Berries for Life BerrySmart Supports Brain Health - 60 Capsules
Berries for Life BerrySmart Supports Brain Health. Dark berries are smart berries. Brain health constitutes everything from remembering where you put your car keys to delaying diseases of the aging brain. The anthocyanins and phytonutrients in certain berries have shown great promise in numerous studies of brain health.
This is your brain on berries.
The most complex biological structure known needs your help to stay healthy, as all BerrySmart brainiacs realize. Research shows the ability of blueberry anthocyanins to enhance memory, cognition, and motor skills. Coupled with the vascular support properties of aroniaberry to ensure proper circulation of nutrients to the brain as well as other scientifically-validated ingredients, the ingredients in this formulation have been shown to:
- Support cognitive and motor function.
- Possess considerable antioxidant activity.
- Support memory.
- Make up part of the protective lipid bilayer of the brain.
- Serve as a phospholipid that is necessary for optimal brain function.
In each daily serving, you get:
BerrySmart Plus – a premium blend of berry ingredients that have been shown in studies to support cognition, memory, and motor function, and combat free radical buildup that leads to premature brain aging.
DHA – an essential omega 3 fatty acid that makes up part of the protective lipid bi-layer of the brain. DHA deficiencies are associated with cognitive decline and most Americans are not getting enough through diet alone.
Phosphatidylserine – a key phospholipid in the brain that is essential for normal function and has been linked to a delay in mental impairment.
Ginkgo biloba – the heavily studied herb that some studies suggest can improve memory and delay the onset of cognitive decline.
Berries For Life takes pride in meticulously formulating all products and determining the amounts per serving based on extensive research showing the health benefits of each ingredient
BerrySmart combines a premium blend of berry phytonutrients and other scientifically-substantiated ingredients to create a well-rounded brain support product that will help maintain optimal brain function from multiple angles.
About the ingredients
Blueberry has been widely-studied for the past decade for its anti-aging and brain support properties, with notable research coming out of the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Specifically, Tufts researchers documented the ability of blueberry anthocyanins to cross the blood-brain barrier and enhance memory, cognition, and motor skills. BerrySmart is packed with a standardized blueberry extract to deliver brain-supporting blueberry anthocyanins. This is coupled with the vascular-support properties of aroniaberry to ensure proper circulation of nutrients to the brain.
DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that which makes up 60% of the constituent components of the lipid bilayer in the brain. It is essential for the proper functioning of our brains as adults, and for the development of our nervous system and visual abilities during the first 6 months of life. A deficiency in DHA is associated with cognitive decline. Our bodies naturally produce small amounts of DHA, but we must get the amounts we need from our diet or supplements. Most people in the Western world do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. BerrySmart includes the high quality algae source of DHA to provide a vegetarian-friendly dose of DHA to help fill the gap of your daily need for optimal brain health.
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid that is typically derived from soy lecithin and is one of the major structural components in many biological membranes. PS is also involved in the production of the "memory" neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Numerous clinical studies show the ability of PS to protect against age-associated cognitive decline and maintain healthy brain function, but the normal diet provides an insufficient amount of PS; hence the need for supplementation. BerrySmart includes a high-potency soy-derived extract to deliver an efficacious maintenance dose that can safely be taken over time.
Ginkgo biloba is the oldest living tree species and has acquired quite a following as a memory-enhancing herb due to its antioxidant and circulation-stimulating properties. Modern research has focused on the standardized Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) standardized to 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpenoids, which is prepared from the dried green leaves. BerrySmart includes the dosage of GBE used in actual clinical studies of brain support benefits.
Traditional wisdom and now modern research recognize the health benefits of dark berry antioxidants.
Among fruits, dark berries contain high levels of diverse phytonutrients known as polyphenols. Polyphenols are a large family of natural phytonutrients widely distributed in plant foods. They are characterized by the presence of more than one phenol unit per molecule. Flavonoids (or "bioflavonoids") make up an important subcategory of polyphenols that exhibit potent antioxidant activity. Many health promoting effects are attributed to flavonoids. Anthocyanins, with their incredible antioxidant and health-promoting potential, are one of the most widely-studied flavonoid categories. Anthocyanins are the water-soluble pigments responsible for the dark red-purple color found in fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The darker the berry, the more anthocyanins that are present.
Berries for Life only concentrates on dark berries because dark berries concentrate the antioxidants.
Dark Berries are Better Berries
All berry phytonutrients are beneficial. But they are not all equal. At Berries for Life, they are here for only one reason, and that is to concentrate on the best of the best nutrients.
A significant number of studies have shown that dark berry antioxidants (such as anthocyanins) are beneficial for cardiovascular health, reducing age-associated oxidative stress, improving neuronal and cognitive brain function as well as ocular health, and protecting genomic integrity. In addition, dark berry antioxidants have been shown to enhance the immune system and help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
What Makes Their Berry Antioxidant Supplements Better?
They base their products on extensive research showing the health benefits of dark berry antioxidants. Their supplements are scientifically-documented, well-formulated, and of the highest-potency, featuring dark berries like aroniaberry, elderberry, black currant, blueberry, and cranberry.
Their extracts come from the highest quality raw materials grown from specially cultivated crops and they use independent lab testing to guarantee the level of active dark berry phytonutrients. You can be assured you are buying an all-natural premium product that maintains consistent levels of activity and bioavailability.