Constant Focus is one of the more interesting memory supplements available. Most brain improvement supplements focus on just a few ingredients, but Constant Focus takes the approach of hitting cognitive impairment from all angles.
Constant Focus Stand Out Ingredients
This aids in the formation of phosphatidylcholine, a primary phospholipid of the membranes of cells, including brain cells.
Choline is also involved in the formation of acetylcholine — an extremely important brain chemical associated with memory.
We can get Choline from a diet rich in eggs, meat, fish and legumes. If you have a healthy diet consisting of whole unprocessed foods in abundance you may not be deficient. From my observations most people don’t have a good diet. Further, the body cannot make Choline if you are deficient. Dr. Steven Zeisel, conducting a study where volunteers consumed a choline deficient diet. The result was an inability for the body to produce ample amounts of Choline. (Zeisel 1991)
Bottom Line: Choline is essential to brain health. If your diet isn’t good you are likely low on Choline. Anecdotally users of Choline have noticed improved focus.
Dimethyl-amino-ethanol is very similar chemically to Choline. It’s also been linked to Acetylcholine, but this is speculative at best. Studies show DMAE has little effect on memory or cognitive improvement.
Anecdotally, users of DMAE find they have feel more “alert” and “motivated” to accomplish tasks.
Bottom line: While DMAE might not be associated with improvement in memory it has helped people become more alert, engaged and interested in getting things done, which may help overcome some aspects of cognitive decline.
DHA (fish oil)
This Omega-3 fatty acid is found in fish. These are essential to a healthy brain and healthy body. DHA, along with arachidonic acid (AA) are the two most common fatty acids that combine with glycerol, phosphorus and an amine to form a phospholipid.
Phospholipids are found in pretty much every cell in the body and especially brain cells. They are essential for communication between brain cells and also the proper function of receptors.
Most people do not get an adequate amount of DHA in their diet.
Do you think this could have any effect on how well your brain functions?
With all nutrients there is always the question of whether the supplement can survive the harsh environment of the stomach and incorporate into the body. Well a study of rats have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids added to the diet can indeed travel and incorporate from gut to brain cell membranes (Jumpsen 1997).
Further it is shown that phospholipids that make up cell membranes decline with age. (Soderberg 1991).
Bottom line: There is plenty of credible evidence to suggest DHA is extremely important in the formation of healthy brain cell membranes.
Also known, as b1 is important in the utilization of carbohydrates. Further it is necessary for the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is also useful in the detoxification of the body from alcohol consumption and chronic drinkers may have an increased physiological need for Thiamine.
Bottom line: I take B-1 and notice a difference in energy levels at higher doses as well as a shortening of any “hang over” like effects from having more than a couple drinks.
Vitamins, such as C, E, B6, B12, and folic acid. I kind of lump these all together because they are necessary for healthy human function (including brain function), and it has been shown that the elderly may be low in B vitamins especially if on a poor diet.
There are a few other trace ingredients, but I feel these are the most important for cognitive function and improvement.
Does Constant Focus Work?
All supplements tend to have mixed reviews.
It’s not that supplements are a scam, it’s just they don’t work for everyone. You really have to be willing to not only learn about the ingredients of supplements and how they work…
…but also try them out once in a while and see if they work for you.
For some people Constant Focus works great. For others it is less effective.
Constant Focus might be right for you if:
- Your diet is poor
- Do not eat high quality fish
- Feel a lack of motivation or focus
The only way to really know if it works for you is to give it a shot.
Luckily according to the Constant Focus website there is a 30-day no hassle guarantee.