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Man Sports Brain Bridge is an advanced supplement with a nootropic effect. It contains only active ingredients with intensive, proven effect, promoting cognitive functions.
We may notice in modern supplementation a clear stream of moving away from traditional supplements focused only on the promotion of building muscle mass, reducing fat and stimulation before training. Dominant producers on the market release new preparations which aim at stimulating brain functions. They constitute both support for all people burdened with mental effort and another step on the field of pre-workouts, as this is the brain that manages the whole movement apparatus. The company Man Sports has decided to create a groundbreaking product, which sets trends on the supplementation market of brain support. Brain Bridge is an incredibly complex preparation, containing the full spectrum of substances with nootropic effect. In the composition of the preparations divided into four formulas and a vitamin additive we will find:
Acetyl-l-Carnitine – a highly bioavailable form of carnitine, playing the function of a transporter of nutritious substances to mitochondria inside the cells of the human organism. By stimulating the distribution of substrates to oxidative processes, it positively influences the aerobic process of energy extraction. In this way, it supports the efficiency of all tissues, including the brain. Moreover, supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine demonstrates positive influence on the metabolism of neurotransmitters.
The effectiveness of carnitine on the field of supporting cognitive functions is so significant that it is indicated as an effective supportive means for healthy people and those who deal with diseases that lower mental abilities.
Alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine – also known as Alpha GPC, appears in the preparation in the legally protected form of AlphaSize™. It is a phospholipid, which constitutes the source of choline, which is a direct precursor of acetylcholine. Increasing the supply of the substrate for the synthesis of ACh has a stimulating effect on the production of this neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine, as the main neuronal neurotransmitter with a stimulating activity, plays an incredibly important role in cognitive processes. It was proven that the application of alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine positively influences cognitive functions, facilitates memorizing and increases the ability to associate facts. Alpha GPC is commonly considered to be a basic, safe and at the same time effective nootropic substance.
L-phenylalanine – an amino acid present on the pathway of tyrosine synthesis. Increasing its supply is conducive to the promotion of tyrosine synthesis, which in turn constitutes a precursor for stimulating catecholamines and dopamine which promotes sensorimotor abilities and is also present in the motivation center. It easily crosses blood-brain barrier, thanks to which even small portions demonstrate considerable effectiveness. Apart from the ability to promote cognitive functions, phenylalanine may also have antidepressant and analgesic effects.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – highly bioavailable form of tyrosine, an amino acid which is a precursor of the compounds incredibly important for brain functions. It is present, i.a. on the pathway of dopamine synthesis, demonstrating the activity in the central nervous system and a transmitter responsible for positive emotional states and motivation. It also positively influences neuromotor coordination.
Moreover, tyrosine is present on the pathway of the synthesis of adrenaline and noradrenaline. They are hormones with strong stimulating effect, introducing the organism in the state of increased alertness. It is reflected in facilitated concentration and stimulation conducive to maintaining high abilities to learn for a long time.
Tyrosine is also used by the thyroid. Being a precursor for its hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine, its supplementation may positively influence the pace of metabolism.
Bacopa Monnieri extract – a herb willingly used in traditional eastern medicine as a means supporting efficiency of the brain for long years. Currently, scientific studies confirm the nootropic effect of bacopa. It owes its considerable effectiveness to the wide spectrum of the activity in the organism. It promotes nerve communication, stimulates the growth of dendrites and also influences the metabolism of dopamine and serotonin. The application of bacopa Monnieri is indicated as an effective way to increase the ability to memorize.
Adaptogenic effect of this herb is also conducive to the improvement of cognitive functions. Thanks to increasing tolerance of the organism to stress factors, bacopa Monnieri may eliminate the state of excessive tension, inhibiting learning, e.g. before tough exams. It allows to introduce the organism in the state of relaxation, conducive to concentration and effective knowledge acquisition.
Phosphatidylserine – contained in the preparation in the protected formula SerinAid™. It is a phospholipid abundantly appearing in the nervous tissue of a human being. It increases tolerance of the organism to stress factors, may be helpful in decreasing excessively high levels of cortisol. Research indicates the effectiveness of phosphatidylserine even towards hyperactivity caused by a disease (ADHD). Apart from this, supplementation with this phospholipid directly increases mental abilities. Apart from this, supplementation with this phospholipid directly increases mental abilities. The promotion of cognitive functions stimulated by phosphatidylserine may be effective even towards changes induced by aging of the organism.
AstraGIN™ - patent-protected mixture of extracts from the bark of Astragalus membranaceus Bunge and false ginseng. It is used in supplementation due to its ability to increase assimilability of other active ingredients. Apart from this, it may also promote insulin sensitivity, positively influencing metabolism of carbohydrates. Moreover, it may demonstrate adaptogenic effectiveness, increasing tolerance of the organism to stress factors.
Huperzine A – obtained from the leaves of Huperzia serrata, present in the preparation in the form of a standardized extract. It is an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme breaking down acetylcholine. In this way, it influences the increase of the amount of ACh in the organism and consequently, the promotion of its stimulating activity in the nervous system. It is reflected in the considerable improvement of cognitive abilities. Supplementation with huperzine A facilitates memorization, supports concentration and helps to associate facts.
Natural Caffeine Blend
Caffeine – in the supplement it comes from the standardized extract from the seeds of green coffee. It is an incredibly popular and at the same time common stimulant. It decreases the feeling of fatigue and stimulates thanks to the two important mechanisms of activity. Firstly, it is a competitive inhibitor of adenosine, a factor transmitting information about fatigue. Caffeine, by binding with adenosine receptors, inhibits their activation, reducing the feeling of fatigue. Moreover, caffeine is also a competitive inhibitor of cAMP-phosphodiesterase, an enzyme breaking down cyclic adenosine monophosphate to its inactive form. In this way, it increases the amount of cAMP in cells, promoting its metabolism and strengthening the effectiveness of adrenaline.
Theanine – an amino acid, demonstrating relaxing activity. It increases cognitive abilities by limiting excessive emotional tension. It facilitates concentration of the performed mental work, stimulating learning effectiveness. The application of theanine is related to introducing the brain in the work of alpha brainwaves, which are noted in the states of deep relaxation and high mental efficiency, characteristic for example to meditation.
Theanine also demonstrates incredible synergism of activity with caffeine. It decreases its side-effects, such as excessive stimulation and has no negative influence on its positive activity in the organism. The application of these substances in the preparation allows to derive maximal effectiveness from each of them.
Theacrine – present in the proprietary form of the formula TeaCrine®. It is an alkaloid, structurally similar to caffeine. Its activity in the organism is also similar. Theacrine is attributed the same stimulating properties as caffeine, however, it demonstrates gentler activity. Its application is encumbered with a minimal risk of side-effects, such as irritation. Moreover, it increases energy level for longer and more steadily than caffeine.
20/20 Vision Support
Lutein – a xanthophyll demonstrating protective influence on eyesight. It protects eyesight from the harmful activity of UV radiation. It prevents visual impairments, including macular degradation. Moreover, it positively influences mental ability. The most recent studies prove that it slows down aging processes which give symptoms of cognitive function deterioration.
Zeaxanthin – similarly to lutein, it is a naturally occurring pigment with antioxidant properties, thanks to which it protects eyesight. Taking care about the functions of the eye is especially important for people intensively working intellectually, which is related to considerable burden of the eyesight.
LTP Mental Domination™
Sceletium Tortuosum extract – extract from the plant called Kanna, especially willingly used on the terrains of South Africa. It is the source of alkaloids with adaptogenic and anti-stress effect. It increases tolerance of the organism to stress, decreases excessive emotional tension and facilitates relaxation. It is conducive to concentration on the performed task and decreases anxiety felt before the exam or caused by pressure at work. It may also decrease cortisol level.
Coleus Forskohlii – appears also as Indian nettle or forskolin. It contains many biologically active compounds, thanks to which it demonstrates a wide spectrum of pro-health properties. Due to the ability to promote the concentration of cyclic adenosine monophosphate in a cell, forskolin works on this field synergistically with caffeine, also present in the preparation. Moreover, Coleus Forskohlii may increase the pace of fatty tissue reduction.
Vitamin B6 – a vitamin with key meaning for energy efficiency of the organism. It regulates the synthesis of many enzymes, facilitating proper energy extraction from nutrients. It also influences the distribution of glucose in the organism. Apart from this, vitamin B6 has influence on the functions of the nervous system. One of the enzymes dependent on this vitamin is a compound stimulating the transformation of L-DOPA to dopamine.
Vitamin B12 – contained in the form of methylcobalamin, plays a key role in the process of methylation, facilitating efficient energy extraction by the organism. First of all, it is a coenzyme in the reaction of methylation of homocysteine to methionine. Secondly, it regulates the conversion of methylmalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA. By promoting the efficiency of methylation, vitamin B12 enables efficient functioning of the whole organism. Moreover, this vitamin takes part in the production of myelin sheath, supporting the nervous system. There are also some sources indicating the increase of cognitive abilities as a result of cobalamin supplementation.
To sum up, MAN Sports Brain Bridge is an incredibly advanced supplement, supporting cognitive abilities in various ways. It introduces the organism in the state of increased alertness, is conducive to concentration and facilitates memorization and fact association. Thanks to the wide composition, based on the most effective active ingredients, is allows to achieve maximal effectiveness of supplementation towards mental ability.
The supplement is distinguished by incredibly well-thought-out application of stimulants, thanks to which it reduces fatigue, but doesn’t cause irritation, inhibiting concentration on the performed work. In order not to forfeit this effect, I recommend to totally exclude other substances with the stimulating effect during the application of this preparation.
The product may be effectively used as a pre-workout supplement, especially in disciplines requiring high mental efficiency and neuromotor coordination.
MAN sports is a company offering a large selection of supplements for athletes. Among the products of this brand are creatine stacks, testosterone boosters, pre-workout supplements, supplements supporting the liver, helping to burn fat and increase the strength and endurance.
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|per portion (6g)||amount||%DV|
|B-6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)||5 mg||384%|
|B-12 (as methylcobalamin)||250 mcg||10,416%|
|LTP Mental Domination||87 mg||**|
|Sceletium Tortuosum Extract (minimum 0.35% alkaloids) (aerial parts)||80 mg||**|
|Coleus Forskohlii 95%||7 mg||**|
|BrainBridge Formula||2400.2 mg||**|
|AlphaSize™ (Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline)||600 mg||**|
|Bacopa monnieri Leaf 10:1 Extract||150 mg||**|
|SerinAid™ (PhosphatidylSerine (PS) enriched soybean phospholipid)||100 mg||**|
|AstraGIN™ Proprietary Blend||50 mg||**|
|[Astragalus membranaceus Extract (root) & Panax notoginseng Extract] (root)||**|
|Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata leaf standardized extract)||200 mcg||**|
|Natural Caffeine Blend||425 mg||**|
|Green Coffee Beans Standardized for 98% Natural Caffeine||125 mg||**|
|(yielding 122.5mg of Caffeine)||**|
|Theacrine (as TeaCrine®)||100 mg||**|
|20/20 Vision Support||22 mg||**|
Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K).
What is methylcobalamin?
Methylcobalamin is a biologically active form of vitamin B12. It is one of the two forms of this vitamin that may be used as cofactors in various reactions. It differs from popular cyanocobalamin in the presence of methyl group instead of cyanide, thanks to which it releases the organism from the need of neutralizing this harmful factor.
The methyl group from methylcobalamin may be transferred to homocysteine, thanks to which it comes back in the form of methionine in order to be further converted to SAMe, which is the main donor of methyl groups in our organism. These methyl groups may be then used in the processes of creatine production, in neurotransmitter metabolism and as DNA methylation, thanks to which we achieve proper energy level, better well-being and generally better condition of the organism. B12 is a coenzyme for three enzymes: isomerase, methyltransferase and dehalogenase.
Apart from the influence on the nervous system, the supply of vitamin B12 is also very important for the proper synthesis of red cells as well as hemoglobin and anemia prevention.
Methylcobalamin in mono-supplements and complex vitamin preparations may be found in the offer of muscle-zone.pl.
L-carnitine is a vitamin-like substance, synthesized in the body from amino acids (lysine and methionine) and available in foods of animal origin. It is a component of muscle (including cardiac muscle) and nerve tissue. Involved in the metabolism of fats affecting the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria of the cell, facilitating their burning and energy production. It is a potent antioxidant, contributing to the improvement of the aerobic condition and accelerating the recovery after intense exercise. Recommended for use for representatives of endurance sports. In the sports supplementation there are available mono-preparation of carnitine (in liquid form, acetylated [ALC], esterified [see. Propionyl-L-carnitine]) and multicomponent (e.g. in a complex with organic acids - see. L-carnitine tartrate) energetic, weight loss and improving the exercise capacity supplements, to be purchased at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: 1 - 3 g per day in 1 - 3 doses, preferably about 45 - 60 minutes prior to exercise.
Choline belongs to the soluble in liquids group of B vitamins. It is an organic nitrogen base containing lecithin, and acetylcholine. Together with inositol is involved in the metabolism of fats and cholesterol metabolism, preventing its accumulation on the walls of arteries and deposits in the gallbladder. With the penetration of the brain, contained lecithin improves its action and improves memory. Used in the treatment of age-related diseases (Alzheimer's). It occurs in plant foods: yeast, wheat germ, lecithin, green leafy vegetables and egg yolks.
N-acetyl-L-tyrosine - acetylated form of tyrosine (an endogenous amino acid) improves the solubility and bioavailability of active ingredients. It can be used in lower doses than those taken as free tyrosine. It has a higher availability to the nerve tissue, reduces the feeling of fatigue, improves the exercise capacity psycho (psychostimulant), and, it is a additive to thermogenic effect preparations. It is used in medicine (increases levels of neurotransmitters including dopamine and norepinephrine) and sports dietary supplementation, in pre- and post-workout supplements, as well as fat burners, no-boosters and pre-workout creatine stacks and supplements and energizing beverages.
Dosage: In divided doses ranging from 100-300 mg per day.
Bacopa monnieri (bacopa cordata) - a plant of the family Scropfulariacea rich in a number of active ingredients, such as bacosides (A and B), monnierasides, hersaponin, alkaloids (herpestine, brahmin), mannitol, phytosterols and flavonoids. It has stimulant properties that affect memory and concentration. It is an antioxidant and has a beneficial effect on the biological renewal of an organism. Accelerates protein synthesis and has adaptogenic effect. Willingly used by students during preparation for end-of-term examinations, in sports supplementation is recommended in the period of intensified training, during sporting competitions (rarely before an short-term exercise). Part of the creatine stacks, no-boosters and herbal preparations for increase of concentration and mood.
SeridAid (other name Phosphatidyl serine) compound belonging to the phospholipids present in natural form in the brain, and soy milk, it is an activator of protein kinase C (an enzyme localized in the brain), acting positively on the nervous system (improves the functions of cognition and memory and concentration), increases the ability to receive external stimuli and intensifies the process of information processing. Phosphatidyl serine used in food reduces the level of the hormone cortisol located in the catabolic muscle, affecting adversely the metabolism, resulting in a decrease in muscle mass and fat gain. The use of Phosphatidyl serine affects the rate of convalescence, recovery after injuries and maintaining psychophysical condition. Formulations containing Phosphatidyl serine are rarely used due to their high price. SerinAid is a component of certain dietary supplements used by athletes and people with mental activity, available at www.muscle-zone.pl.
Dosage: 300 - 800 mg / 24h
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid, which is a derivative of serine, corresponding to the construction and operation of the cell membrane. It participates in many reactions that stimulate the activity of the nervous system, affects the better concentration, cognition and memory. It affects the course of anabolic catabolic processes and effectively reduces cortisol levels even within several tens of percent, with serine supplementation of phosphatides, which allows to stay active for a longer period of time. Used in sports and psychophysicaly active people supplementation in the form of a few preparations. Because of the high price of raw material, rarely used by our customers.
Dosage: 300-800 mg daily (customary in supplementation).
Soybeans (Soja hispida), the plant imported into Polish, the medicinal raw material and food are seeds (Semen sojae), which is a rich source of protein (approx. 50%), nitrogen-free compounds, fibre, lecithin, genistein and greasy oil. Soybean oil is one of the more preferred oils for health due to the presence of the beta-sitosterol. Scientifically the substances contained in soy confirm its effect on the lipid profile (lower cholesterol in the blood), anti-atherosclerotic effect. It is also used as a food product in the household, replacing the beans. It is a component of protein-carbohydrate and protein supplements and soybean oil, available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Astragin is a patented formula, which increases the absorption of amino acids, sugars and vitamins. With insulin sensitivity, it helps to lower blood sugar levels, increasing glycogen reserves up to several dozen percent. It contains natural ingredients, that are extracts of ginseng and astragalus. It is a part of sport diet supplements in the form of pre-workout creatine stacks, amino acid products and so-called "testosterone boosters."
Dosage: 50 mg per day.
Proprietary blend - is a complex of bioactive ingredients in the proportions, which are covered by the manufacturer's patent. According to the law in force in Poland, the components of the blend are known, and , by the place on the packaging, you can identify which components are in bigger amount (the components are listed in the decreasing order of amounts).
Proprietary blends are used in many food supplements, such as creatine stacks, no-boosters, fat burners and pro-testosterone supplements, improving libido.
Astragalus belongs to the legume family (Fabaceae), originating in China. It is a source of nutrients: astragalosides (triterpenes), flavonoids and glycosides. It stimulates cell metabolism, affects the absorption of nutrients. Increases immunity. It has a positive effect on reducing stress and depression. It increases energy and vitality.
In the sports supplementation, it used as an herbal extract that affects immunity and acts to reduce stress. A part of herbal formulas, so-called adaptogens and preparations, which increase the level of testosterone and creatine stacks. Recommended during fatigue and tendency of frequent upper respiratory tract infections (colds, tonsillitis).
Dosage: the lack of standards defining the daily requirement
Huperzine A - an alkaloid of plant origin having the ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, it is a negative catalyst for the degradation of acetylcholine, that improves nerve conduction and having a significant impact on the concentration, cognition and memory. It helps mitigate the effects of oxidative stress, and prevents the depressions, has neuroprotective actions improving well-being. In the sports supplementation it is recommended at pre-workout, pre-effort and during workouts in order to improve concentration, as an component of advanced creatine stack, no-boosters as well as herbal remedies that improve mood.
Huperzia serrata - a plant family Huperziaceae occurring in the Far and Middle East. It is a source of huperzine A - an alkaloid having the ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, which is a negative catalyst for the degradation of acetylcholine, that improves nerve conduction and having a significant impact on the concentration, cognition and memory. It helps to mitigate the effects of oxidative stress, and prevents the depressions, has neuroprotective actions improving well-being.. In the sports supplementation it is recommended at pre-workout, pre-effort and during workouts in order to improve concentration, as an component of advanced creatine stack, no-boosters as well as herbal remedies that improve mood.
Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, 1-methylotheobromine) is a purine alkaloid occurring in the natural state in plants (Coffea arabica, Camelia sinensis, Paulinia cupana, Ilex paraguariensis), which acts as a natural pesticide, acting toxic to insects. Peculiar smell and taste also deters herbivores. Caffeine in the body inhibits the adenosine receptors in the brain, fighting fatigue and allowing for action activation. It has a beneficial effect on the metabolism of oxygen, which increases the exercise capacity (strength and endurance) and rapid post-workout recovery. In the sports supplementation, caffeine is used as a stimulant nervous system. It has the thermogenic potential and in combination with other substances (e.g. Polyphenols, both occurring in coffee beans, such as cocoa beans, tea leaves and mate) can effectively participate in the reduction of body fat. It is included in many dietary stimulants (creatine stacks, no-boosters, beverages). It is a component of fat burners. It is also in the form of mono-preparation supplements.
Dosage: 100-600 mg per day. Due to the long release of activity should not be used in the evening, before sleep.
L-theanine is an amino acid, not building proteins, occurring naturally in the dried green tea leaves, absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, overcomes easily blood-brain barrier, affecting the nervous system and the relation between neurotransmitters (e.g.dDopamine, serotonin, gamma-aminobutyric acid), with a relaxing effect and increases the psycho-physical capacity, (concentration, memory, alertness). Recommended for use for people burdened with considerable physical effort, athletes of sport disciplines that require concentration and memory, also for students in the period before exams. Available in the form of mono-preparations and multi-component relaxing and post-workout anti-stress supplements..
Dosage: customarily used in supplementation 50-200mg per day
Theacrine is a purine alkaloid which occurs naturally in the fruits of cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum) and the leaves of Camellia assamica. It is structurally similar to caffeine but it has also additional ketone and methyl groups. It also energises, enhances focus and reduces drowsiness and fatigue. In contrary to caffeine, it has more lasting effects and rather does not affect blood pressure. Furthermore, it has been observed that the body develops tolerance to theacrine more slowly and that is why there is no need to increase its dosage to obtain the desired results.
Like caffeine, theacrine can bind to adenosine receptors without activating them. Nonetheless, its effects depend on the dosage. Its high doses block adenosine receptors whereas low doses have the opposite effects – they boost adenosine levels in the hippocampus and that is probably why they may reduce negative effects of excessive caffeine intake. In addition, theacrine modulates dopamine receptors. Their activation leads to higher motivation and enhanced cognitive skills. It is also believed to have analgesic and antioxidant effects.
In supplementation, theacrine is treated as a stimulant. It is used to reduce drowsiness and fatigue and boost mental performance. It is often combined with caffeine to enhance and prolong its effects and prevent the harmful consequences of excess caffeine.
Theacrine is most frequently found in pre-workout supplements and fat burners based on stimulants. Single-ingredient preparations with pure theacrine are also available on the market.
Dosage: No official guidelines.
The most common daily dosage is from 50 to 300 mg. Doses below 50 mg will have a relaxing effect and those around 300 mg a stimulating effect.
Lutein, a derivative of alpha-carotene is a natural plant dye, colouring in yellow, is also present in the yolk of egg. In the body, located primarily in the retina of the human eye (together with Zeaxanthin), it acts as a natural filter for the eye, absorbing ultraviolet radiation. It is a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals. Available in the form of mono-preparation supplements and multi-compound supplements with antioxidant, protecting the eyes, action, as well as multivitamins, creatine stacks and no-boosters.
Zeaxanthin is a natural plant dye, a compound classified as carotenoids found in foods of plant origin, essential for the proper functioning of vision. Located on the retina, the so-called. yellow macula, it is responsible for visual acuity. Together with lutein (belonging to the carotenoid) it is an antioxidant, also it has the ability to absorb energy of blue light protecting eyes from organ damage.
Zeaxanthin is a component of formulations (often in combination with other carotenoids) enhancing the functioning of the organs of sight.
Dosage: Up to 2 mg per day.
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