Focus Drink - Study Tonic to Support Memory & Brain Health

Need support with learning and retaining your new levelling up skills? This focus drink will help the activation of your brain by using ingredients to strengthen your memory, learning and cognitive function.

Ashwagandha and Bacopa Monnieri (aka Brahmi) have been used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) for thousands of years and are considered Medhya Rasayanas described in Indian medicine as a group of medicinal plants that specifically improve memory and intellect.1 They have a long tradition of textual and experience-based evidence for their efficacy. As well, new studies have shown they significantly improved memory acquisition and retention.2 Both are Nootropics which is a substance found in certain whole foods (functional foods) that are considered as ‘smart’ cognitive enhancers to specifically support executive function in the brain, memory, creativity, motivation and nerve health; yeah, brain power.3

Ashwagandha is a plant where the root and berries are used to make medicine. Bacopa Monnieri or ‘Brahmi’ is a perennial herb. Best to find a good quality tincture that is either wild harvested or organic to be sure it is of high quality. Be sure to read the labels though, sometimes another herb, Gotu Kola is named Brahmi but this isn’t the herb you’re after in this tonic, make sure it says Bacopa Monnieri on the ingredient list.

Green Tea has also been getting a lot of attention, new research suggests it may boost our working memory and decrease neurodegenerative diseases.4,5

B-Vitamins from whole foods also play a profound role in the health of your brain across all age groups. Proper nutrition plays a fundamental role in supporting the structural and functional development of the human brain from conception, throughout early infancy and extending into later life.6

Drink up! Learn and Level up!

This recipe was created by our in-house Holistic Nutritionist, Kari Fraser CNP, Hons.

References:

  1. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10522-008-9185-z
  2. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2009.0342
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128053768000198
  4. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275206.php
  5. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1471-4159.2001.00490.x
  6. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/proceedings-of-the-nutrition-society/article/emerging-roles-for-folate-and-related-bvitamins-in-brain-health-across-the-lifecycle/4D024A2EEEE4126D725B74118DBEC2D3
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Focus Drink - Study Tonic to Support Memory & Brain Health
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Main Ingredients
  • 2 cups Water, filtered
  • 1 tea bag Green tea (recommended to get organic and fair trade)
  • 1 medium Lemon, freshly squeezed (seeds removed)
  • ¼ inch Ginger (fresh), zested
  • ¼ inch Turmeric (fresh), zest or ¼ tsp dried
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper, ground
  • 1 pinch Salt (Himalayan/Mtn Salt)
  • 1 pinch/smidgen Cayenne pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup or raw honey
  • 1 serving Ashwagandha, tincture (use as directed on bottle. Purchase at your local health store or online.)
  • 1 serving Bacopa monnieri tincture (use as directed on bottle. Purchase at your local health store or online.)
Nutritional Boosters
  • 1 scoop PureFood B
Servings
Serving
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
  • 2 cups Water, filtered
  • 1 tea bag Green tea (recommended to get organic and fair trade)
  • 1 medium Lemon, freshly squeezed (seeds removed)
  • ¼ inch Ginger (fresh), zested
  • ¼ inch Turmeric (fresh), zest or ¼ tsp dried
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper, ground
  • 1 pinch Salt (Himalayan/Mtn Salt)
  • 1 pinch/smidgen Cayenne pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup or raw honey
  • 1 serving Ashwagandha, tincture (use as directed on bottle. Purchase at your local health store or online.)
  • 1 serving Bacopa monnieri tincture (use as directed on bottle. Purchase at your local health store or online.)
Nutritional Boosters
  • 1 scoop PureFood B
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Instructions
  1. Heat up one cup of filtered water.
  2. Steep tea in a cup for 2-5 minutes.
  3. Once tea is steeped, remove tea bag and mix in maple syrup or honey (your preference) to melt.
  4. Add to your favourite shaker bottle or glass mason jar with the other cup of water (cool or cold). Make sure the liquid is cool or cold to the touch. If it isn’t, add some ice or a bit more cold water.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients into your shaker bottle or glass mason jar.
  6. Shake well.
  7. Bottoms up! Enjoy.
  8. To get the most nutritional impact/benefit, enjoy immediately.
Recipe Notes

Kari Fraser Wellbeing Education Champion Pranin OrganicThis recipe was researched & written by our in-house Holistic Nutritionist, Kari Fraser, CNP, Hons.

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