Our brain has two methods of focusing and paying attention… one is consciously controlled, whereas the other is not.
While this may seem like strange concept, take for example when someone’s phone, who is close in proximity to you, buzzes. Typically you, and other surrounding people look up to see where the sound came from. Or for instance, when you hear a loud, sudden sound, same thing – everybody around looks up to see what happened.
This is one of our body’s safety mechanism – our brains have developed this method of focusing to alert us where there may be imminent danger.
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Strategies can be one of your greatest allies when it comes to focus and concentration, as it changes the way the brain goes about taking on a particular task. Simply changing your mind-set, and your focus strategies can drastically improve your productivity.
In this article I will share some of my most valuable strategies I personally use for tackling larger tasks that require concentration of extended periods of time to maximise productivity and content output.
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What is L-Tyrosine?
Before I dive into how you can use L-Tyrosine for losing weight, we first must define what L-Tyrosine is.. L-Tyrosine (or just Tyrosine for short) is a nonessential amino acid. The nonessential part means that the body can produce it naturally (from phenylalanine which is found in chocolate, this is why eating chocolate makes you feel good!), and an amino-acid is what peptides are comprised of. These peptides together is what makes up proteins (which is further used all throughout the body). In regards to obtaining Tyrosine naturally, for the most part, it can primarily be found in meat, fish and eggs which are all rich sources of Tyrosine.
Additional Benefits of L-Tyrosine
L-Tyrosine has many benefits – any expert in this field will recommend Tyrosine for a variety of reasons. The direct effects and benefits of Tyrosine include mood boosts, focus, motivation, memory and alertness.. just to name the primary effects – taking this supplement causes a chain reaction of general improvements due to the roll it plays in the body. Tyrosine is required for the production of dopamine, a critical neurotransmitter used all throughout the brain.
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How to Focus – an Effective, Pragmatic and Repeatable Approach to Cognitive Enhancement
For over a year I have been trying to find the answer to the question and develop a pragmatic approach to consistently deliver an effective level of focus for a sustained period of time.
Although from my research, I have concluded there is no magic bullet. However – if a base-line level of understanding of where focus comes from and what it actually is, is combined with an effective approach to support this understanding the results may astonish you (they astonished me!)
When your brain focuses on something, what it is actually doing is directing resources and blood flow to the required region of the brain. In order to support the brain’s ability to do this, there must be multiple criteria met; one of the most important is the optimal balance of neurotransmitters. If these levels are out of balance, your brain will not be able to effectively focus. There are multiple ways to achieve this. I have listed some applicable methods below:
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In this short post, I have outlined by personal favourite focus supplements – the best nootropics for achieving optimal levels of focus!
With all the confusing, and even conflicting, information out there, how is it possible to determine which nootropics are effective and are most suited to your needs? I have developed a quick and easy (free) guide to help you gain access to the knowledge you need to get you over the line!
Below I have listed the most effective nootropics that deliver consistent results for focus, from my experience.
Before you peruse the table, I would like to mention a few points on nootropics.
I like to split nootropics into two categories; the first being supplements, and the second being ‘super supplements’. Supplements are used to facilitate brain and bodily function – bringing you up to the level you need to perform at your natural best. The ‘super supplements’ are used to take you further, to get you to the level you need to be at. To explain this better, take an individual who has ADD/ADHD – supplements will help, however taking an additional ‘super supplements’ will get them to the level they need to be at to perform.
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What are Nootropics
By definition, nootropics are cognitive enhancing supplements – chemicals (regardless of whether they are naturally occurring or synthetic) that provide a benefit to our brains, improving creativity, focus, memory, motivation and executive function. Many nootropic supplements are found in everyday products – primarily in coffee, meats and other protein-containing foods, just to name a few naturally occurring sources of nootropics.
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