Our 15 ingredient Hospitality Formula focuses on these key areas:
- Replenishment of nutrients lost through common industry activities;
nutrients key to neurotransmitter synthesis and mental performance
- Antioxidant Support
primarily glutathione, through normal cysteine synthesis
- Contributing to a healthy inflammatory response in the fight against oxidative stress
- Maintaining the normal function of the liver and the nervous system
- Reducing tiredness and fatigue
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+ Essential Bodily Functions
+ functioning of the nervous system
– Tiredness & Fatigue
An area of concern
Magnesium plays a role in over 300 biochemical functions throughout the body and unfortunately, the hospitality lifestyle does not lend itself to maintaining adequate levels of this important nutrient.
Stress, drinking, smoking and poor diet all contribute to lower than ideal levels of magnesium in the body.
Our body will use magnesium in the production of serotonin and as such studies show low magnesium concentrations to be associated with a higher risk of depression. Deprivation of magnesium can also induce oxidative stress, which can lead to further risk and the death of important cells in the brain.
Moderate changes in bodily magnesium levels are able to significantly affect the assembly and functionality of the neuronal networks involved in cognition.
Beware of cheap forms of magnesium (likely laxatives).
+ Inflammatory response
+ immune system
+ Bone Health
The friend we could all see more
We could all agree that working within the U.K hospitality industry does not tend to expose the majority of us to favourable levels of direct sunshine – potentially leading to lower than ideal absorption of Vitamin D.
Studies show that low levels have been associated with depression due to its effects on immune health and its role in the release of important neurotransmitters.
One of the strongest positives of adequate levels of Vitamin D though is its affect on inflammatory response in the fight against cytokines, which are shown to have negative effects on brain health.
B1, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12
+ Neurotransmitter Synthesis
+ mental performance
+ Vitamin D synthesis
+ psychological & Neurological function
+ cysteine synthesis
+ immune system
– tiredness & Fatigue
The brain essentials
B vitamins need to be obtained through a healthy balanced diet and all play essential roles in internal cellular functioning, particularly related to neurotransmitter function within the brain. Unfortunately, lifestyle factors increase depletion in the body, especially regular alcohol consumption.
Think of the B Vitamins as a team, working together for good brain health.
For example, a study has shown that B3, B6 and B9 all play different roles within the body for efficient neurotransmitter synthesis. but a deficiency in B12 will result in a functional B9 deficiency because it cannot be processed properly – hindering the work of the rest of the team.
B1 and B5 are essential within the body when maintaining healthy levels of acetylcholine.
The master detoxer
Due to regulations, we’re not actually allowed to say NAC has any health benefits.
We can though say what it is used for – the NHS uses N-acetyl Cysteine for paracetamol overdoses, the result of this overdose is a depletion of one of our body’s most potent antioxidants – glutathione. NAC is used here to help the body replenish glutathione.
Low nutrient diets, sugar, sleep levels and alcohol consumption all contribute to lowering levels of bodily glutathione.
Glutathione is our most powerful internal front line defence against free radicals and oxidative stress which can result in depressive symptoms.
Studies show Glutathione can also reduce levels of acetaldehyde, the toxic byproduct of alcohol.
+ Workplace functionality
Within the body, Tyrosine is essential to the production of dopamine and catecholamines (epinephrine and norepinephrine) and its levels are influenced by diet, nutritional intake and levels of cytokine interference.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that controls pleasure, reward and motivation and also plays a large role in physically moving our body – it essentially moves us physically and mentally towards goals that we either find rewarding or key to our survival. The catecholamines are very much related and control our ‘fight or flight’ responses – how we react in times of stress.
The U.S Marines have been testing L-Tyrosine for its potential cognitive-enhancing capabilities under times of stress, another similar study using L-Tyrosine in environments over 90 decibels.
An unrelated study appears to support these two hypotheses unintentionally, with its initial finding that simply supplementing Tyrosine has little effect on mood. BUT should the body be placed under stress, and the catecholamine system be active, Dopamine synthesis is then positively affected.
We thought that would be highly beneficial in our line of work.
+ normal liver function
+ Acetylcholine production & Synthesis
Alpha GPC is essentially a highly efficient source of choline, the precursor for our most abundant yet lesser well-known neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a master-regulator of the other neurotransmitters, it also plays a major role in memory, attention and overall cognitive function.
While acetylcholine can partially be produced within our bodies, the majority still does come from dietary choline intake. The process in the production of acetylcholine does though require bodily reserves of B1 and B5, and therefore poor diet is shown to limit acetylcholine levels within the body.
Choline is also shown to contribute to the maintenance of a healthy liver, and also contributing to normal homocysteine metabolism – a process that can result in production of glutathione, the all important free radical killer.
+ Cerebral Bloodflow
+ Concentration, Memory & focus
+ Cognitive wellbeing
+ Synergistic with Alpha GPC
The Dark Horse
Bacopa Monnieri has been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine and is thought to reduce anxiety and improve cognitive function – unfortunately, while research into this is promising, it is still ongoing.
It does though contain a high amount of naturally occurring free radical hunting antioxidants while also improving blood flow to the brain – a theorised reason behind the potential cognitive benefits.
Another theory studies have investigated is its interaction with other nootropics, especially choline sources – not only assisting in raising acetylcholine levels but also keeping them active for longer, aiding in the neurotransmitters control over memory and learning.
+ Alpha brain waves
+ Amino Acid
+ Synergistic with caffeine.
The Calming Force
Ever wondered why coffee is often associated with the negative effects of caffeine while tea is not, despite both being high in caffeine?
Many believe the reason is theanine, an amino acid found in tea thought to be ‘calming’ but not sedative.
The caffeine and theanine combination is a favourite nootropic combination for the ‘clean focus’ it may provide – both balancing each other’s positives and negatives perfectly.
+ Reaction time, alertness & Mood
+ Synergistic with Theanine
– Tiredness, Brain fog
The trusted companion
Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive drug in the world and if you work within hospo, it’s a fair assumption you know what this ingredient does quite intimately.
Hospro contains the equivalent to one single espresso, a nice little boost for the morning to work alongside the theanine for a clear start to the day – whether that’s at work or a day off.
Studies have shown the suppression of the Adenosine receptors that is the result of caffiene intake actually gives us a little boost of Dopamine, helping put that smile on our faces, so there’s that.
+ Aids absorption of other ingredients
+ Powerful anti-inflammatory
+ Serotonin & Dopamine
+ Mood & Memory
The surprise packet
The humble household Black pepper is such a powerful little ingredient, a nootropic on its own.
We included it for four main reasons, studies show that black pepper;
1. is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance.
2. is source of antioxidants
3. Pepper is a natural food source of serotonin.
4. It helps with the absorption of all the other ingredients throughout the body.
What a good way to round this product off.