PLANT POWERED BRAIN FOOD
Brainzyme® Focus brain food supplements are designed to improve focus, mood, memory and give a 100% natural energy boost. The fast-acting capsules are easily absorbed to help you achieve ‘flow state’, which allows you to work efficiently without becoming distracted or feeling under pressure. There are three products in the Brainzyme Focus ® range: Original, Pro and Elite. How do they differ?
Focus Original™ helps you focus and feel calm. It combines Guarana and Choline nootropic components including L-Theanine, EGCG and Polyphenols with a Brainzyme® blend of B-vitamins and minerals to support your body and brain. In short, it may help you get more done!
Focus Pro™ great for boosting motivation and giving additional memory support. 20 active ingredients include high levels of L-Theanine, EGCG and Polyphenols to help you focus on the task in hand, Guarana to keep fatigue at bay while allowing you to maintain alertness, Choline for brain function, Ginkgo Biloba to help support memory and increase blood flow to the brain while delivering vital oxygen to improve brain power.
[note: after only a week of trying these supplements, my energy levels have increased and I do not tire as easily as before.]
Focus Elite™ Enhances mood, helps memory, boosts focus levels whilst relieving stress. Jam packed with nutrients to support long-term brain health, it utilises Panax Ginseng to invigorate brain and body while supporting social functioning and mood. It also has Guarana, Ginkgo Biloba, Choline and Curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. L. Acidophilus, a live culture, is included as scientists increasingly find more links between gut health and brain performance. Acetyl L-Carnitine, a mitochondrial energy optimiser,supports energy production at the cellular level.
[note: when I take these Elite supplements, I find I am able to concentrate more easily without my mind racing off in several different directions at once which it normally tends to do!]
Brainzyme® Focus supplements are available from www.brainzyme.com
They cost £18 for a month's supply (60 capsules) of Original, £29 for Pro and £47 for Elite.
Brainzyme® was launched in 2016 by Edinburgh company Better Nutritional Science Ltd. as the UK's first ‘natural nootropic’ to help support brain function. Brainzyme’s brain food supplements contain plant-powered ingredients, vitamins and minerals that have been scientifically proven to support concentration, cognition, memory, mental performance and reduce tiredness. Brainzyme® is based on ingredient research from leading neuro-cognitive and nutritional experts, including the 18-member panel at EFSA. Better Nutritional Science Ltd. was awarded Scottish Enterprise’s Wider Innovation grant in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
BETTER NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE
HIGH STRENGTH IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
Two-part supplement stack Immune System Boost contains 33 natural ingredients scientifically proven to support the immune system
AM and PM formulas maximise absorption and efficacy
Better Nutritional Science has launched Immune System Boost. These high -strength supplements which come in AM and PM formulas provide 24-hour immune system support. All ingredients have been carefully researched, dosed and combined in this two-part formula to allow the key essential minerals to work in the most optimised manner.
The AM formula supports the immune system and at the same time provides an energy and nutrient boost with Vitamins D + K2, C, A and E. It contains ICF™ (Immunity Co-Factors) Compound, a beneficial partner to Zinc and also Zinc Picolinate, proven in a placebo-controlled trial to be the most bioavailable form which actually increases Zinc levels recorded in the body. This formula benefits from a Live Culture and Prebiotic together with organic Astragalus, Ginger, Liquorice and medicinal Reishi mushrooms, super- beneficial to the body's immune system.
Of course the PM formula supports the immune system too but goes one step further to support the body's response to inflammation via an FSC™ (Full-Spectrum Curcumin) Compound (containing Organic Turmeric, Pure Curcumin, & Piperine). This allows Curcumin to work most effectively couched within its source herb Turmeric and enhanced with Black Pepper Piperine for maximum absorption. The PM formula contains a strong Iron dose, which is so helpful for periods of tiredness, fatigue and oxygen transport support, as well as B-Vitamins, known for their immune-supporting and energy-producing roles.
Choline supports normal liver function, helpful at times of immune body stress and Alpha Lipoic Acid which helps 'recycle' Glutathione (often called the Master Antioxidant) within the body. Bromelain helps absorption while Ashwagandha provides adaptogenic relief for mind and body stress, supporting mood. All good stuff!
An extra bonus is that since Ingredients are supplied safely in high-strength doses, the formula is highly effective and reduces the need to take daily multiple supplements.
Calum Scott from Immune System Products says, “It has never been more important to maintain a strong immune system which plays a vital role, protecting your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make you unwell. We believe our Immune System Boost is the strongest formula for immune system support available globally, as it has some of the best evidence-based, immune-supporting nutrients in the best form obtainable at the highest and safest amounts.”
Immune System Boost is £65 for one month’s supply (120 capsules) is available from www.beimmune24.com
Note: As a huge fan of vitamin and mineral supplements, I have been taking these Immune System Boost AM and PM formulas for a while now and I truly feel that they are beneficial. Soo much so, that I don't hesitate to give them a 10 out of 10 rating.
(The company sent me samples to try in return for an honest review)
Flu season is here and those eligible are being urged to get the flu jab to prevent extra strain on the NHS. However, GPs have warned of a potential shortage in flu inoculations due to increase in demand as talks around immunity continue to dominate headlines.
It’s therefore safe to say health is at the front of our minds which raises the question, what can we do to support our immune system in a pandemic in winter?
How do I know my immune system is low?
You are more likely to have frequent or prolonged colds. Have you ever worked tirelessly to meet a deadline, to be met with flu or a cold after submission? This is due to stress. According to the NHS website, stress can take its toll on your body and your immune system. Similarly you might find that cuts take longer to heal or you are suddenly plagued by digestive problems.
What can I do to strengthen my immune system?
Getting the right nutrition is key to fighting off illness. The World Health Organisation’s research has shown that sufficient vitamin D in your diet can reduce your risk of experiencing at least one respiratory infection, including the common cold, influenza or pneumonia by a third.
The Mayo Clinic also reported that lack of sleep can affect your immune system. “During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation or when you're under stress." Sleep deprivation may decrease the production of these protective cytokines.
How much sleep should I get?
Research suggests most adults need 7 to 8 hours of good sleep each night. Teenagers need 9 to 10 and primary school aged children may need 10 or more hours. It’s worth mentioning that more sleep isn’t always better. Adults sleeping more than 9 to10 hours each night may result in poor quality, broken sleep.
What natural supplements can I take?
Opting for a natural plant based supplement when feeling run down could reduce your reliance on pharmacuetials and stop a cold in its tracks before it really takes hold.
Echinacea is recognised as one of the most powerful medicinal plants in this area and should be a staple item in your kit of winter health essentials. Research shows it can reduce the chance of developing a cold by 58% and speed up recovery by 1.4 days.
Eleven per cent of the 252 drugs the World Health Organisation considers essential is derived exclusively from flowering plants and up to 50 per cent of drugs approved over the past 30 years have come directly or indirectly from natural products.
Potter’s Herbals Echinacea Tincture is a herbal medicinal product used to relieve symptoms of the common cold and influenza type infections. The specific combination of traditional herbal ingredients including certified organically produced Echinacea makes this product one of the most potent formulas on the market.
Research from Potter’s Herbals , the UK’s leading proven, natural healthcare found that:
What else can I do?
After every use, wash your reusable mask. Hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and not touching your face are all vital to stopping the spread of any virus.
POTTER’S: Natural family care since 1812.
Potters Herbals Echinacea Tincture with Elderberry Juice can be bought online and instore at Holland and Barrett for £11.99 RRP.
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