It’s a No-Brainer: Support Healthy Brain Function and Cognition With Neuro Pro
Maintaining a healthy brain occupies many people’s minds as they age, since developing memory loss or a cognitive disorder is unsurprisingly a top fear of growing older. But experiencing deterioration of the brain and its associated cognitive skills isn’t a universal part of aging, as many older adults stay sharp as a tack well into their 80s and beyond.
Although researchers have pinpointed dozens, if not hundreds, of compounds, nutrients, and foods that play a role in cognitive aging — or lack thereof — it can be challenging to keep track of and consume all of them regularly. A straightforward solution may be Neuro Pro, a supplement packed with six brain-supporting ingredients from botanical and food-based sources, like cocoa extract and curcumin. With this novel formula, Neuro Pro is a supplement backed by science to support healthy brain function and memory at any age.
The Six Brain-Supporting Ingredients of Neuro Pro
Six compounds come together to form the innovative Neuro Pro supplement, with each of them supporting the brain and its cells in a different way — let’s take a closer look at these super six.
Chocamine® is a novel compound containing all of the benefits of chocolate without any of the added sugar or fat. With a 4,000-year history as rich as its flavor profile, chocolate has been consumed for millennia as both a bitter ceremonial medicine and as a sweet, milky treat. Now, we know that cocoa is loaded with antioxidants known as polyphenols and flavonoids. These beneficial compounds fight oxidative stress — the accumulation of damaging molecules known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) that contributes to brain deterioration.
The cocoa-based Chocamine® also contains theobromine, a compound similar to caffeine that acts as a natural and jitter-free stimulant. Theobromine is a vasodilator, meaning it increases blood flow to support both cognitive and cardiovascular health.
With these beneficial compounds, Chocamine® is thought to support focus, memory, and reaction, as seen in a clinical study of 40 adults. After taking Chocamine®, the adults showed significant improvements in short-term memory tests, visual-motor response speed, and reaction times. Research has also found that people who consume theobromine-rich cacao exhibit enhanced cognitive performance and production of nerve growth factor, a protein involved in neuron growth and survival.
Phosphatidylserine is a fatty substance known as a phospholipid, an essential part of the cell membranes in our brain and nervous system. It benefits the brain by supporting communication and transmission between nerve cells, protecting the coating around nerves known as myelin, and facilitating neurotransmitter release.
With these vital functions, phosphatidylserine is thought to positively impact cognition, communication, problem-solving, language skills, and short- and long-term memory. In a study of elderly adults with memory loss, consuming as little as 100 mg of phosphatidylserine for six months improved memory function, especially delayed recall. (For reference, one daily serving of Neuro Pro contains 150 mg of phosphatidylserine.)
Bacopa monnieri Leaf Extract
Bacopa monnieri (also known as brahmi or water hyssop) is an herb commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic practices for supporting memory and mood. Bacopa contains the compounds bacosides A and B, which support neuronal health by providing antioxidant activity, increasing blood flow in the brain, and modulating essential neurotransmitters.
In a 3-month study, healthy adults who took 300 mg of Bacopa per day showed significantly increased visual information processing, learning, and memory recall. Plus, animal studies have found that Bacopa supplementation extends the length and branching ability of dendrites — the branch-like area off the ends of neurons that receive signals from other cells, acting as an antenna that supports learning and memory.
Acetyl L-carnitine is an amino acid (a building block of protein) that enhances fat uptake across the membrane of our cells’ energy production centers, the mitochondria. Essentially, acetyl L-carnitine aids our cells in processing dietary fat for energy — of which the brain needs ample amounts.
In addition to promoting mitochondrial energy metabolism, research shows that acetyl L-carnitine supports brain health by strengthening cell membranes, protecting against toxin damage, and increasing the production of proteins like BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). Known as a neurotrophin, BDNF is essential for promoting the growth and survival of neurons and is involved in maintaining cognition and memory with age.
Curcumin, the active compound of turmeric root that provides its characteristically bright yellow hue, has been used in cooking and healing practices for millennia. Similar to acetyl L-carnitine, curcumin supports neuronal health by increasing BDNF production. Curcumin also supports healthy cognition as we age by reducing inflammatory markers and oxidative stress in the brain. In one study that combined data from six large trials, curcumin supplementation significantly improved scores of memory and cognitive function in healthy adults.
The last of the six brain-boosting superstars, the Chinese plant ginkgo biloba is a powerful antioxidant that promotes a healthier inflammatory response. Some research has shown that supplementing with ginkgo biloba extract supports memory, cognitive function, and recall abilities — especially in people who are already showing signs of cognitive loss. However, more clinical research in humans is warranted, as many studies have produced inconsistent results thus far.
Neuro Pro: It’s a No-Brainer
Neuro Pro is a supplement comprised of various botanical- and food-based compounds with a growing wealth of research to back them up. From the cocoa-based theobromine to the curcumin of turmeric root, these compounds support the brain, neurons, and all of their vital functions. Neuro Pro is the way to support healthy cognition with age — simply put, it’s a no-brainer.
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