Optimus Ingredient Descriptions

OPTIMUS is made from the purest research-backed ingredients for peak mental, physical, and emotional wellness. Each ingredient and serving size has been carefully selected for maximum efficacy. Optimus is a comprehensive supplement of blended ingredients to support your whole body system. Optimus supports more drive, focus, enhanced mood, increased productivity, better workouts and long term brain health. Designed to be fast acting and long lasting.

BACOPA MONNIERI  

bacopa monnieri
information processing
reduces stress
improves motivation and concentration
improves memory
neuroprotective and promotes longevity
supports neuromodulation
enhances mood

    Bacopa Monnieri is an herb found in wetlands across the globe. It has been used for thousands of years to support cognition, going back to Ayurvedic texts in 6th century A.D. Bacopa Monnieri has been clinically studied showing efficacy in cognitive improvement. The chemical components of the herb include bacosides and bacopasides, as well as alkaloids, including Bahmine, nicotine and hepestine. These active compounds within the herb are responsible for the benefits that have been observed in clinical research, which primarily focus on three key areas of cognitive function: memory, focus and mood. Bacopa Monnieri may be particularly effective with long term brain health, as it may improve memory and decrease anxiety when taken regularly.

    We use the purest form of bacopa monnieri powder, at 750 mg standardized to 20% bacosides.

    KSM-66 ASHWAGANDHA FULL SPECTRUM ROOT EXTRACT

    Ashwagandha
    alleviates stress  
    supports focus
    brain function and cognition
    supports neuroprotection
    blood sugar balance
    supports thyroid function
    antiinflammatory
    protects mitochondrial damage
    supports exercise performance
    supports metabolism
    antioxidant defenses
    sleep support
    supports healthy aging
    supports immune system

      Ashwagandha is a traditional Ayurvedic medicinal herb extracted from the Withania Somnifera plant. Originally from India, northern Africa, and the Middle East, it is also grown in the United States. Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen, a natural substance known to help the body adapt to stress. It is used as an astringent, immunostimulant and cardioprotection. 

      The Ashwagandha used in Optimus is KSM-66. It has been evaluated in over 20 “gold standard” clinical trials, independent clinical trials, and thousands of years of traditional use. KSM-66 is derived only from the root of the ashwagandha plant, not the leaves.  Traditional Ayurvedic texts as well as the standard pharmacopoeias of India, Britain, and the U.S. describe solely the root for use. Many manufactures use leaves to spike up the Withanolide content. Hower, the leaves contain Withaferin A, which is considered an undesired cytotoxic. KSM-66 has negligible levels of Withaferin A. The majority of clinical evidence for efficacy of Ashwaghanda has been conducted on the Ashwaghanda root.   

       

      We use  KSM 66 Ashwagandha at 500 mg.  1 2 3 4 5

      RHODIOLA ROSEA

      rhodiola rosea
      increases dopamine, seratonin, noradrenalin, adrenalin, and melatonin
      supports energy
      supports cellular health
      reduces fatigue
      enhances neuroregeneration and neurogenesis, supports memory
      improves motivation, concentration
      promotes longevity, neuroprotective

        Rhodiola Rosea is a perennial flowering plant that grows naturally in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America. Studies suggest that Rhodiola Rosea may have adaptogenic properties. Rhodiola Rosea has been shown in studies to promote energy, feelings of well being, reduce stress and appetite. It may also support nerve health, as studies show it seems to support the nerve repair process and help protect nerve cells as well as promote cognitive function. Rhodiola Rosea effects are typically felt quickly, but have lasting benefit when used over a 30-day period.

        We use pure Rhodiola Rosea at 500 mg standardized to 3% Salidroside. 6 7 8 9

        MUCUNA PRURIENS

        mucuna pruriens
        enhances mood and motivation
        increases focus
        Anxiolytic reduces stress
        movement
        enhances motivation
        decreases free radicals
        decreases neurotoxins
        reduces heavy metals poisoning
        neuroprotection
        increases growth hormone
        increases melanin

        Mucuna Pruriens is a tropical legume native to Africa and Asia. It contains high concentrations of L-DOPA, which boosts brain health by increasing dopamine levels in your brain. L-DOPA is a precursor of several neurotransmitters including dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are essential for memory, cognition, and a positive mood. 

        Mucuna Pruriens’ L-Dopa has neuroprotective and adaptogenic effects. It regulates dopamine, serotonin, noradrenaline and adrenaline in the brain and decreases free radicals, neurotoxins, heavy metal poisonings and reactive oxygen species. Mucuna Pruriens can enhance mood and increase cognition, motivation and drive.

        We use pure Mucuna Pruriens at 500 mg, standardized to 98% L-DOPA.

        L-TYROSINE

        L-Tyrosine
        increases synthesis of dopamine
        balances levels of seratonin and GABA
        anxiolytic, reduces stress
        improves neuronal communication

          L–tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that our bodies produce naturally to synthesize protein, but it can also be found in food. It is a precursor to dopamine. It increases the synthesis of noradrenaline from dopamine and balances the levels of serotonin and GABA and improves neural communication. L-Tyrosine converts to Tyrosine in the body. L-Tyrosine can bring about helpful cognitive and possible anti-stress/anxiolytic benefits. L-Tyrosine may improve learning and memory, increase attention, motivation, and concentration.

          We use pure L-Tyrosine at 500 mg.

          COGNIZIN®

          L-Tyrosine
          neuroprotective
          decreases cognitive decline
          decreases memory impairment
          enhances learning
          enhances attention
          enhances memory
          enhances learning
          neuron protection

            Cognizin is a patented, clinically trialed form of Citicoline, which is found in every cell of the body and especially vital to our brain health and cognitive function. Cognizin Citicoline provides nutritional support that benefits our mental process, enhances our focus and concentration and supports healthy brain metabolism.

            We use Cognizin® at  250 mg

            L-THEANINE

            L-Theanine
            increases alpha brain waves
            attention and relaxation without sedation
            synergistic with caffeine
            promotes concentration
            promotes motivation
            promotes memory
            enhances  mood

              L-theanine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in tea. When used as a dietary supplement, L-theanine has been shown to potentiate GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, a naturally occurring amino acid that enhances cognition. It has also been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and reverse blood pressure constriction of brain vessels caused by caffeine intake.

              L-Theanine powder is derived from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. Although tea has been consumed for centuries and touted for its benefits for just as long, it was only in 1949 that L-Theanine was discovered as a constituent in green tea. L-Theanine has been used in Japan since the 1960s.

              L-Theanine may increase alpha brain waves, attention and relaxation without sedation, it may also modulate the release of dopamine and enhance mood. It works synergistically with caffeine to promote concentration, attention, and memory.

              We use pure L-Theanine at 200 mg, the clinically-studied serving for healthy individuals.

              CAFFEINE

              Caffeine
              L-Theanine booster
              energy
              wakefulness

                Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in coffee, soda, tea, and other sources. It takes effect on the central nervous system, boosting energy wakefulness, improving sustained attention, alertness, memory, endurance, and cognition. Caffeine is the most widely used and scientifically supported psychoactive substance in the world. Even more importantly, studies show that L-Theanine works better with Caffeine at a 2:1 ratio to enhance cognitive benefit. In fact, Caffeine + L-Theanine together produce cognitive benefits not seen when either is used alone. This includes mitigating cerebral blood pressure caused by caffeine alone, and improvement in word recognition, information processing, attention and mood.

                We use pure caffeine anhydrous at 90 mg, the most effective serving while being mindful of total caffeine intake.

                BIOPERINE®

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                increases bioavailability of ingredients

                  BioPerine® is a patented extract obtained from black pepper fruits (Piper nigrum). It has been used as a bioavailability enhancer for over 20 years, and has been found to enhance absorption of nutrients by at least 30%.

                  We use pure BioPerine® at 5 mg, standardized to 95% Piperine.

                   

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