Research shows that Flavay Plus® can improve memory, mood, cognitive performance, learning capacity and behavior—and lower stress-induced hormone (cortisol) production. (110, 113, 117)
Flavay Plus® utilizes the dynamic interplay among the antioxidants and their co-factor nutrients with a synergistic blend of Flavay®, phosphatidylserine, antioxidant vitamins and minerals and other phytonutrients proven to boost your brain and immune functions—thereby benefiting your whole body.
Placebo-controlled and double-blind trials prove that young university students experience significantly less stress from tests, stay more clear-headed and composed, and keep a more stable mood when taking Flavay Plus®. (190-191)
Flavay Plus® boosts the weak stress response in the elderly person and calms down exaggerated stress in the healthy young person. (110,113,114,119)
Flavay® readily crosses the blood-brain barrier where it strengthens collagen in your brain's vascular walls and capillaries, increases circulation, nutrient delivery and provides synergistic antioxidant protection. Flavay’s® antioxidant protection of brain cells is significant as recent studies have established a connection between free-radical damage and cognitive impairment. (1-3)
Research demonstrates that Flavay® helps regulate nitric oxide—from endothelial cells on the walls of your arteries to the neurons in your brain to the disease-fighting cells of your immune system. Nitric oxide modulates communication between your brain cells and is thereby deeply involved in concentration, learning and memory. Research also shows Flavay® may help your body to regulate enzymes which control the crucial neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, which carry messages among brain cells and are involved in excitatory responses. (10,14)
Flavay® also helps deliver other nutrients to the brain, such as zinc and selenium which are essential to normal brain function, according to research. Preliminary studies have confirmed what many users of this remarkable complex have experienced, striking benefits in improved concentration and mental focus, the classic symptoms of attention deficit disorder. (2,13,15)
Flavay Plus® includes phosphatidylserine, a complex of amino and fatty acids extracted from soy (confirmed non-GMO) proven to be a safe and effective therapeutic agent in treating memory deficit disorders, and is often used for attention deficit disorders. Phosphatidylserine in Flavay Plus® was the subject of many human clinical trials regarding memory loss, mood, cognitive performance and learning ability. In the most famous human study, researchers gave 300 mg per day for 12 weeks to 149 subjects over 50-years-old. Various memory and learning tests were compared to the subjects before and after. and the results showed a significant rise in cognitive performance—to levels typical for as much as 12 years younger.(110,114)
In a study where a group of 27 ADHD children took 200 to 300 mg of phosphatidylserine daily for four months, researchers found that 25 children exhibited improvement in learning capacity and behavior; and the researchers noted that there were no adverse affects. This substance also has the potential to stimulate the brain to produce dopamine. Published, double-blind research shows that it can also be helpful for depression. (110,113)
Researchers found phosphatidylserine “works with other nutrients such as the B vitamins and antioxidants to ensure smooth and efficient functioning of all the organs.” (192)
Flavay Plus® contains a standardized extract of the ginkgo leaves which been shown to be beneficial in a broad range of conditions, including those involved with circulation, blood conditions, metabolism, immune function, varicose conditions, and post-thrombotic syndrome. It has been shown to help with short-term memory improvement (especially in older populations) and cognitive disorders secondary to depression, among other conditions. Flavay Plus® uses the clinically proven optimum ratios of standardized ginkgo leaf extract that were used in the breakthrough study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (147)
GABA (Gamma-AminoButyric Acid)
One of the most abundant neurotransmitters in your brain, some people with anxiety, panic disorders and depression may not produce sufficient levels of GABA. For people who are over-stimulated, GABA induces a balancing relaxation. (148-156)
Vitamin A (as Beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and lycopene)
The preferred form of vitamin A, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A only as your body needs it. What isn't converted to vitamin A remains as a powerful antioxidant, shown to help strengthen your immune system, to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke, and to protect against macular degeneration and formation of cataracts. (11,12)
Flavay Plus® provides the highest quality, full-spectrum beta-carotene with a complete array of plant-derived, antioxidant carotenoids: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and lycopene.
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
Plays an essential role in the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body, improves mental attitude, and keeps the nervous system, muscles and heart functioning normally. Inadequate intake may result in mental illness and some psychiatrists use vitamin B-1 for various emotional and psychiatric illnesses, oftentimes with medication. (157)
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
Assists in energy metabolism, fatty and amino acid synthesis. Vitamin B-2 is needed for tissue repair and is sometimes called the “growth vitamin.” Inadequate intake of vitamin B-2 may cause depression, moodiness, nervousness and irritability. (11,12)
Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide)
Because of the importance of Vitamin B-3 to the nervous system, many practitioners use niacinamide alone or in conjunction with other medications in the treatment of mental disorders such as anxiety, nervousness, depression, and even schizophrenia. Symptoms of Vitamin B-3 deficiency include apprehension, irritability, depression, weakness, and loss of memory; followed by disorientation, confusion and hysteria. (11,12)
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Involved in the metabolism of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and of essential fatty acids, the nervous system is dependent on vitamin B-6 for the production of GABA and neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine. It may be difficult for men and women to obtain even the RDAs from food; and stress, medications, smoking, and pollutants raise the B-6 requirement. Inadequate intake is associated with depression, confusion, dizziness, insomnia, irritability, and nervousness. (142,151-156,158)
Some neurological childhood conditions appear to be connected to the B-vitamins. A study conducted at Saint Joseph Hospital in Pennsylvania found low serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved with mood) levels in hyperactive children. The researchers gave some of the subjects vitamin B-6 and observed their serotonin levels rise appreciably. Also, research suggests that a deficiency of vitamins B-2 and B-6 play a primary role in the cause of emotional disorders. (151,152)
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Helps the body to utilize fats, carbohydrates and protein; and to maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B-12 increases energy, relieves irritability and improves concentration, memory and balance. Vitamin B-12 also helps the body to form and regenerate red blood cells and to break down homocysteine, lowering the risk of heart disease. In children, B-12 supports growth.
Folic acid works with vitamin B-12 in the metabolism of amino acids, the synthesis of proteins, and in the production of RNA and DNA and is therefore vital to healthy cell division and replication, and tissue growth. Folic acid, like vitamin B-12, is needed for the proper formation and regeneration of red blood cells and to break down homocysteine, lowering the risk of heart disease. Folic acid is also important for normal neurotransmitter function. Some studies suggest that a folic acid deficiency can produce major mental problems and mood changes, including depression, schizophrenia and dementia. Low levels may also be connected with forms of mental retardation and low IQ. Folic acid is often deficient in the American diet and many medications can cause a deficiency.
Water-soluble, a potent free radical scavenger, recycles vitamin E, plays a primary role in formation of collagen, prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol and is essential for a strong immune system. Controlled studies prove the contribution of vitamin C to the prevention and treatment of infectious, degenerative and stress diseases, to resistance against pollution and its supportive role in the manufacture of white blood cells and interferon. Flavay Plus® with BioMor® Vitamin C is superior because once-a-day use provides your body with vitamin C protection all-day, as it naturally recycles vitamin C in your body by utilizing the synergistic interplay between the antioxidant vitamin and its co-factor nutrient, Flavay®.
The body's principal fat-soluble antioxidant. Much of the body's free radical damage occurs in fats, such as cholesterol, and in fatty membranes of cells—exactly where vitamin E protects the body.
Vitamin E is important for your nervous system. Deficiencies in Vitamin E may develop and lead to a number of brain and nervous system signs and symptoms including abnormal reflexes, muscle weakness, movement and balance problems and visual disturbance. Studies have shown promising results in connection with neurological problems in older patients, and in preventing neurological problems in children.
Flavay Plus® is formulated using cold-water dispersible (dry powder) vitamin E because it is efficiently absorbed even when taken on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal. Cold-water dispersible vitamin E is twice as expensive as soybean oil E-acetate, but the cold-water form is more efficiently absorbed. Also, Flavay Plus® is formulated with natural vitamin E because, as recognized by The National Academy of Science, natural vitamin E (d-alpha) is twice as potent and retained twice as well as synthetic (dl-alpha).
Flavay Plus® is formulated using natural, cold-water dispersible (dry powder) vitamin E because it is efficiently absorbed even when taken on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal.
Most products contain the most common Vitamin E made from soybean oil E-acetate (because it's far less expensive). But Flavay Plus® uses cold-water dispersible Vitamin E because it is much more efficiently absorbed.
Note: Synthetic Vitamin E can be both ineffective and dangerous. Synthetic vitamins in general have been shown to behave much differently than natural vitamins when consumed. The synthetic vitamins are largely rejected by the body, and detrimental because they deplete your body of other minerals and nutrients as your body works to eliminate synthetic substances. This is why Flavay Plus® contains NO synthetic vitamin E.
Necessary for your body's production of its own naturally-occurring antioxidants, including thioredoxin reductase and glutathione (a key intracellular antioxidant enzyme system responsible for protecting all your body's cells from free radical damage and detoxifying noxious agents from the body). Selenium also has a synergistic effect with vitamin E, which means the two combined are more powerful than either alone. Many Americans do not consume even the small RDA of selenium in their diet- which is dangerous to your health. Low blood levels of selenium have been strongly associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and many types of cancer.
An essential mineral, zinc has many important effects on the brain and immune system including neurotransmitter production and enzyme functioning. Zinc is a necessary part of your body's production of DHA and a constituent of many vital enzymes including superoxide dismutase (which is a critical cellular antioxidant enzyme responsible for mopping up peroxynitrite, the highly toxic free radical produced in abundance in the normal course of immune system battles as in viral or bacterial infections and plays a powerful role in immune system inflammation). Together with the B vitamins, zinc assists in the utilization of insulin and glucose. There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that zinc is needed for the proper maintenance of vitamin E levels in your blood and aids in the absorption of vitamin A. Other important functions of zinc include the promotion of glandular and reproductive health. There is strong evidence that zinc is required for the synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA which are essential for cell repair and cell growth. Studies have found large percentages of apparently healthy children to be deficient in zinc. There is evidence that zinc levels fall after physical and mental stress.
Flavay Plus® also includes zinc because a number of studies are pointing to an association between zinc deficiency and ADHD. One such 1996 study, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, revealed a statistically significant correlation between zinc and fatty acids, in that both were decreased in children with ADHD. In another study, conducted at Ohio State University, investigators found a relationship between zinc deficiency and response to stimulant therapy among people with ADHD. Basically, this study showed that children diagnosed with ADHD may be zinc deficient, and that this deficiency may result in their poor response to stimulant therapy. (14,159)
Synergistic Benefits in a Capsule
Flavay Plus® is a synergistic blend of superior quality ingredients providing you and your family with the best that nutritional science has to offer in a convenient, cost-effective capsule.