Research continues to uncover the importance of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation for brain health. DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is a major component of cell membranes.
A deficiency in DHA is associated with cognitive decline in the elderly and Alzheimer’s patients. Furthermore, studies suggest that taking DHA might have protective properties against neurodegenerative disease.

Phosphatidylserine (PS)
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid found in all cells, but is highly concentrated in the human brain and nerve cells. It performs many important functions in the body, such as stimulating the release of dopamine, increasing the production of acetylcholine, enhancing brain glucose metabolism, reducing cortisol levels, and boosting the activity of nerve growth factor.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a derivative of the amino acid Carnitine. It is produced by the body and plays a vital role in the transportation of fats into mitochondria (the powerhouses of the cells), and assists in the production of acetylcholine — a key neurotransmitter.

Numerous studies indicate that ALC may have an anti-aging function both in the brain and in the body. This is significant for those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, as supplemental ALC may slow down the progression of this brain debilitating disease and perhaps even improve mental functioning.

Ginko biloba
Ginkgo biloba encourages healthy circulation in the brain and helps to fight free radical activity. Ginkgo has been shown to be beneficial in a broad range of conditions, including cerebral insufficiency, brain trauma, dementia, tinnitus, and vertigo.

Gingko leaf extracts contain many active constituents including flavonoids, terpenoids, and organic acids. It has been found that the flavonoid constituents in Ginkgo are responsible for scavenging free radicals, as well as other antioxidant effects.

6 Tips to Support Brain Health

    1. Keep in mind the old saying “if you don’t use it you will lose it.” Challenge your brain by learning new things and keeping your brain busy.
    2. Regular exercise and deep breathing increases circulation to the brain.
    3. Practice stress reducing activities such as yoga and meditation. Make sure that you get enough sleep and are well rested. 
    4. Keep hydrated. Drink at least 64 ounces of filtered water daily to help flush toxins from the system. 
    5. Consume foods that are high in lecithin (source of phospholipids) and B vitamins including green, leafy vegetables, nutritional yeast and soy products.
    6. Don’t skip meals and avoid junk food. Fluctuating blood sugar levels do not support optimal brain health. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains to feed your brain
      the fuel it needs.