Brain Health Risks in Men & How to Avoid Them
 

Video Transcript:

Today, I want to talk to you specifically about some men’s health imbalances that across the board are very good to support with some of our supplementation here at Organixx. I want to discuss men’s brain health and some of the risks to developing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, as well as the category of mental health.

One of the things you might not realize is one of the leading causes of death in men over the age of 50 is suicide. Mental health is a really important thing when we look at overall brain health, and we have some great resources to power up the neurons of the brain to enhance neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.

How to Biohack the Brain

Those are two terms that you may or may not be familiar with. And I actually hosted a huge masterclass about supporting your brain and biohacking the brain. And I’m going to share with you that we can regrow our brain cells. We can enhance baby brain cells that help generate neurons and support cellular turnover and the detoxification of our brain in some amazing ways.

This is really exciting at any age, especially for gentlemen that might have some propensity, maybe genetic propensity, that they may develop Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s, or even ALS, as well as targeting mental health balancing. And this is really important because the two go hand in hand. We need nutritional support, and we need healthy neurons and communication pathways – these are called neurotransmitters – we need all these to be balanced, to support not only our healthy, supple brain in continuing through our adult aging lives, but also to support our mental health – feeling happy, having the right balance of serotonin and dopamine and other neurotransmitters to support a healthy mental outlook.

Brain Nutrition: Nootropics

First, I want to share with you one of my favorite supplements that we have here that is brain-focused and it is called, “Ageless Brain.” And to be honest with you, I feel like any individual at the age of 50 or over should be taking Ageless Brain as a daily supplement because it’s powered up with a ton of brain-focused nootropics. That is a term for brain nutrition. And then there are certain types of brain nutrition that we need.

Importance of Supporting the Blood-Brain Barrier

We have a blood-brain barrier. It’s almost like a little bit of a girdle, but it’s a vascular girdle that keeps all of the nutrition that the brain needs separate from the rest of the body. It also is protective of viruses and bacteria particles from combating and getting into and exposing the brain matter with things that need to be left out of the brain.

This blood-brain barrier can accept certain types of nutrition, and we have put in the Organixx Ageless Brain those nutritional types. I’m going to share with you what we have in this. We have camu camu and cat’s claw. Those are two fantastic herbals that are really great for powering up and supporting the brain. Camu camu is a nootropic, and it also is very dense in vitamin C. And we know through a lot of scientific studies, vitamin C is very important for aging, the aging brain, and also to support our immune state.

We also have bacopa, which is another brain-supportive nootropic that has a lot of great scientific research in helping support neuroplasticity – that is the regeneration, and growth, and clustering of neurons. That is what helps us continue to be supple and functioning from a brain perspective, and can also combat some of these brain-aging diseases like dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. We also have dragon’s blood resin, we have cacao, and we also have pau d’arco.

This Ageless Brain will enhance the circulation to the brain. It also helps support lymphatics. And the glymphatic process of your brain is actually just the detox process. It’s basically the lymphatic system connected to the glial cells. These are these little cleaning brain cells that actually help detoxify the brain. And that only occurs at night.

Supporting your body with Ageless Brain will support supple brain health, it’ll help regenerate our brain cells, and it’ll help to detoxify any of the unused, unneeded, unnecessary inflammatory cells and brain cells that need to get detoxed. It’s very supportive of helping your brain continue to be youthful.

Not ‘Magic’ Mushrooms

Now, pairing up with the nootropic power of Ageless Brain, I like to add in functional mushrooms, and these are very specialized medicinal mushrooms – and don’t be alarmed, these are not psychedelic mushrooms.

There’s a lot of communication, a lot of research happening now in the psychedelic world. These are not psychedelics. They are more in the medicinal properties. They are adaptogenic, and they are also nootropic, and they are powered, or create power for your brain to regenerate neurons. It’s really great for helping neurons regrow and repair themselves. If there’s any brain damage, TBI, or maybe we’ve had a stroke, or have vascular impairment that is causing some brain dysfunction, as well as any mental health imbalances, 7M+ is a blend of an assorted amount of very powerful mushrooms like reishi and maitake, we also are going to find turkey tail and chaga, and chaga is a very powerful nootropic. It’s really great for reducing inflammation levels of the brain.

And reishi is one of my favorite mushrooms for the brain. There’s a lot of research with reishi that we get a calming of our central nervous system. That’s really important when we’re looking at mental health imbalances. We also will see a heightened central nervous system response. Calming down the brain, reducing the inflammation levels, and triggering with the polysaccharides in reishi, we’re going to see an enhancement in the neuron rejuvenation. That helps create new and healthier synapses and brain neuropathways that will communicate and signal the right hormones needed to keep our brain balanced from a mental health perspective.

Overall, functional mushrooms like reishi and chaga are very powerful at supporting our brain in balancing not just our inflammatory levels but also helping enhance the brain rejuvenation, the neuroplasticity, the growth of the neuron connections, and the neural tone by repairing our neurons, you’re going to find this is a very powerful blend together.

For any gentlemen that maybe have a family history, maybe early diagnosis of dementia – which by the way, I’m seeing more and more patients in their mid-fifties being diagnosed with early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s – and the most important way to target the reversal – which by the way, you can in early stages reverse this disease – is power up the neuroplasticity and the neurogenesis of your brain by using nootropics and functional mushrooms in this blend.

I’m excited to share that with you because these two supplements will have life-changing impact on the overall state of your mental health, your brain rejuvenation, and will help support the longevity of your brain. I’m excited to share that with you, and if you have any questions, send us a comment and I’ll make sure to answer them in a future video.


Better Focus… Crystal-Clear Thinking… a Razor-Sharp Memory… ALL Are Within Your REACH! Each and every bottle of our Organixx AGELESS BRAIN formula contains a total of 8 superstar ingredients, straight from the AMAZON rainforest.

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Bacopa: This Little-Known Indian Herb Supports Brain Health and More!

Natural remedies such as herbs can be life-changing in how they can positively affect the brain and body. Bacopa is a little-known Indian herb that has been shown in some studies to be as effective as pharmaceuticals in its ability to calm the mind. It has demonstrated a positive effect on Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and may even have a role as an alternative therapy for ADHD.  

The Role of Bacopa Monnieri in Ayurvedic Medicine 

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Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri or b.) is a traditional Indian herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is known by several names including water hyssop, herb of grace, and Indian pennywort.

It is also sometimes referred to as brahmi, not to be confused with gotu kola – another ayurvedic herb that is sometimes called brahmi. These two plants are both amazingly beneficial but in vastly different ways. 

Over the centuries, bacopa has been used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) for:

It is most known, however, as a “brain tonic” for the many ways it can help the mind.  

Bacopa Benefits: Improved Memory 

Bacopa has been shown to improve memory and help calm anxiety in particular. According to research, B. monnieri has the ability to regulate certain brain chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin [1], which are involved in learning, thinking, memory, stress response, and mood.  

In 2008, researchers at Swinburne’s Brain Science Institute in Australia [2] analyzed data from 62 healthy volunteers who took bacopa for three months. The volunteers were given cognitive assessments before starting bacopa and then divided into two groups – those who received bacopa and those who received a placebo.

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The researchers found that bacopa improved spatial, visual, and working memory significantly. Task performance timing also improved.  

Earlier findings have shown similar results. Another Australian research team working in 2001 stated that their results suggested:

“that B. monnieri may improve higher order cognitive processes that are critically dependent on the input of information from our environment such as learning and memory [3].”

Bacopa Reduced Stress Responses & Boosted Mood in Study Subjects 

Bacopa has also been shown to help reduce stress responses rather quickly. In another study at Swinburne conducted in 2014 [4], Australian researchers found that salivary cortisol levels went down overall in subjects who took both 320 mg and 640 mg of bacopa in two different occasions. The researchers also noted that mood improved in the participants as well.  

Animal Studies Show Promising Role of Bacopa for Cognitive Decline and Depression Disorders 

Promising studies have also been done on Bacopa’s role in regulating brain chemistry for those with schizophrenia. Cognitive decline is one of the unfortunate long-term effects of the disease and can also exacerbate the symptoms. 

A 2015 Thai mouse study [5] found that Bacopa monnieri may be able to help. Researchers reported that Bacopa orchestrated positive changes in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and other parts of the brain in a mouse model.

This finding and others like it may give hope to individuals with the condition since schizophrenia-related cognitive decline is something that modern pharmaceuticals have not been able to address.  

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On the other end of the spectrum, Bacopa monnieri has also been linked to improvements in depression disorders [6]. Antioxidant saponins in Bacopa can positively affect the nervous system. In particular, it can provide possible enhancements to the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), according to researchers at the University of Michigan [7].

As noted on the Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) website, “Bacopa extracts also appear to have significant antioxidant activity in the brain, and other effects that may help protect brain cells [8].”

Bacopa Benefits for Type 3 Diabetes (aka Alzheimer’s) 

It may appear strange that two conditions that seemingly operate on different parts of the body could be related. But conclusive evidence has proven that diabetic conditions can indeed lead to memory loss, the build-up of neurological toxins and, in some cases, full-blown Alzheimer’s Disease [9]. 

In fact, for more than a decade many health experts have been referring to Alzheimer’s as “Type 3 diabetes [10].”

The connection has to do with insulin. A 2015 report published in the journal Experimental & Molecular Medicine [11] found that Alzheimer’s disease is connected to imbalances in insulin signaling as well as the metabolism of glucose in the brain.  

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Yes, your brain contains insulin receptors as well! This may explain one of the reasons why individuals suffering from long-term metabolic syndrome often experience more cognitive decline than others who do not have the conditions [12].

Bacopa has been found to positively affect both metabolism and brain health. In fact, a 2008 investigation [13] published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology discovered that bacopa protected brain neurons from oxidative stress while at the same time protecting against lipid peroxidation. The researchers noted that: 

“…treating patients with Brahmi (bacopa) extract may be an alternative direction for ameliorating neurodegenerative disorders associated with the overwhelming oxidative stress as well as Alzheimer’s disease.”

Can Bacopa Help With ADHD?  

An exciting possibility for bacopa is as a substitute for pharmaceuticals given mostly to children for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. 

ADHD is characterized by difficulty in maintaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior, and usually begins in childhood. U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data collected in 2016 [14] found that approximately nine percent of U.S. children aged two to 17 years have been diagnosed with ADHD; this equates to about 6.1 million children and young adults.  

Substances called bacosides are antioxidants unique to B. monnieri. They have been found to improve cognition by sharpening nerve impulses. 

According to a 3-month long joint randomized clinical trial conducted by both Australian and Indian scientists [15], children with ADHD who took 50 milligrams of bacopa twice a day showed vast improvement in memory, logical responses, mental and behavior control and “paired associated learning.” What’s more, the effects seemed to be long-lasting for the children.   

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This presents a possibly natural and side-effect-free option for the millions of children with ADHD, many of whom are prescribed drugs for their condition.

One common pharmaceutical is Adderall. Adderall is an amphetamine that is commonly used in the U.S. for the treatment of ADHD as well as depression. One downside of Adderall is that it can be highly addictive. Other side effects include:

Bacopa Side Effects

While there appear to be no side effects of taking bacopa, some do complain about the taste: it can be quite bitter. In addition, some studies have found that it may take bacopa a period of time for its benefits to be revealed. 

For example, in general, studies show that cognitive improvements are much more noticeable after 12 weeks than they are at six weeks

Finally, some individuals have experienced increased bowel movement as well as stomach upset with bacopa, although this is fairly rare.  

The effects on cognition, mood, and stress responses can be noticeable with bacopa. Couple this with the fact that there are few side effects and this makes bacopa a go-to Ayurvedic herb for boosting memory, improving mental sharpness, and lowering stress levels overall – all much needed in our stress-inducing modern world!   

Bacopa Is an Ingredient in Ageless Brain

Bacopa monnieri is one of eight brain-enhancing and all-natural botanicals from the Amazon rainforest in Organixx Ageless Brain formula.

The other superstar brain health ingredients in Ageless Brain are:

  1. cat’s claw herb
  2. pau d’arco
  3. dragon’s blood resin
  4. camu camu
  5. cinnamon
  6. cacao powder
  7. guayusa

Better Focus… Crystal-Clear Thinking… a Razor-Sharp Memory… ALL Are Within Your REACH! Each and every bottle of our Organixx AGELESS BRAIN formula contains a total of 8 superstar ingredients, straight from the AMAZON rainforest.

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