The miracle that is our brain is made up of about 100 billion neurons. It has a large water content and, you might be surprised to learn, is about 60% fat.
But everything about who we are - our character, our memories, friends, family, knowledge, beliefs and opinions - is stored in this complex mass of neurons.
Sadly, like the rest of our body, the brain is subject to the effects of aging. In the case of the brain, malformed proteins can gather and lead to memory loss, reduced cognitive function and even Alzheimer's syndrome.
Oxidative stress, caused by free radical molecules, can also damage the brain. Free radicals are dysfunctional electrons in your body caused by things like processed food, sugar, air pollution and cigarette smoke.
But people can take positive action to help preserve their brain health.
Doctors say that a healthier diet and reasonable exercise can have overall health benefits.
And there are certain natural molecules which can specifically help promote a healthier brain.
Muscadines and Alzheimer's & Dementia Protection For Seniors.
Resveratrol and quercetin are polyphenols which are found in muscadine grape skin.
Between them, these natural fruit molecules could play a role in protecting your brain from the build-up of potentially dangerous plaque.
In one study, resveratrol was found to increase nitric oxide bioavailability. This contributed to a 17% increase in what doctors call CVR cerebrovascular responsiveness. CVR is a measure of cognitive function or brain health.
In plain English, this helps the brain with both learning and memory retention functions. Blueberry pterostilbene is very effective because it is a small molecule which can pass through the blood:brain barrier.
And on the subject of the hippocampus region of the brain, yet another study showed that grapeseed could help brain health by reducing the effects of oxidative stress throughout the body. Studies suggest that grapeseed can even be useful as a preventative or therapeutic agent in Alzheimer's disease.
Muscadine grapeseed and grape skin are a potent combination for cognitive protection.
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Powdered muscadines and blueberries have concentrated health benefits.
Fresh muscadines are only available at the end of the summer. And it’s hard to get the full muscadine brain benefits just from eating the fruit. Here’s why:
Polyphenol-rich muscadine skin is thick and not pleasant to chew.
Antioxidant-rich muscadine seeds are too hard to bite through and digest.
The flesh you are left with is full of fructose fruit sugars.
This means that when people eat fresh muscadines, they are only eating the least healthy part … which is the sugar-rich flesh.
At Muscadinex we remove the sugary flesh, and this is used by winemakers for making delicious muscadine wines.
We then dry and powder the healthy skin and seed portions of the fruit:
Because we’ve removed the water and made a powder, you’re getting concentrated health benefits.
The sugary flesh is removed. So you get the ‘red wine’ resveratrol benefits of the skin, but without any alcohol.
Because the powder is fine, it is more easily digested, so you get maximum value for money.
Plus our powdered product means you can enjoy muscadine health benefits all year round!
Importantly, you get the healthy anti-oxidant and polyphenol molecules in their natural proportions. At Muscadinex we say that Mother Nature is in charge of product development. We don’t add anything … or take anything away from the healthy ingredients.
Next up. Read 'The Ten Health Benefits of Muscadine Grapes'. You'll be amazed at what muscadines offer.