Cognitive problems are an inevitable risk that we run when we become older. Fortunately, new research indicates that some of these factors can be controlled. The key is to maintain a steady supply of special nutrients clinically shown to support brain health. A healthy adult brain has about 100 billion nerve cells. Each cell requires specific dietary support for optimum performance. Most ageing individuals, however, unwittingly provoke deficiency of these brain nutrients by not eating eggs, red meat and cheese. These products contain vital nutrients that boost the activity of your brain.
To remedy the problem, Life Extension developed the comprehensive Cognitex® formula in 1982 for optimal support of the ageing brain. Several decades later, Cognitex® Basics offers two key compounds (difficult to obtain from a healthy diet) in a simpler and less expensive formula. This formula provides Alpha-GPC (naturally present in the cell membranes of your body) for the production of the messenger molecule acetylcholine in the brain. Proper acetylcholine function is essential to muscle control, sleep and cognition. Alpha-GPC supplementation may result in enhanced production of cell membrane components and signal transduction in the central nervous system. Due to the clinically proven brain-supporting ability, Alpha-GPC is sold as an expensive prescription drug in Europe. A daily serving of two softgels of Cognitex® Basics, though, gives you 600 mg of Alpha-GPC.
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a crucial building block of the tissues of your brain that declines as we age. That can lead to cognitive decline, which makes it essential for supporting memory and healthy nerve cell division and repair. Research shows it benefits people of all ages. In 2003 the FDA has recognized that phosphatidylserine consumption may reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. A daily dose of Cognitex® Basics provides 100 mg of phosphatidylserine.
Serving Size 1 softgel
Servings per container 30
Amount Per Serving:
|Calories from fat||5|
|Total Fat||1 g|
|Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline||250 mg|
|AuroraBlue® Wildcrafted blueberry complex||100 mg|
|[Alaska blueberry (Vaccinium alaskaense How.), Oval-leaf blueberry (Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm.), Alpine blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum L.), Dwarf bilberry (Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.)], (fruit, leaf, stem)|
Other ingredients: safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, sunflower lecithin, purified water, sorbitol, carob color, yellow beeswax, silica, maltodextrin.
AuroraBlue® is a registered trademark of Denali BioTechnologies, Inc.
Dosage and Use:
Take one (1) softgel daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
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