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Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Cog·ni·tion (noun): a mental action or process of obtaining knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and senses. It is how one reacts, processes, understands, stores and retrieves information. Cognition is critical for day-to-day life, allowing us to interact with our environment. What is Acetyl-L-Carnitine? Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an amino acid … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Homocysteine: What it is and how to manage it

Spotlight On:      Homocysteine:  A Key Marker for Heart and Brain Health  What is it?  What are its effects? What levels are healthy?   What is Homocysteine? Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulfur-containing amino acid.  Amino acids are the building blocks for protein – they are strung together in long chains to make protein. Hcy … Read more Homocysteine: What it is and how to manage it

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 7: Resveratrol

    What Is It? Resveratrol (3,4′,5-trihydroxystilbene), or more specifically its active form, trans-Resveratrol, is a type of phenol found in plants.  Phenols are produced by plants in response to injury or attack by bacteria, fungi or other pathogens.  Resveratrol was first mentioned by Japanese scientist The first mention of resveratrol was in a Japanese article … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 7: Resveratrol

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 6: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor

BDNF:  A Key Component of a Healthy Brain   What is it?   Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, is the most common neurotrophin in humans.  Neurotrophins are proteins necessary to make brain cells work properly.   BDNF plays an important role in promoting the survival of nerve cells by regulating their growth, maturation and repair.  BDNF … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 6: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 5: Citicoline

    This is the fifth in a regular series on supplements which have been shown, through research and/or traditional use, to support cognitive function.  These supplements, along with prescription medications and other substances, are called nootropics.  As more and more Americans age and face challenges with memory and mental processing, we are looking for … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 5: Citicoline

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 3: Nicotinamide Riboside

          This is the third in a regular series on supplements which have been shown, through research and/or traditional use, to support cognitive function.  These supplements, along with prescription medications and other substances, are called nootropics.  As more and more Americans age and face challenges with memory and mental processing, we … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 3: Nicotinamide Riboside

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 2: Bacopa Monniera

    This is the second in a regular series on supplements which have been shown, through research and/or traditional use, to support cognitive function.  These supplements, along with prescription medications and other substances, are called nootropics.  As more and more Americans age and face challenges with memory and mental processing, we are looking for … Read more Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Vol. 2: Bacopa Monniera