Happy Thanksgiving!

Today you will probably have firsthand experience with the after-dinner fatigue that sets in after a Thanksgiving feast. Why do you want a nap? To escape the dishes? Perhaps, but the meal itself plays a big part in the way you feel.

L-Tryptophan and the Turkey is often cited as the culprit in after dinner lethargy, but the truth is that you could omit the bird altogether and still feel the effects of the feast. Turkey does contain L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid with a documented sleep inducing effect. L-tryptophan is used in the body to produce the B-vitamin, niacin. Tryptophan also can be metabolized into serotonin and melatonin, neurotransmitters that exert a calming effect and regulates sleep. However, L-tryptophan needs to be taken on an empty stomach and without any other amino acids or protein in order to make you drowsy. There’s lots of protein in a serving of turkey and it’s probably not the only food on the table.

Melatonin

*The tiniest gland in the body is found in the center of the brain. The pineal (pinecone shaped) gland is roughly a quarter inch long and weighs about a tenth of a gram. This tiny gland is responsible for the release of melatonin.

*Known as the “hormone of darkness” because it is released at night and is associated with the body’s circadian rhythms

*In research done at Vanderbilt University, it was found that melatonin is well tolerated and safe

*Considerable evidence suggests that melatonin is effective against skin aging.

*Low levels of melatonin in the body are associated with impaired immune function and cancer

*Easily penetrates membranes and therefore is able to protect important intracellular structures including mitochondria and DNA from oxidative damage directly at the sites where such damage occurs

*Not only acts as a potent antioxidant itself, but it is also capable of activating an entire endogenous enzymatic protective system against oxidative stress

*Taken orally, melatonin is not effective in the treatment of skin due to the first-pass degradation in the liver, which limits skin access

*Readily penetrates the stratum corneum and circumvents this problem

*Endogenous melatonin, along with topically applied exogenous melatonin, provide the most potent defense system against multiple pathologic conditions including oxidative damage, skin inflammation, and atopic dermatitis

Happy Thanksgiving! The entire Pinnaclife team would like to take a moment to thank you all for your continued business and support! We wish you safe travels and a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family, friends, and loved ones!

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Pinnaclife Brain Health Supplement

Pinnaclife Brain Health was designed specifically to provide the protective nutrients that your brain cells need to resist they types of damage that cause neurodegenerative diseases. It utilizes ingredients that are capable of crossing the blood-brain-barrier and exerting their effects on the brain cells where they are needed.

What does research say about the ingredients used in Pinnaclife Brain Health?

Sulforaphane from broccoli extract is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to have positive effects in ischemic (lack of oxygen/blood flow) and traumatic brain injury while also reducing the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases.

ECG/EGCG from green tea extract are potent antioxidants that have been shown to improve cognitive function and memory while reducing neuronal damage caused by stress and free-radicals.

Trans-resveratrol from grapevine extract has been shown to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases and protect neurons from oxidative damage.

Hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein from olive leaf extract have been shown to increase genetic expression of Manganese Superoxide Dismutase (MnSOD) which is one of the cell’s most powerful defenses against free-radical damage.

Curcumin, extracted from turmeric, is an extremely potent antioxidant with significant evidence supporting its use in many disease states. It has been shown to protect against neurological damage, and play a role in neurotransmission.

L-taurine is an amino acid with multiple roles in brain health including transmitting nerve impulses (neurotransmission).

Rosavins from Rhodiola Rosea root extract have been shown to reduce the effects of stress in brain cells allowing for improved mental performance in times of stress.

N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid that is essential for the production of glutathione – one of the cell’s most important antioxidants and detoxifying molecules. It is vital for the removal of oxidative free-radicals and metabolic wastes that can accumulate and damage brain cells. Low glutathione levels have been associated with increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders while supplementation with NAC has been shown to decrease the risk.

B-Vitamins including B6, B12, and folic acid are vital to the growth and development of brain cells and nerves. Deficiencies during pregnancy are known to result in severe birth defects and mental retardation. Deficiencies over a lifetime have been associated with increased risks of neurodegenerative disorders.

Magnesium is used in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, making it amongst the most important minerals in the body. Without it, cells cannot divide and nerve impulses cannot be sent – leading to atrophy and cell death.

Did you know 30% of people with diabetes experience some level of vision loss?

This is caused by oxidative stress and weakened blood vessels. Important nutrient ingrediants such as Hydroxytyrosol (olives, L-taurine, magnesium, prebiotic fiber, omega-3’s (EPA/DHA), coenzyme Q-10 (Co-Q10, ubiqinone) found in Pinnaclife’s supplements will help provide nutrients for the Brain and Nerve Health.

For more information on our products please visit http://www.pinnaclife.com

 

happy-thanksgiving

Four Fun Facts For Friday:

1. Turkey was eaten by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans in what is traditionally called “The First Thanksgiving,” which took place in 1621.

2. It is estimated that about one-third of the annual consumption of turkey in the U.S. takes place in the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

3. About 675 million pounds of turkey are eaten at Thanksgiving each year.

4. A male turkey is called a tom, and a female turkey is called a hen.

Fun Fact Friday:

Did you know that most Americans eat more than twice the American Heart Association’s recommended amount of sodium?

Salt is sneaking up on us—mostly when we go out to restaurants or eat packaged foods.This excess salt puts us at risk for elevated blood pressure which means an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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What is Olivamine 10® Max?

Olivamine 10® Max is a proprietary blend of nutrients that, when employed together, protect the body’s individual cells from age and disease. Olivamine employs these essential nutrients for cells: • Hydroxytyrosol • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) • Glycine • L-taurine • L-proline • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) • Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)

What Olivamine 10® Max does for cells

• Hydroxytyrosol promotes the production of MnSOD, an antioxidant that protects the inside of the mitochondria. (Sarsour et al., 2012).

• N -Acetyl-L-cysteine and glycine provide the body with the components it needs to make glutathione, an antioxidant that protects the mitochondria both inside and out (D. Shen et al., 2005).

• Hydroxytyrosol increases the amount of time a cell stays in the repair phase, giving the cell ample time to repair itself before it divides (Sarsour et al., 2012).

• Hydroxytyrosol reduces harmful necrotic cell death and instead allows damaged cells to die via natural apoptosis (Ragione, 2000)

• These effects allow for the growth of multiple healthy cells (Sarsour et al., 2012).

What Olivamine 10® Max does for You

• Less Fatigue • Less Stress • Less Anxiety • Less Inflammation • Less Disease