Dad Was Right: Sugar Rots Your Brain

Does Your Sugar Intake Approach the "Tipping Point?" There's a reason Mental Mojo is sweetened with natural stevia: sugar is linked to Alzheimer's. As a neurochemist-designed, patent-pending brain booster whose actives were originally developed to fight this pernicious disease, we saw the proverbial writing on the wall with sugar years ago, but it wasn't until February of 2017 that the Sugar-Alzheimer's link was made official in a clinical study conducted by the University of Bath. The study…

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Can Pupil Size Predict IQ?

Could IQ--a famous standard of intelligence that has long eluded quantification--be as easy to measure as pupil size? Could the reason why establish a link between norepinephrine and fluid intelligence (and therefore, Mental Mojo consumption--See last paragraph)? Georgia psychologists Jason Tsukahara and colleagues hypothesize affirmatively in a paper they published two months ago. First a little background. Pupils have long been known to vary in size due to changes in emotional state and cognitive effort (i.e., brain strain). As Tsukahara writes: Starting in…

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These Psychological/Personality Factors Predict Success

Yale Professor Amy Chua made big waves in academia with her 2014 book The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America. Her theory that three traits--belief in superiority of one's group, feelings of insecurity, and impulse control--explain the greater success of cultural groups such as Mormons, Nigerians, Persians, East Asians and Jews was denounced widely (particularly among Asian americans) for perpetuating the "model minority" stereotype. In 2016, two researchers, Joshua Hart and…

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Vinpocetine: The MVP of Nootropic Supplementation

The most powerful of Mental Mojo's active ingredients is plant-derived Vinpocetine, also known as “Viagra for the brain.”[1] As stated in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Vinpocetine “turns up our mind and keeps our lights bright at the same time that it helps our cardiovascular and GI systems, along with muscles, joints and sensory organs to function better.” [2] Vinpocetine’s brain-boosting benefits stem from its increase in cerebral oxygen delivery, scavenging of hydroxyl radicals and…

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Sleep Like a Genius

Dreaming of success? Maybe it's literally time to stop dreaming. Sleep, or lack thereof, seems to be a common thread among some of history’s most successful people. Leonardo DaVinici never got a full night’s sleep, and instead relied on 20 minute naps every 4 hours! In this week’s Science Saturday, check out this infographic to help you sleep like a genius.    

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