T. J. Clark's Brain Smart Formula
T. J. Clark's Brain Smart Formula is a scientifically designed formula to support healthy brain function.
Phosphatidylserine - Brain tissues are especially rich in phosphatidylserine (PS), but aging causes a decline in the PS content of cells throughout the body. Research has shown that in addition to improving neural function, PS :In the brain, PS helps maintain cell membrane integrity and youthful synaptic plasticity.118-127*
Phosphatidylserine (PS) may reduce the risk of dementia in the elderly. Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggests that PS may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly.128-134* The FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim.
Phosphatidyl Choline is the most significant component of lecithin. It emulsifies and breaks down fat deposits in the body, which makes it a key player in a healthy heart and liver. PC is also a component of neurotransmitter, acetyl-choline and is needed for normal brain functioning.
DMAE - Enhance brain activity. Because of more readily moving through the brain-blood barrier before conversion into choline, it is believed that DMAE is more effective in aiding brain function such as making neurotransmitters.
Fish oil - There is evidence from multiple studies supporting intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques ("hardening of the arteries"), and lowers blood pressure slightly.
Zinc - Zinc is sometimes promoted as an aid for memory. This may be true to the extent that vitamin B6 and neurotransmitters are not properly utilized without it.
Selenium - Some of the most intriguing
selenium research concerns selenium’s critical importance to brain health.
At least three published studies have linked selenium deficiency to
undesirable mood states, and several studies indicate selenium’s
importance to normal brain function. When individuals are selenium
deprived, even for long periods, the brain hoards available selenium, and
the turnover rate of some neurotransmitters is affected. Studies have
found a significant association between low selenium levels and rapid
cognitive decline in the elderly. When the brains of Alzheimer’s patients
were examined for selenium status, they contained only 60% as much of this
essential nutrient as the brains of control patients.
Iron - Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the United States. Iron deficiency can contribute to shortened attention spans, lowered intelligence, poor coordination, and inability to concentrate. Iron helps transport oxygen to brain cells. A lack of oxygen can cause cell functions to slow down and stop.
Potassium - potassium, calcium and magnesium are the key mineral ions in the brain and must be maintained in critical balance. Low calcium levels produce, painful muscle contractions with dizziness, confusion, and even seizures. Hyperventilation causes a sudden drop in blood calcium levels that produces tetany. Magnesium can reduce brain irritation and block seizures during alcohol withdrawal and toxemia during pregnancy. Extra calcium and magnesium tend to have a calming effect and are safe to take in supplemental form. Potassium intake is often deficient and increased potassium intake is desirable.
Vitamin B6 -
This vitamin is required for a
number of metabolic pathways that support optimal brain function. It is
required for the conversion of homocysteine to cysteine (a precursor for
the antioxidant glutathione).
DHEA – DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a natural hormone produced by the adrenal glands, the brain and the skin, and is the most abundant hormone in the body. As middle age approaches the production of DHEA slows, and scientific evidence shows a direct link of DHEA deficiency to various problems associated with the aging process. DHEA is produced in abundance during youth, peaking at about age 25, with production slowing thereafter. By age 80 it is believed that people have only 10 to 20 percent of the DHEA they had at age 20. DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a natural hormone produced by the adrenal glands, the brain and the skin, and is the most abundant hormone in the body. As middle age approaches the production of DHEA slows, and scientific evidence shows a direct link of DHEA deficiency to various problems associated with the aging process. DHEA is produced in abundance during youth, peaking at about age 25, with production slowing thereafter. By age 80 it is believed that people have only 10 to 20 percent of the DHEA they had at age 20.
Grape seed extract -
Grape Seed Extract protects brain tissues from damage by free radicals.
Second, the ability of this compound to improve microcirculation has a
beneficial effect by lowering the incidence of stroke. Mental alertness
and memory are also improved due to increased blood flow. Current studies
are investigating the relationship between Grape Seed Extract
supplementation and the memory capabilities of Alzheimer and dementia
Finally, the use of Grape Seed Extract in the treatment of ADD and ADHD indicates that the active OPC compounds reduce hyperactivity and increase attention span in sufferers on a level compatible with that of commonly used medications such as Ritalin.
Ginseng - There have been positive reports of using Asian ginseng to treat cancer, heart disease, respiratory problems, fatigue, as well as to boost energy and mental performance and to improve quality of life.
biloba extract has been shown to improve memory and cognitive function.
Further, it protects membranes from oxidation and maintains healthy
circulation. Emerging evidence suggests that GBE may be
particularly effective in treating ailments associated with decreased
blood flow to the brain, particularly in elderly individuals. Laboratory
studies have shown that GBE improves blood circulation by dilating blood
vessels and reducing the stickiness of blood platelets. . Antioxidants
such as those found in ginkgo can neutralize free radicals and may reduce
or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
– Gotu Cola is able to rebuild energy reserves. It increases mental
and physical power, combats stress and improves reflexes, has an
energizing effect on brain cells, and may help prevent nervous breakdown.
For this reason, it is called "food for the brain." It relieves high blood
pressure, mental fatigue, senility, and helps the body defend itself
against various toxins. It is very rich in the B Complex vitamins, lowers
blood pressure, and is an effective diuretic.
is an amino acid that boosts certain neurotransmitters in the brain, and
also converts into a thyroid hormone. L-tyrosine has been used to support
stress reduction and depression.
L-glutamine is an amino acid that serves as an important source of energy
for the brain. Supplementation with l-glutamine has been found to help
improve mood, mental performance and both long- and short-term memory.
L- carnitine – Researchers believe that ALC improves brain function by enhancing the activity of the memory neurotransmitters, acetylcholine and dopamine. There have been many studies which show that ALC improves learning and memory in normal, healthy mice and rats and there are indications are that it would probably do the same for humans.
This amino acid is a potent antioxidant for the brain, and also has
electronic homeostatic properties linked to its capacity to buffer
intracellular calcium and magnesium as well as sodium and potassium.
Taurine is abundant in electrically active tissues, and within the brain
acts as a chemical transmitter in its own right. It also has dispersant
properties and is an important digestive constituent of the bile, thereby
contributing to the bioavailability of the other nutrients in this
formulation. Taurine is not supplied by vegetarian diets, and is a
conditionally essential nutrient for some populations. Supplementing with
taurine helps conserve cysteine, which is an important precursor of
glutathione, a very important intracellular antioxidant for the brain.
nutrients to enter the cell and promote neuronal activity. Necessary for
regulating cellular growth, proliferation, renewal and for recognizing old
cells that need to be recycled. In addition to keeping the membranes
flexible, these can actually increase the number of neurotransmitter
receptor sites, giving the brain more circuits to improve concentration,
memory and overall brain functions.
Vitamin B9 -
This vitamin-like substance is
integral to the development and on going homeostasis of the nervous
system. Deficiency during pregnancy can have disastrous consequences to
the fetus. Folate deficiency is detected in 15-38% of adults diagnosed
with depressive disorders, and may retard the clinical response to
This vitamin is often found
deficient in vegetarians and the elderly, and deficiency symptoms can
mimic dementia: memory loss, personality and mood changes, fatigue.
Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E stimulates a nerve impulse to be sent to the brain.
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