Ever felt tired ?
Who am I kidding, of course you have. Everyone has.
And life keeps speeding up. It’s harder and harder to keep pace with society.
Personally, I feel like I’m behind the curve. After a couple of hours of studying, or writing essays, I feel like my head is full of cotton wool. I’m fatigued, unfocused and unproductive, plain and simple. But I need to keep going; I have a pile of work that I must finish, and it’s growing day-to-day. What can I do to give myself the boost and concentration that I need ?
There’s a whole host of ‘options’ available to me. Energy drinks are too harsh – the crash they cause means I have to repay a huge energy debt by the end of the day. Lifestyle improvements are always a great option, but I struggle to maintain them alongside the manic pace I’ve set myself. I’m trying my best, but that isn’t always enough. There is always Modafinil, but I’ve heard all sorts of stories and read about the potential consequences. I don’t want to go there. Plus, plenty of study drugs are illegal now – the last thing I want on my plate is a criminal record.
So, what recourse do I have ? On the days where I’m not able to eat right, exercise or sleep enough, what else can I do that will keep me studying ?
There is one alternative that I haven’t mentioned so far. A company recently brought out a new sort of productivity enhancer. It’s a tablet, and it’s called BrainZyme. They classify it as a ‘nutritional cognitive enhancer’, which takes a different tack to most other choices out there. In comparison with alternatives, it seems ideal: Convenient, effective and safe, their company tagline promises that I’ll ‘get more done’.
After a bit more research, I found that their cognitive enhancers contained foodstuffs instead of pharmaceuticals, making it closer to a brain supplement than a smart drug. As a result, they’re completely fine to buy, sell and possess in the UK (where I’m based). No risks of dodgy pills made from who-knows-what, apparently. It’s also stated that BrainZyme unlocks nutritional energy, helps clearer thinking and generally boosts productivity. It’s a big statement from a small company.
So, I’m sure you’re thinking it seems too good to be true. I was the same. It really seems it: they market BrainZyme as a strong alternative to smart drugs because of these claims of cognitive support. But, it only costs £10. I’ve been known to spend that on a single drink. How can they produce a nootropic from nothing more than food ?
But, upon further inspection, it seems that their claims are valid. They’re supported by EFSA and British nutritionists, along with a bevy of customer reviews. Tempted, I picked up some of the product myself. £10 was a low enough buy-in for potentially a large payoff. I hit ‘checkout’ and anticipated my new life as …