RIAVITA flaMEMO – a wide range of herbal ingredients to support healthy brain function, condensed into 1×3 capsules a day. So you don’t have to remember to take pills from 12 different products to stimulate your memory and keep your brain young and healthy. But what are these?
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What is needed for a healthy nervous system?
The brain is the central controller of the entire body, directing all activities from thoughts to actions, with more than 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) closely interconnected with each other.1 Depending on age, nutrition, and lifestyle, the number of nerve cells decreases, and we may lose 50,000-85,000 brain cells daily, resulting in memory decline, less alertness, and reduced learning and work efficiency. To maintain the youth and health of the brain, pay attention to the following 4 factors:
Reducing Free Radicals
These “molecular bombs” damage the body’s healthy cells. Free radicals particularly target unsaturated lipids, which are abundant in the membranes of nerve cells, so they attack and damage nerve cells to the greatest extent. Each nerve cell experiences more than 10,000 attacks daily, and after the age of 75, we lose 10% of our nerve cells. Those who consume a lot of alcohol, smoke, are stressed, or live or work in polluted environments with many toxic chemicals experience damage and aging of their nervous system earlier.
To reduce free radicals, intake of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoids, which can be found in vegetables and fruits like green tea, cocoa, and turmeric, is vital.
Brain Blood Flow
This is an extremely important factor that ensures nerve cells receive adequate oxygen and nutrients for their function. Individuals with atherosclerosis due to diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and blood pressure are more prone to narrowing and blockage of blood vessels, leading to the sequential death of nerve cells. In stroke patients, the lack of local brain blood supply can cause the loss of 120 million nerve cells per hour, meaning their brains age 3.6 years.
Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy diet by limiting sugar and saturated fats, engage in appropriate exercise, and consider incorporating blood circulation-improving herbs into your daily diet. Ginkgo biloba, which contains flavon glycosides, and Pycnogenol found in the bark of Mediterranean coastal pines are among the best herbs for improving brain blood circulation and protection against blood clots and strokes.
The energy-producing organelle of cells, the mitochondria, converts nutrients into energy with the help of a coenzyme called NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). As the years pass, especially after the age of 30, NAD+ levels decrease, leading to fatigue, particularly in energy-deficient nerve cells that operate more slowly, reducing quick thinking, learning ability, and memory. NADH is a substance that helps the brain increase cell energy, allowing it to function better and become more alert.
Vitamin B6 assists in the energy conversion of amino acids, fats, and carbohydrates, which the body needs, thus ensuring a better-functioning nervous system.
Additionally, the main component of panax ginseng, ginsenosides, increases ATP production – the primary energy source for cells, helping the brain become more alert and sharp.10
Nervous System Stimulation
Occasionally, we may feel less alert, drowsy, or down, which is due to adenosine, a substance produced during the body’s functioning that binds to nerve cell receptors and sends a signal to the brain to rest. This inhibits stimulating substances in the nervous system, such as dopamine and norepinephrine, making a person slow, sluggish, and sleepy.
To keep the body alert, it is advisable to use a moderate amount of caffeine (found in guarana seeds and coffee), theophylline (found in green tea), and theobromine (found in chocolate). By binding to adenosine receptors, these substances block the rest signal transmission, making the brain more alert, while the release of adrenaline and dopamine increases vitality, good mood, and optimism.
Reducing stress and anxiety is also an important factor for nervous system health, and L-theanine (found in green tea) is believed to reduce stress and anxiety by inhibiting excessive stimulation of nerve cells. It also increases the production of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter with a natural calming effect, helping relaxation and good sleep.
Herbs and Supplements for a healthy brain
In summary, the following herbs and supplements are needed for healthy brain function:
- Vitamin C, Vitamin E, selenium, and flavonoids found in GREEN TEA, COCOA, and TURMERIC to reduce free radicals
- GINKGO BILOBA and MARITIME PINE BARK to improve blood circulation
- NADH, Vitamin B6, and RED GINSENG to increase cellular energy
- GUARANA, TEA, Coffee, COCOA, and L-Theanine for increased alertness, vitality, stress, and anxiety reduction.
Do you need to use 12 different brain supplements?
Of course not. RIAVITA flaMEMO is made using the aforementioned ingredients, harnessing the beneficial effects of herbs to support healthy brain function.