Alpha Focus

Alpha Focus (1001)

Alpha Focus hasn’t yet been released, but it will soon be joining the ranks of XPI’s well-established supplement line, and this has the supplement community waiting in anticipation.

As the name hints, Alpha Focus is a brain support supplement; it is designed to enhance cognition, focus, and well-being.

Due to Alpha Focus’ unreleased status, there isn’t much information available. However, I was able to find Alpha Focus’ ingredient label. So, I went ahead and took a closer look to see if Alpha Focus really has the ingredients to boost focus.

What Are the Key Ingredients?

Alpha Focus is formulated with over 20 ingredients. Instead of running through every single ingredient, I highlighted a couple main ingredients:

DHA (300 mg)
Short for docosahexaenoic acid, DHA is necessary for brain function and maintenance. Consequently, researchers note an “inclusion of plentiful DHA” enhances learning. Also, research shows DHA may positively influence depression. [1]

L-Tyrosine (200 mg)
According to online health professionals, tyrosine is able to improve alertness, and some people use tyrosine to combat depression and attention deficit disorder. [2]

During one study, tyrosine was used to reduce environmental stress by improving adverse moods and performance impairments. [3]

Cognizin (100 mg)
Cognizin is a brand form of citicoline, a compound studied for its ability to improve attention and focus.

One study shows 28 days of citicoline supplementation resulted in improved ability to correctly respond to a performance test. Researchers speculate this result is “likely due to improved cognitive inhibition.” [4]

AlphaSize Alpha GPC (100mg)
This brand for of alpha GPC is used to ameliorate cognitive decline.

Research shows alpha GPC supplementation for 180 days resulted in improved symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. [5]

Can You Use Alpha Focus Daily?

Because Alpha Focus is stimulant-free and formulated with carefully chosen ingredients, it can be used daily; there is no need to cycle off of Alpha Focus.

To use Alpha Focus, take 2 capsules with 12 oz. of water roughly 15-30 minutes before breakfast and/or lunch. If you do chose to supplement with Alpha Focus twice daily, it is recommended to space both servings with a minimum of 4 hours apart.

Is Alpha Focus Dangerous?

Alpha Focus is not intended for those under the age of 18. The company recommends consulting with a physician before taking Alpha Focus if you are nursing, pregnant, or have a history of medical conditions.

One quality of all XPI supplements is the fact they can be stacked together. So, if you are currently taking any other XPI supplements, you can certainly stack both products.

Some users may experience mild short-term side effects. However, these side effects should be avoidable by assessing tolerance to begin.

Should You Try Alpha Focus?

The ingredient profile is impressive, and so is the research behind each ingredient. Consequently, I am convinced Alpha Focus is something worth trying.

The pricing information hasn’t been released yet. But, as soon as the company makes that information available, I will update this review. So, check back.

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References

[1] Horrocks LA, Yeo YK. “Health benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).” Pharmacol Res. 1999 Sep; 40(3): 211-25. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10479465

[2] Tyrosine. WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1037-TYROSINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=1037&activeIngredientName=TYROSINE

[3] Banderet LE, Lieberman HR. “Treatment with tyrosine, a neurotransmitter precursor, reduces environmental stress in humans.” Brain Res Bull. 1989 Apr; 22(4): 759-62. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2736402

[4] E. McGlade, A. Locatelli, J. Hardy, T. Kamiya, M. Morita, K. Morishita, Y. Sugimura and D. Yurgelun-Todd, "Improved Attentional Performance Following Citicoline Administration in Healthy Adult Women," Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2012, pp. 769-773. doi: 10.4236/fns.2012.36103. Available from: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=19921#.U5XjIfmwI2c

[5] De Jesus Moreno Moreno M. “Cognitive improvement in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia after treatment with the acetylcholine precursor choline alfoscerate: a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.” Clin Ther. 2003 Jan;25(1):178-93. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12637119

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