Vital Focus combines four effective, clinically-researched ingredients that sharpen the mind, support healthy mental function, focus and alertness: Bacopa monniera extract; American Ginseng root extract, Schisandra extract and Vinpocetine..*
Vital Focus - A Comprehensive Chris Kilham Formula for Focus and Working Memory
Designed by Chris Kilham†, the Medicine Hunter®, Vital Focus is a total formula for enhancing aspects of brain function such as logical memory, working memory, fact retention alertness and focus.* Vital Focus is a total formula for mind-sharpening power that supports cognitive function safely while promoting peace of mind and a happy mood.*
This unique brain support formula features four ingredients supported by studies in humans: Bacopa monniera extract/Bacopa55™, American Ginseng extract/CereBoost®, Schisandra extract and BioVinca™ Vinpocetine.
Bacopa55™/ Bacopa monniera leaf extract
Bacopa monniera has a storied history in the herbal tradition of India, where it has been valued as a botanical that aids memory and relaxation. "Bacosides", the active constituents present in the Bacopa leaf, have shown memory-enhancing effects in animal studies. Human studies have produced similar results. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial conducted in the U.S, fifty-four healthy elderly participants took Bacopa for 12 weeks. Improvements were seen in cognitive function tests that measure ability to perform mental tasks such as recalling words viewed on a computer screen, along with positive changes benefits relating to peace of mind.* A systematic review of Bacopa studies published in 2012 showed that Bacopa improves "memory free recall", one of the fundamental processes of memory. Bacopa 55™ contains 55 percent Bacosides.
CereBoost® American Ginseng root extract—Clinically-Demonstrated Cognitive Benefits*
The root of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) contains active constituents called "ginsenosides", CereBoost® is has a unique profile of ginsenosides that ensures its beneficial effects. Like its herbal cousin Panax ginseng, American ginseng has been used for centuries as a "tonic", an herbal that strengthens health and rejuvenates vitality. Panax quinquifolius is particularly valued for reducing stress and enhancing mental clarity. Clinical research bears this out: the effect of CereBoost® on cognition has been tested in a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover study. ("Crossover" means that the subjects switched-off taking CereBoost® and the placebo so each subject took both for a better comparison.) The results are compelling: 200 milligrams of CereBoost® produced improvements in working memory speed, working memory capacity and attention accuracy. These changes were seen quickly; subjects had improved scores on a variety of cognitive function tests performed 1, 3 and 6 hours after CereBoost® was consumed.
Schisandra extract- an Herbal Tonic for the Mind and Body*
Schisandra, an herb widely used in both traditional and contemporary Chinese medicine, is one of Chris Kilham's favorites. According to Chris, Schisandra has a 2,000 year history of use for supporting longevity and energy and fighting fatigue, as well as improving mental concentration, coordination and endurance in athletes. "Schisandra is considered one of the most highly protective of all medicinal plants, and the berry is included in many traditional herbal formulas for improving energy and mental health", says Chris. "As an adaptogen (an herb that helps the body adapt to stress), Schisandra is a potent general tonic, decreasing fatigue, enhancing physical performance, and promoting endurance", he adds.
Vinpocetine is an ingredient related to vincamine, a compound found in the Perwinkle plant. Used in Europe since the 1960's, Vinpocetine has properties that help support health of the cardiovascular and central nervous systems.* Vinpocetine is known for its ability to support cognitive health by supporting healthy circulation in the brain, as noted in a published studies that show benefits for memory, learning and cognitive performance.*
† Compensated Spokesperson