Nootropic drinks – the new way to think
Nootro-what? Nootropics are ingredients proven to enhance cognitive function such as improve focus, memory and mood and reduce feelings of stress. Think of them as little brain boosters or neurohackers.
When it comes to nootropic-based drinks, we’re all familiar with coffee. Caffeine – in the form of coffee or energy drinks – is the most used natural nootropic worldwide, made famous for turning walking zombies into fully-functioning workers. But our increased alertness and focus can come at a cost; we’re left with “caffeine jitters” or a spike-crash effect thanks to a sugary, caffeinated energy drink. Scientifically speaking, this comes down to the fact that whilst we get our hit of dopamine (the feel-good stuff), it’s at the expense of depleting our energy reserves.
So, what’s the alternative you ask? Get through your 3pm brain fog, exercise session or work task with vive. Vive is a natural nootropic drink unlocking a new way to think – a ‘think drink’ to help you focus, balance and revive your headspace to tackle the day and thrive. And with <1g of natural sugar per can, thriving doesn’t have to come at the cost of high calories.
Vive’s curated blend of natural nootropic ingredients work in synergy, meaning they enhance each other to boost efficacy and brain power versus when consumed alone. It’s why we’ve paired Green Coffee Bean Extract (a less intense form of caffeine) with L-Theanine – a duo that results in increased focus and alertness but also a sense of calm, keeping coffee jitters at bay.
Find the vive nootropic ingredient breakdown and benefits below:
An amino acid derived from green tea, L-Theanine elevates neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine that regulate our emotions and mood as well as cognitive functions such as concentration and alertness. At the same time, it increases chemicals that helps us feel calm. In fact, L-Theanine is thought to trigger the release of alpha brain waves, the kind responsible for the “wakeful relaxation” we experience when we’re daydreaming, meditating or being creative; the place where new ideas can be found!
This plant root has been around for thousands of years, originally used as herbal medicine in ancient China. An adaptogen, Panax Ginseng is part of a group of healing plants that support our ability to adapt to physical and mental stressors. As life continues to get busier and more stressful, Panax Ginseng helps support our mental wellbeing by improving mood, suppressing stress, fighting fatigue and even has anti-inflammatory properties.
Green Coffee Bean Extract
Derived from green coffee beans, the raw unroasted state of the traditional brown coffee beans we know and love, the extract is commonly used to support energy. Unlike the roasted form that hits us hard, green coffee bean extract has a lower caffeine content and ability to sustain our energy levels.
Vive’s Vitamin B Complex
With a unique complex of B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12, vive puts the B in Brain Boosting. B vitamins are important for the brain, helping to support mood balance, greater mental energy, improved information storage and long-term, overall brain health. Because some B vitamins like B6 are water soluble, it’s easy for the body to absorb but impossible to store. This means it’s important to maintain a diet rich in B vitamins – we recommend a can of vive to help you meet your daily requirements!
Well-known for its ability to fight cold and flu, Vitamin C also plays an important role in brain health and our overall mental state. This antioxidant vitamin is highly concentrated in the brain and helps use chemicals like dopamine, aid in the complex process of generating brain cells and protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals – yes please! By supporting these brain processes, Vitamin C can have cognitive benefits such as enhanced memory, focus and concentration. The body doesn’t store Vitamin C so it’s important to get your daily intake.