Flavay Plus® utilizes the proven dynamic interplay among the antioxidants and their co-factor nutrients. This is important because research shows that antioxidants work together—not alone. (9)
Until recently many believed that each antioxidant worked separately in the body, independently of the others. We now know that isn't true. Current research demonstrates that antioxidants work as a team, in sequence and in a complementary fashion. For example: Flavay® recycles and significantly extends the lifetime of vitamin C, potentiates vitamin E, and thereby creates a more powerful, synergistic antioxidant effect in the body. (9,18,22,24,27-31)
Flavay Plus® takes advantage of this network action with the following synergistic blend of antioxidants and phytonutrients, in a convenient, cost-effective capsule.
More than 60 years of solid scientific research, patents and clinical studies, rigorous manufacturing controls and comprehensive identity testing to safeguard quality and consistency; produced at the same French manufacturing facilities for pharmaceutical over-the-counter and dietary supplement uses worldwide. Flavay® is the name you can trust for pure, unadulterated and authentic small-cluster OPCs manufactured in France for over 60 years.
Flavay® has several key actions when consumed:
Flavay Plus® uses a synergistic blend of Flavay® with antioxidant vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients to best take advantage of the dynamic interplay among the key antioxidants and their co-factor nutrients.
Flavay Plus® adds phosphatidyl serine, a complex of amino and fatty acids extracted from soy (confirmed non-GMO) proven to be a safe and potentially effective therapeutic agent in treating memory deficit disorders, and is often used for attention deficit disorders. Phosphatidyl serine in Flavay Plus® was the subject of many human clinical trials regarding memory loss, mood, cognitive performance and learning ability. In the most famous human study, researchers gave 300 mg per day for 12 weeks to 149 subjects over 50-years-old. Various memory and learning tests were compared to the subjects before and after. and the results showed a significant rise in cognitive performance—to levels typical for as much as 12 years younger.(110,114)
In a study where a group of 27 ADHD children took 200 to 300 mg of phosphatidyl serine daily for four months, researchers found that 25 children exhibited improvement in learning capacity and behavior; and the researchers noted that there were no adverse affects. This substance also has the potential to stimulate the brain to produce dopamine. Published, double-blind research shows that phosphatidyl serine can also be helpful for depression. (110,113)
Phosphatidyl serine is a phospholipid that is vital to brain cell structure and function. Phospholipids are molecules containing both amino and fatty acid components, which are found in every cell membrane in our bodies. Phosphatidyl serine plays an important role in our neurotransmitter systems, in metabolism levels of the brain, and in maintaining nerve connections in the brain. It appears to help reestablish the normal down-regulation of cortisol secretion that is increased in chronically stressed individuals, and its benefit in dementia and depression may relate to improved brain cell membrane fluidity. In the clinical studies, phosphatidyl serine (100 mg three times daily) has been shown to improve the mood and mental function in those with Parkinsons disease. (110,113,114,119)
Scientific studies have demonstrated that phosphatidyl serine supplementation can increase the output of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter so important to memory. Clinical trials with elderly patients suffering from memory deficit disorders have shown that adding phosphatidyl serine to the daily diet improved the ability of these patients to think and decreased behavioral disturbances. In other studies, phosphatidyl serine also improved the performance of patients with age-associated memory impairment, a disorder affecting millions of Americans each year. (106-145)
The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders reported that children with ADHD experienced abnormal rhythms in the stress hormone cortisol. (14,195)
Research has shown that phosphatidyl serine works to keep the brains processes within normal limits, raising them when they are low and lowering them when they are high. So phosphatidyl serine boosts the weak stress response in the elderly person and calms down exaggerated stress in the healthy young person. Both physical and mental stressful conditions cause stress hormones to be released into circulation, even in the young and healthy. Phosphatidyl serine given to athletes prior to starting exercise produced an impressive degree of down-regulation of the stress hormones. Phosphatidyl serine may have the capacity to normalize the stress-induced activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in Italy, phosphatidyl serine lowered stress hormone (cortisol) production by 30 percent. (117)
Two more recent placebo controlled studies confirmed the earlier double-blind trials; young, university students experienced significantly less stress from tests when they took phosphatidyl serine (300 mg daily for 30 days), they stayed more clear-headed and composed, and kept a more stable mood. (190,191)
Altogether, this research shows that Flavay Plus® can help young and old people confront the stressful challenges of living in today's world.
Flavay Plus® also includes standardized ginkgo biloba leaf extract, primarily known as a brain booster. In Germany and France, ginkgo biloba extract is commonly prescribed for mental problems that are often caused by poor circulation to the brain, such as difficulty concentrating, poor memory, confusion, depression, and anxiety. There have been numerous European studies conducted on ginkgo biloba extract and many have reported positive effects in terms of memory and acuity. Recently, the New York Institute for Medical Research conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study using ginkgo biloba extract on patients suffering from dementia (caused by either stroke or Alzheimers disease), with positive results. This is significant because there are few drugs that have any impact at all on cases of dementia. And, the study was published in a mainstream medical journal. Flavay Plus® uses the clinically proven optimum ratios of standardized ginkgo leaf extract that were used in the breakthrough study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (147)
Flavay Plus® is formulated with the safest and preferred form of vitamin A, beta-carotene (Betatene®) which is converted into vitamin A only as the body needs it. What isn’t converted to vitamin A remains as a powerful antioxidant, shown to be a cancer preventative, to help strengthen the immune system, to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke, and protect against macular degeneration and the formation of cataracts. Flavay Plus® provides the highest quality, full-spectrum, patented Betatene®, a complete array of plant-derived, antioxidant carotenoids: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and lycopene. (11,12)
Plays an essential role in the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body, improves mental attitude, and keeps the nervous system, muscles and heart functioning normally. Inadequate intake may result in mental illness and some psychiatrists use vitamin B-1 for various emotional and psychiatric illnesses, oftentimes with medication. A deficiency of thiamin (vitamin B-1), for example, may produce irritability, nervousness and even increased sensitivity to noise. (157)
Assists in energy metabolism, fatty and amino acid synthesis. Vitamin B-2 is needed for tissue repair and is sometimes called the “growth vitamin.” Inadequate intake may cause depression, moodiness, nervousness, and irritability. (11,12)
Involved in the metabolism of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) and of essential fatty acids, the nervous system is dependent on vitamin B-6 for the production of GABA and neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine. It may be difficult for men and women to obtain even the RDAs from food; and stress, medications, smoking, and pollutants raise the B-6 requirement. Inadequate intake is associated with depression, confusion, dizziness, insomnia, irritability, and nervousness. (142,151-156,158)
Some neurological childhood conditions appear to be connected to the B-vitamins. A study conducted at Saint Joseph Hospital in Pennsylvania found low serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved with mood) levels in hyperactive children. The researchers gave some of the subjects vitamin B-6 and observed their serotonin levels rise appreciably. Also, research suggests that a deficiency of vitamins B-2 and B-6 play a primary role in the cause of emotional disorders. (151,152)
Helps the body to utilize fats, carbohydrates and protein; and to maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B-12 increases energy, relieves irritability, and improves concentration, memory and balance. Vitamin B-12 also helps the body to form and regenerate red blood cells and to break down homocysteine, a risk factor in heart disease. In children, B-12 supports growth. (11,12)
Vitamin B-12 deficiency can mimic Alzheimers disease: vitamin B-12 deficiency may cause fatigue, headaches, heart and nervous system disturbances such as numbness and tingling of the arms or legs, depression, mental confusion, and memory deficits. (11,12)
One of the most abundant neurotransmitters in the brain, some people with anxiety, panic disorders, and depression may not manufacture sufficient levels of GABA. For people who are over-stimulated, GABA induces a balancing relaxation. (148-156)
Water-soluble, a potent free radical scavenger and it recycles vitamin E in the body. Vitamin C plays a primary role in the formation of collagen and it is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system and a strong immune system. Controlled studies prove the contribution of vitamin C in the manufacture of white blood cells and interferon. (7,9-12)
Flavay's® ability to recycle, or regenerate vitamins C after it has quenched free radicals vastly extends its unique antioxidant powers, helping the body to maintain its synergistic antioxidant balance. (2,3,5,7,9,18,22,24,27-31)
The body’s principal fat-soluble antioxidant. Much of the body’s free radical damage occurs in fats and in fatty membranes of cells—exactly where vitamin E protects the body. Vitamin E is used by surgeons before and after operations to ensure against thrombosis and increase immunity to infection, by pediatricians to prevent blindness in premature babies, and by other specialists to increase high-density lipoproteins. Vitamin E decreases elevated hormone levels and prevents and treats anemias. (7,9-12)
Flavay Plus® uses only natural, cold-water dispersible (dry powder) vitamin E because it is efficiently absorbed even when taken on an empty stomach or with a low-fat meal. The other forms of natural vitmain E, the non-cold water dispersible (oil) forms, may be poorly absorbed unless taken with several grams of fats or oils.
The National Academy of Science officially recognized natural vitamin E (d-alpha) as twice as potent and retained twice as well as synthetic (dl-alpha). This means twice as much natural vitamin E reaches the blood and organs compared to synthetic versions.
Necessary for the body’s production of its own, naturally occurring antioxidants including: glutathione (a key intracellular antioxidant enzyme system that is responsible for protecting all of the body’s cells from free radical damage and detoxifying noxious agents from the body) and thioredoxin reductase, which recycles vitamin C. Selenium also has a synergistic effect with vitamin E, which means that the two combined are more powerful than either alone. Many Americans do not consume even the small RDA of selenium in their diet. Not consuming enough selenium is dangerous to your health. Low blood levels of selenium have been strongly associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and many different types of cancer. (7,9,11,12)
An essential mineral, zinc has many important effects on the brain and immune system, including neurotransmitter production and enzyme functioning. Zinc is a necessary part of the body’s production of DHA and a constituent of many vital enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is a critical cellular antioxidant enzyme that is responsible for mopping up peroxynitrate, the highly toxic free radical produced in abundance in the normal course of immune system battles (as in viral or bacterial infections) and plays a powerful role in immune system inflammation. Together with the B vitamins, zinc assists in the utilization of insulin and glucose. There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that zinc is needed for the proper maintenance of vitamin E levels in the blood and aids in the absorption of vitamin A. Other important functions of zinc include the promotion of glandular and reproductive health; and there is strong evidence that zinc is required for the synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, which are essential for cell repair and cell growth. Studies have found large percentages of apparently healthy children to be deficient in zinc. There is evidence that zinc levels fall after physical and mental stress. Flavay Plus® uses zinc orotate, a high-quality, highly bioavailable form of zinc. (7,9,11,12)
Flavay Plus® also includes zinc because a number of studies are pointing to an association between zinc deficiency and ADHD. One such 1996 study, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, revealed a statistically significant correlation between zinc and fatty acids, in that both were decreased in children with ADHD. In another study, conducted at Ohio State University, investigators found a relationship between zinc deficiency and response to stimulant therapy among people with ADHD. Basically, this study showed that children diagnosed with ADHD may be zinc deficient, and that this deficiency may result in their poor response to stimulant therapy. (14,159)
Flavay Plus® utilizes the dynamic interplay between these antioxidant nutrients and their co-factors in order to provide you and your family with the best that nutritional science has to offer in a convenient, cost effective capsule.
Get the results you want now: Flavay® rebuilds collagen, improves circulation and health in skin cells, and reduces inflammation; boosts the immune system with powerful antioxidant action; and Flavay Plus® can help improve concentration, attention and memory—raising cognitive performance to the levels typical for as much as 12 years younger! (1,18,19,25,33,56,123)
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