Category Archives: Brain

Grape Seed Extract and Cognition

Grapes are high in antioxidants and are known to have a number of health benefits in humans and animals. However, the antioxidants differ between different parts of the grapes and this may give them different properties. For example, scientists have … Continue reading

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Ginseng G115: Improved Performance From A Single Dose

Panax ginseng is a traditional medicine that can be used as a general tonic against stress. Stress is particularly damaging to health because it is known that stress can significantly lower the immune system. Studies suggest that consuming ginseng as … Continue reading

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Cloves for Memory

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Dehydration and Mental Performance

It is well evidenced that dehydration is able to cause a serious deterioration in physical performance. As little as 5 % dehydration can negatively affect physical fitness levels, and further declines can cause not only poor performance, but serious risk … Continue reading

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Silymarin as a Neuroprotective Agent

The milk thistle plant (Silymarin marianum) is a plant with a high antioxidant content. The seeds of the plant are particularly high in silymarin, a collective name for a group of flavonolignans. Around 50 to 70 % of silymarin is … Continue reading

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Fats for Brain Health

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Neuroprotective Effects of Polyphenols

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Short Term Cognitive Effects of Rhodiola and Ginseng

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Poor Diet: Making You Dumb And Sad?

Poor diet is associated with a number of detrimental health effects. To date, most of the focus on the health effects of poor diet has been on the physical effects. These include weight gain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. However, … Continue reading

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Creatine and Cognitive Function

Creatine is an important component of cells because it is used to buffer phosphocreatine during energy utilisation. Higher levels of creatine mean a greater buffering capacity, and this means the cell has a larger amount of energy for important processes. … Continue reading

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