INGREDIENTS: (per 2 capsules)
- St. John’s Wort | 275 mg
- L-Glutamine HCL | 90 mg
- L-Tyrosine | 125 mg
- Bacopa Monnier | 90 mg
- Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL | 55 mg
- DMAE | 45 mg
- Ginkgo Biloba | 50 mg
- Vinpocetine | 3 mg
- Vitamin B6 | 50 mg
- Vitamin B12 | 25 mg
WHAT IS FOX THOUGHTS™?
Fox Thoughts is a perfectly formulated nootropic. Nootropics describe any substance used to improve memory and or other cognitive functions. While we are still far from the realm of capabilities found in NZT, the fictional cognitive enhancer, and premise behind the movie, ‘Limitless’ The nootropics of today promise no such magical abilities. However, if you are looking for a mental edge outside of the world of stimulants and intoxicants, Fox Thoughts is your answer. It uses a completely natural blend of herbs that have been scientifically proven to:
- INCREASE COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
- IMPROVE ALERTNESS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
- BOOST MENTAL ENERGY
- AID IN CONCENTRATION
HOW IT WORKS
Fox Thoughts goes about the business of improving cognitive functions using 10 high-quality ingredients. Vitamin B12 is vital to neurological functions, DNA synthesis and the development of red blood cells. Vitamin B6 is key to how your body converts food into energy. Carnitine does the same with fats. Herbs like Gingko Biloba, St. John’s wort, and Bacopa monnieri, often referred to as brain plants, have roots in the oldest cultures on the planet and have been in use for centuries for, amongst other things, their effects on memory, blood flow to the brain, and as mood stabilizers.Vinpocetine, the only synthetic ingredient, is a proven vasodilator with direct and specific effects on the brain.
As for those slightly less familiar names, Acetyl L-Carnitine facilitates the functions of mitochondria, the “energy factories” of human cells. L-Tyrosine studied extensively by militaries for its ability to combat stress and for potential use on the battlefield. Glutamine, the body’s protein building blocks, and most abundant amino acid, DMAE Bitartrate a naturally occurring compound in the brain and a precursor to choline, a neurotransmitter.
Not lost amongst the characteristics of all these ingredients are the positive accumulative effects they have on health as it pertains to the immune system.
According to research*, the natural ingredients found in Fox Thoughts measure most effectively when there is a known cognitive deficiency. In no way meant as a cure, extensive studies into the effects of herbs like Bacopa monnieri, Gingko Biloba, and St. John’s wort demonstrate immense potential in the amelioration of cognitive disorders.
Vitamin B6, chiefly responsible for glycogenesis and glycogenesis in the liver, along with coenzymes, perform a wide variety of functions and are involved in over 100 different enzyme reactions all of which go toward each cell having the energy needed to do its bidding. The means by which B6 aids cognitive development is through its role in the creation of ATP and biosynthesis of neurotransmitters. It promotes dendritic proliferation greatly enabling the immune system. Adequate B6 and B12 levels are critical to any reaction and distribution involving the ingredients in Fox Thoughts.
Vitamin B12 has subtle effects on energy levels without causing agitation. B12’s role in hemoglobin development and production of red blood cells means that optimal performance of the ingredients listed requires adequate levels of B12. It is often medically prescribed to treat nervous system disorders and nerve damage. Taken by mouth for memory loss, B12 is used to combat Alzheimer's disease, to slow aging, and to boost mood, energy, concentration, mental function, and the immune system. As vital to mind and body as B12 is without Vitamin B6 a body cannot absorb B12.
Vinpocetine has also shown to improve cerebral metabolism. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent effective on age-related neurodegenerative conditions. Vinpocetine is commonly used in memory disturbance management for its neuroprotective effects. Working in concert with vitamin B12, Vinpocetine effects oxygen biosynthesis and cerebral circulation without changing systemic circulation. The cognitive effect indicates an improved ability to retain and recall information.
Gingko Biloba improves blood circulation, impedes common aging symptoms, and has shown to improve memory not only in the elderly but in healthy young volunteers. As has Bacopa monnieri. Long-term administration of Ginkgo biloba extract can improve spatial memory and motivation with significant changes in the content and metabolism of neurotransmitters in several brain regions.
Bacopa in healthy people has been successful in beneficially affecting the retention of learned information. Within Bacopa, there are natural compounds called bacosides. These protect and stimulate levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. The chemicals are directly linked to mood, mental energy, and focus. Its role in the modulation of a family of proteins that induce the survival, development, and function of neurons enhances cognitive abilities even in healthy people.
Glutamine on the energy side is your body’s most useful and abundant amino acid. Often referred to as protein building blocks, glutamine is produced in the muscles and circulated through the blood often hitching a ride with other substrates on B6 compounds. Glutamine is known to help with the digestive system, the immune system. It converts food to fuel for the body and it helps a person ward off stress. Energy, cell performance, and cell integrity are dependent on adequate glutamine levels.
Acetyl L-Carnitine helps the body convert fat into energy and has the unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier to directly energize the brain.
L-Tyrosine has been the subject of major studies conducted by the military in an effort to understand its effect and potential in combating common battlefield stressors. The body uses L-tyrosine to produce catecholamines such as noradrenaline and dopamine. L-Tyrosine supplements anti-stress agents for acute stressors that deplete catecholamine’s and may preserve stress-induced memory deficits.
DMAE Bitartrate reduces buildup neuroprotective which impairs cognitive function and is implicated in the cognitive decline associated with age by increasing levels of a compound involved in memory, acetylcholine.
While catecholamines may also act as antioxidants in the brain, acetylcholine is a “neurotransmitter” that helps nerve cells communicate. DMAE then compliments the enhanced neural transmissions created by Bacopa and Gingko and St. John’s. Add in the energy converting traits of glutamine, L-tyrosine, and Acetyl L-carnitine, and you have a complete cognitive care that helps you comes to life!
Indications: Fox Thoughts is used to improve mental clarity, cognitive function, memory, and lessen the effects of adverse mental health conditions, such as moderate depression.
Directions: Take two capsules daily in the morning.
Active Ingredients: Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, St. John’s Wort, Glutamine, L-Tyrosine, Bacopa Monnier, Acetyl L-Carnitine, DMAE Bitartrate, Ginko Biloba, and Vinpocetine.
Safety Information: St. John’s Wort may have negative effects when combined with other medications. Consult your doctor before taking this or any dietary supplement. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
*Top research references. More references available upon request.
Borrelli F, I. A. (2009). Herb-drug interactions with St. John's wort: An update on clinical observations. The AAPS Journal, 11(4), 710-727.
Bowtell, J. G. (1999). Effect of oral glutamine on whole body carbohydrate storage during recovery from exhaustive exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 1770-1777.
Bradford, A. (2015, August 20). Live Science. 150-82. Retrieved from Live Science: https://www.nap.edu/read/6015/chapter/9