BNDF, StemTrophin and Mental Health

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Keeping Your Brain Happy and Healthy

A protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a key factor for not only creating new neurons, but also for protecting existing neurons and encouraging synapse formation within the brain. The defense of these neurons is vital for our thinking, learning, and brain function process. Low levels of BDNF are associated with a multitude of neurological conditions, including depression, anorexia nervosa, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Thankfully, the production of BDNF is completely within our own hands, and can be activated by voluntary physical exercise , caloric reduction, intellectual stimulation, curcumin, and docosahexacnoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fat (see: Improving Brain Function With BDNF).

How do we know curcumin can increase your levels of BDNF? The number of publications from researchers is exploding. Many studies test levels before and after a period of treatment with curcumin. This overview article shows this explosion in Curcumin related publications (through 2009). S. K. Kulkarni and A. Dhir. An Overview of Curcumin in Neurological Disorders.  Indian J Pharm Sci. 2010 Mar-Apr; 72(2): 149–154. doi: 10.4103/0250-474X.65012

Our StemTrophin is engineered to maximize absorption by your body. It is part of my program for keeping my brain healthy and happy.