The ingredients in the second half of the Supplement Facts panel are are exotic substances. They are major players, extremely effective at low milligram doses, and allow us to put as much active ingredient into each capsule without making it bust open. The ingredients towards the top are necessary in support of the others, have unique benefits of their own, and work to enhance the effectiveness of everything we use.
Caffeine: A very common supplement in popular beverages, like coffee, tea, and energy drinks. It's a powerful stimulant, and it can be used to improve physical strength, endurance, fat burning, mental stimulation, and euphoria. Many other products use high amounts of caffeine in various forms and names. This provides a way to trick the consumer to think they are getting more than what they pay for, and provides a cheap product that costs much more than it is worth, causing the user to consistently need higher doses to achieve the result they desire. We use a lower amount of caffeine, and let other exotic ingredients work their magic. This allows consistent use without "burning out" due to impaired sensitivity.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine: This is a necessary precursor for dopamine, nor-epinephrine and epinephrine. As your dopamine levels increase, you’re better able to concentrate, organize your thoughts, and stay productive. Stress, sleep deprivation, heat, cold, and life in general depletes these stores. N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine restores them to boost libido, memory, focus, concentration, mood, and many other anti-depressant effects.
Citicoline: Citicoline helps to transport dopamine and increases its release into the brain. Dopamine is our body's feel-good hormone associated with feelings of euphoria, bliss, concentration, and motivation. Choline is an essential nutrient needed in order to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is required for brain and muscular function. Low choline levels can cause liver damage, impaired fat metabolism, and increased risk of cancer. Supplementing with citicoline can decrease inflammation, increase IQ, intelligence, and brain function, improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, increase athletic performance, decrease pain, and enhance memory and concentration.
Huperzine A: Just as choline is needed for acetylcholine, Huperzine prevents it from being broken down. This increases Norepinephrine and Dopamine. In short, Huperzine protects brain neurons, increasing brain blood flow. It has been shown to improve cognitive functions in retired NFL football players with a history of concussions, and protects the brain from damage by reducing inflammation, while helping with symptoms of depression.
Mucuna Pruriens: Mucuna Pruriens is a direct precursor of dopamine, an antidepressant, reduces stress, decreases the risk of headaches and visual impairment, increases motivation, improves mental alertness, increases testosterone levels in males, regulates ovulation cycles in women, improves sleep, reduces pain, and improves depression and anxiety.
L-Theanine: The primary use for theanine in Grind is to offset any kind of discomfort of "jittery" feeling that some people experience with caffeine or other stimulants. Theanine works amazingly in this regard, resulting in a 100% success rate and satisfaction among those who desire to use a powerful product but not feel weird, shaky, fidgety, or uneasy. In addition to all the other positive brain function, sleep, depression, stress, and anxiety properties previously listed, theanine protects the heart and blood vessels, reduces hardening of the arteries, and lowers fatty acid levels in the blood to assist in weight loss.
Schisandra: Schisandra fruit is a berry used as a form of traditional Chinese medicine and comes from a vine native to China and parts of Russia. It improves blood flow and circulation, improves cardiovascular health, combats stress, protects liver and increases anti-oxidant response, increases energy, improves mental health, improves physical performance and counters fatigue, helps asthma and the respiratory system, enhances the immune system, and helps cancer prevention.
Cymbidium Georingii: This one is awesome. 1: You will feel a pleasurable, powerful euphoric feeling that stimulates energy levels very potently 2: You will literally feel this working to allow greater blood flow and oxygen throughout your entire body. 3: You will reduce subcutaneous water under the skin. This means that without even trying, your muscle tone will improve, you will shed excess water, your skin will tighten, and reduce overall bodyweight. You will automatically look and feel leaner. Used in traditional medicine in China, Nepal and Northern India, Cymbidium Goeringii helps the body adapt to various stressful challenges and environmental stressors, including pollutants and toxins.
Evodiamine: This goes to work as a weight loss aid and thermogenic agent, increasing the body's resting core temperature to burn fat while preserving muscle. This comes from the fruit of the Evodiae Fructus plant, and also acts as an anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory agent, and increases serotonin transporters in the brain. Traditionally throughout China and Korea, it has been used to improve digestion issues like diarrhea, vomiting, dysentery, stomach pain, stomach ulcers, nausea and gastroesophageal reflux. It is also used to treat numerous illnesses such as obesity, headache, high blood pressure and fluid retention.
Hordenine: This is a powerful ingredient you will literally feel working. Hordenine causes nerve cells to release massive amounts of adrenaline to let you power through anything you need to do. Hordenine is so effective at energy production and release, that it has been used in horse racing. Horses were fed the Hordeum vulgare plant prior to races. Hordenine, which is extracted from the Hordeum vulgare plant, native to Russia, France, and Germany, is completely safe and approved for human use by the FDA.
Higenamine: Like Hordenine, this is another major player we've included for maximum energy release. And it's even better. You will feel this. And it feels good. Higenamine is a stimulant found in traditional Chinese herbal medicines that have been used for centuries to treat conditions such as heart disease and asthma. Higenamine increases fat burning, muscle strength, and increases the speed and force of muscle contractions. The ability for it to make you feel amazing is not limited to physical performance. This ingredient will light you up, no matter what you are doing.
Synephrine: Synephrine is a naturally occurring chemical that has been sought after by athletes and those looking to lose weight, due to its effects on the body’s energy production. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat stomach problems and allergies for hundreds of years. Synephrine prevents the conversion of sugars into fats, increases metabolic rate, aids fat loss, improves athletic performance, treats stomach problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, reduces allergy symptoms, can act as an antibiotic, and can treat fungal infections. Synephrine causes fat to be released into the bloodstream to be burned for energy, even when you are sitting on the couch watching TV.
Piperine: Piperine comes from black pepper, which is the most widely used spice in the world. It has been used as a folk medicine to treat a variety of conditions and diseases, including rheumatism, influenza, muscle pains, chills, fevers, migraines, and digestive problems. It protects against inflammation, may improve cognitive function, mood, allergies, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. Our main purpose for including it in Grind is because it increases the bioavailability of many drugs and supplements. Piperine increases the body’s ability to make effective use of many other compounds. This was discovered in 1979. In short, everything we've put into Grind will be absorbed much better, and your body will use it the way it is meant. If a product does not have piperine, this does not happen.
Vinpocetine: Vinpocetine was first isolated from the Vinca minor plant in 1975 by chemist Csaba Szántay. Gedeon Richter, a Hungarian drug company, began manufacturing Vinpocetine in 1978 under the brand name Cavinton. Vinpocetine has historically been used in European countries as a way to enhance blood flow to the brain in the treatment of cognitive decline, stroke recovery, and epilepsy. Many countries, including Japan, Mexico, Russia, and many in Europe, prescribe Vinpocetine for the treatment of cognitive and circulatory brain treatment. In the United States, we can include Vinpocetine as an over-the-counter supplement and offer it directly to you. Vinpocetine has direct effects on brain blood vessels, brain blood flow, and brain cells themselves. In this way, it enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the brain, as well as possibly preventing the damage that occurs if nutrient delivery is impaired. Vinpocetine reduces the viscosity, or “stickiness,” of red blood cells and platelets. This allows blood to flow more easily through narrowed vessels, and may help to protect brain tissues in the event of transient loss of blood pressure. Why does all this matter? If your blood is not flowing properly through your brain, none of the ingredients in our product will work the way they are supposed to. Enhanced blood flow means enhanced results from Grind.
OUR INGREDIENTS COME FROM NATURAL ORGANIC SOURCES ALL OVER THE WORLD
CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, CARIBBEANS, AFRICA
NORTHERN CHINA, RUSSIA
INDIA, BURMA, THAILAND, CHINA
NORTHERN MEXICO, TEXAS
RUSSIA, FRANCE, GERMANY
INDIA, NEPAL, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, TURKEY, ROMANIA
NIGERIA, INDIA, MEXICO
EAST ASIA, EASTERN RUSSIA
CHINA, JAPAN, VIETNAM
CARIBBEANS, CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA
TROPICAL ASIA, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
VIETNAM, SPAIN, THE BAHAMAS
INDIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA