MIND Fact Sheet

Empower Mind – Fact Sheet

 

What is Empower Mind?

Empower Mind is a science based supplement designed to support and maintain brain and mental function. Empower Mind contains a unique blend of reduced glutathione and B vitamins.

 

B Complex

 

Why the Recommended Daily Amounts are Inadequate

Government set RDAs (Recommended Daily Amounts) for B vitamins are based on levels required to prevent severe deficiency symptoms. They do not take into account additional demands placed on the body by stress, age, individual biochemistry, exercise, toxicity and certain medications, all of which increase vitamin requirements. Due to their water soluble nature, B vitamins need replacing regularly in the body, as they are excreted in the urine. Tea, coffee, alcohol and excess dietary intake of refined carbohydrates and sugar deplete B vitamins.

The B complex vitamins are required for metabolism of carbohydrates and therefore assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar balance. If supply of glucose to the brain is disrupted, a variety of mental symptoms such as mood swings, anxiety, depression, confusion, irritability, panic, forgetfulness and impaired concentration may occur.

What B Complex does in the Body

Folic Acid and vitamin B12 are two very important vitamins, essential to brain function.  People with depression often have low levels of folic acid and B12. Folic acid is also essential for production of neurotransmitters, chemicals found in the nervous system. Particularly concentrated in the brain, these vital substances are required for nerve cells to communicate with each other.

A recent, important study at Oxford university on a group of elderly people with mild memory problems, found that those people who took supplements of B6, B12 and folic acid showed reduced average brain shrinkage and higher scores in cognitive tests. This combination of vitamins is known to lower levels of a substance in the blood called homocysteine. High homocysteine increases the risk of memory decline and dementia.

Folic acid is also needed for healthy red blood cell production. Along with B12, folic acid is required to maintain iron stores in the body, which if insufficient leads to fatigue, lethargy and poor concentration. Folate is easily destroyed by cooking and food processing and borderline folic acid deficiency is relatively common amongst the general population

B6 is required for making a calming neurotransmitter called GABA and also for formation of other neurotranmitters, seratonin, dopamine and adrenalin. Seratonin is involved in mood and healthy sleep patterns . Low dopamine levels are sometimes present in people with addictions and some behaviour disorders. Women taking the contraceptive pill have a much greater need for B6.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) deficiency is linked with poor memory and concentration, nervousness, depression and mental confusion. Beri Beri is a severe B1 deficiency characterised by nerve degeneration.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system, the reduction of fatigue and protects against oxidative stress.

Severe lack of Vitamin B3  (niacin) deficiency causes pellagra, of which dementia is a major symptom. Other signs of deficiency relating to mental health include nervousness, memory loss, tension, anxiety, forgetfulness, insomnia, paranoia, confusion and depression. In a study, B3 supplementation improved memory between 10-40% across a mixed age group.

 

Glutathione

 

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a protein, made inside body cells from the amino acids, glycine, cysteine and glutamic acid. It has two main functions, acting as a powerful antioxidant and liver detoxifier.

How will Glutathione Help Me?

The brain requires large quantities of oxygen for the high level of chemical activity taking place. As a result of this activity, a process called oxidation occurs which produces harmful substances known as free radicals. A good example of oxidation is a freshly cut apple turning brown. The flesh of the fruit is literally burnt as oxygen comes into contact with it.

apple-divided

Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the number of free radicals and amount of available antioxidants. Oxidative stress occurs anywhere in the body. It is a factor in the development of many chronic illnesses including ME/CFS. Oxidative stress in the blood vessels, that supply the brain, will adversely affect brain function and increase the risk of stroke and dementia.

 

Provided there are plentiful antioxidants to “mop up” the free radicals, all is well. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which helps protect the brain from oxidant damage.

 

In addition to acting as an antioxidant, glutathione is a powerful detoxifying agent and is highly concentrated in the liver as well as being found in every cell of the body. It helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals (a process known as biotransformation). Glutathione is involved in joining together with (conjugating) toxins so that they can be dissolved in water and excreted.

 

Glutathione stores in the liver can be easily depleted by stress and excess toxicity. People with hepatitis and alcoholics have been found to have low glutathione stores.

 

Conventional scientific research has shown that problems with the liver’s detoxification processes contribute to chronic conditions such as M.E., Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease. In a more subtle way, a “sluggish” liver can be a factor in a multitude of symptoms ranging from allergies and respiratory problems to fatigue and depression.

 

As well as being concentrated in the liver, glutathione is also found in larger amounts in the lungs to deal with inhaled toxins. Asthma sufferers and people with respiratory conditions tend to be low in glutathione.

                 

What is Reduced Glutathione?

The form in which glutathione is ingested is vital.  If taken by mouth, glutathione is unlikely to survive the stomach acid without being broken down into its component amino acids. Glutathione needs to be in the reduced form to be effective.

 

Reduced, in chemical terms, is a substance from which oxygen has been removed and electrons have been added.  This means the substance is in a chemical form in which it can donate electrons. The opposite of reduced is oxidised. In an oxidised form, oxygen has been added and electrons have been lost. Oxidised glutathione will be biologically inactive. Not only that, but the oxidised glutathione will use up valuable reserves of antioxidants in the body in an attempt to reduce it.

 

What are Anthocyanins?

Empower MIND contains reduced gluthathione. However, Glutathione is a very unstable molecule which can be oxidised, reduced and oxidised again. Stomach acid will oxidise reduced glutathione unless it is protected. Empower MIND reduced glutathione is stabilised with a unique combination of plant bioflavonoids called anthocyanins. These purple/blue/black pigments are found in all plant tissue. Research shows that anthocyanins were able to regenerate reduced gluthathione.

 

Glutathione in the Diet?

Glutathione is made by the body from the amino acids, glycine, glutamate and cysteine. These amino acids are found in protein foods such as fish, chicken, eggs, meat, lentils, beans and pulses. However, the body will not always make glutathione efficiently. Fruit and vegetables supply glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme related to glutathione. Practically speaking it is not always possible to incorporate as much fruit and vegetables into our diets as we would like.

 

 

Who should take Empower Mind?

Empower Mind is suitable for people of all ages who wish to maintain peak mental health.

 

How Should I take Empower Mind?

The suggested Intake is 1-3 tablets daily or as directed by a Healthcare Professional. Empower Mind works best on an empty stomach at least one hour away from food. Take it with cold or room temperature water, not hot drinks.  If taking mineral or enzyme supplements leave a gap of 2 hours before taking Empower Mind.

 

How Long does Empower Mind take to Work?

Empower Mind begins to work within days of taking the supplement. Glutathione levels rise relatively quickly, reaching full potential within around 2 weeks.

 

Is Empower Mind Safe?

Empower Mind is generally very safe and side effect free. Because it contains moderate levels of nutrients, it can usually be used alongside medications. However for specific advice regarding any medications you are taking, consult your GP or pharmacist

 

Keep out of reach and sight of children

 

 

 

 

What is Empower Mind?

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Empower Mind is a science based supplement designed to support and maintain brain and mental function. Empower Mind contains a unique blend of reduced glutathione and B vitamins.

 

B Complex – Why the Recommended Daily Amounts are Inadequate

Government set RDAs (Recommended Daily Amounts) for B vitamins are based on levels required to prevent severe deficiency symptoms. They do not take into account additional demands placed on the body by stress, age, individual biochemistry, exercise, toxicity and certain medications, all of which increase vitamin requirements. Due to their water soluble nature, B vitamins need replacing regularly in the body, as they are excreted in the urine. Tea, coffee, alcohol and excess dietary intake of refined carbohydrates and sugar deplete B vitamins.

The B complex vitamins are required for metabolism of carbohydrates and therefore assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar balance. If supply of glucose to the brain is disrupted, a variety of mental symptoms such as mood swings, anxiety, depression, confusion, irritability, panic, forgetfulness and impaired concentration may occur.

 

What B Complex does in the Body

Folic Acid and vitamin B12 are two very important vitamins, essential to brain function.  People with depression often have low levels of folic acid and B12. Folic acid is also essential for production of neurotransmitters, chemicals found in the nervous system. Particularly concentrated in the brain, these vital substances are required for nerve cells to communicate with each other.

A recent, important study at Oxford university on a group of elderly people with mild memory problems, found that those people who took supplements of B6, B12 and folic acid showed reduced average brain shrinkage and higher scores in cognitive tests. This combination of vitamins is known to lower levels of a substance in the blood called homocysteine. High homocysteine increases the risk of memory decline and dementia.

Folic acid is also needed for healthy red blood cell production. Along with B12, folic acid is required to maintain iron stores in the body, which if insufficient leads to fatigue, lethargy and poor concentration. Folate is easily destroyed by cooking and food processing and borderline folic acid deficiency is relatively common amongst the general population.

B6 is required for making a calming neurotransmitter called GABA and also for formation of other neurotranmitters, seratonin, dopamine and adrenalin. Seratonin is involved in mood and healthy sleep patterns . Low dopamine levels are sometimes present in people with addictions and some behaviour disorders. Women taking the contraceptive pill have a much greater need for B6.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) deficiency is linked with poor memory and concentration, nervousness, depression and mental confusion. Beri Beri is a severe B1 deficiency characterised by nerve degeneration.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system, the reduction of fatigue and protects against oxidative stress.

Severe lack of Vitamin B3  (niacin) deficiency causes pellagra, of which dementia is a major symptom. Other signs of deficiency relating to mental health include nervousness, memory loss, tension, anxiety, forgetfulness, insomnia, paranoia, confusion and depression. In a study, B3 supplementation improved memory between 10-40% across a mixed age group.

Glutathione 

What is Glutathione?

glutathione strand

Glutathione Strand

Glutathione (GSH) is your body’s master antioxidant.  It is a small molecule produced naturally in the body, provided the required building blocks are available.  Glutathione detoxifies the body, strengthens the immune system, neutralises numerous types of free radicals, and fights intracellular inflammation.

Glutathione helps your body defend against oxidative stress, which has been associated with more than 74 major diseases and disorders. To put it simply, oxygen-based life on earth would be impossible without glutathione.

apple-divided

How will Glutathione Help Me?

The brain requires large quantities of oxygen for the high level of chemical activity taking place. As a result of this activity, a process called oxidation occurs which produces harmful substances known as free radicals. A good example of oxidation is a freshly cut apple turning brown. The flesh of the fruit is literally burnt as oxygen comes into contact with it.

Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the number of free radicals and amount of available antioxidants.

Provided there are plentiful antioxidants to “mop up” the free radicals, all is well. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant which helps protect the brain from oxidant damage.occurs anywhere in the body. It is a factor in the development of many chronic illnesses including ME/CFS. Oxidative stress in the blood vessels, that supply the brain, will adversely affect brain function and increase the risk of stroke and dementia.

In addition to acting as an antioxidant, glutathione is a powerful detoxifying agent and is highly concentrated in the liver as well as being found in every cell of the body. It helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals (a process known as biotransformation). Glutathione is involved in joining together with (conjugating) toxins so that they can be dissolved in water and excreted.

Glutathione stores in the liver can be easily depleted by stress and excess toxicity. People with hepatitis and alcoholics have been found to have low glutathione stores.

Conventional scientific research has shown that problems with the liver’s detoxification processes contribute to chronic conditions such as M.E., Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease. In a more subtle way, a “sluggish” liver can be a factor in a multitude of symptoms ranging from allergies and respiratory problems to fatigue and depression.

As well as being concentrated in the liver, glutathione is also found in larger amounts in the lungs to deal with inhaled toxins. Asthma sufferers and people with respiratory conditions tend to be low in glutathione.

What is ‘Reduced’ Glutathione?
glutathione molecule net

The form in which glutathione is ingested is vital.  If taken by mouth, glutathione is unlikely to survive the stomach acid without being broken down into its component amino acids. Glutathione needs to be in the reduced form to be effective.

Reduced, in chemical terms, is a substance from which oxygen has been removed and electrons have been added.  This means the substance is in a chemical form in which it can donate electrons. The opposite of reduced is oxidised. In an oxidised form, oxygen has been added and electrons have been lost. Oxidised glutathione will be biologically inactive. Not only that, but the oxidised glutathione will use up valuable reserves of antioxidants in the body in an attempt to reduce it.

 

What are Anthocyanins?

Empower MIND contains reduced gluthathione. However, Glutathione is a very unstable molecule which can be oxidised, reduced anthocyanin structureand oxidised again. Stomach acid will oxidise reduced glutathione unless it is protected.

Empower MIND reduced glutathione is stabilised with a unique combination of plant bioflavonoids called anthocyanin bowl of blackcurrantanthocyanins. These purple/blue/black pigments are found in all plant tissue. Professor Treusch’ research shows that anthocyanins were able to regenerate reduced gluthathione, thus re-cyling each other, scientifically referred to as creating a ‘Redox Potential’.

Glutathione in the Diet?

Glutathione is made by the body from the amino acids, glycine, glutamate and cysteine. These amino acids are found in protein foods such as fish, chicken, eggs, meat, lentils, beans and pulses. However, the body will not always make glutathione efficiently. Fruit and vegetables supply glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme related to glutathione. Practically speaking it is not always possible to incorporate as much fruit and vegetables into our diets as we would like.

Who should take Empower Mind?

Empower Mind is suitable for people of all ages who wish to maintain peak mental health.

How should I take Empower Mind?

The suggested Intake is 1-2 tablets daily or as directed by a Healthcare Professional. Empower Mind works best on an empty stomach at least one hour away from food. Take it with cold or room temperature water, not hot drinks.  If taking mineral or enzyme supplements leave a gap of 2 hours before taking Empower Mind.

 

How Long does Empower Mind take to Work?

Empower Mind begins to work within days of taking the supplement. Glutathione levels rise relatively quickly, reaching full potential within around 2 weeks.

 

Is Empower Mind Safe?

Since Glutathione is a naturally occurring compound in our bodies, there are no known negative glutathione side effects from supplementation.  Empower Mind is generally very safe and side effect free. Because it contains moderate levels of nutrients, it can usually be used alongside medications. However for specific advice regarding any medications you are taking, consult your GP or pharmacist

Keep out of reach and sight of children

 

Pack size; 90 Tablets