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Brain fog, ever felt it? Let me sum it up for you, confusion, forgetfulness, lack of focus and mental clarity. Basically you feel like you just can’t think. I know right? In the last blog we were talking about L’tyrosine in FullFocus. See, it must be working, I remembered my last blog. Now, let’s talk about inositol and choline, which are two other ingredients in FullFocus. Inositol is part of the B Complex but it provides unique benefits for the brain not otherwise found in other B Complex vitamins. Although Inositol, aka B8, has been used as a treatment for serious cognitive imbalances such as OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, and clinical depression; it can greatly improve cognitive function, particularly brain fog; especially in combination with Choline.
Here’s how it works: In the brain, Vitamin B8 works with calcium to increase the mobility of neurotransmitters, remember the chemical messengers used to talk to other neurons, like serotonin. Inositol also activates GABAergic receptors, which shut down the hamster-wheel of repetitious thoughts. It increases cell signaling, and triggers the growth of new neurons. It promotes a feeling of sharp, easy-flowing thoughts and heightened mental energy. Inositol gives you a “clear” feeling not an amphetamine-like high, and it also has a calming effect unlike the dulling of emotions so often associated with prescription anti-depressants.
To amplify inositol benefits, FullFocus combines it with Choline Citrate. Also part of the B-complex group, Choline is the direct pre-cursor to acetylcholine, the vital neurotransmitter known to improve memory, logical and verbal reasoning, and reaction to sensory stimuli. So you stop sounding like Porky Pig when you try and get a thought out. Yibidy, yibidy! Choline intake is especially important as we get older, or I like to say, chronologically challenged, because lower acetylcholine levels hasten cognitive decline, senile dementia and even Alzheimer’s.
So FullFocus is sounding better and better as we learn what these ingredients do. We’ll talk about more in my next blog.