Ascend | Nootropic
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Unlike many nootropics, ASCEND doesn’t target just one aspect of your mental capabilities at the expense of others or rely on stimulants to produce immediately noticeable effects that may also undermine critical functions or result in unwanted side effects.
Instead, ASCEND’s formulation includes clinically effective dosages of nutrients like CDP-Choline, agmatine, and bacopa monnieri, which improve cognition, memory, focus, and mood, as well as provide your brain with key building blocks, much like amino acids are to muscle tissue
By increasing the availability of these substances, you not only improve how your brain operates, but also how it repairs and reconstructs itself. This means that ASCEND does more than just sharpen your focus and mind and elevate your mood, it also helps your body build a healthier, happier, and higher-performing brain.
What ASCEND is not, though, is cheap, so if you’re concerned about the price, I understand--you can get a brain supplement for a bit less. Remember that you get what you pay for, though, so generally speaking, the cheaper a supplement is, the less effective the formulation.
And if you’re still a bit skeptical of trying something new or if you’ve just been let down by nootropic supplements one too many times in the past, you’re definitely not alone, and I have good news for you:
Place your order now and if you don’t absolutely love ASCEND, just let us know and we’ll give you a full refund on the spot. No complicated forms and no return necessary.
You really can’t lose, so order now and get ready to enjoy a healthier, happier, and higher-performing brain that allows you to think faster, focus deeper, and feel better.
Ingredients & Use
Alpha-Glycerophosphocholine (Alpha-GPC) is a compound that increases the activity of acetylcholine in the brain, which is a chemical used by nerves to communicate with each other (neurotransmitter).
Alpha-GPC is a rather unique molecule for several reasons:
- It isn’t gobbled up by the choline-loving liver and thus can reach the brain and act on it directly. 
- It helps your body maintain sufficient levels of acetylcholine, which in turn supports optimal physical and mental performance. 
- It provides your body with glycerophosphate, which is a substance in the membranes of nerve cells that supports brain health and function. 
All this is why research shows that supplementation with Alpha-GPC can...
- It isn’t gobbled up by the choline-loving liver and thus can reach the brain and act on it directly.
- It helps your body maintain sufficient levels of acetylcholine, which in turn supports optimal physical and mental performance.
- It provides your body with glycerophosphate, which is a substance in the membranes of nerve cells that supports brain health and function.
THE CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE DOSAGE OF ALPHA-GPC IS BETWEEN 150 AND 1,200 MILLIGRAMS, AND IT APPEARS THAT FOR THE PURPOSES OF INCREASING COGNITION, 150 MILLIGRAMS PRODUCES SIMILAR EFFECTS AS 500 MILLIGRAMS. 
Cytidine Diphosphate-Choline (CDP-Choline) is another compound that can reach the brain and provide it with choline—an essential nutrient for brain development and health—as well as a precursor to another vital nutrient, uridine..
Research shows that supplementation with CDP-Choline can…
- Improve memory (and verbal memory in particular).   
- Mitigate cognitive decline as we age. 
- Improve focus. 
THE CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE DOSAGE OF CDP-CHOLINE IS BETWEEN 250 TO 500 MILLIGRAMS FOR FOCUS AND 500 TO 1,000 MILLIGRAMS FOR PREVENTING COGNITIVE DECLINE, AND ASCEND CONTAINS 300 MILLIGRAMS.
We chose this dosage for two reasons:
- It gets us to 600 milligrams of active acetylcholine-enhancing agents (Alpha-GPC being the other).
- The attentional performance enhancement is seen at lower dosages (250 milligrams has outperformed 500 milligrams). 
Uridine Monophosphate200 mg
CDP-Choline provides us with a fair amount of uridine but not enough for our liking, so we’ve included more. 
Moreover, uridine monophosphate is uridine bound to a substance called phosphoric acid that helps the body create phosphatidylcholine, which is an essential building block for nerve cells (neurons).
We want our brains to be able to produce optimal amounts of phosphatidylcholine, and especially when we’re also supplementing with natural brain growth agents like bacopa monnieri (also in ASCEND).
While human research on uridine is currently sparse, the data we do have suggests that it can...
- Increase the growth of neurons. 
- Protect the brain from oxidative damage, which can improve memory by preventing a decrease in cognition.   
- Sustain memory during periods of minimal mental stimulation. 
- Reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and improve sleep quality.  
In case you're wondering why we've included an ingredient based on animal research alone, uridine is a vital nutrient for brain growth. It’s used to make neuron membranes and is a limiting factor in how many neurons can be produced at any given time (the more uridine there is in your body, the faster and better your brain can repair itself). 
Thus, it's no surprise that, when supplemented, it can produce cognitive benefits in rodents, and we strongly believe that these effects will be replicated to some degree in humans as more research is done.
THE CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE DOSAGE OF URIDINE HASN’T BEEN ESTABLISHED YET, BUT ASCEND CONTAINS 250 MILLIGRAMS AS IT’S THE HUMAN EQUIVALENT TO WHAT IS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THE DESIRED EFFECTS IN ANIMAL RESEARCH.
Bacopa Monnieri330 mg
Bacopa monnieri is an herb that has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to treat various neurological health disorders and to aid memory.
Modern science has discovered why: it contains bacosides, which are natural substances that stimulate the secretion of two types of brain growth factors (BDNF and NGF), which are chemicals in the brain that help neurons connect, grow, and proliferate.
Research shows that supplementation with bacopa monnieri can...
- Improve cognition and memory performance, particularly with working memory (keeping things in mind even when not focused on them, until you can pass them to short-term memory banks).     
- Improve mood and reduce stress and depressive symptoms  
- Increases potential workload, which can lead to an increase in lean mass 
CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE DOSAGES OF BACOPA MONNIERI RANGE FROM 250 TO 300 MILLIGRAMS STANDARDIZED FOR 55% BACOSIDE CONTENT, AND ASCEND CONTAINS 330 MILLIGRAMS AT 50% BACOSIDES AS THIS IS THE LEVEL USED IN MANY CLINICAL TRIALS SHOWING EFFICACY.
Agmatine is a “chemical messenger” of the nervous system (neurotransmitter) that helps protect nerve cells against damage and interacts with the pain and pleasure pathways in the brain.
Neurons can’t grow and sustain themselves while under duress, and while agmatine isn’t necessarily an antioxidant, it can limit the damage caused to neurons by various stressors. 
Agmatine is an interesting molecule in that it provides only mild benefits on its own, but really shines as a synergist with other nootropics (it makes certain types of compounds much more effective).
In addition to its synergistic effects, research shows that supplementation with agmatine can...
- Enhance the activity of serotonin in the brain, which can also help serotonin-based supplements or drugs become more effective. 
- Mitigate the decrease in neurotransmitters and subsequent depressive symptoms caused by stress. 
We’re partly relying on animal research with agmatine because while it lacks human studies for our purposes here, cognitive effects have been demonstrated in the rodent model and based on the human studies currently available, we believe they can likely be extrapolated to us, as well.
The clinically effective dosage of agmatine hasn’t been established yet, but up to 3.5 grams has been shown to be safe in humans and the nootropic range (based on animal research) appears to be between 1.6 to 6.4 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, so 110 to 440 milligrams for a 150-pound person. 
ASCEND CONTAINS 500 MILLIGRAMS OF AGMATINE, WHICH IS ENOUGH TO SAFELY REAP ITS COGNITIVE BENEFITS.
To support cognitive health and performance, supplement with one serving of ASCEND every day, preferably with food. You can take a full serving all at once or split it into two equal doses taken several hours apart (we recommend that you try both ways and see which you like best).
Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Do not exceed recommended dose. Consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are at risk, have been diagnosed, or are being treated for high blood pressure, heart, kidney, or thyroid, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, or stroke.
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