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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
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
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.
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.
THIAMINE HCL with TTFD,
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.
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