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ELEVERA - STIMULANT THERAPY AND FOCUS SUPPLEMENT
An Intelligent Approach to Attention Problems 4 Organics has done considerable research into this complicated issue (made more complicated by ignorance) and the result is good news for those suffering with attention and focus problems. Much of addressing this concern simply starts and stops with diet. Our deep limbic system needs a balanced diet containing protein, "good fats," and carbohydrates to function properly. That means including healthy fats (such as the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish), complex carbohydrates (which increase serotonin levels), and protein in every meal.
The right foods also cause dopamine and serotonin to be released which then in turn can improve focus and mood. Also effective is the right supplementation, which can directly target the key requirements and help address many of the problems. IAn example: the calming, focusing effect of serotonin can often be felt simply by eating carbohydrate-containing foods, such as pastas, potatoes, bread, pretzels, and popcorn, as well as foods rich in tryptophan, such as chicken, turkey, salmon, beef, peanut butter, eggs, green peas, potatoes and milk. Dopamine can be boosted through L-Tyrosine intake, from foods like almonds or bananas, or with organics like Macuna Pruriens or Vicia Fava. A simple cup of tea can provide enough stimulant to positively affect attention and energy, especially green or white tea. There are plenty of natural ways to help in this area. So we brought together the perfect balance of natural ingredients to co-operatively assist in critical areas associated with attention and focus. We call it ELEVERA and it's a healthy, holistic approach to aiding your attention, energy, focus, mood and brain health.
Here's what's in it: ELEVERA is a synergistic combination of natural: elevera for attention L-Theanine, 5-HTP, Citrus Aurantium, Kola Nut, Anhydrous Caffeine, Rhodiola Rosea, L-Tyrosine, Vitamin B3, B6 & B12, C, DMAE, Siberian Ginseng, Schizandra, Bioperine, Magnesium, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, DL-Phenylalanine. Here's how they work: L-Theanine is an amino acid that is one of the main components of green tea. Research has shown that L-Theanine can increase levels of GABA, a brain chemical known for its calming effects, and dopamine, which influences mood. The L-Theanine Relaxation Effect: L-Theanine readily crosses the blood-brain barrier of humans and exerts subtle changes in biochemistry. L-Theanine appears to play a role in the formation of gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known as GABA. GABA acts as a powerful manager of neurotransmitters and helps maintain relaxed levels of neuron activity. 5-HTP (L-5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a mood enhancing chemical that affects serotonin levels. Serotonin is found in the brain and central nervous system which has many implications on mood, behavior, and sleep patterns. Attention problems is one manifestation of low levels of serotonin.
Magnesium, Vitamin B3, B6, B12, C are all direct effectors of cognitive function. A recent laboratory study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reveals that an adequate amount of magnesium is necessary to maintain the "plasticity" of synapses - the connectors that move information from neuron to neuron in the brain. In this case, plasticity refers to the ability to change. When synapses are flexible to change, learning and memory are enhanced. Other conditions that have been associated with a magnesium deficiency include depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder. Research suggest low levels of magnesium are associated with attention problems (Ghia N, Spong CY, Starbuck VN, Scialli AR, Ghidini A - Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Oct 2000.) In fact, magnesium has been called the 'miracle nutrient' by some for its many valuable benefits.
Vitamin B's have many functions in the body, including assisting in the synthesis of neurotransmitters and forming myelin, which protect nerves. Magnesium is also very important; it is involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions. At least three studies have demonstrated that the combination of magnesium and vitamin B6 improved behavior, decreased anxiety and aggression, and improved mobility among children with attention problems (Nogovitsina OR et al 2006a,b; Nogovitsina OR et al 2005; Mousain-Bosc M et al 2004). Acetyl-L-carnitine is a superior form of L-carnitine, which is responsible for transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria, has been associated with a host of positive health benefits. In an animal model of attention problems, acetyl-L-carnitine was shown to reduce the impulsivity index (Adriani W et al 2004). DMAE, dimethylaminoethanol, is exceptionally beneficial in helping to eliminate brain toxins and increase the brain's potential to make neurotransmitters. Also referred to as a “cholinergic”, DMAE increases the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain that regulates mental function. DL-Phenylalanine is an essential amino anod found in common protein foods. Like other nutrient amino acids, phenylalanine comes in L- (from the Latin levo for left) and D- (from dextro for right) forms.
The directions refer to minor differences in the amino acids' molecular structure, as evidenced by light refraction. With the help of essential cofactors (such as pyridoxine, a form of vitamin B6, which is used with B12 to activate many of the critical ingredients of ELEVERA), the body transforms phenylalanine in a series of steps into the amino acid tyrosine and then into the important neurotransmitters dopamine and noradrenaline. A 1985 study found that DLPA improved the mood and mood stability of subjects with attention deficit disorder, and claimed that phenylalanine can increase mental alertness (Grevet et al. 2002.) SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: On occasion people report headaches or nausea from taking DLPA. Certain people should avoid all forms of phenylalanine supplements, such as anyone with high blood pressure and women who are pregnant or lactating. It should not be used by anyone taking MAO inhibitor antidepressants - combining phenylalanine and MAO inhibitors can lead to dangerously high blood pressure. Young children, anyone with psychosis, and those suffering from malignant melanoma or the condition known as phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder of phenylalanine metabolism, should also not take phenylalanine supplements. Each capsule contains 25mg of DL-PA, which is a low enough dose to be safe for children.
L-Tyrosine: Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid synthesized in the body from phenylalanine. It is an important nutritional ingredient and factor for biosynthesis of the brain neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Tyrosine is also used to produce one of the major hormones, thyroxin, which plays an important role in controlling metabolic rate, skin health, mental health, and growth rate. Tyrosine has been tested on humans for increasing their endurance to anxiety and stress under fatigue. It was proven in research studies that tyrosine supplementation results in increased performance over a control group (Avraham et al. 2001). Schizandra (Schizandra chinensis) of the family Schizandraceae, is a creeping vine with small red berries that is native to Northern China. As a traditional medicinal herb, Schizandra, called Wu-wei-tzu in China, has been used as a tonic for the treatment of chronic fatigue. Studies conducted on Schizandra's effects have noted that the herb has a stimulating effect in low doses ([Pharmacological studies on Schizandra fruit. I. General pharmacological effects of gomisin A and schizandrin (author's transl)].Maeda S, Sudo K, Aburada M, Ikeya Y, Taguchi H, Yoshioka I, Harada M.)
CAUTION: Schizandra should not be used during pregnancy except under medical supervision because it promotes uterine contractions during labor. Schizandra should be avoided by persons with peptic ulcers, epilepsy and high blood pressure. Rhodiola Rosea is an excellent adaptogen which helps supports the adrenal glands, working with the body to reduce stress while boosting energy, balancing the stimulants so as to not overtax the system. One particularly interesting aspect of rhodiola is that it appears to work differently within the body than other adaptogens -- the best known of which is the very popular herb Siberian ginseng. Rhodiola's unique mechanism of action excites researchers because it means this herb may be able to provide a therapeutic alternative to established adaptogens. Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) has been used for centuries to help boost the immune system, as well as to enhance sexual and athletic performance. This herb was hailed last century as an "adaptogenic" (stress-protective) marvel. In 1991 the German Commission E (the European authority on the use of plants in healing) made it official by declaring that it was highly effective in boosting the immune system. In a study of 36 children ranging in age from 3 to 17 years old, Ginseng was administered twice a day on an empty stomach for 4 weeks.
At the end of the study, more than 70 percent of patients had experienced improvement on a widely used measure of attention problems symptoms (Lyon MR et al 2001). Guarana is a South American berry that contains very high concentrations of caffeine (guaranine) and is used as a stimulant and appetite suppressant. For thousands of years, natives of the Amazon used the seed extract to help maintain stamina and physical endurance. Traditionally it was also used to assist in the relief of various ailments such as stress and nervous tension, weight control, headaches and hangovers. Kola nut, also containing caffeine, indicates a strong stimulating effect on the human consciousness. It is used wherever there is a need for direct stimulation to the central nervous system. Anhydrous caffeine plays the same role. Citrus Aurantium is a concentrated source of synephrine -- an effective energy booster. Bioperine is an effector of other ingredients. It is known to have enhancing and synergizing properties and when used in a mix of ingredients, increases the interacting potency of each. SUPPLEMENT USAGE: Each capsule contains 750mg.
Take 1-2 capsules in the morning 30 minutes before or 60 minutes after eating, with plenty of water or a juice (Vitamin C helps the formula along.). Do not exceed recommended dose and adults should not take more than 4 capsules per day. Check with your physician before using stimulants, or if you are taking any other medication. Do not mix stimulants. For optimal effects, we recommend taking this formula together with OMEGA MATE 3-6-9 which was specifically designed to complement this supplement.
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