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NOW Foods has four new cognitive support supplements designed to promote brain and overall body health using a variety of nutritional sources. All supplements are manufactured without wheat, gluten, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients.
Magtein is a patented form of magnesium that can readily cross the blood–brain barrier to reach the brain. Found in leafy greens, whole grains, seeds and nuts, magnesium plays a role in bone and nervous system function, as well as protein synthesis, energy production and cardiovascular function. Studies show that in addition to supporting brain health, Magtein may facilitate learning and memory, as well as a relaxed mood. Magtein comes in vegetarian capsules, with 90 capsules in a bottle.
PQQ Energy supports cognition by assisting with mitochondrial function and scavenging free radicals. The main active ingredient in this supplement is pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), a B vitamin-like enzyme cofactor that helps to protect existing mitochondria while promoting growth of new ones. Research shows that PQQ can support the production, function and metabolism of cellular energy. These results could potentially have implications for heart health and cognitive function.
RememBRAIN is specifically formulated to support mental alertness and learning by promoting proper acetylcholine (Ach) production and activity. Ach is a neurotransmitter necessary for neurological and cognitive function, but tends to be produced less as the body ages. This supplement can also support healthy membranes and efficient nerve cell signaling.
CurcuBrain is a dietary supplement featuring Longvida branded curcumin, which is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and delivered to the rest of the body as free curcumin. Studies show this curcumin exhibits up to 65 times the bioavailability of free curcuminoids from generic curcumin. In another study, subjects taking Longvida showed significant improvement in several biological markers associated with cognitive health and healthy brain aging.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2014