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28.08.20 (Updated 12.12.22)
Are you looking to boost your mood, improve your memory and speed up the rate at which your muscles recover post-workout? Wondering what to eat to feel happier, improve memory function? Want to feel ready to don those trainers again without worrying that you’re going to sustain an injury?
We are big believers in holistic wellbeing at LYMA and we want to make sure you’re armed with all the tools you need to reach your full potential. It’s easy to let the ball drop and stop doing those little things that make you feel like you. LYMA is here to help. LYMA contains a combination of unrivalled, peer-reviewed, ingredients and uses the best delivery systems to deliver results you can be confident will work.
We’ve put together a list of the best supplements for mood boosting, memory improvement and better muscle recovery, and have broken down the ways in which LYMA’s patented ingredients can help you to fall back in love with your life:
Low mood is often the result of prolonged stress or chronic anxiety. Poor sleeping habits can also contribute to feeling down or ‘not quite right’. Regular supplementation with Ashwagandha - an ancient Ayurvedic adaptogenic root extract - has been clinically and anecdotally reported to support stress, anxiety and the development of healthy sleep cycles.
The benefits of Ashwagandha are vast. This extract works to regulate the body’s stress hormone, cortisol. Regular intake has been linked with lower levels of adrenaline in the blood, decreased heart rate, a decline in stress-related illness and food intolerances, and a reduced likelihood of suffering adrenal fatigue or burnout .
If anxiety is an issue for you, ashwagandha could be your saving grace: in one recent study, 88% of people who took ashwagandha reported a reduction in anxiety over a six week period, compared with 50% of those who took a placebo.
Scientists have also demonstrated the tendency for ashwagandha to encourage and promote the formation of dendrites in the brain. Dendrites are the parts of nerve cells that are responsible for synaptic impulses and communication with other nerve cells; an increased number and greater concentration of dendrites in the brain is correlated to improved mood and better overall brain health.
KSM-66® Ashwagandha is the most bioavailable form of ashwagandha on the market; it is the world’s number one adaptogen and is backed by the most extensive research studies and clinical trials. The highly bioavailable full spectrum root extract retains all the natural constituents of the herb in the original balance and has the ability to improve resistance to stress and anxiety, to promote relaxation, and can improve the quality of your sleep. Furthermore, regular intake has been shown to reduce and maintain normal cortisol levels in the body and brain, thereby regulating your mood.
Cognizin® is the world’s leading nootropic . If you’re seeking to improve your brain health then look no further; it really is a cognitive powerhouse.
Cognizin® is a form of citicoline - a potent brain-health nutrient - that has been clinically proven to enhance mental performance, concentration and memory. Supplementing with Cognizin® is a natural and effective route to keeping your brain balanced, supple and sharp.
For enhanced memory your brain needs two things: sufficient energy and efficient communication between neurons. Cognizin® supports both of these mechanisms by encouraging oxygen supply to the brain and transporting nutrients to neurons to help their networks flourish.
Decreased choline levels in the brain are often responsible for memory loss, particularly as we age. Without choline, brain cells are unable to produce acetyl-choline, a neurotransmitter that plays a fundamental role in memory. In this instance brain cells may then go onto break down cell membranes to make acetyl-choline - this breakdown can lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s and other memory-related diseases. Taking citicoline can help to prevent this breakdown of cell membranes.
Cognizin® as formulated at a peer-reviewed dose of 250mg in LYMA has been shown to improve both memory and mood when ingested on a routine basis. It can also help to slow age-related cognitive decline and may even help to prevent the onset of dementia.
Curcumin, and specifically its most bioavailable form, Hydrocurc™, could be your secret weapon when it comes to speeding up muscle recovery.
Whether you’re a regular workout bunny or engage in high intensity exercise only occasionally, you will be familiar with that post-exercise burn. Your muscles can feel tight and tender for days, and it can make you anxious about putting your body under any further physical challenge or stress leading to skipped sessions or underperformance. Your workout routine can be quickly scuppered and before you know it you’ve fallen off the wagon completely. So the sooner you can get back to feeling your best, the better.
What is less commonly acknowledged is that this ‘burn’ is in fact a form of inflammation that’s associated with the growth and repair of your muscles. Let us explain:
There are three main groups of inflammatory markers associated with the after-effects of intense exercise. These are: Creatine Kinase, Interleukin-8 and TNF-a. These proteins and enzymes all play a fundamental role in providing your muscles with enough oxygen and energy when exercising, and help your immune system to break down damaged muscle tissue so that new, healthy tissue can grow in its place. All three are fundamental to healthy muscle metabolism, but elevated levels are a problem and it is in your interest to mitigate their effects so you can get back on track with your workout routine. It is only when levels are elevated that you experience stiffness and pain in your muscles.
Athletes who supplemented with curcumin showed reduced levels of Creatine Kinase, Interleukin-8 and TNF-a 24 hours after exercise compared with a control group. In some cases their blood-levels of these inflammatory markers were up to 48% reduced and back to pre-exercise levels a day later. The study concluded that curcumin supplementation helps to balance the levels of these enzymes and proteins in the body, supporting improved response to exercise and a faster recovery time.
HydroCurc® contains the most bioavailable and effective form of curcumin on the market and is formulated at a daily dose of 250mg in LYMA. Research has determined that 250mg of curcumin is the perfect amount to support speedy muscle recovery.
Whether it’s mood, memory or muscle recovery that you’re looking to improve, LYMA contains the best ingredients , is based on the fastest delivery systems and has been formulated with your health in mind. In addition to the benefits outlined here, daily supplementation with LYMA will leave you feeling energised, in possession of glowing skin, strong nails and glossy hair, and experiencing a greater sense of overall wellbeing and resilience.