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Brain Shield 60 vcaps @ 300 mg Gastrodin

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Your brain is under constant onslaught from environmental  and stress-related challenges, as well as normal aging processes.1,2 Fortunately, our brain cells have built-in, self-healing systems that provide natural defenses against these  ongoing threats.3 Even more remarkable, molecular science is  revealing that the human brain has the capacity to preserve the neurons involved in  brain remodeling (plasticity).3

Scientists in China and Singapore have found that gastrodin, a compound typically  derived from a traditional Chinese orchid (Gastrodia elata), provides  powerful support for the brain's normal defenses and regenerative mechanisms.4-7 To make these benefits available to members, Life Extension® introduces Brain  Shield®, providing 300 mg of  gastrodin in each capsule for maximum brain support.

Recent studies confirm that the gastrodin in Brain Shield®  is one of the most powerful compounds for supporting healthy brain function at  any age. Gastrodin works by the  following mechanisms:

  • To retain normal function, the aging brain relies on  adequate blood flow to get  sufficient oxygen and fuel.8 It has been repeatedly shown that  formulas containing gastrodin beneficially  support normal, healthy levels of brain blood flow in both animals and in  humans.6,7
  •       The body maintains a delicate balance of neurotransmitters, such as GABA, which  is of tremendous importance to healthy brain function. Studies show that alone  or in combination the active compounds in gastrodia help maintain healthy levels of vital neurotransmitters  in those whose levels are already within the normal range.9-11
  • With aging,  short-term memory function is  often impaired. Studies show that gastrodin  and other active constituents help support the healthy body's normal  defenses against the mild memory problems associated with aging.12
  • Scientists have shown that the breakdown metabolites of gastrodin help provide support against  the normal stress and tension of daily life.13,14
  • And Brain Shield®  helps alleviate the occasional cranial  pain associated with daily life.15

Those seeking maximum benefit should start with one 300 mg capsule of Brain Shield® taken twice daily.16 After thirty days, one Brain Shield®  (gastrodin) capsule daily may be sufficient based upon the experience of  gastrodin as an over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical agent. Those taking  Cognitex® are obtaining 50 mg of  gastrodin in the daily dose along with complimentary nutrients. As additional  research continues on gastrodin, better clarification on optimal dosing for a  wide range of neurovascular and neuroinflammatory conditions should be  available.

References     1. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/neurotoxicity/neurotoxicity.htm . Accessed August 16, 2013.     2. Biochim Biophys  Acta. 2009 May;1792(5):432-43.     3. Dialogues Clin  Neurosci. 2013 Mar;15(1):67-76.     4. Neurochem Int. 2012  Jun;60(8):827-36.     5. Int J Biochem  Mol Biol. 2012;3(2):219-41.     6. J Pharm  Pharmacol. 1997 Nov;49(11):1162-4.     7. J Tradit Chin  Med. 1997 Dec;17(4):299-303     8. Neurobiol  Aging. 2012 May;33(5):1004.e1-16.     9. Zhongguo Zhong  Yao Za Zhi. 2004 Nov; 9(11): 1061-5.     10. Brain Res. 2007 Nov 21;1181:130-41.     11. J Neurosci Res. 2003 Feb 15;71(4):534-43.     12. J Ethnopharmacol. 1997 Mar;56(1):45-54.     13. Biol Pharm Bull. 2006 Feb;29(2):261-5.     14. China Prac Med. 2010 Aug;5(23):160-1.     15. Yao Xue Xue Bao. 2011 Dec;46(12):1451-6.     16. J Tianjin Pharmacy. 2005-06.
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate)

20 mg

Brain Shield™ Gastrodin

300 mg

Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, silica, vegetable stearate.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule twice daily with or   without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

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