Chris Miller, founder of the beverage brand Koios, said his experience as an athlete made him familiar with a supplement augmented lifestyle.
“I was a rugby player in college,” Chris Miller, founder of the brand Koios, told NutraIngredients-USA. “I was in a situation where you are biohacking to get as strong as you can.”
But after college, with the stimulus and release of intense physical activity now mostly in the rearview mirror, Miller said he started to struggle.
“I got a job in the adult world and at least professionally everything I needed was above the neck. I was struggling with undiagnosed ADHD and I’m on the autism spectrum. I was self medicating with caffeine and energy drinks and I had been prescribed Adderall, which is one molecule away from being methamphetamine. It all started to affect my life very poorly,” he said.
“It can affect your cortisol levels and mess with your adrenal function. I started having to take sleeping pills just to calm down,” Miller added.
Nootropics for dealing with modern life
Miller said in a search for natural alternatives led him to found Koios with an ingredient mix aimed at supporting focus, cognition and memory. The ingredients include mega doses of vitamins B6 and B12, medium chain triglycerides from coconut, which have been linked with neuroprotective benefits, ginseng, Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericeum erinaceus) and caffeine from green tea.
Miller said his experiences in the launch of his professional career led him to believe that the human organism struggles with the amount of electronic stimulus that constitutes modern life.