AlphaSize® and SerinAid®: All You Need to Know
For much of our human existence, we have considered our mental abilities as something that is determined by our genetic inheritance. Not long ago, it was believed our brains are hardwired and not something we could change in a meaningful way.
We knew that with determination and hard work we could improve, going further in life than many people who had a perceived advantage in the “brain department”. But for many of us a question remained – how much more successful could a hardworking person be if they could overcome their genetics and enhance their mental sharpness?
Research in natural and synthetic substances that could help enhance the mind has been ongoing for decades. It has led to the discovery of the most effective brain nutrients and other compounds that might have a significant influence on brain performance. All of this brings us to the topic of nootropics.
Nootropics are a broad group of naturally-occurring substances and dietary supplements that are believed to improve your brain function without having any negative effects.* Substances such as alpha-glyceryl phosphoryl choline (alpha-GPC), L-theanine, phosphatidylserine, huperzine-A, and acetyl-L-carnitine naturally occur in either the human body or elsewhere in nature and are considered to be conducive to helping a person's recall, memory, attention span, concentration, learning capacity, mental energy, and overall motivation.*
In this post, we are going to discuss two specific compounds – AlphaSize® alpha-GPC and SerinAid® phosphatidylserine – and how they can boost your brain performance*:
What Is AlphaSize®?
AlphaSize® (alpha-glyceryl-phosphoryl-choline, (alpha-GPC), or choline alfoscerate) acts by increasing the availability of acetylcholine in nerve cells. Acetylcholine is the brain's primary neurotransmitter chemical and is essential for healthy cognition. Having low levels of acetylcholine is linked to memory loss, poor concentration, and impaired learning.
AlphaSize® enhances cognitive processes by facilitating cell membrane fluidity and supplying brain cells with acetylcholine. Its ability to help increase acetylcholine and therefore improve brain metabolism is why alpha-GPC is often the main ingredient in prescription medications used in treating stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.
Regrettably, most people have a deficiency of alpha-GPC in the body. This can cause low cognitive functioning and reduced brain health.
The major dietary source of choline is eggs, which is also considered one of nature’s true “superfoods”. Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse and should form a key component of any non-vegan’s diet. Unfortunately, while eggs are a poignant way to maintain healthy levels of choline in your diet, they don’t contain enough to be used therapeutically, and thus, supplementation might be necessary.
This is particularly the case if you are an expectant mother. One study showed a strong correlation between a mother’s consumption of choline during pregnancy and the IQ of her child. Furthermore, although more research is needed, another study showed choline supplementation during later pregnancy could significantly improve the information processing of infants who had been exposed to alcohol while in the womb.
Alpha-GPC has shown plenty of promise in trials. It has demonstrated a potent ability to improve cognitive function and memory not only in healthy adults but also in Alzheimer’s patients.
If that wasn’t enough, AlphaSize® increases levels of glutathione and reduces inflammation, thereby helping to heal a damaged and inflamed brain.*
How AlphaSize® Benefits Your Brain and Body
AlphaSize® is the highest quality and most advanced choline compound so you don’t need to take too much to feel the effects. It is so effective because it crosses the blood-brain barrier to boost choline levels in the brain. After the substance enters your body, it provides a rapidly absorbed form of choline that can trigger enhanced cognitive functioning quickly.
AlphaSize® is also a highly effective growth hormone secretagogue (GHS), which means it increases the release of human growth hormones in the body through sophisticated metabolic processes. It has the potential to be one of the most powerful compounds to help maintain youthful vigor, reduce fat mass, and retain lean muscle mass.*
Here are just some of the benefits you may experience by consuming AlphaSize®:
- It improves critical brain functions, including focus, recall, learning, concentration, and memory.*
- It helps produce human growth hormone, which is responsible for maintaining body composition and vitality.*
- It helps speed cell-to-cell communication by optimizing neurons, allowing you to engage in physically-demanding tasks for longer and more efficiently.*
- It promotes the formation of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory, sharpness, and other key brain functions.*
If you are looking for a way to improve your cognitive abilities and physical prowess, then look no further. Alkalife® Brain Performance Plus™ is all about helping you stay motivated, energized, and focused on your goals.* We chose to include AlphaSize® in our formula because of its superior ability to nourish your mind and muscles.* Whether you’re an athlete looking to elevate your game, a student trying to ace your next exam, or a working professional looking for a boost to get through your work day, the 600 mg of AlphaSize® present in Brain Performance Plus™ can give you the boost you need for better performance.*
What Is SerinAid®?
SerinAid® is the most advanced form of phosphatidylserine (PS), which is a fat-like substance that accumulates in brain cell membranes. It regulates the function of key proteins in cell membranes, can improve brain function, and may repair brain damage.
One study, published in the Journal of Neurology, observed 149 patients aged 50 to 70 who were diagnosed with common age-related memory problems. These individuals were given either a placebo or 100 mg of phosphatidylserine every day for 12 weeks.
At the end of the trial, those taking phosphatidylserine showed major improvements in their memory and were better able to find misplaced objects, memorize paragraphs, and recall telephone numbers. They were also better able to concentrate on tasks than those who took a placebo.
According to Dr. Crook, by consuming phosphatidylserine, patients were able to gain an average of 12 years in terms of their cognitive function. Even people who began with the most severe mental impairment showed significant improvements.
Phosphatidylserine is important for healthy cell membranes. Without optimally-functioning cell membranes, your brain cells simply cannot communicate with each other, which means you’ll have a hard time retrieving old information and learning new information.
When you can’t remember where you just put your car keys, can’t place a face with a name, or don't recall whether you've taken your medication for the day, it’s because your neurons are not communicating with each other like they should. It is a natural phenomenon that occurs as we grow older.
Phosphatidylserine is also vital for producing energy within brain cells. The mitochondrial membrane – the actual site within the cells where fuel is converted into energy – contains high amounts of phosphatidylserine. If you don’t have enough of this brain nutrient, your cellular energy production might be compromised. Without sufficient energy, your brain just cannot work as well and your central nervous system does not work as quickly.
Increasing your levels of phosphatidylserine can help keep cell membranes healthy and boost cell energy. This is why most of us should take SerinAid® supplements as we age.
How SerinAid® Benefits Your Brain and Body
SerinAid® helps your body in the following ways:
It Protects Your Memory*
Many people who take SerinAid® Phosphatidylserine supplements do so for its ability to help protect and even enhance memory.* Since phosphatidylserine plays a critical role in helping convey messages in the central nervous system and brain, it is a fundamental component for creating new memories by transporting short-term experiences to the long-term-memory-forming parts of the brain, including the hippocampus.
According to one study, people who received phosphatidylserine after showing some degree of poor memory experienced tremendous improvement in recall after taking the supplement every day for 6 months. Compared to the placebo-controlled group, individuals who took phosphatidylserine improved their memory scores in a major way.
It Regulates Your Mood*
We have enough scientific evidence now to prove there’s a clear connection between mood and memory. Studies show that those who maintain a positive outlook in life have a much higher likelihood of learning new things and remembering old information when compared to people with a negative attitude.
As phosphatidylserine is considered a potential mood booster when taken regularly and mood has an enormous effect on memory, phosphatidylserine could help boost both mood and memory at the same time.*
It Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Response*
Phosphatidylserine has been studied extensively for its affect on the brain’s ability to process glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream and brain more efficiently. Some studies have shown that phosphatidylserine levels in the body are directly related to healthy glucose metabolism within the brain. Having sufficient phosphatidylserine levels could mean your brain and body are better equipped to absorb and process sugar, which might be related to Alzheimer's disease.
It Improves Your Focus*
We live in a world of distraction. From an overload of information to an avalanche of responsibilities, chores, and errands, it's only natural to feel overwhelmed at times. Staying focused on important duties can be tricky. A lack of laser focus on finishing necessary tasks could harm the brain and its ability to learn and retain information in the long run.
Enter phosphatidylserine. People who take phosphatidylserine supplements report an improvement in concentration, mood, and short-term memory.* While more research needs to be done to confirm these findings, so far the results look really promising.
It Prevents Muscle Soreness*
We all know how important exercise is to stay fit as well as prevent cognitive decline. Regular workouts benefit memory and overall mental wellness. However, if you dread daily physical activity because of potential muscle soreness, it can be difficult to sustain the habit of getting enough exercise. Fortunately, SerinAid® may be able to help. In one study, participants who were given phosphatidylserine regularly, felt noticeably less muscle soreness after exercising.
As we said, research on phosphatidylserine so far has been encouraging. If you find yourself stressed out on a regular basis, you’ll be happy to know that phosphatidylserine regulates the release of cortisol. Cortisol is the biggest cause of chemical demoralization; our brains release it when we are feeling tired and defeated.
In another recent study, researchers followed 10 healthy men to learn the impact of phosphatidylserine supplementation on people who work out. Each person was given 600 mg of phosphatidylserine or a placebo each day for 10 days. Their blood samples were tested after 15 minutes of moderate physical activity each day.
The results showed that cortisol levels were incredibly lower in men who were taking phosphatidylserine compared to those who were only taking a placebo. Researchers concluded that phosphatidylserine is an effective compound for staving off exercise-induced stress and preventing the muscle pain and soreness that comes with overexerting yourself.
If you want to increase the frequency or intensity of your workouts, you can’t find a better addition to your regimen than SerinAid®.* In several other studies, people who consume phosphatidylserine have shown marked improvements in motivation, initiative, memory, socialization, and interest in the environment around them.*
Supplementation with phosphatidylserine appears to be especially beneficial for conditions involving poor memory and concentration, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).*
Enjoy the Powerful Combination of Nootropics in Alkalife® Brain Performance Plus™
The Alkalife® Brain Performance Plus™ formula contains 600 mg of AlphaSize® and 600 mg of SerinAid® in each serving to provide vital nutrients to your brain that it might not be getting enough of otherwise. Our amazing formula has undergone years of extensive research and each and every ingredient is tested for potency and quality.
If you are looking to eliminate brain fog while improving your learning and thinking skills in order to achieve peak mental performance, give Brain Performance Plus™ a try.* It offers improved mental function thanks to the research-backed nootropic compounds proven to support cognition and help maintain healthful body composition.*
Some of the other potent ingredients found in Brain Performance Plus™ include L-theanine (to increase alertness), Rhodiola rosea (to increase endurance and stamina), and bacopa plant extract (to reduce stress and elevate mood).
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