Friday, January 30, 2009
It's not just for kids!
Attentivechild is a lovely remedy for anyone who has trouble keeping focused. "Enhances Mental Concentration" is what it says on the label. It's made by Source Naturals, and every product of theirs I've used has worked very well for me.
I first started using Attentivechild a couple of years ago. I got a small bottle at my local health food store. The kind of work I do - making and checking affiliate links, and typing all day long - is very taxing on my brain. And some days it just starts off kinda fuzzy. (Typical fibrofog.)
When I need more focus, I reach for this handy remedy. It's a tasty chewable - also available in liquid form. Although the recommended dose for children is 2 wafers, I often just take one and my thinking becomes much clearer within minutes. Usually I take two when I'm learning something technical (ugh!) where I'm naturally slower on the uptake and my mind starts spinning. It makes learning such things a bit easier for me.
After I went through my first bottle of 30 wafers, I ordered a 120 wafer bottle, and have gone through about half of that. My only complaint about this product is that it is packed with cotton at the top of the bottle. After a while, the wafers got a little sticky and cotton fibers would stick to them. Once I noticed that, I removed the cotton, but I'm still checking every tablet for threads and finding some. If I don't remove them, the tend to stick in my throat and annoy me for a while. So whatever size you buy, remove the cotton right away!
The main ingredients in Attentivechild are DMAE, DHA and grape seed extract. DMAE has been shown to raise levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid found in found in phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine. It supports brain function and has been shown to help with both long and short-term memory. Grape Seed Extract helps reverse the effects of aging on the brain. Other ingredients include magnesium and L-Aspartate, the former helps with neurotransmitter function, the latter is an amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter.
My recommendation: if your focus has fizzled and your brain feels drained, give this remedy a try! (See ordering info below.)