Info: 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Brain Defence is a blend of five herbal extracts, selected for their effectiveness in supporting cognitive, cardiovascular, and intestinal health while reducing the effects of mental and physical stress. This unique formula helps relieve mild discomfort related to digestive disturbances and acts as a calmative to defend healthy cognitive function.
BRAIN DEFENCE HELPS REDUCE CORTISOL AND C-REACTIVE PROTEIN LEVELS
The anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients in Brain Defence help relieve discomfort from minor digestive disturbances, which are often related to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. The antioxidant, adaptogenic, and stress-relieving properties of the nutrients found in this formula also support cardiovascular health while defending cognitive health.
• Helps reduce the biomarkers of stress, cortisol, and C-reactive protein levels
• Reduces symptoms of stress including fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability, and inability to concentrate
• Helps relieve inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
• Acts as a calmative and helps ease mild digestive disturbances
HOW IT WORKS
Brain Defence is formulated to support a calm mental attentiveness by counteracting the negative symptoms of stress and reducing both cortisol and C-reactive protein levels, the biomarkers of physical stress. Brain Defence also promotes cognitive function and reduces common forms of discomfort caused by inflammation throughout the body, including gastric discomfort.
Ashwagandha is a plant traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as a cognitive enhancer with restorative properties. The active constituents of ashwagandha include glycowithanolides, oligosaccharides, and withaferin-A, which are understood to contribute to ashwagandha’s adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities, and to help reduce cortisol (a stress hormone) and C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) levels in the body.
Sensoril ashwagandha is extracted from freshly harvested roots and leaves using a patented, water-based process and is standardized to provide the highest bioactive levels. Sensoril ashwagandha has been clinically studied to inhibit the symptoms associated with everyday stress, such as fatigue, tension, and exhaustion while supporting healthy energy levels. Sensoril helps the body improve resistance to stress, bringing balance or homeostasis, and normalizing cortisol levels. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Sensoril reduced serum cortisol levels by up to 26%.
Bacopa extract is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to sharpen the intellect and enhance cognitive performance. Emerging scientific research has identified that bacopa has several significant mechanisms of action, one being improved defence against oxidative stress by decreasing formation of free radical accumulation in the brain. Clinical trial evidence has also shown improvements in attention and memory in healthy adults.
Curcuminoids-phosphatidylcholine complex is made up of curcuminoids derived from turmeric root and the phospholipid phosphatidylcholine, derived from lecithin. Phosphatidylcholine is understood to support healthy memory function by acting as a supply of choline, a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Curcuminoids have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties, which are linked to their ability to inhibit pro-inflammatory signalling pathways. Meriva curcumin was scientifically developed to improve bioavailability, absorption, and tolerance of the curcumin compound.
Boswellia extract is harvested from the gum resin of the Indian frankincense tree. Boswellia is well known for its anti-arthritic properties, particularly for its ability to relieve pain related to joint inflammation. Scientific study has identified boswellic acids to be the bioactive ingredient of boswellia with the most significant anti-inflammatory action.
Chamomile is a flower from the Asteraceae family. Chamomile is widely recognized for its calming properties and has been found to also have anti-inflammatory effects. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile is used in herbal medicine to help relieve inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract.
Gluten-free. Non-GMO. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80072558
Ingredients:Each vegetarian capsule contains:
Bacopa extract 20:1 (Bacopa monnieri) (aerial parts) (50% bacosides A and B): 100 mg
Sensoril™ ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) (root and leaf extract) (8% withanolides 32% withania oligosaccharides, <2% withaferin A): 83.33 mg
Curcuminoids-phosphatidylcholine complex (Curcuma longa, rhizome & Helianthus annuus, seed) (33% curcuminoids) (Provided by 167 mg of Meriva® curcumin from turmeric root): 100 mg
Boswellia extract (Boswellia serrata) (gum oleoresin) (40% boswellic acids): 200 mg
Chamomile extract 4:1 (Matricaria recutita) (flower): 133.33 mg
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
Suggested Usage:Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule 3 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Warnings:Keep out of the reach of children. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have gallstones, a bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers, excess stomach acid, or are taking antiplatelet medication or blood thinners. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/ Compositae/Daisy family. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Hypersensitivity (e.g., allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. May cause digestive problems. Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea and vomiting; in which case, discontinue use.