Mental Health

Do you feel like you’re beginning to lose your mind? Like you are starting to forget little things, feeling depressed, getting confused, or perhaps you feel you are dealing with attention deficit (ADD). 

 

Many times, your traditional doctor will recommend taking powerful mind-altering drugs, which can have multiple negative side effects and are addictive. Before you do, please take some time to educate your self about what could be the root cause of the “why” behind your cognitive issues. 

The root issue can be as simple as a nutritional deficiency!

 

Key nutrients like B12, Vitamin D, Magnesium, and important fats from Omega-3 Fatty Acid called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are essential for the development of the brain and the nervous system. 

 

I have witnessed so many beautiful success stories from supplying key nutrients that the brain and nervous system need to be healthy and balanced. 

 

You may have heard of the blood brain barrier (BBB). The blood-brain barrier serves a filter, controlling which molecules can pass from the blood into the brain. They keep out any harmful toxins or pathogens from reaching your brain. But certain key nutrients can pass through the blood barrier, which have been studied to be extremely beneficial.  

 

For example, the active metabolites of Pycnogenol®, which is one the key ingredients in the Isotonix OPC-3, can build up inside the endothelial blood cells and have been proven to pass the blood-brain barrier. Pycnogenol® helps endothelial cells produce more nitric oxide (NO) which has multiple effects on brain function. Learn More

 

Nitric oxide increases blood flow, which improves oxygenation and the transport of nutrients to brain cells. In turn, this helps modulate key neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

 

You may already be familiar with such fatty acids as omega-3 and omega-6. Deficiencies in fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid may be related to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a December 2013 article in “Science Daily.”

 

A study reported in the January 2014 “Journal of Internal Medicine” found that when people with Alzheimer’s disease received supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, which cross the BBB, the level of fatty acids in their brains increased.

 

Numerous studies show Vitamin D deficiency can cause serious potential risk for Dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's disease, and even Schizophrenia.

 

I hope you take the time to watch the Mental Health Video and look at the key formulas below that are in my cabinet when it comes to supporting the health of your brain! 

Dr. Sheryl Recommends These Natural Supplements 
for Mental Health

nutraMetrix® Heart Health™ Essential Omega III Fish Oil 
with Vitamin E

nutraMetrix Heart Health Essential Omega III Fish Oil with Vitamin E contains levels of EPA and DHA that studies reveal is the most effective at promoting the health benefits listed here. nutraMetrix only uses fish oil that meets or exceeds standards set by Canada (CFIA), the European Union (EU) and the United States (CRN).

 

DHA maintains and improves human memory and learning behavior and is important for normal brain function. It is studied to reduce depression symptom since it is a mood enhancer. DHA is used for the development of the infant brain.

 

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) helps maintain normal triglyceride, cholesterol and blood pressure level as well as blood flow. It also helps maintain healthy levels of C-reactive protein. EPA can also provide relief from temporary inflammation associated with the normal aging process and daily activity. It promotes healthy lubrication, tear production, and blood flow to the eye.

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Each daily serving provides 3,000 mg of fish oil to supply 900 mg of EPA and 600 mg DHA
Purest wild Sardines and Anchovies fished from waters off South American coasts
Significantly fewer environmental impurities
Fish oil is tested twice; by the Certified Pharmaceutical-level cGMP manufacturing facilities and then by an independent testing company
No fear of mercury poisoning due to molecular distillation process in the lab
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nutraMetrix® Isotonix® Activated B-Complex

nutraMetrix Isotonix Activated B-Complex delivers metabolically active forms of several vitamins and minerals in isotonic form, ensuring that your body receives and uses vital nutrients quickly and efficiently. B vitamins can provide you with a number of health benefits, however, some B vitamins, such as B6, B12 and folic acid, must undergo chemical changes before they can be utilized by the body.

 

Furthermore, different factors, such as age and physical condition, may affect the body’s ability to activate vitamins on its own. If the non-active forms are used, the body is forced to work harder to gain the full benefit of the vitamin. These steps are eliminated when the forms used are already in their active states. By utilizing both the activated form of these vitamins, as well as the superior Isotonix delivery system, nutraMetrix Isotonix Activated B-Complex supports your body’s absorption and immediate use of beneficial ingredients.

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Contains the metabolically activated forms of critical B vitamins for brain health
Decreases stress and increases energy
Low levels can lead to depression, insomnia, memory impairment, nervousness, and irritability
Supports metabolism, heart health, and healthy immune function
Promotes nervous system
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nutraMextrix Isotonix® OPC-3

OPC-3 is the only product that contains Pycnogenol® in the Isotonic  delivery system, which studies show improves both numerical and spatial working memory using a computerized testing system. It was found to improve memory and test scores in college students. In addition, several recent research studies on Pycnogenol® studied the extract’s effects on Attention Deficit Disorders including ADHD, and shown to reduce symptoms in children.

 

The active metabolites of Pycnogenol® build up inside the endothelial blood cells and have been proven to pass the blood-brain barrier. It helps endothelial cells produce more nitric oxide (NO) which has multiple effects on brain function. Nitric Oxide regulates neuronal functions and thus contributes to processing signals inside the brain. It helps modulate key neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.

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Combats free radicals and demonstrates anti-inflammatory activity
Supports healthy blood vessel dilation, blood glucose levels, platelet activity and normal respiratory health/function
Multi-action (fat and water soluble) antioxidant
May assist in optimizing gastric tone and comfort
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nutraMetrix® Curcumin Extreme™

A clinical trial showed Curcumin suppressed oxidative damage, inflammation, cognitive deficits, and amyloid accumulation. Curcumin inhibits the formation of amyloid beta oligomers and fibrils, binds plaques, and reduces amyloid in vivo.

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Helps to maintain neurological health as we age
Promotes normal immune cell-brain (neuron) interactions in order to maintain cognitive health
Protects neurons from the negative effects of free radicals
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nutraMetrix Isotonix® Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and supports more than 300 enzyme systems. It is required for energy, regulation of the body temperature, nerve function, adaptation to stress, metabolism and much more. One of the main mechanisms of magnesium in the body is its support of normal protein synthesis. Normal protein synthesis relies on optimal magnesium concentrations, as magnesium supports the normal delivery to the building blocks of life – our DNA – of signals that trigger the expression of amino acids. In other words, this process supports the body’s normal ability to “make” proteins. The recommended daily value for adults is 400 mg of magnesium. However, average daily intakes are much less.

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Promotes calming by activating the parasympathetic nervous system
Supports synthesis of the neurotransmitters Serotonin and Dopamine, which send signals throughout the nervous system and brain
Assists in the production of the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body
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nutraMetrix Isotonix® Vitamin D with K2
Numerous studies show that Vitamin D deficiency can cause serious potential risk for depression ,dementia, Parkinson and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Helps support strong immune system and cognitive health
Helps maintain bone mass and cardiovascular health
Promotes normal bone mineral density
Promotes healthy arteries, elasticity of blood vessels and normal blood pressure
Contains 5,000 IUs of vitamin D and 45 mcg Vitamin K2
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nutraMetrix® Prime™ Cognitin Memory Support Formula
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Aids in improving and enhancing memory
Helps maintain cerebral blood flow and levels of acetylcholine
Helps maintain normal brain physiology and minimizes the effects of aging on the brain
Promotes neuron health
Inhibits oxidative stress/damage to the brain
Supports overall cognitive performance and learning capacity
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Recommended Complementary Products for Mental Health

nutraMetrix® Thymenol™

According to a review study published in Phytotherapy Research (2016), thymoquinone could be a potential neuro-protective and therapeutic agent for Parkinson’s disease. It has multiple pharmacological properties that can benefit brain health such as anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anxiolytic, and anti-psychotic.

 

ThymoQuin™, a clinically studied ingredient standardized to 3% thymoquinone content from black cumin seed, provides unique antioxidant activity. Specifically, ThymoQuin™ limits fat peroxidation—the degradation of lipids where free radicals “steal” electrons from the lipids in cell membranes, —with healthy cellular aging properties. Thymenol™ is highly beneficial for the cardiovascular system, the endocrine system as well as it promotes healthy immune cell activity. ThymoQuin™ has shown to be protective of liver cells from internal free radical impact, demonstrating a healthy inflammatory response.

 

Pycnogenol® is a plant extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows exclusively along the coast of southwest France in Les Landes de Gascogne. Pycnogenol®, a powerful antioxidant, selectively binds to collagen and elastin and promotes the normal production of endothelial nitric oxide, which promotes the normal dilation of blood vessels and blood flow to the brain as well as other vital tissues. Pycnogenol® is one of the most clinically researched ingredients in the natural health space.

Cap-in-Cap Technology
Provides controlled-multiphase release of ingredients
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May support normal 5-HT levels support­­­ing calmness and relaxation
Supports memory, cognition and attention
Helps support normal hormonal balance and brain function
Promotes healthy immune cell activity
Helps maintain normal healthy levels of triglycerides and blood glucose levels
Supports healthy weight
Multi-action (fat and water soluble) antioxidant
Protects the body from the effects of free radicals
Supports normal respiratory health/function
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About

Dr. Sheryl Duchess , N.D., M.H., Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Master Herbalist, Public Speaker, Educator

Dr.Sheryl is certified naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to educating and helping people find a more natural approach to wellness. She explains the root cause of disease and shares the secrets of a naturopath through her wellness course, videos, and mentoring opportunities.

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