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Brain Function

Nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining brain health throughout life. In this section we focus on brain ageing and the role of omega-3s and micronutrients in preventing structural deterioration, reducing risk factors such as homocysteine and optimising cognitive function, brain cell communication and reducing oxidative stress.

Dementia is a serious cognitive disorder and affects brain functions such as memory, attention, speech and problem solving. Dementia is, in fact, an umbrella term for any condition characterised by gradual decline in cognitive function and nervous system-related mental health symptoms (neuropsychiatric illness). The most well known form of dementia is Alzheimer’s, but numerous other brain diseases also cause dementia as the brain becomes increasingly damaged. These include vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, Korsakoff’s syndrome, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

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Symptoms

Dementia can affect everyone differently. Symptoms to look out for in yourself and loved ones include:

  • Loss of short term memory, despite easily recalling events in the past
  • Difficulty following conversations or television programmes
  • Forgetting names of friends or objects
  • Repeating yourself or losing the thread of what you are saying
  • Problems with thinking and reasoning
  • Feeling anxious, depressed or angry towards your forgetfulness
  • Others commenting on your forgetfulness
  • Feelings of confusion even in a familiar place

Risk factors that increase risk for cognitive decline and dementia include several aspects of lifestyle, including:

  • Inactivity (regular physical exercise at all ages is associated with lower risk)
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Elevated homocysteine levels
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated cholesterol

Factors that increase brain function throughout life can actually reduce risk of dementia. These include:

  • High mental stimulation through education, occupation or leisure
  • High social interaction in later life

Pharmepa® Restore & Maintain™ is a two-step supplement regime which restores a healthy AA to EPA ratio. RESTORE pre-loads the body with an optimal dose of pure EPA omega-3 (1000 mg)  for 3 months, while MAINTAIN introduces anti-inflammatory GLA for ongoing maintenance. EPA plays an important role in brain health and offers potent neuroactive properties, such as regulating neurotransmitters and keeping cell membranes fluid for efficient cellular messaging and optimal brain function.

VESIsorb® Ubiquinol-QH 100 mg delivers potent doses of body-ready ubiquinol, offering strong antioxidant benefits to protect the brain from free radical damage.

Neurobalance™ is a synergistic blend of magnesium, zinc and vitamin B6 in their most bioavailable forms to support brain function in both children and adults. Supplementing with zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 can help improve focus, attention and learning capacity.

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  • Pharmepa RESTORE

    Great for: high intensity health support. 

    Pharmepa RESTORE super-strength wild anchovy omega-3 fish oil is ultra-pure and extremely potent. Containing pharmaceutical-grade 90% EPA concentrate, it is triple the strength of an ordinary fish oil.

    • INTENSIVE 1000 MG DOSE: restores omega-3 levels fast to correct the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, supporting mood, brain function, inflammation regulation and heart health
    • SUPERIOR OMEGA-3 FORM: rTG is body-ready, meaning that it is digested and absorbed easily, increasing levels of omega-3 in our cells 5x more than krill oil and 3.5x more than standard fish oil
    • ULTRA-PURE: wild anchovies are small and short-lived, so they are less prone than larger species to pollutant buildup. Molecularly distilled to remove dioxins, mercury & PCBs to virtually undetectable levels
    • SUPER CONCENTRATED TO 90%: triple the concentration of standard fish oil, this supplement supports higher doses without exposure to heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins
    • LEMON OIL PREVENTS FISH REFLUX
    • CONSISTENT PRODUCT QUALITY GUARANTEED: GMP manufactured (click here) & 3rd party tested (click here) to ensure purity, active ingredients, nutritional value and safety

    Each box provides a 30 day supply at a daily dosage of 2 capsules.

  • Pharmepa MAINTAIN

    Great for: high intensity health maintenance or continuation after Pharmepa RESTORE.

    Containing pharmaceutical-grade 80% omega-3 concentrate, Pharmepa MAINTAIN is more than 2.5x the strength of ordinary fish oil. Pharmepa MAINTAIN contains an optimal ratio of 750 mg EPA, 250 mg DHA and 60 mg GLA for lifelong health, with additional support from vitamins D3 and E.

    • INTENSIVE 1000 MG OMEGA-3 DOSE supports brain development and function, eye health, mood, inflammation regulation, pregnancy and heart health
    • SUPERIOR OMEGA-3 FORM: rTG is body-ready, meaning that it is digested and absorbed faster and increases levels of omega-3 in our cells 5x more than krill oil and 3.5x more than standard fish oil
    • ULTRA-PURE: wild anchovies are small and short-lived, so they are less prone than larger species to pollutant buildup. Molecularly distilled to remove dioxins, mercury & PCBs to virtually undetectable levels
    • SUPER CONCENTRATED TO 80%: 2.5x the concentration of standard fish oil, this supplement supports higher doses without exposure to heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins
    • LEMON OIL PREVENTS FISH REFLUX
    • CONSISTENT PRODUCT QUALITY GUARANTEED: GMP manufactured (click here) & 3rd party tested (click here) to ensure purity, active ingredients, nutritional value and safety

    Each box contains 60 capsules,  (20-day supply at a daily dosage of 1000 mg from 3 capsules or a 1-month supply at a daily dosage of 667 mg from 2 capsules). 

  • VESIsorb Ubiquinol-QH

    Great for: high intensity support for increasing CoQ10 levels, for all-round health benefits

    Rapid-action VESIsorb® Ubiquinol-QH is the most advanced Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplement available. Its fast-track patented VESIsorb®delivery system ‘pre-digests’ ubiquinol for unprecedented absorption, higher blood plasma levels and up to 6x longer-lasting action.

    • SUPERIOR BODY-READY COQ10: Kaneka-QH Ubiquinol is more easily utilised in the body than the common form of Coenzyme Q10, ubiquinone. Ubiquinol also acts as an antioxidant and recycles other antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E
    • CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE 1-A-DAY DOSE: each capsule delivers 100 mg of super-absorbable ubiquinol
    • SUPERIOR ABSORPTION & LASTING BENEFITS: the patented VESIsorb® delivery system converts ubiquinol into water-soluble particles for fast-tracked absorption through the gut, producing higher blood plasma levels and up to 6x longer-lasting action 
    • WIDE-RANGING BENEFITS for heart health, brain performance, energy production & anti-inflammatory support 
    • IDEAL FOR ADULTS 40+ whose ability to convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol naturally declines with age
    • SMALL CAPSULES, easy to swallow

    Product contents: 30 capsules (1-month supply at a dosage of 1 capsule daily).

  • Neurobalance

    Great for: supporting omega-3 fatty acids for healthy cognitive function

    Neurobalance™ contains a blend of the most bioavailable forms of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6, scientifically formulated at precise levels for healthy cognitive function. Sustained-release tablets deliver maximum levels of these synergistic active nutrients to optimise the functioning of the nervous system. Neurobalance is ideal for supporting brain function and mental performance, children with neurodevelopmental problems and for balancing mood swings associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

    • BIOAVAILABLE INGREDIENTS: nutrient forms have been selected for bioavailability and uptake in the body
    • SPLIT DOSE FOR ENHANCED ABSORPTION: uptake is optimised by taking tablets twice daily, morning & evening
    • SUSTAINED RELEASE: offers longer-lasting action
    • CONSISTENT PRODUCT QUALITY GUARANTEED: GMP manufactured - quality standards that medicines manufacturers must meet in their production processes to ensure products are of consistent high quality
    • SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS & VEGANS; kosher and halal