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The 5 Benefits of Brainfood

November 23, 2020 3 min read

The 5 Benefits of Brainfood

Beyond pleasure, it is crucial to view our food as more than just fuel for energy, gut health, muscle building, and weight loss. We must also consider the well-being of our brains. Enter brainfood, an emerging category of functional food designed to optimize cognitive health and enhance performance. Let's nourish our minds and unlock our full potential!

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5 Benefits of Brainfood:

1. Focus 

Indulging in a cup of coffee surely enhances focus, yet the elevated heart rate and accompanying 'jitters' can be unsavory. Enter Ārepa—a caffeine-free formula abundant in New Zealand's plant-based antioxidants. Distinguished by its unique approach, a study revealed that consuming Ārepa uplifted accuracy, reaction speed, and overall cognitive performance in physically fatigued subjects—sans the dreaded caffeine crash. Curious about leaving coffee behind? Discover the transformative effects on your body by reading "What happens to your body when you give up caffeine(hyperlink)".

2. Calm

We all aspire to achieve a state of calmness, yet at times, our chosen remedies may inadvertently hinder our optimal performance. Enter Ārepa - a remarkable concoction enriched with 200mg of L-theanine, a seldom found amino acid present in green tea. Scientifically proven to alleviate anxiety and stress, it empowers without inducing drowsiness. Let us embark on a journey towards tranquility and enhanced well-being together. Read the 5x Benefits of L-theanine - the Amazing Amino Acid

3. Performance 

A recent meta analysis, encompassing all published scientific studies, has revealed a game-changing discovery: New Zealand Blackcurrant has the potential to surpass the effects of caffeine in enhancing physical performance. This finding holds tremendous significance not only for elite athletes but also for dedicated fitness enthusiasts embarking on their fitness journeys as summer approaches. The remarkable advantage of New Zealand Blackcurrant over caffeine lies not only in its ability to elevate physical performance but also in its avoidance of the subsequent caffeine crash. This breakthrough inspires us to push our limits, maximize our potential, and embrace the natural power of New Zealand Blackcurrant. 

4. Repair

Concussions affect not just rugby players but also many individuals in their daily lives. Whether it's a misstep on stairs, a fall on slopes, or even a moment of lightheartedness gone wrong, these incidents can result in severe and long-lasting difficulties. Ārepa, enriched with Enzogenol, a New Zealand pine bark extract, has been shown to alleviate mental fatigue in those recovering from traumatic brain injuries. Let's prioritize our well-being and overcome these challenges with science-backed solutions like Ārepa.

New Zealand blackcurrant supports muscle recovery after intense workouts. In 2009, scientists discovered that the extract from New Zealand blackcurrants can protect our bodies from exercise-related stress. Consumed in capsule form before and after physical activity, it reduces muscle damage, oxidative stress, inflammation, and potentially strengthens the body's defense against diseases. This research highlights the positive impact of blackcurrant fruit extracts on our well-being when combined with exercise. 

5. Protection 

A study by scientists at Tufts University found that older adults who ate fewer flavonoid-rich foods like berries, apples, and tea were 2 to 4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and related dementias over 20 years. This highlights the importance of prioritising these nourishing foods for cognitive health.

In a comprehensive epidemiological study, researchers examined the link between consuming flavonoid-rich foods and the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias. This groundbreaking research, published in the esteemed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, studied the long-term effects spanning over two decades in a sample of 2,800 individuals aged 50 and above.

The research team determined that a low intake of three flavonoid types was linked to a higher risk of dementia when compared to the highest intake. Specifically:

• Low intake of flavonoids (apples, pears and tea) was associated with twice the risk of developing ADRD.

• Low intake of anthocyanins(blackcurrants, blueberries, strawberries and red wine) was associated with a four-fold risk of developing ADRD.

• Low intake of flavonoid polymers (apples, pears, and tea) was associated with twice the risk of developing ADRD.

How does Ārepa compare? 

In one pack of The Brain Powder there are:

  • 6450mg of blackcurrant anthocyanins equivalent to 20 cups of blueberries.
  • 4500mg of Enzogenol a flavonoid polymer equivalent to 21 apples and pears
  • 4500mg L-theanine equivalent to 360 cups of green tea





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