How to Fit Momentous Brain Drive into Your Morning Routine

How to Fit Momentous Brain Drive into Your Morning Routine

Today, we are shining a light on one of our most popular products, Momentous Brain Drive, and exploring how you can maximize its brain-boosting benefits as part of your morning routine (and why you’d want to).

Can Momentous Brain Drive Help My Mental Performance?

Yes. The unique formulation includes several micronutrients that have been proven to enhance cognitive performance. One of these is vitamin B6, which a study published in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics stated is key in the production of the mood-regulating and focus-promoting neurotransmitters dopamine, GABA, and serotonin.[1]

A second B vitamin you can get from Brain Drive – folate (aka B9) – helps create new cells and proteins in the brain, assists in the metabolism of other vitamins, and is crucial to maintaining a healthy nervous system. A team from Tianjin Medical University in China assessed what happened when participants took B9 daily and concluded that they reduced inflammation and increased cognitive output.[2]

Tyrosine is another Brain Drive ingredient that can boost your brainpower. Researchers from the Netherlands asserted that this amino acid “is known to improve cognitive performance in young adults, especially during high environmental demands” and also speeds communication between different brain regions.[3] Military research scientists who investigated the neurological benefits of tyrosine found that when soldiers experience high amounts of stress – such as in combat or during training exercises in extreme temperatures – supplemental tyrosine can help buffer the impact on the brain and preserve operational readiness in even the toughest of conditions.[4]

Why are Nootropic Supplements Most Effective in the Morning?

While the micronutrients in Brain Drive would be impactful anytime, you’ll get the most out of them at the start of your day. That’s because this is the prime time for the release of excitatory neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, dopamine, and acetylcholine. These elevate your mental state and are directly correlated with the connection between motivation, drive, and reward, as well as your ability to dial in on a task and stay focused on it.

The release of these neurotransmitters is already at its peak in the morning, and several of the main ingredients in Momentous Brain Drive amplify this process. For example, a team of Italian scientists conducted a review of previous trials that focused on the cognitive effects of supplemental acetyl-l-carnitine, one of the foundational components of Brain Drive. They concluded that it increases the release of acetylcholine, which improves signaling between brain cells and increases the amount of neurons your brain can recruit for any given task.[5]  

Can I Just Take Brain Drive on Days I Have Important Work Meetings, Tests, or Projects?

Some people only take nootropic supplements on days when they are stressed out, have wall-to-wall Zoom calls, or are facing a tough deadline. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this approach, but the scientific literature suggests that daily consumption would be more beneficial. To this end, a study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders concluded that daily Cognizin citicoline supplementation increased concentration and motor speed in young people who typically struggled to focus.[6]

Another research team led by nutritional scientists from Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and the University of New South Wales in Australia found that the stress-busting and cognition-elevating effects of Bacopa monnieri – another Brain Drive ingredient – are greatest when the herbal extract is taken every day.[7]

How Much Should I Take?

A two-capsule serving provides a clinically effective dose (aka the amount needed to make a difference to your physiology) of the B vitamins, Cognizin citicoline, acetyl-l-carnitine, and other ingredients mentioned above. Taking Brain Drive with a breakfast that’s high in protein is optimal, as this can further increase the release of neurotransmitters, according to a study published in Nutrition Journal.[8]

Momentous Brain Drive won’t serve as a substitute for premium sleep or enable you to tame the distractions of your work inbox, social feeds, and texts. Nor will it give you a tangible buzz like an energy drink. But if you take it consistently, it will support brain and nervous system health and help you achieve peak mental performance.

 

Resources:

[1] Carlos Alberto Calderón‐Ospina and Mauricio Orlando Nava‐Mesa, “B Vitamins in the Nervous System: Current Knowledge of the Biochemical Modes of Action and Synergies of Thiamine, Pyridoxine, and Cobalamin,” CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, February 2019, available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6930825/.

[2] Fei Ma et al, “Folic Acid Supplementation Improves Cognitive Function by Reducing the Levels of Peripheral Inflammatory Cytokines in Elderly Chinese Subjects with MCI,” Scientific Reports, November 2016, available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5120319/.

[3] Mirjam Bloemendaal et al, “Neuro-Cognitive Effects of Acute Tyrosine Administration on Reactive and Proactive Response Inhibition in Healthy Older Adults,” eNeuro, March to April 2018, available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6084775/.

[4] S Attipoe et al, “Tyrosine for Mitigating Stress and Enhancing Performance in Healthy Adult Humans, a Rapid Evidence Assessment of the Literature,” Military Medicine, July 2015, available online at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26126245/.

[5] Giulia Di Stefano et al, “Acetyl-L-Carnitine in Painful Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review,” Journal of Pain Research, April 2019, available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6498091/.

[6] Erin McGlade et al, “The Effect of Citicoline Supplementation on Motor Speed and Attention in Adolescent Males,” Journal of Attention Disorders, July 2015, available online at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1087054715593633.

[7] Carlo Calabrese et al, “Effects of a Standardized Bacopa Monnieri Extract on Cognitive Performance, Anxiety, and Depression in the Elderly: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial,” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, July 2008, available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3153866/.

[8] Heather A Hoertel, Matthew J Will, and Heather J Leidy, “A Randomized Crossover, Pilot Study Examining the Effects of a Normal Protein vs. High Protein Breakfast on Food Cravings and Reward Signals in Overweight/Obese ‘Breakfast Skipping,’ Late-Adolescent Girls,” Nutrition Journal, August 6, 2014, available online at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25098557/.

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