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Your mind is one of the most valuable assets that you have. It is extremely complex, it can keep changing and literally make new neuronal connections every day and there are still many aspects of this fascinating organ that are unknown.
In order to keep this organ healthy and functioning optimally, it must be provided with the nutrients it requires and it can also be given a boost with medicinal herbs to help healing, improve physiology, manage heart conditions and get back on track from previous heart problems.
Can Prev’s Mind Pro is a fantastic formula at improving your brain health and contains the following nutrients:
Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid help keep levels of homocysteine low, which reduce the irritation and clot formation to occur inside the vessels. This will ensure proper vascular flow to the brain which is crucial, because it will bring nutrients, oxygen and glucose to the brain and remove carbon dioxide and other metabolic wastes.
DL-Alpha lipoic acid converts glucose into a form of usable energy for the brain.
Phosphatidylserine (PS), found in soy lecithin, is critical for ensuring the cell membranes are able to release neurotransmitters, which is how cells communicate with each other.
Choline is another substance in this formulation that allows for the production of acetylcholine which easily used in the brain to help with memory and also recovery from degenerative or vascular dementia.
Bacopa is an herb that increases the communication between neurons; to make sure they are signalling thus, allowing information to flow between each neuron to help improve long term memory.
Ginkgo is another medicinal herb that dilates the blood vessels and decreases clot formation, to ensure smooth blood flow.
The complex cells in the brain, neurons, need to be protected from free radical damage that can be caused by chemicals, smoking, alcohol, fried foods, pesticides and toxins in the environment.
Maintaining the integrity of the blood vessels with antioxidants is important to reduce plaque build up. This allows smooth blood flow and stimulates the production of neurotransmitters that are important for a healthy brain. It is easy to obtain a powerful dose of daily antioxidants through use of Can Prev’s Antioxidant Network.
It contains coenzyme Q10, n-acetyl cysteine, zinc, selenium, dl- alpha lipoic acid, vitamin E and green tea extract. This combination provides an army full of substances that give one of their electrons over to these free radical molecules to make them stable. When they are stable, they are not damaging cells, trying to steal their electrons or continuing the cascade of instability. Overall, cell membranes are protected, blood vessels flow normally and inflammation is reduced.
Of course there are other aspects of health that play a role in keeping your mind sharp. A big one is mutli-tasking; which does not really exist like we think it does. Your mind cannot be doing multiple things at one single moment.
You are actually switching very quickly among multiple tasks. And studies have shown that this can decrease overall productivity, increase mistakes and reduces long term memory and creativity.
Distractions are another factor that wreak havoc on our minds. This increasingly is a concern as our smartphones, become our handheld portable internet, email, social media and texting alert hotspots. The more interruptions, the more productivity and long term memory decline.
Turning notifications off, mute, or a different setting can reduce this constant source of interrupting that can make you feel like you are being pulled in too many different directions, stressed, anxious, and feel like your memory is failing.
Hi I am Dr. Laura: mum of 2, Naturopathic Doctor, Health and Wellness Expert, Educator, Speaker, & Entreprenuer