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FREE RADICALS – LOW DOPAMINE LEVELS – BRAIN ILLNESS

Dopamine levels are one of the elements associated with overall brain health, and medical practitioners have concluded that individuals suffering from brain illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s diseases, and advanced ageing have low levels of this important brain chemical. A key reason that dopamine levels may drop is due to the brain’s susceptibility to oxidative stress and hydrogen peroxide (H202) damage. Fortunately, it has been concluded that New Zealand Cassis antioxidants may help to protect the brain from harmful H202 damage.

Cassis Anthocyanins may help to inhibit H202 damage, which is the key cause of reduced dopamine leves

CASSIS ANTHOCYANINS IMPROVE DOPAMINE LEVELS

A study conducted by The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand focused on the relationship between New Zealand Cassis anthocyanins, oxidative stress, dopamine levels, and brain health. This study concluded that Cassis anthocyanins may have the ability to dramatically increase dopamine levels when compared to blueberry, boysenberry, and cranberry.




Results of brain health and dopamine study conducted by The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand

One of the most powerful phytochemicals are polyphenols, specifically is anthocyanins, which contain impressive antioxidant properties. Research shows that anthocyanins are able to eliminate oxidative stress within the body, which leads to the regulation of inflammatory responses, and ultimately promotes vision, brain, and cardiovascular health.

The health benefits associated with Cassis anthocyanins, GLA, Zinc Oxide, and Tocotrienol includes vision, brain, cardiovascular, and women’s health support, along with combating oxidative stress and regulating proper inflammatory responses.

 

CONTROL OXIDATIVE STRESS WITH CASSIS ANTHOCYANINS

“When cells are subjected to oxidative stress, the concentrations of free radicals increase until the natural defense mechanisms are overwhelmed and cell components are oxidatively damaged. The results show that anthocyanin-rich fraction of blackcurrant (Acy-bc) very effectively controls oxidative damage in oxidatively stressed cells.” Findings of Study: Health Enhancing Properties of New Zealand Blackcurrants




Not all anthocyanins help to promote brain health; but the Cassis berries used by the Vision Smart Center are grown in pristine New Zealand, and harvested for the most potent anthocyanin levels available. (Above Left) an image of real New Zealand Cassis growing at the Just the Berries farm.

FLAVONOIDS FOR BRAIN HEALTH

Along with life threatening Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, advanced ageing and dementia occur when elevated oxidative damage takes place throughout the body. A recent review article printed by the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology concluded not only that neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and advanced aging are related to oxidative stress, but also that Cassis flavonoids may help to improve brain health conditions.

"New Zealand Cassis flavonoids act as antioxidants to activate the enzymes that protect neuron cells and inhibit tissue damage from oxidative stress."
 

POLLUTION AND OTHER FACTORS INCREASE OXIDATIVE STRESS

As individuals are continuously subjected to pollution, poor nutrition, and advanced aging, their risk of developing brain illnesses is dramatically increased. Fortunately, ongoing studies continue to reveal the powers of New Zealand Cassis to protect against brain diseases. By eliminating oxidative stress within the brain before it causes irreversible damage, these impressive Cassis components may protect against and combat the symptoms of advanced aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s diseases.

Although may individuals feel that genetics is the leading risk factor of brain illnesses, there are actually numerous environmental and health-related causes for the diseases.