Are you someone who struggles recalling information? Are you noticing that your brain just "doesn't work like it used to"? If you're like the millions who are finding that they are lacking the brain power necessary to learn a new task (or just finish a task), then you'll want to consider what your brain may be lacking. "Aging brains" are not synonomous with brain decline. You see, your brain requires various nutrients to perform correctly. By supporting cognitive function with supplements designed to support a healthy brain and memory, you'll be naturally improving your mind's ability to operate. But all memory boosting supplements are not created equal. The maker of Celarity Mem02 custom selected high-performing nutrients to support a high-performing mind.
What is MEM02
Mem02 is a unique combination of botanical and nutrients that support memory and brain function. In addition to promoting healthy memory and brain function, Mem02 provides life-giving oxygen (02) to the brain. Having enough oxygen in the brain is crucial to brain function, and therefore, to the body as a whole. Without enough oxygen, the brain has trouble signaling where to send blood to oxygen-hungry muscles and tissues.
INGREDIENTS THAT WORK
VITAMINS B6, B12, AND FOLATE
Vitamins B6 (as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate), B12 (as methylcobalamin), and folate (as 5-MTHF) are essential homocysteine remethylation cofactors; as such, they support the maintenance of healthy homocysteine levels. Normal blood levels of homocysteine are associated with healthy cognition in the elderly and healthy cerebrovascular function. The brain may be protected by improving methylation by providing the nutritional cofactors needed for proper functioning of the methionine cycle.
5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) may better support folate nutrition in those with digestive issues and those with genetic variations in folic acid metabolism. The form of 5-MTHF in MemO2 is Quatrefolic, which is proven to have greater stability, solubility, and bioavailability over calcium salt forms of 5-MTHF.
N-Acetyl Cysteine is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and is known to combat oxidative stress, and reduced oxidative stress may support healthier nerve tissue. L-carnitine is a vital cofactor for mitochondrial oxidation of fatty acids providing the brain with an energy substrate. Acetyl-L-carnitine, an ester of L-carnitine, possesses properties that may be effective in supporting healthy cognition with age.[4,5]
The phospholipid phosphatidylserine (PS) plays an important functional role in membrane-related processes in the brain and regulates the release of acetylcholine, dopamine, and noradrenaline. PS appears to support neuronal health and healthy brain function, possibly through its effect on cytokine production and their influence on microglia.
Among its many benefits, research indicates that Ginkgo blob has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cerebral glucose utilization, platelet aggregation, neurotransmitter regulation, and vasomotor effects. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract contains two main bioactive constituents—ginkgoflavonglycosides (24%) and terpene lactones (6%)—and is used in the formula because of its reported stress-alleviating and memory-supportive effects as well as its ability to support the health and integrity of neurons. The mechanisms of action may be mediated through its antioxidant, antihypoxic, and microcirculatory actions. In an overview of reviews published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience,researchers conclude that while more studies on prevention are needed, "there is clear evidence to support the efficacy of [Gingko biloba extracts] for [mild cognitive impairment] and dementia." 
The Ayurvedic herb Bacopa monniera has reported cognition-facilitating, cytokine-modulating, and anti-stress effects. These effects are thought to be mediated through its remarkable free-radical– scavenging capacity and its protective effect on DNA cleavage.
Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine, an alkaloid extracted from the periwinkle plant (Vinca minor). It has been used extensively in Eastern Europe, and more recently in the United States, to support cerebrovascular health and healthy mental function. Vinpocetine’s roles in supporting brain function are multi-modal and include its influence on cerebral circulation, its antioxidant activity in the brain, and its role in affecting ion channels and cytokine production.[9-11] Together, these varied actions support overall brain tissue health and function. The efficacy and safety of vinpocetine have been tested and validated by in vitro, animal, and human studies. Many human studies demonstrate positive results in neurologic functioning—primarily related to capillary blood flow and cellular metabolism.[12-15] Clinical and non-nonclinical research indicate that vinpocetine can reduce neuron loss due to cerebral hypoperfusion.
In older adults with memory problems related to poor cerebral circulation or dementia-related disease, vinpocetine produced significantly more improvement in global cognitive tests when compared to placebo. Vinpocetine is thought to positively influence blood flow through a number of mechanisms: modulating ion channel activity, inhibiting phosphodiesterase (PDE), exerting viscosity-lowering effects on blood and plasma, boosting red blood cell membrane flexibility, inhibiting atherosclerotic development, and increasing antioxidant activity.
Huperzine A (HupA), like vinpocetine, affects ion channels. Such activity has been found to support healthy learning and memory. HupA may have a positive effect on levels of acetylcholine through its action on acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Acetylcholine is one of the chemicals that our nerves use to communicate in the brain, muscles, and other areas. HupA has been found to support healthy cognition in a broad range of animal models, and phase IV clinical trials in China demonstrated that HupA was valuable in promoting healthy recall and cognition in elderly subjects. Pre-clinical trials suggest HupA benefits and protects the brain, and data on human trials of Alzheimer's and vascular demential are encouraging.
Recommended Usage:Take one capsule twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Consult your healthcare practitioner before use, especially if you have low blood pressure, are taking blood-thinning agents, or are within two weeks before or after undergoing surgery. Do not take if you are pregnant or lactating. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.
Does Not Contain:Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
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