Some of the Best Nutrients for a High-quality Life
In our fast-paced world, there’s an overabundance of foods that are harmful to our health. While most people realize that eating a steady diet of hamburgers, French fries and soft drinks isn’t beneficial for our health, the convenience of junk or fast food is a dangerous trap that many in our society fall into on a consistent basis.
The Diet Downfall
The standard American diet (SAD), or Western pattern diet (WPD), is largely composed of unhealthy foods that are:
- Highly processed- essential nutrients lost
- Pro-inflammatory- injurious to muscles, joints, and organs
- Artificially colored and sweetened- toxic to the liver and other organs
- High glycemic index- overworks the body’s sugar processing system
- Low in fiber- robs probiotics of the food they need
- Laden with hormones- can adversely affect the body’s delicate hormone balance
- Pesticide sprayed- toxic to humans
- Tainted with antibiotics- harmful to probiotics
This diet typically is high in sodium, refined sugars, omega-6 fatty acids, trans fats, and excess calories. People who maintain a diet loaded with simple carbohydrates (such as bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, fruit juices and sugar) have an increased risk for problems with their digestive system, liver, pancreas, heart, circulation, and overall brain health.
On the flipside, a healthy diet should include plenty of fresh vegetables, seeds, nuts, berries, beans, free-range poultry, grass-fed meats, and wild caught, cold-water fish. This diet tends to be higher in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. But even those who try to eat a healthy diet may find it challenging to get all the nutrients they need daily.
The Nutrition Gap
Numerous large population surveys have documented that the foods currently available aren’t providing enough of the nutrients the brain and body need. Despite your best efforts to follow a healthy diet, many foods are so low in nutrients that you’ll always have a gap in nutrition. That’s where dietary supplements come in – they help fill the gaps in your diet with the nutrients you’re missing by only eating foods.
Get Nutritional Support
One of the best ways to optimize your health is with high-quality supplements. The foundation of everyone’s supplement plan should be an ultra-pure, clinically proven multiple vitamin-mineral supplement with the best nutrients to help improve energy, focus and memory. BrainMD is proud to recommend…
The first and only daily multivitamin created through the clinical experience of brain health expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen, NeuroVite Plus combines more than 50 of the best nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts, in their most active forms, to give you whole mind-body nutrition. NeuroVite Plus also contains 3 of Dr. Amen’s hand-selected, high-nutrient blends:
3 Proprietary Nutrient Blends
The Brain Boosting Blend
This blend is without precedent among multiples. Dr. Amen developed this potent blend to promote optimal brain function and support the aging brain.
These clinically researched, brain directed nutrients help increase energy production by boosting mitochondrial function, protecting against toxins by raising antioxidant levels, promoting healthy blood sugar levels, and supporting the brain’s nerve cell communications via their trillions of connections (synapses).
This blend’s hefty 575 milligram daily allowance provides:
PhosphatidylSerine (PS), the brain nutrient best documented for improving memory, is most abundant in the trillions of synapses where the brain’s nerve cells interconnect. PS is the only nutrient granted 2 Qualified Health Claims by the U.S. FDA, related to its brain benefits. PS has over 35 double-blind clinical trials and is proven useful for attention in children as well as for memory in adults.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) fuels energy generation by the mitochondria, and supplies acetyl groups that help the brain make the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine. ALC is also used by brain cells to help regulate their gene activity. In clinical trials, ALC consistently improved the health of nerve cells.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a major energy cofactor, naturally built into the structure of three key energy enzymes that are active in the brain cells but also active in every other cell of the body. Clinical trials indicate ALA enhances nerve cell energy, maintenance and repair.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential cofactor for energy generation in the body, via the mitochondria’s electron transfer enzymes. These are constantly at work in our cells and supply over 90 percent of all the energy needed by the brain and other organs. CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant that simultaneously protects our cells and tissues against toxins.
These costly ingredients were included to make NeuroVite Plus a more robust, fully brain-directed multiple.
The Fruit and Vegetable Blend
Individuals who struggle to consume the optimal amounts of fruits and vegetables every day can benefit from this formulation. This proprietary blend offers antioxidant and numerous other health benefits from its array of plant nutrients (phytonutrients).
This unique blend was added to NeuroVite Plus to provide the richness of plant substances that support brain and whole-body vitality. Alfalfa sprouts contribute vitamin K and contain superoxide dismutase, an important antioxidant enzyme. Broccoli sprouts provide sulforaphane, a brain protectant. Carrots, tomatoes, spinach, wild blueberries, strawberries and acai contain a variety of carotenoids, flavonoids, anthocyanidins, and many other phytonutrients that offer numerous health benefits to all our tissues.
The Digestive Enzyme Blend
The Digestive Enzyme Blend was developed to assist with digestion of the NeuroVite Plus ingredients and generally support digestive health – critical for a healthy gut and brain.
This full spectrum, plant-derived enzyme blend includes lipase, amylase, lactase, cellulase and protease.
The current nutritional research makes clear that everyone can benefit from taking a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement that’s concentrated, naturally derived, and made with integrity. For all the above, take NeuroVite Plus daily. Also, check out our full line of clinical strength, brain directed supplements at BrainMD.
Keith is grateful to have the opportunity to write about supplements since many of them have made a dramatic difference in his life. He is often heard around the office saying, “We have supplements for that.”
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