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Protecting the Brain with Taurine

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Taurine is involved in many neurological activities and is also a powerful antioxidant that protects neurons from toxicities. Inflammation is associated with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and taurine has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Other Olivamine® ingredients protect the brain and can help provide the remedy for maintaining healthy levels of inflammation.  Taurine has protective activity against stroke Taurine is a small molecule that can cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) Levels of taurine decline with age Taurine has potent antioxidant activity and protects neurons from toxicity Taurine is anti-inflammatory and helps protect the brain from aging Taurine has been dubbed the...

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Folate Deficiency and Medications that Interfere with Folate Metabolism

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Folate deficiency is linked with high homocysteine levels that have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.  Low levels of folate are also found in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Certain drugs like methotrexate interfere with folate metabolism. Folate levels may also be low in people who take anti-epileptic drugs. Olivamine® MultiVitamin can help remedy folate deficiency. Folate deficiencies are linked with high homocysteine levels that have been associated with vascular damage and cardiovascular disease Supplementation with folate decreases homocysteine levels Methotrexate and related drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and other health issues can produce folate deficiency Folate...

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Security for Your Brain

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The brain has a specialized security system called the blood-brain barrier to protect it from internal and external harms. Aging, inflammation, & disease weaken the barrier allowing toxins & harmful chemicals into the brain, accelerating neurodegenerative processes especially related to oxidation & free radical damage. Your brain has a specialized "security system" that restricts what goes in and out of the brain Disease processes, aging, oxidative damage, and inflammation can all disrupt the brain's security system, leaving the brain vulnerable People with diabetes have an increased risk for brain disease and other neurological problems There are specific nutrients that can...

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Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion: 7 Nutrients Commonly Depleted by Medications

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Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when prescription medications deplete, block absorption, increase excretion, or increase utilization of nutrients resulting in nutrient deficiency. Most medications have potential to deplete nutrients contributing to side effects, poor tolerability, & sometimes discontinuation. Many medications can cause nutrient deficiencies Nutrient deficiencies can be mistaken for symptoms of disease Drug-induced nutrient depletion and deficieny can be addressed with dietary modifications and the use of safe, quality supplements Some common drug-induced nutrient depletions are discussed Medications can disrupt the balance of intestinal bacteria that can impact your overall nutritional status and health Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Prescription medications are...

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Brain Health and Neurocognitive Disorders

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Brain cells depend on a steady supply of nutrients and antioxidants to keep them healthy and functioning efficiently. Poor nutritional status can interfere with production of neurotransmitters and decrease neurological function, contributing to memory loss, confusion, mental fatigue, and more serious long term effects. Losing the ability to think and remember clearly is a major health concern for millions of people There is a big difference in simple forgetfulness and more serious cognitive decline Your brain has a high metabolic demand which makes it more vulnerable to disruptions in blood, oxygen, and nutrient supply You can protect your brain by...

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How Olive Polyphenols Can Help Your Brain

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The normal neuronal-vascular relationship is vital to healthy brain functioning. Cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases can result from endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress, and inflammation. The olive polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein have potent activities that counteract oxidative stress and inflammation, and hydroxytyrosol has been shown to decrease endothelial dysfunction. The olive polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein along with other beneficial small molecules in Olivamine® found in Pinnaclife® BrainHealth are capable of crossing the blood brain barrier (BBB) to promote brain health. Damage to mitochondria that produce energy for brain cells is also associated with neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Oleuropein...

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Magnesium and Your Health

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Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for overall health, but deficiency is common and contributes to multiple disease processes. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include headaches, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, muscle cramps, mood disorders, insomnia, and more. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body Deficiency is increasingly common for several reasons Deficiency contributes to the cause, symptoms, and/or severity of many health conditions Most people could likely benefit from getting more magnesium in their diet Magnesium should be included with all calcium supplements Tell me More about Magnesium! Magnesium is one of the most...

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Surviving Stress

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High-stress situations cause a reaction in your body that allows you to quickly respond and recover to the situation. But prolonged stress creates a situation where your body is constantly in a heightened stress response that can cause oxidative stress, inflammation, and cellular dysfunction that decreases immunity. Your body has natural responses to stressful situations to help you survive the immediate threat Typically a stress response is short term and focused on short term survival at the expense of long-term consequences Prolonged periods of stress keeps your body in a constant state of short-term survival Prolonged stress left unchecked is...

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