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Brain Nutrition On A New Level

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Age-related changes in brain physiology are influenced by the biochemical environment of the brain, and there is ample evidence that numerous compounds in common foods, as well as more exotic natural nutrients, can have a profoundly favorable impact on a positive biochemical environment, and therefore on brain functions.

For those interested in benefitting from the latest scientific research on the relationship of nutrients and natural products to brain function, we're pleased to introduce BrainStorm., the most comprehensive "brain" formula we've ever come across.

BrainStorm is a unique formulation that provides glutamine, pyroglutamic acid, tyrosine, DMAE, acetyl-l-carnitine, Ginkgo biloba and other standardized extracts, activated B complex vitamins, and much more, for the full array of materials required for enhanced neurotransmitter production, receptor activation, oxidation protection (antioxidants), and other tonic activities. In our humble opinion, BrainStorm offers a complete spectrum of relevant factors in more significant quantities than any other product currently available.

Key Ingredients and Actions

    Glutamine and Pyroglutamic Acid are precursors of GABA, an antidepressant neurotransmitter. Both work to increase the formation of GABA in the brain and peripheral tissues. Pyroglutamic acid also upregulates acetylcholine levels, and human clinical trials have been conducted to determine whether pyroglutamic acid can indeed act to alter the functional changes characteristic of aging. Glutamine has been used in human studies evaluating its effects on the disposition, appetites and abilities of recipients. For example, L-glutamine was selected to be given to "problem" children instead of glutamic acid since it readily crosses the blood-brain barrier.

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a unique nutrient that excites international researchers because of its effects on age-related changes in brain chemistry, as well as for its clinical effects. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is much more effective than conventional carnitine, able to readily cross the blood-brain barrier and upregulate Nerve Growth Factor and central acetylcholine levels. ALC also inhibits lipofuscin (age-spot) deposition, while enhancing membrane fluidity to oppose the progressive rigidification of cells that occurs with aging. This consequently enhances membrane receptor functionality and increases mitochondrial energy production required for all cellular functions. Human clinical trials have found that ALC is well-tolerated by individuals with dementias and depression.

    Phosphatidylserine is a rare and superbly effective phospholipid for regenerating damaged neurons and up-regulating neurotransmitter tone. Clinical trials involving thousands of subjects have found that phosphatidylserine can create a more favorable biochemical environment for mental processes. Phosphatidylserine, like acetyl-l-carnitine, is attracting attention internationally and is considered an exciting development in neuropsychiatry.

  • DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol)
    BrainStorm provides a total complex of precursors for the synergistic enhancement of cholinergic transmission: water-soluble (fast-acting) choline and DMAE are combined with the lipid-soluble (sustained-action) phosphatidylcholine. Hundreds of studies have shown that cholinergic tone (mediated by acetylcholine) is critical for normal learning and memory. Anticholinergic drugs create an effective choline deficiency, consistently impairing memory, which can be reversed by cholinergic drugs, which enhance the passing of items from short-to long-term storage. Cholinergic agonists also activate the rate-limiting enzyme of dopamine synthesis, thereby enhancing dopaminergic tone. DMAE is probably the most effective natural cholinergic presently available, and is a potent hydroxyl radical scavenger as well.

  • DIBENCOZIDE (vitamin B12)
    These 3 vitamins - Thiamine (vit. B1), Pantothenic Acid and Thiamine HCL with dibencozide (vit. B12) - are cholinergic cofactors that enhance conversion of cholinergic precursor materials into acetylcholine. BrainStorm provides water-soluble thiamine HCL with fat-soluble thiamine TTFD which passes the blood-brain barrier more readily and maintains high blood thiamine levels for longer. Vitamin B12 has an exciting role in neuropsychiatry: a deficiency or subtle insufficiency (not necessarily reflected by anemia) is now known to result in memory loss, personality and mood changes and fatigue.

    BrainStorm provides conventional riboflavin and pyridoxine along with the more-effective "activated" (coenzyme) forms of both nutrients, riboflavin-5-phosphate (R5P) and pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P). Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) activates scores of enzymes, particularly the transaminases which are vital to amino acid metabolism. Pyridoxine also activates the decarboxylase that converts DOPA into dopamine, a critical neurotransmitter. A deficiency of dopamine has been associated with declines in mental clarity and mood. BrainStorm also provides L-Tyrosine, the direct precursor of dopamine. Riboflavin assists by enhancing the conversion of pyridoxine into pyridoxyl-5-phosphate.

    These adaptogenic and neurologically-active botanics are supplied as standardized extracts with a certified content of active phytochemical fractions. Numerous trials, both experimental and clinical, have evaluated the effect of Ginkgo biloba standardized extracts on peripheral and cerebral circulation and neuropsychiatric function. As a result, this has become the most popular botanic remedy in the world. The Ginkgo extract, along with the adaptogenic Ginseng extracts, complements and extends the actions of the other nutritional factors included in BrainStorm

    Contraindications, Warnings, Safety
    Excessive cholinergic tone has caused muscle tension, cramps and headache. These are very unusual side effects of a functional nature, reversing promptly on cessation.

    Selected Bibliography

    1. Acta Psychiatr Belg [76]: 658-66,1976.
    2. Fundam Clin Pharmacol [4]:169-74,1990.
    3. Curr Med Res Opinion [11]: 638-47,1990.
    4. NY Acad Sci Ann [640]: 245-9, 1991.
    5. Curr Ther Res [16]:1238-42, 1974.
    6. Science [191]: 561-2,1976.
    7. AJCN [36]: 709-20,1982.
    8. Effects of Ginkgo biloba Extract on Organic Cerebral Impairment. Libbey, 1987.

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