Herbs and the Brain – BrainMore Tonic
Looking After the Brain Mentally and Nutritionally
There are herbal medicines that are known by herbal practitioners to help improve brain function. It is well established that foods containing a variety of phytochemicals, including phytochemicals with antioxidant properties, may offer greater protection against, or reverse mental decline associated with age-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Oxidative stress may be a key factor in both, recent findings suggest. Research also finds that supplemental doses of ginkgo biloba and other herbal antioxidants are more useful than individual nutrients, hence the multi-herbal health tonic called BrainMore Tonic. Antioxidants are found in fruit and vegetables. They slow brain aging. A diet rich in fruit and vegetables may help prevent age-related mental decline, according to a US study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. It has been shown that an antioxidant-rich diet improves memory and slows the decline in nerve cell functions important in movement than a standard diet. “Our results show that these foods, particularly chlorophyll-rich foods, are beneficial in retarding age-related central nervous system and cognitive behavioral deficits,” said lead author Dr. James Joseph of the US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts.
A Unique Combination
of antioxidant medicinal herbs and fruits have been formulated in this tonic brain remedy for the following reasons:
Reversing Cognitive Decline
“Nutritional intervention with fruits and vegetables play an important role in protecting against and possibly reversing the cognitive declines seen from aging,” Joseph added in a statement released by the publisher of the journal, the Society for Neuroscience.
“Free radical destruction is thought to be a contributing factor to the decline in memory and motor performance seen in aging.”Fruit and vegetables are key sources of antioxidants, nutrients that disarm harmful molecules called free radicals. Free radicals – the undesirable byproducts of various metabolic functions – damage cells. Over time, this damage, called oxidative damage or oxidative stress, is believed to play a leading role in certain diseases and age-related changes. Although the body also produces antioxidants, over time production declines. “The brain may be particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of free radicals because it is relatively deficient in antioxidants to begin with,” Joseph said in a press statement. “Free radical destruction is thought to be a contributing factor to the decline in memory and motor performance seen in aging.”
Tests to Prove Herbal Antioxidants
To determine whether an increase in antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetable consumption might offset these age-related declines in antioxidant production, and their consequences, Joseph and colleagues did tests with an array of “phytochemicals,” or plant chemicals, found in foods and herbs, that have anti-oxidant properties.
Various tests designed to measure brain and mental functioning showed that the diets supplemented with greens saw the fewest age-related declines, followed by those fed fruit extract. Vitamin E also helped slow mental decline over time, but not to the same extent, Joseph and colleagues report. “Thus, phytochemicals present in antioxidant-rich foods, may be beneficial in retarding functional age-related central nervous system and cognitive behavioural deficits,” they conclude. Specially formulated BrainMore Tonic taken daily will serve admirably to help offset free radicals and subsequent mental decline. You may also like to rotate BrainMore with AgeLess Tonic day to day or week to week for even more benefit.
To help the brain there needs to be a unique blend of herbal anti-oxidants. Taken on a low dose long-term basis the results are sure. One of the nicer tasting herbal remedies!
Visit our Wheatgrass and AgeLess pages for more on anti-oxidant remedies and SOD or our Detox page to show you how to cleanse and detoxify your body to mazimize your body’s functions.
Visit ForgetLess to find out what the stages are that lead to Alzheimer’s Disease, and how to avoid them.
Reference: The Journal of Neuroscience 1998;18.
Chocolate is good for your brain
A study of more than 1000 people in New York State has led to a new finding about chocolate. People who eat chocolate at least once a week tend to perform better in cognitive tests than those who do not eat chocolate. It is thought that the favonols in cocoa increase blood flow to the brain, and the methylxanthines improve concentration levels. As refined white sugar is so bad for you it is recommended that only 85% or higher dark cholcolate be eaten. Better still, buy organic cocoa powder and make a chocolate drink using stevia as your sweetener (stevia has zero sucrose). More about stevia here Organic cocoa is included in our ABC Daily Powder.
High levels of sugar in the blood cause arteries to contract and become narrower increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Serotonin is regulated by two forms of gene, long and short. The short form is more likely to lead to depression. People born in Britain and USA tend to inherit the short form of the gene, hence they come low on the happiness scale. Denmark and Netherlands are countries with people with the highest proportion of people with the long gene, and are happiest.
Prof Oswald esrc.ac.uk
MoodStepUp Herbal Tonic contains the herbs that stimulate greater production of serotonin to help lift your happiness level.
What Diet should you follow to boost your brain and mood?
The healthy ketogenic diet is recommended and taking a regular dose of MCT Oil
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WEIGHT LOSS BENEFITS: MCT is highly recommended especially in a healthy keto diet. It can also help you lose weight because it is quickly burned and metabolised.
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PURE KETONE ENERGY: Boosts energy levels by giving the body a natural ketone fuel source (transferring it from using glucose and sugar). This is clean energy. It does not raise blood glucose and has a much lower insulin response than other fuels (glucose, sugar, protein etc.) and even similar foods (e.g. coconut oil, other MCT oils with C10 and C12 MCTs). Getting into healthy ketosis your energy will last significantly longer than glucose and carbs (i.e. up to 5 hours).
EASY FOR ANY DIET: Herbactive MCT Oil is odorless, tasteless and can be substituted for other oils oils eg olive oil, walnut oil, sesame oil, etc. Easy to mix in protein shakes, smoothies, keto coffee, or any other types of drinks for sustained energy.
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INSTANT BOOST OF ENERGY: Herbactive MCT oil converts into ketones which then allows your body to have an instant boost of energy (which is better and longer lasting than glucose burning [carbs and sugars]).
INCREASED MENTAL CLARITY: Caprylic acid (C8) in Herbactive MCT oil is known to support an increase in cognitive function; helps low states of mind and depression.
FUNGI KILLING PROPERTIES: Capric acid (C10) (20% of our oil) are known to fight against infectious pathogens. High purity MCT oil also improves digestion and can increases nutrient uptake (take our ABC NutriPowder with MCT oil!).
ENHANCES ALL THE BENEFITS OF STAYING IN A HEALTHY KETOSIS (i.e following a keto diet as Herbactive Health has outlined here)
DOSE/SERVING: Take 1 tablespoon (15ml) between 1 to 3 times a day. First time users should take 1 tablespoon a day for the first week unless you have previously used MCT oil. But always start on half-1 teaspoon 1-2 times daily to allow your body to get used to it.
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