A two (2) month protocol to support optimum cognition. Followed by an optional daily maintenance dose purchased every second month.
The Matakana Health cognition protocol uses the very latest metabolic support supplements to support cognitive function.
Who is this for?
- The busy executive who needs to function optimally under pressure.
- Anyone who experiences brain fog.
- Early or advanced signs that cognitive performance is sub-optimal.
Part A: NAD+ is the central control molecule in our cells which is responsible for supporting cellular repair and regeneration in our central nervous system and brain.
Our cells have a limited supply of NAD+ and it has a lot of work to do in carrying out +400 processes within the cell. These include; converting food to energy, maintaining all our tissue repair and regeneration, responding to pathogens, viral infections, injury and detoxing the body of harmful substances to name a few.
If our NAD+ stores are depleted by illness, poor diet, lack of sleep or exercise, inflammation and the aging process itself, then our cells may not have sufficient NAD+ to direct and carry out optimum repair and maintenance of our organs including the most NAD+ demanding organ of all, the brain.
An effective NAD+ precursor nutrient called nicotinamide riboside (NR) has recently been discovered which, when taken orally, converts to NAD+ and supports NAD+ levels by around 50% at a standard 300mg dose per day.
If your NAD+ levels are depleted or in decline, with NR (the active ingredient in Tru Niagen®) you can now support NAD+ levels for healthy PARP repair enzyme function.
When you first take Tru Niagen® your NAD+ levels will start to be supported within around 4 hours and reach optimal levels over around 8 weeks.
A clearer head in the morning is one of the most noticeable benefits reported by Tru Niagen® users.
Combined Metabolic Support
Part B: Glutathione is another key chemical in the cell responsible for a number of critical actions that support cellular health and recovery including detoxification and metabolic functions.
Like NAD+, glutathione is not easily absorbed by the body, so precursor nutrients are the best way to support healthy glutathione levels.
Glutathione levels are generally stable in humans until the mid-40s when they can start to decline.
The key here is combining these 3 precursor molecules with the NAD+ precursor Tru Niagen to support both the NAD+ and Glutathione metabolic processors concurrently.
Our Combined Metabolic Support contains three glutathione precursors and a trace amount of Zinc.
- L- carnitine tartrate
- Zinc (a small amount has also been added as its presence is required for certain repair mechanisms in the cell).
Part C: Senolytics are compounds that support the body’s natural ability to clear old, damaged (senescent) cells to make way for new, healthy cells.
Cellular senescence is a phenomenon where cells cease to divide but remain metabolically active. This means they are still 'alive' and growing, creating energy, generating and eliminating waste.
Senescent cells are usually enlarged, due to their growth in the absence of division. Some people refer to them as zombie cells – no longer functioning normally and creating havoc wherever they are!
These zombie cells secrete numerous pro-inflammatory and proteolytic factors (enzymes that break down protein), marked by the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines among other damaging mechanisms.
Senescent cells have been shown to accumulate with age; a phenomenon that impedes innate and adaptive immune responses, and adds to the body’s metabolic burden.
Common cellular stressors; such as oxidative stress, DNA damage, and mitochondrial dysfunction can trigger cellular senescence in cells.
Because senescent cells remain metabolically active, the burden of senescent cells increases, altering the local microenvironment, tissue structure and function.
Supplementation with Senolytic compounds such as Fisetin, which selectively target senescent cells, is emerging as a viable approach to support the body’s natural removal of senescent cells and healthy aging.
Fisetin, a flavonoid found in various plants and in minute quantities in some fruits and vegetables is one of the most powerful natural senolytics ever discovered.
Fisetin is the main ingredient in our advanced Fisetin Ultra supplement along with synergistic organic fucoidan and fenugreek for absorption.
The Senolytic supplement is taken daily for the first week every month.
Part D: Short for gut microbiome, your “biome” is made up of beneficial bacteria in your gut and digestive tract which plays a crucial role in your body, including helping digestion, producing vitamins & inhibiting harmful pathogens.
Our understanding of the relationship between the biome, mood, genetic triggers and general health is a rapidly evolving field. What is becoming clear, is that certain beneficial strains of bacteria are absent (or found in low quantities) in the elderly or people with various health conditions.
Supporting a diverse and beneficial biome is a key component of health & wellness.
Matakana Health’s proprietary Biome capsule includes the recently released patented, spore-forming super probiotic Bacillus subtilis DE111, which holds many advantages over common probiotics due to its ability to withstand digestive acids, temperature and support key aspects of health including cholesterol levels, arterial function and suppression of pathogenic gut bacteria species.
Bacillus subtilis supports the establishment of a healthy and diverse intestinal flora, a necessary foundation for metabolic health.
Red Spectrum Phytonutrients
Part E: A daily shot of our organic Super Reds to make sure you are not deficient in any of the purple, red, black, spectrum phytonutrients necessary to support optimum health.
Part F: Ashwaganda is a herb which supports expression of brain derived neutrotrophic factor supporting serotonergic (5-HT) neurons, which are thought to play a central role in neurogenesis, neuronal survival and neuroplasticity (key components of brain health).
It has also been shown to support sleep quality through cortisol (stress hormone) levels and healthy inflammatory levels through Cox-2.