What is Dendrobium? Dendrobium is actually a part of a huge species of flowers containing about 1,200 different species of orchids. The extract of these flowers is what is commonly used as a nootropic supplement. It has a long history of being used in traditional medicines throughout Asia and is classified as one of the 50 essential herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. Traditionally it was used as a stomach tonic, helping aid digestion and promote the aid of bodily functions such as saliva production. In the modern day, the extract is known and used for its powerful energy boosting and performance enhancing properties. How does Dendrobium work? After ingestion, it is quickly broken down and absorbed into the blood stream. In the brain it helps with the release of epinephrine (aderaline) and norepinephrine, helping the most get a boost of energy and focus for performance related tasks. Containing a ton of antioxients, it helps to protect the muscle cells from free radicals and oxidative stress, delaying the onset of muscular fatigue. It helps to increase fast acid oxidation providing a boost of energy directly to the muscles increasing muscular strength and endurance. Why should you take Dendrobium? Increases athletic performance Boosts energy Protects the body Great source of antioxidants How to use Dendrobium? In healthy adults a 500 mg – 1g supplementation of dendrobium per day should lend itself to performance enhancing properties. Studies have been done with individuals taking up to 2g of dendrobium daily. As a nootropic dendrobium pairs well with B-Phenethylamine, another compound known for helping boost norepinephrine in the brain. (Both dendrobium and B-phenlethlamine are main ingredients in RED BURNER.) Side effects of Dendrobium? Currently there is not much evidence regarding negative side effects from dendrobium supplementation. It should be known however that it might cause lower blood pressure and an increase in blood sugar in the body.