NutriMind is made up of omega-3 fatty Acids, Ginko biloba, Gingseng and other essential vitamin and minerals. Its unique combination makes it a special product in its category. It has sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acid and vitamin E. consuming omega-3 with vitamin E is more beneficial because Vitamin E, reduces the process of oxidation of omega-3.
Benefits of its main ingredients are below.
Omega-3 fatty acid
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them we have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease.
People who follow a Mediterranean style diet tend to have higher HDL or “good” cholesterol levels, which help promote heart health. Inuit Eskimos, who get high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from eating fatty fish, also tend to have increased HDL cholesterol and decreased triglycerides (fats in the blood). Several studies have shown that fish oil supplements reduce triglyceride levels.
High blood pressure
Several clinical studies suggest that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. An analysis of 17 clinical studies using fish oil supplements found that taking 3 or more grams of fish oil daily may reduce blood pressure in people with untreated hypertension. Doses this high, however, should only be taken under the direction of a physician.
The role of omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease is well established. One of the best ways to help prevent heart disease is to eat a diet low in saturated fat and to eat foods that are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids). Clinical evidence suggests that EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, the 2 omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil) help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Fish oil has been shown to lower levels of triglycerides (fats in the blood), and to lower the risk of death, heart attack, stroke, and abnormal heart rhythms in people who have already had a heart attack.
People with diabetes often have high triglyceride and low HDL levels. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help lower triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes), and raise HDL, so eating foods or taking fish oil supplements may help people with diabetes. Another type of omega-3 fatty acid, ALA (from flaxseed, for example) may not have the same benefit as fish oil.
Most clinical studies examining omega-3 fatty acid supplements for arthritis have focused on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints. A number of small studies have found that fish oil helps reduce symptoms of RA, including joint pain and morning stiffness. One study suggests that people with RA who take fish oil may be able to lower their dose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, unlike prescription medications, fish oil does not appear to slow progression of RA, only to treat the symptoms. Joint damage still occurs.
Laboratory studies suggest that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids (and low in the inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids) may help people with osteoarthritis. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, has been reported to reduce joint stiffness and pain, increase grip strength, and improve walking pace in a small group of people with osteoarthritis.
Some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help increase levels of calcium in the body and improve bone strength, although not all results were positive. Some studies also suggest that people who don' t get enough of some essential fatty acids (particularly EPA and gamma-linolenic acid [GLA], an omega-6 fatty acid) are more likely to have bone loss than those with normal levels of these fatty acids. In a study of women over 65 with osteoporosis, those who took EPA and GLA supplements had less bone loss over 3 years than those who took placebo. Many of these women also experienced an increase in bone density.
Studies have found mixed results as to whether taking omega-3 fatty acids can help depression symptoms. Several studies have found that people who took omega-3 fatty acids in addition to prescription antidepressants had a greater improvement in symptoms than those who took antidepressants alone. Other studies show that omega-3 fatty acid intake helps protect against postpartom depression, among other benefits. However, other studies have found no benefit.
Studies are also mixed on whether omega-3 fatty acids alone have any effect on depression. Depression is a serious illness and you should not try to treat it on your own. See a doctor for help.
In a clinical study of 30 people with bipolar disorder, those who took fish oil in addition to standard prescription treatments for bipolar disorder for 4 months experienced fewer mood swings and relapse than those who received placebo. But another 4 month long clinical study treating people with bipolar depression and rapid cycling bipolar disorder did not find that EPA helped reduce symptoms.
Preliminary clinical evidence suggests that people with schizophrenia may have an improvement in symptoms when given omega-3 fatty acids.
What conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high-omega-3 foods?
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Dry, itchy skin
• Brittle hair and nails
• Inability to concentrate
• Joint pain
• Alzheimer's disease
• Bipolar disorder
• Cardiovascular disease
• High blood pressure
• Migraine headaches
• Rheumatoid arthritis
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest living tree species and its leaves are among the most extensively studied herbs in use today. In Europe and the United States, ginkgo supplements are among the best-selling herbal medications. It consistently ranks as a top medicine prescribed in France and Germany.
Ginkgo has been used in traditional medicine to treat blood disorders and enhance memory. Scientific studies throughout the years have found evidence that supports these claims.
Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba
There appear to be a variety of conditions that may be treated by ginkgo biloba. For example, this supplement may be used to treat depression, memory loss in the elderly, and sexual problems. The supplement is also often claimed to be beneficial for treating heart disease, strokes, and allergies. It is important to note that some of these reported benefits of ginkgo biloba are more valid than others. In following conditions and symptoms we can use this.
· Claudication (painful legs from clogged arteries)
· Cerebral insufficiency
· Age-associated memory impairment (AAMI)
Asian ginseng, also called Panax ginseng, is one of the most popular herbs in the world that provides numerous health benefits to the human body. Panax is a Greek word, which means “all heal” while the word ginseng was derived from the Chinese word “renshen”, which literally means “man root”, referring to the fork-shaped root that looks like the legs of a man. Asian ginseng is found mostly in eastern part of Asia, predominantly in Korea, northern China, Japan, eastern Siberia, and Vietnam.
Ginseng and Mental Ability
Ginseng may improve cognitive performance during prolonged periods of mental activity, according to a 2005 study from the Journal of Psychopharmacology. In a clinical trial involving 30 healthy young adults, researchers found that those given Ginseng were less likely to experience mental fatigue while taking a test (compared to those given a placebo).In addition, a 2000 study in Psychopharmacology showed that a combination of Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba may help enhance memory in healthy middle-aged adults.
Ginseng and Diabetes
A small 2008 study from Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases showed that Ginseng may aid in diabetes management. The study involved 19 people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. Compared to those given a placebo for 12 weeks, study members who took Ginseng supplements for the same time period experienced greater improvements in blood sugar control.
Ginseng and Erectile Dysfunction
Ginseng appears to be effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, suggests a 2002 study from the Journal of Urology. In tests on 45 men with erectile dysfunction, those who took Ginseng for eight weeks showed greater improvements than those given a placebo for the same time period.
In an earlier study of 90 men with erectile dysfunction, 60 percent of the participants reported improvement in their symptoms compared with 30 percent of those using the placebo. The study was published in the International Journal of Impotence Research.
Unlike prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction (which are usually taken when needed), ginseng only appears to be useful for erectile dysfunction if taken on a continuous basis.