Our B1, B2, B3 and B7 will keep your mitochondria happy, helping to burn glucose and lower lactate. The B9, B12 and P5P work within the methylation cycle to optimise neurotransmitter production, while the neurotrophic compounds in Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane facilitate the ideal physiological state for learning.
Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane mushrooms contain an abundance powerful immunostimulating polysaccharides, helping to ward off cancer, infections and disease. The fat soluble vitamins A, D3, E and K2 cover all your bases by supporting thyroid function, muscle health and opposing estrogen.
Vitamins K2 and D3 work together to stimulate production of osteocalcin, an anti-catabolic, anti-diabetic hormone that keeps muscle and bone youthful and strong. K2 is critically important for calcium metabolism, making sure calcium ends up in the bones rather than in soft tissue.
This tree-dwelling fungus is unmatched among mushrooms for its neuroprotective and nootropic properties. Its abundance of hericenones, erinacines and inositol work together to elevate mood, improve memory, sharpen cognition and reduce anxiety.
Fight off both mental and physical fatigue. Cordyceps significantly increases levels of dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline both at rest and in response to exercise, while decreasing lactic acid and enhancing cellular oxygen/ATP utilisation.
L-METHYLFOLATE, METHYLCOBALAMIN, PLP
These catalytically-active forms of folate, B12 and B6 all work together as co-factors in a number of biochemical pathways which our bodies depend on for the synthesis of neurotransmitters, nucleotides, purines, proteins, polyamines and the “master antioxidant”, glutathione. Adequate intake of these three vitamins ensures the efficient recycling of pro-inflammatory homocysteine back into methionine.
The B vitamin group all play a part in the most elemental operations of the cell: macronutrient breakdown, purine synthesis for DNA, monoamine production for neurotransmitters, the storage of glucose as glycogen, the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and amino acids, right through to the generation of ATP. Many of these vitamins were selected in their catalytically-active form to overcome any inherent limitations their typical dietary forms may present. Owing to their water-solubility, the B vitamins are not retained for very long by the body, which necessitates regular consumption.
Although it’s more commonly associated with skin and vision, vitamin A is also necessary for proper function and efficient use of thyroid hormones and vitamin D, the production of blood cells – both red and white – and most importantly, the reading and copying of DNA.
VITAMIN D3 & K2
Vitamins D3 and K2 exert incredibly powerful effects on muscle performance, hormonal profile and general metabolism. Vitamin K2 is required for the activation of Gla proteins, all of which play crucial roles in blood coagulation, bone mineralisation and the prevention of soft tissue calcification. Together, D3 and K2 stimulate the production and activation of osteocalcin, an incredibly versatile and impressive protein. For general metabolic health, osteocalcin increases insulin production in the pancreas while simultaneously increasing insulin sensitivity via the production of adiponectin, an anti-diabetic protein hormone. It inhibits the deactivation of androgens, makes muscle burn glucose more efficiently, reduces recovery time and increases muscle force production. Being that vitamin K2 is a quinone, it is structurally and functionally similar to Coenzyme Q10, and can actually act as a substitute for CoQ10 in the mitochondrial membrane.
VITAMIN E (GAMMA-TOCOPERHOL), VITAMIN C
Vitamins E and C are both antioxidants, however C participates predominantly in tissue healing and collagen formation while E acts primarily as an antioxidant and a suppressor of lipid peroxidation. Gamma-tocopherol was chosen over the more common alpha-tocopherol because its unique structure allows it to bind and deactivate harmful reactive nitrogen species like nitrogen dioxide and peroxynitrite. Gamma-tocopherol also decreases pro-inflammatory prostaglandins and protects cell membranes by readily halting the runaway peroxidation of unsaturated lipids.