Brain Sustain

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Brain Sustain image; Revolution SupplementN-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) As a source of the conditionally essential amino acid cysteine, NAC is a precursor to one of the brain’s most important antioxidants—glutathione. NAC itself is an effective antioxidant and has been shown to reduce the formation of free radicals that can contribute to oxidative stress in the brain.*

Phosphatidylserine A phospholipid that is highly concentrated in
the brain, phosphatidylserine (PS) plays a key role in neuronal energy production and communication. Since very little PS is found in food, we must synthesize or supplement the amount we need for brain health. For some individuals, decreases in brain function may
be related to “age-related decline in nutrition,” and early nutrition intervention may be warranted. BrainSustain contains safe-source PS from non-GMO soy and contains no animal products.*

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) The ALCAR form of the amino acid L-carnitine is found to have multifaceted roles in supporting nerve health. It is able to cross the blood-brain barrier where it stabilizes cell membranes, acts as an effective antioxidant, and protects brain cells from toxic chemicals and stress-induced damage. In addition, ALCAR supports neuronal energy production, facilitates transport of fuel and waste products into and out of mitochondria, and supports production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter essential to the processes of learning and concentration.*

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Acting as both a fat- and water-soluble antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid provides intracellular and extracellular protection against oxidative stress. With its low molecular weight, alpha-lipoic acid is easily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. It then enters circulation, crosses the blood-brain barrier, and reaches the brain where it can regenerate other important antioxidants, including glutathione, vitamin E, and vitamin C.*

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) CoQ10 plays a pivotal role in energy generation because it transports electrons in the mitochondrial electron transport chain. CoQ10 also donates electrons, making it an effective antioxidant that may protect the brain from oxidative stress which is believed to be detrimental to neuronal cells.*

Broccoli Seed Extract The patented form of the phytochemical in broccoli called sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGSTM) is a key ingredient in BrainSustain. Extensive research demonstrates that when SGS is broken down to sulforaphane (its active form), it safely and effectively upregulates the Nrf2 system, enhances antioxidant production, and activates vital phase II detoxification enzymes. This process provides protection from common toxins and xenobiotics.*

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) A conditionally essential fatty acid, DHA is the main polyunsaturated fatty acid in the brain. DHA supports the structure and function of brain cell membranes, and hence plays a fundamental role in neuronal communication. Studies also indicate that DHA is found to support the biosynthesis and accumulation of PS in neuronal and glial cells.*

VegaPro XYMOGEN’s proprietary pea/rice protein blend VegaPro is coupled with Aminogen® to facilitate protein digestion and absorption, and is lactose free. Amino acids from protein metabolism provide the precursors needed for neurotransmitter production.*

Micronutrients BrainSustain adult formula contains additional micronutrients for neurosupport, including magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D3, vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols), and activated B vitamins riboflavin 5’-phosphate (B2), pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (B6), methylcobalamin (B12), and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folate). 5-MTHF (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) supports healthy folate nutrition, especially in those with genetic variations in folate metabolism. In BrainSustain, 5-MTHF is provided as Quatrefolic® for enhanced stability, solubility, and bioavailability.[18] In addition, two scoops of BrainSustain adult formula provide the same amount of NAC, PS, ALCAR, alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10, and SGS as eight capsules of NeuroActivesTM BrainSustainTM.*

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Directions:

Blend, shake, or briskly stir two level scoops (43 g) of BrainSustainTM into 8-12 oz chilled water, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Adjust amount of water to desired sweetness and/or thickness.

Directions:

For children four years of age or older, blend, shake, or briskly stir 1 level scoop (20 grams) of BrainSustain for KidsTM into 4-6 oz chilled water or other beverage, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Adjust amount of water to desired sweetness and/or thickness.

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