Think Gum® Acquired By Think Products LLC

Think Gum® Acquired By Think Products LLC

Ad closed by Report this ad Why this ad? Ad covered content Not interested in this ad Ad was inappropriate Seen this ad multiple times We’ll try not to show that ad again Ad closed by Chewing gum manufacturer Think Gum®, the world’s first Brain-Boosting Chewing Gum®, was acquired by Think Products LLC. (PRUnderground) April 19th, 2019 The first Brain-Boosting Chewing Gum ®, Think Gum®, has been acquired by Think Products LLC. The peppermint-flavored functional chewing gum is scientifically proven to boost memory by up to 25%. Based in Texas, Think Products LLC is owned and operated by father and son team, Luke Abbott and Tom Abbott, respectively. Matt Davidson, who came up with the idea as an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, founded the company in 2007 and then launched the product while he was getting his PhD at Stanford. Think Gum® has pioneered the functional gum and nootropic industries for over a decade. The sugar-free peppermint gum contains caffeine along with other natural ingredients that offer a cognitive boost to the consumer. “I am thrilled that Luke and Tom will be taking over the Think Gum brand! Over the past 12 years, Think Gum® has helped millions make the most of their studies, term papers and late night drives and has become one of the most popular study-aids on college campuses. It has been an amazing journey and I look forward to what Think Products LLC will do with the Think Gum® brand and functional food category in general,” commented Matt Davidson. Luke Abbott owns VDriven LLC and has a background in food manufacturing, distributing, and retail markets, specializing in the fresh and organic niche. Tom Abbott is experienced in branding and digital marketing with an emphasis in e-commerce sales. The combination of their […]

How Easy Is It To Forget A Language If You Don’t Practice?

How Easy Is It To Forget A Language If You Don’t Practice?

Is learning a language like riding a bike? Well, yeah, if you consider the fact that you’re probably going to look a tad clumsy the first couple times you try it. And additionally, yes from the standpoint of “you never truly forget once you learn” — but therein lies the caveat. What does it mean, in this case, to truly learn a language? And how well do you have to learn it to have this semi-permanent ability to recover your knowledge? Second language attrition, or the process of slowly forgetting a second language, spares few people who let their language go unpracticed for a long enough period of time. But the rate and timing with which it sets in is variable. Though there’s no one-size-fits-all answer (or guarantee that your burgeoning Swedish skills will still be there for you if you let them collect dust for two years), there are ways to estimate how quickly you’ll forget a foreign language if you stop using it. What The Studies Say Second language attrition has been examined from a scientific standpoint, and the general consensus seems to be that your level of proficiency is going to make a big difference in how long you’ll retain your language knowledge after you stop practicing. When information makes it into your long-term memory — or when you don’t have to strain your brain too hard in order to speak — you’ll probably be able to get back to your previous level of fluency with just a bit of elbow grease and practice in the future. Various research has pointed to a few consistent variables that can influence the rate of second language attrition any given individual experiences. One is age (both how old you were when you learned your language, and how old you […]

A magnetic personality, maybe not. But magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

A magnetic personality, maybe not. But magnets can help AI get closer to the efficiency of the human brain

New brain-like networks could help robots approach human-like efficiency at object recognition tasks Purdue University researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices to better generalize about different objects. (Image provided) Download image WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Computers and artificial intelligence continue to usher in major changes in the way people shop. It is relatively easy to train a robot’s brain to create a shopping list, but what about ensuring that the robotic shopper can easily tell the difference between the thousands of products in the store? Purdue University researchers and experts in brain-inspired computing think part of the answer may be found in magnets. The researchers have developed a process to use magnetics with brain-like networks to program and teach devices such as personal robots, self-driving cars and drones to better generalize about different objects. “Our stochastic neural networks try to mimic certain activities of the human brain and compute through a connection of neurons and synapses,” said Kaushik Roy, Purdue’s Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering . “This allows the computer brain to not only store information but also to generalize well about objects and then make inferences to perform better at distinguishing between objects.” Magnetic tunnel junction devices show switching behavior, which is stochastic in nature. (Image provided) Roy presented the technology during the annual German Physical Sciences Conference earlier this month in Germany. The work also appeared in the Frontiers in Neuroscience . The switching dynamics of a nano-magnet are similar to the electrical dynamics of neurons. Magnetic tunnel junction devices show switching behavior, which is stochastic in nature. The stochastic switching behavior is representative of a sigmoid switching behavior of a neuron. Such magnetic tunnel junctions can be also used to […]

12 Foods that are scientifically proven to make you happy

12 Foods that are scientifically proven to make you happy

Share on Facebook We all feel sad sometimes, hell I was sad a minute ago. Sadness and feeling bad is a part of our lives and happiness is one too. Unfortunately we feel the former more than the latter. Our mind and body sometimes work differently, while out body tells us to rest, our mind says that we need more work to do. Similarly when your stomach aches for a cheeseburger but your brain knows that you really shouldn’t be indulging on one. However, what we choose to put in our mouths and What we feel like are interrelated to each other. A big mac or a big pizza pie will alleviate your bad mood, but long-term happiness is rarely achieved by them. Fortunately there are many foods that are scientifically proven to give you a serotonin boost. These foods are healthy and are guaranteed to make you happy. So add them to your diet to make every meal a happy meal. Bananas Source: Pinterest This probably didn’t come as a surprise. Bananas are packed with potassium and also contain tryptophan that helps regulate mood. They are also a good source of Vitamin B folate and low levels of vitamin B has been linked to depression. Bananas are also a great carbohydrate source which will give you instant energy. So, listen to your mother and eat your bananas in the morning. Just 2 to 4 a day that will get you going. Watermelon Source: Pinterest It is watermelon season and what a great time to write about it. Watermelons are basically just water and are one of the best fruits to cool you down on a hot sunny day. The juicy and sweet bite of a watermelon doesn’t only make your taste buds happy. It is also capable of […]

Mood Enhancing Supplements! – Do They Improve Your Work Performance?

Mood Enhancing Supplements! – Do They Improve Your Work Performance?

Do mood enhancing supplements help you to work more efficiently? They do, they definitely do. I think the supplements give you a fabulous short-term solution. But you could experience some scary consequences – the side effects. I guess not so much of a problem while you’re young, but you really never know the long-term effects. Even if you stop taking the supplements and feel normal for a long time, you might not discover the damage that’s already been done until at a later stage in life. My first experience of mood enhancing supplements was with Noopept. Noopept is better known as a smart drug, often used by students to help them boost their short term memory before the exams. Well, it never worked for me that way. I needed some smart drugs for my exams – I didn’t "need them", but I wanted anything to help me memorize hundreds of pages worth of financial laws and regulations. I thought Noopept may me, could be my magical solution. It didn’t work, unfortunately. I don’t know if it was because I was already in my late 40’s and too old for it to work. Maybe Noopept was making a difference but my brain was regressing with age proportionally, so my overall memory level maintained the same… (That was my made up theory at the time!) But anyway, something wonderful happened instead – I became extremely chatty, cheerful and positive. An Hour Before The Full Effect Those endless "meetings" at work that I had never fancied in my adult life… With Noopept, I was suddenly happy to proactively share my positive views with whoever in the room. Client’s long-term strategic plans and stuff like that. Always positive, never end with negatives – at least that’s what it felt like to me. What […]

Arnet Pharmaceutical Launches “Dr. Max, Cognitive Line” Focus on Boosting Energy, Concentration and Relaxation

DAVIE, Fla. (PRWEB) April 18, 2019 Arnet Pharmaceutical Corporation launched its Cognitive Support Line, Dr. Max, focusing on enhancing energy, concentration, memory, relaxation and restful sleep to support a healthy mind and body. The single and synergistic ingredients included in each product were formulated to provide mental clarity, focus and vitality. The portfolio includes a total of ten products designed to cover the different needs people can have during daily life due to excess work, stress, or activities. The products in this innovative line are Neuro Brew, Nootropic Energy, MCT Oil, Awake, Luminous, L-Theanine, Ashwagandha, Sleep, Ginko Biloba and Sweet Dreams. Neuro Brew, Nootropic Energy, Awake and Luminous are formulas created to boost mental and physical energy as well as brain function. Sleep and Sweet Dreams, on the other hand, provide a relaxed mind and body as well as deep sleep. MCT Oil and Ashwagandha help improve mental performance. Finally, the portfolio offers the well-known Ginkgo Biloba for supporting memory capabilities. “The market for memory and cognitive health is promising with upward trends. People of all ages are looking for cognitive health benefits. Young people are trying to enhance attention, focus and concentration, while older people are looking for products that improve memory function,” says Manuel Tabacinic, VP of Sales and Operations for Arnet Pharmaceutical Corporation. All natural supplements included in “Dr. Max, Cognitive Line”, are manufactured with high quality ingredients that have been in the market for years, as well as others actives that are supported by strong research and have demonstrated effectiveness at enhancing memory and cognitive functions. (For more information, visit https://arnetusa.com/cognitive/ ) “At Vitafoods 2018 and CPhI Worldwide 2018, we have been showing and offering ‘Dr. Max, Cognitive Line.’ Our visitors were engaged with this complete private label brand that support memory and cognitive health […]

Nootropics for Brain Health: Do They Really Do Anything?

Nootropics for Brain Health: Do They Really Do Anything?

This article was medically reviewed by professor emerita of psychological and brain sciences Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD, a member of the Prevention Medical Review Board , on April 18, 2019. More Americans than ever are focusing on improving their brain health by reducing stress and lowering their risk of Alzheimer’s, so it’s no surprise that the MIND diet took the fourth spot on U.S. News & World Report ‘s best overall diets for 2019 . But some people want to go beyond following a healthy diet and take supplements to enhance their mental performance. That’s where nootropic supplements—aka smart drugs—come in. Proponents of nootropics says that they can do everything from boost mood to increase creativity and brain power, so you not only feel good but have the energy and focus to be productive. But what are these "smart drugs," anyway? Do they really offer any health benefits, and are they safe to take? We tapped some health experts about the nootropic craze and what they can do for you. What are nootropics, exactly? Nootropics are supplements and prescription drugs that are meant to optimize your mental performance, reduce stress, and decrease your risk of cognitive decline. But what makes a supplement a nootropic isn’t clearly defined because theoretically, many vitamins and nutrients could help boost your brain health. For example, if you jumpstart your mornings with a cup of coffee, you’re taking a nootropic because caffeine is considered one. And l-theanine—a compound in green tea that’s known for improving mental focus—is a nootropic. "Nootropics is kind of a made-up term. It’s an arbitrary and imprecise term that people would say is a cognitive enhancer, but there are many cognitive enhancers," explains Richard S. Isaacson , MD, director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time Outdoors

10 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time Outdoors

why you should spend more time outdoors Most of us these days live a fast-paced, technology-packed lifestyle. Between work, the commute, taking care of the kids, cooking and cleaning, watching television, connecting on social media, and more, we’re spending an average of 90 percent of our time indoors. That would have been nearly unheard of a mere 50 years ago. Unfortunately, all this indoor time is having a negative impact on our health—and on our children’s health. It’s time we unplugged and stepped outside. Just in case you need a little motivation. Here are 10 very important reasons why putting “outdoor time” on your calendar is critical to your health and wellbeing! 1. Indoor Air Pollution is Worse than Outdoor You may think that you’re safe little home is much better for you than the big wide world, but it’s not so, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Studies have found that the concentration of some pollutants is often two-to-five times—and sometimes more than 100 times— higher indoors than outdoors . The California Air Resources Board also estimated that indoor air pollutant levels are 25-62 percent higher than outdoor levels. Worse, the most common indoor pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. Indoors, you’re exposed to things like carbon monoxide and particulate matter from things like fireplaces and cooking appliances, as well as a number of other chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and flame retardants. Chemicals from furnishings, building materials, household and office products, and more can emit particles into the air, and don’t forget mold, dirt, dust, and pet dander. Increasing ventilation will help, but it’s best for your health to get outside a little bit every day. If you’re experiencing symptoms like burning eyes, breathing problems, scratchy throat, […]

How to get through the day without caffeine

How to get through the day without caffeine

Many people drink coffee or tea every day to keep being energetic from the morning to the evening. However, caffeine is not the only way that you can get through the day. For people who want to cut back on a coffee budget or caffeine dependence, there are several things to try, according to researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Do physical activity Physical activity can keep us alert, just like what caffeine does. The physical activity can be light and short, such as stretching while you’re still in bed. The activity may help your blood flow and tell your brain that you are ready to get up. If possible, you can take 10 minutes to walk around your block before going to work. The natural light can make you feel awake and energetic. During your work, you can move around and break your long sitting time. Take a cold shower Having a cold shower can increase your oxygen intake and blood flow, which improves alertness and focus. It can also give you psychological benefits, including feeling more empowered to do the work in the day. It is easy to take a cold shower in the summer. In winter you can drink a glass of ice-cold water to get similar benefits. In addition, you should stay hydrated throughout the day to improves your cognitive performance, mood and memory. Eat an apple as your morning snack Apples are high in natural sugars and vitamins, which can provide you energy without too many calories. Eating an apple in the morning can help you feel awake at a more natural pace. Your blood sugar is also more stabilized. Talk to people Previous research has shown that talking to people we feel connected to, such as good friends or family members, […]

Top 8 tips on staying healthy

Top 8 tips on staying healthy

Top 8 tips on staying healthy – words Alexa Wang You live this life in just one body – taking care of it can be a rewarding and enjoyable process if you take the right approach. It doesn’t have to be a chore. Better health is a story of choices and habits, not restriction and punishing yourself. Good habits and behavioural change are the best approach to health, which carries over to other areas of life in significant and meaningful ways. Read on for inspiring ways to stay healthy without pain. It might be the most useful coffee break you ever take! Realise: Calories are Not the Bad Guy A calorie is a measure of energy. Nothing more, nothing less. There are less calories in 100g of cake than 100g of coconut oil. Calories don’t make a food healthy or unhealthy – though the number you eat determines your weight gain/loss. Calorie intake is a simple slider from weight loss to weight gain – not a bad, unhealthy, or dirty word. Your daily calorie requirements (TDEE – Total Daily Energy Expenditure — which you can calculate online) is key. If you eat more than this, you’ll gain weight, if you eat less than your TDEE, you’ll lose weight. Eat more, weigh more. Eat less, weigh less. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Try Intermittent Energy Restriction No matter your weight or bodyfat, it’s important to eat less than your body needs sometimes. This is called intermittent energy restriction ( not the same as intermittent fasting, the fad diet) – and it doesn’t mean starving yourself. Eating less than you need at times helps to support cell health and long-term metabolic health. Not to mention helps to keep your weight under control or give a boost to a diet that’s plateauing. Intermittent […]