• Cognitive support
• Mental performance
Serving Size: 6 Capsules... %DV
Vitamin B5 (from calcium D-pantothenate)... 460 mg... 4600%
R( α ) lipoic acid (sodium salt)‡... 100 mg... †
Bacopa monnieri extract... 300 mg... †
(50% bacosides A&B)
Panax ginseng extract... 100 mg... †
Citicoline*... 500 mg... †
Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl... 1500 mg... †
L-Arginine-L-Pyroglutamic Acid... 1500 mg... †
† Daily Value not established
‡Contains 11 mg sodium per serving
*Cognizin® is a registered trademark of Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd.
What Is It?
Ortho• Mind is an advanced formula for cognitive enhancement that contains synergistic ingredients in doses supported by clinical research. It contains R( α ) lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine, citicoline, the Ayurvedic herb Bacopa monnieri, L-pyroglutamic acid and the Asian herb Panax ginseng.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: Ortho• Mind is designed to support cognitive performance while protecting against age-related cognitive decline. R( α ) lipoic acid and carnitine support the function of mitochondria, where energy is produced, and mitochondrial density is high in the brain due to its extensive energy requirements. ALCAR is an acetylated form of carnitine that crosses the blood-brain barrier more effectively. R( α ) lipoic acid is also a powerful antioxidant, protecting nerve cells from damage. Citicoline supports phospholipid and neurotransmitter synthesis, both of which support mood and brain cell function. Bacopa monnieri, an herb long revered in Ayurvedic tradition, has been studied for its effects on cognitive enhancement in both adults and children. Both Bacopa and pyroglutamic acid have been shown to enhance learning, information processing and memory. Finally, all of the ingredients in Ortho• Mind have been clinically studied in patients with cognitive impairments, all with positive results.
Who Should Take It?
Ortho• Mind is designed to optimize brain function in working professionals or students, aging adults who feel their mind isn't as good as it used to be, or those who require support in a state of cognitive decline. Ortho• Mind can be combined with AOR's Ginkgo Biloba or Vinpo-15 for superior cognitive performance.
5-12 weeks of 300 mg of B. monniera significantly improved speed of visual information processing measured by the IT task, learning rate and memory consolidation in healthy adults, compared to a placebo. (Stough et al., 2001)
Take up to 6 capsules daily with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have had a heart attack/myocardial infarction. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes, if you have cardiovascular disease and are attempting to increase physical activity, have renal/kidney disease, are following a low protein diet or are taking blood thinners, digoxin, antidepressant medications, or medications for cardiovascular diseases or erectile dysfunction. Consult a health care practitioner if your cardiovascular condition worsens. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort (such as diarrhea). Some people may experience insomnia, anxiety, or headaches, in which case, discontinue use. May cause nausea, dry mouth and fatigue.
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