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Every day you need to outsmart, out think, and outwit your competition, just as your ancestors have for thousands of years. Thankfully they knew the diet that kept their brains functioning with optimal precision. To reap these same benefits, you don't need to travel the world gathering them yourself. Your tribal medicine man has already prepared them for you.
The Brain Pill Story
Eleven-hundred years ago a woman hummed as she prepared the daily tea for both her husband and grandchild. Soon it would be time for The Exam. Her grandson would be tested on his knowledge of Confucian tests, mathematics, and other skills needed to be a civil servant. To do well on these exams was to open the door to a life of security and power in the Song Dynasty of 1000 A.D. This above all else she wished for her daughter’s son and the tea would help achieve this goal.
As she stirred, her husband slowly entered the room carrying an armful of scrolls. Taking the tea, he dropped down and unrolled a page of numbers. In his head he tallied them up and then moved to the next list. He had been ten years older than her when they married long ago. His sharp mind had already made him a successful merchant. The years since may have weakened his body but his mind was still nimble and focused. As with his grandchild, the tea he sipped played a big part of his acuity.
This Westerner had mastered the ancient, complex strategy game of “Go”, even beating the merchant. When asked, the traveler claimed this herb “sage” was the secret of his success in the game and much more. A deal was struck and when the traveler moved on a single sage plant remained in the merchant’s garden. Over the years it thrived and so did the family’s riches.
Knowledge of the secret power of plants has served humankind for thousands of years. The underlying chemistry wasn’t grasped but the effects were known for millennia. This information was passed on mother to daughter, medicine man to apprentice. The blessings of nature were understood and utilized for the good of the family and the tribe. But as humans developed a more detailed view of the world scientists started tinkering with strange, new molecules and promised they’d work far better than the rough mixtures of the past. In some cases, they were right. But in many cases the new, pure, synthetic compounds weren’t truly an improvement when judged honestly. During this age of scientific hubris, some of the scientists rejected the new and devoted their studies to the old, the ancient. The plants and mushrooms that had once healed the tribe were carefully teased apart, studying the powers of the individual molecules they contained, studying the miracles of which they were capable. In this quest for understanding the components a universal truth was discovered…alone is weak, together is strong. No one molecule could be found that when used alone gave the benefit of using the entire leaf, flower, or root. It’s time to return to the whole.
- ANCESTRAL WISDOM - The Medicine Man Plant Co. unearths the limitless botanical powers verified through study of ancient cognitive enhancers and neuro-booster plants and mushrooms.
- NATURAL HERBAL FORMULA - LION’S MANE MUSHROOM EXTRACT-750 mg: The oldest recorded use of lion’s mane tea for supporting memory, neuron health, and cognition can be found in ancient China.* GINKGO-750 mg: Another gift from ancient China, ginkgo provides powerful antioxidants and increases the blood’s delivery of oxygen to the brain.* SAGE- 300 mg: 4,000 years ago, sage was used to maintain alertness, a sense of calm, and focus.*
- FOCUS, MEMORY, MENTAL CLARITY, ATTENTION & MORE: Research has shown Lion's Mane, Ginkgo, & Sage nootropics aid in alertness, recall, problem solving, cognitive performance and overall neuron health while decreasing brain fog and inattentiveness.*
- ETHNOBOTANY & CHEMISTRY COMBINED: Designed by patent owning, Ph.D. chemist, prominent medicinal plant forager, and author Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen, this blend taps the experiences of the ancient herbalists while also being supported by modern research.
- TRUSTED QUALITY: Responsibly sourced and harvested, non-GMO, 3rd Party tested for pesticides and heavy metals, minimally processed using cGMP standards to maintain the integrity of compounds. MM Plant Co. is 100% confident in The Brain Pill. If for any reason at all you're not satisfied, simply contact us and we'll make it right.
The mushroom Hericium erinaceus aka lion’s mane is found growing wild across many parts of the world. Rather than looking like a traditional toadstool, these fungi resemble a cluster of small, white tubes giving the appearance of a round, albino hedgehog growing off the side of a tree. The earliest records of the mental support offered by these odd fungi can be traced to ancient China. Although the whole mushroom is edible and unbelievably delicious, when used to maintain mental acuity they were brewed into a simple tea.
β-glucan polysaccharides are water-soluble class of compounds are the key source of lion’s mane’s power. Studies have shown these polysaccharides are the anti-cancer, immuno-modulating, hypolipidemic, antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, wound healing, and neuro-protective agents of Hericium erianceus.* The potent brain support comes from maintaining and even increasing neural connectivity while also helping clear the brain of damaging compounds, leading to improved spatial and visual memory.* These benefits were found in elderly patients as well as people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.* Motor control improved in extremities that had suffered nerve damage.* For consistency The Immune Pill uses a scientifically controlled hot water extraction of lion’s mane mushrooms followed by careful removal of the water. This ensures the concentration of β-glucan polysaccharides in the capsule meets our special requirements to best serve your needs.
There’s something special about the ancient tree known as gingko. Fossil records put it back to 270 million years ago, well before the evolution of humans as well as many other things currently living on the planet. An individual tree can live over 1500 years, as proven by examples grown in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese gardens. Use in traditional Asian medicine goes back even farther. It’s this use that has helped preserve ginkgo trees when humans have sent so many other species into the abyss. While ginkgo has been used by Asian healers for circulatory disorders, asthma, tinnitus, and vertigo, its main use is for mental/cognitive support such as autism, ADHD, addiction, anxiety, schizophrenia, and dementia.*
Research suggests the neuro-benefits of ginkgo are due to several mechanisms triggered by multiple compounds. Increased blood flow to the brain is one.* Presence of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor kaempferol may also play a role.* Compounds from ginkgo have also been shown to modulate the over-expression of cerebral proteins associated with Alzheimer’s.* Whatever the actual chemistry may be, the end result has been known and used for a long, long time.
The history of Salvia officinalis reaches back to pre-Roman times along the Mediterranean Sea. By the times the Roman culture appeared it already was known as the “holy herb” used as a local anesthetic of the skin, a diuretic, and to stop bleeding. The ancient philosopher/doctors Dioscorides, Pliny, and Galen all wrote of its powers. Because of the rich flavor of sage’s compounds such as cineole, borneol, thujone, tannic acid, oleic acid, ursonic acid, ursolic acid, carnosol, carnosic acid, fumaric acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, niacin, nicotinamide, flavones, and flavonoid glycosides its usage moved from healer to the cook…and to those who required a sharp mind.
Research has shown sage assists with attention, memory, judgment and evaluation, reasoning, problem solving and decision making through a large diversity of mechanisms.* Compounds exert cholinergic, neurotrophic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anxiolytic, antioxidant effects on the brain as well as reducing the damage done by amyloid-β peptide clusters of Alzheimer’s.*
The mixture of phenolic acid and flavoids , rosmarinic acid, salvianolic acid, carnosic acid, and quercetin work together to return memory functions in those showing signs of Alzheimer’s by slowing the growth of amyloid-β peptide clusters which results in a reduction of the damaging compounds these clusters produce.*
Acetylcholine is a primary neurotransmitter of the cholinergic signaling system in the brain. This system plays a large role in mood, memory, and general motivation. The enzyme AChE breaks down acetylcholine. When AChE becomes overexpressed the availability of acetylcholine drops below what is necessary for normal cognitive functions. Rosmarinic acid, carnosic acid, and quercetin inhibit the action of AChE, maintaining normal levels of acetylcholine.*
Neurotrophins are the general name for the compounds that regulate neuron development, functioning, adaptability, and survival. In other words, they build and maintain the amazing computer circuitry of your brain. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a compound in the brain found to assist the proper growth and functioning of neurons. Reduced levels of BDNF result in impaired metal ability. The rosmarinic acid in sage increases BDNF levels back to operational levels.*
Brain inflammations have been found to correspond with assorted neurological impairments including ADHD, reduced motor control, depression, and acute phase psychosis. The 1,8-cineole, camphor, carnosol, and carnosic acids found in sage reduces these inflammations, usually through reduction of cytokine expression.*
Rosmarinic and caffeic acids, also both display antidepressant and antianxiety activity. All that is known about the actual mechanisms of these plant compounds is that they don’t function like the monoamine oxidase inhibitors created in the lab.*
Together, the combination of lion’s man mushroom, ginkgo, and sage in The Brain Pill work across a diversity of mechanisms to maintain your cognitive abilities. The doses of the individual components were set to give your body enough of the plants & mushroom necessary for the proper effect without over or under-representation. Ancient wisdom and modern science come together, unearthing the ancestral secrets used to maintain the tribe’s health. You are part of this tribe!
Neurotrophic properties of the Lion's mane medicinal mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) from Malaysia. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24266378/
Hericium erinaceus Improves Recognition Memory and Induces Hippocampal and Cerebellar Neurogenesis in Frail Mice during Aging. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6521003/
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Ginkgo biloba in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: From Ancient Tradition to Modern-Day Medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternate Med. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3679686/
Neuroprotective herbs and foods from different traditional medicines and diets. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6263339/
Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318325/
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