Brain Protection Daily Pack—Gold
Brain Protection Daily Pack - Gold contains all the essential nutrients needed
to help prevent neurodegenerative disease. In any individual the type of
symptoms that manifest with age depends on your own genetic makeup and the
traumas and toxins the brain has suffered during your life. It is still a
common belief that Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative
diseases are primarily genetic and unavoidable, however less than 10% of cases
show any genetic markers. You cannot choose the genetic makeup you inherit, but
by correct nutritional and lifestyle choices, you can prevent most of the
damage to your brain.
R alpha-lipoic acid is needed by the mitrochondria, cellular “power plants” which drive nerve cell metabolism. R alpha-lipoic acid improves the efficiency of mitochondrial function, while preventing the age-related increase in free radical production. R alpha lipoic acid (sustained release) is an advanced timed-release formula to extend it’s benefits over 8 hours or more.
Carnitine is an amino acid that helps shuttle fatty acids into the mitochondria to produce energy. The acetylated form of carnitine, which allows it to cross the blood-brain barrier more effectively, has been found to slow the cognitive deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients in intelligence, long-term verbal memory and selective attention, improve mental function in the elderly and may enhance the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), a protein that stimulates the growth of nerve cells.
CDP Choline is not just a source of choline, the main building block of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, but is also a brain phospholipid booster. Phospholipids (fatty acids) are essential components of neural membranes, and their presence is needed for the normal responsiveness of the brain to neurotransmitter signals. CDP Choline enhances the brain’s ability to synthesize its own phospholipids. As a result, CDP Choline increases levels of all phospholipids in neural membranes without altering the normal, youthful proportions of the various phospholipids. CDP Choline also increases the manufacture or release of key neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. CDP Choline can also significantly improve memory function in persons with “normal” age-related cognitive decline.
Panax ginseng is very well known for its cognitive boosting powers. Ginseng is used to enhance physical and cognitive function in cases of physical or mental stress. Furthermore, the combination of Panax ginseng with gingko biloba has been shown to especially effective. In one study healthy middle-aged individuals were given 60mg of ginkgo biloba along with 100mg of Panax ginseng for 14 weeks. The ginkgo/ginseng combination was found to significantly improve an Index of Memory Quality, supporting the results of previous studies. This effect represented an average improvement of 7.5% and reflected improvements to a number of different aspects of memory, including working and long-term memory.
Bacopa monnieri Linn is water hyssop which can be found throughout the world in marshy areas and is revered in India, where it is known as Brahmi. The observation that this beautiful botanical supports cognitive function and promotes tranquility goes back to the very beginnings of Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India. Many of the earlier human Bacopa trials were performed in children, where it was found that Bacopa supplementation improved math skills, direct memories, and several subtests of a variation of the IQ tests. The herb Bacopa monnieri extract is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to support cognitive function. Research studies have shown that Bacopa improved memory, lessened anxiety, improved social adjustment and reduced mental fatigue.
(ß-alanyl-L-histidine) is found in high concentrations in the brain and muscle.
It is important for helping muscle cells to contract and for preventing
fatigue. In the brain, it sensitizes neurons to some signals while at the same
time protecting them from overstimulation. It also has a role in regulating
heartbeat. Carnosine protects the body by preventing cellular damage caused by
harmful sugar products (AGEs) and free radicals. Carnosine levels decrease with
age, and longer-lived animals tend to have more carnosine in their cells.
Carnosine is a highly versatile antioxidant, and has indirect antioxidant
actions by binding pro-oxidant metals and preventing the destruction of
important antioxidant enzymes. In cell toxicity studies, carnosine’s
antioxidant effects were stronger than those of other antioxidants including
vitamin C, vitamin E and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC). Carnosine protects against
the formation of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs), warped cellular
proteins that have been damaged by sugar. Animal studies have found that
carnosine’s AGE-fighting ability helps preserve the flexibility of blood
vessels, preventing some of the increase in blood pressure that is otherwise
suffered under such circumstances. As well, carnosine also maintains the
youthful ability to tear down and dispose of old, defective cellular proteins
which interfere with cellular function. Carnosine changes gene expression to
improve cellular integrity and structure and enhances various aspects of
immunity, including regulating inflammation. Carnosine is important in
lessening free radical damage and protein glycation. Carnosine is a powerful
antioxidant which has additionally been shown to prevent the formation of
amyloid plaque in the brain, a process that is believed to lead to Alzheimer's
Ginkgo biloba extract has been proven in Germany (in accordance with the Commission E monographs) to reduce the symptoms of cerebral insufficiency. These symptoms include memory loss associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, among others. Studies also show that Ginkgo biloba enhances the integrity of the capillary walls and protects nerve cells of brain damage associated with a lack of oxygen. Ginkgo biloba extracts have been well studied for their cognitive effects. Clinical trials have found that they can enhance brain function and memory both in elderly individuals with cognitive impairment and in healthy adults. The extracts can also stabilize mood and alleviate anxiety symptoms in patients whose mental functions are declining. Ginkgo has been found to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and improve symptoms of dementia. It also has beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and cancer-fighting abilities.
L-Pyroglutamic acid from L-Arginine-L-Pyroglutamic Acid, is the natural molecule behind the nootropic drugs (a drug considered to improve cognitive functions), such as piracetum, oxiracetum and pramiracetam. The nootropics’ ability to improve learning, memory consolidation and retrieval in normal in healthy people has been well established in clinical trials. These effects are also seen with L-Pyroglutamic acid without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical use.
Vinpocetine is a true cerebral metabolic enhancer. While vinpocetine, like ginkgo biloba, enhances cerebral microcirculation, vinpocetine is especially remarkable in this regard, as it does so without reducing blood flow elsewhere in the body, by reducing the resistance of fine blood vessels within the brain. But vinpocetine also supports brain metabolism by mechanisms not related to its effects on microcirculation, first, by enhancing red blood cells’ ability to “flex” their shape so as to more easily cross the blood-brain barrier (the layer of tight cell-to-cell contacts that protects the brain from a potentially-toxic environment), vinpocetine directly supports the delivery of oxygen to the brain. Additionally, vinpocetine facilitates the take-up and release of blood sugar across the blood-brain barrier, supporting optimal partitioning of fuel supplies. And studies in red blood cells and damaged neurons show that vinpocetine directly increases ATP levels in these cells, supporting optimal brain energy levels.
Longvida® Optimized Curcumin is based on the latest in curcumin technology, and provides the most bioavailable curcumin extract on the market. This new technology uses tiny curcumin nano-particles encased in a lipid (fat soluble) coating. This patented Solid Lipid Particle Technology™ improves bioavailability by more than 100 times compared to ordinary curcumin This means that each 80 mg capsule of Longvida® Optimized Curcumin is equivalent to 8 grams or about 20 capsules of a 95% curcumin extract, and around 60 capsules of a 750 mg turmeric root extract. There is also significant interest in its ability to reduce amyloid-β plaque, which is thought to be a causative factor of Alzheimer’s disease. In vitro and animal studies have shown that curcumin can significantly reduce levels of amyloid-β and preserve Alzheimer model animal memory. Finally, a recent human study has shown that just 80 mg of curcumin can reduce amyloid-β in humans. The curcumin that was finally able to do so was Longvida® Optimized curcumin SLP, and in just one month.
Contains: 30 AM & PM Daily Packs.
Each AM & PM Pack contains: Vitamin A (palmitate) 1,250 i.u.; Beta carotene 2,500 i.u.; Vitamin B1 (thiamine) 25 mg; Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 12 mg; Vitamin B3 (niacin) 10 mg, (niacinamide) 37 mg; Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 585 mg; Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 25 mg; Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 62 mcg; Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate) 350 mg; Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferous) 1,250 i.u.; Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol and mixed tocopherols) 100 i.u.; Vitamin K2 45mg; Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR®) 1,500 mg; Arginine Pyroglutamate 1,500 mg; Bacopa monnieri 300 mg; Betaine (hydrochloride) 35 mg; Bioflavonoids (lemon) 25 mg; Biotin 75 mcg; Boron (aspartate, citrate complex) 375 mcg; Bromelain 12 mg; Calcium (citrate, ascorbate complex) 125 mg; Carnosine 500 mg; Choline (bitartrate) 35 mg; Chromium (chelate) 50 mcg; CDP Choline (Cognizin®) 500 mg; Copper (amino acid chelate) 500 mcg; Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 180 mg; Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 120 mg; Folic acid (l-methylfolate, Metafolin®) 200 mcg; Garlic (odorless) 25 mg; Gingko biloba 60 mg; Glutamic acid 5 mg; Hesperidin 9 mg; Iodine (Kelp) 50 mcg; Inositol 25 mg; Lutein 2 mg, Lycopene 2 mg; Magnesium (aspartate, ascorbate complex) 125 mg; Manganese 2 mg; L-methionine 3 mg; Longvida® Optimized Curcumin 80 mg; Molybdenum 25 mcg; N-acetyl-l-cysteine (sustained release) 535 mg; PABA (para-amino-benzoic-acid ) 12 mg; Panax ginseng 100 mg; Potassium (aspartate, aspartate complex) 25 mg; R Alpha Lipoic Acid (sustained release) 100 mg: Red wine proanthocyanidine 12 mg; Rutin 6 mg; Selenium (chelate) 50 mcg; Vanadium (chelate) 12 mcg, Vinpocetine 15 mg; Zeaxanthin 250 mcg, Zinc (amino acid complex) 6 mg; Proprietary organic fruit & vegetable blend: Garlic (bulb, Pure-Gar®, odorless) 25 mg; Brassica oleracea (cauliflower) 25 mg; Spirulina pratensis (spirulina) 25 mg; Chlorella regularis (Chlorella) 25 mg; Carica papaya (Green papaya extract) 25 mg; Rubus villosus (Blackberry) 20 mg; Apium graveolens (Celery powder) 17 mg; Raphanus Sativus niger (black radish powder) 17 mg; Prunus armeniaca (apricot powder) 17 mg; Camellia sinensis (green tea extract) 12 mg; Malus pumila (apple pectin) 12 mg.