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Securing Your Brain's Future

Securing Your Brain’s FutureOur mental capacity is perhaps one of the factors of our health that we worry about the most as we get older. Mental health conditions can not only affect our mood and memory, but our concentration, our creativity, and our stress levels. Staying mentally aware into your later years (as well as being happy while you’re at it!) is still very much possible, especially now as Brain Awareness Week hits. While brain research continues to grow, you can maintain support of your very own self with helpful ingredients.

Keeping Your Brain Upbeat

Research into memory is still in the works, but it’s been known that certain ‘brain-boosters’ can help your mental clarity. Certain memory supplements contain these ingredients that have shown potential in numerous studies. For efficient cognitive health, such ingredients include:

  • Vitamin B12: A nutrient that supports the nerve and blood cells, and is responsible for helping make DNA, the genetic material in our cells. Found in most foods, it is mainly rich in clams, beef, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, and other dairy products. It is also a common nutrient in most fortified foods. Vitamin B12 can be difficult to absorb for some people from food, and deficiency for the nutrient ranges between 1.5 and 15%. Supplements containing the nutrient can be a solution.
  • Folate: Also known as vitamin B9, folate is an ingredient known mainly for its role in fetal development. However, it has effects for cognitive health too, especially in providing neurological support. One study on elderly patients found those suffering from mental health complications had low folate levels, while those who didn’t had much higher levels of the nutrient. It’s also shown promise for mood management, helping encourage the absorption of neurotransmitters for a happier mood.
  • Ginkgo biloba: Used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, ginkgo has been one of the most heavily researched herbs out there. For cognition, these studies have shown ginkgo’s effectiveness to support blood flow to the brain, which affects overall cognitive health.
  • GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid): Low levels of this ingredient can result in numerous mood disorders, as well as anxiety. It is a neurotransmitter, making it responsible for its support of mood and stress levels. GABA has been linked to helping relieve anxiety, improve slep, as well has help support one’s mood.

All of the above are well-known nutrients for cognition, which are also included in NeuroSur®, a memory and mood support supplement.

Securing Your Brain’s FutureNeuroSur®; Combating Mental Fatigue with Top Nutrients

With a natural-based formula, NeuroSur® contains vitamin B12, folate, ginkgo biloba, and GABA, as well as other nutrients such as magnesium, L-theanine, and vitamin B6. NeuroSur® helps combat these nutritional deficiencies, which can lead to moodiness and anxiety. It’s not just brainpower that needs protecting, but the mood and memory that makes up your cognitive health. Keep your brain boosted with safe and natural ingredients, and you won’t have to think a fuzzy mind is inevitable as you age.

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Understanding Vegetarian Supplements

Understanding Vegetarian SupplementsThe vegetarian lifestyle is becoming more and more mainstream. In the United States alone, around 13% of the population, or 40 million people, identify as vegan or vegetarian – not including the rest of the world, where demand for animal-free products in countries such as India, Taiwan and Germany is part of the norm.

As vegetarian options are becoming more widely available in health, supplements are already paving the way. This is especially so, as supplements complement the good health, alongside a vegetarian diet. Still, what exactly are vegetarian supplements and how do they differ from the traditional ones?

The Deal about Supplements

Getting your full nutritional daily value during a hectic lifestyle can be easier said than done. With supplements however, you can fill in that gap with the quality nutrients you need, formulated specifically for your body to utilize. Supplements come in numerous forms, including tablets, capsules, powders, liquids and softgels. Each form has their different advantages; tablets are common and easy to break apart to put in liquids or foods, powders and liquids are another convenient form that can be taken alongside meals, and others such as capsules or softgels are not only easy to swallow, but have a high absorption rate, allowing your body to get the most ingredients as possible.

With such a wide and varied selection, there's a supplement out there for every person. However, if you're searching for supplements that are vegetarian-approved, you'll need to narrow down your search. Vegetarian supplements are more widely available in both capsule and softgel form.

Choosing Vegetarian Supplement from the Rest

So, what's the difference between traditional supplements and vegetarian ones? First off, the traditional capsules and softgels are mainly made from gelatin. Gelatin is derived from certain animal parts that come from the cow or pig. While the gelatin helps make it easier for the body to absorb nutrients, this can be an issue for consumers whose diets do not allow pork or beef, as well as those who want to maintain a fully vegetarian lifestyle.

There are other possible ingredients in supplements that can conflict with your diet; lanolin, which is common in most vitamin D3 supplements is a material derived from sheep's wool, which is still considered vegetarian, but not vegan. Strearic acid is another additive, which helps prevent ingredients from caking during the manufacturing process. This can either be derived from animals or plants, and should be listed as a vegetable source in the ingredients list in order to be a qualified vegetarian supplement.

Vegetarian capsules and softgels are instead manufactured with a different material – one that is free from any animal byproducts. Vegetarian capsules and softgels are typically made with cellulose, which consists of plant cells and vegetable fibers. Even with the different material however, these supplements portray the same advantages that gelatin-based supplements deliver, such as high absorbability and easy swallowing.

Understanding the Vegetarian Supplement Advantage

Understanding The Vegetarian Supplements AdvantageFor consumers who have either religious or dietary restrictions, or wish to simply not take products that conflicts with their morals, vegetarian supplements are a viable option, all without sacrificing one's nutrition. This is because vegetarian supplements can complement a majority of diets, and have more flexible uses than the traditional variety. These kinds of supplements can fit as Halal and Kosher products, for example, and by being free of animal byproducts, vegetarian supplements eliminates the risk of contracting any animal-transmitted diseases.

If you're following a vegetarian lifestyle, you can opt for these supplements, while being aware of the very nutrition you need. Some of the most important ingredients for a vegetarian diet include:

  • Omega-3s
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium

There are also vegetarian multivitamins available, to get full comprehensive health support. As the market grows, so do options for your supplement choices.

Vegetarian Supplements by U.S. Doctors' Clinical®

U.S. Doctors' Clinical® understood this need from vegetarian consumers. With our own line of premium quality vegetarian softgels, we offer supplements on par with traditional softgels, packed with all the necessary nutrition in one convenient, easy-to-swallow dosage. These softgels are specifically made from carrageenan, a seaweed that is not only extremely safe to consume, but a renewable source, and incredibly eco-friendly. These softgels are also fully compliant with Halal, Kosher, gluten-free and non-GMO claims. We offer you the top choice in vegetarian supplements!