“Why is my brain so sh*t?”
I’m guessing you’ve asked yourself this many, many times before. I know I have.
For me, I really struggle with memory and remembering things – always have. This is part of the reason why I was SO keen to develop Enhance.
But not only this, I often beat myself up when I’m unable to focus for long periods of time or when I can’t sit there and work on hard problems, whether that’s for business or when I’m at work.
This is why when I was studying aerospace engineering at uni, I opted to take and experiment with smart drugs, such as Ritalin and Modafinil to keep me alert and focused for 8, 10 or 12 hours at a time.
It was like I needed this during exam period to have any hope of learning all the material and passing the courses.
This experience is actually what gave myself and Daniel the impetus to create and start Neuratech - we wanted to give students and anyone a way to access higher brain power through natural means, not just pharmaceutical drugs.
Thing is, is that these problems are so common among humans and especially in our society today.
I am not some superhuman, as much as I’d like to think I am at times, and despite owning a cognitive enhancement company. I’m on the path, like many of you, to improve myself just a bit more each day.
We all wish we could have better brains.
Whether that is having a better memory, being able to focus on the things we know we need to do for longer, or just not feeling so miserable, anxious and depressed all the time.
These problems also seem to be on the rise and growing more each day.
Why is that though?
Well, let’s see. We are all trying to find our purpose, or what we love to do each day. This can cause anxiety.
We live in a world of social media, Instagram, and instant connection with every person on the planet. This can easily make us feel inadequate and even depressed. We feel like we’re missing out because everyone seems to be happy and having fun.
This also makes us distracted. It takes us away from focusing on our own work, our own passions and hobbies, and fixates us on the lives of other people.
Everything is also becoming more convenient and at our fingertips. Fast food, Netflix, Youtube, Porn, video games.
We’re inputting low quality nutrition in our bodies and we’re taking in low quality information non-stop each day.
We’re also really just rewiring our brain circuits for short term dopamine hits. These makes us FEEL GREAT in the now.
We seem to be much less willing to put in sustained effort, and suffer over a period of time to hit those hard long term goals.
We’re also working more and leaving less time to recover and sleep properly which is INSANELY important for clearing your brain from plaque and protein build ups which can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.
So where does this leave us? It leaves us with weak bodies, and even worse, weak brains.
It’s easy to see why we are all looking for a solution.
Unfortunately, there is no magic pill which will fix all of these problems.
Enhance, by itself, will not give you god-like cognitive capabilities.
It is a small piece of a HUGE, super complex puzzle.
Fortunately however, there are a host of different strategies which we can combine to really help us take control of this little squishy piece of matter in our skull.
These are strategies which I’ve been trying to implement as my daily routine. But I’m still constantly learning, implementing and experimenting.
What’s been working for me and what would I recommend?
Exercise, in particular aerobic exercise or HIIT training makes me feel clear and great all day long. This might be because these types of training have been showing to significantly boost BDNF or Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor. This is a protein which is used to help support, repair and grow neurons. This study showed that physical exercise caused an average increased in BDNF of 32% in healthy men aged 18-25 years old (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3772595/)
To-do lists and scheduling. This is important. Do you have a to-do list and schedule for all tasks you do during the week? If not, you need to sort that out. Every Sunday, I write a weekly to-do list which involves all the important tasks I need to do each day. I’ve recently switched to a fully online/digital format, I use Notion (www.notion.so) which is a free to-do list and work planner software with heaps of features. It also connects to both your phone and desktop for on-the-go changes you need to make, its great.
Timeblocking + get off your phone. Use timeblocking, or set exact periods of time to get into deep work and finish off tasks which you deem important. Remove all distractions during this period. For example, I’m writing this on a Saturday, which is a day I get a LOT of business work done. I will have my Saturday To-Do list with all my tasks for the day, I will then block out x number of hours to complete the tasks. During this time, you want to get off all social media, turn the internet off on your phone or even turn your phone off completely. You will find you can much easily get into a flow state, and begin ticking off each task. This makes you feel great and accomplished at the end of the day.
- Meditation. This is huge. Meditation has been shown to reduce anxiety, increase gray matter density in the brain, and may even upregulate genes responsible for anti-inflammation and stress (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5472657/). I also find that getting into this alpha brain wave state, or the calm/meditative states lets me think about problems in my life more creatively. You can download and install either Calm or Headspace, two really popular meditation apps to help you get your 10 minutes in each day.
These 4 strategies are by FAR the most effective for me.
Of course, I also try to eat as well as possible. I also skip breakfast each day and only opt in for 2 meals. I’m a sucker for snacks, I’ve been trying really hard to remove that from my diet as much as possible.
I track my sleep using an Oura Ring too, I aim to get about 7 hours each day. I use the ring to help me track if I’m getting good quality sleep every single day.
Last, but not least, the icing on the cake.
I take Enhance almost every day, along with my greens powder each morning.
As I said in the beginning, my memory sucks, I’m also super conscious of the effects of aging on my brain, and I’m frightened to end up with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers one day.
Enhance is my extra safety net. We formulated it specifically to include herbal extracts such as Bacopa, and medicinal mushrooms such as Lions Mane which have strong clinical research showing their protective properties on the brain and memory boosting effects. (https://neuratech.com.au/pages/research)
Enhance is now a convenient part of my daily routine, that when combined with all my other strategies, really helps me keep on top of my brain health and performance.
It contains no stimulants or caffeine, no filler ingredients and is 100% vegan friendly.
It’s suitable for almost everyone wanting to support their most important asset, their brain, in the long term.
If you would love to try it out, but haven’t yet, I STRONGLY recommend giving it a shot. There are 2 great ways to purchase Enhance today.
Subscribe to Enhance, which gives you 40% off your first tub and gets you Enhance delivered every 6 weeks automatically. You also receive our Free WFH ebook. You also get 15-25% discount codes off other health and wellness brands, these include: Savvy Coffee Pods Head Honcho Supps, iRise anti hangover drink and Barkley Blue blockers. You can also unsubscribe at any time, or modify how often you’d like to receive Enhance.
- Alternatively, you can buy a 3-day pack of Enhance now for just $10 (SHIPPING INCLUDED). This gives you a quick taste of the product to see how it affects you. You may not get the full effect over the 3 days though, as a lot of our ingredients can take 4-6 weeks to provide their maximal benefit.
To make this decision a no brainer – we offer a 30 day, 100% money back guarantee. If you don’t love the product, if you don’t feel Enhance is helping you build a better brain – you get your money back.
This is because not everyone has the same genetics, or the same neurochemistry. These compounds affect everyone slightly differently and we understand this.
What are you waiting for?
It’s time to dive headfirst into the world of nootropics and brain health supplements and implement some of these strategies to take control of your brain wellness.
Stay Enhanced team.
Founder & Director of Neuratech