Clinical Cognition (60 capsules)
CLINICAL COGNITION™ Ultimate Memory Aid ©
While poor mental function is considered to only affect the elderly, mental decline can begin much earlier in life, from a variety of causes. These causes include neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease Cerebrovascular disease and senescent changes in the brain and nervous system but impairments in mental agility can vary greatly from episodes of simple forgetfulness or “blocking of thoughts”, through to complete states of mental vegetation or dementia. The elderly population is exploding in numbers in Western society. Up to one in four of these elite citizens suffer from varying degrees of poor brain function. Although these diseases as well as general cognitive decline are commonly viewed as an inevitable consequence of old age, there are, in fact, several natural first-line options that can be exercised to maintain “cognitive vitality” (good brain function).
There are many risk factors for poor brain function. The risks include:
- cardiovascular disease
- chronic stress poor diet
- lack of both physical and “brain” exercises
- head injury of various types
An increasingly common type of “mental cloudiness” is being experienced by people who severely restrict dietary carbohydrate intake to lose weight. Mental fuzziness occurs during low-carb diets because the simple sugar (glucose) is the principal source of fuel for the brain cells. Population studies show that diets high in saturated fats and low in Omega-3 fatty acids (which are commonly found in fish oil) may contribute to cognitive decline. It is important for anyone seeking cardiovascular and brain health to consider increasing the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in their diets by eating fish and/or by taking high quality fish oil supplements.
While some interventions for improving brain function are obvious, others are so obvious that are often overlooked. Sleep deprivation, for example, causes both physical and mental disability, largely because it disturbs biological rhythms, affects cognitive function and causes hormone imbalances. Physical exercise also confers benefits on general body health and mental function. The type and amount of exercise required for health in mature people does not have to be strenuous and will differ greatly by individual, but it should be undertaken on a regular basis.
While the body needs to be exercised and kept in peak condition, the brain requires “exercise” by activity that challenges thought processes. Games such as chess, crossword puzzles or simple arts and crafts can serve as “mind exercises.” In fact, there are studies showing that people who engage in these types of activities “mind exercises” were more than two and one half times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Dietary supplements are commonly used in conjunction with these aforementioned positive lifestyle exercises as a first line natural approach to the nutritional support of healthy cognitive function. The idea that single supplements or natural substances can support the complex structures and functions of the brain is nonsensical. CLINICAL COGNITION™ is a complex combination of brain supporting nutrients that have an evidence base for nutritional support of the central nervous system. CLINICAL COGNITION™ supports brain function with:
- N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI
- Alpha GPC
- Turmeric Root
- Green Tea
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Phosphatidyl Serine
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B1
CLINICAL COGNITION™ is an evidence-based, synergistic formulation of brain and nervous tissue specific nutraceuticals with antioxidants, natural anti-inflammatory com- pounds and high quality specific phospholipid nutrients with prominent protomorphogenic properties. This synergistic formulation is the quintessential complete neuron-supporting nutraceutical system.
There is no intention in this description of CLINICAL COGNITION™ to talk about disease treatment or prevention.