Pterostilbene

PterostilbeneBackground Pterostilbene, also known as trans-3, 5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene, 3, 5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene, is a powerful antioxidant that can help you by improving brain, heart, and immune system function. It is, actually, a stilbene molecule and dimethylated derivative of Resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps fight free radical damageand slows down the aging process. Pterostilbene can be obtained from foods such as…

Gotu Kola

Gotu KolaBackground Gotu Kola, also most commonly known as Centella asiatica, is a medicinal herb widely used as a blood purifier as well as for relieving of high blood pressure, for memory enhancement and promoting longevity. In Ayurveda, Gotu Kola is one of the main herbs for revitalizing the nerves and brain cells. It is…

Cocoa Extract

Cocoa ExtractBackground Cocoa (also known as Cacao) extract is a bitter combination with a chocolate taste, made up of xanthine molecules (theobromine and caffeine) and procyanidins. Cocoa extract also refers to the bioactive compounds that include flavanols or flavonoids and (-)-epicatechin. Supplementing cocoa extract may provide cardiovascular and cognitive benefits through improved blood flow and…

Ginseng

GinsengBackground Ginseng is any one of the 11 species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae; Panax means “all heal” in Greek. While there are several different herbs that fall under the description of ginseng, the term “ginseng” generally refers to American (Panax quinquefolius) as well…

Green Tea Extract

Green Tea ExtractBackground Green tea is a kind of tea that is prepared from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong and black tea. Green tea originated in China, but its production has spread to many countries in Asia. Green tea extracts have been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for a variety of uses.[1] Green tea improves…

Reishi

Reishi Background Reishi mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum is the scientific name, an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for various healing abilities for thousands of years and popularly recognized as “superfood” and“mushroom of immortality”. Also known as lingzhi in Chinese, reishi mushroom or G. lucidum is a popular powerful nootropic supplement and a…