12 key ingredients for cognitive based needs: Better energy, better focus and better sleep.

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We asked our team of formulation experts for their top recommended supplement ingredients for cognitive health.

They recommended a range of ingredients that help with the spectrum of cognitive needs, from better energy to better focus levels and ultimately a calmer mind leading to better sleep.

We’ve listed 12 of those key cognitive health ingredients here for you.




B Vitamins

B vitamins play an important role in energy production and brain function, so they can help with focus and concentration.


This herbal supplement has been shown to reduce anxiety, improve mood, and increase energy levels.

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba is believed to improve circulation to the brain, increase oxygen levels in the brain, and reduce oxidative stress, which may help improve cognitive performance.



Omega-3 fatty acids

These fatty acids are known to help improve brain function and mental focus by helping with mood regulation, improving communication between neurons, and increasing the level of dopamine in the brain.


Bacopa monnieri

Bacopa monnieri is believed to help improve mental clarity and focus by increasing the speed of nerve impulses in the brain and enhancing memory formation.





Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea is an herb that has been used for centuries to help boost cognitive performance and mental focus by increasing serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain.





Panax ginseng

A herb that improves mental focus and concentration by increasing the production of neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.


Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid that plays an important role in cell membrane structure and function. It helps enhance communication between neurons and can help improve cognitive performance by improving memory formation and recall.


Magnesium helps promote relaxation and can help with sleep and energy levels.


This amino acid has calming effects that can help reduce stress and improve sleep quality.



Valerian Root

This herb has sedative properties that can help you relax and get a better night’s sleep.





Chamomile is a popular herbal remedy for insomnia and anxiety due to its calming effects and ability to reduce stress levels.




Bonus ingredient: Melatonin

This is a hormone which you may have heard of before, can also be taken in beauty food supplements. Melatonin helps to regulate your sleep-wake cycle, so taking it before bed can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

To discuss creating a food supplement built around cognitive health with a formula that is bespoke to your brand, get in touch with us on +44(0)330 311 2761 or request a quote.

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