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Many Americans are constantly searching for ways to boost their energy throughout the day, whether to be able to function in the early morning, get over the afternoon slump, or stay awake at night to get more work done. Some students have even started taking stimulant pills to enhance their performance in school while the rest of us stay true to our coffee fix. Coffee has always been one of the most popular solutions for increased alertness and energy, especially in the mornings. But coffee, even with its great taste and big capacity to reduce the risks of numerous diseases, may not be the healthiest solution.

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When in college, Reese and Evan Wood, two twin brothers frequently noticed many of their peers doing everything possible to get ahead in classes including abusing dangerous prescription drugs in order to be able to focus harder during long study sessions. “This didn’t sit well with us, and we wondered if there were safe supplements that could aid in focus, memory, and mental acuity without being addictive or cause adverse side effects. After doing exhaustive research, we found that there were scores of safe and natural supplements that did just that. We also noticed that there were few companies offering these products and that many of those companies offered poor quality products with dubious quality testing and were confident that we could do better. With that realization, Double Wood Supplements was born”-said Wood.

Shortly after starting the business Wood brothers found that these cognitive enhancing supplements could help far more people than just college students looking to get an edge. Their best customers turned out to be middle-aged professionals who wanted to stay on the top of their game at the workplace and elderly people who were looking to stay sharp as they aged. “As the business grew, we made our decisions with these customers in mind. While we offer a broad range of different supplements, our main focus has been on products, which help improve mental health and acuity.” –said Wood brothers.

Some of Double Wood Supplements most popular products that do this include:

Alpha GPC

Alpha GPC is a natural form of choline found in the brain and is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which plays a key role in learning, memory, and a host of many other important cognitive processes. When taken as a supplement, Alpha GPC easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and rapidly delivers extra choline to the brain.

Choline is a very important, but rarely discussed essential nutrient. In addition to the crucial role it plays in cognitive health, it is important to the health of one’s cell membranes, metabolism and liver function, nervous system acuity, and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent.

It is recommended that adults consume 425 mg (for women) – 550 mg (for men) daily, but at these standards, nearly all American adults aren’t getting enough in their diets. These deficiencies can be overcome by increasing one’s intake of eggs, meat, and legumes but for those who don’t want to overhaul their whole diet to ensure they are getting enough taking a choline supplement such as Alpha GPC is an easy way to ensure one is getting enough of this essential nutrient.

Some studies have shown that Alpha GPC can be especially helpful to patients suffering from cognitive disorders including strokes and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Uridine Monophosphate

Like Alpha GPC, Uridine Monophosphate is another nutrient which improves brain levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, but Uridine has many other properties, which make it an extremely valuable supplement.

The most interesting of these properties is its ability to promote the growth of new synapses (connections between brain cells.) Studies have shown that when taken as a supplement, Uridine increases synaptic formation and function and can help reduce some symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Unlike Alpha GPC, which is an easy way to get enough choline, a nutrient found in many foods, the only reliable way to raise levels of Uridine is to take it as a supplement. While Uridine is present in many foods, it is found in the form of RNA, which is destroyed, by the liver and GI-tract when ingested.

Double Wood Supplements Uridine is sold in the form of Uridine Monophosphate, rather than the RNA form, which means when taken as a supplement it can be absorbed into the bloodstream.


Sulbutiamine is a synthetic form of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which crosses the blood-brain barrier with greater ease than typical thiamine supplements. Like choline, thiamine is an essential nutrient and plays a key role in countless cellular processes. Deficiency in thiamine can cause many dangerous health conditions including optic neuropathy, beriberi, and Korsakoff’s syndrome.

While thiamine is commonly found in many different foods, Americans still have a high rate of thiamine deficiency, with studies estimating 12-15% of the population not getting enough. Among patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure, the level of thiamine deficiency was found to be a staggering 33%.

Alcoholics are at the greatest risk of suffering from thiamine deficiency, as alcohol consumption lowers the body’s reserves and prevents its absorption, but even those who only have a few drinks a week are at a greater risk of not having high enough thiamine levels.

Sulbutiamine is a potent and quick acting form of theanine, and taking it as a supplement is a highly effective way of preventing deficiencies. Sulbutiamine is also popular for its acute effects, with many people who use it reporting higher levels of mental energy and endurance during cognitively demanding tasks.


One of Double Wood newest and most interesting products is Theacrine. This supplement has been best received among regular coffee addicts, as it provides many of the same benefits as caffeine but without the quick formation of tolerance.

Many daily coffee drinkers have come to realize that after having it regularly for some time, that rather than providing the great boost to the energy it once did, now that cup of coffee is needed just to properly wake up. Because a tolerance to theacrine forms at a much slower pace than caffeine, it can be taken each morning without losing it’s effectiveness.

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About company

Double Wood Supplements was founded in 2014 by Reese and Evan Wood, two twin brothers who have always had a passion for healthy living and wanted to start a company to bring high-quality nutritional supplements to the market, with a focus on supplements that promote improved memory, focus, and mental clarity.

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