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Brain Food: Omega 3 Boosts Cognitive Performance

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

In a study of young adults, scientists from the University of Pittsburgh found that a dietary increase of Omega-3 supplements boosted working memory.

“We found that [young people] can enhance their working memory performance even further, despite their already being at the top of their cognitive game,” said Bita Moghaddam, professor of neuroscience on the team.

The researchers used n-back training to determine working memory performance prior to a 6 month period of Omega-3 supplementation.

“What was particularly interesting about the presupplementation n-back test was that it correlated positively with plasma Omega-3,” said Moghaddam. “This means that the Omega-3s they were getting from their diet already positively correlated with their working memory.”

“So many of the previous studies have been done with the elderly or people with medical conditions, leaving this unique population of young adults unaddressed,” said Matthew Muldoon, project coinvestigator and associate professor of medicine at Pitt. “But what about our highest-functioning periods? Can we help the brain achieve its full potential by adapting our healthy behaviors in our young adult life? We found that we absolutely can.”

(For anyone interested in taking an Omega-3 supplement, our colleagues at Zortho have an excellent multi-omega product Super Critical PEO.)

Brain Food: Nothing Fishy About This

Monday, January 9th, 2012
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(Not A Recommended Method)

Baked or broiled fish makes for an excellent brain food.

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that people who consumed fish on a weekly basis had better memory retention were at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in old age.

Scientists believe that the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish help increase blood flow to the brain, reduce inflammation and reduce the build up of harmful plaque which typically precedes the onset of cognitive impairment. (These benefits don’t apply to fish that is fried, a cooking process that breaks down the healthy fats.)

Using MRI scans, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh studied the brain health of 260 seniors over a period of 10 years. The study provides the first direct link between fish consumption and brain health. Participants who consumed fish at least once a week were three to five times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s symptoms than those who had little or no fish in their diets. They also maintained higher levels of grey brain matter and were five times less likely to suffer memory loss compared with those who did not eat fish regularly.

Lead researcher Dr. Cyrus Raji said that larger brain volume is closely tied to brain health. “Consuming baked or broiled fish promotes stronger neurons in the brain’s grey matter by making them larger and healthier,” Dr. Raji explained. “This simple lifestyle choice increases the brain’s resistance to Alzheimer’s disease and lowers risk for the disorder.”

Milk And Working Memory

Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Milk Your Brain

Researchers from the University of Maine recently conducted research linking milk consumption to better brain function. Regular milk or other dairy product consumption correlated to higher scores with respect to visual-spatial ability, verbal memory, working memory, reasoning ability and executive functioning.

“The reality is that dairy has many benefits in those who are not restricted from consumption for health reasons,” University of Maine psychologist/epidemiologist Merrill Elias says. “We have learned in recent years that components of dairy — calcium, whey protein, vitamin D and magnesium — may play a role in reducing levels of obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Now we know that eating dairy also is positively associated with cognitive functioning.”

(The study involved over 900 people from Maine and Syracuse.)

Brain Nutrition & Detoxification: Brain Fitness Essentials

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

mercury brain detoxificationAbout a year ago I received a call from Paul Reynolds and Declan Owens at Zortho, LLC. Before our conversation I knew very little about good brain nutrition and the impact of environmental toxins such as mercury, lead and arsenic on brain health, but by the time we’d finished I was eager to receive my first shipment of Zortho’s brain detoxification and brain nutrition supplement, ZeSol.

How could one phone call make such a difference? Paul Reynolds’ depth of knowledge and experience in researching and testing brain supplements for detoxification and brain nutrition convinced me that this subject was worth my attention. After trying ZeSol for just a few days I felt mentally sharper; it was as if a fog had been lifted that I didn’t know was there. And knowing now what environmental toxins do to our bodies and brains I can’t imagine living with a brain supplement that will remove them.

Please skip ahead to the end of this post to find out how to become a preferred customer and receive an ongoing discount on your purchases of Zortho’s brain detoxification, brain nutrition, and other health supplements. Or click here for more information on the latest news relating to brain food, brain nutrition and brain detoxification.

Here are some of the key questions I asked Paul and Declan on that first call about their work in brain detoxification and brain nutrition:

How do I know whether I have been affected by environmental toxins?

Paul and Declan chuckled. “Everyone is affected,” Paul said, “It’s a fact of life in the modern world.” Paul went on to explain that a simple urine test shows whether a person has toxins in their system. One of the top researchers into the effects of chelating agents for the past twenty years told Paul and Declan that she has yet to test someone who did not have some level of toxicity. Toxins lodge in our body’s tissue and actually destroy brain cells inhibiting our ability to function at our peak.

How do I know whether ZeSol is detoxifying and contributing to a healthy brain?

After taking a chelating agent to extract and expel the toxins, the level of toxins in the urine will increase. Paul explained that although people can go through the process of submitting pre and post samples for urine analysis, this is laborious and time consuming. He pointed out that even without such analysis the benefits of brain detoxification and brain nutrition reveal themselves by the way we feel. ZeSol’s detoxification and brain nutrition boosts the whole system.

Is ZeSol safe; how does it provide brain nutrition?

Paul explained that ZeSol incorporates microporous minerals (Zeolite, ClearEarth, Humic acid) that naturally extract and eliminate environmental toxins including heavy metals such as Mercury, Tin, Lead, Aluminum, Cadmium, and Arsenic. As a non-pharmaceutical, highly pure chelating agent, ZeSol detoxifies safely even for sensitive people and children, absorbing, neutralizing and eliminating neurotoxins and cytotoxins. Zortho‘s dietary supplements also include a broad range of trace minerals to naturally boost mineral levels as they expel the environmental toxins and reestablish a healthy balance in the body’s immune and endocrine systems.

How quickly does ZeSol’s brain nutrition and detoxification work?

ZeSol works right away, providing immediate detoxification and boosting brain nutrition within hours. People begin to feel the benefits anywhere between a few days and a couple of weeks.

How long do I take a brain detoxification and brain nutrition supplement?

I already knew the answer to this question before I asked; it’s the same answer I give to people who ask how long to keep brain training. People enjoy many of the benefits of ZeSol’s brain detoxification and brain nutrition over the short term (a few weeks or so), but ideally we should keep taking a maintenance dose on a regular basis. The toxins are still out there and it’s only by actively extracting and removing them that we’ll keep our body healthy and our brain healthy.

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Since that first call I’ve had many fascinating discussions with Paul and Declan. The thoroughness, professionalism, and integrity of their work continues to impress me. I’m therefore privileged to announce that MindSparke is now a preferred Zortho partner. Zortho supplements are available through referral only and I’m extremely pleased to be able to share our referral and our preferred partner discount with the MindSparke brain fitness community.

If you’d like to learn more and take advantage of the MindSparke preferred partner discount on Zortho’s brain detoxification, brain nutrition, and other health supplements.

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