The brain loses about 200,000 brain cells every day
Certain things can greatly accelerating this loss, including too much stress, alcohol, smoking, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity.
Fortunately no matter how many brain cells (or neurons) you’ve lost in the past (or are still losing), your brain has the ability to grow new brain cells through a process called neurogenesis. Your brain needs a protein called Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) for this to happen.
If you don’t have a sufficient supply of NGF to generate new brain cells the result could be brain fog, the inability to concentrate, and memory lapses.
Nerve Growth Factor is essential for brain health and neuroplasticity
The discovery of NGF by Rita Levi-Montalcini and Stanley Cohen in 1951 was one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern science, winning a Nobel Prize in 1986. Prior to its discover it was believed that brain cells could not recover or regrow after being damaged or killed.
NGF has now been studied extensively and shown to be one of the primary building blocks for overall brain health and neuroplasticity. It is essential for the growth and survival of neurons. The more neurons that you have and the better their health, the more efficiently you can rely signals in your brain.
In 1991 Dr. Kawagishi discovered that Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) contain hericenones and erinacines that stimulate the production of NGF in the human brain. Since then in vitro and in vivo studies have confirmed these findings. A recent human study showed that Lion’s Mane significantly increased the cognitive function of individuals with mild cognitive decline.
Supercharge your Mitochondria - the powerhouse of the cell
Mitochondria helps generate over 90% of the energy that your body uses on a daily basis. Your brain requires the greatest amount of energy compared of any other organ, so optimizing your mitochondrial health is vital for improving brain function.
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a cellular nutrient that can promote Mitochondrial Biogenesis, the creation of new mitochondrial. This supercharges the survival, growth, and function of mitochondrial leading to increased mental capacity. PQQ has also been shown to support NGF.
BioPQQ™ is the purest and most potent source of PQQ and is featured in the MycoMIND™ formula.
MycoMIND™ - the most essential daily nootropic
The combination of Lion’s Mane Mushroom and BioPQQ™ create a foundation for high-level mental performance. The ability to maintain and grow new neurons and mitochondria is necessary for all mental tasks, making MycoMIND™ the most essential daily nootropic.
The original discovery of Lion’s Mane’s ability to increase Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) occurred in 1991 and is credited to Japanese scientists, Dr. Kawagishi. This discovery presented a massive paradigm shift in the way science looks at brain cells. No longer a finite number that decreases over our lifespan, entire fields of scientific research have since been devoted to maintaining - even increasing - brain cell counts for enhanced cognitive function and longevity. Since that time, numerous studies have confirmed that this naturally occurring mushroom contains active compounds that stimulate NGF synthesis in human cells and promotes neurite outgrowth via activation of the JNK pathway (Jun amino-terminal kinase) This was proven in vivo. When they fed mice with Lions Mane powder there was an increase in the level of NGF mRNA expression in the hippocampus.
A study published in the September 2014 edition of the International Journal of Molecular Science confirmed that Lion’s Mane contains a compound known as Erinacine A that effectively scavenges free radicals, inhibiting inflammation and helps repair injured brain and nerve cells.Based on a 2010 study published in Biomedical Research, Lion’s Mane seems to decrease anxiety and depression symptoms.According to a 2008 Japanese study, Lion’s Mane seems to halt and reverse (increased score on cognitive function scale) cognitive decline in 50-80 year old Japanese men and women who suffered from mild cognitive impairment. The effect weren’t permanent and the scores declined after 4 weeks of stopping the ingestion of Lion’s Mane.
Pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ for short, is a coenzyme that was discovered in 1979. PQQ is involved in many of the body’s natural metabolic processes and PQQ supplementation has been shown in studies to provide neuroprotective activity, anti-oxidative activity, and mitochondrial biogenesis.Our source, BioPQQ is the industry leader for pryyoloquinoline quinone. Simply put, PQQ helps us create new mitochondria.
In recent years, a substantial body of evidence has underscored the importance of mitochondrial function in maintaining energy balance, minimizing oxidative stress and promoting longevity. Mitochondrial function has been examined in many aspects, including metabolic, neural and age-related conditions. PQQ deficiency decreases the size, number and function of mitochondria in rodents, and supplementation reverses these effects.Supplementation with PQQ has been shown to improve memory and reasoning, while more studies indicate that PQQ offers neuro-protective properties via reduction of oxidative damage. In a randomized, double-blind study of 71 middle aged individuals, PQQ supplementation over 12 weeks significantly improved short term memory and demonstrated the ability to prevent memory loss.
In 2012, Japanese researchers performed the first human study examining the effect of BioPQQ on stress, fatigue, and sleep. They concluded that supplementing with PQQ improved sleep, leading to reduced negative mental states, relief of fatigue and rise of positive mood. Other important conclusions from this study were that “mood also was improved by diminishing feelings of fatigue, and improved measures of appetite, sleep, pain and obsession with no adverse effects.” A 2016 study examining the impact of BioPQQ using near-infrared spectrometry (NIRS) found that cerebral blood flow in the prefrontal cortex was increased by the administration of PQQ. “The results suggest that PQQ can prevent reduction of brain function in aged persons, especially in attention and working memory.”
Lion’s Mane is a nootropic mushroom that has been used in Japan for thousands of years. Recently, western science has confirmed its neuroregenerative properties and role in enhancing cognition.
BioPQQ™ is the purest and most potent source of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), a polyphenol that is an exceptional antioxidant and cell regulator that promotes mitochondrial survival, growth, and function.