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Vitamin B (especially B9 and B12) Get Vitamin B12 from animal products such as meats and eggs and B9 (Folic Acid) from green leafy vegetables and grains.
Polyphenols Polyphenol-rich foods include blackberries, pomegranate, green tea, and even chocolate (over 70% cacao).
Omega-3 You can get this essential fatty acid from fish, nuts, and seeds.
Magnesium Magnesium is also found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, grains, and seafood.
Healthy lifestyle The benefits of healthy eating and regular exercise are immense.
With about one million biochemical reactions occurring every 60 seconds in the normal brain, it needs a good supply of nutrients to function properly. Memory impairment and psychological disorders can definitely have a basis in poor nutrition. On the other hand, good nutrition can prevent or slow deterioration of brain function in aging. Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter produced by brain cells, is responsible for memory and learning.
Alzheimer’s disease occurs when the brain cells that produce acetylcholine are destroyed. This is believed to be caused by oxidative damage to brain cells.
Brain Protex is a formula designed to supply nutrients to enhance the production of acetylcholine and antioxidants, which help to protect the brain from free radical damage and inflammation. Along with a good diet, exercise and avoiding environmental toxins, Brain Protex may help prevent deterioration of memory in the elderly. It may also slow the progress of diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia once they have begun. One of the key herbs in this formula is Chinese club moss, which has a traditional history of use for treating memory loss, dementia and mental illness in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Modern research has found a compound in the plant called huperzine A, which inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. This enzyme breaks down acetylcholine. By inhibiting it, more acetylcholine is held in the brain synapses.
Research suggests that huperzine A may be helpful in Alzheimer’s disease. In one US study where 29 Alzheimer’s patients were given huperzine A, more than half seemed to show improvement. Research in China suggests that 60 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease show significant cognitive improvement when given huperzine A. Other research suggests this alkaloid from the Chinese club moss may help protect brain cells from certain types of toxic chemicals. It can also be helpful for dementia and for improving memory function in general. So far, the research has not shown any known side effects but its always recommended to check with your doctor before starting an herbal supplement that may effect your pharmaceutical regimen. This formula also includes impressive herbs such as Ginkgo biloba, Lycopene, Soybean lecithin complex, and Rhododendron caucasicum.