Brain Function & Structure Nutrients & Vitamins
As we age it's not just our skin which needs to be looked after, there's another organ which needs to be looked after too
- the brain.
Highly vulnerable to damage by inflammation, the brain needs plenty of nutrients to stay protected and nourished. Although these nutrients can be obtained from a nutrient-packed diet, the typical western diet often does not fulfill this.
MetaTonic®, CogniFit® & MetaZen® | Brand New Supplements for Brain Health
Introducing the latest additions to our range of supplements - MetaTonic, CogniFit & MetaZen - supplements to help to keep your brain health working in top condition. Specifically designed to target different areas of brain health, these supplements contain high levels of important nutrients which have been shown to support the brain.
Multi-Nutrient Formula with Ginkgo, Green Tea, Citicoline, and DHA for Normal Brain Function. Features a range of B vitamins - B1, B6, B12 and folate which support normal psychological function.
Contains the active, body-ready forms of B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate), B12 (methylcobalamin) and folate (5-MTHF). Provides zinc, which supports normal cognitive function, in the form of bisglycinate, a very well-absorbed form.
Provides vitamin D3, the preferred form of vitamin D as it is the same form made by the skin in response to sunlight. Each capsules provides 1000iu D3. Provides vitamin E, which helps to protect cells, including the cells in the brain, from oxidative damage.
Provides docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), to support normal brain function. Contains 250mg DHA per capsule, the amount needed daily to support the brain.
Provides citicoline as COGNIZIN®, a clinically studied form of citicoline, a naturally occuring nutrient found in the brain. It increases phosphatidylcholine, which is critical for healthy brain function.
Contains curcuminoids from turmeric extract. Turmeric supports the functioning of the nervous system. Contains Ginkgo biloba extract, standardised to ginkgo glycosides and terpene lactones, the active components in Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo may help to support the maintenance of cognitive function and memory. Also contains green tea extract (Camellia sinensis), which may support concentration and learning.
Vegetarian Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Tyrosine & Rhodiola Formula with Folate for Psychological Function & Reduction of Fatigue
MetaTonic® features l-tyrosine, an amino acid that is involved in the synthesis of dopamine. Low levels of dopamine may be associated with fatigue, a lack of motivation, problems with learning and memory and the inability to experience pleasure. Provides body-ready folate as Metafolin® (5-MTHF), which contributes to normal psychological function.
Acetyl-l-carnitine is an amino acid which helps the body convert fat into energy. Acetyl-l-carnitine is the preferred form for brain and nervous system support as the acetyl group allows it to readily cross the blood brain barrier, meaning it supports not only physical energy but mental energy too.
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is a powerful and fast-acting adaptogenic herb that has been used traditionally for centuries. Based on traditional use, it is thought to contribute to normal blood circulation which in turn is associated with cognitive performance and reactivity. Rhodiola may also support the nervous system.
The Rhodiola in MetaTonic® is standardised to the active components rosavin and salidroside. Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb, put simply, it means that it helps the body to “adapt”, particularly when under pressure. Siberian Ginseng has an extensive traditional use and may be helpful for those who are experiencing weakness and tiredness, for those who may be recovering from illness, and for those who feel like they need more physical and mental energy. It may also contribute to improved cognitive and mental performance.
Vegan and Vegetarian Tryptophan & Saffron Formula with Folate & Magnesium for Psychological Function
This targeted formula for psychological function provides l-tryptophan, an essential amino acid important for the synthesis of serotonin. An imbalance in serotonin may influence mood and happiness levels.
Provides body-ready folate as Metafolin® (5MTHF), and magnesium as glycerophosphate. Folate and magnesium both contribute to normal psychological function. Low magnesium status may be associated with irritability or confusion.
Magnesium is also essential for our normal psychological function. Did you know that low magnesium status may be associated with irritability or confusion? Magnesium is such an important mineral, it is involved in literally hundreds of reactions within the body. It is known as “nature’s tranquilliser” as it has a calming effect on the muscles and the nervous system. It is therefore of utmost importance to maintain adequate magnesium levels. Magnesium glycerophosphate is a very well-absorbed form of magnesium that is also gentle on the GI tract.
Contains saffron extract (Crocus sativus), standardised to safranal. Saffron has been used traditionally to support a healthy mood balance and more recently has been subject to clinical trials, with exciting results, showing that it may support relaxation and positive mood.
Brain Health Questionnaire
We also have a questionnaire available which will help you to evaluate your patients symptoms and allow you to decide which formula(s) are best for each individual client. The questionnaire contains two sets of 13 questions, and is designed to examine whether an individual may have more of a requirement for dopamine-supporting nutrients, or serotonin-supporting nutrients, or both. We suggest that CogniFit® is used in all situations, as it helps to support brain structure and supports inflammation with ingredients such as omega-3.
If you'd like a questionnaire pad, please call 0800 043 5777
Brain Health Range Testimonial
We love to hear about the impact that our products can have on your daily lives. Here's how Carole got on with CogniFit® and MetaTonic®...
" I have taken anti-depressants for the last 18 years. In recent years I have had little energy or motivation and tasks have all been chores. I have also been low on Vitamin D and B12. I started to take one a day of Nutri Advanced Cognifit® + MetaTonic 4 weeks ago, on advice from my practitioner. This was in an effort to address the effects that the anti-depressant medication may have had on my dopamine levels. On day 7 I started to feel slightly better and by day 11 I felt significantly more motivated and energetic. I was functioning ‘normally’ for the first time in a long time. I didn’t feel as down as usual and I found it easier to complete tasks without the usual stress and fatigue. This lasted for about 5 days. After that I had another week of feeling back to square one but with occasional surges of energy which gave me hope that the supplements were taking effect after all. I then increased the MetaTonic to 2 a day and since then I have felt consistently better. I feel less dopey, less down and much more cheerful."