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Vitamin C – Ingredient #4

Vitamin_CVitamin C is a water soluble vitamin found naturally in foods and frequently taken as a supplement. Unfortunately our bodies can’t product it ourselves so we have to get it from other sources. Not only is it effective and safe but it’s an extremely important nutrient for numerous functions of the body. Vitamin C helps the body form and support connective tissue (bones, skin, and blood vessels). It helps to restore and reproduce tissues, defend against heart disease and reduce the total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. As a strong antioxidant, it not only counteracts free radicals and nitrates (found in deli meat & packaged foods) linked to different cancers but also helps regenerate other antioxidants like Vitamin E. Vitamin C aids in protein metabolism, the absorption of iron, and is involved in the production of collagen, L-carnitine (also in BrainKrave®), and key neurotransmitters.

How many times when you were sick either heard or were told to take Vitamin C? That’s because it plays an essential role in immune function. It has been shown to reduce the length and symptoms of the common cold as well as help slow down or prevent cataracts. A major lack of Vitamin C leads scurvy which causes anemia, gum disease, general weakness, and skin hemorrhages.

There are many forms of Vitamin C that exist. Forms include ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, and Ester-C® which is a combination of many forms. BrainKrave® uses ascorbic acid which has the same bioavailability that naturally occurs in foods like oranges, bell peppers, and broccoli.

A study involving patients in Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital were given at random either Vitamin C or Vitamin D supplements for 7 to 10 days. The Vitamin C patients showed quick improvements in mood while the Vitamin D patients did not. The results of the study were published in the journal Nutrition in August 2010. Another study done in Switzerland took people aged 64 to 94 and measured their blood levels. Those with the highest blood levels of Vitamin C performed better on memory tests than those with low levels.

The recommended daily intake for adults according the NIH (National Institutes of Health) is 90 mg/day for men and 75 mg/day for women. Smokers may benefit from larger intake. Vitamin C is very easy to get from food including many fruits and vegetables. Great sources include: oranges, apples, kiwi, limes, melon, berries, papaya, broccoli, asparagus, kale, cabbage, spinach, peppers, potatoes, grains, tomatoes, and lemons.

This entry was posted in Blog, Brainkrave, Ingredient and tagged on October 16, 2014.

What memory enhancement supplement to take for brain health?

In the recent years, memory enhancement supplements have gained much popularity. Such supplements are produced from natural pharmaceutical ingredients and do not pose any risk to your physical and mental well-being. Beneficial effects of memory enhancement pills on overall health have been proven since long back.

Benefits_of_brain_suppelmentsBenefits of Memory enhancement supplements

  • It supports overall brain health
  • Increases focus and alertness
  • Aid in the learning process
  • Boost energy and reduces fatigue
  • Also reduces anxiety
  • Decrease mental fog
  • They are a healthy alternative to energy drinks

How memory enhancement pills help?

In the realm of competition, everybody has to be on the edge be it students, employees and sportspersons. It needs a lot of focus and energy. Work pressure and anxiety sometimes make us time worn, which reduces our efficiency. Here’s where a memory enhancement pills come to your rescue.

Huperzine A: It is a natural extract derived from the Chinese Club moss Huperzia serratia.

Benefits

  • It stimulates nerve cell growth and allows them to communicate better
  • It also prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter that plays an important role in memory function and learning
  • Boosts alertness and energy by stimulating brain’s blood circulation.
  • Reduces fatigue and muscle weakness

Bacopa: It is a herb that is found in wetlands and muddy shores

Benefits

  • It can increase memory
  • It aids the learning process
  • It is also proven to be a memory and focus enhancer
  • It is also given to the people suffering from stress, depression, ADD, epilepsy and anxiety

Green Tea: It is extracted from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant.

Benefits

  • Green tea contains 2 to 4% of caffeine that boost the production of brain cells and increases thinking and alertness
  • It contains Theanine, which is a relaxing agent. The ingredient increases GABA production, which is linked to relaxation and mental clearness
  • It has also been used for curing many ailments and health problems
  • It is helpful for memory improvement

Ginseng: It is a nutritious herb commonly found in Northern China, Korea, eastern Siberia and the United States.

Benefits

  • It boosts energy levels in the body
  • It reduces stress
  • Ginseng has a stimulatory effect on brain cells and also improves concentration
  • It boosts the immune system
  • Promote weight loss and help type 2 diabetes

For those who have recently experienced memory loss signs or lack of concentration, they must switch to such supplements. It is the best alternative. Moreover, it also has fewer side effects and puts a positive effect on the overall health condition.

This entry was posted in Blog, Memory, Supplements and tagged on October 16, 2014.

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude-is-everything“Your attitude determines your altitude” is a saying that carries more weight than you may think. It basically means your way of thinking or feeling about a person or thing will manifest in your behavior towards it. When you spill your drink across the table, do you suddenly get mad and allow it to ruin your day? Or do you just brush it off and continue on about your day knowing that you have important tasks to conquer? See the difference.

Attitudes are ingrained ways of reacting to people and situations that we have learned based on the beliefs, values, and assumptions we affirm. Our actions lead to our behavior which creates our results. Our attitudes are also as infectious as yawning. A good attitude can spread among a room. Unfortunately, so can a bad attitude just as fast. You can also choose whether you want to be happy or sad. How do react when bad news comes your way? Do you contemplate on it and move on or let it rain on your parade?

All too often people focus on what happens to them and allow that circumstances to dictate their results when rather the opposite is true. While we can’t always control what happens to us, we do have 100% control of how we choose to respond to what happens to us. It’s not what happens to us, but what happens in us. Developing a positive mental attitude can make a big difference in your personal, work, and social life. People will naturally be drawn to because not only are you interesting to be around but you act so differently than everyone else.

You may have even heard it said, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Turn what the_pursuit_of_happynessseems like an adversity or misfortune into an opportunity. A great example of this is the movie The Pursuit of Happyness where Will Smith plays Chris Gardner, a man who is left as a single father after his wife has just left him and he is struggling in poverty in New York due to a bad business decision. Amidst his struggles, he is able to secure an intern position as a stock broker at a prominent firm due to his dogged determination and optimism. Although inexperienced, within one year he becomes a stockbroker at the firm and later starts his own multimillion dollar firm. It’s a great movie based on a true story that shows with hard work, persistence, and passion, you can achieve anything.

So what about you? Do you wake up each day jumping out of your bed, excited to tackle the day to achieve your goals and defeat any obstacles that come your way? Or do you let little things and situations that don’t really have a true impact on your life distract and upset you? Remember, you always have the power to control your attitude. It’s like the song “I’ve Got the Power.”

This entry was posted in Blog, Brainkrave on October 16, 2014.

Bacopa – Ingredient #3

Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) is a powerful herb found in India that’s used in Ayurvedic medicine for 3,000 years. Ayurvedic translates to Bacopa“science of life” or “life knowledge. It was discovered as an effective solution to improve memory, learning and concentration, mental clarity as well as treat anxiety/stress, heart problems, ADHD, digestive disorders, asthma, and bronchitis.

Bacopa contains two active molecules called Bacosides A and B that have memory-enhancing effects. Daily consumption of these Bacosides boosts the protein kinase activity and new protein synthesis connected with memory and learning. These Bacosides help restore injured neurons by increasing kinase. Kinase is the protein involved in the making of new neurons to replace old ones. As a result, reduced synaptic activity is replenished which leads to improved brain and memory function.

There have been numerous scientific studies done on Bacopa throughout the years. In fact, a March 2004 published review article included 38 studies in the journal Alternative Medicine Review. Two short studies displayed an enhancement in cognitive function in children when they took Bacopa. Another study in 2001 involved a group of healthy adults each given 300 mg of Bacopa for 12 weeks. After the trial, they displayed sharp improvements in memory, learning, and anxiety.

Due to Bacopa’s common use as a memory and cognitive enhancer, it is frequently used battle Alzheimer’s disease. A study done in 2008 on brain cells in culture, revealed to scientists that antioxidants in Bacopa helped restrain oxidative stress (a damaging process believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease). Another study was performed in 2010 on rats with an Alzheimer’s disease model. The results revealed Bacopa to have a positive effect on sustaining memory and shielding against damage that could cause the brain cells to not function properly.

The standard dosage of Bacopa supplementation is 300 mg. The Bacoside composition should be 55% of Bacopa extract the content by weight. When Bacopa is stacked (mixed) with other memory and cognitive enhancers, its effects become even greater. This is exactly why Bacopa is included in BrainKrave®’s one of a kind formula because all the ingredients work synergistically together to give you only the best results you want.

This entry was posted in Blog, Ingredient and tagged on October 16, 2014.