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THE SCIENCE

All you want to know about our products and ingredients.
 
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Molecular enhancement influenced by natural nootropics.

All of our products are designed to help the body more effectively regulate its own biochemistry, optimise brain function and restore homeostatic balance. Our goal is to support the bodies self-regulating and healing processes as much as possible while producing lasting benefit even after discontinued use.


We have combined complex neuroscience with new insights in herbal and plant medicine to create the most potent supplements on the market.

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In these modern times, many people's body systems are not functioning optimally. They often feel tired, stressed and do not have enough energy and mental clarity to participate in everyday life. In many cases, the main cause for this poor health condition is an inadequate diet. 

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WHY SUPPLEMENTING?

All molecules used by the body must be obtained from the diet.


Research has shown that many nutrients are insufficiently present in our daily diet. This is on the one hand a result of modern agricultural and industrial production methods, and on the other hand of the greater need for diverse nutrients.
This increased need is caused, among other things, by environmental pollution and by the excessive stress to which many people are exposed in their daily lives.

 

SCIENCE

Our ingredients are chosen based on the empirical basis for their role in the formulation and their known safety. We take into account several kinds of research to ensure we’re using the best information available.

POTENCY

Our ingredients are in the most biologically active form for the purpose that we intend them to achieve the highest possible potency and bioavailability. Herbal extracts are standardized for the purity of active ingredients.

SOURCING

We carefully source our ingredients to assure purity and authenticity. Where feasible, we use patented ingredients that are considered best in class and for which benefits have been demonstrated.

PRIMARY TESTING

All ingredients are tested to rigorous internal specifications to ensure they are all the proper form and potency. Ingredients and finished products are analyzed by chemical and analytical techniques to confirm identity, purity, and contaminants.

NOOTROPICS

Nootropics or smart drugs are well-known compounds or supplements that enhance the cognitive performance. They work by increasing the mental function such as memory, creativity, motivation, and attention. Recent researches were focused on establishing a new potential nootropic derived from synthetic and natural products. The influence of nootropic in the brain has been studied widely. The nootropic affects the brain performances through number of mechanisms or pathways, for example, dopaminergic pathway. Natural nootropics such as Ginkgo biloba have been widely studied to support the beneficial effects of the compounds.
 

By definition, nootropic is a compound that increases mental functions including memory, motivation, concentration, and attention [1]. There are two different nootropics: synthetic, a lab created compound such as Piracetam, and natural and herbal nootropics, such as Ginkgo biloba and Panax Ginseng. Both these nootropics are present in our Boost formula.

Natural nootropics are proven in boosting the brain function while at the same time making the brain healthier. Nootropics act as a vasodilator against the small arteries and veins in the brain [2]. Introduction of natural nootropics in the system will increase the blood circulation to the brain and at the same time provide the important nutrient and increase energy and oxygen flow to the brain [3]. Despite the 3% weight of total body weight, the brain receives around 15% of the body's total blood supply and oxygen. In fact, the brain can only generate energy from burning glucose [4], proving that neuron depends on the continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients.

In contrast to most of other cells in the body, neurons cannot be reproduced and are irreplaceable. The neuron cells are persistently expending the converted energy to maintain the repair of the cells. The energy generated from glucose is crucial for maintenance, electrical, and neurotransmitter purposes [5]. The effect of natural nootropics is also shown to reduce inflammation in the brain [6]. The usage of nootropics will protect the brain from toxins and minimise the effects of brain aging. Effects of natural nootropics in improving the brain function are also contributed through the stimulation of the new neuron cell. As a result the activity of the brain is increased, enhancing the thinking and memory abilities, and increasing neuroplasticity [7].

 
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Ginkgo biloba is derived from one of the oldest species of trees on earth — the Ginkgo biloba tree. It is a well-known nootropic for improving energy levels and focus and is one of the main ingredients of our Boost formula. 
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ADAPTOGENS

We all deal with stress every day, and our bodies strive to adapt and keep balanced and healthy. There is a category of herbs called adaptogens that help the human body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic processes, and restore balance. They increase the body's resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiologic function.

In the past some of these herbs have been called rejuvenating herbs, qi tonics, rasayanas, or restorative tonics. Modern research has proven that many of these herbs are important medicines that can be used for the prevention and treatment of a variety of common ailments.

Read more about adaptogens in our Adaptogens Guide.

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THE STUDIES

The following study was conducted using the Cambridge Brain Sciences cognitive test.
The Cambridge Brain Sciences cognitive tasks are based on classical paradigms from cognitive psychology literature. Cambridge Brain Sciences is a leading online brain health assessment platform. Their assessments of brain function and brain health have been taken millions of times and used in over 300 studies published in leading academic journals over the last 25 years. Cambridge Brain Sciences is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has helped hundreds of thousands of people from 75+ countries gain greater insight into their brain health every day. Visit http://www.cambridgebrainsciences.com to learn more.

In the initial studies, customers were self-selected and offered free cognitive testing with the purchase of Superhuman Formula's
The Performance package. Participants were asked to perform the testing three times: before starting with The Performance package, after 4 weeks of use, and the final test after 16 weeks of using.

The results for the 96 eligible subjects revealed meaningful improvement in core cognitive areas such as:

  • reasoning and verbal ability*

  • concentration*

  • problem-solving skills*

  • memory recall and recall speed*

  • and acquisition and retention of new knowledge*

  • visual representation*

After only 4 weeks of taking The Performance package participants saw an average:

  • 38.2% increase in scores for planning skills,*

  • 16.3% increase in scores to measure the ability to concentrate/avoid distraction,*

  • 17.5% increase in scores for verbal reasoning,*

  • 33.6% increase in scores for visual representation,*

  • 9.9% increase in scores for episodic memory, and*

  • 12.6% increase in scores for verbal short-term memory.*

 

While these results are just preliminary findings on a small number of people, they are exciting initial results to see.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Cambridge Brain Sciences

THE EFFECTS

Controlled trials to investigate the effect of Superhuman Formula's Performance package 
on memory, focus, learning, and creativity. 96 participants.

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Participating in the Cambridge Brain Sciences test is free for Superhuman Formula customers. Normally $250 per test!

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Become The Best 
Version of You

NUTRITIONAL BASICS

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With nutritional supplements we are able to improve everyday life, but we can achieve even greater improvements when we upgrade our daily diet.
Orthomolecular nutrition consists of a healthy daily menu, plus responsible nutritional supplementation. Orthomolecular nutrition refers to the daily menu (consisting of meals, snacks and drinks) as basic nutrition. Especially with regard to the micronutrients, the basic nutrition of many people falls short. In order to get as many important micronutrients as possible from the basic food, it must mainly consist of many types of unprocessed, organic products, such as vegetables, sprouts, herbs and spices.

Three quarters of the food on our plate should consist of vegetables, combined with fruits such as avocado and tomatoes.

In addition, it is recommended to add protein sources such as legumes, fermented products, fish, meat, poultry, tofu or eggs. The use of healthy grains and semi-grains also provides many nutrients, such as oats, naked oats, spelt, buckwheat, quinoa and millet. You can complete a meal with nuts and seeds, but these are also tasty as a snack. The use of honest fats, such as butter and extra virgin olive oil is essential. A generous presence of raw vegetables, ie unprocessed food and especially raw vegetables and fruits, is essential, because only in unprocessed crops are all micronutrients still fully present.

Besides their richness in micronutrients, fruit and vegetables are also important as a supplier of dietary fiber. These are plant compounds, usually carbohydrates, that cannot be broken down by the body into useful nutrients. Dietary fiber, however, is very important for the proper functioning of the intestines. In addition to fruits and vegetables, legumes are good sources of dietary fiber. Fermented naked oats and psyllium fiber are also important for health, as they are a source of beta-glucan. Beta-glucan is involved in controlling blood sugar and lowering cholesterol in the blood.

 

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

What is health?

It is not ready meals marketed as healthy. You don't need to know the ins and outs of a gym to get healthy. You also don't need every new supplement that comes to market. 

Health is simple, but not easy.


Eat whole foods

Sleep well
Limit toxins in your environment

Regular sunlight exposure

Go out into nature
Exercise regularly
Have a positive attitude
Talk about your feelings

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FOODS TO AVOID

Limit coffee intake, especially if you suffer from anxiety or stress. It is better to drink green tea if you need the caffeine boost, because the substance theanine in tea cancels out the restless feeling that caffeine generates. Our Boost and Brain+ formulas contain caffeine, but also theanine so that you experience the stimulating effect of the caffeine, without the jitter.

The habit of regularly consuming sweet snacks and soft drinks is not part of a healthy lifestyle. Frequent consumption of sweets can cause the insulin-producing cells of our body to become overactive, which can lead to diabetes. We now know that all Western syndromes such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementia are caused by unstable blood sugar levels. Everyday symptoms of irregular sugar levels are fatigue, lack of focus, headaches, dizziness and blurred vision to name a few. 

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EXERCISE

Regular exercise is very important to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle can greatly increase the risk of various degenerative conditions. Especially if you suffer from anxiety or stress, exercise is a hugely important step to regain confidence in your body and improve your general condition. Working with a personal trainer that you trust can be really beneficial when you are experiencing anxiety and/or panic disorder. 

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MENTAL HEALTH

We recommend you seek help from a mental health professional if you experience anxiety, stress or panic for a longer period of time. Even talking about it with a friend or relative can be a huge relieve, and a mayor step towards recovery. 

THE SCIENCE

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Superhuman Formula products are based on numerous scientific papers. We only use ingredients with proven effect and in the right dosage.

The fundament of our research is based on the work of two-time Nobel Prize winner prof. Dr. Linus Pauling, the founding father of the orthomolecular science. 
Besides the groundbreaking work of prof. Dr. Linus Pauling (1901-1994), our products are based on numerous scientific papers and studies surrounding neuroscience, brain health and nootropic involved brain enhancement. Below is list of some of the many scientific studies we conducted while developing Superhuman Formula products. On every product page you will find more scientific papers. 

New Look to Phytomedicine - Srivastava, A.; Pant, A.B. 
Establishing Natural Nootropics: Recent Molecular Enhancement Influenced by Natural Nootropic - Suliman, N.A.; Norma Mat Taib, C.; Moklas, M.A.M.

Brain Ageing, Cognition and Diet: A Review of the Emerging Roles of Food-Based Nootropics in Mitigating Age-Related Memory Decline - Onaolapo, A.Y.
The Safety and Efficacy of Botanicals with Nootropic Effects - Roe, A.L.; Venkataraman, A.
Impact of a purported nootropic supplementation on measures of mood, stress, and marksmanship performance in U.S. active duty soldiers - Barringer, N.
Smart Drugs and Synthetic Androgens for Cognitive and Physical Enhancement: Revolving Doors of Cosmetic Neurology - Frati, P.; Kyariakou, C.; Del Rio, A.
Megavitamin and Orthomolecular Therapy in Psychiatry - Task Force Report 7 - American Psychiatric Association
Learning and Memory - xPharm: The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference - Morgan, D.
Mental Health: It's Not Just in Our Heads - Nutrition and Mental Health - Lesser, M.
Search For Cognitive Enhancement - Williams, D.C.;  Saunders, K.J.
Establishing Natural Nootropics: Recent Molecular Enhancement Influenced by Natural Nootropic - Suliman, N.A.; Taib, C.N.M.; Moklas, M.A.M.; Adenan, M.I.; Baharuldin, M.T.H.; Basir, R. 
Innovative Mechanisms of Action for Pharmaceutical Cognitive Enhancement: A systematic review - Elsevier Ireland
Pharmacological Human Enhancement: An Overview of the Looming Bioethical and Regulatory Challenges - Front. Psychiatry - Ricci, G.
Tijdschrift voor Orthomoleculaire Geneeskunde - Tweemaandelijks vaktijdschrift voor orthomoleculaire voedingsleer en geneeskunde
120 Years Young - Defares, J.G.
Studies in Metabolic Nutrition Employing Chemically Defined Diets. Extended Feeding of Normal Human Adult Males - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Winitz, M.; Seedman, D.A.; Graff, J.
Feeding Experiments Illustrating the Importance of Accessory Factors in Normal Dietaries - Journal of Physiology - Hopkins, F.G.
Predictive Medicine, A Study in Strategy - Cheraskin, E; Ringsdorf, W.M, JR.
Psychodietetics: Food as the Key to Emotional Health - Cheraskin, E; Ringsdorf, W.M, JR.
The Provider, the Government, and the Consumer, in Doing Better and Feeling Worse: Health in the United States - Du Val, M.K.

The Virtue of Theory - Nutrition Today - Enloe, C.F., JR.
On The Nature of Substances Extracted from Muscle: A Communication about Carnitine - Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie - Gulewitsch, V.S.; Krimberg, R.
The Relation of Physical Health Status and Health Practices - Preventice Medicine - Belloc, N.; Breslow, L. 

 

Collins, P., Roberts, A. C., Dias, R., Everitt, B. J., & Robbins, T. W. (1998). Perseveration and strategy in a novel spatial self-ordered sequencing task for nonhuman primates: effects of excitotoxic lesions and dopamine depletions of the prefrontal cortex. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 10(3), 332-354.

 

Corsi, P. (1972). Memory and the medial temporal region of the brain. Unpublished doctoral dissertation), McGill University, Montreal, QB

 

Folstein, M. F., Folstein, S. E., & McHugh, P. R. (1975). "Mini-mental state." A practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 12(3), 189–198.

 

Gould, R. L., Brown, R. G., Owen, A. M., Bullmore, E. T., & Howard, R. J. (2006). Task-induced deactivations during successful paired associates learning: an effect of age but not Alzheimer's disease. Neuroimage, 31(2), 818–831.

 

Inoue, S., & Matsuzawa, T. (2007). Working memory of numerals in chimpanzees. Current Biology, 17(23), R1004-R1005.

 

Shallice, T. (1982). Specific Impairments of Planning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 298(1089), 199–209.

 

Silverman, I., Choi, J., Mackewn, A., Fisher, M., Moro, J., & Olshansky, E. (2000). Evolved mechanisms underlying wayfinding: Further studies on the hunter-gatherer theory of spatial sex differences. Evolution and Human Behavior, 21(3), 201-213.

 

Stroop, J. R. (1992). Studies of interference in serial verbal reactions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 121(1), 15.

 

Treisman, Anne M., and Garry Gelade. "A feature-integration theory of attention." Cognitive psychology 12, no. 1 (1980): 97-136.

 

Wechsler, D. (1981). The psychometric tradition: developing the Wechsler adult intelligence scale. Contemporary Educational Psychology.


Literature:
Orthomolecular Nutrition: New Lifestyle for Super Good Health - Hoffer, A.; Walker, M. 
Handbook of Vitamins and Hormones - Kutsky, R.J.
100 Million Years of Food - Stephen Le
Nutritional Medicine vs. Toxic Medicine - Let's Live - Rimland, B.

Supernutrition - Passwater, R.A.
A Diet For Living - Mayer, J.
You Are Extraordinary - Random House - Williams, J.R.
Deep Nutrition - Catherine Shanahan, M.D.

Super Immunity - Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Brain Maker - Dr. David Perlmutter; Kristin Loberg
The Vitamin Solution - Dr. Romy Block; Dr. Arielle Levitan
How Not To Die - Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.; Gene Stone.
Livewired - David Eagleman

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - Rahul Jandial

Super Immunity - Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Brain Maker - Dr. David Perlmutter; Kristin Loberg

 
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