We are in an age of great change in the world.
Never before have we had so much access to information, increasingly effective healthcare, increasingly powerful technology.
What if I told you that there was an underground movement utilizing cutting edge supplements that restore brain function, reduce stress and some may even say that boost brain function beyond ones own natural potential.
Sound too good to be true?
Carry on reading, and I will provide a compelling argument to strengthen the possibility of this idea in your mind.
Lets start off the with Yerkes-Dodson law.
This is a widely studied psychological phenomenon that effects people preforming any given task. When you are playing a video game, musical instrument, or even watching TV you lie somewhere on this bell curve. The middle of course being the perfect balance of arousal for any given situation. This means your level of focus and calmness lies calmness lie in an area of homeostasis. When one of these factors are shifted, your brain is put in a state of imbalance. Sometimes this can be so dramatic that you are unable to perform a task entirely(Remember that one talent show your mom signed you up for?).
Want to see this in action? Check out this video:
My underlying belief in the overall mechanism of how nootropics work is by allowing one to shift the position in which they lie on this curve.
Someone that is prone to low energy and boredom could probably use a few notches to the right towards higher arousal. Someone that is easily overwhelmed and anxious could use a few notches to the left towards less arousal. As we approach the center, the brain can be the most efficient at its job, allowing you to focus on input, process thought, and output action at the most efficient levels.
Interestingly enough, this is applicable to not just humans but all animals(Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs. And in cats, fish and humans)
Enough of that.
Let me tell you about an effective and safe way improve your cognition.
Matcha(pronounced ma-cha in Japanese) is bit of a delicacy, a form of green tea prevalent in Asian culture.
It originates from tea grown for years in shaded forests. Known for its medicinal properties it is usually prepared in Japanese ceremonies and is very expensive.
Why should I care about tea grown in the dark?
Time and time I have noticed more primitive society seem to stumble upon special byproducts of nature we can now explain with science. With modern technology, we have discovered something particular about this strain of tea. It contains as much as 5x the amount of a specific amino acid called L-theanine compared to regular green tea. This special chemical has been discovered to actually reduce the over-focus and for some the anxiety that caffeine causes. It has been show to improve cognative tasks, reduce stress and improve sleep(particularly in those with ADHD).
Getting back to the Yerkes-Dodson law
This caffeine and amino acid combination does exactly what we want to do when trying to be the most productive and best versions of ourselves. Caffeine helps on the excitability side of things and L-thealine helps balance things out to a happy middle improving attention more than just caffeine alone.
Since we are living in such a height of technology, you do not even need to drink this exotic tea to gain some kind of competitive edge in your cognition.
It just so happens that people have already stumbled upon this naturally produced miracle and isolated it into an easy to consume(and less bitter) form.
Check out the top (and inexpensive) brands on Amazon
At a selling point of 3.6 cents a dose I would say it’s time to take the plunge and see what this awesome supplement can do for you.
When consumed with caffeine, many notice a cleaner energy producing a much more smoother and productive experience than your undergo with a regular cup of coffee
(All my friends that I have let try this stuff have come back asking for more).
Questions or comments? Just post below and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for reading guys,
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