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9 Essential Mood, Memory, and Cognitive Enhancers That Boost Brain Energy Metabolism

Mood-stabilizing drugs are purely antimanic agents, which are mainly for treating mania. However, natural mood stabilizers help the body metabolize brain chemicals which enhance mood, something drugs can never do due to specific metabolic pathways necessary to metabolize the chemical constituents. These ingredients not only improve mood, memory and cognition, but they do it without long-term side effects associated with medication. Here are 9 essential ingredients to look for in any supplement designed to boost your brain.

 

 

Just like any fine, multi-functional computer, your brain requires all its elements to perform correctly and fluidly. It is entirely electro-chemical in nature, and scientists are increasingly leaning to the conclusion that the roots of many psychiatric illnesses and mental health problems might be found in brain dysfunction. This just makes sense: a tiny piece of code can mess up a fine computer, but with the right code reinstalled, the computer resumes normal operation. The same can be said of the brain, its need for proper nutrition, and the concept of feeding the brain what it most needs, in order to restore and maintain the brain in its best possible condition.

Encouraging evidence exists for the use of omega-3 fatty acids, SAM-e, Kava Kava, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, GABA, and l-tryptophan to enhance response within the brain.

Investigators are examining children with ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and adults with bipolar disorder and depression, along with a variety of other psychiatric conditions and types of cognitive impairments. Conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), MS (multiple sclerosis), MD (muscular dystrophy), all inhibit cell function and hinder the brain’s responsiveness to stimuli.

Brain energy metabolism is very important to normal brain function, so it’s no surprise to find that this factor is reduced in Alzheimer’s victims and other dementia patients: the greater the loss of energy, the more severe the dementia.

Ensuring optimal intake of key nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants throughout one’s lifetime may be an important wellness strategy to help prevent brain diseases and prevent the decline in our cognitive abilities. Approximately 6-8% of all persons aged 65+ have developed Alzheimer’s disease, and the prevalence of this disease is increasing. The current research lends further support to the use of antioxidants and a vitamin enriched daily dietary supplement program to help support the brain function as we age.

9 Essential Mood, Memory, and Cognitive Enhancers That Boost Brain Energy Metabolism

1. ACETYL-L-CARNITINE:
In a 2010 Tokyo study, the aged rats were supplemented with Acetyl-L-Carnitine to determine its effects on memory, learning capacity, and brain synaptic functions. For 3 months, 344 rats were given Acetyl-L-Carnitine (100 mg/kg bodyweight). At the end of the study, the scientsists concluded that Acetyl-L-Carnitine increases synaptic neurotransmission in the brain and consequently improves learning capacity in aging rats.

2. R-ALPHA LIPOIC ACID (R-ALA):
R-ALA reduces cataract formation, and reduces oxidative stress in the heart muscle while raising levels in the heart and liver. It also lowers glucose levels by increasing insulin metabolism and decreases numbness in Diabetics, increases energy levels within the brain cells, can decrease LDL cholesterol and remove protein oxidation for a healthy heart, and inhibits free radicals more effectively than vitamin E.

3. L-THREONINE:
Threonine is an essential amino acid and not synthesized by humans. Threonine supports cardiovascular, liver, central nervous, and immune system function. Threonine combines with the amino acids aspartic acid and methionine to help liver digest fats and fatty acids. L-threonine has been tried for ALS because, like BCAAs, it affects glutamate metabolism. Open trials and one double-blind study have shown some short-term improvement in symptoms. The research also demonstrated that symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), another disease that affects nerve and muscle, are alleviated with threonine treatment. Threonine is an immunostimulant, which promotes the growth of thymus gland.

4. L-TYROSINE:
L-Tyrosine has been proposed as a treatment for various conditions in which mental function is impaired or slowed down, such as fatigue and depression. It has also been tried for attention deficit disorder (ADD). Preliminary evidence, including small, double-blind trials, suggests that tyrosine supplements may help fight fatigue and improve memory and mental function in people who are deprived of sleep or exposed to other forms of stress.

5. PANTOTHENIC ACID:
Pantothenic acid is used in the manufacture of hormones, red blood cells, and acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter (a signal carrier between nerve cells).

6. CO ENZYME-Q-10:
C0-Q-10” prevents oxidation of the cell membrane and mitochondria within the cell, thereby preserving youthful neurological function, and protecting the capillaries from becoming fragile; it also enhances cerebral oxygenation.

7. METHYLCOBALAMIN:
The neurologically-active form of vitamin B-12, Methylcobalamin is effective in slowing the progression of untreatable diseases and neurological aging. Japan’s scientific literature reveals 334 published studies on methylcobalamin; the studies consider the treatment beneficial for any neurological disease. For example, in patients with MS their cynocobalamin is destroyed, and methylcobalamin attempts to reverse this process.

8. DIMETHYLGLYCINE (DMG):
DMG is a dietary supplement which supports the immune, circulatory, and cardiovascular systems. It is useful for controlling epileptic seizures, and for improving neurological functions, as well as muscle recovery and endurance. DMG is a nutrient that is found in the cells of both plants and animals. The human body produces DMG in very small amounts. Supplementing the diet with higher levels of DMG greatly improves the nutritional environment of the cell. DMG has been found effective in supporting immune system function and better utilization of oxygen at the cellular level.

9. GAMMA AMINO BUTYRIC ACID (GABA):
The ability of the limbic system and the rest of the brain to communicate in an orderly manner depends critically on inhibition. GABA inhibits the cells from firing, diminishing the anxiety-related messages from reaching the cortex. GABA, glutamine and glycine are vital for energy and the smooth running of the brain functions. B6 (pyridoxine) is GABA’s most important partner.


Life Choice Neurotransmitter Support contains all 9 of the above ingredients which is why it’s one of the best formulas available in the natural healthy industry. If you’re not familiar with Life Choice, discover why few supplement brands compare in terms of quality, purity and effectiveness.

  • This formulation is a vast improvement over any other for its bioavailability with added the patented Sigma-Tau’s Acetyl-L-Carnitine with advanced delivery, complete with clinical studies showing the effectiveness of this material opposed to other forms of Acetyl-L-Carnitine.
  • Instead of using DL-Alpha Lipoic Acid, instead the Life Choice Neurotransmitter Support uses R-Alpha Lipoic acid. This formulation matches the same two principle ingredients used in the clinical Study of Berkley School of Medicine and from that stage Life Choice created an even more advanced delivery with the unknown amino acid L-Threonine, not to be confused with L-Theonine.
  • Through research and investigation, Life Choice have further advanced the relationships between neurological biochemistry and bioavailability for an ingestible supplement.

This isn’t just any natural health supplement. Neurotransmitter Support’s precision formulation acts to improve brain energy metabolism, and with it, brain function. It’s one of the most advanced formulas I’ve seen on the market that synergistically uses this 9 ingredients to effectively change the way the brain responds to the body and its environment.

Sources:
psych.med.nyu.edu
life-choice.net
science.gov
elavtoit.com

Dave Mihalovic
is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.

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Food Safety

 

Washington Consumers Advised Not to Eat a Local Farm’s Eggs

By News Desk

Eggs produced by Daizen Farms in Burlington, WA are from hens that ate feed contaminated with rodent droppings and Salmonella, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).There have been no illnesses linked to the eggs, but WSDA is…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/washington-consumers-warned-not-to-eat-a-local-farms-eggs/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120320

 

Pathogen Detection System Takes a Cue from Fireflies

By James Andrews

Biology researchers in the United Kingdom have developed a device that can detect foodborne pathogens using a variant of a simple, seemingly unlikely chemical: Firefly luciferase, the enzyme that makes fireflies’ abdomens light up.The device, called “Bioluminescent Assay in Real-Time”…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/pathogen-detection-system-takes-a-cue-from-fireflies/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120321

 

House Budget Seeks Steep Spending Cuts

 

By Helena Bottemiller

Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection service could face cuts under a new budget proposal put out by House Republicans on Tuesday.Though the budget outline, released by Budget Chairman…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/house-budget-seeks-steep-spending-cuts/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120321

 

Health

 

Antibiotics Risky for E. Coli Patients, Study Confirms

 

By Gretchen Goetz

Among children with E. coli infections, those given antibiotics are more likely to develop a life-threatening complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS),
to a new study.Avoiding antibiotics as a treatment for E. coli has been a longstanding recommendation for…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/antibiotics-risky-for-e-coli-patients-study-confirms/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120321

 

Holistic Health

 

17 Micrograms of This in Your Body Lowers Your IQ by 10 Points 17 Micrograms of This in Your Body Lowers Your IQ by 10 Points

 

How to flush it out – There is little doubt toxic heavy metals and chemicals in our environment contribute to the vast majority of cancers, MS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a quick way to unclog these disease-causing and IQ-destroying elements from your body…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/21/dr-clement-on-detoxification.aspx?e_cid=20120321_DNL_art_1

 

Why You Need More of This Crucial Vitamin If You Are Heavy

 

Being overweight, obese or simply heavy with muscle affects the amount needed of this crucial nutrient to help you prevent disease and stay healthy.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, hormone-like vitamin, and many therefore believe that if you’re obese you need more of it because body fat acts as a “sink” by collecting it.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/21/vitamin-d-for-obese.aspx?e_cid=20120321_DNL_art_2

 

Pet Health

 

Help for Cats That Freak Out at the Vet’s Office

 

Sixty percent of cat owners say their cat hates vet visits. If your kitty despises trips to the vet, there are things you can do to help get him ready for his next appointment. And don’t be afraid to check out local offices to find a practice that excels at being cat-friendly.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/21/cats-hate-vet-visits.aspx

Recalls

 

Canada Beef Recall Includes More Than 135 Products

By News Desk

More than 135 products are part of the recall in Canada of frozen ground beef processed by the Saskatchewan-based New Food Classics, a plant that has filed for bankruptcy and ceased operations.The beef may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/canada-beef-recall-includes-more-than-135-products/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120320