This past year was an interesting one for me. It started off with the best of intentions (literally) at a yoga retreat. Immediately upon returning home, I became very ill as I picked up several “bugs” abroad. During this time I also began my journey in vegetarianism/pescatarianism and struggled with getting the right balance of protein. My skin was dry, I lost some patches of hair and I felt incredibly tired, despite my digestion being the best it had been in years.
I was eating well (or so I thought). I was doing yoga. I was lifting weights. Consistently. My mind was at peace, but my body struggled to keep up.
I was tired. I was tired of being tired.
I met with doctors and had tests run. I finally decided to start a food journal again to track my protein. To little surprise, I was getting enough protein, especially for the amount I was working out. My Recommended Daily Allowance is 50 grams per day and I wasn’t even close to that. If you are interested in reading more, I found this article from Harvard very helpful.
I needed a way to add a significant amount of protein in my diet that was not only 1) easy and convenient for my on-the-go lifestyle, 2) it needed to be easy on my tummy to digest. I started taking protein powder daily and immediately my energy shot up! While I finally didn’t feel tired, I still felt like my brain was foggy (or maybe I call it smog since I’m in LA after all). I also have occasional anxiety and trouble sleeping – my brain just doesn’t know when to slow down.
It was just then that I learned about Momental Mind and Momental Mend, Complete Nootropic Blends. Having a background in research science, I am naturally skeptical of new products and supplements, especially one that talks about my brain! I chatted with Dr. Christopher Austin (one of the founders) and I had to do some thinking as it contains bovine collagen, however felt comfortable to give it a go.
The package arrived and I was stoked and perhaps a bit nervous. Am I really going to take things with statements like “brain booster” or “restore neurons”? I was definitely intrigued with the thought of lucid dreaming, but did even more research on nootropics. I started taking Momental Mind blend late morning or early afternoon. I simply put a scoop in my Blender Bottle with 10 ounces of almond milk or water. I started taking the Momental Mend blend about 30 minutes before bed with just a small sip of water as I didn’t want to have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
I immediately after taking the Momental Mind I felt more alert, sweet! The Momental Mend had me lucid dreaming like crazy, which can be kind of fun (having slight control over your dreams). It woke me a couple of times at first, but event then, I felt super restored and rested in the morning. My digestion has been amazing and have tolerated the product well. If you are following the low FODMAP diet, you may want to check with a dietician if you are in the elimination phase.
Perhaps naively, I was not prepared for what happened next…I started to feel a de-hazing in my head. It was like I turned on the windshield wipers in my brain. I was alert (but not jittery), felt less stress and anxiety and even noticed I felt more confident public speaking. I have been using the products for a couple of weeks now and don’t (and don’t “need”) take these products everyday, but do use them most days. Of course, this is my own account. Feel free to do your own research, I read this article in PebMed. Be sure to check with a physician or dietician if you have specific questions.
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