Sharpshooter™ Ingredients

Why take Sharpshooter?

Because it helps promote Mental Clarity with Brain Health Nutrients

What are the ingredients in Sharpshooter?

They are:  Vitamin B-6, Indian Kino heartwood extract 10:1 5% pterostilbene, L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, Choline from Alpha-GPC 50% choline, Bacopa monnieri aerial parts extract 20:1 50% bacosides A&B, L-Leucine, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract 50:1 24% glycosides, 6% terpene lactones, Vinpocetine.

What do the ingredients in Sharpshooter do?

The ingredients in Sharpshooter support brain health, mental clarity and focus in seven ways:

  • Supports mental clarity – L-Tyrosine, Alpha-GPC choline, Vinpocetine
  • Increases cognitive neurotransmitters — Vitamin B-6, Indian Kino, L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, L-Leucine, Bacopa
  • Nutrients support new brain cell growth – Indian Kino, Alpha-GPC choline
  • Promotes calming focused brainwaves – L-Theanine
  • Provides brain antioxidant/anti-inflammatory protection – Indian Kino, Bacopa, Ginkgo, Vinpocetine
  • Supports brain micro-circulation – Ginkgo, Vinpocetine
  • Stress reducing nutrients – L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, Bacopa, Ginkgo

Let’s take a look at the ingredients one by one.

Vitamin B-6: Among the many functions of Vitamin B-6 in the body, one of the most important is that it optimizes neurotransmitters, helping to synthesize serotonin, norepinephrine and GABA.  It is a crucial vitamin for mental sharpness and brain health.

Indian Kino heartwood extract 10:1 5% pterostilbene:  Indian Kino is a little-known Ayurvedic herb from India with a long history of use for its health benefits.  It supports the health of the brain, cardiovascular system and the blood sugar system.

The extract of Indian Kino heartwood is a natural source of pterostilbene, which is being studied for anti-aging properties.  It may support brain health and mental focus.  Pterostilbene both protects brain cells and also increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which promotes the growth of new brain cells.

L-Tyrosine: L-Tyrosine is an amino acid involved in the production of dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the brain.  Dopamine is involved in mental focus and is also known as the “feel good” neurotransmitter.

L-Theanine: L-Theanine is an important part of the Sharpshooter formula because it promotes a relaxed mental focus.  L-Theanine helps reduce mental stress that can get in the way of mental sharpness.

It does this partly by increasing the levels of important brain health neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and GABA.  These neurotransmitters help to sharpen attention, alertness and focus, as well as boosting creativity.

L-Theanine seems to simultaneously modulate the activity of “harmful” or “over-stimulating” neurotransmitters for reduced stress and long-term brain protection.

Choline from Alpha-GPC 50% choline: Many studies show that Alpha-GPC choline promotes healthy memory and attention in older adults who are starting to lose their sharpness.

Most choline supplements don’t cross the blood-brain barrier and are of little use for mental focus and brain health.  Alpha-GPC choline is able to quickly move choline into the brain, and is a source for acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for learning and memory.  Choline is also a key part of brain cell membranes, and helps stimulate the growth of new healthy brain cells.

Bacopa monnieri aerial parts extract 20:1 50% bacosides A&B:  Bacopa is a balancing herb that has been shown to improve verbal learning, working memory and attention.  It protects and balances the brain by increasing levels of neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and GABA, while reducing the amount of the stress hormone cortisol.

Studies have also shown that it has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety, which makes it synergistic with L-Theanine.

L-Leucine: L-Leucine is an amino acid that “feeds” cognitive neurotransmitters and supports new mitochondria growth.

Ginkgo biloba leaf extract 50:1 24% glycosides, 6% terpene lactones:  Ginkgo leaf extract is from a tree that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.   Numerous studies show that Ginkgo increases blood flow to the brain, thus bringing more oxygen and nutrients to brain cells.  It also has strong antioxidant properties protecting brain cells from damage.

Studies have shown that it increases cognitive neurotransmitters dopamine and acetylcholine.  Thus, Ginkgo adds multiple benefits to the Sharpshooter mental clarity formula.

Ginkgo has been shown to reduce the stress hormone cortisol under stressful conditions, which would support relaxed mental focus.

Vinpocetine:  Vinpocetine is rapidly absorbed into the brain.  Studies show that it increases cerebral blood flow and acts as a strong anti-inflammatory to protect brain cells.  These properties may help to support cognitive health.