Synapsa®: Promotes Cognitive Function in 7 Studies
Synapsa® is a mulit-patented bacopa ingredient developed based on 30 years of research. With Synapsa®, quality is everything – and it is controlled from “seed to shelf,” meaning from planting in India through final storage.
As important, Synapsa® has been shown to offer a wide variety of brain performance benefits in seven clinical studies – with more on the way. In fact, the Synapsa® studies show it offers both longer term and “acute” (after 1 hour) benefits.
The standard serving of Synapsa® for longer term benefits is 320mg (one serving or two TrueRecall™ capsules). On days where you really need to focus, taking Synapsa® (two servings or four TrueRecall™ capsules) has been shown to make a significant difference.
Some of the potential benefits found in Synapsa® include:
Promoting spatial working memory – which is an indicator of your brain’s ability to hold information in “temporary storage” and use it. You rely on working memory for language comprehension, reasoning and learning.
Help with forgetfulness (forgetting newly acquired information) – supports retaining new information after a short delay.
Help increase “attentiveness” – one way researchers measure the ability to sustain attention is by testing “visual information processing.” So basically, once your eyes see something, this measures how accurately and quickly your brain processes the information. Synapsa® helps increase visual information processing, and hence attentiveness.
Promote everyday memory in healthy adults – as we age, memory function starts to deteriorate. Synapsa® may help with age related memory loss in everyday activities, such as difficulty in remembering names, misplacing objects and struggling to remember phone numbers.
Two servings may support a balanced mood and alertness – works the same day.
PharmaGABA®: Feel the Difference Quickly
One of the reasons you may struggle to think clearly and remember things is your brain can’t relax because it is stressed.
Stress occurs for lots of reasons –hectic schedules, fears about your health or family, being in a situation that makes you nervous or anxious, feeling tired, pressure at work or worries about money. Even exercise, a good thing, stresses your body.
This makes it hard to focus, relax and concentrate – all hurting your memory. Your body has a natural way to help this situation. It uses an amino acid called GABA (Gamma AminoButyric Acid).
GABA works to restore order so your brain can relax and you can focus and concentrate. It’s been called nature’s “calming neurotransmitter” because it inhibits transmission of nervous feelings caused by stress and anxiety.
Your body can make GABA if it has the basic building block available, which is the amino acid L-glutamine.
If you want to get GABA directly from food, then you can drink tea or eat fermented foods, such as yogurt and certain cheeses. The fermented Korean cabbage dish kimchi is also very high in GABA.
Since it’s not easy to get from food, for many people taking a supplement with GABA is a good idea. Until recently, the only GABA available for supplements was a synthetic chemically made GABA. And it just doesn’t seem to work nearly as well as natural GABA.
This challenge was solved with the introduction of natural PharmaGABA®, which comes from Japan and is made using a fermentation process. Since your body recognizes the natural PharmaGABA®, it can put it to work almost immediately.
PharmaGABA® works by promoting relaxing “alpha waves” in your brain while at the same time deceasing the anxiety causing “beta waves.” Whereas caffeine may help you feel awake, PharmaGABA® has been shown to make your brain more alert.
Sensoril®: Helps Protect Your Body from The Effects of Stress
Like many substances in your body, when you have normal levels of cortisol it does some very good things. Some of these include helping to keep blood sugar under control, improving memory and reducing your sensitivity to pain.
Cortisol gets released when your body encounters a stressful situation – hence why it’s called the “stress hormone.” And because we live in a stressful society, many people have elevated levels of cortisol, which over time can lead to negative health consequences.
High cortisol levels may accelerate the aging process and cause you to feel tired, make it harder for your brain to function, lower immune system function, is a reason for weight gain and even accelerates bone loss.
To help you maintain normal cortisol levels, TrueRecall™ includes an ashwaganda plant extract called Sensoril®.
Sensoril® was invented by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Shibnath Ghosal, and it helps keep cortisol in balance.
The ashwaganda plant used to make Sensoril® is known as an “adaptogen” – meaning it helps the body return to a balanced state. So if your cortisol levels are normal, Sensoril® doesn’t cause them to plummet to below normal. It’s there to help keep cortisol in balance and promote levels of energizing DHEA.
Quatrefolic®: “Active” Folate Your Body Can Put to Work
The vitamin B9 is commonly known as folate. This vitamin is found in dark green leafy vegetables or “foliage,” which led to the name folate.
As you may know, folate is not typically found in supplements or fortified foods. Instead, most companies use a man-made synthetic form of B9 called folic acid.
For folic acid to be useful, your body needs to convert it to the active form of folate called 5-methylfolate (5-MTHF). And that brings us to the first problem with folic acid – a significant percentage of Americans can’t make this conversion because we’re not genetically programmed to do so.
If you have this problem, folic acid does not help regulate homocysteine, and worse, the folic acid may accumulate in your body. This can lead to other health problems or increase free radical damage.
Second, even if this conversion is not a problem for you, the synthetic folic acid struggles to cross your “blood brain" barrier which means your brain can’t optimally use folic acid.
Third, another shortcoming of folic acid is it may mask a vitamin B12 deficiency. This can put you at greater risk for conditions like anemia or nerve damage.
So why do most supplement companies use folic acid? The short answer is because it’s dirt cheap. Using real active folate is a lot more expensive because it’s hard to keep stable in a supplement bottle or food product.
You won’t find folic acid in TrueRecall™. Instead you get enhanced 5-methylfolate, the active form of folate your body uses. The brand name of this ingredient – which is made in Italy – is Quatrefolic®.
Here are the benefits of Quatrefolic® compared to folic acid:
No conversion in your body is needed. The active folate can be put to work immediately to target excess homocysteine. In fact, Quatrefolic® is significantly more bioavailable than folic acid. Plus, no unused folic acid will be stored in your body.
Unlike folic acid, Quatrefolic® can cross the blood-brain barrier. This means you maximize the benefits of folate for supporting brain health.
Quatrefolic® does not interfere with vitamin B12 detection. You and your doctor won’t have to worry about a misleading vitamin B12 reading from taking folic acid.
On top of this, Quatrefolic® is a highly stable form of active folate – so it will not turn rancid in the bottle.