The final decade of the 20th century witnessed an
explosion of research in the neurosciences. We now have evidence
suggesting that the special nutrients and unique plant extracts included
in Brain Formula help neurons (brain cells) maintain healthy cellular
energy production by promoting healthy mitochondrial function, scavenging
free radicals, and promoting healthy blood circulation. Antioxidants,
specific neurotransmitter nutrients, and synergistic herbal concentrates
included in Brain Formula support healthy brain cell communication through
the neurotransmitter pathways, and promote healthy blood circulation,
especially throughout the vast network of tiny blood vessels of the brain,
enabling you to stay focused, alert, and functioning at peak mental
capacity. Activity of the neurotransmitters nutritionally supported by
Brain Formula is associated with healthy mood, memory, mental acuity, and
alertness, without need for stimulants such as caffeine.
Dietary and Environmental Factors Affect Our Brain Function
In order to help ensure that we obtain the necessary
nutrients to support healthy mental function in our hectic lives, Life
Plus® developed Brain Formula. It provides exactly what it says:unprecedented nutritional and herbal support for maintaining
healthy function of the most intricate, mysterious, and delicate organ of
the human body.
Recent research has suggested that dietary and
environmental factors play an important role in supporting and maintaining
healthy brain function throughout life. Aging and mild memory loss
associated with aging have become a major concern for many people in our
society. Some people become more absent minded due to the natural aging
process, as they grow older, whereas other people reach very advanced ages
with excellent mental function. Although the reasons for this difference
may be partially genetic, accumulating evidence suggests that nutrition,
environmental factors, and lifestyle are also involved.
In order to maintain and promote healthy brain
function, one should avoid or minimize the number of lifestyle choices
that increase the amount of free radicals in the blood, body, and brain.
Some of these lifestyle choices include: smoking, excessive alcohol and/or
drug use (prescription and non-prescription), and emotional/mental stress.
Also, one should avoid food and drink, whenever
possible, that contain glutamate (MSG) and aspartame (artificial
sweetener) which are amino acid compounds that are added as flavour
Since these flavour enhancers are so widely used in
our food supply (MSG now goes on food labels under many names such as
“hydrolyzed vegetable protein” and “autolyzed yeast extract”), avoiding
them altogether is difficult, if not impossible. These two amino acids,
when used in large quantities as flavor enhancers in manufactured foods
and beverages, can over stimulate certain brain cells beyond their ability
to sustain and maintain their supply of cellular energy. Click here to order.
Antioxidants Reduce The
Accumulation Of Lipofuscin In Mature Brains
As we grow older, the ability of our brain cells to
generate energy diminishes significantly. In addition, the amount of
glutathione and cellular antioxidant enzymes in these brain cells also
decreases, thus allowing for a larger accumulation of free radicals. In
humans, the larger accumulation of free radicals permits lipid
peroxidation, which can result in an increase of the pigment called
lipofuscin in the brain. This is the same pigment that causes “liver” or
“age” spots in the skin that are often associated with aging.
Many neuroscientists now believe that lipofuscin
accumulation contributes to loss of healthy mental function and
absentmindedness that is often experienced with aging. Studies indicate
that by maintaining diets high in antioxidants, experimental animals
develop fewer lipofuscin pigments in their brains with aging. Mental
acuity is crucial in sustaining our overall quality of life. Harsh
environmental factors, certain lifestyle choices as well as dietary
choices, all make it more imperative that we provide our brains with
adequate nutritional support.
The core of Brain Formula is threefold: antioxidants
(tocopherols, vitamin K, B-vitamins, selenium, N-acetyl cysteine, alpha
lipoic acid, bioflavonoids), specific brain-supporting nutrients (L-carnitine,
N-acetyl-carnitine, dimethylaminoethanol, phosphatidyl serine, L-taurine),
and herbal concentrates (Ginkgo biloba, Gotu kola, Huperzia serrata,
Explosion Of Research In Neurosciences
Neuroscience research indicates that the
aforementioned nutrients and plant-derived compounds are capable of
helping neurons (brain cells) maintain healthy cellular energy production
by promoting healthy mitochondrial function, and promoting healthy blood
circulation, especially throughout the vast network of capillaries (the
tiny blood vessels of the brain), both of which are crucial to individual
brain cell function. Healthy mitochondrial function includes both cellular
energy production, and scavenging of free radicals.
Amino Acids Support Healthy Moods
In addition, certain amino acids (L-glutamine, L-phenylalanine,
L-tyrosine) that serve as fuel for the critical neurotransmitters that
transmit messages between brain cells, are also included in Brain Formula.
Activity of these neurotransmitters is associated with healthy mood,
memory, mental acuity, and alertness, without need for stimulants such as
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and high-quality
protein and essential fats, pure water, regular exercise, and stress
management techniques such as biofeedback, yoga, tai-chi, and meditation,
along with these outstanding supplements, can significantly enhance our
ability to maintain the priceless resource of an active and agile mind
throughout our lifetime. Click here to order.
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Once again, Brain Formula
help neurons (brain cells) maintain healthy cellular energy production by
promoting healthy mitochondrial function, scavenging free radicals, and
promoting healthy blood circulation.
Testimonials: Here is what a few people had to say:
"I've been involved with
nutrition now for more than 20 years. I am heavily involved in other
things. I started taking the Brain Formula and I noticed I was feeling
better. I had more energy; more than I did with any of the other products.
I noticed I felt more satisfied. I didn't have that urge to just reach for
anything that ended up in my pathway. You know when you see sweets or
snacks or whatever, you have the temptation left me. I felt so satisfied
that meal times would come around and I would not even think I was hungry.
I take about a scoop and a half a day. I estimate I'm probably consuming
at least a third less food than before."
Yates, Buffalo, NY
"Thank you for
providing such a quality product. I personally experienced a "cleaning of
the mind" and "youthful, sustaining energy"... along with a "cheerful
outlook." Judith McGowan, Forth Worth, TX
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that drinking lots of water
is vital to keeping your body and stomach in proper order. You
need to drink at least one-half ounce per pound of body
weight daily. So, for example, if you weigh 180 pounds, you
would drink 90 ounces (about 3 quarts) of water. During
exercise or hot weather, you should increase your water
intake significantly, depending on how much you sweat, how
long you exercise, or how hot the temperature is.
for Health, for Healing, for Life,author
Dr. Batmanghelidj writes: "Histamine is an important
neurotransmitter that primarily regulates thirst mechanism
for increased water intake. It also establishes a system ofwaterrationing
for the available water in the drought-stricken body."
When the body is dehydrated,
histamine production increases significantly. Histamine's
primary job is to make sure that the available water in thebodyis
preserved for the most vital functions. Thus, increased
histamine is not the problem; it's one of the body's
ingenious adaptations for survival.
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again, Brain Formula support healthy brain cell communication through the
neurotransmitter pathways, and promote healthy blood circulation,
especially throughout the vast network of tiny blood vessels of the
brain, enabling you to stay focused, alert, and functioning at peak
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