Brain Awake RED can be used daily or as needed to support brain health and to help optimize performance and productivity.*
Delivering powerful brain-boosters and supportive ingredients that calm and nourish the central nervous system, this product helps to promote focus and mental clarity, while improving information retention and increasing feelings of energy.*
- The performance boost comes in the form of L-Citrulline, an amino acid that converts to L-Arginine in the body.*
- L-Arginine can then be converted to Nitric Oxide.* Nitric Oxide helps blood vessels relax and dilate, allowing for increased blood flow throughout the body.*
- This formula also features Ginkgo extract, one of the best botanicals for the brain.* Ginkgo extract can improve cognitive function and enhance memory in healthy individuals, as well as support overall blood flow to the brain.*
Details on Brain Awake RED™
The Brain Awake RED™ Advantage
Brain Awake RED™ is a multi-pronged brain awakening formula that is designed to help promote focus and mental clarity while providing a Nitric Oxide booster to optimize performance. Unlike energy shots and overly-caffeinated products that offer a short-term boost at the expense of long-term jitters and fatigue, Brain Awake RED™ enhances cognitive function in a healthy and balanced way. This product delivers brain-boosters and supportive ingredients that calm and nourish the central nervous system, while also including ingredients that support optimal blood flow throughout the body.
A Nitric Oxide Boost, Please!
This advanced formula features L-Citrulline, which is an amino acid that is converted into L-Arginine. L-Arginine has the ability to support Nitric Oxide production, which in turn can support blood flow. Increased blood flow may help to deliver more nutrients and oxygen to the body, including the brain.
Other Key Ingredients
- L-Theanine: an amino acid found in green tea; increases alpha brainwaves in less than 45 minutes and induces a state of "alert relaxation" that lasts for 8-10 hours.[3,4]
- Caffeine: a methylxanthine alkaloid; exerts its stimulating effect by antagonizing adenosine receptors and increases alertness and wakefulness.
- Ginkgo biloba: may support blood flow to the brain and promote focus and mental clarity, while improving information retention.
- Acetyl L-Carnitine: the preferred form of L-Carnitine that can cross the blood-brain barrier and increase acetylcholine production in the brain, activating the parasympathetic nervous system and supporting energy production.
- B vitamins: nutritional cofactors critical for energy production and neurotransmitter formation.
- Gotu Kola: traditionally used to support healthy brain function and considered an "anti-aging" herb.
- Holy Basil: also known as Tulsi, it has been historically used to support memory and intellect.
- Phosphatidylserine: an essential component of cell membranes, highly concentrated in brain tissue, and important for optimizing cellular communication.
Scientifically-Supported Health Claims
Brain Awake RED™ can be used daily or as needed to boost brain function and mental performance. It has been specially formulated with a Nitric Oxide booster to help maximize performance.
The primary health claims of Brain Awake RED™ are based on human clinical studies and cover the following areas:
- Promotes focus and mental clarity
- Supports blood flow
- Boosts performance
- Improves retention of information
This product is ideal for students and working professionals but is also suitable for anyone who wants or needs to optimize cognitive abilities. It can be used daily or simply as needed to boost brain power.
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