Build a Better Brain with BrainBerry
What is BrainBerry?
BrainBerry is a novel extract of Aronia Berry (aronia melanocarpa or chokeberry) standardized for cyanidin-3-O-galactoside -- an anthocyanin that can cross the blood-brain barrier and increase acetylcholine levels by lowering levels of acetylcholinesterase (the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine).
Animal studies have also found that cyanidin-3-O-galactoside may significantly ameliorate learning and memory impairment induced by amyloid-β neurotoxicity.
In addition to being a rich source of anthocyanins, chokeberry also contains other prominent bioactives (albeit in relatively minor quantities) including, quercetin, quercetin glycosides and epicatechin.
Aronia Berry -- Polyphenol Powerhouse
Aronia berry (black chokeberry fruit) has a very high content of total polyphenols, estimated to be in the range of 690–2560 mg gallic acid equivalents (GAE) in 100 g fresh weight.[13,14,15,16,17]
To put this into perspective, aronia berries contain more total polyphenols that other more prominent “superfoods” including:
- Red currant
- Red raspberries
Black currant is similar in total polyphenol content to aronia, but both are 4x richer in total polyphenols that blueberries -- a berry viewed as one of the best for long-term cognitive health.[18,19]
What is the Effective Dosage of BrainBerry?
The daily clinical dose of BrainBerry is 65mg.
Why Should I Consider BrainBerry?
Cognitive function increases rapidly during childhood and continues through early adulthood. However (as with most things in the human body), there comes a point where Father Time comes calling and there is a slow, steady decline.
In fact, roughly 15–20% of individuals over 60 years old present with mild cognitive impairment, a condition which alters their ability to learn new information or to recall stored information.
Furthermore, it is estimated that over the next 30 years, the number of people 65 years and over is projected to double from 700 million to 1.5 billion worldwide, which makes it all the more imperative to identify ways to combat cognitive decline as there are currently no medications or treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.
Vascular function also declines with aging, which may be due, in part, to concomitant lifestyle-induced conditions, including high blood pressure, obesity, poor lipid profile, inflammation, etc.
Also contributing to the onset and progression of cognitive decline are lifestyle factors -- diet, exercise, sleep, stress, etc.
With the knowledge that what we put into our bodies can have profound effects on our long-term health and wellness, and that there is an ever-growing body of evidence that consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables can help lower the risk of non-communicable disease as well as decrease the occurrence of age-associated diseases such as cardiovascular or neurodegenerative diseases[3,4], researchers are constantly on the lookout for promising foods, botanicals, extracts, etc. that can improve the human condition.
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