Dietary Supplement: Focus Factor.

Essay by iamgenius December 2005

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Focus Factor is a dietary supplement that it's makers claim to support memory, alertness, focus, and concentration with a unique blend of ingredients. According to Focus Factor the reason we don't think clearly, or become forgetful is that are brains are being starved of needed nutrients that are vital for proper and continued brain functioning, and through the use of Focus Factor we are able to prolong the effects of aging on the brain. There is also a children's brand that is supposed to help with attention problems in children, namely attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Vital Basics, the makers of Focus Factor, has yet to perform any known research on human subjects, but they believe their claim is firmly backed by independent studies that have shown certain ingredients that are used in the formula help support healthy brain function. Many of the ingredients found in Focus Factor are the same you would find in your basic Flintstone's Vitamin, but there are others that may have some beneficial attributes.

These include docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Huperzine, and Diemethylaminoethanol (DMEA), which Focus Factor believes gives their drug the ability to help concentration, focus, and the mind.

One of the main ingredients in Focus Factor is DHA, which is thought to possibly help memory and have a role in Alzheimer prevention. Commonly found in salmon, halibut, mackerel, sardines, and herring, DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a component of phospholipid lining of the brain's grey matter. The phospholipid bilayer of cells control the entrance and exit of material to and from each cell, which has an influence on neural cell communication, nerve transmission, neurotransmitter release, and how brain cell send messages amongst each other. The true effects of DHA on humans are still unknown; scientists are years away from preforming a...