3 Amino Acids that Improve Brain Function

Brain activity, conceptual artwork
Brain activity, conceptual artwork

On popular forums and blogs, people discussing smart drugs and nootropics often talk about the latest and greatest drug. Sometimes it isn’t even a matter of getting these drugs to have the most significant effect. Sometimes it is more important to get the right nutrition and nutrients. For some people, this means getting the right amino acids. It can be as simple as getting more of the essential amino acids and then a step up would be adding in new ones.

  1. Tryptophan – this gets a bad reputation because it is supposed to make you fall asleep, but this isn’t the case at all. Even though serotonin is produced through tryptophan, it is not the reason you fall asleep on Thanksgiving dinner. That is caused by excessive carbohydrate consumption! So next time you are thinking about whether you need tryptophan in your diet, don’t worry about falling asleep. Also, it is possible to get enough of this amino acid if you eat turkey or any white meat. Meat all has tryptophan so you just need to decide how much you want to eat.
  2. Carnitine – another great amino acid that is found in red meat especailly, carnitine is a great brain chemical modulator. For a lot of people who take CILTEP, it is useful to have carnitine in order to preserve certain deficiencies that come up after taking the combination stack. Try to get carnitine in your diet as much as possible and if you cannot, opt for a ALCAR supplement which is similar.
  3. L-Theanine – this is a non-essential amino acid that you can still use to your advantage if you are trying to improve your cognitive function. This is responsible for alpha brain waves and it can help you to be more relaxed and feel better.




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