Did You Know Your Brain Shrinks With Age?
Scary, isn’t it? Comprehension, memory and reasoning actually begin to decline at the age of 45 – considerably earlier than previous studies where declining brain capacity began at 60.
Brain shrinkage increases even more when associated with smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, according to a recent study at the University of California-Davis.
I discovered a virtual Fountain of Youth recently in my research – a key to reversing the effects of aging on our brains and slowing brain shrinkage. In fact, this secret “Miracle-Gro®” ingredient is already produced inside your body!
It’s called BDNF, Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor. BDNF is a versatile protein linked to brain cell survival and rejuvenation.
Ground-breaking research from UC San Diego has shown the protein BDNF impacting memory circuits in the brain and preventing disease at the cellular level. It appeared to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s Disease in mice and monkeys!
BDNF enhancement also was shown to have beneficial effects on Parkinson’s Disease, high-blood pressure and disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
How Can I Increase My BDNF Levels?
One simple and inexpensive way to increase BDNF in your brain is to start each day with 20 minutes of aerobics or brisk walking. Just 20 minutes increases your alertness, lowers your stress and wakes up your brain! If you want to increase your BDNF levels even more, sprint for 1 minute, then walk for 2. Keep doing this for 30-45 minutes. In studies, this has shown to increase BDNF levels by 20% or more compared to non-sprinters.
Watch this CBS News report highlighting new research in neuroscience demonstrating how exercise makes kids smarter. The real-world study showed that kids who exercised before class had double the improvement compared to kids who exercised afterwards. Exercise enhances brain plasticity and promotes the growth of new brain cells.
In this TEDx Presentation, award-winning neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki discusses the effects exercise has on the brain, its functionality and creativity.
You can also boost BDNF through certain kinds of foods. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries naturally contain BDNF stimulants, as well as supplements like Fish Oil, Grape Seed Extract and Turmeric. These supplements also lower inflammation and oxidative stress.
The Dangers of Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is the #1 cause of cellular dysfunction – it’s like internal rust.
Our cells constantly share oxygen atoms in a process known as redox. Redox hurts your body when some cells are left with unpaired electrons, resulting in free radicals – a highly dangerous phenomenon. Free radicals ricochet wildly around the body and cause damage to cells. Free radicals also create tremendous oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
Science has discovered that oxidative stress may be the cause of over 70 well-known, wide-spread diseases, such as:
- Heart Disease
- Lung Disease
- Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Eye Diseases like Macular Degeneration
Depending on what sort of toxins or stress you expose your body to, you could be finding yourself suffering, even at an early age, from diseases that could be prevented by minimizing the harmful free radicals in your system.
After the age of 30, your body’s capacity for making cellular energy declines, making anti-oxidants a necessity to fight free radicals and oxidative stress as you get older. Foods such as berries, avocado, whole grains, oily fish, nuts and seeds and broccoli are the best defense against oxidative stress.
What Else Can I Do to Grow My Brain?
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Apart from helping save the brain, the ingredients and the science we have used in putting them all together has a dramatic anti-aging effect on the entire body too.
I call Mind Power “The Einstein Pill” for how it fuels the genius inside of you!
Of course each and every one of us is different and your experiences may vary, so we cannot make any claims or guarantees about this formula. We would not be surprised though if you experience:
- improved mood and attitude toward life
- stamina to think all day and night
- ability to focus and concentrate with a laser-like precision
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As we get older, our brains start to deteriorate, losing memory and reasoning capability as early as the age of 45 – even in an otherwise healthy brain!
Worse still is the epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer’s which renders people to a life of darkness, confusion and loss of identity.
Mind Power is filled with brain-saving BDNF factors, which keep the brain healthy and active as we age. The supplements and vitamins also reduce the dangerous process of Oxidative Stress.
With our stressful lifestyles, wouldn’t it be truly amazing if we could perform even more effectively under stress? Mind Power will make that possible.
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As always, here’s to your Contagious Health!