Supporting Brain Function in Adults and Seniors
Mental and emotional functioning relies on chemical messengers called neurotransmitters that promote communication between nerve cells. The key neurotransmitters include serotonin, acetylcholine, norepinephrine and dopamine. While both drugs (e.g., antidepressants) and nutrients can modulate neurotransmitter levels, boosting them naturally is preferable, since it has minimal negative side effects. Providing basic building blocks is a more practical and inclusive method for improving mood and brain health.*
Optimizing cognition and minimizing cognitive decline are best accomplished when all performance aspects are addressed. The brain is poorly capable of self-repair, so it must be protected from free radical damage. It is also energy demanding, and requires stable sources of energy. The brain's constant "switching" and "signaling" depend upon regulation of neuronal membrane excitability and osmolarity (cell pressure).*
CDP Choline and Phosphatidylcholine (PC)
CDP choline (cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine or citicoline) donates choline for phosphatidylcholine synthesis and to form the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. CDP choline activates brain mitochondrial and Na+/K+ ATPases to improve blood flow and neural responses.* CDP choline has been tested in clinical trials for memory and cognition.*
CDP Choline is well absorbed and bioavailable when given orally. It is then reduced to its component parts (cytidine and choline), which are incorporated into membranes and microsomes in the central nervous system. Administration of CDP choline in animals supports phosphatidylcholine, noradrenaline, acetylcholine and dopamine levels. Enhanced phospholipid biosynthesis increases cerebral metabolism and neurotransmitter activity.* Neuro Optimizer® also includes preformed phosphatidylcholine to promote these effects.*
PS is another important phospholipid, which is a principal component of cell membranes. Concentrated in nerve cells, PS provides five special benefits: facilitates cell-to-cell communication, stabilizes the inner cell environment, regulates cell-growth, improves cell receptor function, and prepares cells for activity.*
In animal studies, PS induced neurotransmitter production and prevented their age-related decline, which helps explain the clinical effects seen in humans. PS stimulates acetylcholine output and dopamine synthesis/release. PS reverses electrical signal loss associated with memory decline. Human trials demonstrated improvements in memory, lucidity, outlook on life and ability to cope and function socially.*
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC)
Acetyl L-carnitine, a delivery form of L-carnitine, is involved in many metabolic functions. As an antioxidant, ALC may have neuroprotective activity.* It supports energy production by transporting fatty acids in and out of mitochondria.* Acetyl L-carnitine can also act as a critical component in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.*
Glutamine, the most abundant amino acid, is a precursor to the neurotransmitters glutamic acid and gamma amino butyric acid (GABA). It is a precursor to glycogen production for energy storage. In clinical trials, glutamine improved brain electrical patterns when compared with controls.*
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Alpha Lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant and cofactor in energy production.* It supports insulin action and is a cofactor in glycolysis, a process that converts sugar into energy.* ALA has been shown to improve brain energy metabolism.*
Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid derivative with diverse biological functions, including regulating cell growth, stabilizing cell membranes, modulating insulin action and improving neuro-transmission.* It also serves as an antioxidant and helps regulate the concentration of ions within cells.* Taurine has been shown to facilitate nerve blood flow, motor nerve conduction, and nerve sensory thresholds in neuropathic rats.* It has also been used as a calming agent.*
Neuro Optimizer may be the natural answer to improving brain function and preventing mental decline common in aging.* Neuro Optimizer feeds and protects the brain with its comprehensive combination of safe and effective nutrients.*
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Jarrow Formulas Neuro Optimizer, 120 Capsules.