Brain Restore Power Packs are especially formulated to provide nutrients and botanicals known to support brain health by maintaining cognitive function and memory. Feed your brain the nutrients it needs to stay sharp and full of energy as you age. Included in each Brain Restore Power Pack are 30 daily vitamin packs which contain:
Although the average adult human brain only weighs about 1,198 to 1,336 grams or roughly 3 ounces, it is the control center for all functions of the body. (1) The brain is responsible for complex involuntary and voluntary actions such as breathing, beating of the heart, metabolic processes, processing visual and auditory information, critical thinking, memory and communication.
Staying mentally sharp and maintaining brain health is important at all ages but especially more so in the later years to prevent age-related changes in attention and memory. However, just as the appearance of wrinkles and gray hair signal physical changes brought about by aging, a subtle decline in memory with age has long been considered normal. But memory loss does not need to be synonymous with aging.
While aging is inevitable, memory loss and cognitive decline can be minimized if a healthy lifestyle is adapted and maintained throughout life. Lifestyles that include a healthy diet, regular exercise, challenging your mind by trying new activities and maintaining social interactions increase brain function and may help sustain thinking skills and memory retention. (2) While consuming a diet rich in fish, lean meats, whole grains, fruits and vegetables provides nutrients that are known to benefit the brain, you will want to supplement your diet with Brain Restore Power Packs.
Brain Restore includes the most well-researched nutrients to promote brain health, decrease cognitive decline, enhance focus, and reduce memory loss.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are two long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that are found in high concentrations in the brain and eyes. These fatty acids play an important role in the central nervous system and low intakes can affect brain health. Although DHA and EPA can be synthesized slowly from alpha-linolenic acid in the body, fatty fish such as salmon, anchovies, sardine, tuna and trout are rich dietary sources of these omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Taking supplements of DHA and EPA can help you meet needs for these important fatty acids. Studies show that DHA and EPA supplements improved memory function in older adults who complained of mild memory lapse. (3) DHA has also been reported to support heart and brain function in addition to slowing rate of cognitive decline. (4)
Vitamins B6, B12, and folate are B vitamins that are cofactors for the metabolism of homocysteine. High blood levels of homocysteine, which can occur on low intake of these vitamins, have been associated with neurodegenerative diseases, while treatment with folate, B12 and B6 has been found to improve cerebral function. (5) Studies report that intake of B vitamins may improve methylation, prevent brain damage and slow cognitive decline such as age-related memory loss. (6)
NAC is a supplemental form of the semi-essential amino acid, cysteine, that is readily available in many foods. You may choose NAC supplements to increase intake of cysteine, which is used in the body to promote production of glutathione, an antioxidant essential for cellular detoxification of reactive oxygen in brain cells. NAC is essential for brain health because it decreases formation of free radicals that can cause oxidative damage in the brain. (7)
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid found in the brain and accounts for 13 to 15% of the phopholipids in the human cerebral cortex. It is vital for normal functioning of the nerve cells and is involved with cell signaling. Dietary supplements of phosphatidylserine have shown to improve cognitive function and improved verbal recall. (8)
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is produced in the body from the amino acid L-carnitine that plays a role in energy production, acts as an antioxidant and prevents stress related damage in brain cells. It also increases acetlycholine synthesis, which functions as a neurotransmitter involved in learning and concentration. (9,10)
Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that is soluble in water as well as fat, which has been reported to prevent cell damage in the body. Additionally, alpha-lipoic acid has a unique property that enables it to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione. (11) Alpha-lipoic has also been reported to decrease oxidative damage and decline in memory associated with age. (12)
Coenzyme Q10 is widely prevalent in every cell of your body as it is essential for the electron transport system in the mitochondria, production of ATP and cellular respiration. CoQ10 is also an antioxidant that plays an important role in preventing oxidative damage to cells and tissues by free radicals. CoQ10 plays a role in growth and is found in whole grains, fish and meat. Low levels of CoQ10 have been observed in neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, indicating its role in maintaining brain health. Research suggests that CoQ10 supplements may be helpful in treatment of Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. (13)
Broccoli Seed Extract contain a sulforaphane glucosinolate, a patented phytochemical that enhances antioxidant production and activates detoxification enzymes when it broken down to its active form sulforaphane. Sulforaphane may provide protection from neurodegenerative diseases due to its powerful antoxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.(14)
Ginkgo biloba leaf extracts, ginkgo flavonglycosides and terpene lactone, have been reported to protect neurons and may benefit brain health by reducing stress and enhancing memory. Ginkgo leaf extracts may also have a protective effect against cancer and heart disease. (15)
Bacopa monniera is an Ayurvedic herb with antioxidant properties that acts as a free-radical scavenger, protects against DNA cleavage, slows down the activity of lipoxygenase and formation of lipid peroxides. It has been reported to be used for its anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and cognitive-facilitating effects. (16,17)
Vinpocetine, derived from an extract of the periwinkle plant, has been reported to have a neuroprotective effect due to its antioxidant activity in the brain and its role in affecting ion channels. (18)
Huperzine A (HupA) isolated from the Chinese herb Huperzia serrata, has been reported to improve cognitive deficits and support learning and memory. It acts as an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), reduces oxidative stress and upregulates nerve growth factor. Clinical trials have demonstrated that HupA intake improved memory in the elderly as well as patients with Alzheimer's disease. (19)
Count: 30 daily packets (30 AM, 30 PM)
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 AM packet with your first meal of the day. Take 1 PM packet with your last meal of the day.
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