At Unitas, our aim is to support and enhance the brain’s natural chemistry and to utilise its endogenous compounds. By providing the brain with optimal nutrition, the brain will grow stronger and healthier, allowing for improvements over time in memory, focus, clarity, concentration, cognitive function, drive and motivation.
To do this, we needed to provide raw materials that are necessary for the synthesis of key neurotransmitters which enable certain areas in the brain that use these to function more effectively, improving focus, clarity, mood, energy and memory.
The utilisation of amino acids and natural herbs are essential to aid moderate anxiety and relieve stress in order to facilitate a calm mental state necessary for optimal performance.
It was also a necessity to provide key minerals and phospholipids that support the structure and function of the brain.
With these facts in mind, we formulated Intramind, a unique blend of 15 key ingredients. Here are the ingredients we have chosen and why.
1. Lion’s Mane.
Part of a medicinal mushroom family that is proven to benefit the brain, nerves and immune system. As a nootropic, Lion’s Mane is well known for stimulating Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the brain. NFG is required by the brain to keep neurons strong and healthy. (Lumpur, K 2013) showed how Lion’s Mane extract induced NFG synthesis whilst promoting neurite outgrowth.
2. CDP Choline
We combine this naturally occurring essential nutrient with adequate amounts of Vitamin B5 to help with the synthesis of choline to acetylcholine. Acetylcholine improves the growth of synapses, this ensures your brain has the ability to react more efficiently in new situations such as environmental change or trying to absorb large amounts of new information at greater ease. One thing to note is that our bodies cannot produce choline on its own. At least not without cannibalising existing cells for their choline content. Therefore, we need to consume it on a regular basis to stay optimally healthy.
This yellow root extract supports a wide range of functions in the body. It is commonly used to support a strong immune and nervous system. Consuming this potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant daily has been shown to improve memory and attention span.
Helps increase the activity of alpha brainwaves that are associated with a state of wakeful relaxation. Which is the state of mind you experience when being your most creative or when meditating. when our bodies are under stress, it increases the production of certain hormones such as cortisol. L-theanine helps to lower levels of cortisol and avoid interference with memory and learning.
6. Rhodiola Rosea
This historical plant has been used for many years for its medicinal purposes which help the body resist physical and environmental stress in non-specific ways. Early studies have shown to improve exercise performance1, it has the potential to decrease perceived exertion, which may allow you to work out longer and harder.
7. Magnesium Lthreonate
This is a more bioavailable form of magnesium which is important for more than 300 metabolic processes within the human body whom are essential to good health. With increased amounts of magnesium in our brain, the metabolism of glucose is increased resulting in improved energy throughout the central nervous system.
8. Vitamin B12
An essential nutrient that our body needs but cannot produce. It play’s many vital roles in the normal function of our nerve cells and is needed for red blood cell formation and DNA synthesis. It is also commonly known as the go-to supplement for a surge of energy.
9. N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
Is an amino acid compound to synthesise neurotransmitters involved in memory, mood and mental processing. Clinical research has revealed that L-Tyrosine can help maintain your mental capacity when taken before a stressful activity.
10. Pantothenic Acid
Is one of the most important vitamins for human life. It helps your body make blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body and convert food into energy. This is also referred to as a “anti-stress vitamin”. Your adrenal glands use CoA which are partially made from pantothenic acid along with vitamin C to manufacture cortisol. Resulting in Pantothenic have a reputation for reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
11. Folic Acid
Is a water-soluble B9 vitamin. It helps the body produce DNA and other genetic material and is especially important in prenatal health. Without the right amounts of folic acid consumption, a person can develop a type of anaemia.
Known otherwise as vitamin B3, Niacin is important for the maintenance of healthy brain cells. It’s a potent antioxidant and plays a role in the signalling between nerve cells which in turn can help with mental agility. Niacin has also shown to improve the brain’s memory function.
A fatty substance produced in the body that covers and protects every cell in the body. It plays a vital part in the functioning of nerve cells within the brain, helping to transmit messages between them. In addition, adding phosphatidylserine to your diet can aid preserve short-term memory, promote healthy sleep, improve mood and enhance exercise performance.
14. Vitamin B5
This vitamin is at the heart of the KREBs cycle and electron transport chain which aids convert nutrients from food into energy which is used to make ATP. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a fuel source within each of our cells. More energy increases mental clarity, alertness, memory and mood.
15. Vitamin B6
Plays a key role in keeping the brain and nervous system functioning correctly. It is needed in the brain development in kids and the function for people of all ages. It helps the body make the hormone serotonin which regulates your mood and aids in the production of melatonin, regulating your internal clock and sleep.