PLANT POWERED BRAIN FOOD
Brainzyme® Focus brain food supplements are designed to improve focus, mood, memory and give a 100% natural energy boost. The fast-acting capsules are easily absorbed to help you achieve ‘flow state’, which allows you to work efficiently without becoming distracted or feeling under pressure. There are three products in the Brainzyme Focus ® range: Original, Pro and Elite. How do they differ?
Focus Original™ helps you focus and feel calm. It combines Guarana and Choline nootropic components including L-Theanine, EGCG and Polyphenols with a Brainzyme® blend of B-vitamins and minerals to support your body and brain. In short, it may help you get more done!
Focus Pro™ great for boosting motivation and giving additional memory support. 20 active ingredients include high levels of L-Theanine, EGCG and Polyphenols to help you focus on the task in hand, Guarana to keep fatigue at bay while allowing you to maintain alertness, Choline for brain function, Ginkgo Biloba to help support memory and increase blood flow to the brain while delivering vital oxygen to improve brain power.
[note: after only a week of trying these supplements, my energy levels have increased and I do not tire as easily as before.]
Focus Elite™ Enhances mood, helps memory, boosts focus levels whilst relieving stress. Jam packed with nutrients to support long-term brain health, it utilises Panax Ginseng to invigorate brain and body while supporting social functioning and mood. It also has Guarana, Ginkgo Biloba, Choline and Curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. L. Acidophilus, a live culture, is included as scientists increasingly find more links between gut health and brain performance. Acetyl L-Carnitine, a mitochondrial energy optimiser,supports energy production at the cellular level.
[note: when I take these Elite supplements, I find I am able to concentrate more easily without my mind racing off in several different directions at once which it normally tends to do!]
Brainzyme® Focus supplements are available from www.brainzyme.com
They cost £18 for a month's supply (60 capsules) of Original, £29 for Pro and £47 for Elite.
Brainzyme® was launched in 2016 by Edinburgh company Better Nutritional Science Ltd. as the UK's first ‘natural nootropic’ to help support brain function. Brainzyme’s brain food supplements contain plant-powered ingredients, vitamins and minerals that have been scientifically proven to support concentration, cognition, memory, mental performance and reduce tiredness. Brainzyme® is based on ingredient research from leading neuro-cognitive and nutritional experts, including the 18-member panel at EFSA. Better Nutritional Science Ltd. was awarded Scottish Enterprise’s Wider Innovation grant in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
BETTER NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE
HIGH STRENGTH IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
Two-part supplement stack Immune System Boost contains 33 natural ingredients scientifically proven to support the immune system
AM and PM formulas maximise absorption and efficacy
Better Nutritional Science has launched Immune System Boost. These high -strength supplements which come in AM and PM formulas provide 24-hour immune system support. All ingredients have been carefully researched, dosed and combined in this two-part formula to allow the key essential minerals to work in the most optimised manner.
The AM formula supports the immune system and at the same time provides an energy and nutrient boost with Vitamins D + K2, C, A and E. It contains ICF™ (Immunity Co-Factors) Compound, a beneficial partner to Zinc and also Zinc Picolinate, proven in a placebo-controlled trial to be the most bioavailable form which actually increases Zinc levels recorded in the body. This formula benefits from a Live Culture and Prebiotic together with organic Astragalus, Ginger, Liquorice and medicinal Reishi mushrooms, super- beneficial to the body's immune system.
Of course the PM formula supports the immune system too but goes one step further to support the body's response to inflammation via an FSC™ (Full-Spectrum Curcumin) Compound (containing Organic Turmeric, Pure Curcumin, & Piperine). This allows Curcumin to work most effectively couched within its source herb Turmeric and enhanced with Black Pepper Piperine for maximum absorption. The PM formula contains a strong Iron dose, which is so helpful for periods of tiredness, fatigue and oxygen transport support, as well as B-Vitamins, known for their immune-supporting and energy-producing roles.
Choline supports normal liver function, helpful at times of immune body stress and Alpha Lipoic Acid which helps 'recycle' Glutathione (often called the Master Antioxidant) within the body. Bromelain helps absorption while Ashwagandha provides adaptogenic relief for mind and body stress, supporting mood. All good stuff!
An extra bonus is that since Ingredients are supplied safely in high-strength doses, the formula is highly effective and reduces the need to take daily multiple supplements.
Calum Scott from Immune System Products says, “It has never been more important to maintain a strong immune system which plays a vital role, protecting your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make you unwell. We believe our Immune System Boost is the strongest formula for immune system support available globally, as it has some of the best evidence-based, immune-supporting nutrients in the best form obtainable at the highest and safest amounts.”
Immune System Boost is £65 for one month’s supply (120 capsules) is available from www.beimmune24.com
Note: As a huge fan of vitamin and mineral supplements, I have been taking these Immune System Boost AM and PM formulas for a while now and I truly feel that they are beneficial. Soo much so, that I don't hesitate to give them a 10 out of 10 rating.
(The company sent me samples to try in return for an honest review)
The best thing on sliced bread ... or indeed, crackers or potatoes, served with fish or meat, or as a glaze for vegetables and now because Christmas is almost here, also a delectable accompaniment to festive canapés, a cheeseboard, some warm chunky bread or to add some easy flavour to your Christmas baking. The Blossom Honey & Cinnamon flavour can also be used as an alternative to brandy butter on Christmas pudding or warm mince pies.
Choosing Posh Cow means you adding a little luxury to your table with their gorgeous range of butters. There's yummy Smoked Sea Salt or Blossom Honey and Cinnamon (both simply delicious) and, coming later this year, Earl Grey with Apricot.
Founded by sisters-in-law Selina and Alice Krespi, the Posh Cow range of beautifully crafted artisan butters is already popular on the restaurant scene. Now there's nothing to stop anyone replicating eating-out indulgence in their home. Selina Krespi comments, “After 2020, we deserve to over-indulge this Christmas. Whipped with delicious, natural ingredients, Posh Cow butters are here to add some pizazz to your Christmas spread. Co-founder Alice Krespi added, “We’ve seen butter make a long-awaited comeback. Posh Cow butters are a simple way to enhance Christmas staples like Christmas pudding and Brussel sprouts and are a sure-fire way to impress guests over the festive period.”
Available at M&S Food and Booths stores, as well as other independent retailers. Grab a tub and make a toast of it! Price from £2.80
POSH COW SMOKED SEA SALT BUTTER
Lightly whipped Welsh butter with oak smoked sea salt gives a deep umami flavour that packs a punch however you choose to use it.
POSH COW BLOSSOM HONEY & CINNAMON BUTTER
Lightly whipped Welsh butter with cinnamon and artisan blossom honey from Kent to deliver a sweet and aromatic accompaniment.
Coming soon - POSH COW EARL GREY & APRICOT JAM BUTTER & POSH COW SEAWEED BUTTER Lightly whipped Welsh butter with superfood seaweed produces a bold-flavoured creamy butter that offers an elegant accompaniment to any bread or cracker.
Recipe below courtesy of Posh Cow (see website for more brilliant suggestions)
CHERRY, BLOSSOM HONEY AND CINNAMON CRUMBLE
50g Posh Cow Honey & Cinnamon Butter (straight from the fridge)
75g plain flour
35g demerara sugar
175g frozen pitted cherries (or any other frozen fruit)
1 tbsp maple syrup
Method - Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Pulse cold butter and flour until it forms a crumble. Add oats and sugar and pulse until combined.
Fill small oven proof dish with frozen cherries and drizzle with maple syrup
Top with crumble
Disclaimer - I received samples of butter in return for an honest review. Beware though, it tastes so good you won't want to stop eating it
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