Is Nutrition the Key to Brain Health

Is Nutrition the Key to Brain Health

June 24, 2019

Written by Sara Uffelman

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Is Nutrition the Key to Brain Health?

Over 20 years of scientific evidence points to nutrition as the key to long term brain health. The Memory Health formula substantiates this by delivering the key nutrients our brains need in a concentrated and controlled dose. The formula is a patented blend of three carotenoids (Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin), high-grade Omega-3s, and natural vitamin E. What are these ingredients though and why are they so beneficial to brain health?

Breaking Down the Memory Health Ingredients

Let’s start with the carotenoids: Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin. Big words, but super simple — Carotenoids are plant-based pigments that exists in leafy greens like spinach and kale. You can also find them in peppers, broccoli, and other colorful vegetables. Think of the word carotenoid as a fancy word for key nutrients found in our diets. Why are they so important?

Carotenoids are super potent antioxidants that neutralize dangerous free radicals and reduce oxidative stress on the brain.  These powerful compounds also support the brain by reducing inflammation. They are well-known for their chemical and biological properties. Lutein is definitely the most well-known, but it is really the combination of all three that has the greatest effect on eye and brain health.

Okay now for the Omega-3s: Omega-3s are known as essential fats, meaning our bodies can't produce them and we must get them through our diet. Foods high in omega-3 include cold water fish like salmon, and seeds like chia seeds and flax seeds.  Omega-3s are vital nutrients for maintaining healthy brain function and have been linked to healthy aging throughout life, including pregnancy and early life.  They are also used to fight inflammation in the brain. 

The Memory Health formula contain 500mg DHA and 150mg EPA.  These are essential fatty acids required for rebuilding new cells. In fact, they are often referred to as the building blocks for healthy cell membranes. These cell membranes provide critical support for the brain connections that support healthy memory, cognition, and emotional well-being.

Finally, D-Alpha Tocopherol, also known as Natural Vitamin E, is an antioxidant used by Memory Health to slow down oxidation of the raw material, thus maintaining the integrity and bioavailability of the product.  Vitamin E is a vital nutrient for good heath, particularly brain health, because of it's ability to cross the blood brain barrier!

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