The Importance of Cognitive Health
Cognition isn’t just our ability to think, learn and remember. It’s our ability to reason, make decisions, plan ahead, concentrate and judge right from wrong. Given all of that, we can see how crucial it is to keep our cognitive function tip top for as long as possible. Cognitive decline is an accepted part of the aging process, just like all the other facets of wear and tear on the human body. But healthy aging is one thing… what about if one is younger?
Busy professional, multi-tasking lives can sometimes be overwhelming, but also frustrating. Take for instance the individual who rarely maintains enough energy to complete a full day of work, get to the gym, find time to see the kids and have a normal work-life balance. This can make you feel like you’re failing, or at least not keeping up.
The natural aging process when it comes to our brains sometimes causes a type of plaque to build up in our neuron pathways. As the human body ages, β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) in the brain may accumulate naturally. This can possibly lead to a sense of cognitive decline. Aging is an inevitable process of human life.
The Science Behind Acteolin™:
Numerous research articles have shown acteoside reduces β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) and tau protein phosphorylation buildup in the human brain that is implicated in impaired cognitive and memory functions.
Acteoside has also shown in research studies to increase acetylcholine, the primary neurotransmitter in the human nervous system, by decreasing the breakdown and increasing the synthesis of acetylcholine in the human brain.
Acteoside has shown to reduce a master inflammatory cytokine nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) that is implicated in inflammatory lung functions. Collagen buildup is associated with fibrotic lung disorders.
In addition, acteoside may reduce collagen buildup in the lung by reducing transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) production. Acteoside has shown to reduce histamine release and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and interleukin 4 (IL-4) production in cells that are implicated in breathing obstruction.
Acteoside induces hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in epithelial cells and may be involved in organ regeneration, wound healing and embryogenesis. Acteoside may also increase retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) that is essential for normal visual functions. RPE cells decreased with aging.
Acteolin™ is NuLiv’s proprietary acteoside (a caffeoyl phenylethanoid glycoside (C29H36O15).
Pharmacological, in-vitro, animal and human clinical studies have demonstrated that acteoside:
- Supports cognitive and memory functions by reducing β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) accumulation and abnormal tau protein phosphorylation and by protecting the central cholinergic system in the brain.*
- Supports lung functions by reducing nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) induced inflammation, collagen accumulation, and histamine release in lung tissue.*
- Supports retinal functions by promoting hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) that may be involved in organ regeneration, wound healing, embryogenesis, and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) that is essential for normal visual functions.*