Focus and Energy
Enjoy Consistent Energy, Better Mental Focus, and Improved Concentration without the side effects of caffeine or energy drinks.
Think that extra cup of coffee (or three) is harmless? Think again. Excess, long-term caffeine use is associated with dehydration (which can harm your body in numerous ways), stress on your heart, high blood pressure, sleep issues, moodiness, jitteriness, and headaches, to name a few.
If you’re looking for a smoother “pick me up,” Focus and Energy naturally supports your body’s energy level with caffeine-free green tea, choline and the special adaptogens Rhodiola, ashwagandha, and ginseng.
And unlike the energy blast some of us get from our go-to daily stimulants (coffee, diet soda, caffeine pills), there is no mood-thudding crash. We call it clean energy!
Multi-Mechanism Formula with Adaptogens
The formula’s effectiveness is based on its exclusive combination of energizing herbs and adaptogens. Adaptogens are a class of herbs that help your body adapt to environmental, physical, and emotional stressors and help protect against the draining effects of stress.
These specially selected nutrients work through multiple mechanisms to support enhanced mental focus and sustained energy. Plus, Focus and Energy is safe, natural and non-habit forming.
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Ingredients & Facts
|Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (decaf)
(min. 95% [570 mg] polyphenols/70% [420 mg]
catechins/45% [270 mg] EGCG) (leaves)
|Sensoril® Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
extract (root/leaf) Patented standardized process
containing: Withanolide glycosides, min. 8% - key glycosides,
Withanolide aglycone, min. 2% - immunomodulator, Oligo-
saccahrides, min. 32% - enhances bioactivity
|Rhodiola Rosea extract (min. 3% [6 mg]
rosavins/1% [2 mg] salidrosides) (root)
|Panax ginseng extract
(min. 15% [30 mg] ginsenosides) (root)
|Choline (bitartrate)||55 mg|||
| Daily Value (DV) not established.
Sensoril® is a registered trademark of Natreon, Inc. US Patents 6,153,198 & 7,318,938
Vegetable cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica.
Free from milk, dairy, gluten, wheat, yeast, soy, eggs, corn, sugars, artificial colors and flavorings.
A staple in Asian culture, green tea (Camellia sinensis) supports healthy blood vessels and increased blood flow to the brain. It has also been associated with lower risk of cognitive decline and memory loss in old age.
Choline is essential in the formation of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in mental function. Choline enhances focus and the ability to concentrate; supports healthy memory; and promotes calm.
Used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine, Sensoril ashwagandha is an adaptogen that supports the body’s healthy response to stress by promoting calm and overall mental focus. Ashwagandha has also been associated with improved memory and attention.
One of the best studied and most potent fast-acting adaptogens. Rhodiola has been shown to help improve physical and mental performance, fight fatigue, and support a positive mood. It also helps to increase the availability of energy during the day and promote restful sleep.
Panax ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng, is a potent adaptogen with a long history of traditional use. Ginseng contains naturally occurring ginsenosides, which play a role in well-being, mental focus, and sharpened memory by promoting the release of nitric oxide, which opens up blood vessels and improves blood flow to your brain and muscles.
Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub. It has been shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The standardized extract epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant polyphenolic catechin in green tea and is a free radical scavenger which has been shown to have neuroprotective properties.1-3 Green tea has also been shown to increase energy expenditure4 as well as the maintenance of cardiovascular and metabolic health.5
- Bitu Pinto N, da Silva Alexandre B, Neves KR, Silva AH, Leal LK, Viana GS. Neuroprotective Properties of the Standardized Extract from Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) and Its Main Bioactive Components, Epicatechin and Epigallocatechin Gallate, in the 6-OHDA Model of Parkinson's Disease. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM. 2015;2015:161092.
- Assuncao M, Andrade JP. Protective action of green tea catechins in neuronal mitochondria during aging. Frontiers in bioscience. 2015;20:247-262.
- Afzal M, Safer AM, Menon M. Green tea polyphenols and their potential role in health and disease. Inflammopharmacology. Aug 2015;23(4):151-161.
- Turkozu D, Acar Tek N. A Minireview of Effects of Green Tea on Energy Expenditure. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. Jun 19 2015:0.
- Wolfram S. Effects of green tea and EGCG on cardiovascular and metabolic health. J Am Coll Nutr. Aug 2007;26(4):373S-388S.
Choline is a nutrient essential to the structure and function of all cells. It is a precursor molecule involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is important for normal brain function.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng, Indian Winter Cherry) is a revered herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system and is native to India, Nepal and Pakistan that is routinely used as a nerve tonic to enhance energy and endurance and to reduce stress. Ashwagandha has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antistress and adaptogenic properties, which has been used to alleviate fatigue and promote well-being.1-4 In a randomized controlled trial where participants received counseling, deep-breathing and Ashwagandha over a 12-week time frame, significant improvements were observed in mental health, fatigue, concentration, social functioning, vitality and quality of life as compared to a psychotherapy intervention.3 Ashwagandha functions to support the nervous system,2,3 reduce serum cortisol levels3 and improve energy levels and mitochondrial function.4
- Biswal BM, Sulaiman SA, Ismail HC, Zakaria H, Musa KI. Effect of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) on the development of chemotherapy-induced fatigue and quality of life in breast cancer patients. Integrative cancer therapies. Jul 2013;12(4):312-322.
- Chandrasekhar K, Kapoor J, Anishetty S. A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Indian journal of psychological medicine. Jul 2012;34(3):255-262.
- Cooley K, Szczurko O, Perri D, et al. Naturopathic care for anxiety: a randomized controlled trial ISRCTN78958974. PLoS One. 2009;4(8):e6628.
- Singh N, Bhalla M, de Jager P, Gilca M. An overview on ashwagandha: a Rasayana (rejuvenator) of Ayurveda. African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM / African Networks on Ethnomedicines. 2011;8(5 Suppl):208-213.
Rhodiola belongs to the family Crassulaceae and is a plant that grows in cold mountainous regions of the world including the Arctic, Iceland, Russia, Scandinavia and the Alps. Extracts from this plant have been used to enhance physical and mental performance1,2 fight fatigue,3 with emerging evidence supporting cognition and mood.1,4-7 In a randomized, placebo controlled trial on the efficacy of Rhodiola to combat fatigue, it was shown that 28 days on Rhodiola exerted an anti-fatigue effect that improved mental performance and the ability to concentrate.3
- Hung SK, Perry R, Ernst E. The effectiveness and efficacy of Rhodiola rosea L.: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology. Feb 15 2011;18(4):235-244.
- Noreen EE, Buckley JG, Lewis SL, Brandauer J, Stuempfle KJ. The effects of an acute dose of Rhodiola rosea on endurance exercise performance. J Strength Cond Res. Mar 2013;27(3):839-847.
- Olsson EM, von Scheele B, Panossian AG. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of the standardised extract shr-5 of the roots of Rhodiola rosea in the treatment of subjects with stress-related fatigue. Planta medica. Feb 2009;75(2):105-112.
- Mao JJ, Xie SX, Zee J, et al. Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology. Mar 15 2015;22(3):394-399.
- Ross SM. Rhodiola rosea (SHR-5), Part 2: A standardized extract of Rhodiola rosea is shown to be effective in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. Holistic nursing practice. May-Jun 2014;28(3):217-221.
- Panossian A, Wikman G, Sarris J. Rosenroot (Rhodiola rosea): traditional use, chemical composition, pharmacology and clinical efficacy. Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology. Jun 2010;17(7):481-493.
- Bystritsky A, Kerwin L, Feusner JD. A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). J Altern Complement Med. Mar 2008;14(2):175-180.
Panax ginseng is a plant with fleshy roots that grows in the northern hemisphere of eastern Asia, Korea and Russia. It is often used to support and maintain homeostasis in the body and enhance energy. Panax ginseng has been demonstrated to enhance cognitive performance and mood in healthy volunteers.1-4 Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have demonstrated its anti-fatigue properties5,6 which may be due to the antioxidant capacity of the compounds within Panax ginseng to ameliorate the structural degeneration of the mitochondria.7
- Reay JL, Scholey AB, Kennedy DO. Panax ginseng (G115) improves aspects of working memory performance and subjective ratings of calmness in healthy young adults. Human psychopharmacology. Aug 2010;25(6):462-471.
- Reay JL, Kennedy DO, Scholey AB. Effects of Panax ginseng, consumed with and without glucose, on blood glucose levels and cognitive performance during sustained 'mentally demanding' tasks. J Psychopharmacol. Nov 2006;20(6):771-781.
- Reay JL, Kennedy DO, Scholey AB. Single doses of Panax ginseng (G115) reduce blood glucose levels and improve cognitive performance during sustained mental activity. J Psychopharmacol. Jul 2005;19(4):357-365.
- Kennedy DO, Scholey AB, Wesnes KA. Dose dependent changes in cognitive performance and mood following acute administration of Ginseng to healthy young volunteers. Nutr Neurosci. 2001;4(4):295-310.
- Kim HG, Cho JH, Yoo SR, et al. Antifatigue effects of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e61271.
- Etemadifar M, Sayahi F, Abtahi SH, et al. Ginseng in the treatment of fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot study. Int J Neurosci. Jul 2013;123(7):480-486.
- Wang J, Sun C, Zheng Y, Pan H, Zhou Y, Fan Y. The effective mechanism of the polysaccharides from Panax ginseng on chronic fatigue syndrome. Archives of pharmacal research. Apr 2014;37(4):530-538.
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