Category Archives: Supporting Research

Cognitive support with Theanine

Cognitive decline is a natural consequence of free-radical damage, together with long term suboptimal nutrition, and lifestyle factors, including stress. While memory loss is common in the aging population and a certain amount is expected to accompany the process of growing older, today, cognitive decline is increasingly experienced in mid-life, and over time can lead to reduced memory, concentration, and verbal ability. Furthermore, cognitive impairment is not limited only to the middle aged and elderly; studies are showing a growing number of children across the world are experiencing troubles in the classroom, and struggle with focus and attention span, problems which affect their ability to learn and also have implications for future success. Continue reading

Phosphatidylcholine for Cognitive support

Phosphatidylcholine is a substance that is found in literally every single cell of our bodies. The more commonly used name, lecithin was taken from the Greek lekithos and pinned by Theodore Nicolas Gobley, a chemist and pharmacist of the mid-19th century, when he identified it in egg yolk in the mid 1800s. In fact, Phosphatidylcholines (PC) are a class of phospholipids that incorporate choline as a headgroup and are a major component of biological membranes and can be easily obtained from a variety of readily available sources, such as egg yolk or soy beans. The body uses phosphatidylcholine to make a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine in the brain, thus scientists have explored its use for conditions such as memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, manic-depressive disorders, and tardive dyskinesia. Continue reading

Huperzine A for Cognitive Support

Brain disorders, including developmental, psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, impose a significant burden suffering and economic cost.  Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Cognitive impairment has a huge effect on daily life. Many brain disorders are chronic and incurable conditions whose disabling effects may continue for years or even decades. Cogntive impairment is not limited to the elderly; a growing number of children across the world are experiencing troubles in the classroom with focus and attention span, problems which affect their ability to learn and have implications for future success. Continue reading