Brain Health

Health Blog: Muscle Your Way to a Longer Life

The body fat-disease-aging link

Everybody wants to live a long and healthy life. But, if you carry excess body fat on your frame, then you may be setting yourself up for a shorter lifespan than the one you were aiming for.

Brain Health (Cognitive)

Brain health is largely dependent on proper nutrients 

From a nutritional standpoint, it is important to understand that the brain is the center of your nervous system, and is the most energy hungry of all organs. It is nearly 60 percent fat. Almost all of the brain’s structures and functions are dependent on essential fatty acids, or EFAs. These include EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (a-linolenic acid), all omega-3s, which are abundant in such things krill oil, fish oil and algae.

B Vitamins

B vitamins: anti-stress and much more

Eight is enough when it comes to the B vitamins, as there are eight in all, though the more notable ones are B6, B12, niacin and folic acid.

Science

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Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol: Swiss Army Knife of nutrients

The standardized extract of the bark of the French maritime pine tree (Pinus pinaster) is one of those Swiss Army Knife ingredients.

Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine: good fat for your brain

 

This healthy fat helps make up cell membranes and is especially concentrated in the brain – hence its utility in a range of cognitive concerns from ADHD to Alzheimer’s and depression.1-3

Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

Phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) – an early health food

 

Lecithin is technically known as phosphatidylcholine or PC. 

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo – besteller in the US

The world’s oldest living tree, dating back 250 million years, is the double-lobed leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree. Close to 200 clinical trials have been published on ginkgo extract since 1980, with most of them supporting benefits related to improved circulation and mental function.

Phospholipids and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why you need to know about lipids

In order to remain robust, energetic and healthy, we need a variety of nutrients. These include amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, lipids and fatty acids.

Brain Blog: Toward an Extraordinary Life

How brain research will change our future

Our expanding knowledge of the brain’s ability to change, adapt, and grow more complex is one of the most exciting frontiers in science.  This capacity to transform and adapt, called neuroplasticity, means that new opportunities to solve an array of stubborn brain disorders is on the horizon. It also gives us new confidence as we now develop tools to unlock human potential that are beyond what we would have imagined only 10 years ago. 

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