Brain Protex with Huperzine
Memory and Concentration Are Terrible Things to Waste
Designed to provide the brain with maximum protection against free radical damage, Brain-Protex with Huperzine contains nutrients that support optimal brain health.
Huperzine is a substance that occurs naturally in Chinese club moss, a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. It may help prevent the breakdown oc acetylcholine, which seems to be an indicator of overall memory function. Ginkgo supports proper circulation, which may promote proper concentration, memory and alertness. Alpha lipoic acid may also playa role in longterm memory. Rhododendron caucasicum is a potent free radical quencher that has been used for decades in Russia.
Brain-Protex with Huperzine is an exclusive NSP formulation. No other company offers a supplement with the same unique blend of powerful, nervous-system supporting ingredients. Until recently, huperzine could not be quantified in a combination. NSP's team of researchers was the first to develop a method to measure levels of this vital nutrient, and their findings were published in the journal Phytomedicine.
A recent study used this method to compare NSP Brain-Protex with Huperzine to other brands, finding that only one in five products tested met the label claim for the amount of huperzine in the product. The remaining products met less than half the label claim. With NSP Brain-Protex, you'll get what the label says every time, guaranteed.
Chinese researchers discovered recently that a standardized extract of huperzine helps support learning and memory in animals. Similar benefits were observed when the compound was given to humans.
Additional research shows that phosphatidyl serine can help support cognitive measures in specific patients.
This formula contains huperzine, Ginkgo biloba, phospholipids (phosphatidyl serine, choline, ethanolamine and inositol), lycopene, alpha lipoic acid and Rhododendron caucasicum. These herbs, nutrients and antioxidants help protect the brain from damage, supply nutrients for maintenance of brain cells and promote brain activity.
Take 2 capsules with a meal twice daily.
With about one million biochemical reactions occurring every 60 seconds in the normal brain, the brain needs a good supply of nutrients to function properly. Memory impairment and psychological disorders can definitely have a basis in poor nutrition. On the other hand, good nutrition can prevent or slow deterioration of brain function in aging.
Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter produced by brain cells, is responsible for memory and learning. Alzheimers disease occurs when the brain cells that produce acetylcholine are destroyed. This is believed to be caused by oxidative damage to brain cells.
Brain Protex is a formula designed to supply nutrients to enhance the production of acetylcholine and antioxidants, which help to protect the brain from free radical damage and inflammation. Along with a good diet, exercise and avoiding environmental toxins, Brain Protex may help prevent deterioration of memory in the elderly. It may also slow the progress of diseases like Alzheimers and dementia once they have begun.
The ingredients in this formula are:
Chinese Club Moss (Huperzia serrata)
This Chinese herb has a traditional history of use for treating memory loss, dementia and mental illness. Modern research has found a compound in the plant called huperzine A which inhibits the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, acetylcholinesterase. Inhibiting this enzyme increases acetylcholine in brain synapses.
Research suggests that huperzine-A may be helpful in Alzheimers disease. In one US study where 29 Alzheimers patients were given huperzine-A, more than half seemed to show improvement. Research in China suggests that 60 percent of people with Alzheimers disease show significant cognitive improvement when given huperzine-A. Other research suggests this alkaloid from the Chinese club moss may help protect brain cells from certain types of toxic chemicals. It can also be helpful for dementia and for improving memory function in general. So far the research has not shown any side effects. Brain Protex contains an extract of Chinese club moss standardized to 1% huperzine-A.
Ginkgo supports circulation throughout the body and particularly in the brain. It has been shown to enhance mental activity in the elderly, improving problems like dementia, depression, mental decline and disorientation. It tones and strengthens veins and arteries, improving oxygen flow to the brain. It also helps protect the brain from free radical damage. Research in Europe has shown that ginkgo has the ability to enhance mental function, and has proven helpful with difficulty in concentration, absent-mindedness, loss of memory, confusion and dizziness.
Lycopene and Alpha Lipoic Acid
Many age-related brain disorders are due to inflammation and free radical damage to the brain. Since the brain is mostly fat, antioxidants that prevent the oxidation of lipids can help protect the brain. As an antioxidant, lycopene is twice as effective as beta-carotene in protecting lipids from oxidative damage.
Alpha lipoic acid is another antioxidant. It readily crosses the blood brain barrier and is both fat- and water-soluble. It has been used to treat diabetic neuropathy in Germany and may help prevent toxins from damaging nerve tissues.
Soybean lecithin complex
This mixture contains phosphatidyl-serine, phosphatidyl -choline, phosphatidyl -ethanolamine and phosphatidyl inositol, all of which are natural components of the cells phospholipid membrane. These phospholipids enhance cognitive functions like attention, short-term memory, telephone number recall, paragraph recall, reading concentration and name-face recognition.
Phosphatidylserine is the precursor for folate and for the amino acids glycine and cysteine. One of its major roles is to deactivate the enzyme that destroys acetylcholine. Choline is used to produce acetylcholine.
Ethanolamine is the second most abundant phospholipid found in cell membranes and is a component of lecithin. It falls into a class of antihistamines and so is sedating.
Inositol is a phospholipid involved in membrane structure. It is necessary for normal brain function and it plays a role in transmitting nerve signals.
Known as the snow rose to the residents of the Republic of Georgia, this herb is attributed to helping the people in the region have longer life spans than people living in other parts of the world. The secret of snow rose tea is that it is high in antioxidants called phenylpropanoids. This research shows that Rhododendron helps improve circulation to the brain. It reduces brain damage from chemical and biological causes and acts as a free radical scavenger.
Take 2 capsules twice daily with meals.