Brain Boost 60 capsules - ChocoMind, phosphatidylserine, DHA, vinpocetine | discontinued
Jarrow Formulas BrainBoost combines three clinically tested ingredients that are useful in promoting brain function to deliver both short-term and long-term benefits.
Sharp-PS GOLD supplies the form of phosphatidylserine found naturally in the brain as a conjugated complex of DHA (omega-3) fatty acid as part of the triacylglycerol tail of the phosphatidylserine phospholipid. Phosphatidylserine is important for cell membrane fluidity and improves brain uptake of DHA.
ChocoMind (from Theobroma cacao) is a patent-pending extract high in theobromine that has been shown to positively affect cognitive and motor functions, including reaction time.
Vinpocetine supports brain metabolism by increasing brain circulation, enhancing the cerebral synthesis of ATP, improving the utilization of oxygen and supporting the synthesis of several neurotransmitters that affect such critical brain functions as memory, recall, focus and mood.
• both short-term and long-tem effects
• clinically tested ingredients
• Sharp-PS Gold Omega-3 phospholipids (soy-bean derived phosphatiylserine)
• ChocoMind cocoa extract (standardized to 12% theobromine, 8% caffeine)
• vinpocetine from periwinkle flowers
BrainBoost combines three well-studied, natural-source ingredients that are useful in promoting brain function both immediately and over the long-term. These ingredients are
1) ChocoMind, a cocoa bean extract standardized to contain 12% theobromine and 8% caffeine,
2) Sharp-PS GOLD phosphatidylserine (PS) omega-3 phospholipids, the form of PS typically found in the brain and known to lead to better omega-3 absorption and
3) Vinpocetine, an alkaloid derived from periwinkle flowers, that has been studied for promoting blood flow and metabolic activity in the brain.
Loco for cocoa
Chocolate tastes good and some people even crave it. But what we may not realize is that it’s more than just the sugar, fat and flavor that makes chocolate so alluring. Chocolate is chock-full of components that affect the brain, and it’s likely that the brain generates chocolate cravings because of these beneficial components.
In a study of ChocoMind conducted by noted chocolate researcher Bryan Raudenbush, forty volunteers were given 500 mg/day and then had their alertness and cognitive performance evaluated versus a control condition. The performance of the ChocoMind group was found to differ significantly in promoting parameters of memory, focus and reaction time.
P.S. - Phosphatidylserine is brain food
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is one component that researcher Paris Kidd describes as making up the “triple cell-membrane synergy,” that results from phospholipids, fatty acids and antioxidants being incorporated into cell membranes thereby allowing cells to function efficiently. This goes doubly for brain cells in which omega-3 phosphatidylserine, particularly with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is the natural form of phospholipid PS found in the brain. In fact, it is now understood that when attached to PS, omega-3s are more bioavailable.
The effects of PS on memory and cognition have been evaluated in a number of clinical studies, but recently Sharp-PS GOLD was evaluated in two studies involving elderly volunteers given 300 mg/day. The researchers noted signifi cant increases associated with supporting memory after 15 and 16 weeks, respectively. It is usually suggested that a maintenance dose of PS for healthy individuals is 100 mg/day even though it is quite safe to use in larger quantities.
When we read “brain metabolism,” a phrase often associated with vinpocetine, some of us scratch our heads thinking “wait, do I really want to metabolize my brain?” In actuality, what the phrase refers to is vinpocetine’s effects on promoting cerebral blood flow and supporting increased brain activity and energy mobilization (as measured by increased oxygen/glucose utilization and ATP production) in the brain. So vinpocetine may be derived from the lesser periwinkle, Vinca minor, but the brain is not lessened by its use.
BrainBoost combines clinically tested ingredients to deliver both short-term and long-term benefits. Sharp-PS GOLD supplies the form of phosphatidylserine found naturally in the brain as a conjugated complex of DHA (omega-3) fatty acid as part of the triacylglycerol tail of the phosphatidylserine phospholipid. Phosphatidylserine is important for cell membrane fluidity and improves brain uptake of DHA. ChocoMind (from Theobroma cacao) is a patent-pending extract high in theobromine that has been shown to positively affect cognitive and motor functions, including reaction time. Vinpocetine supports brain metabolism by increasing brain circulation, enhancing the cerebral synthesis of ATP, improving the utilization of oxygen and supporting the synthesis of several neurotransmitters that affect such critical brain functions as memory, recall, focus and mood.
Are eggs good or bad for diabetes?
Outside COVID-19 very little health news catches the attention of newspapers, unless it is something out of the ordinary.
One such news item was the result from an observational study among Chinese citizens of whom it was reported how those eating more eggs had a higher risk of diabetes 2.
Oh boy, here we go again was my first thought. First eggs were vilified due to their cholesterol content, and now that nonsense has been put to rest [link], they try to come up with another BS research. Yes, calling it BS.
Imagine, you are a notorious smoker and decide to give up smoking because your lungs are suffering and have developed COPD. Yet, it is too late and a lung tumour has been detected. Guess what? The clickbait headlines would go like "people that give up smoking, will develop lung cancer!".
That's how it works! Time and again we have to repeat: correlation is NOT the same as causation. This was an observational study, in which people were asked about their habits.
A much better research method is a clinical study in which people are meticulously followed after treatment.
Or a meta study in which several studies are lumped together and analysed.
Tips and tricks to keep your house cool without airconditioning
After having survived the hottest two weeks of the past century, and hearing about the deliberate choice to switch of the power in some areas of California as it became impossible to match the demand for electricity, due to the massive use of airconditioning, this week's topic had to be about how to keep your house and yourself cool without needing to rely on energy-guzzling airconditioning.
How to make better food and lifestyle choices
Phospholipids as the foundation of a healthy mindThere are many components of brain health. That is why there is such a wide range of brain supplements, which run from amino acids like acetyl-L-carnitine or herbs such as Ginkgo biloba or Bacopa monniera to fish oil and omega-3 fatty acid DHA specifically, up to to vitamin B12, and vinpocetine.
Some cognitive supplements target stress and mood.
Others power brain cells with amino acids like acetyl-L-carnitine and glutamine.
Botanicals like ginkgo biloba and vinpocetine help promote circulation in the brain.
Still other cognitive supplements like curcumin or green tea address oxidation and inflammation.
Obviously, the brain’s structural health is key to such functions as memory and cognition, including mental energy, focus, and concentration. Maintaining structural integrity includes keeping brain cells healthy: ensuring cell walls remain fluid so that they can effectively regulate nutrients coming in and waste going out, and supporting signal-transmitting chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters.
Lipids and more specifically phospholipids, are especially crucial to the health of both cell membranes and neurotransmitters.
Nootropics, what are they and how do they work?Nootropics is the accepted term for substances that enhance learning and memory function.
Nootropics work in various ways depending on the characteristic of the substance.
Some work by enhancing oxygen transport to the brain, an improved energy turnover in the brain, better neurotransmitter availability, or enhancing the creation of other substances that influence brain activity.
Why do you look so familiar?A common characteristic of most succesful politicians is their ability to remember people's names and faces very well. They have to, as networking is very important to them.
Blood flow and vasodilationVasodilation is the process by which the blood vessels in the body relax and widen, allowing for greater blood flow. One of the main triggers of vasodilation is nitric oxide (NO).
Therefore, anything that increases nitric oxide production in the body will also increase vasodilation.
Memory trainingDo you tend to forget details more easily than before? Here are tips to stay ahead of the memory game.
Believe in yourself: if you believe to have a poor memory, you will unconsciously not make enough effort and as a result, fulfill the prophecy.
Take 2 capsules per day with food or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
Do not take late in the day.
contains per daily serving (2 capsules)
ChocoMind (Chocamine Plus extract of Theobroma cacao) 500mg †
- theobromine 60mg †
- caffeine 40mg †
Sharp-PS Gold (conjugated phosphatidylserine - docosahexaenoic acid (PS-DHA) 223 mg †
- standardized to 45% PS 100mg
- supplying 6mg total of the omega3 fatty acid DHA
vinpocetine 5mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (ChocoMind, Sharp-PS Gold, vinpocetine), filler (cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate), capsule (bovine gelatin)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications (especially blood-thinning medications), consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
Do NOT take when (trying to get) pregnant as vinpocetine may harm the fetus.
contains soy and fish (Atlantic cod, haddock and pollock)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, shellfish or mollusks)
contains fish oil and gelatin