In this article, we are going to look a little deeper into Claritea, and what makes it stand out from the rest of the Nootropics out there.
It is becoming more and more obvious how little people know about Nootropics.
It is therefore our mission to educate any readers or followers of Neuratech to know and understand a little more about them.
A Nootropic is any supplement or substance known to improve specific aspects of cognitive function, such as creativity, memory or focus without causing any adverse side effects.
This is almost a separate category to health supplements, which focus on general health and wellbeing (gut health, cellular health, organ health etc) and sports supplements which focus on physical performance.
Nootropics are cognitive enhancers, and focus on brain health and performance specifically.
However, we shouldn't be so quick to isolate and put every single compound into very niche or specific categories.
Many herbal compounds such as Ginseng, Gingko Biloba and Ashwagandha are superb for overall health as well as brain function. There can definitely be cross-overs.
As per our definition earlier, it becomes clear that substances such as caffeine may not be a classical Nootropic, but are instead powerful central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. This does not mean that caffeine should be neglected or not used, it actually works extremely well within some Nootropic stacks, such as Claritea.
Claritea is unique in that it is a iced-tea flavoured, powdered Nootropic stack. It tastes smooth and doesn’t have any harsh chemical after taste. Each of the 9 ingredients were chosen based on their ability to influence a certain aspect of cognitive function.
Not only this, but by choosing a powder as our method of delivery, we were able to include much more accurate doses. These doses more accurately reflect those used in all the clinical research and studies that we analysed during our R&D stage.
We see most companies throw in a bunch of ingredients to make their product formulations look great, but really, they’re just adding in a wide variety of not very useful ingredients, as they are WAY below the clinically researched dose.
Some are so low in fact, I would not be surprised to find that they produce almost no effect at all.
Using a powder just makes it way easier to get more of the good stuff you need to improve your brain function. We tried and tested both capsule
and powder forms significantly.
We found that most people don’t enjoy the experience of taking capsules. Nor would they want to take 6-10 capsules per serve to get enough of the effective compounds they want and need.
We also looked at what ingredients were water soluble, and which were fat soluble.
We noticed a lot of the herbal nootropics, which typically affect overall brain function over the long term (months), didn’t require huge doses, and were fat soluble.
This means they should be taken with or immediately after food that contains fat for better absorption and less stomach irritability.
Most of the other nootropics, which could give you a more immediate boost, such as Caffeine, L-Theanine, Acetyl L carnitine and L-Tyrosine, were water soluble, and also required slightly bigger doses.
It made perfect sense for us to take these latter ingredients and put them into a powder form that you could drink and gain immediate effect from, as well as recurring benefits over the medium to long term too.
It is a holistic Nootropic, which means it combines ingredients that immediately influence your cognition, and some that build up over days and weeks to help you improve your brain function.
We paired caffeine with L-Theanine, one of the main ingredients in green tea. These have been shown to work synergistically together. These compounds work together to give you that calm and relaxed focus, often referred to as the flow state, without the jitteriness or sweats associated with pure caffeine use. The calming effect from L-Theanine is largely due to its ability to stimulate alpha-brain waves, and also appears to aid the formation of the inhibtory neurotransmitter, GABA, that has a key role in relaxation.
Then we included Alpha-GPC and Huperzine A together. Alpha-GPC is a highly bioavailable form of choline, which is used to create the neurotransmitter, Acetylcholine, within the brain. Huperzine A is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, which means it stops the enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine, thus allowing longer lasting effects of this neurotransmitter.
Alpha-GPC and high quality sources of choline are super important as acetylcholine tends to decline with age or due to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Acetylcholine is strongly associated with memory and learning.
L-Tyrosine converts into L-Dopa, a precursor to Dopamine, another important neurotransmitter. This compound therefore aids in improving mood and motivation, as well as acting as an acute stress buffer.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid, capable of improving mitochondrial function within neurons. Therefore it is super important for maintaining and producing energy at the cellular level, which of course is vital for brain function and overall health and performance.
Rhodiola Rosea, an adaptogenic herb used for centuries to reduce stress and fatigue was an obvious choice. It’s also been anecdotally reported to give some energy and stimulatory benefit too.
On top of this, Vitamin B6 and B12 which are super important for hundreds of biological processes in our body, as well as maintaining the synthesis of all our neurotransmitters.
We hope that gives you a bit of a better look at the process of creating Nootropic formulation, and the kind of things one must consider when creating it for consumers.
We are super happy with the outcome of Claritea, and think it targets a variety of important pathways for improving cognitive health and performance. It’s something you can take when you need a pick-me up for work, study or projects, or something you can take religiously to give you long lasting benefit.
Not only that, but it comes in a super tasty, convenient powder.
A smooth drink that boosts your brain power.
What more could you want?
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