NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula - 120 Tablets
NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula is a master formula that will provide vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and other nutrients that are important for good brain nutrition. NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula was designed to be used with a multiple vitamin/mineral formula or a very well balanced diet. NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula is a highly specialized formula that delivers nutrients that may not be generally available even with a balanced diet, multiple, or additional supplementation. NuNaturals recommends Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula for most people to use on a daily basis.
Benefits Using The Mental Energy Formula
NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula provides the nutritional building blocks that your brain uses to help make the connections that help you think and create at your best. These nutritionals also help manage your mood and increase your sense of well-being. Fight those afternoon lows with NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula. NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula works so much better than coffee to fight mental and physical fatigue Thirty to sixty minutes after taking NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula, your concentration and focus will greatly improve. You will be highly motivated to get the rest of your day’s work done. Use NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula everyday to keep your brain operating at peak performance. Over time NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula will build to help you stay focused and mentally sharp.
Why Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula Works
Brain Foods: Nutrients Really Help!
NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula provides nutrients that help in the production and release of neurotransmitters. The nutrients also help protect cells from free radical damage. They enhance blood flow to the brain and help decrease stress.
Ginkgo supports circulation in the brain, promotes mental function and memory as well as acting as a antioxidant for cell protection.
Huperzine-A is a moss extract that has the ability to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine - a chemical in the brain that plays a substantial role in cognitive clarity and memory function.
Vinpocetine is a derivative of vincamine, a key component of the Lesser Periwinkle plant. Research suggests vinpocetine may improve cognitive performance and short-term memory loss associated with stress or aging. Animal studies have shown that vinpocetine significantly increases blood circulation especially to the brain. Vinpocetine supports brain metabolism by increasing cerebral synthesis of ATP. By improving utilization of oxygen, vinpocetine helps "energize" the brain. Vinpocetine also helps with the synthesis of several neurotransmitters responsible for brain functions such as memory recall, focus and mood.
Amino acids help synthesize neurotransmitters in the brain, and are key to ensuring that nerve synapses are accurate and consistent. The amino acids in The Mental Energy Formula are especially important for brain performance.
Gamma-amino-butyric-acid (GABA), present in almost half of the brain's nerve synapses. GABA, a neurotransmitter, can prevent stress and anxiety when present at normal levels in the brain.
Glutamine is converted in the brain to glutamic acid, used by neurons as fuel. It can also decrease ammonia in the brain to boost clarity and mental acuity.
Taurine is essential for proper brain development. Deficiencies have been associated with mood swings and symptoms of depression.
Tyrosine induces short-term adrenaline hormones, helps regulate mood, can improve memory and alertness, and may treat chronic fatigue. Tyrosine combines with Vitamins C and B6 in Mental Energy to help form norepherine, ephedrine and dopamine. These are two neurotransmitters critical for proper brain function. These chemical messengers promote mental acuity and alertness. Increased levels of these neurotransmitters can affect mood and behavior, fostering a tendency to think more quickly and react more rapidly.
The vitamins and minerals in NuNaturals Mental Energy Multi-Nutritional Formula play a critical role in both helping other nutrients to work and independently to help the brain function well.
B1 (thiamine) helps convert glucose to energy. It also mimics acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter involved in memory) and plays a role in brain functions related to memory and cognition. Chronic, heavy alcohol consumption can cause a thiamine deficiency resulting in Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a disease marked by mental confusion. Severe thiamine deficiency leads to beriberi, a disease characterized by weakness, wasting, nerve inflammation and numbness of the hands and feet. A recent study shows that high-dose thiamine supplementation (3-8 g/day) may actually decrease the deleterious effects of senility Thiamine supplementation also appears to elevate mood. In another study, 120 young women took either placebo or 50 mg thiamine daily for two months. Before-and-after tests assessed mood, memory and reaction times. Women who took the thiamine supplements reported feeling significantly more clearheaded, composed and energetic.
B3 (niacin) enhances the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. It is also vital to the formation and maintenance of many tissues, including nerve tissue. A severe niacin deficiency produces pellagra, a disease characterized by the three Ds: dermatitis, diarrhea and dementia. B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of amino acid-derived neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine.
B6 deficiency can cause many ailments including slow learning and visual disturbances. Low levels of this vitamin may also provoke epileptic seizures in people prone to them. B12 (cobalamin) plays an important role in the formation of the myelin sheath around nerve fibers. It also helps the body transport and store folic acid. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause pernicious anemia, nerve dysfunction (weakness, poor reflexes and strange sensations in the arms and legs) and impaired mental activity. It has also been linked to depression, especially in the elderly.
Choline, a component of lecithin, is critical to memory, learning and mental alertness. Manufacture of cell membranes and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine depend on it. Choline helps increase the amount of acetylcholine in the memory circuits of the temporal lobe. Although supplemental choline improves memory performance in younger people, it has failed to consistently help elderly adults who already suffer from memory loss or Alzheimer's disease.
Calcium and magnesium regulate nerve impulses and aid in the formation of neurotransmitters.
How the Brain Works
Our brains are small but incredibly complex. There are over 100 billion cells that make up the brain. Most of these are called neurons. They function as off/on switches. When these switches are turned on it is like the wiring in a house, it shoots an electrical impulse down a wire and turns on the light. The wires in your house can be compared to axons in the brain. At the end of the axon, a chemical is released, which then travels across a gap, called a synapse, and triggers another neuron to send a message. These chemicals are called transmitters, and include epinephrine, nor-epinephrine and dopamine.
The brain is like a team. Think of each of the parts of the brain as a player. If one of the players drops out of the game, the team’s performance greatly suffers.
Millions of pieces of information are feeding into the brain at any given moment. Sensations, such as cold, pain and heat, are transmitted to the brain through the spinal cord. This information enters from the spinal cord at the base of the brain and through the middle of the brain, where it branches out and travels to the surface of the brain. This information is then sent to the right or the left hemisphere of the brain. The right hemisphere deals mostly with visual activities, and organizes information: The left hemisphere is more analytical: it takes the information from the right hemisphere and analyzes it.
The Overworked Brain: How Stress Affects Brain Performance
Why do certain mental functions begin to decline?
The brain, like other organs, depends on an adequate and steady supply of blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients to its hungry cells. As we age, the brain begins to lose function, and memory and concentration can be affected by age even as early as the mid-40s. There are many reasons, but one of the main reasons is due to decreased circulation. The brain needs a constant flow of blood to the brain to deliver nutrients and oxygen as well as take waste materials away from the brain. Because the brain has a high concentration of fatty tissue, it's more susceptible to damage from free radicals. And as we age, the flexible membranes of the brain cells can become rigid, interfering with the smooth flow of information.
The other factor that adversely affects the brain is stress. This has a major impact on memory, mental sharpness and the healthy function of the brain. Under stress, the body becomes depleted of nutrients that impact cognitive function.
When we are under stress, the nervous system becomes agitated. The neurotransmitters in the brain don't function properly. This affects memory, focus, mental acuity and alertness. The neurons in the brain when over-loaded, shut down partially or don't function properly.
Stress also releases certain substances that can further diminish brain function. Stress may create an imbalance of cortisol in the body. Increased cortisol levels lead to depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia and memory problems.