Flavonoids Prevent Dementia?

Dr. Shawn Talbott (Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACSM, FACN, FAIS) has gone from triathlon struggler to gut-brain guru! With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, he's on a mission to boost everyday human performance through the power of natural solutions and the gut-brain axis.

In a very cool new study, researchers from Columbia University showed that a low intake of plant compounds called flavanols can lead to age-related memory loss – while supplementation with higher levels can not only slow memory loss, but can also improve overall memory performance (by an average of 16%)!

Flavonoids and other polyphenols are found in foods such as tea, coffee, red wine, chocolate, berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries), citrus fruits, pomegranates, apples, grapes, pine bark, palm fruit, and others. This is why you will find so many polyphenol extracts across the range of Amare products (MentaFocus, Mentabiotics, Energy+, Edge, SuperFood, Sunrise, and others).

One of the reasons that flavonoids/polyphenols are so beneficial for brain function is because they have benefits across the entire Gut-Brain-Axis. They not only support the brain directly with superior blood flow, antioxidant protection, and anti-inflammatory benefits, but they also support the growth of “good bacteria” in the gut (microbiome), maintain gut integrity (e.g. reduce “leaky gut“), and enhance gut-brain signaling (an effect that Amare is pioneering with global patents filed on specific flavonoid blends that are specific for Gut-Brain-Axis optimization).

Be sure to protect your aging brain by drinking your tea/coffee, eating your berries, and taking your Gut-Brain-Axis supplements!

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About the Author

Exercise physiologist (MS, UMass Amherst) and Nutritional Biochemist (PhD, Rutgers) who studies how lifestyle influences our biochemistry, psychology and behavior - which kind of makes me a "Psycho-Nutritionist"?!?!

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