The human nervous system is one of the most complex systems in nature and regulates cognitive functions, which include memory and concentration. Its functionality can weaken or suffer alterations due to age or particular tiring and exhausting situations.
Thanks to the active ingredients in the phytocomplex, Illumina® can be useful as an adjunct in reducing physiological and progressive cognitive decline associated with advancing age.
In fact, Bacopa has shown positive effects for memory and cognitive functions and can be useful in promoting and maintaining mental well-being. The phytocomplex of substances present in the leaves of the plant includes flavonoids, triterpene saponins, alkaloids (Bacoside A and B), calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin C. Bacopa is able to increase attention and learning capacity and improves memory and it does so with two different mechanisms of action: on the one hand it promotes the transmission of the nerve impulse by inhibiting the enzymes that degrade acetylcholine, the main neurotransmitter used in synapses, on the other hand it protects neurons and the delicate brain tissue from attack by free radicals, carrying out a protective and anti-aging action.
Phosphatidylserine, a substance already present in the membranes of nerve cells, supports cognitive functions and contributes to maintaining mental efficiency. This activity would seem related to the phosphatidylserine capacity of:
- stimulate the secretion of neurotransmitters;
- exert a direct protective action against cell membranes and neurons.
Astaxanthin is a molecule extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis, (a microalga from the Chlamydomonadeae family), a natural antioxidant, which protects nerve cells from damage caused by oxidative stress. It is a red-violet carotenoid. In addition to an antioxidant function, it has anti-inflammatory and UV-ray protection properties.
Vitamin E adds further antioxidant support to the product. The biological action of Vitamin E is due to its antioxidant properties: it represents the main liposoluble antioxidant of the cellular antioxidant defense system. Vitamin E is mainly located inside the phospholipid double layer of cell membranes and protects the polyunsaturated fatty acids of the membranes from oxidation caused by free radicals.
* Note Values calculated on a single administration