Berries For Life™ takes pride in meticulously formulating all products and determining the amounts per serving based on extensive research showing the health benefits of each ingredient
BerrySmart™ combines a premium blend of berry phytonutrients and other scientifically-substantiated ingredients to create a well-rounded brain support product that will help maintain optimal brain function from multiple angles.
About the ingredients
Blueberryhas been widely-studied for the past decade for its anti-aging and brain support properties, with notable research coming out of the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Specifically, Tufts researchers documented the ability of blueberry anthocyanins to cross the blood-brain barrier and enhance memory, cognition, and motor skills. BerrySmart™ is packed with a standardized blueberry extract to deliver brain-supporting blueberry anthocyanins. This is coupled with the vascular-support properties of aroniaberry to ensure proper circulation of nutrients to the brain.*
DHAis an essential omega-3 fatty acid that which makes up 60% of the constituent components of the lipid bilayer in the brain. It is essential for the proper functioning of our brains as adults, and for the development of our nervous system and visual abilities during the first 6 months of life. A deficiency in DHA is associated with cognitive decline. Our bodies naturally produce small amounts of DHA, but we must get the amounts we need from our diet or supplements. Most people in the Western world do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. BerrySmart™ includes the high quality algae source of DHA to provide a vegetarian-friendly dose of DHA to help fill the gap of your daily need for optimal brain health.*
Phosphatidylserine (PS)is a phospholipid that is typically derived from soy lecithin and is one of the major structural components in many biological membranes. PS is also involved in the production of the "memory" neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Numerous clinical studies show the ability of PS to protect against age-associated cognitive decline and maintain healthy brain function, but the normal diet provides an insufficient amount of PS; hence the need for supplementation. BerrySmart™ includes a high-potency soy-derived extract to deliver an efficacious maintenance dose that can safely be taken over time.
Ginkgo bilobais the oldest living tree species and has acquired quite a following as a memory-enhancing herb due to its antioxidant and circulation-stimulating properties. Modern research has focused on the standardized Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) standardized to 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpenoids, which is prepared from the dried green leaves. BerrySmart™ includes the dosage of GBE used in actual clinical studies of brain support benefits.
The ingredients in this formulation have been shown to:
- Support cognitive and motor function
- Possess considerable antioxidant activity.
- Improve memory.
- Make up part of the protective lipid bilayer of the brain.
- Serve as a phospholipid that is necessary for optimal brain function.