- Designed to Support Mood and Brighten Mental Outlook
- Supports the Production of the Neurotransmitters Serotonin, GABA, Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Epinephrine
- Supports Calming Alpha Brain Wave Activity
- Addresses Neurotransmitter Signaling Systems
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that regulate mood, memory, the sleep cycle and daily stress. Adequate neurotransmitter production depends on an adequate supply of amino acids, vitamins and minerals in the diet. High levels of stress, dietary deficiencies, genetics, medications and toxins all play a role in neurotransmitter depletion. Mental Focus ON provides the nutrients required to help optimize neurotransmitter production.
4 capsules one to two times per day on an empty stomach or as recommended by your health care professional.
L-theanine is an amino acid found abundantly in green tea. L-theanine has been shown to quickly improve stress perception and resilience. The stress-buffering mechanisms of L-theanine have been connected to its ability to increase serotonin and dopamine production in the brain. L-theanine has also been shown to significantly increase alpha brain wave activity, which is critical for increasing attention as well as promoting a sense of relaxation.
Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain. GABA provides a calming effect and is a primary component of the body’s stress fighting mechanisms. GABA is also available as dietary supplement. Most commercially available forms of GABA utilize synthetically-produced GABA, manufactured from pyrrolidinone, a compound not allowed for use in Japan. Mental Focus ON includes a patented, naturally-sourced, non-synthetic form of GABA called PharmaGABA®. It is produced naturally by the friendly bacteria, Lactobacillus hilgardii. In contrast to synthetic GABA sources, PharmaGABA® has been shown in published research studies to promote relaxation effects in the central nervous system (CNS).
Inositol is a B vitamin that is an important component of cell membrane signaling. As part of the cellular signaling system of the CNS, inositol is crucial for the release of neurotransmitters from within the nerve cells. A deficiency of inositol can affect brain signaling, resulting in inadequate neurotransmitter release causing irritability, worry and restlessness.
5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid intermediate that is directly converted into the mood-regulating neurotransmitter, serotonin. Maintaining a healthy serotonin level is important regulating appetite and sleep cycle and for supporting a sense of calmness. As a dietary supplement, 5-HTP is produced naturally from the seeds of the African plant, Griffonia simplifolia. In contrast to L-tryptophan, 5-HTP provides efficient conversion into serotonin because it does not need prior conversion by tryptophan hydroxylase.
L-tyrosine is an amino acid precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine. These neurotransmitters help regulate mood, memory and concentration. L-tyrosine is able to cross the blood-brain barrier by the large neutral amino acid (LNAA) carrier system that is present in brain capillaries. Supplementation with L-tyrosine helps to increase the concentration of available tyrosine and reduce competition among similar amino acids. Once taken up by nerve cells, tyrosine is converted to L-dopa, then to dopamine. Dopamine is either used as a neurotransmitter or as a precursor to produce norepinephrine and epinephrine.
Mucuna pruriens, commonly known as Velvet bean, includes standardized doses of L-dopa. L-dopa is the direct precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine, which helps maintain a positive mental outlook, and motivation. It is also important for supporting cognitive function. Supplementation with M. pruriens has been shown to support neurotransmitter production. In a study of 75 men, M. pruriens supplementation significantly improved dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine levels compared to the control group.
Mental Focus ON includes several nutrients that are required in synthesis pathways for the neurotransmitters serotonin, GABA, dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine. This includes 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF), vitamin B6, vitamin C, zinc and magnesium. 5-MTHF is the biologically active form of the B vitamin folic acid, which is vital to supporting proper mood regulation. 5-MTHF works together with B12 as methyl group donor. Methyl (CH3) group donation is important for maintaining neurotransmitter synthesis. Magnesium is a mineral that calms the nervous system by binding to glutamate receptors, which reduces excitatory neurotransmitter activity.
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Items can still be purchased, but may take longer to ship. If backordered items do not become available within 21 days, we will cancel those items and refund you for those products. If you have any questions on back-ordered products, please call our store at (941) 952-3959.
Shipping to International Shipments
Pharmedico Store does not ship to international locations at this time, except for Canada (subject to add'l shipping cost). Please contact us before placing your order.
Orders placed by 2:00pm EST usually ship the same day, Monday through Friday. Shipments do not go out Saturday or Sunday, and all orders received over the weekend (after 2:00pm EST Friday – Sunday) will not be processed until the following Monday. Orders will not be processed and shipments will not be sent on company holidays. We maintain most product items available in our store inventory.
Occasionally, an item will be out of stock when an order is placed. In this case, the order will not ship until the back-ordered item are received in our store or we might drop-ship your product(s) directly from the manufacture if this is more than an extra day or two from the time you place your order, you will receive an e-mail from us detailing when the product(s) will be shipped and any other special situation regarding your order.