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The main issue with synthetic ingredients is that you don’t always get what you pay for. In reality, synthetic ingredients are well known for their low absorption, poor bioavailability, and the fact that they drain the body’s reserves of other minerals and vitamins (e.g., cofactors) required for proper absorption of other nutrients.
At BrainReference we recognize that dietary supplements can be the source of many allergic responses either due to cross-contamination with high-allergen compounds during the manufacturing process or because they incorporate ingredients obtained from high-risk allergenic foods (milk, eggs, or fish).
Companies with less integrity will use dangerous fillers as a “grease or lube” to aid in easier and faster production. Artificial dyes and colors are used to make supplements more appealing to the eye. Coatings are added to make capsules easier to swallow. How do these fillers impact your body and health?
Independent testing labs are not associated with the producing company, ingredients supplier, the company whose name appears on the product, or with the consumer. This means independent testing labs have no vested interest in the result of the testing and are less likely to “dry lab” or manipulate test results for self-serving reasons.
Executive Focus is marketed as a comprehensive formula designed to support memory and concentration and to provide stress relief. According to the manufacturer, the formula works by supplying the brain with the necessary nutrients and the adequate amount of oxygen to work properly.
Swisse, the manufacturer of Executive Focus is a leading Australian health and wellness brand. The company was set up in the 1960’s and currently markets more than 100 vitamin and health supplement products on the Australian market. In 2012, the brand goes global, with leading actress Nicole Kidman as brand ambassador.
The formula is suited for adults who wish to improve their mental stamina, boost their energy levels and perform at their best when challenged with mental and physical stress. The formula is also suitable for vegetarians. People taking anticoagulants (such as Warfarin) or blood thinning medications are not advised to use the formula.
The manufacturer mentions no gluten, lactose, egg, yeast, salt, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors have been added to the formula.
Executive Focus Ingredients
Executive Focus includes the following ingredients: Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri whole plant), Ginkgo Biloba, Vitamin B1, Nicotinamide, Vitamin B 2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6.
Executive Focus is a combination of vitamins and herbal extracts designed to assist with memory, concentration, focus and to increase stamina.
Ginkgo Biloba has been traditionally used for thousands of years for its blood circulation enhancing properties. Modern medicine has later established that there are roughly 40 components in the Ginkgo tree leaf, two of which have medicinal benefits: the Flavonoids and the Terpenoids. The two are known to possess powerful anti-oxidant properties; therefore, they reduce and may even prevent free radical damage. Terpenoids also help improve blood flow by dilating blood vessels. Several tests conducted in laboratories, on humans and animals indicate Ginkgo may be used against Alzheimer’s and dementia may improve memory, social behavior and may help fewer feelings of depression.
B Vitamins have been shown to improve mood by creating a protective shield for the neurons in the brain. They also assist with the breaking down process of homocysteine, a substance which is harmful to nerve cells and has been found in high levels in heart disease and stroke patients. B Vitamins also help with the production of red blood cells, essential to oxygen transportation.
There are no consumer testimonials available online. The recommended dosage is 1-2 tablets daily, during or immediately after a meal or as directed by a health care professional. No side effects are mentioned; however, the product comes with some precautions.
- Vegetarian formula
- No allergenic ingredients, preservatives or colorings
- Swisse is one of the most important healthcare products manufacturer in Australia
- The formula contains scientifically validated ingredients like Bacopa Monnieri and Ginkgo Biloba
- People on blood thinning medication or anticoagulants are advised not to use the formula
- There are no consumer testimonials available
The formula contains scientifically validated ingredients, both herbal ingredients such as Bacopa Monnieri, Ginkgo Biloba and a number of essential vitamins. Swisse, the manufacturer, is one of Australia’s leading companies in the field of nutritional supplementation.
Both Ginkgo and Bacopa have been tested on humans and proven cognitive functions benefits; however, they have been associated to some side effects which should be considered, even if mild and rare.
The manufacturer mentions no side effect for the combination of ingredients proposed by Executive Focus. In the absence of any consumer testimonials to validate or invalidate its effectiveness and to list potential side effects, we recommend caution and advise you to get a specialized opinion prior to use.