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Peak Focus – FAQ

Thursday June 25, 2020
Peak Focus – FAQ

When should I take Viridian Nutrition’s Organic Peak Focus? How long will it take for it to work? Is it suitable for vegans? Your questions are answered by Viridian’s Technical Manager Jenny Carson in our friendly Peak Focus FAQ.


Organic Peak Focus is the smart choice to deal with life’s daily demands. Jenny explains why Viridian’s potent Organic Peak Focus is the perfect natural option.

What is Peak Focus good for?

Organic Peak Focus is a Soil Association certified organic blend of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) and Sage (Salvia officinalis and lavandulifolia) extracts at a quantity that have been shown to exert a therapeutic effect.  This combination of traditional European herbs has been found to help to maintain good cognitive function and good cognitive ability.

How long will it take for the supplement to work?


Research shows that the specific herbal extracts can exert effects as quickly as one hour after consumption and are still going strong up to 4 hours post consumption.  In fact, a well designed random controlled trial showed that daily consumption for 28 days saw increasing daily benefits.

When during the day should I take Peak Focus?


The best time to take Peak Focus is 1 -2 hours ahead of a mentally demanding or challenging task as the ingredients in Peak Focus have shown to act best within this time frame.

How long can I take Peak Focus for?


We recommend that you use the formulation, as and when you need it.  We understand that some days can be more taxing than others, and so, as the effects may occur within one hour, the formula does not always need to be taken daily.

How is best to take the supplement?


We recommend that Peak Focus is taken with a meal, ideally breakfast, this is to maximise the absorption of the botanical extracts and allow the necessary time for the benefits to occur.

Is it similar to caffeine?


Caffeine is a stimulant compound, this means that it activates the central nervous system that then effects the function of the heart, kidneys, brain and lungs to produce alertness, a lift in mood, and physical and cognitive performance.  


However, this is different from the activity of both Lemon Balm and Sage.  The botanicals do not stimulate the central nervous system, they in fact, bind to brain receptors that then improve the function of brain cells, consequently this is the mechanism by which the benefits of improved cognitive function and cognitive ability are induced.

Can I take too much?


The daily dose is two capsules, taken with food.  This dose mimics the amount that has been used and resulted in beneficial effects in research.  Therefore, a larger amount is not needed.

Are there any chemicals in Peak Focus?


Organic Peak Focus is certified organic by the Soil Association.  This is a guarantee that the herbs are raised without the use of herbicides and pesticides, in fact no chemicals whatsoever.

Furthermore, we, Viridian Nutrition, do not use any form of additive or excipient in the formulations, so you have the peace of mind that you are taking a pure, organic blend of two effective botanicals.

Aren’t organic products less effective?


Not only are organic herbs required to be grown without the use of agricultural chemicals they too undergo wildlife and soil protective strategies.  These strategies involve the remineralisation of the soil which increases the nutritional density of produce produced organically.

This nutritional abundance of the Lemon Balm and Sage is demonstrated in research.  Lemon Balm showed improved cognitive function and ability after just one 300mg dose.  While Sage demonstrated cognitive improvements on the first use and those improvements continued to increase over 28 days of concurrent use of just 600mg daily.

At what age can the supplement be taken?


Organic Peak Focus can be used from 14 years of age, just in time to support students through the examination period.

How should I store the supplement?


The supplement should be left in the original jar and in a cool, dark location.  

Top tip: select a location away from humidity, so that is away from the kettle, hob or bathroom.

Is it suitable for vegans?


Yes: Organic Peak Focus is 100% plant-based and certified vegan by the Vegan Society.

The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.

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