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Brain Energy

There are 78 organs in the human body, none of which use more energy than the brain. Despite our high intelligence levels, the brain only represents 2% of our body weight.

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Our brain receives:

25% total body glucose utilization
20% total body energy consumption
20% total body oxygen consumption
15% cardiac output

When we experience everyday ailments such as brain fog or mental fatigue, our brains are low on energy. Brain fog or fatigue manifests itself as memory loss, depression, lack of motivation, and inability to concentrate.

Although the causes of brain fatigue are numerous, all causes can be summarized by a lack of oxygen to the brain, spiking blood glucose levels, or chronic stimulation caused by stress and anxiety.

As you know in reading this, our brains are essential. Two thirds of our brain energy is required to fire neurons that send signals to the rest of the body. The remaining third is necessary for regular mind maintenance.

The primary source to fuel these functions is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). So, simply: the more ATP we create, the more brain energy we will have. 

So how do we create more ATP? 

1. Sleep

ATP levels increase in healthy sleep. There is a noticeable surge in the initial hours of sleep in key brain regions that are active when we’re awake. 

To accomplish regular, healthy sleep we suggest viewing sunlight within an hour of waking, limiting screen time after 8:30pm, and trading coffee for cacao, especially after 3pm. 

Also, Calm, which contains a special blend of adaptogens and medicinal mushrooms to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. 

2. Exercise

ATP levels increase with regular exercise by increasing the amount of energy-promoting neurotransmitters in the brain, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. 

Exercise increases the efficiency of the body, so muscles require less energy from the brain and will conserve ATP. 

We’re quite keen on Vitality as a natural and delicious way to encourage the body and mind to exercise, with a blend of adaptogens and mushrooms to increase energy levels without causing stress and anxiety. 

3. A Botanical Brain Balm

Ashwagandha, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps and 10+ other plant ingredients are stacked into golden, medicinal honey to create a dense opportunity to stimulate ATP production, in The Super Stack and Adapt Bars

Thus, a spoonful of daily honey acts as a single solution for brain energy, brain fog, and mental fatigue.