What is Cerebrum? Is it some magical powder that helps transform you into a highly evolved version of yourself? You’re damn right it is. That’s why we named it after the Cerebrum - that special part of your brain that regulates conscious activity, processes information, and generates thought. This stuff will make you feel like a dialed in, laser focused, super computing badass with the intellect of Einstein and the reaction speed of a freaking Cheetah. Alright, maybe not that extreme… but you get the point. Whether you just need a boost in your everyday life or a competitive edge, Cerebrum has got you covered. Improve yourself. Enhance your life. Become one of the Evolved.
What are "Nootropics"?
Nootropics are a collection of supplements and medications that people use that may improve cognitive function in your brain. These supplements may help with memory, creativity, motivation, mood, attentivenes, and energy. Typically people supplement with nootropics when they are experiencing "brain fog" or general fatigue. Brain fog is a term used to describe a combination of and/or confusion, forgetfulness, lack of mental clarity, and focus. Brain fog can be caused by stress, depression, overworking, or lack of sleep. When taking a nootropic you wont feel "stimulated" per say (like when you ingest a lot of caffeine), but you will start feeling more aware, focused, improved memory, increased reaction time, and have a euphoric mood.
- General Fatigue
- Brain Fog
How To Use
Take one serving (approximately 1 scoop) of Live Evolved Cerebrum with 10-16 fl. oz of water before work, school or gaming. Drink at your own pace. Shake frequently as product will settle.
Total caffeine from all sources per serving = 250MG
The Science Behind Cerebrum
CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS – 100MG
Caffeine anhydrous is dehydrated variant of regular caffeine. Due to the dehydration process, this form of caffeine is more concentrated and therefore more potent than regular caffeine. Caffeine anhydrous is 99% absorbed within 45 minutes after consumption. A study done in 2014 showed that after subjects ingested caffeine they completed significantly more exercise repetitions to failure and lifted heavier weight than those without caffeine supplementation. The same study also observed a greater mood state while decreasing perceived fatigue compared with the placebo group.
DICAFFEINE MALATE - 200MG (150MG OF ACTIVE CAFFEINE)
Dicaffeine malate is a bonded combination of approximately 75% caffeine and 25% malic acid. Believe it or not, after cocaine was banned from consumer products, Coca-Cola used Dicaffeine malate as a stimulant replacement. The main difference in this form of caffeine is the malic acid, which may combat the digestive problems caused by caffeine anhydrous and natural caffeine. Some findings suggest that it lessens the post caffeine crash and helps replenish the energy produced by caffeine. There are no clinical studies to back this claim, so we must rely on manufacturer claims and consumer reports and reviews. From our customer feedback we have been told there is no crash and a smooth stable level of energy for 3-6 hours.
L-THEANINE - 200MG
L-theanine is a non-essential amino acid that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea. This ingredient has been found to aid in sleep quality and improve mental focus. found that participants that took 100mg of L-theanine made fewer mistakes in an attention-oriented tasks. When combined with caffeine, the error rates during testing were significantly reduced. The conclusion from these findings is that L-theanine supplementation paired with caffeine may improve cognitive function. Another study in 2016 showed that 200mg of L-theanine provided a significant reduction in anxiety.
ALPHA-GPC - 600MG
Alpha GPC is naturally occurring compound found in the human body in small amounts. This ingredient is an up-and-coming and popular ergogenic supplement that is still undergoing studies. Studies have show that it may improve memory and enhance cognition, increase strength and post-workout recovery, and may act as a neuroprotectant. A study done in 2017 found that participants that took 250mg and 500mg of Alpha-GPC showed elevated serum free choline levels as opposed to placebo. Choline is an essential nutrient that you must get the majority of through diet. Alpha-GPC metabolizes into choline within the GI tract and the brain. Choline is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine has been shown to help cognitive functions including concentration, focus, memory, and learning ability.
ACETYL-L-CARNITINE HCI - 1g
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is created in the liver and kidneys. Its main role is to help supplement energy and removing toxic compounds. As you age your body starts producing less and less of ALCAR which attributes to neurological issues increasing the need for supplementation. Most animal-based foods are rich in ALCAR such as red meat, fish, and chicken. Small amounts can be found in non-animal-based foods such as whole wheat bread. The following is a list of foods with ALCAR and typical dosages.
- Beef, 4 oz cooked - 56-162 mg
- Chicken, 4 oz cooked - 3-5 mg
- Milk, 1 cup whole - 8 mg
- Cheese, 2 oz cheddar - 2 mg
According to Stanford School of Medicine depression is linked to low blood levels of Acetyl-L-Carnitine. The animal study, published on July 30th 2018 found that animals had a typical reaction to ALCAR within a few days whereas antidepressants took two to four weeks to kick in. Oral or intravenous administration of ALCAR reversed the animal’s symptoms and restored their normal behavior. The study also took 20- to 70-year-old men and women who were diagnosed with depression and had been admitted to Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine for treatment. The participants were accessed clinically and determined that 28 of them had moderate depression and 43 had severe depression. They then took the blood samples of 45 matched heathy people and matched their ALCAR blood levels with that of the participants with depression and found substantially lower levels in the grouped diagnosed with depression, regardless of age or gender. This goes to suggest a correlation between low levels of ALCAR and depression.
NooLVL® - 1.6G
nooLVL is a compound created by Nutrition 21 which is a Bonded Arginine Silicate complex with inositol. This non-stimulant ingredient increases energy, focus, cognitive function, and reaction time. The Bonded Arginine Silicate allows for a significant energy increase without negatively affecting heart rate or blood pressure. All of this is accomplished within 15 minutes after a single dose. A 2016 study examined the effects of inositol-enhanced arginine silicate for enhancing mental focus and clarity. The treated group showed a 35% improvement over baseline in the ability to perform complex cognitive tests requiring mental flexibility, processing speed and executive functioning. Read more about nooLVL here.
NeuroFactor - 100MG
NeuroFactor is made by FutureCeuticals and is derived from whole coffee fruit. This ingredient has been shown to increase memory and learning. NeuroFactor® contains a unique profile of polyphenols that have been shown in clinical study to stimulate the production of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a key neuroprotein involved in overall brain health. BDNF has been widely reported to play a critical role in neuronal development, maintenance, repair, and protection against neurodegeneration. Research shown from Boston University demonstrated that BDNF has a protective effect on the brain. The study evaluated 140 people over a 10-year period. 117 of these participants developed Alzheimer’s disease. When they compared those people with the lowest versus the highest levels of BDNF, they found those with the highest BDNF levels had a 50% reduction in Alzheimer’s disease risk. Another study done in 2013 showed that whole coffee fruit extract nearly doubled BDNF levels after 60 minutes, with sustained effects for at least two hours after ingested as opposed to regular coffee.
Lion’s Mane - 1G
Lion’s Mane (Hericium ericaceus) is a naturally occurring mushroom that has been shown to possess copious health and cognitive benefits. This mushroom may help with inflammation, immune function, anxiety, depression, and overall cognitive health. A 2009 Study examined the effect of Lion’s Mane on mild cognitive impairment. The subjects were given four, 250 mg Lion’s Mane dry powder tablets three times a day for 16 weeks. The group showed significantly increased scores on the cognitive function test at weeks 8, 12, and 16 compared to the placebo group. Upon termination of Lion’s Mane intake their scores decreased significantly. Lion’s Mane showed no adverse effects in laboratory testing.
AstraGin® - 50MG
AstraGin is a gut nutraceutical created by NuLiveScience through combining “purified and fractionated Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus.” This ingredient has been shown to increase the absorption of nutrients into the body along with their bioefficacy. It aids in the absorption of numerous amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and other compounds. AstraGin is also linked to appetite regulation, greater protein synthesis, and improving gut health. These findings are substantiated in 16 in-vitro and 8 in-vivo studies published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research and Scientific Reports. The overview of these studies and their findings can be found here.
Huperzine A 1% -10MG
Huperzine A is chemical derived from the Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata. This ingredient has been shown to possibly increase mental function and boost memory. Huperzine A enhances your brains neurotransmitters by acting as a acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. A research article citing numerous studies concluded that Huperzine A is “a highly effective drug and potentially it could serve as a disease-modifying drug for AD. It may also be used for the treatment of other neurodegenerative disorders although further studies are needed.”
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