Alora Naturals’ THINK™ supports an alert mind by improving blood flow to the brain, while also strengthening memory and concentration. THINK™ combines 3 highly effective active ingredients that act as food for your brain: Ginkgo Biloba Extract improves circulation to the brain; Phosphatidylserine increases mental focus; Citicoline supplies the brain with energy it needs to stay sharp.
Whether you are a student needing an edge for learning, a senior experiencing memory loss, or just someone who needs extra mental focus for the job, THINK™ can rejuvenate your brain, improve your mood, and help protect your brain and nervous system.
Ginkgo has been widely studied for its effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, platelet-forming and circulation-boosting effects. Studies have shown ginkgo to improve cognitive function and memory, increase energy, create a positive mood, and treat dementia and ADHD.
According to the International Journal of Phyotherapy and Phytopharmacology, ginkgo biloba is “currently the most investigated and adopted herbal remedy for cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).”
While ginkgo can help improve cognitive performance and memory in both older and younger adults, it seems to be especially useful for age-related mental decline. Because ginkgo helps the body to lower the stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline, it can also help to treat issues of anxiety and depression, and generally support mood and emotional health.
Due to its ability to improve circulation throughout the body gingko can be beneficial for eye health, and because it also increases blood flow to the lower part of the body, can be helpful for erectile dysfunction. These benefits to circulation also make ginkgo a remedy for those with frequent headaches, and it can reduce the rate and severity of migraines.
Some of the functions of PS include: cell repair, heartbeat regulation, bone matrix formation, and hormone secretion from the adrenal glands (helping to keep cortisol levels in check). PS serves many important functions in the body but it is of critical value for the brain where it is found in high amounts. Studies have shown PS to improve cognitive function, mood and memory, especially in the elderly, and to actually repair brain cells damaged due to head trauma.
While not a cure, PS has been shown to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, in those with mild versions of these diseases. As well, it has been proven to treat ADHD, by improving mental focus, and improve athletic performance due to improving focus and reducing cortisol levels. For athletes, PS will also decrease muscle damage following vigorous exercise.
By affecting neurotransmitter levels in the brain, PS has a positive effect on mood, easing symptoms of depression by raising levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that also mitigates the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. By lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, it can also help with symptoms of anxiety and nervousness.
Citicoline increases the production of important neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, all of which are required for mood balance and memory. As well, it supports the nerves in the eye, and studies have proven to be helpful for treating those with “lazy-eye” and other vision disorders.
Unlike taking just phosphatidylserine, or any other single phospholipid, Citicoline boosts the brain’s production of a number of the main phospholipids, including phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylethanolamine.
These phospholipids are essential for the synthesis of neurotransmitters and the proper functioning of cell membranes in the brain, both necessary factors for healthy cognitive function.