Data is coming in from the Warheads on Foreheads (WHOF) test group. The results closely match the expected performance of the supplement – making it a good piece of gear. The primary attribute demonstrated in the first month of use is an increase in the capacity to focus on problems at hand. Simply put: WHOF improves decision-making.
I was often asked if WHOF was like the pill from the movie Limitless – a good reference point for explaining what WHOF is not. I have heard (without ever viewing the movie) the fictional limitless pill slowly destroys the users mind by pushing the human limits too far. In contrast to a destructive drug, WHOF is designed to protect the human brain via antioxidants (primarily the ALCAR) and assist the brain in holding a neurotransmitter balance under stress.
Yes, the ingredients are designed to boost the overall capacity of the brain, but it is marginal compared to a lot of other products on the market. There are a lot of drugs out there that will massively boost your mental performance – but they come with the cost of slowly damaging your most important piece of gear – especially when applied with other stressors. A lot of college students take this route; their lifestyle gives them the luxury of putting this much pressure on the brain with time to sleep it off and recover.
Marines (and other red-blooded meat eaters) don’t have this luxury. Making things happen in a high operational tempo environment means you will be getting little sleep and placing stress on all your bodies systems. We’ve all gone a day without eating on a very short night’s sleep – basic problem solving and decision making becomes “difficult” – add in a parasympathetic backlash or two and you are putting your brain in a bad spot.
Here lies the potential in WHOF – if you can get that marginally better decision-making in the times you need it most, without compromising the inevitable follow-on decisions, you become more lethal. As our Secretary of Defense alluded to “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
This utility is not constrained to Warfighting types. Everyone makes decisions, and those decisions have a massive effect on the course of your life.
Investing in a supplement to improve decision-making is likely one of the best long term investments you can make. The time you save working “smarter not harder” will allow you to accomplish more with your time. Time tends to be a very valuable and limited resource – purchasing WHOF could be the first of many better decisions you could make.