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Pure and potent thinking – which one is for me?

Monday February 22, 2021
Pure and potent thinking – which one is for me?

Several nutrients are inextricably involved in brain function, in addition modern research has revealed brain supporting attributes to botanicals.  This means that there is a wide choice of food supplements to choose from.  To help you with your selection and potentially personalise the combination, this article will introduce the Viridian Nutrition Cognitive Range.  

The Brain Support Multi is a great option for those who want the general support of a multivitamin and mineral formula while supporting their health goals.  This all-in-one style of brain health supplement combines the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements plus botanicals.  This vegan supplement provides 100% of the recommended intake of iodine and zinc, both of which contribute to normal cognitive function.  In addition, the formula features a botanical extract brahmi used in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine, along with choline, a B vitamin that is the precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, all provided in combination in a base of bilberry, one of the richest sources of proanthocyanidins.  The Brain Support Multi provides an all-in-one solution. 

The Cognitive Complex is a six-ingredient complex named accordingly due to the zinc content.  Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function.  In fact, a lowered zinc intake has been observed to be a factor in some cognitive, neurological, and mental disorders.  Subsequently, a period of zinc repletion has been shown to be beneficial in some cases of cognitive, neurological, and mental disorders.  While a major element of brain cell function is the capacity for nourishment and the elimination of waste, both of which may become less efficient in ageing.   

Peak Focus provides a swift solution for busy days.  With just two ingredients, lemon balm and Spanish sage, these European herbs are the core of contemporary research into muscarinic and cholinergic receptors of the brain.  Bluenesse® Lemon balm extract helps maintain good cognitive function and Cognivia™ Sage extract helps maintain optimal mental well-being, including concentration, attention, and memory. 

Brahmi is a stable herb in Ayurvedic practice.  It is used by Ayurvedic practitioners as a rasayana and medhya.  The Organic Brahmi provides a Soil Association certified organic option for those looking to reduce chemical use and support planetary health while supporting their own health goals. 

Lemon Balm is an herb native to the UK and Europe.  Its traditional use dates to when herbalism was the primary source of health treatment.  Lemon balm makes a good alternative if ginkgo biloba is not available.  And the Organic Lemon Balm Tincture can be an option for those who do not wish to swallow a capsule.  The tincture is best added to freshly boiled water and left to cool when its fragrant and lifting taste is easy to drink. 

The leaves of Ginkgo biloba play a role in traditional Chinese medicine and has since become a focus of modern research.  Traditional Chinese medicine considers ginkgo to channel energies.  Ginkgo biloba is primeval, it is the only surviving tree of its genus and is often referred to as a living fossil.  Ginkgo biloba works well in a capsule or as a tincture.  

Ashwagandha is used by Ayurvedic practitioners as a rasayana.  The Organic Ashwagandha 5% withanolide extract has been the focus of several human clinical trials.  This gentle herb may be considered useful by mature females. 

Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil provides a full spectrum of essential fatty acids that include eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA and docosahexaenoic acid, DHA.  DHA contributes to normal brain function.  Oily fish are a great addition to a varied diet, however getting good quality or organic fish can be a challenge.  Trout raised in a river environment in Denmark are certified organic as the river environment is surrounded by at least 10 kms of organic forestry which ensures chemical or industrial pollution does not enter the river. 

A great vegan alternative to fish oil is marine algae which is a source of vegan EPA and DHA.  Raised in a controlled environment the algae are completely free from ocean pollution and are rich in EPA and DHA.  DHA contributes to normal brain function.  The Vegan EPA DHA provides the perfect vegan alternative to fish oil for the provision of omega 3 essential fatty acids. 

The ViridiKid Omega Oil is a blend of flaxseed, hemp seed, pumpkin seed and avocado oils.  These oils are naturally rich in essential fatty acids, carotenoids and vitamin E.  This children’s formula may be useful for those who are fussy eaters and when it can be difficult to get a full spectrum of nutrients from the diet. 

Whatever your age-group or life stage this range of food supplements has a solution for everyone.

All Viridian supplements are nutritionist formulated and conforms to Viridians unique and strict sourcing criteria meaning it is GMO free, palm oil free, against animal testing and ethically made.  

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The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet


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