Brain Care II
Protects the brain from inflammation
A composition of natural ingredients to support optimal brain health and function. Clinically evaluated in our military and civilian populations. See product label.
Promotes brain health through reduction of inflammation.
Dose: One Teaspoon before breakfast.
Brain Care II (BC2) was developed over the past 16 years, initially using powdered forms of the supplements. Once the most effective combination of these supplements was achieved it was developed into a liposomal product for enhanced absorption. When BC2 was launched in May 2019, active military medics were our test subjects who responded with a 50-70% improvement in 90 days.
DHA: One of the major building blocks of the brain, the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is critical for optimal brain health and function at all ages of life. Researchers are now finding that DHA provides brain-boosting benefits in infants and aging adults. A key mechanism of DHA is the protection of neural tissue by the production of Resolvin and Protectin D1.
Tocopherol: Also known as Vitamin E (alpha, delta, and gamma) which has been found to reduce the production of inflammation by downregulating the production of the transcriptional factor NFkB responsible for signaling DNA to manufacture the inflammatory chemicals.
Ascorbic Palmitate: Unique to the different formulations of Vitamin C is this fat-soluble form which can easily enter into the blood supply feeding the brain. Once in the brain, Vitamin C is a major anti- inflammatory and free radical scavenger reducing inflammation. Vitamin C also increases the enzyme, Glutathione synthetase, that helps to make more brain and liver Glutathione that protects the brain and also helps detox from alcohol.
Quercetin: This is a natural polyphenolic, flavonoid antioxidant and has a number of important effects on the metabolism of the brain and reduction of inflammation. First, Quercetin can increase the production of mitochondria starting within 7 days yielding a higher production of energy as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This ATP is used to run cellular functions which can be perceived as clearing thoughts, more energy and loss of fogginess. Second, Quercetin downregulates the production of the transcriptional trigger for inflammation, the notorious NFkB.
N-Acetyl-Cysteine: This is the two amino acid precursor of Glutathione that functions as the front-line defense against oxidative stress in the brain. After trauma, the levels of Glutathione are reduced, through consumption and damage to the enzyme system that regenerate it, and this allows for the accumulation of free radicles. This increased Oxidative Stress, which damages neurons and alters the molecular chemistry in the brain, is the focus of this and the entire Brain Care II product.
EGCG: Epigallocatechin gallate is the active agent in Green Tea. Studies on post-stoke patients and those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease all benefited with an improvement in cognitive functioning when placed on EGCG.
As a stand-alone product: one teaspoon pre-breakfast and one teaspoon pre-dinner for two weeks and then just one teaspoon pre-breakfast.
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