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BrainKrave®’s Effective Use As A Pre-Workout

Saiyan_Pre-WorkoutYes not only does BrainKrave® function as a phenomenal brain supplement but can also be used as the “go-to” pre-workout to maximize your athletic abilities without the harmful effects and risks of other products in the market. We believe that the focus and energy are key components in achieving optimum results. BrainKrave®’s 19 active natural ingredients include vitamins, amino acids, nootropics, and stimulants that work synergistically to boost the focus/energy connection that drives first place results.

Unfortunately many companies use tons of caffeine, amphetamine derivatives, and artificial sweeteners that can be and in many cases have been shown to be extremely harmful (even fatal) to individuals that have used them. These supplements work by triggering receptors in the brain which causes the user to feel more energetic and to lift more or run longer. Not only can these supplements be addicting but can negatively affect other organs. The kidneys and livers get stressed from the toxic byproducts produced by the chemicals and their oxidative reactions. Too much caffeine can lead to heart issues, stroke, and sleep problems.

Let’s not forget about artificial sweeteners. Although they may be marketed to as a “better alternative” to sugar, that is where the sweet deception starts. Most of the artificial sweeteners (sucralose aka Splenda®, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, acesulfame potassium, etc.) have not had adequate testing on humans but on animals so the long-term use of them cannot really be counted on. In fact, many were discovered by researchers looking to product the next insecticide/pesticide such as sucralose! Anything chemically alternated in lab. There have been countless reports of people suffering bad side effects from their usage ranging from migraines, nausea, joint pain to memory loss, memory loss, and cancer. Check out Dr. Joe Mercola’s book Sweet Deception for an in depth, eye-opening look inside the dark world of the artificial sweetener industry. The best thing to do is to absolutely avoid any products that contain these destructive ingredients.

Experts weigh-in that with the right dosage and safe, beneficial ingredients, pre-workouts certainly do have their place in improving an athlete’s performance. That’s why BrainKrave really is a great supplement for athletes. We actually use the proper dosages rather than “fairy dusting” (a common practice among supplement companies whereby they only use a minute amount of the ingredient only so that they can put it on their label, but does not contain enough to actually produce any desired effect). BrainKrave® was formulated by a compounding pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and nutritional industry who’s spent countless hours researching and testing the perfect dosage of ingredients for maximum effect. A complete list of our natural ingredients can be found in our Ingredients at the top of the page. You can safely consume our product with peace of mind that we don’t contain any harmful, toxic artificial ingredients and chemicals. Your safety and health is our number one priority.

For your next work-out or sports event, be sure to pop a serving or two of BrainKrave® and experience laser-focus, natural energy, mental clarity and feeling of sumpreme confidence that you truly are limitless. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

This entry was posted in Blog, Brainkrave on October 16, 2014.

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

An agile memory relies on the health and strength of your brain. If you’re a student studying for exams, a professional focused on being mentally acute on the job, or a senior interested in caring for and improving your brain health as you age, there are many things you can do to build up your memory and cerebral performance.

1. Exercise Your Body and Mindbrain_exerciseing

When you exercise your body, you exercise your brain (think yin & yang). Physical exercise not only increases oxygen supply to your brain but helps lower the risk for disorders that affect memory loss like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity may also boost the effects of beneficial brain chemicals and defend brain cells.

As long as the exercise activity you choose is new, challenging and fun, you can effectively strengthen your mental muscles. It can range from learning a new language, playing a musical instrument, playing online brain games, doing a Sudoku puzzle, enjoying a game of chess or reading a book.

2. Catch Up On Your Zzzz’s

When you’re sleep deprived, your brain can’t perform at optimum levels. Your creativity, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking abilities are negatively impacted. Whether you’re studying, on the job, or trying to kill two birds with one stone, sleep deprivation is a recipe for destruction. Research shows that sleep is critical for learning and memory unification, the important part of this process occurs during sleep. Strive to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.

3. Eat A Nutrient-Packed Diethealthy_food

Your brain requires the right fuel just like your body. A diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and “healthy” fats will give you numerous health benefits for a strong memory. It isn’t only what you eat but what you don’t eat that’s crucial. To enhance brainpower and help reduce memory loss disorder, check out the following list of tips:

• Include more fruits and vegetables to get your antioxidants that protect the brain from harmful damage. Bananas, blueberries, watermelon, tomatoes, apricots, and green, leafy vegetables like broccoli, arugula, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and romaine lettuce are all great options.
• Limit alcohol consumption to a minimum since it kills brain cells. Red wine in moderation is okay because it contains resveratrol that’s helpful in delivering blood flow to the brain and   fighting against Alzheimer’s.
• Include your omega-3’s – Strong evidence points to omega-3 fatty acids as boosting and protecting your brainpower, cardiovascular health and fighting the prevention Alzheimer’s. Quality sources are tuna, sardines, salmon, trout, and halibut. For you non-seafood eaters, try spinach, squash, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and its oil, walnuts, broccoli, kidney, pinto and soybeans.
• Restrict calories and saturated fat which can weaken concentration and memory as well as increase the likelihood of  dementia.

4. Hang Out with Friends and Have Fun

There’s a time for work and then there’s a time for play! If you feel stressed out or you hit a roadblock in your work, that’s the time to break away and go out and have fun with your friends, family, or coworkers. Social interaction is not only a phenomenal brain exercise but is important to our emotional and brain health. The Harvard School of Public Health revealed a study showing people that had very vibrant social lives had the least degree of memory decline. If you like to keep more to yourself, then get a pet to enjoy spending your time with.

Laughter is another great way to not only stimulate specific areas of the brain that can lead to learning and creativity but also help deal with daily stresses. You probably heard it said that “laughter is the best medicine.” Researchers found that the less stress you have, the better your memory is. Humor lowers stress hormones which decreases your blood pressure and boosts your mood by increasing endorphins. Want to improve the quality of your life through laughter? Go out to a comedy show or watch a funny movie.

This entry was posted in Blog, Memory and tagged on October 16, 2014.

WARNING! What You NEED to Know About Adderall & Its Hidden Dangers

John: “Bro you got an Addy? Finals this week and I gotta pull all-nighters!”adderall
Mark: “Ya man. I got 5 in my dorm I bought from Sarah’s last script.”
John: “I’ll take em’ all bro. Med school’s coming up. Good lookin’ out.”
Mark: “You got it. Toss me the $25 back at the dorm.”

On a college campus, conversations like this are about as common as coffee in the morning. If you’re in college, you may be chuckling to yourself as déjà vu enters into the mind. The common practice of students using Adderall or even more so abusing illegally and those with a prescription selling the drug to their friends is rampant among college campuses around the country. In the quest to improve test scores and battle competition for graduate school, this little “study pill” is being passed around like candy on campuses. Is your best friend “Addy” really safe for you or does it come with dangerous hidden consequences?

What is Adderall?

Adderall is the brand name for a combination of mixed amphetamine salts that is commonly used to treat ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), among other medical conditions like narcolepsy.

The drug works to improve attention and reduce restlessness in overactive individuals who have trouble concentrating, are easily distracted, or have rocky emotions. “Because of the powerful effects of this drug, there has been a tremendous increase in demand for prescriptions as well as illegal use over the last several years notes,” Dr. Carver Nebbe M.D. in family medicine and psychology at Thielen Student Health Center.

Why Are College Students Using Adderall & Selling Adderall?

The simple answer is perfectionism. The reasons amount to scoring the perfect grades, competing to be the top student, getting into the graduate school of their choice, and fear of failure. Added with the constant stress of coursework and pressure from family, friends, and professors, you have all the ingredients to create the perfect formula for why students are turning to this tiny, orange academic “miracle.”

A great article published by the New York Times in June 2012 titled “In Their Own Words: Study Drugs” contains story after story of high school and college students who abused this prescription drug for an academic edge. In reading their stories, it becomes apparent that Adderall is to students what steroids are to athletes. A female student in Minneapolis said “Something inside of me that ignited the drive to be independently successful died, and I swallowed the pills.” Many other stories tell similar tales of students staying up late at night studying for exams and working to complete semester projects that weight heavily on their grades and future careers.

selliing_adderallIn regards to making money, one student remarked, “I feel like at least half the people I know have a prescription, so even if they don’t need it, they sell it.” If you can a make little money by selling to your friends, then why not? Sure beats working at Subway making peanuts. For the students that have prescriptions, it typically costs them or more likely their parents around $30 a month. These students can turn around and sell the drugs anywhere from $3-5 a pop or more. Especially around exam times is when students are willing to pay top dollar.

What Are the Possible Dangers of Using This Deceptive Drug?

The not so shocking answer is A LOT!

But what’s common sense isn’t always common. I mean eating sugary sweets every day because they taste good and make us feel happy and doing cocaine because you can get an intense high and incredible rush of energy works too. But just because they deliver the effects we want, doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

First and foremost, Adderall is a stimulant (amphetamine) that jacks up the individual’s heart rate. Sometimes it can spike to dangerously high levels. Because it’s the prescription dosage is specific to the patient, someone buying it off their friend is taking a chance of not getting the serious side effects because of the wrong dosage. It could land them in the hospital. The many side effects include both serious and less serious.

Serious Side Effects Include:

Fast, rapid or uneven heart beats, increased blood pressure, chest pain, numbness, blurred vision, seizure, restlessness, muscle twitches, hallucinations, and tremors overdose

Less Serious Side Effects Include:

Headache, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, weight loss, sexual performance problems, insomnia, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, depression, and more.

Addiction is another problem that can happen as users can build a tolerance to the drug which fuels addiction. Especially psychologically because the users like the results that they get from the drug so they feel like they need it daily as a “multivitamin.”

Not to mention the legal ramifications of being caught using without a prescription or even selling it are worth it alone to stay away from this sophisticated form of speed. Adderall is classified as a Class 2 controlled substance, the same class as cocaine. Penalties can be steep such as possible jail time, heavy fines, being put on your record (how’s that for your career) or getting kicked out of the college.

If Not Adderall Isn’t the Answer, Then What?

The answer is right in front of your screen – BrainKrave®! Instead of feeling like you’ve lost your Superman/Superwoman Powers in order to boost your academic and physical performance, BrainKrave® has your back. All the dangers and trouble that come with Adderall and similar prescription drugs can be avoided by using the world’s best all-natural, powerful formula specifically formulated to fuel your brain for optimum performance. This isn’t an amphetamine that gives you a quick fix and then you need another hit again. BrainKrave® supplies blood flow, oxygen and delivers vital nutrients to your brain, strengthens cell walls, and improves communication between neurons. All the things necessary for you to achieve FOCUS…MEMORY…RESULTS

This entry was posted in Blog, Brainkrave on October 16, 2014.

Eat These 15 Foods to Boost Brain Power and Smarts

They say “you are what you eat.” There couldn’t be a more truthful statement when talking about your brain. Our brains are powerful engines that run day in and day out never shutting off, even while we sleep. Everything from controlling and regulating our body’s functions and processes to thinking, calculating, reasoning, and storing vast amounts of information in the form of text, images, and ideas and emotions. All this work requires the right the kind of fuel to keep our vital engine going. Our brain’s fuel requires glucose (sugar), fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in a constant stream to that our body, its functions, and ultimately us alive. The foods below are some of the best sources of brain fuel. The next time you munch on one of these super foods, think of your brain jump a few IQ points!

1. Avocado

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  • Excellent sources of monounsaturated fats and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which help deliver blood flow to the brain, decrease cholesterol, and help absorb antioxidants.
  • Rich sources of antioxidants like Vitamin E (protects the body and brain from damage cause by free radicals)
  • High in vitamin K and potassium which help defend the brain from possible stroke.

2. Coconut Oil

• Consists of medium chain triglycerides that are utilized by the body for energy for glucose to exit the brain
• May have a positive effect on maintaining healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels – healthy heart mirrors to a healthy brain
• A natural anti-inflammatory
• Used to help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia

3. Bean and Legumes

• Rich sources of complex carbohydrates that contain fiber to delay absorption, causing a constant supply of glucose to our brain without possibility of sugar spikes common among other sources of sugar
• Excellent sources of the important B vitamin folate which is crucial to brain function as well as provides essential omega fatty acids.

4. Blueberries        

Blueberries• Blueberries are antioxidant juggernauts which protect the brain from oxidative damage and stress caused by free radicals that can lead to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and premature aging
• Blueberries contain flavonoids which help enhance the communication between neurons to boost memory, learning, and other cognitive abilities such as reasoning, numerical skills, decision making, and verbal comprehension

5. Broccoli

• A true superfood for your body
• Abundant in calcium, iron, vitamin C, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin K, and beta-carotene
• Counteracts free radicals, promotes healthy blood flow, and eliminates heavy metals that can destroy the brain.

6. Chia Seeds

• High in omega 3 fatty acids and provide a rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber, and contain many antioxidants
• Help manage blood glucose levels, assist in hydration, and are anti-inflammatory

7. Dark Chocolate

darkchocolate• Contain powerful and tasty flavonols that improve blood vessel function leading to enhanced cognitive function and memory
• Can also improve mood and alleviate pain as well provide a rich source of antioxidants

8. Whole Grains

• Filled with complex carbohydrates, fiber, a bit of omega 3 fatty acids that protect the heart and brain from harmful sugar spikes, blood  clots, cholesterol, and other hazards

• Grains contain B vitamins that have a response on mood and blood flow to the brain

9. Quinoa

• Exceptional sources of complex carbohydrates and fiber that regulate blood sugar and deliver the vital glucose the brain requires
• Not only is it a complete protein but is also packed with iron to oxygenate the blood and B vitamins to regulate mood and care for blood vessels
• Is gluten free for an added plus, just be sure to soak or rinse before cooking to get rid of saponins

10. Red Cabbage

• Loaded with polyphenols – a dynamic antioxidant that is valuable to the brain and heart
• Contains glucosinolates – compounds that combat cancer

11. Rosemary

• Increases blow flow to the brain, elevates mood, and serves as an antioxidant
• Its scent has been demonstrated to enhance memory and cognitive power
• As an antioxidant it helps battle cancer, improve energy and fight the effects of aging of the skin

12. Spinach

spinach• This potent leaf helps inhibit damage to DNA, cancer cell growth and tumor growth and can also delay the development of aging on the brain
• May help prevent or slow down dementia
• Loaded with folate and vitamin E

13. Sunflower Seeds

• These sees and others like pumpkin provide an abundant sources of protein, B vitamins, and omega fatty acids
• Consists of tryptophan which the brain changes to serotonin to elevate mood and fight depression

14. Tomatoes

• Contain the extremely powerful antioxidant lycopene that fights dementia and possibly uplifts mood as well

 

15. Nuts

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  • Extraordinarily great for the brain and nervous system – particularly almonds and walnuts
  • Strong sources of vitamin B6, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and vitamin E (documented to shield the brain by helping inhibit several forms of dementia by counteracting free radicals to enhance brain power

This entry was posted in Blog, Brain and tagged on October 16, 2014.

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