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Enhancing Brain Function and Performance With Nootropics

The first step in improving brain function is understanding how it works

We have all had a cold at some point in our lives. The usual response is to take medication, have a bowl of soup and get some rest. In taking these actions, what we are attempting to do is control the cold in order to eliminate it. What about trying to lose weight? We might pay closer attention to what we eat in an effort to control how much weight we carry. We take these steps with our body because we understand how it works, and that if certain actions are taken, we will ideally see desired results.

Understanding our bodies puts us in control of our ability to grow, learn and become better functioning individuals. Based on this idea, we want to teach you a bit about how your brain works in order to help you manage your cognitive potential to focus better, absorb more information and essentially be an enhanced you. How awesome would it feel to be more in control of how you learn and see the world around you!?

Helps temporarily to:

-Support mental focus and mental stamina †

-Promote alertness and wakefulness †

-Relieve fatigue and symptoms of stress †

How the brain sends and receives messages

The first thing you need to know is how your brain sends and receives information. Essentially, your brain is made up of billions of little messengers called neurons. Whenever you want to perform an action, such as throwing a baseball or going for a run, those neurons talk to each other and sort out how to perform the action. This little messaging process is called neurotransmission, where the neurons are literally ‘transmitting’ information to other neurons, telling your body what to do and how to do it.

Neurotransmitters are incredibly important factors in helping the body feel healthy and operate at optimal levels. You see, all those messages being transmitted back and forth in your brain are not just telling your body to perform physical actions. Neurotransmitters are also sending messages in how to balance cognitive actions such as mood, energy levels and cravings. Essentially, without neurotransmitters, we might explode from eating because our bodies could never tell us that we’re full!

Why our brain can’t always work at its best

Now, the funny thing about neurotransmitters is their ability to function depends largely on how healthy we keep ourselves. If a person lives a healthy and energized lifestyle, engaging their brain to think and focus, his or her neurotransmitters will operate at balanced levels. On the other hand, if a person is unhealthy or lacks mental engagement, his or her neurotransmitters suffer, become less active and have trouble sending all those messages quickly and efficiently.

The biggest problem for us is that life happens. With work, family and other life responsibilities, having a consistent healthy and energized lifestyle can be difficult. As a result, we are more often tired, eat crummy foods and maybe are just lazing around instead of engaging our minds. These actions can hurt our neurotransmitters, not making them work at optimal levels. Have you ever felt sluggish, antsy or simply cannot concentrate at work? This is a direct result of your neurotransmitters not being able to do their job in making your body operate at its best.

All those billions of neurotransmitters are working as hard as they can to ensure your body is operating at its best. However, the brain is wired in a certain way to organize neurotransmitters based on what the body needs. Sound confusing? Hear me out. Let’s say you sustain a pretty painful injury. The brain will organize your neurotransmitters to deal with the pain. Perhaps you are studying for a test and are really focused. The brain will organize its neurotransmitters to retain as much information as possible. This process of the brain shifting around where all those little messages go is called neuroplasticity.

Giving the brain a little boost

So what does this all mean to improving brain function? Well, research has shown that the majority of Americans suffer from suboptimal neurotransmitter levels. Simply put, our busy lives are not allowing our brains to operate at their best. This is where Bluvos comes in.

Natural nootropic products such as Bluvos have been found to not only increase neurotransmission, but also allow for more efficient neuroplasticity. In our last article we discussed how nootropics help the brain act more efficiently.

What many natural nootropics like the ones found in Bluvos do is help boost the production of neurotransmitters in the brain. Even with our busy lives, Bluvos provides that added energy, focus and concentration required to allow neurotransmitters to operate efficiently. Like any multivitamin or supplement, Bluvos provides the lacking ingredients for your brain to function at its best. Think of Bluvos as food for your brain!

By providing the brain with an extra boost of focus, energy and nutrients, Bluvos naturally enables the brain to balance itself in areas that may be lacking by the daily grind. As a result, individuals can focus on their work, have more energy for hobbies and engage with people and activities in a more intelligent way. It is for this reason why nootropic supplements are aptly nicknamed “smart drugs”. Try out Bluvos today!

Helps temporarily to:

-Support mental focus and mental stamina †

-Promote alertness and wakefulness †

-Relieve fatigue and symptoms of stress †

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