Herbal & Botanical Adaptogens
Earth grown ingredients and their clinical trials.
Adaptogens are quite simply; organic substances that improve biological response modifiers (BRMs) for the body to maintain homeostasis under different stressors. Whether the adaptogen relates to brain function or ones physiological state, they must be non-toxic and non-specific in the promotion of biological health. To strengthen ones immune system in an ongoing protective or immediate curative role.
Often reacting and releasing through the adrenal glands and on a cellular level, adaptogens are an effective resource for those looking to steer clear of modern synthetic supplements.
Order Top to Bottom :
Ginseng → Phosphatidylserine → French Maritime Pine Bark → Rhodiloa Rosea → L-Theanine → Pterostilbene → Piperine → Avena Sativa → Ginkgo Biloba
Ginseng / Araliaceae Panax
Panax Ginseng has several extracts which are considered to be actoprotectors. A new subclass of adaptogens, ‘actoprotector’ is the term given to a natural compound which increases both mental and physical performance, enhancing the body’s capability to bear great physical loads without needing to increase its oxygen consumption or heat production.
Thousands of reports have been published on the positive effects of Ginseng. Here, we’ll discuss the results in more depth. The key health improvements were found in:
Improved Mental Performance
Enhancing Concentration & Learning
Boost Physical & Mental Energy
Increasing Cognitive Function Abilities
Protects & Fuels Brain Mitochondria
Reduces Stress & Adrenal Fatigue
Better Lung Function
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Phosphatidylserine / PS / Sunflower Lecithin
Phosphatidylserine, also known as PS, is a naturally-occurring fatty acid (phospholipid) and a key component of human brain cells. With a lack of PS upkeep due to modern diets, many people supplement to keep their brain functioning at its most optimal level. With ‘brain optimisation’ being a perfect way to describe ones cognition when PS is supplemented. Showing great effects in athletic performance, mental agility & accuracy, all the way through to protecting your brain against the degeneration effect of ageing.
Phosphatidylserine has a number of benefits discovered through almost 80 years of scientific study. They include:
Boosting Athletic Performance
Improving Mental Agility in Athletes
Preventing Brain Degeneration
Improving Parkinson’s Symptoms
French Maritime Pine Bark / Pinus Pinaster
Deriving from bark of the French Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster) which grows exclusively on the south west coast of France, with its family species most common to Europe. Pine Bark Extract is one of the most under-utilised natural resources in athletes and professionals due to its powerhouse athletic capabilities and its cognitive benefits. From enhanced endurance, delaying fatigue, and reduced cramps, through to improved cognitive performances again and again. With an array of antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties as well as going above and beyond Aspirin for those needing a natural alternative.
In the last 50 years over 350 studies have been done into the effects on the brain & body of Pine Bark Extract. The key areas of health improvements can be summarized as:
Improved cognitive performance & brain function
Enhancing athletic performance
Increasing mental stamina and blood flow circulation
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Pine Bark Extract VS Aspirin
Rhodiola Rosea / Kings Crown / The Golden Root
Also known as the golden root, king’s crown, rose root and arctic root, Rhodiola Rosea is a stress-busting herbal supplement, known for sharpening the mind, boosting energy, and burning fat. We know this as its ability to do this is based on its role in re-balancing the body’s hormonal response to external stressors, thus increasing resilience and promoting wellbeing.
Rhodiola performs at its best when your body is put to the test: during exams, public speaking, meeting deadlines and sporting competitions. The supplement has a long history of use in Russia, where it has benefited the country’s cosmonauts on space missions, as well as athletes wanting to gain a safe, legal edge in international competition.
The benefits of Rhodiola supplementation are manifold, but they can generally be summarised as follows:
Boosts Performance & Energy
Directly Fights Fatigue & Tiredness
Improves Cognitive Function & Mental Health
Assists in Fat Burn
Energising & Anti-ageing
L-Theanine / r-glutamylethylamide
Also known as ‘r-glutamylethylamide’, L-Theanine is a non-dietary amino acid found in green tea (camellia sinensis), and the mushroom Xerocomus badius. In terms of structure, L-Theanine is similar to the neurotransmitters l-glutamate and l-glutamine. L-Theanine can be taken as a supplement or drunk as green tea and crosses the blood-brain barrier with ease, reaching the brain within 30-45 minutes. The benefits of L-Theanine are myriad, and can increase cognitive ability, rejuvenate and relax you, heighten focus and alter your mood, & reduce your blood pressure. Ultimately, L-Theanine re-balances the chemistry of the brain and improves cognitive health.
The main areas of health improvements noted as a result of taking L-Theanine can be summarized as:
Increasing Alpha-brain Waves.
Improving Theta-brain Waves.
Reducing The Impact of Stress
Lowering The Incidence of Stroke
Improving Quality of Sleep
Pterostilbene / Indian Kino Tree
Pterostilbene (also known as trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene or PTE), is a naturally occurring ‘stilbene’ polyphenol antioxidant found in the bark of the Indian Kino tree (Pterocarpus marsupium) and also in small amounts within grapes, lingonberries, cranberries, blueberries. While it is readily available in its natural form, taking PTE as a supplement ensures that you receive the maximum beneficial dose of this antioxidant to reap the rewards.
Within the nootropics community Pterosilbene is quickly gaining a name for itself for its numerous beneficial effects. Among these are:
Improves Cognition & Age-Related Decline
Improves Overall Brain Function & Memory
Maintains Cardiovascular Health
Piperine / Piper Nigrum
Piperine is an extract of the Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) which is a flowering vine found in South India. The fruit of the vine is dried and grinded and the a certain common strand is used as a seasoning worldwide. Similar to the St John’s wort flower, Piperine amplifies the effects of nootropics and pharmaceuticals by inhibiting their elimination and amplifying transportation within the body. This makes it a valuable tool in boosting the effects of all natural nootropics.
Alongside the action of enhancing other components of Earthly Biotics nootropics, Piperine also acts as a nootropic itself. The key benefits we will discuss are:
Potentiates the Beneficial Effects of Low-Bioavailable Ingredients
Protects Against Alzheimer’s
Works as An Anti-Depressant
Avena Sativa / Oat Straw Extract
Avena Sativa is an extract of green oat grass at the immature ‘milky’ stage of the plant’s growth. Only at a specific point in wild oat straws life can you obtain this potent cognitive extract. With its ability to increase Alpha Brain Wave oscillations it has proven time again to be an excellent natural extract to improve cognitive performance. With Avena Sativa coming in to the limelight in recent years as a leading nootropic for those wanting a completely on-point and un-deterred mindset in the moments that matter most, it certainly delivers time again. Also hosting a presence in benefits to guard against the inevitable onset age related cognitive diseases, Avena Sativa is used vary varyingly from world class fighters & sports competitors through to the active over 60s.
Oat Straw has been found to have many cognitive benefits, with some being very important to the working performance of ones brain. The main areas of improvement we will discuss are:
Increases Alpha Brain Waves
Boosts Cerebral Circulation
Provides Age-Related Brain Protection
Ginkgo Biloba / Salisburia Adiantifolia
Derived from the leaf of the Ginkgo Biloba tree (Salisburia adiantifolia), also known as the Maidenhair tree, Ginkgo Biloba has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. With some existing trees believed to be over 2500 years old, Ginkgo Biloba serves as a powerhouse for elite athletes and the elderly alike, boosting overall brain function by regulating neurotransmitters and acting as an antioxidant, preventing neurodegeneration, and supporting microcirculation within blood vessels. [source:1] Over 40 components have been found in Ginkgo Biloba, the most significant of these being flavonoid and terpenoids, which both have strong antioxidant properties. The standardised extract is referred to as EDb 761 and is 24% flavone glycosides (flavonoids) and 6% terpenes (made up of ginkgolides and bilobalides).
Having been around for centuries, it’s fair to say that Ginkgo Biloba has been trialed on many different maladies. Here, we’ll discuss the results in more depth. The key performance & health improvements were found in:
Cognition and Mental Performance
Improved Quality of Life
Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Vision and Eye Health