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Mental – Focus and Memory

Cognition refers to thinking, understanding, learning and remembering. The effects of nutrition on cognition have been crucial for the evolution of modern brain. Cognition can be supported with proper diet and clever supplements.

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The ultimate competitive advantage is being cognitive

Mental by Rohtos Labs is designed to support memory and concentration by sharpening the active mind, deepening immersion to the task at hand, and supporting working memory and memorization.

Dietary manipulations are a viable strategy for enhancing cognitive abilities, protecting the brain, and counteracting the effects of aging. Dietary factors can regulate brain processes such as neurotransmitters and transmission, synaptic plasticity, blood flow, and oxidative status.

Mental contains a harmonic blend of 7 powerful nootropics and adaptogens, including Ginkgo biloba, Rhodiola rosea, citicoline, and pine bark extract, which together provide the brain with a compounded effect of classical herbal remedies combined with highly bioavailable neuronutrients.

Love Your Brain

The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 15–20% of the body's calories and oxygen. The brain is highly susceptible to oxidative damage because of its high metabolic load and abundance of oxidizable material. Deficits in brain blood flow are one of the earliest detectable symptoms of memory issues.

Mental supports active focus and optimizes the detection of relevant signals from a person’s total information feed by modulating relevant neurotransmission.

Mental supports active working memory and the subsequent ability to recall information by modulating relevant neurotransmission.

Mental helps with overall brain health and function by supporting healthy blood flow in the brain (and the body), providing fatty acids for new tissue and suppressing inflammation.

Mental helps maintain youthful brain function. Levels of relevant neurotransmitters have been shown to decline with aging and proper supplementation is an effective strategy to maintain those levels.

Age smarter

Some nutrients have the potential to alter our brain health and mental function by acting on molecular systems, cellular processes, and the cardiovascular system – that are all vital for maintaining cognitive function.


Mechanism of Action

Biochemical support of brain function by providing neural building blocks, supporting blood flow, modulating focus-, memory- and mood-related neurotransmission, and by fighting oxidative stress.

Areas of Application

Attention-demanding tasks, memorization and learning, knowledge-based work, prevention of memory issues, supporting healthy blood flow across the body.

Duration of Effect

5 hours of active concentration support. 12 hours for the antioxidative effect.


Take mental 1–4 hours before optimal focus and memory is required, 2 capsules at a time, on an empty stomach.

Continuous use will provide compounded effects especially with regards to brain inflammation suppression.

A small amount of dietary fats (such as olive or MCT oil) will help with absorption of the fat-soluble compounds in Mental.

Things to Note

Niacin (vitamin B3) may cause temporary skin flushing or itching on some people. This effect, known as “niacin flush” is related to the increase in flood flow. It is harmless and will recede in a few days with continued use.

Goes Well With

DHA fatty acids – for brain health
Alpha Lipoic Acid – for central nervous-system antioxidation
Raw cocoa – for cognitive support
Drive by Rohtos Labs – for synergistic stimulation

Active ingredients

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Citicholine is one of the three choline-containing phospholipids that can be orally supplemented. Citicoline is a nootropic compound that converts to both choline and uridine upon ingestion, both of which molecules are vital for healthy brain function, confer neuroprotection and potentially enhance learning. It appears to confer cognitive-promoting properties as a precursor for these neuro compounds.

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Phosphatidylserine is a compound similar to dietary fat. It is highly prevalent in human neural tissue, with around 15% of brain consisting of phosphatidylserine, where it contributes to cognitive functioning.

Phosphatidylserine is vital for cognitive function. It can be consumed through the diet or biosynthesized in the body, but further benefits can be gained through supplementation.

Phosphatidylserine concentrations in the brain appear to decline with age and supplementation in older individuals seems to improve memory and cognitive capacity. Phosphatidylserine also exhibits anti-stress properties by modulating elevated levels of stress hormone cortisol.

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Ginkgo biloba is a medicinal plant from traditional Chinese medicine that is commonly called “Maidenhair tree”. Its native habitat includes large areas in China, Japan and Korea.

Ginkgo biloba contains ginkgolides and bilobalides, two active neuroprotective compounds that maintain blood circulation in the brain which contributes to cognitive function by increasing brain performance. The general protective effects of Ginkgo biloba on brain tissue may cause preservation of memory related neuro signalling and memory function.

Ginkgo biloba in Mental is a standard 50:1 concentrated extract that is produced from the leaves and standardized to 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones.

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Carnitine is an amino acid, which occurs in nature to a degree, but can also be biosynthesized in the body from the essential amino acids methionine and lysine. After carnitine undergoes the process of acetylation (adding an acetyl group to a molecule), it has a greatly improved ability to enter the brain.

ALCAR is a versatile compound that can provide ingredients that can be oxidized for energy, used as precursors for memory neurotransmitter acetylcholine, or incorporated into other transmitters, or into lipids for cell growth.

Carnitine is also vital for the transport of fatty acids during the process of creating metabolic energy, as it facilitates breaking down fat stores for energy.

These functions may help with energy status, decrease oxidative stress, support memory function and prevent memory impairment. The effects of ALCAR supplementation have been widely researched in various areas including anti-aging, mental and sports performance, anxiety and mood improvement.

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Vitamin B3 refers to the molecule commonly called nicotinic acid, or niacin, and is found in minute quantities in most foods. The B3 in Mental is niacin.

Niacin helps improve circulation and is shown to be neuroprotective in some instances.

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Rhodiola rosea is an herb traditionally used as an adaptogen compound. It is also known with common names such as Arctic root, Rose root or Golden root. Rhodiola rosea is common to northern Europe and Russia and can be found on some areas of North America.

Traditional usage is localised to Europe and Russia, with first written notes of utilisation in Scandinavia from the 18th century. Its use has extended into Asia and it is incorporated into traditional Chinese medicine. It is commonly reported to have traditionally been used by scandinavian Vikings to preserve physical robustness.

Salidroside and Rosavin are widely considered to be the most important bioactive molecules in Rhodiola rosea. They are likely responsible for Rhodiola’s protective and stimulant effects on the brain.

Rhodiola rosea is widely beneficial to brain and cognitive function: it displays antioxidant and neuroprotective properties and is effective in mitigating mental stress and supporting good mood.

Rhodiola rosea in Mental is an extract with Salidrosides standardized to 3% and Rosavins to 5%.

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Pine bark is a rich source of procyanidins, a class of polyphenols and flavonoids also found in blueberries, wine, grape, citrus, and cocoa. Procyanidins are widely bioavailable, strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory natural substances.

Pine bark extract supports healthy blood flow across the body. This effect is a direct result of increased nitric oxide production and release.

Pine bark extract is a strong antioxidant. Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation impede cognitive functioning and weaken attention.

Pine bark extract in Mental is standardized to 98% procyanidins.

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Piperine is a flavonoid extracted from black pepper that significantly enhances the absorption of other compounds taken at the same time.

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