Bottles Full of Brain-Boosters | Mind & Brain | DISCOVER Magazine | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness |

Tonics laced with neurotransmitters, amino acids, and other active chemicals can sharpen your thinking. Or so they claim."The inspiration for NeuroSonic came from the huge success of energy drinks, the caffeine-loaded potions now earning over $6 billion a year in the United States. The company’s founder, Diana Jenkins, posed a question: “Instead of just having a regular caffeinated energy drink, could we also include nutrients for cognitive enhancement and cognitive health?” Her team searched the scientific literature for compounds, eventually zeroing in on L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea."