One of the Best Ways to Maximize Your Health
Wherever they are in life, men want to be as healthy as they can be. But men’s health is constantly vulnerable to the pressures of everyday life. Health requires life energy, most of which comes from foods. But the modern diet is falling way short. The U.S. Govt’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans lists a number of nutrients that are being “underconsumed.” Our foods are supplying lots of calories, but not enough nutrients to process these calories.
A nutrient is a substance essential for growth and the maintenance of life. We use “macro” nutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates from our foods as sources of energy (“calories”) to sustain our bodies. We are equipped with thousands of enzymes to extract and utilize this energy, but to function they need an array of vitamins, certain minerals and other nutrients. When our diet lacks these “micro” nutrients our health is endangered.
Ongoing surveys by scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working with academic centers, report that Americans’ daily diets aren’t providing enough of vitamins A, C, D, E, or choline; the minerals magnesium or zinc; or the cell building blocks omega-3 EPA+DHA. Nutritionists advise taking dietary supplements to get these nutrients we need to preserve our health. Think nutritional health insurance.
Deficiencies of any of these nutrients cause health problems that threaten life itself. Most classic is vitamin C deficiency, scurvy, known since ancient times. The CDC reports that more than 4 in 10 Americans aren’t getting enough vitamin C from their foods. Even worse, more than 9 in 10 don’t get enough vitamin D or omega-3 EPA+DHA from their foods. Obtaining these and other nutrients from supplements is prudent nutritional health insurance.
Brain & Body Power MAX (MAX) is a dietary supplement system developed by BrainMD. MAX supplies all these vitamins and minerals lacking in the American diet, plus many other nutrients essential for health. In all, MAX supplies some 62 different substances known to support or improve men’s health. Here are brief summaries of how they benefit men’s various organ systems.
According to the CDC, heart disease kills 1 in 4 men. MAX provides magnesium, a mineral vital for healthy heart rhythm; 1 in 2 Americans aren’t getting enough of this nutrient, which 300 of our enzymes need in order to generate and utilize energy. MAX also supplies coenzyme Q10 (“CoQ”), vital for the heart muscle to make energy and helpful for the muscle problems sometimes linked to cholesterol management.
CoQ energizes the mitochondria, our cells’ tiny energy factories. MAX also provides ALA (alpha-lipoic acid), ALC (acetylcarnitine), and PS (phosphatidylserine), all of which work with CoQ to enable the heart muscles’ mitochondria to make life energy. The mitochondria also need all 8 of the powerful B vitamins that MAX provides, along with MAX’s minerals such as zinc, selenium, manganese, chromium, calcium and the always-needed magnesium.
Vitamins C and E from MAX give the blood vessels antioxidant protection against toxins (such as smoke from cigarettes, marijuana, air pollution, or other inhaled sources). Vitamins D3 and K2 are essential for controlling calcium, which otherwise can form hard deposits harmful to the blood vessels and the heart. All the B vitamins, but particularly B6, B12 and folate, help protect the vessels. Ginkgo, resveratrol and pterostilbene give added benefit.
The omega-3 nutrients EPA and DHA are also vital for the blood vessels, and are dietary essentials because the body is very inefficient at making them. MAX supplies them as highly concentrated fish oil, sufficient to raise your Omega-3 Index to a range protective for your circulatory, heart and brain health (click here for how to track your Omega-3 Index). MAX’s fish oil has no fish smell or taste and is screened against 250 possible contaminants.
The MAX supplement system combines 3 different BrainMD supplements, all designed to enhance brain function. First, there are capsules of NeuroVite Plus, the most versatile “multiple” available anywhere. Beyond its complement of vitamins and minerals, NeuroVite gives you brain-active nutrients you won’t find in other multiples, such as PS, CoQ, ALA, ALC, lutein and zeaxanthin. To buy these separately would cost you twice the price of MAX.
MAX’s NeuroVite Plus capsules also supply folate as methyl-folate and not as folic acid, which doesn’t occur naturally in foods. Methyl-folate is the body’s naturally most active form, and Harvard physicians find it very useful for improving mood problems. NeuroVite Plus also provides methyl-vitamin B12, which is methyl-folate’s natural biochemical backup, and not the cheap cyanide-B12 which is potentially toxic for men who smoke.
Methyl-folate and methyl-B12 also help men (and women, and children) avoid the serious health consequences of a commonly inherited mutation, the C677T of the enzyme MTHFR (MethyleneTetraHydroFolate Reductase). Up to 1 in 4 individuals of certain ethnic groups have this mutation, which impairs folic acid utilization. These methyl forms bypass C677T and another 40-plus mutations of the MTHFR enzyme.
MAX’s second component is Omega-3 Power softgels, which deliver a whopping 2,880 milligrams of EPA+DHA, 10 times the power of standard fish oil or krill oil. This is what’s needed to effectively raise the Omega-3 Index. Experts estimate over 90% of men are deficient in EPA+DHA, and men having problems with attention, memory, mood or behavior often have a very low Index. EPA+DHA are essential for brain AND body all through life.
MAX’s third component is Brain & Memory Power Boost capsules. Their 7 ingredients promote key brain functions. PS, the most proven memory nutrient, works closely with EPA+DHA to power the nerve cell connections (“synapses”). ALA and ALC power the brain’s mitochondria. Ginkgo and vinpocetine promote the brain’s blood flow, to deliver oxygen and the other nutrients. NAC (N-Acetylcysteine) supplies antioxidant power. Huperzine A supports the acetylcholine neurotransmitter system, important for attention and memory. All these are available in MAX as clinically proven “nutraceutical” ingredients.
In 2011, Dr. Daniel Amen, founder of BrainMD, and his colleagues tested MAX in a comprehensive dietary-lifestyle-sleep-weight management program for retired NFL football players. Using SPECT imaging, they observed improved blood flow to the brain. They also documented improvements in memory, attention, information processing speed, and overall cognition. MAX has great potential to help men wanting better mental performance.
The prostate helps prepare sperm to fertilize an egg. The healthy prostate has a lot of zinc, which it loads into the semen. Men lose a lot of zinc during sexual activity, and zinc deficiency is associated with reproductive problems. The CDC reports more than 12% of Americans aren’t getting enough zinc. MAX provides zinc as glycinate, a well-utilized form, but many multiples have zinc oxide, which the body can hardly absorb and utilize.
For humanity to survive, sperm have to be healthy. First, their genes must be intact and protected, They need zinc to stabilize their DNA and their genes, which, of course, are crucial for successful fertilization and pregnancy. Their genes are also regulated by methyl-folate plus methyl-B12. This is all part of “nutrigenetics” – the healthy regulation of gene activity by nutrients. The choline, biotin and acetylcarnitine in MAX are also nutrigenetic regulators.
Second, the sperm cells need energy to swim to and penetrate the egg. For this they have huge mitochondria, which (as in all our other cells) need the CoQ, ALA and ALC in MAX. Third, sperm generate a lot of free radicals and need antioxidant protection. MAX supplies the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; zinc, manganese and selenium for antioxidant enzymes; and other antioxidants NAC, lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, hesperidin, and pterostilbene.
Healthy blood flow to the penis requires all the nutrients for blood vessel health, as previously summarized. Men’s erectile issues are related to poor circulation elsewhere in the body, and all our blood vessels have practically identical nutrient needs. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that research links poor erectile function to poor brain blood flow. As it promotes healthy blood flow to the brain, MAX is also supporting healthy erectile function.
Our muscles – both the “voluntary” types that we can consciously work and the “involuntary” types that work our heart, digestive and other internal organs – contract then relax based on calcium (tiny amounts) and magnesium (a lot). But also they need all the nutrients that the heart muscles need, all the nutrients supplied by MAX. We can consume lots of protein powder for workouts, but without MAX’s fundamental nutrients we may not build muscle.
The eyes’ tissues need a lot of energy nutrients, omega-3s, and antioxidants. Light entering the eye creates high-energy “free radicals” which the healthy eye tissues must neutralize. They rely on the usual antioxidant nutrients in MAX, but especially on lutein and zeaxanthin, which give the retina its yellow-gold color. The retina’s electrical activity relies on omega-3 DHA, as also happens in the brain. MAX vigorously promotes eye and vision health.
Other Organs, Whole-Body Benefits
Since BrainMD is a science-driven organization, we’ve summarized the clinical proof of benefit from the various categories of MAX’s 62 active nutrient ingredients. It’s a simple reality, though, that ALL of men’s approximately 30 trillion cells need the same nutrient arrays in order to maintain their healthy structure and to function at their best. Every part of the body needs the essentials loaded into MAX and can benefit from its other ingredients.
Men taking MAX obtain 21 essential nutrients, 17 “conditionally essential” nutrients (those that some men can’t make); 14 other healthgiving ingredients; 8 concentrates of fruits and veggies; and 5 digestive enzymes. MAX supplies an unmatched diversity of energizing, protective and clinically proven nutrients. Whatever very young or very old, whether very healthy or very sick, men can benefit from MAX’s nutritional health insurance.
MAX’s 3 types of capsules come sealed in handy packets that are easy to take with you. Though not a magic bullet for men, MAX is a safe supplement system that reinforces the other healthy lifestyle choices men can choose to make. Any man can maximize his brain, eyes, heart, circulation, immune system, prostate, muscles, joints, liver, kidneys, skin, and entire body, with this premier supplement system from BrainMD.
Key Scientific References
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 8th Edition. 2015: http://health.gov (accessed 20 May 2019).
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Men and Heart Disease Fact Sheet. 2017: https://www.cdc.gov (accessed 7 June 2019).
- Amen DG, others. Reversing brain damage in former NFL players: implications for traumatic brain injury and substance abuse rehabilitation. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 43:1-5 (2011).
- Thompson M, others. Omega-3 fatty acid intake by age, gender, and pregnancy status in the United States. Nutrients 11, 177: doi: 10.3390/nu11010177 (2019).
- Qu H, others. Effects of coenzyme Q10 on statin-induced myopathy; an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of the American Heart Association 2018:e009835 (2018).
- Kidd P. Magnesium: cornerstone of nutritional health insurance. Natural Products Insider 2019 Mar 20:7 pages. https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/vitamins-minerals/magnesium-cornerstone-nutritionalhealth-insurance.
- Kidd P. The most proven nutrient for memory and brain health: phosphatidylserine (PS). https://www.brainmdhealth.com > HOME > BRAIN HEALTH blog, Nov 21, 2018.
- Kelleher SL, others. Zinc in specialized secretory tissues: roles in the pancreas, prostate, and mammary gland. Advances in Nutrition 2:101-111 (2011).
- Alahmar AT. Role of oxidative stress in male infertility:an update. Journal of Human Reproductive Science 12(1):14-18 (2019).
- Renzi-Hammond LM, others. Effects of a lutein and zeaxanthin intervention on cognitive function: a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial of younger healthy adults. Nutrients 1246;doi:10.3390/nu9111246 (2017).
- Sarris J, others. Adjunctive nutraceuticals for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Psychiatry 173:575-587 (2016).
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