DHA is a structural fat, making up approximately 30% of the structural fats in the gray matter of the brain and 97% of the total omega-3s in the brain.
Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid (PUFA) found throughout the body but most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart. It is a major structural fat found in the brain and eye accounting for up to 97% of the total omega-3 fats in the brain and up to 93% of the omega-3 fats in a specific part of the eye, called the retina. It is also a key component of the heart.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) simply does not provide adequate amounts of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for the maintenance and development of healthy brain and nerve tissue for the majority of Americans. On average, the typical American diet contains less than 100mg of DHA per day, well below the amount recommended by several expert organizations around the world.
Worst yet, most Americans consume too much fried food and trans fatty acids (especially hidden in foods when eating out) which are known to inhibit desaturase enzymes which are necessary for the manufacture of life essential DHA in key cells throughout the body.
Everyone, From Infants to Adults to the Elderly, Can Benefit From Regular Intake of Dietary DHA.
Just as calcium is essential for building strong bones, DHA ensures that the cells in the brain, eyes, heart and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly through all stages of life.Numerous research studies confirm, supplementing with DHA daily can mean a significant difference for many people in supporting the health of the brain, nerve, eye, heart etc. – in short, for their best quality of life.
- Vegan DHA
When the mitochondrial energy drops, the cell’s sensitivity to excitotoxicity is greatly increased.
The 2 to 2500 mitochondria in every one of your trillion plus cells are responsible for converting the food we eat into the energy that powers cells to allow us to perform at our peak function. Comparatively speaking to the overall cell, the mitochondria is highly exposed and sensitive to free radical damage resulting in a decline of mitochondrial energy and function as we age. Higher functioning mitochondria promotes strength and vitality of the body.
When the mitochondrial energy drops the cell’s sensitivity to excitotoxicity is greatly increased so that even normally occurring amounts of neurotransmitters, such as glutamate, and creates an excitotoxic effect. This process puts the cell into a tailspin, generating a further free radical pathology, yielding more of a runaway neurotransmitter response, thus more free radicals, until eventually the cell’s P-53 gene is activated to destroy itself.
Modulate Neuronal Activity and Promote Cognitive Function.
The extreme vulnerability of the mitochondrial DNA can be elegantly supported by targeting PQQ to modulate neurotransmitter activity by maintaining healthy levels of nerve growth factor and supporting the functions of synaptic and intracellular neuronal responses. Through the synaptic N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA pathway, PQQ can modulate the excitatory activity of glutamate and is highly regarded in maintaining neuronal health thus promoting overall cognitive function.
- Promote Overall Health of Mitochondrial DNA
- Extraordinary Antioxidant
- Promote Cognitive Function
- Module Neuronal Activity
It is suggested that 60% of the population suffers from a genetic mutation compromising the proper conversion of unmethylated Bs.
Even if you could eat large amounts of foods rich in B vitamins, such as fruits, vegetables and grains, you would still typically fall short of the desired daily intake of B vitamins. Why? Research shows while the body is able to absorb food-source vitamin Bs, it must further convert them to these coenzyme forms in order for it to become metabolically active in the body.
Through a series of biochemical reactions with homocysteine, the coenzyme factors of vitamin B12 and folate are critical to the methionine synthase pathway, supporting healthy homocysteine metabolism and S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) production. This methylation cycle only works if enough folate (5-MTHF) and B-12 as methylcobalimin are present. It is suggested that 60% of the population suffers from a genetic mutation compromising the proper conversion of unmethylated vitamin Bs. Without proper methyl transfer for homocysteine modulation, the necessary formation of methyl donors involved in cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive and detoxification functions cannot be adequately produced.
Get the Whole B Complex - Exactly How It Should Be Delivered.
The B vitamins work together as a team, which is why it is generally recommended to supplement with the whole vitamin B-complex family, in addition to isolated Bs (such as B12, folate, B6 or Biotin) that may be apart of your program. Vitamin B supplementation needs to be delivered in their biologically active blood circulating forms. The whole B family is needed to help keep the body in balance and harmony for greater physical, emotional and mental health for you and your family.
Premier Complete B
- All 8 B vitamins in their biologically active blood circulating forms
- Energy metabolism
- Hormone synthesis
- Nerve transmissions
- Blood cell formation
What is Methylation and Why Is It Important?
Methylation is the biochemical process of the transfer of one carbon atom and three hydrogen atoms, CH3 – a methyl group, from one substance to another. Supporting healthy methylation is vital to promoting healthy genetic expression and cellular functions. When sufficient methyl groups are available, it has a positive effect regulating many biochemical reactions throughout the body including cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive and detoxification systems. When the diet is deficient in biologically available methyl donors and cofactors such as vitamin B12 (as methylcobalimin), folate (as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate), b6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate and choline, homocysteine metabolism to S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) synthesis may be compromised. Elevated homocysteine levels have been found to act as an excitotoxin altering the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor sites, leading to multiple negative effects: the generation of peroxynitrite, 4-HNE, hydroxyl and peroxyl radicals, and activation of the eicosanoid cascade and its inflammatory prostaglandins.
Choline, Folate (as 5 - Methyltetrahydrofolate), B12 (as Methylcobalamin), B6 (as Pyridoxal-5 Phosphate) Will Substantially Contribute to the Pool of Methyl Groups.
Additional support containing these fully active co-enzymes of the blood-circulating forms of folate (as 5-methytetrahydrofolate), vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) and B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate) will promote ideal methyl response. While the body is able to absorb food-source vitamin Bs, it must further convert them to these three coenzyme forms in order for it to become metabolically active in the body. Unfortunately, over half of the U.S. population is unable to metabolize the unmethylated forms of specific B vitamins, namely folate and vitamin B12. When folate (as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) are provided to the body in these active biologically forms, they are able to yield optimal bioavailability as well as tissue retention which can promote healthy methyl formation.
- Advanced Methylation Support
- Promotes Neurological Function
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
- Biologically Active B Vitamins
- Includes Choline
CogniTropic™ is an all-natural botanical formula scientifically targeted to promote Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factors (BDNF) and cognitive performance by boosting memory, higher thinking, attention, learning, mood and sleep.
Mental focus, attention, working memory, recall and recognition.
This advanced brain support formula is the culmination of an emerging class of patent pending botanical compounds scientifically formulated to target cerebral performance- boosting mental focus, attention, working memory, recall and recognition. Exciting new research demonstrates these ingredients may significantly promote Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factors (BDNF) levels, clinically supporting the cognitive functions specific to the ability to learn, manage information, focus and react. BDNF is a member of the neurotrophin family of growth factors within the hippocampus, cortex and basal forebrain – areas vital to learning memory and higher thinking.
All-Natural, Clinically Studied Nutrients.
CogniTropic™ is a new genre of world-class, full-spectrum botanical ingredients combined together in one formula to deliver the cognitive results you have been waiting for. Leading the list of these clinically reviewed ingredients includes the well-researched, all-natural spearmint leaf, patented as Neumentix™, coupled with an extract of whole fruit from the Coffea arabica plant, patented as NeuroFactor™.
This masterpiece is then anchored by a naturally fermented Choline L-Bitartrate (not the synthetic DL-tartaric acid form) and Organic Rosemary Leaf (noted from ancient times to be associated with “remembrance”). Never before has such an impressive lineup of all-natural, ingredient super-stars been assembled into one supplement without undesirable excipients.
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