Dr. Alex Anastasiou, with over 10 years of experience in the field of psychiatry, was recently interviewed by Cosmopolitan discussing whether “fancy” vitamins are worth their high price tag and if they really do improve your focus. The introductions of these new supplements, which are classified as nootropics are aimed at elevating your focus, lifting brain fog and giving you a boost of motivation. While the hype sounds great, Dr. Alex and other doctors weighed in on their thoughts and the science on this trend that is on the uprise.
“Caffeine works on the brain by blocking the action of adenosine, a chemical that promotes sleep,” says Alex Anastasiou, MD, a psychiatrist in Pleasanton, California. “When you take caffeine, you reduce drowsiness and fatigue, which makes you feel more alert. This can lead to an increased sense of focus.” Read more over at The Cosmopolitan by clicking here!