Brain Oils has been formulated to help:
- Support brain health
- Support cognitive function
- Promote healthy mood balance
- Promote healthy neurotransmission
- Support nervous system function
- Support cardiovascular function
- Maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Maintain healthy immune function
- Maintain healthy eye function
- Support Omega-3 requirements
AquaCelle® – (patented delivery technology)
Brain Oils has been bio-enhanced to improve the absorption of the fat-soluble ingredients. AquaCelle® is a patented, self micro-emulsifying delivery system (SMEDS), specifically designed and clinically proven to optimize the bioavailability of our fat-soluble ingredients by up to 600%. This means that a single capsule is equivalent to 6 of the same capsules without the delivery technology.
The AquaCelle® delivery technology has been developed using only natural ingredients and customized explicitly to the Brain Oils formulation, enhancing its bioavailability, and significantly improving the end value of the product.
AquaCelle® works by optimizing micelle formation, structures naturally produced in your GI tract to improve the absorption of fats and fat-soluble substances. AquaCelle®’s bio-enhancement technology has been scientifically validated by human pharmacokinetic studies supporting its clinical significance and increased active nutrient delivery into the bloodstream.
A recent single-dose, randomized, double-blind clinical study comparing the bioavailability of an AquaCelle® bio-enhanced fish oil to a standard fish oil formulation, concluded that the total EPA + DHA absorption in the AquaCelle® group was significantly higher than in the standard group, by 6.1 times (600%).
VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA DHA – Omega-3 Concentrate
Brain Oils contains the premium marine-derived omega-3 concentrate VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA, supplied by the esteemed Norwegian supplier GC Rieber. GC Rieber uses a proprietary green chemistry technology to produce its omega-3 concentrates under extremely mild, solvent-free conditions.
VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrates set the international standard in purity. They are produced using an advanced molecular distillation process that only allows for the extraction of the desired oil, leaving behind all pollutants and impurities. These include pesticides and persistent organic pollutants like DDT, DDD, DDE, dioxins, and PCBs, all known to accumulate in the body and impact wellbeing. Their concentrates are also heavy metal tested for mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
The VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrate is derived from fish oils in their triglyceride (TG) form; the form it naturally occurs in fish. This is in contrast to many mass-marketed fish oil supplements that come in the less expensive and poorly assimilated ethyl ester (EE) form. When comparing VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA to other TG form fish-oil supplements, VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA again sets the market standard, containing a minimum 90% triglyceride-bound omega-3s, a level that is up to 50% higher than the industry average.
At GC Rieber, sustainable sourcing is paramount. VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrates are produced from omega-3 rich, small fish such as sardines, anchovies, and mackerel. These fish are caught off the coast of Peru, Chile, and Morrocco in fisheries strictly regulated by fishing quotas set by governmental agencies in the respective countries. GC Rieber fish oil concentrates are sustainably harvested as per the IFFO RS standards and also have ‘Friend of the Sea’ certification.
Oxidation is a common concern with fish oil products on the market as omega-3 is prone to oxidation when subjected to air. Oxidized fish oil not only smells and tastes rancid but can also have a potentially negative impact. Totox (total oxidation) is the indicator commonly used to assess the freshness of omega-3 oils. GC Rieber calculates totox from the Anisdine and Peroxide values present in their fish oil, allowing them to measure both the current and future impact of oxygen exposure. The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED) set a maximum recommended totox level of 26. VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrates set their own higher standard with a maximum totox of only 10, providing you with confidence that Brain Oils contains only high-quality non-oxidized omega-3.
Brain Oils is formulated with a specialty DHA VIVOMEGA™ ULTRA concentrate, selected for its higher concentration of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) versus eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA is the primary structural and protective component of the brain and nerve cell membranes, as well as the light-sensitive retina layer of the eyes. The body naturally produces some DHA but not enough to support proper biochemical functioning. Supplementation with Brain Oils will help ensure that optimal DHA levels are maintained.
DHA supports brain health, cognitive function, and healthy mood balance. It is essential for cell membrane fluidity and healthy synaptic function.
Vitamin E (D-Alpha-Tocopherol)
D-Alpha-Tocopherol is the natural form of the fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin E and shown to be more bio-active in your body than other synthetic versions. The high-fat content of the brain, coupled with its sizeable mitochondrial concentration and production of ATP cellular energy, make it highly susceptible to oxidative damage and therefore the need for antioxidant protection.
As an antioxidant, vitamin E is an efficient scavenger of lipid peroxyl radicals. Once utilized for its antioxidant properties, vitamin E can be regenerated to its former glory by other nutrients such as CoQ10 and vitamin C, extending its antioxidant benefits.
Vitamin E promotes healthy cardiovascular, immune, and skin health. It may also help in the maintenance of normal healthy LDL:HDL cholesterol ratio.
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
Brain Oils contains the fat-soluble vitamin D3, the same bio-active natural form of vitamin D that the body makes from sunlight. Vitamin D receptors are widespread throughout your brain and central nervous system and are well known to interact with enzymes involved with the synthesis of neurotransmitters. A deficiency of vitamin D has been linked to mental health disorders, age-related neurodegenerative diseases, and cognitive impairment.
Vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for healthy bones and teeth, helping to maintain bone density and strength. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function, helping to maintain muscle strength. It also contributes to the healthy function of the immune system.
Beta-carotene is the red/orange carotenoid pigment found in many fruit and vegetables. In addition to its potent antioxidant properties, the body naturally converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. This conversion happens at a rate regulated by the body’s vitamin A requirements, minimizing the potential toxic risk associated with over supplementing straight vitamin A.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient essential for healthy skin, vision, and brain function. It is also required for the maintenance of healthy mucous membrane structures.