The featured herbs are food for the brain. They include Huperzine A, PS Phosphatidyl Serine, Gotu Kola, Ginkgo Biloba, COQ10, Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 Fish Oil & Flax Seed Oil & Bee Pollen Royal Jelly.
The special nutrients and unique herbal concentrates included in Advanced Brain Formula help neurons (brain cells) maintain healthy cellular energy by promoting mitochondrial function, scavenging free radicals and promoting healthy blood circulation to the brain.
They help you stay focused, alert and functioning at peak mental capacity, while improving mood and memory.
Coenzyme Q10 is an important antioxidant that is necessary for cellular energy. It is vital for a healthy cardiac system, supporting healthy gums and helping the immune system.
A high antioxidant/low saturated fat diet pattern with a greater amount of fish, chicken, fruits, and vegetables and less red meat and dairy products is likely to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease, as well as that for heart disease and stroke.
OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
A recent Canadian study suggests a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish such as salmon and sardines, and in fish-oil capsules, can help keep Alzheimer's disease at bay. Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that a diet high in docosahexenoic acid, or DHA--an omega-3 fatty acid found in relatively high concentrations in cold-water fish - dramatically slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease in mice. Specifically, DHA cut the harmful brain plaques that mark the disease.
Brain Booster Herbal Formulas for Memory & Alertness
A team of researchers led by Bruce N. Ames, professor of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley, fed older rats two chemicals normally found in the body's cells and available as dietary supplements: acetyl-L-carnitine and an antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid.
In three articles in the February 19, 2003 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ames and his colleagues report the surprising results. Not only did the older rats do better on memory tests, they had more pep, and the energy-producing organelles in their cells worked better.
With the two supplements together, the brain looks better, they are full of energy - everything we looked at looks more like a young animal. The animals seem to have much more vigor and are much more active than animals not on this diet, signaling massive improvement to these animals' health and well-being," said researcher Tory M. Hagen. "And we also see a reversal in loss of memory. That is a dual-track improvement that is significant and unique. This is really starting to explode and move out of the realm of basic research into people."
Scientists think they have evidence that fish oil could cure mental disorders such as depression and dyslexia -- conditions increasingly common in the Western world. See the Dangers of Trans Fatty Acids.
"This really does represent a breakthrough in the managing of individual depressions," Alexandra Richardson, Senior Neuroscience Research Fellow at Britain's University of Oxford, told a seminar about depression.
"If the brain does not have the right fats, it will not be working right." The right fats to beat the blues are large amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon and mackerel.
Richardson's research found that the lack of these fats -- which are needed for the normal development and functioning of brain cells -- causes depression, autism, dyslexia and ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) in some people.
Depression became increasingly common in the 20th century and one in four people will suffer from a mental or neurological disorder during their lifetime, according to World Health Organization data.
High levels of stress, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine consumption can further decrease the levels of fatty acids, aggravating or even creating mental disorders, Richardson said.
She believes there is a link between the dramatic increase of depression and changing eating patterns in the West. "We really seem to be looking at a crisis here and it's all in the diet," she said.
In countries where people eat less fish the increase in the incidence of depression is higher than in, for instance, Japan where fish consumption remains high, Richardson said.
She said everyone could benefit from increasing their intake of Omega-3 fatty acids. "There is little too lose. There are hardly any negative side-effects, only nice cosmetic ones such as nice shiny hair, strong nails and healthy looking skin."
Ginkgo Biloba, Gotu Kola, Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly are good for improving the memory. CoenzymeQ10 is not only good for the brain, but also excellent for the heart. Many Femhealth products are good for the entire body.
The ingredients of Advanced Brain Formula by Femhealth are good for delaying the onset of dementia and Alzheimers disease and keeping the brain functioning properly. Finally, STR - Stress Concentrate helps you to relax so the mind can work better.
Yes, you can diet and still eat ice cream! Silhoutte makes some fabulous ice cream sandwiches (we recommend the mint) that are only 130 calories, with a mere 20 of those calories coming from fat. You can find them in the ice cream section of most major grocery stores (e.g. Kroger, Albertson's, Super Target, Winn Dixie, Wal-Mart). Trust us, these are really good ice cream sandwiches!
Buy, order and cook smaller portions The best way to eat less is to have less on your plate. Order and cook in smaller portions. If you're still hungry afterwards, you can always order or cook something else, but since this requires effort, you're more likely to eat less. Also, if you buy things in smaller bags, there is less to give you cravings.
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