The human brain has remarkable capacity for memory and activity (Intellectual stimulation), but it needs a constant flow of oxygen (exercise) and specific nutrients to keep it functioning properly for a lifetime.
When people think about staying fit, they generally think from the neck down. But the health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing — and even sleeping.
Along with dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, acetylcholine is a neural transmitter. Some substances act as mediators and others, including acetylcholine, simulate or active the next nerve cell as impulses pass down the a nerve. Once it has performed this action by passing across the synapse (neural junction between two nerve cells) it is broken down by an enzyme called acetylcholine esterase into an acetyl group and choline. Acetylcholine also passes across the neural muscular junction, similar to the synapse between neurons (nerve cells) and also between nerve endings and muscle cells stimulating them and thus causing your muscles to move.
Acetylcholine is also involved in memory and learning and is in particularly short supply in people with Alzheimer's disease. A recently released drug helps Alzheimers sufferers by inhibiting the action of acetylcholine esterase.
Phosphatidylserine is used for Alzheimer's disease, age-related decline in mental function, improving thinking skills in young people, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, preventing exercise-induced stress, and improving athletic performance.
How does it work?
Phosphatidylserine is an important chemical with widespread functions in the body. It is part of the cell structure and is key in the maintenance of cellular function, especially in the brain.
Omega-3's and Your Memory If there weren’t already enough health benefits to encourage you to add more Omega-3 to your diet, then perhaps the findings of a recent study published in the American Academy of Neurology’s journal “Neurology” will do it. The study has found that not getting enough Omega-3s in your diet is responsible for problems related to your memory and thinking.
About the Study The study was conducted at the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Division of Geriatrics, University of California in Los Angeles. The researchers used 1,575 people of an average age of 67 who were free of dementia. They were given tests that measured their mental function as well as their body mass, along with MRI brain scans and tests to measure the amount of omega-3 fatty acids levels found in their red blood cells.
What they found was that the participants who had the lowest DHA levels had lower brain volume than the participants whose DHA levels were higher (DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid). The same was found for those who had the lowest omega-3 fatty acid levels, who went on to score lower on visual memory tests, as well as executive function tests such as those for problem solving, abstract thinking, and multi-tasking. They also noted that the participants with low omega-3 levels had brains that functioned as though they were two years older; showing that not getting enough omega-3s causes your brain to age faster.
What Omega-3 Will Do For Your Brain and Body Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to positively impact your health on several different levels. Along with improving your memory and brain function, omega-3s have also been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and heart attack because of their ability to lower cholesterol, improve circulation, and reduce blood pressure.
Omega-3s are also known to lower the risk of certain cancers, including prostate, breast, and colon cancer. There have also been studies into the effects of omega-3 fish oils on rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, improved immune health, and even its impact on psychological disorders. Omega-3s are also crucial in your body’s metabolism process and have been shown to lessen wrinkles and the signs of aging on the skin.
Glycerophosphocholine (pronounced gli-sero-fos-fo-ko-lean) or GPC is a small nutrient molecule with a large place in the scheme of life. Its centrality to human life is suggested by its abundance in mother’s milk.
GPC’s biochemical centrality in our cell processes becomes physiologically amplified into tissue growth and renewal, organ vitality, reproduction, and mind-body integration. GPC appears to be that rare nutrient which supports the mind, the body and their functional integration for the individual’s ongoing survival.
At least twenty-three (23) clinical trials have been completed using GPC. All have had clinically meaningful positive outcomes. GPC significantly benefits attention, mental focus, recall, and other higher mental functions (cognition), including in young healthy subjects.3,4 GPC offers marked benefit for individuals with memory decline, whether linked to poor brain circulation or of the Alzheimer’s type, as asserted in a meta-analysis by the veteran clinician Lucilla Parnetti.5 It has proven uniquely valuable for brain recovery following stroke or other circulatory injury.6-8 Last but not least, preliminary findings indicate GPC can revitalize master hormone functions in the elderly.
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is one of the oldest living tree species and its leaves are among the most extensively studied herbs in use today. In Europe and the United States, ginkgo supplements are among the best-selling herbal medications. It consistently ranks as a top medicine prescribed in France and Germany.
Ginkgo has been used in traditional medicine to treat blood disorders and enhance memory. Scientific studies throughout the years have found evidence that supports these claims. Although not all studies agree, ginkgo may be help treat dementia (including Alzheimer's disease) and intermittent claudication, or poor circulation in the legs. It also shows promise for enhancing memory in older adults. Laboratory studies have shown that ginkgo improves blood circulation by dilating blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of blood platelets.
Ginkgo leaves contain two types of chemicals (flavonoids and terpenoids) believed to have potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals -- compounds in the body that damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Free radicals are believed to contribute to health problems including heart disease and cancer as well as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Antioxidants such as those found in ginkgo can help neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Biotics Research is excited to unveil our newest product, MygranX! This product works to help those suffering with constant and debilitating migraines. Many triggers have been associated with migraines including, but not limited to, hormonal changes, sensory stimuli, change in sleep patterns, lack of exercise, and medication.
MygranX This product works to reduce hyper excitability in the brain and therefore can help lessen the severity or frequency of migraines. Let's take a look at the ingredients that make MygranX a revolutionary product!
Key components that contribute to MygranX success include Petasites (Butterbur), Feverfew, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), CoQ10, and Phytolens. Butterbur
Butterbur (Petastis hybridus) has been demonstrated to reduce smooth muscle spasm. It likely acts through calcium channel regulation and inhibition of peptide leukotriene biosynthesis, influencing the inflammatory cascade.
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) has been shown effective in reducing pain, nauseau, vomiting, light and/or sound sensitivity and may help suppress prostaglandin production.
Riboflavin is involved in the formation of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN), both of which function in oxidation-reduction reactions, and act as coenzymes in the mitochondrial respiratory chain. It also may help reduce the symptom of migraines and be just as effective as beta-blockers currently prescribed for migraines.
CoQ-10 Coenzyme Q10 (emulsified for enhanced uptake and utilization) is a component of the electron transport chain. CoQ10 seems to improve mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, which appears to be impaired in some patients with migraine. Additionally, sufferers of constant migraines may have low levels of CoQ10. In one study, about a third of pediatric and adolescent migraine patients had low serum CoQ10. This product should be taken (1) 2x each day, this is a product that should be taken overtime, you should continue use of this product for no less than 8 weeks to gauge efficacy with your client.
Phytolens (a registered trademark of Biotics Research Corp.) is a patented extract of Lens esculenta. Phytolens® possesses numerous antioxidant characteristics, including the ability to quench organic free radicals and superoxide anions.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine by Biotics - found throughout the central nervous system (CNS), Acetyl-L-Carnitine plays a key role in CNS metabolism, offering a source of acetyl groups for the synthesis of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter, and thereby supporting healthy brain function.
Warning: Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women
Ginkgo Biloba by Biotics - Supplies Ginkgo Biloba as a standardized extract, along with antioxidant enzymes SOD and catalase. 60 tablets.
Ginkgo Biloba is a potent antioxidant herb which is best known for improving circulation. It helps increase the blood supply to the brain, the heart, and all other body parts. It strengthens the mental processes and the ability to concentrate, as well as ease muscle pain and improve male potency. For this last reason, Ginkgo Biloba is sometimes known as "nature's Viagra". Interestingly, this antioxidant may improve perception and social functioning in victims of Alzheimer's disease. Like many other antioxidants, it protects cells from free radicals and may therefore prevent cancer and slow the aging process. Macular degeneration of the eyes may be prevented and treated with Ginkgo Biloba, which also has been shown to work as an antidepressant.
Supplements by Nutri-West: Brain Plus (T) Size: 1 oz
Nutritional support for the brain and its supporting systems.
Ginkgo Biloba, Eleuthero, Gotu Kola, St. Johns Wort, Scullcap, Valerian Root, Hawthorn Berries, Blue Flag, Marshmallow, Dulse, Cayenne in an alcohol base.
5-20 drops in water 3 times per day or as directed
Do not take in pregnancy. Ginkgo biloba is an anticoagulant and should not be used in large amounts with anticoagulant drugs such as coumadin. Eleuthero supports the adrenals, but in extremely high doses, can cause side effects of hypertension, irritability, sadness, anxiousness, and insomnia. St. John's wort should not be taken with antidepressant drugs which also raise neurotransmitter levels. Hawthorn berries can be given with ACE-inhibiting drugs and cardiac glycosides, however large amounts need to be monitored by a doctor (there are small amounts in this formula). The combination of herbs in this formula work together in creating synergistic effects, and does not contain large amounts of any of the herbs mentioned above.
Bio-MCT by Biotics Research
Medium chain triglyceride product, containing 100% Caprylic Triglycerides from coconut/palm kernel oil.Numerous studies have shown medium chain triglycerides to be useful in decreasing insulin resistance and protecting cognitive function in individuals with significant blood sugar dysregulation. 1 Dosage: Take (1) tablespoon, alone or mixed with other liquids or food.
Carnityl by Thorne Research,An ester form of carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine readily crosses the blood-brain barrier. Acetyl-L-carnitine enhances neuronal function in peripheral nerves and the central nervous system. Acetyl-L-carnitine enhances the production of acetylcholine.
Dosage:1 to 2 capsules tid
Each Capsule Contains
*Daily Value (DV) not established
A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.
Ceralin ForteFoundation Neuroprotection Formula
Recommendations: Three capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Form: 90 Capsule Bottle
Ceralin Forte is formulated to provide well-rounded support for brain and nerve protection, addressing multiple pathways involved in neurological health.
Supports healthy cognitive function, possible by enhancing cellular energy dynamics
Provides potent antioxidant protection for the central nervous system
Supports a healthy life cycle of neurons and other cells
May protect the blood-brain barrier and nerve cells from oxidative stress
Helps maintain overall neurological health by supporting healthy mitochondrial function, methylation, homocysteine metabolism, and circulatory function
THREE CAPSULES SUPPLY:
Thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate)
Niacin (as niacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
Folate (as L-5-methyl tetrahydrofolate†)
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)
[standardized to 90% (180 mg) polyphenols]
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, and magnesium stearate
Ceriva by Metagenics is formulated to support healthy brain aging, cognition , and memory by beneficially modulating the metabolism of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and providing neuroprotection. This advanced formula features clinically effective levels of huperzine A (HUPA) and a proprietary proline-rich-polypeptide (PRP) complex known as Colostrinin™ for multidimensional support for neurological health. Research suggests that HUPA may be able to cross the blood-brain barrier to beneficially influence acetylcholine metabolism and provide antioxidant protection. In addition, laboratory studies with the PRP complex have demonstrated antioxidant and DNA protective properties, suggesting it may have beneficial effects on brain aging.
Huperzine A (from Huperzia serrata whole plant extract)
Directions: Take one tablet once daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Warning: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Caution: For adult use only. Avoid use if taking acetylcholinesterase inhibitors or cholinergic medications, or if you have a seizure disorder, cardiac arrhythmia, benign prostatic hypertrophy, asthma, chronic respiratory condition, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease , or malabsorption syndrome. If you have suppressed immune function or are taking medication, including blood thinning medications and immunomodulators, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Rare but mild and temporary anxiety, mood change, sleep disturbance, dizziness, or fatigue may be experienced. Do not exceed two tablets daily. Use caution when driving or operating machinery. Keep out of the reach of children.
This product is Gluten Free.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place.
Symphora by Metagenics
Support for Brain Cortisol Function
Recommendations: Two tablets daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Form: 60 Tablet Bottle
Symphora is formulated to promote a positive mood and mental well-being by beneficially modulating cerebral metabolism of the neurohormone cortisol.
Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone associated with mood, well-being, and stress response
Features DHEA, which research suggests may support a positive mood by modulating the effects of brain cortisol during periods of stress
Provides vitamin D, a vitamin that has been associated with serotonin metabolism and a positive mood
Supplies neuroactive vitamin B12 and folatecofactors in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin
Designed to act centrally, within the brain, this formula features 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate, which research suggests is able to pass the blood-brain barrier
TWO TABLETS SUPPLY:
Folate (as 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate)
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, silica, and coating (deionized water, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethelene glycol, and carrageenan).
Warning: DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING. For adult use only. Avoid use if patient has, or has a history of hormone-related cancer, diabetes, or bipolar disorder. If patient has a medical condition or takes medication use with caution. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Folate - 60 capsules
Innate Response’s Folate is a water soluble form of vitamin B9, containing the most beneficial and biologically active constituents that make this nutrient so vital for cardiovascular and neurological health. Folate is also essential to providing the body exactly what it needs for optimal neurotransmitter production and homocysteine levels. This formula features 800 mcg of folate and 100% of the RDA of vitamin B12. The folate in this product has been integrated into whole food for optimal nutrient delivery. There is no question the best method of absorbing and assimilating nutrients is from fresh, whole foods which is why Innate’s Folate, delivered through broccoli, is such a industry standout.
Product Code: 43009
Inositol Powder by Biotics Research
A powder form of Biotics Inositol, containing 100% Caprylic Triglycerides from coconut/palm kernel oil. Numerous studies have shown medium chain triglycerides to be useful in decreasing insulin resistance and protecting cognitive function in individuals with significant blood sugar dysregulation.
Dosage: Take (1-1/2) teaspoons mixed with water or juice each day.
NeuPerzine by Biotics Research is a natural sesquiterpene alkaloid compound extracted from the plant Huperzia serrata and is a compound that is utilized in neurology for memory support.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Capsule Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, capsule shell (gelatin and water) and magnesium stearate (vegetable source). Recommendation: One (1) capsule taken one (1) to two (2) times each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional. Caution: Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Not intended for prolonged use or for those with urinary retention due to obstruction and respiratory related conditions.
Phosphatidylcholine by Biotics Research - supplemental source of this important phospholipid, which is a major constituent of cell membranes, and is important for normal cellular membrane function and repair.
Phosphotidylcholine, a powerful bile emulsifier.
Because the body uses phosphatidylcholine to make a brain chemical called acetylcholine, there is some interest in using it for treating “brain-centered” conditions such as memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, manic-depressive disorders, and a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia.
Phosphatidylcholine is also used for treating hepatitis, eczema, gallbladder disease, circulation problems, high cholesterol, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS); for improving the effectiveness of kidney dialysis; for boosting the immune system; and for preventing aging.
Phosphatidylcholine (From Soy) Each capsule supplies: 420 mg of Phosphatidylcholine from Lecithin (soy source)
RECOMMENDATION: One (1) to three (3) capsules each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Contains: 100 Capsules
Super EPA Pro
Super EPA Pro (120) by Thorne Research
Highly-concentrated EPA for maintenance of healthy lipid levels*
green technology - Supercritical Fluid Technology (CO2 extraction) for maximum EPA concentration
650 mg EPA/100 mg DHA per gelcap
incomparable purity and quality you expect from Thorne
capsule size is about 20% smaller than equivalent competitor products
free of heavy metals, PCBs, and dioxins
Studies demonstrate that the higher the concentration of EPA in a capsule, the more effective it is in maintaining healthy triglyceride levels.* Quite simply, it's what is NOT in the capsule that is key. For example, a typical 1,000 mg fish oil capsule might have 300-500 mg of omega-3s and 500-700 mg of other saturated and unsaturated fats per capsule - fats that can interfere with the efficacy of the omega-3s.
Super EPA Pro is manufactured using Supercritical Fluid Technology, which utilizes low temperatures and standardized pressures. The result is a pure, highly-concentrated product containing 650 mg EPA and 100 mg DHA per softgel. The low temperatures used in the extraction process assure maintenance of molecular integrity. During the processing the product is manufactured under a nitrogen blanket to ensure the supercritical oil stays fresh throughout the process, preventing oxidation of the oils.
Super EPA Pro contains omega-3 oils from small, non-accumulating fish, harvested from pristine Peruvian waters. The fish oil is from a sustainable source, which is monitored closely by sonar buoys to determine how many fish are in a particular area in order to prevent depletion of the population. The result is the most sustainable source of wild fish in the marketplace.
Two Gelcaps Contain: Calories 20 Calories from Fat 20 Total Fat 2 g. Saturated Fat 0 g. Trans Fat 0 g. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid Ethyl Ester) (from Fish Oil*) 1,300 mg. DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid Ethyl Ester) (from Fish Oil*) 200 mg.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (from tilapia), Purified Water and Glycerin (vegetable source) gelcap, Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols).
*This product uses Supercritical CO2 extracted and chromatographed fish oil derived solely from anchovies.
Contains ingredients derived from fish (gelatin = tilapia) (fish oil = anchovy).
Suggested Use: Take 2 gelcaps two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
ALLERGY WARNINGS This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
PURITY This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant or nursing, do not use this product.
INTERACTIONS DHEA may potentiate the effect of thyroid hormone replacement.
Theanine by Thorne Research, L-theanine, a unique amino acid found in green tea, stimulates production of alpha brain waves, resulting in improved mental function and focus. Theanine also modifies key neurotransmitters involved in mood, attention, and memory.
Dosage:1 capsule as needed
Each Capsule Contains
*Daily Value (DV) not established
A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.
SPECIAL NOTE: Dosage should not exceed six capsules in 24 hours.
Promotes Good Blood Circulation & Enhances Memory & Concentration*
Ginkgo and Bacopa (also known as Brahmi) are classic herbs with long traditions of human use. Although distinct in origin – Ginkgo an ancient and hearty tree rooted in China, and Bacopa a low growing water-thriving plant native to India – both herbs have an affinity for the brain and enhancing brain function.*
Working together, Ginkgo leaf assayed extract and certified organically grown Bacopa herb promote good blood circulation and improve memory and concentration.*
Ingredients: Each vegetarian capsule contains 250 mg of Certified Organic Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) whole herb powder and 60 mg of Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf extract (24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones).
Other Ingredients: Certified Organic Maca (Lepidium meyenii) as a processing aid. Vegetarian capsules are made from plant cellulose (no gelatin).
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule, 2 times per day with liquid at or between mealtimes.
Cautions: Consult your healthcare practitioner if taking MAO inhibitors or anticoagulants or if you have a blood coagulation disorder. Stop use 7 days before surgery. Keep Out of the Reach of Children
Cognitive Enhancer was developed to address acetylcholine need, and to give the brain the nutrients it needs to function at a higher level. One of the most important physiological functions of the brain is the ability to learn and remember. Those that have been forgetting things, misplacing items, experiencing a brain fog, or struggling to concentrate may need to increase their Acetylcholine levels.
Acetylcholine benefits both the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and the central nervous system (CNS) as a neuromodulator. In the PNS, acetylcholine activates muscles and is a major neurotransmitter in the nervous system. In the CNS, acetylcholine and the associated neurons work together to cause inhibitory actions.
Cognitive Enhancer: Supplies Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL (100mg), GPC Choline (100 mg), Gingko Biloba (25 mg), and Huperzia Serrata (5mg). Dosage: Take one (1) capsule before breakfast and one (1) capsule before lunch or dinner. NOT recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
As we age, our bodies produce fewer hormones that regulate neurotransmitters, throwing off its balance. Even at a young age, neurotransmitters can be unbalanced resulting in any number of neurological changes. Imbalances may be minimal, but over time can eventually progress and have a significant impact on how we feel and function. Left unchecked, an imbalance can lead to a slide in overall health and impair one's work performance as well.
Lapses in memory are not something we necessarily have to live with and face as a consequence of aging. They may be a concrete indication of chemical deficiencies within the brain itself. Often, mild deficiencies can be reversed, resulting in improved cognitive function.
Cognitive Enhancer was developed to address acetylcholine need, and to give the brain the nutrients it needs to function at a higher level.
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