes
varicose veins to shrink or diminish. Dr X told of a man scheduled for bypass surgery who
cancelled his surgery and recovered after treatment with serrapeptase.
an extract of the periwinkle plant (vinca major).
Vinpocetine improves mental function by:
1) increasing circulation to the brain
2) increasing ATP production in the brain
3) improving the brain's utilization of oxygen
4) improving the brain's utilization of glucose
5) slowing lipofuscin pigment deposit in the brain
6) increasing the turnover of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin
Vinpocetine improves many ear problems including tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and
vertigo (dizziness). vinpocetine