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  • Top Five Healthiest Lebanese Dishes

    Written by guest author Talar Demirdjian  We all know that as Lebanese we’re blessed with a great variety of colorful and delicious food. In Lebanon, we have the best of what the Mediterranean can offer, and we take advantage of it at any chance we ...
  • Best Vitamins and Supplements to Take For Mental Focus

    Written by guest author Brenan Quirante Peak nootropics Noopept Nootropic Supplements Some people search for supplements and vitamins to help them improve their memory, cognitive ability and focus. It's not easy focusing on tasks that don't seem i...
  • Does eating late at night cause weight gain?

    Many people have emailed me with the belief that eating late at night is causing them to gain weight. However, this is nothing more than a myth. This old wives' tale propagates that our metabolism slows down at night because we are inactive and there...
  • The Difference Between Water and Sports Beverages

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Working up a sweat can feel great, especially if you have trained really hard. However, it is also very important to keep hydrated before, during and after your workout. Dehydration during your workout can easi...
  • Ten Reasons to Eat More Avocado

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Smoothies, salads and dips… you can have it all with avocados. This green fruit's name is derived from the Nahuatl Indian language which ironically means "testicle". Avocado is considered a healthy fat which no...
  • Health Benefits of Salmon

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Delicious and nutritious Along with being incredibly tasty, salmon offers many health benefits you might not be aware of. Though salmon contains quite a lot of fat, you can indulge without feeling guilty as t...
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Some readers have emailed the website saying that eating healthy is expensive and this makes it difficult for them to keep up a healthy lifestyle. Even though nutritious food can be very expensive, it is defini...
  • Leptin and How it Facilitates Fat Loss

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff There are countless diets available on the market. A current popular diet is the so called "leptin diet." In this article, I'll explain what leptin is and how you can make leptin work to your advantage. What i...
  • How Healthy is Sushi?

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Sushi is known to be one of the healthiest meals. Sushi contains some great nutrients like omega 3 from the fatty fish, vitamins from vegetables and minerals from seaweed. Does this mean you can binge on sushi ...
  • 10 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

    Written by guest author Nynke Burggraaff 1. Olive oil/healthy oils Olive oil is a healthy fat and fits perfectly into a healthy diet. However, although it is a healthy fat, it is also high in calories and can slow down your weight loss if you consu...
  • The Truth About Diet Soda

    Written by guest author Nynke Burggraaff Regular sodas are loaded with sugar Regular sodas are known to contain a LOT of sugar. How much you may ask? Did you know that a can of regular Coke contains 39 grams of sugar? This is equivalent to 3 tables...
  • Glycemic Index Explained

    Written by guest author Nynke Burggraaff I'm sure you've heard a buzz going around about the glycemic index. A lot of people are adjusting their food intake according to low Glycemic Index (GI) values. But what exactly is the glycemic index? Defin...
  • Natural Sugar Alternatives

    Written by guest author Nynke Burggraaff Luckily I am not a sweet tooth, but I know many of you are! The main ingredient to provide sweetness in foods and drinks is of course sugar. There are countless reasons why it would be better to cut out, or a...
  • Is Coconut Oil The New and Improved Olive Oil?

    Written by guest author Nynke Burggraaff For years and years, the media and health gurus have educated us about the countless benefits of olive oil. Olive oil has become a staple in many households and for good reason; it is both healthy and tasty. ...
  • Guilt-free Healthy Snacks

    Snacks help to control our cravings, maintain our blood sugar levels and keep us energized throughout the day. It is recommended that people do not go more than four hours without eating and should always have snacks in-between meals. Many people go...
  • Habits of Successful Dieters

    When it comes to successful fat loss, your hard work will not end once you reach your goal. The next step is to successfully maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you maintain your weight and avoid relapsing. Lo...
  • How to Read Nutrition Labels

    Deciphering the information found on nutrition labels can be extremely confusing. Here is your quick and easy guide to understanding the basics Serving sizes The serving size always appears at the top of nutrition labels. Serving sizes can be misle...
  • How to suppress your appetite

    One of the hardest things about sticking to a diet is keeping a raging appetite under control. There is nothing more frustrating than being hungry and not being able to eat as much as you’d like. Here are some natural techniques to suppress your appe...
  • Top foods to eat daily

    Many people starting out with a body transformation program might not know the difference between clean food and the junk you should avoid, which means they risk eating food they believe to be healthy when in reality it is causing more harm. Familiar...
  • Low Calorie Diets

    One of the most frustrating aspects of starting a weight loss program is how long it takes to see actual results. Many infomercials try to sell you products and supplements promising fast results, but these are nothing but weight loss scams, or are b...
  • Healthy Fats Explained

    Many people view “fats” as unhealthy and best avoided. They link them to high levels of cholesterol, clogged arteries and major health problems. However, in reality healthy fats are essential for overall health and nutrition, provided you eat the rig...
  • Alcohol & Fat Loss

    One of the hardest things for people to give up during a fat loss program is alcohol. Some people find it impossible to go out and not enjoy a few drinks. The good news is drinking occasionally and in moderation will not likely affect your results; h...
  • How to dine out

    A healthy lifestyle means being healthy no matter where you go. Many people overeat, cheat on their diets or are not aware that they are making poor food choices in restaurants. Many people dine out regularly or eat out often for business meetings an...
  • Eat smarter

    Fat loss expert Tom Venuto proposed a fun and easy method for others to improve their food choices in a free special report he wrote. He suggested categorizing your food choices into grades. If you want to be healthier and leaner, you need to work on...
  • Calculate Calories

    What is a calorie? Calories can be defined as measures of heat energy stored in food. The higher the number of calories in a specific type of food, the more energy will be released to perform biological functions or sustain physical activity. When w...
  • The essentials about protein

    Protein is your body's preferred muscle building fuel and can help you reach super-human levels of leanness.  What is protein and what role does it play in your body? Protein is a combination of essential and nonessential amino acids in the body.  ...
  • Water & Liquid Calories

    Water in our bodies One of most important compounds in our body is water, which constitutes around 60 – 70% of our total bodyweight. Water excretes waste from our cells, aids in digestion and brain functions, transports nutrients around the body and...
  • Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates are our preferred source of energy and are used most efficiently by the human body. The brain utilizes carbohydrates to perform normal bodily functions, requiring a minimum of 100 grams of carbohydrate per day. Following a severely low ...
  • Repair a Damaged Metabolism

    If you’re someone who has a history of unsuccessful dieting, you may fear that you’ve damaged your metabolism permanently. One example of something that could cause this kind of damage is going on a low-calorie diet for a prolonged period of time, ex...
  • Your basic guide to supplements

    Nowadays we are constantly bombarded by supplements and products purporting to be from the fitness industry and promising quick fat loss and muscle building results. Although many of these products do have some nutritional value it can be hard to tel...
  • Create Your Own Meal Plan

    There’s nothing better than being in control of your diet, customizing it with the foods you like and tailoring it to fit your goals. It only takes one afternoon It might all seem exhausting and confusing at first, but all it really takes is one a...

Best vitamins supplements to take for mental focus

Written by guest author Brenan Quirante

Peak nootropics Noopept

Nootropic Supplements

Some people search for supplements and vitamins to help them improve their memory, cognitive ability and focus. It's not easy focusing on tasks that don't seem interesting to you, especially when it comes to studying. This applies to people of all ages but can most notably be seen with students. When you have a lot of work and a lot to study, you get reluctant on doing what's supposed to be done. More often than not, this problem persists and people end up not doing their job. If you fit into this category and are looking to change that, look no further! We will mention some great supplements and vitamins that should help boost your mental focus, memory and interest.

Supplements and vitamins

- Alpha GPC – This chemical is a version of choline which is made synthetically. Alpha GPC supplements work differently from the usual and basic choline supplements. It rapidly moves the choline into the brain and brain cells where the brain uses it to create new, healthy brain cell membranes. It also helps with the growth of fresh brain cells and the levels of neurotransmitters which are responsible for relaxation. Its main job is to improve memory in people - this applies to everyone, whether they are 18 or 66 or more! Another cool benefit is help with warding off illnesses that are associated with old age. There are special Alpha GPC Nootropic Supplements which you can use to help improve your memory.

- Curcumin – This ingredient can be found in the spice Turmeric which is native to India. Curcumin itself has many health benefits like being antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, etc. The ingredient also protects your brain in many ways. Curcumin is known to increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine – chemicals which cause what we call 'happiness'. It helps with memory loss as well as boosting one's memory that isn't bad. If you want to increase your ability to remember things, taking Curcumin supplements will give you an edge.

- Piracetam – This supplement boosts cognitive ability and is primarily used in Europe and Asia. The United States haven't recognized this as legal and it is therefore forbidden to use. It is a nootropic supplement and you can find them online. There is also evidence that it helps with dementia and slows the decay of brain cells. There have been a few studies that show this drug being very effective in older patients. The supplement is most popular with students who have a lot going on and cannot effectively study without something to boost their abilities.

- Noopept – This is probably one of the best supplements you could buy. Numerous users reported a staggering increase in cognitive ability, memory, learning ability and even verbal communication skills. It is a nootropic supplement that is one of the most popular ones on the market. It isn't very expensive either. If you are looking for something to take care of everything at once, then this is probably the right choice. A plethora of positive reviews and satisfied users of Noopept (powder) is a sign that it's the thing everyone is looking for!

- DHA – This is an acid that is very important to the brain and a lack of it can cause many issues. It's found in the part of the brain which is responsible for creativity, emotions, language, memory, and attention. Low levels of this acid have been linked with depression and anger, and even some more serious problems. This is why you should take supplements which are related to DHA – they not only help improve all mental abilities, they also keep the levels of DHA in check. You don't want to have a lack of this acid because problems that we mentioned are surely not needed.

-Citicoline – This is a natural compound that you can find in every cell of the human body. It isn't well known for some reason but it can be described as being the best supplement that you can get. On par with Noopept, Citicoline is a huge booster. It increases blood flow to the brain and causes cells to regenerate as well as create new ones. Another healthy benefit you get from using Citicoline is the reduction of free radical damage and inflammation. Supplements with Citicoline can help improve memory, focus, concentration and attention.

These are just a small number of supplements available for you to use to help yourself mentally. Some of these help with other things as well, whilst a deficit of others can potentially mean harm. You should also check which ones you are able to use because some people react badly to some additives and vitamins. Even though they are found in your body, taking them can cause issues. There are also a lot of others out there and you shouldn't shy away from researching themselves. We don't have a lot of space here to cover all of them, but trust us – it's worth exploring. You might find something better for yourself as only you can know exactly what you need. Taking these supplements isn't necessary but it is recommended if you are having issues with memory, focus, concentration, etc. There are ways that you can fix this problem without supplements but an easier and healthier way is to simply find the ones that are good for you and start taking them. Most supplements contain natural ingredients that can already be found in our body. Things like Turmeric have so many benefits regarding the whole body it's worth taking it each and every day. There are a few recipes for making things with Turmeric and we're sure they're tasty and healthy. Others are just necessities like DHA and you shouldn't let yourself have a deficit of that. All in all, supplements open many doors to people and they don't have almost any side-effects. You should still look into each one and consult with your nutritionist or doctor on which ones to take.

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