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    Brain health....


    So I understand different supplements and nootropics have different effects on the brain and some can be used for specific situations. But are the essentials one should take daily to improve and maintain brain health. Fish oil is the obvious. Bacopa receives a lot of love. But anything else?

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    Honest the list would go on and on





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    Enhancing Brain Health with Acetyl L Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid

    If you are interested in rejuvenating your aging brain, or trying to maintain optimal cognitive function as you age then this is a powerful combination of antioxidants that you need. By combining Acetyl L Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid you can help rejuvenate your brain and avoid the symptoms of aging cognition altogether.
    Acetyl L Carnitine

    Studied extensively, Acetyl L Carnitine or ALC has been found to have remarkable cognitive effects as well as anti aging effects. Improving memory, mood and even the brains response to stress.

    A cognitive enhancer that is a neuroprotective compound, protecting your body against a wide variety of age related symptoms. Degenerative changes begin in the brain and nervous system as you age, by supplementing Acetyl L Carnitine you can help protect against this cognitive degeneration.

    Acetyl L Carnitine is found in varying concentrations throughout the brain, what is distressing is these levels drop significantly as we age. ALC has been studied extensively and it has been found to aid in the delay of age related cognitive decline, also improving the overall cognitive function in the elderly.

    ALC is vital in modulating the cellular concentrations of two compounds, free coenzyme A and Acetyl-coenzyme A. These two compounds are vitally important in many cellular functions including the transfer of fatty acids through the mitochondrial membrane, essential for energy production. This is a small piece of how ALC protects you against mental degeneration. Helping the mitochondria produce energy and removing harmful toxins from the mitochondria to ensure longevity and healthy function.

    Acetyl L Carnitines Effects on the Brainbrain health alpha lipoic acid and acetyl l carnitine

    Protecting Neurons from Toxins

    Increasing Cellular Energy Production

    Maintaining the Health and Function of Neuroreceptors

    Balances Chemical Makeup to Balance Mood and Stress Response

    Maintains Mitochondrial Health and Function

    Acetyl L Carnitine has been studied extensively with regard to mental health, cognitive function and overall brain health. Many studies proving ALC’s powerful ability to improve overall mental function and mood.

    A large trial of Acetyl L Carnitine for elderly individuals with a mild cognitive impairment or MCI found that by supplementing ALC it significantly improved memory, mood and stress response. These effects persisted for a minimum of 30 days after the treatment was stopped.

    One study looked at Acetyl L Carnitines effects on the brains of aging rats. Looking specifically at the lipofuscin accumulation in their brain. This lipofuscin accumulates in the skin, it can be observed as “age spots” usually on the back of the hands of those over the age of 50. These blemishes have a brownish pigment. By supplementing Acetyl L Carnitine it reduces these deposits of lipofuscin, minimizing these deposits as evidenced by the disappearance of these lipofuscin blemishes. This is evidence of ALC’s ability to slow the aging process in the brain itself by helping remove these lipofuscin deposits.

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    Alpha Lipoic Acid

    This potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory known as Alpha Lipoic Acid or ALA has a remarkable ability. It has the ability to recycle other powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E and our body’s most powerful antioxidant Glutathione.

    Optimizing energy metabolism within the cell, it plays a vitally important role in the maintenance and repair of our central nervous system. Our central nervous system is no doubt the most complex system in the body, responsible for controlling the neural pathways and activities throughout the entire body.

    Alpha Lipoic Acid improved our vascular function, helping in the repair process of damaged tissues. Also helping neutralize and removing toxic metal accumulation, such as mercury.

    ALA activates a collagen regulating factor that is known as AP-1. This turns on enzymes that consume and digest glycation-damaged collagen. This process is vital to minimizing the aging process throughout the body.

    Alpha Lipoic Acid yields remarkably beneficial effects on our brain function and health, immune function, cardiovascular health and neuromuscular system.

    Interrupting free radical damage on several levels, this antioxidant is a powerful agent in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disease as we age. Fortifying and recycling other antioxidants that are vital to our cognitive health which can improve memory and brain function. Even supporting our blood glucose levels and insulin response.

    Mitochondrial damage is directly implicated in our aging process. By supplementing with R-Alpha Lipoic Acid you are directly targeting mitochondrial health.

    Acetyl L Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Both antioxidants have extremely powerful health benefits, combined however they are amplified even further. Supplementing with a quality Acetyl L Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid it can help rejuvenate an aging brain and maintain the healthy function of a youthful one.

    Acting directly on the mitochondria of the cell, they fight the aging process at the very cause. Removing harmful toxins, heavy metals and free radicals from within the power plant of the cell, ensuring healthy function and sufficient energy production regardless of your age.

    These nutritional supplements are probably the most effective and beneficial you could supplement in order to rejuvenate the brain, enhancing memory, cognitive function, improving mood and stress response. Whether you are over the age of 50 and already experiencing a mild cognitive impairment or simply want to maintain and enhance your youthful brains function and health.
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    Thanks Touey. I'd forgotten about ALA. Is it true that you can't take both at the same time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Thanks Touey. I'd forgotten about ALA. Is it true that you can't take both at the same time?
    Taking both together all the time... More better that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touey View Post
    Taking both together all the time... More better that way
    Na-R-ALA even more
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    Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Thanks Touey. I'd forgotten about ALA. Is it true that you can't take both at the same time?
    You can take at the same time as long as one of them is capped. BTW, go with Na-R-ALA over ALA.
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    You can def take both of these at the same time. Great suggestion of product by the way. I use them both also. They work really well together. I love them! It's been over a year now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleGauge1 View Post
    You can def take both of these at the same time. Great suggestion of product by the way. I use them both also. They work really well together. I love them! It's been over a year now.
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    Blueberries. "Brainberries" is what Steven Pratt, MD, author of Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life, calls these tasty fruits. Pratt, who is also on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., says that in animal studies researchers have found that blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Studies have also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging rats, making them mentally equivalent to much younger rats. Ann Kulze, MD, author of Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet: A Simple Plan for Permanent Weight Loss & Lifelong Vitality, recommends adding at least 1 cup of blueberries a day in any form -- fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried
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    can anyone recommend a good Na-R-ALA product? cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    can anyone recommend a good Na-R-ALA product? cheers!
    SAN do one of the better ones I've seen out there. Well priced too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnston View Post
    SAN do one of the better ones I've seen out there. Well priced too.
    Yup. I'd go with SAN or NutraPlanet. Both good quality and priced well.
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    cheers guys
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    Acetyl L Carn is effective. I've used vinpocetine and really noticed a difference, improved memory, wasn't as forgetful and just felt as though my mind was sharper and on point. Also gingko biloba is effective. All of these can be found at gncs or perhaps even a whole foods market. All cheap and effective
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    Arachidonic Acid is essential for brain development and has positive cognitive effects for many, hence its widespread use in baby formula as well its recommendation for supplemental use by many doctors who work with autism patients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    So I understand different supplements and nootropics have different effects on the brain and some can be used for specific situations. But are the essentials one should take daily to improve and maintain brain health. Fish oil is the obvious. Bacopa receives a lot of love. But anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    Arachidonic Acid is essential for brain development and has positive cognitive effects for many, hence its widespread use in baby formula as well its recommendation for supplemental use by many doctors who work with autism patients.
    The relevance in both cases is for maturation of neuronal networks. It has no relevance in healthy adults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    So I understand different supplements and nootropics have different effects on the brain and some can be used for specific situations. But are the essentials one should take daily to improve and maintain brain health. Fish oil is the obvious. Bacopa receives a lot of love. But anything else?
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