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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Dementia can affect everyone differently. Symptoms to look out for in yourself and loved ones include:
Risk factors that increase risk for cognitive decline and dementia include several aspects of lifestyle, including:
Factors that increase brain function throughout life can actually reduce risk of dementia. These include:
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.
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.
Each box provides a 30 day supply at a daily dosage of 2 capsules.
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.
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).
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.
Product contents: 30 capsules (1-month supply at a dosage of 1 capsule daily).
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).