Focus: why we made it + ingredient deep dive
Do you struggle with staying awake in the afternoons?
Do you feel tired when it comes to 6pm?
Need that extra concentration for a big meeting?
Struggling to stay alert during the day?
If the answer is yes to any of the questions above, we think you’re going to love our new blend….
If you’ve been with Mission for a while, you’ll be no stranger to our caffeine guide, and where we hope to step in and make a difference to people’s days. To summarise, caffeine serves a great purpose - increased alertness, increased focus, increased feelings of energy, but all can’t be achieved without disturbing your adenosine or adrenal levels and as a consequence, we are faced with some not so desirable effects too.
We were determined to bring you a blend that matched the sense of focus your coffee gives you, but with only a fraction of the caffeine (2mg). How have we done this? Creating a nootropic packed productivity boosting tea. This blend was developed to provide you with focus + mental clarity at any time throughout the day.
Ever experienced the post lunch crash at work and the conflict of knowing that another cup of coffee is going to throw off your sleep pattern? Our Focus blend is here to answer all your problems. A blend for you to reap the same focus enhancing benefits but without throwing your adenosine off track and causing those less-desirable caffeine side effects. Blended with Peppermint, yerba maté and chilli, this refreshing sweet + spicy tea is designed to give you an immediate boost for mental focus and productivity. It’s time to give your brain the natural goodness it deserves!
At Mission, all our blends harness the natural uplifting power of plants + herbs for you to optimise your day, everyday. We are not alone with this; the natural nootropic functionality of herbs has been used for centuries. What are nootropics, you ask? Nootropics are supplements acting on the mind, in such a way as to improve cognitive function.
Here is an insight into the ingredients we chose for our Focus blend and why:
Peppermint: Peppermint helps to ease inner tension and boost your energy. It has been associated with improved alertness + memory. It relieves stress without putting you to sleep - so you can complete tasks with a clear head.
Liquorice: This anti-inflammatory and anti-viral herb is used for its potential to reduce toxicity and increase efficacy of other herbal medicines.
Rosemary: Known as a herb for remembrance it has a significant impact on the brain. Drinking rosemary tea has been found to increase the circulation to your brain, which can enhance alertness + memory.
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus leaves are rich in catechins (polyphenols) ,and have been shown to have neuroprotective properties, helping to guard against oxidative stress.
Lime Leaves: Lime has traditionally been used in herbal medicine to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue from sickness.
Yerba Maté: This leaf is a great source of sustained caffeine release. The low dose of caffeine alongside an abundance of antioxidants and polyphenols provide a host of benefits such as neuro-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginkgo Biloba: Has been associated with cognitive enhancement (memory, brain health) or alleviating cognitive decline. There is also research supporting its benefits to blood flow and a reduction in stress through influencing cortisol release.
Gotu Kola: This herb is renowned for its cognitive enhancing properties such as alertness, attention. There is also growing research on its use for stress reduction.
Chilli: The ‘heat’ from chilli means that it induces perspiration on a small scale which can influence your circulation, suggestive of improvements to blood flow.
These ingredients work in synergy to give you an immediate boost of mental focus, reduce stress + fatigue and lead to improved mood and productivity. With only 2mg of caffeine per serving, you can feel the boost your productivity at any time of day without impacting your sleep.
Are you ready to feel the benefits on your productivity?