As the swell of baby boomers reach retirement age, cognitive function
associated with aging is becoming an important health care issue. With
the increasing value of cognitive support regimens, natural supplements
like Membrin are taking the lead for patients seeking help with cognitive
Why These Natural Ingredients?
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract
By far the most clinically proven plant extract for supporting cerebral
function, Ginkgo has been shown to increase blood flow to the brain,
promote nerve conductivity and improve memory in elderly patients. Our
raw material is of highest potency and the 120 mg dose matches many of
the positive clinical trials.
Widely considered to be neuroprotective, vinpocetin has been shown to
increase both cerebral blood flow and brain glucose uptake in animal
experiments. As a neuroprotective agent, vinpocetin helps maintain circulatory
and neurological strength in the brain. Further, the ability of vinpocetin
to inhibit phosphodiesterase is likely to play a relevant role in long
term memory enhancement. An alkaloid derivative of vincamine, which in
turn is extracted from the periwinkle plant (Vinca minor), Ortho Molecular
has chosen a comparatively significant dose in keeping with many of the
Huperzine is a nutraceutical extracted from Chinese club moss (Huperzia
serrata) that works as a potent, selective and long-term protector of
the naturally occurring neurotransmitter, acetylcholine (ACh). To effectively
enhance memory and learning, it is critical for ACh to have uninhibited
performance, a function that is hindered by the presence of acetylcholine
esterase (AChE), which works to break down ACh. By effectively blocking
the activity of AChE, huperzine supplementation yields increased ACh
levels, which are important for generating optimal neurotransmission
for critical brain functions- especially memory. This mechanism has been
studied for simple memory and learning, as well as neurological function
in the elderly.
Studies have shown huperzine to improve memory in several animal models
as well as human clinical trials, and has been shown to be safe and effective.
Most clinical research has studied doses of 100 mcg per day, which we
have included in Membrin.