“Smart” Drugs Make You Dumber?

Dr. Shawn Talbott (Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACSM, FACN, FAIS) has gone from triathlon struggler to gut-brain guru! With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, he's on a mission to boost everyday human performance through the power of natural solutions and the gut-brain axis.

In an amazing new study, researchers from the University of Melbourne and University of Cambridge found that 3 different “smart drugs” might increase the “intensity” of focus and effort, but that they actually REDUCE productivity and the quality of solving complex problems.

The three drugs administered were methylphenidate (Ritalin/Concerta), modafinil (Provigil), and dextroamphetamine (Adderall).

Imagine that – taking a dangerous and addictive stimulant that cranks up your brain intensity – but results in a measurable DECREASE in mental performance!?!? The effect is big enough to take someone who is normally a “high-performer” and reduce their productivity to that of an “average” or “below-average” performer. ?

What if you could instead take a natural nootropic (brain booster) that is not only safe, but is also MORE effective? The right natural ingredients can not only improve focus and motivation, but can also enhance mood, sleep quality, energy levels, stress resilience, cognitive performance and problem-solving.

The most effective options are those that work across the entire Gut-Brain-Axis by coordinating and balancing neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, GABA, norepinephrine), stress hormones (cortisol and inflammatory cytokines), and metabolic hormones (insulin, thyroid, GLP-1) simultaneously. These options include research-proven ingredients such as saffron lepticrosalides, turmeric curcuminoids, pomegranate punicalagins, apple phenols, grape seed flavanols, pine bark OPCs, amino acids (theanine, tyrosine, glycine), kanna mesembrine, rafuma quercetin glycosides, palm fruit shikimic acids, and so many others.

At Amare, we recently presented a completely new “next generation” approach to nootropics at the Institute for Functional Medicine Annual International Conference – where we showed that a patent-pending blend of nutrients could improve microbiome balance, enhance psychological mood state, and sharpen cognitive performance and problem-solving. So – not only do your perform better mentally, you also feel better emotionally – because we are improving the efficiency of your entire Gut-Brain-Axis (look for more details about this revolutionary new approach to brain-boosting in the coming months)…

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About the Author

Exercise physiologist (MS, UMass Amherst) and Nutritional Biochemist (PhD, Rutgers) who studies how lifestyle influences our biochemistry, psychology and behavior - which kind of makes me a "Psycho-Nutritionist"?!?!

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