Recent clincial research has demonstrated that berry fruits can prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and improve motor and cognitive functions.
Regular flavonoid rich fruit intake is associated with delayed Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ischemic diseases and aging effects (Subash, 2014).
Therapeutic Food recipe to support motor and cognitive function:
- Blueberry Extract: 1-4 capsules daily
- Phyto Power: 2-4 capsules daily
- High ORAC Synbiotic: 1-4 capsule daily
The berry fruits are not only powerful broad spectrum antioxidants, but also are hormetic by nature (hormone like), capable of modulating metabolic and signaling pathways involved in inflammantory reactions, cell survival, neurotransmission and enhancing neuroplasticity.
Blueberry Extract contains pure anthocyanin extract from Vaccinium corymbosum– a North American blueberry cultivar with an exceptionally broad spectrum of anthocyanins. It takes us 80 pounds of blueberries to get one pound of this precious and very potent extract.
Blueberries are rich in phytochemicals such as anthocyanin, chlorogenic acid, catechin, quercetin, kaempferol, and tannins. Chlorogenic acid for example crosses the blood-brain barrier and through hydrolysis converts to caffeic acid, the most potent of all antioxidants for neutralizings the fires of oxidations in the brain.
Phyto Power contains three species of wildcrafted Alaskan Rosehips (the whole fruit and seeds), four species of wildcrafted dandelions (aerial parts 90% w/w, roots 10% w/w and flower), and four species of wildcrafted blueberry (fruit >95% w/w and leave and stems < 5% w/w).
Cerebral deposition of amyloid B-peptide in the brain is an invariant feature of Alzheimer’s Disease. A consistent protective effect of polyphenols consumption on AD has been documented by epidemiological studies (Ono, 2003). The polyphenolics involved were myricetin, morin, quercetin, kaempferol, catechin and epicatechins—all of which are the high actives in Phyto Power‘s rose hips, blueberries, and dandelion.
Akiyama et al. (2000) looked at how inflammation fits into the overall framework of AD pathology and determined that virtually all the cytokines and chemokines that have been studied in AD including IL-1beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-8, COX-2, etc. are up-regulated in AD; and that AD patients should significantly benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment.
Read more on AD and Phyto Power support by clicking on the link above.
High ORAC Synbiotic contains 20 billion of probiotic (L. acidophilus, B.longum) plus blueberry extract, grape and grape seed extract, raspberry and raspberry seed extract, cranberry, strawberry, prune, tart cherry and wild bilberry extract plus 250mg inulin.
The gut has been called the second brain for a good reason. With a population of 100 million nerves in the enteric nervous system, there is more neuronal tissue in the gut than in the spinal cord. The digestive tract is the Port of Entry into our body via the food we put into our mouth. The gut has 100 trillion luminal microbes, and hence, it is the frontline of our body’s communication with the outside world. The commensal gut microbiota influences systemic immune response, with recent research showing a causive effect on various neural tissues. Much literature is now focused on the connection between microbiota and pain and cognition, illnesses such as MS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease (Catanzaro, et al., 2015). High ORAC Synbiotic supports the health of microbiota. Read more by clicking on the link above.
- Akiyama et al. (2000). Inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol Aging; 21(3): 383-421.
- Carey et al. (2014). Blueberry supplementation improves memory in middle-aged mice fed a high-fat diet. J Agric Food Chem; 62: 3972-3978.
- Catanzaro et al. (2015). The gut microbiota and its correlations with the central nervous system disorders. Panminerva Med; 57(3): 127-43.
- Ono et al. (2003). Potent Anti-amyloidogenic and fibril-destabilizing effects of polyphenols in vitro: Implications for the prevention and therapeutics of Alzheimer’s isease. J Neurochem; 87: 172-181
- Stratheam et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of anthocyanin-and proanthocyanidin-rich extracts in cellular models of Parkinson’s diseases. Brian Res; 1555: 60-77.
- Subash et al. (2014). Neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases. Neural Regeneration Research; 9(16): 1557-1566.
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.