We have all probably experienced walking into the kitchen just to find we have no idea why we went in there, and we may just blow it off as a “senior moment”. We may brush it off as a small sign of getting older. It's totally normal... right? Nothing to worry about...or maybe not!
We Should Not Settle for “Senior moments”
In reality, there are several things that trigger memory loss:
- Brain plaques
- Tangles in the brain
The real question is: “Is there anything we can do
to better support memory health as each of us age?”
Yes! There are several things!
Let’s start with brain health.
Getting the Right Fuel For Your Brain
Did you know that the brain is about 2% of the body’s weight,
but uses 20% of its resources for energy?
The brain needs fuel just like the body needs fuel. The brain utilizes specific nutrients for fuel. Often times, we find ourselves searching for fuel mid-afternoon or looking for additional energy to make it through that post-lunch lull. This lull or lack of energy to function is often met with a cup of coffee or other stimulant like ginseng or taurine. This attempt can make the body’s stress response react and as the body tries to rid itself of the substance, this heightened response gives the body an increased level of awareness: heightened blood pressure, alertness, and actually pushes minerals out of the system. (This is why coffee is known as a diarrhetic.)
The brain uses ketones and fats as fuel. Ketones are the brain's preferred source of fuel. MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are converted in the liver to ketones. Minerals are also necessary for optimal brain health.
Dr. Tennant’s® Brain Food is designed with this in mind:
- Fuel for the brain to function
- Liver support to ensure proper detoxification in the body
- Minerals that help the brain fire and function
- No stimulants, gimmicks, or diarrhetics (caffeine)
Now that the gas is in the tank and the engine is running, let’s look at how to optimize performance.
Reducing Plaques and Tangles
Two things that have been directly associated with dementia and memory decline are amyloid B plaques and neurofibril tangles.
Imagine you’re playing a game of telephone with two cans and a string on a wire. Without interference, the connection works really well. If someone comes along and cuts the line, the connection is gone. If someone scrambles the line and interferes, the connection is not nearly as clear. This muffled connection is what can happen when plaques and tangles fill our brains.
Percepta Professional® is a professional nootropic that uses several proprietary blends that have been clinically proven to decrease brain plaques and tangles. PTI-00703® Cat’s Claw, MemorTea®, and Black Currant have been shown to work together synergistically to decrease the number of plaques and tangles exponentially when paired together. For more information on this, check out the study published in nature magazine.
Consider this product as the additional higher-octane fuel for the engine in your car. Want better performance? Give it a try and experience the change for yourself.
Inflammation Reduction is Also Key to Brain Health
Inflammation in the brain can be triggered by many things, but diet and environment play essential roles. Mercury and heavy metals are thought to be one of the larger culprits in triggering memory loss. Mercury is often stored in the kidneys and brain. (Read Article)
Fulvic Acid and Heavy Metals
Fulvic Acid is known for many things: transporting nutrients throughout the body, helping with natural detox, and working as a natural electrolyte. But maybe most importantly, Fulvic Acid works as a heavy metal chelator to help detox heavy metals from the body (and the brain).
In fact, speaking of plaques and tangles, fulvic acid also has potential neuroprotective properties. One specific study showed that fulvic acid inhibits aggregation and promotes disassembly of tau fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s disease. (Read Study)
We need fuel for the brain. We need to decrease current plaques and tangles. We also need to inhibit future growth of plaque in the brain. While this may not be the cure all for dementia or memory-associated decline, the data does show that there is significant evidence to support that decreasing inflammation, plaques, and tangles can have a radically positive impact on improving overall memory health and brain function as a whole.
Our hope is that this information can help provide some insight into the triggers and mechanisms of action for memory decline so we can all remember those precious moments just a bit longer.
It’s your body. It’s your life. Ingredients matter.
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Percepta Professional™ is a breakthrough plant-based dietary supplement that supports memory. It is believed to be the world’s first nootropic to inhibit and reduce plaques and tangles in the normal aging brain.