Over the past few months, we’ve been working on two special formulations called the C-Suite Drip & the Powerhouse Drip. These drips are intended for the executives, entrepreneurs, business travelers, and/or individuals that traditionally experience high stress over long periods of time. They are formulated to help with symptoms associated with brain fog, mental and physical exhaustion, poor sleep, lack of focus, along with a slew of other symptoms.
What is brain fog?
Brain fog is a term that many people know but can sometimes be difficult to describe, especially if you’re feeling it. It makes people feel “fuzzy” or exhausted, and makes it almost impossible to complete normal tasks. People suffering from brain fog may experience problems with attention, concentration, speech, memory, organization, and other cognitive skills. It can be hard to keep one’s thoughts straight, and long stretches of time can pass without getting much done. They may describe being easily confused, unmotivated, or frustrated, and if the condition persists, they may feel anxious or depressed about their circumstances. Some people can work through brain fog, while others find it debilitating.
Brain fog is not just related to feeling tired after exertion, nor will it go away if a person takes a short break or rest. Brain fog does not exist on its own; it tends to be a symptom of other difficulties or disorders. Brain fog can even be a symptom of a nutrient deficiency. These can be related to lifestyle factors, emotional well-being, and physical processes. Below are some examples of causes, including what we’re learning about the novel coronavirus. Please note that many of these factors can be interrelated. For example, chronic stress may lead to not eating and sleeping well, and can negatively influence cardiovascular health.
-via Kris Verroulx PsyD, https://sanfrancisconeuropsychology.org/blog/brain-fog/
Our C-Suite Drip & Powerhouse Drip both contain:
B complex, the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — are all water soluble vitamins, and play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day. While many of the following vitamins work in tandem, each has its own specific benefits.
- B-1 (thiamine)–enables the body to use carbohydrates as energy. It is essential for glucose metabolism, and it plays a key role in nerve, muscle, and heart function.
- B-2 (riboflavin)– helps break down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It plays an important role in maintaining the body’s energy supply. Riboflavin helps convert carbohydrates into adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP produces energy as the body requires it. ATP is vital for storing energy in muscles.
- B-3 (niacin)– It helps the body to use proteins and fats, and it keeps the skin, hair, and nervous system healthy. Other possible benefits of B-3 stem from its ability to lower cholesterol, and its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties.
- B-5 (pantothenic acid)– It helps produce energy by breaking down fats and carbohydrates. It also promotes healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver.
- B-6 (pyridoxine) – It benefits the central nervous system and metabolism. Its roles include turning food into energy and helping to create neurotransmitters (chemical messengers), such as serotonin and dopamine.
- B-7 (biotin)– helps the body metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and protein. B7 cannot be synthesized by human cells, but it is produced by bacteria in the body.
- B-9 (folic acid)– also called folate. Folate helps make DNA and other genetic material. It plays a key role in breaking down homocysteine, an amino acid that can exert harmful effects in the body if it is present in high quantities. Folate is also needed to produce healthy red blood cells and is vital during periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.
- B-12 (cobalamin)– Vitamin B12 helps keep your body’s blood and nerve cells healthy and helps make DNA. It also helps prevent certain types of anemia (a blood condition that makes people feel weak and tired).
All these B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. They also help prevent infections and support/promote:
healthy skin, nerves and muscles, normal energy-yielding metabolism, and healthy brain function.
Magnesium, an essential mineral that supports metabolism with its effect on various bodily functions. Magnesium is crucial to strong bones and teeth. It is also required for the synthesis of glutathione, an antioxidant found in every cell in the body.. Magnesium also boosts immune function and helps regulate blood pressure and the heartbeat.
Saline (2L*, unless deemed medically unsafe)
Saline solution is a combination of sodium chloride and water. It has a similar salt and water composition that is in your bloodstream. It is used in IVs to replenish lost fluids and deliver vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. Since it contains sodium chloride, it can help with rehydration on the cellular level.
The human body needs the sodium chloride for many of its functions such as maintaining the right fluid balance, absorbing and transporting nutrients, maintaining blood pressure, transmitting nerve signals and for the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
Taurine promotes the secretion of neurotransmitters and has been shown in studies to protect the brain against damage from free radicals. Taurine also strengthens the heart muscles, thereby regulating blood pressure and minimizing risk for arrhythmias.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C helps the body form and maintains connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin. Benefits include a stronger immune system, prevention of hypertension (high blood pressure), improved mood, helps wounds heal faster, prevents heart disease, and fights lead toxicity.
Zinc is a trace element that is necessary for a healthy immune system. A lack of zinc can make a person more susceptible to disease and illness.
MIC- methionine/inositol/choline- Lipotropes are substances that promote the removal of fat from the liver and reduce the production of fat. MIC is thought to generally help with weight management when combined with healthy eating and exercise. These compounds are a combination of ingredients that help improve the breakdown of fat in the liver.
Glutamine is the most plentiful amino acid in the body and supports intestinal health. L-glutamine may work for those with IBS because of this role. The tissues found in the intestine use L-glutamine as a fuel source to function at their best. L-glutamine is also thought to help maintain proper barriers within the intestine.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant found in every cell in the body. It is made of three types of molecules known as amino acids. Amino acids combine in different patterns to make all of the proteins in the body. One unique thing about glutathione is that the body is able to make it in the liver, which is not true of most antioxidants. Glutathione has many important functions, including:
- making DNA, the building blocks of proteins and cells
- supporting immune function
- forming sperm cells
- breaking down some free radicals
- helping certain enzymes function
- regenerating vitamins C and E
- transporting mercury out of the brain
- helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats
- assisting regular cell death (a process known as apoptosis)
Despite its name, vitamin D is not a vitamin, but a prohormone, or precursor of a hormone.
Vitamins are nutrients that the body cannot create, and so a person must consume them in the diet. However, the body can produce vitamin D.
What is the difference between the C Suite & Power House drip?
The difference is in the concentration of Vitamin C and Glutathione. The powerhouse has 2500 mgs of vitamin C and 600 mgs of Glutathione, While the C suite boasts a whopping 5000 mgs of Vitamin C and 1200 mgs of Glutathione.