Brain Protect has been formulated to help:
- Relieve inflammation
- Assist detoxification pathways
- Protect against free radical damage
- Improve immune defense
- Assist with excretion of metabolic wastes
- Enhance healthy liver function
- Support healthy digestion
- Support thyroid function
- Assist with thyroid hormone production
HydroCurc® – Curcuminoids
HydroCurc® is an innovative Turmeric extract that solves the well-documented absorbability issues of curcumin. It utilizes a patented technology called LipiSperse® to increase the bioavailability of the fat-soluble Turmeric curcuminoids. LipiSperse® allows the fat-soluble curcuminoids to freely disperse in the aqueous environment of your gastrointestinal tract, making HydroCurc® the most absorbable form of curcumin available on the market.
Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, supported by a wealth of traditional and scientific research. It posses a rare ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, allowing for direct benefit to your brain.
Setria® – Glutathione
Known as the ‘Master Antioxidant,’ glutathione is the body’s primary intracellular antioxidant. It plays a critical role in many bodily processes, including the regulation of oxidative damage, the detoxification of absorbed toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals, as well as supporting healthy immune system function.
Glutathione can regenerate other oxidized antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, extending their antioxidant properties in the body for longer.
The body produces its own glutathione using the three amino acids: glutamine, cysteine, and glycine. However, reserves get depleted by stress, toxins, poor lifestyle, and aging, often resulting in the need to supplement to maintain optimal levels.
Glutathione is most concentrated in the liver where it is involved in detoxification and elimination of metabolic waste.
Brain Protect is formulated using Setria®-Glutathione. Manufactured in Japan using a patented fermentation process that preserves bioavailability, Setria®-Glutathione has been clinically shown to increase the body’s glutathione levels when taken orally.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
A powerful herb with a wealth of traditional and scientific evidence, milk thistle is traditionally used to enhance liver health and support healthy liver cell regeneration. It acts as a liver antioxidant and free radical scavenger, protecting the liver from toxins. Milk Thistle also supports healthy gallbladder function and increases bile flow.
The liver plays an essential role in breaking down and eliminating toxins from the body. Therefore, supporting its health and function is paramount to protecting the body and brain from the harmful effects of neurotoxins and waste.
Brain Protect uses a premium milk thistle extract, standardized to the clinically researched silybins, ensuring a consistent active constituent quality in every dose.
Fermented Black Garlic (Allium sativum) – Odourless
Long consumed in South Korea and Japan for its many health benefits, black garlic comes from fermenting fresh garlic over a period of time and under controlled environmental conditions. The fermenting process changes the physicochemical properties of the fresh garlic, transforming the natural sulfur compounds into more bio-active, water-soluble, and odorless compounds that possess greater antioxidant capability.
Most notable of these antioxidant compounds are S-allyl-cysteine (SAC), biologically converted from allicin during the fermentation process. The SAC compounds provide improved stability, enhanced absorption, and increased antioxidant activity. SAC can provide antioxidant protection against a wide range of free radical species and induce the activity of endogenous antioxidant enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase.
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) – Decaffeinated
Green Tea is rich in polyphenol flavonoids called catechins. These are plant-based micronutrients packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Among the catechins contained in Green Tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is thought to be the most pharmacologically active constituent and responsible for the majority of Green Tea’s health benefits.
Green Tea has been shown to upregulate the production of an enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD breaks down superoxide radicals like those produced during phase one detoxification. Green Tea may also enhance glucuronidation—a vital process in the elimination of xenobiotics. In addition to its potent antioxidant properties, Green Tea supports healthy metabolism.
Brain Protect contains a premium decaffeinated extract of Green Tea, standardized to provide a high percentage of catechins, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant that possesses the unique ability to function as both a fat- and water-soluble antioxidant. Most other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, are either water-soluble or fat-soluble. This unique ability allows ALA to easily cross fatty cell membranes and provide antioxidant protection to both the inside and outside of cellular structures.
Often referred to as the ‘universal antioxidant,’ ALA can also regenerate other antioxidants including glutathione, vitamin C and vitamin E, extending their functional capacities in the body.
Like Curcumin, research has also demonstrated ALA’s ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, allowing it to help protect against oxidative stress in your brain.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
Vitamin C is essential to health. Unlike other animals, the human body is unable to synthesize vitamin C. Instead, suitable quantities must be consumed to facilitate all requirements.
Vitamin C is a potent water-soluble antioxidant that scavenges both oxygen and nitrogen species of free radicals. It can also help regenerate other antioxidants, such as glutathione and vitamin E.
Vitamin C helps protect you against heavy-metal toxicity and improves immune system function. It plays a crucial role in supporting collagen formation, essential for vascular elasticity, and therefore helps promote blood capillary health.
Zinc is required in the function of approximately 300 different enzymes and is fundamental to healthy growth and development. It is an antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative damage, while also contributing to healthy immune system function.
Zinc may also help protect against heavy metal toxins. Brain Protect contains Zinc citrate, an organic form of Zinc for enhanced absorption.
Iodine plays a crucial role in supporting healthy thyroid gland function and in the synthesis of thyroid hormones Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). Hormone balance is essential to Brain health and cognitive function.
Selenium plays a vital role in the synthesis of thyroid hormone Triiodothyronine (T3), which is converted from Thyroxine (T4) using selenium-dependent enzymes. It is also required for the production of several antioxidant enzymes, including glutathione peroxidase, utilized in your phase two detoxification pathway. Adequate levels of selenium are necessary to support immune system function, while also helping to protect against heavy metal toxins.
Brain Protect contains the following Amino Acids: Taurine, Methionine, Cysteine, and Glycine. These amino acids play a crucial role in supporting both phase 1 and 2 detoxification, and in the synthesis of other amino acids and compounds.