Boosting Your Brain Health with Cocoa – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 259
Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
We’ve all seen the different commercials out there that are marketed towards brain health and making sure that we stay on top of our cognitive abilities, which, of course, is really important because, as we get older, the neuronal connections can sometimes get a little cobwebby. We don’t want that to happen. We want to make sure that as we get older, we have the full functionality of our brain. There are many different things that can impact our cognitive decline throughout the aging process. We can look at chronic disease states. We can look at diet. When it comes to brain atrophy, for example, which is the shrinking of the brain, diet plays a huge role into that. I want to focus on a couple of different nutrients that, when blended together, can really give a power punch of brain-boosting ability.†
Being proactive about brain health
I want to talk about cocoa and grape seed. Specifically, we have this really wonderful formulation which is known as Clarity. As the name implies, this is what we’re going for. We want to have clear thoughts. We want to be able to be responsive to our daily routine. This is something that I think is really important for people who are younger.†
Many times, we think about the aging process and brain dysfunction only occurring later on in life, but that is not the case. We understand that people who are younger and under high-stress situations, whether it’s at home, at school or at work, can certainly start to experience many of the different negative implications of a deteriorating brain capacity.†
We know that when we have an overactive endocrine system brought upon by things such as adrenal stress, it releases all of these different compounds and chemicals within the body that can have a real negative impact on our cognitive abilities. I’ve talked to so many people who are in their 20s, 30s and 40s and think they don’t have to worry about their brain health until they’re into their 70s, 80s and beyond. But your 20s, 30s and 40s are actually the time where you want to make sure that you are on top of your brain and that you are giving your brain the nutrients that it desires and requires in order to get through your hectic everyday routine.†
Important nutrients for brain health
Our TRUE line of products offers a supplement called TRUE Clarity. This is an awesome blend of cocoa flavanols. This offers the power of the actual cocoa bean itself. We’re not talking about smashing up a milk chocolate bar and putting it into a container. We’re talking about the powerful antioxidants that the cocoa bean itself is actually yielding. This is combined with the power of grape seed extract. Grape seed is really high in OPCs, or oligomeric proanthocyanidins. This is important because we know that when it comes to our exposure to these powerful flavanols and antioxidants that come from food, we usually are not obtaining enough of this. This is certainly true when we think about people who are in their 20s and 30s who maybe are not quite adhering to a healthy diet.†
This TRUE Clarity formulation is a blend of the cocoa flavanols along with grape seed extract. This is a powder, so it’s really easy for you to incorporate it into your daily routine. This is not only going to be beneficial for the brain, but we can also look at the support it can offer throughout the body, including for blood glucose levels, the cardiovascular system and the blood vessels.†
Learn more about the benefits of TRUE Clarity by tuning into the full podcast episode.
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