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Your Shrinking Brain

Fuel the Brain & Reduce Brain Shrinkage

Wow, sign me up! As we age, brain shrinkage is a common problem.

Good news, there are things we can do to prevent this from happening.

  • Nutrition, hydration, rest, stress reduction, exercise and reducing toxins are all important.
  • Fats are key! Avoid the inflammatory oils (processed vegetable oils, margarine, spreads) and increase healthy fats like unrefined coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, organic grass-fed butter, extra virgin olive oil, olives and avocados.
  • Drink plenty of water, about half your body weight in ounces of purified water.
  • Eat foods rich in all the B vitamins, like nutritional yeast, grass-fed and free-range organ meat, wild caught fish, seeds, nuts, eggs, and raw cheese. Skip the grains, they are problematic on so many fronts.
  • Stop excessive alcohol consumption. Sorry, but it shrinks your brain.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Reverse your Type 2 Diabetes, read my book, The Reclaim Diet
  • Lose the weight the right way with real food, healthy fat, quality animal protein, non-starchy vegetables and some fruit, seeds, nuts. No processed food!

brain-tape-measure_580x395Why Supplement with an active B complex

Studies show that B Vitamins dramatically lower homocysteine, a risk factor for brain shrinkage.

It is important to take B vitamins as a complex, and not just individual B vitamins. B vitamins work together in various functions including cellular energy, red blood cell formation and neurological function.

It is extremely important to take B vitamins daily because they are water soluble and the body does not store them (except for B12).

Active B Complex provides a full-complement of essential B-complex vitamins in high potency amounts.

B-Vitamins play essential roles in many functions of the body

Optimal folate and B vitamin intakes are associated with healthy neurological function as well as cardiovascular support.

Each B-vitamin exists in multiple forms. Active forms are those that can be directly utilized by the body immediately. Active B-Complex features a potent blend containing the active forms of Vitamins B2, B6, B12, as well as Quatrefolic®-branded methylfolate (the bioactive form of folate).

Suggested Use:
Adults take 1 or 2 capsules daily.

Signs that you may be deficient in B Vitamins:

  • irritability
  • sugar cravings
  • insomnia
  • thyroid issues
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • memory loss
  • feeling stressed frequently
  • poor appetite
  • anemia
  • low progesterone or low estrogen
  • hair loss
  • numbness and tingling
  • use of antibiotics, acid-lowering medication
  • use of birth control pills
  • smoking cigarettes
  • alcohol consumption

Add extra B12–This is super beneficial for memory and brain health.

  • B12 is essential for DNA synthesis and proper nervous system function.
  • Supports healthy digestion, red blood cell metabolism and the breakdown of fat for energy.
  • Beneficial for memory loss, insomnia, moodiness, ringing in ears, weakness, depression, and decreased progesterone in women.
  • Avoid supplements that use the inferior cyanocobalamin (a molecule of cyanide, no thank you!)