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Refuse to Snooze? (You Lose)

If you’re a burn-the-candle-at-the beginning-middle-and-end type of personality, you may find sleep an irritating interruption, a time when nothing much seems to be happening. Although sleep may appear to be purposeless, a lot of very important biological processes are taking place. 

Sleep On It

Gamma-aminobutyric Acid, also known as GABA, is the most “inhibitory” of our neurotransmitters, and it exists in nearly a third of all of our neural synapses. Basically, GABA helps to keep our brains from getting over-excited. GABA is what makes us fall asleep.

Neuroplasticity and Why We Need to Keep Moving

For quite some time it was thought that if we over-worked our brains, they would eventually break down. But this idea has been turned on its head.

Seeing is Believing

Did you know that there is a link between vision health and cognitive performance? Important vision carotenoids are critical to vision—and brain—acuity.

Feed Your Brain

Our brains are composed of 100 billion neurons. These neurons help us to think, to learn, even to feel good. And many are linked directly to the foods we eat. 

PS...Your Brain Needs It

You’ve most likely never heard of Phosphatidyl serine (PS), but it turns out it is one of the more important ingredients to a healthy brain. PS is a natural nutrient found in the brain’s tissues. Our brain cells use PS to generate and transmit the electrical signals that make the brain perform. 

DHA Support Brain Development

One of the major building blocks of the brain, the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is critical for optimal brain health and function at all ages of life. Researchers are now finding that DHA can provide brain-boosting benefits in infants and aging adults.

A Time of Rejuvenation and Repair

Shakespeare knew all about the importance of sleep. He called it ‘nature’s soft nurse,’ —and noted its effectiveness in raveling up the ‘sleeve of care’—repairing and rejuvenating us after a stressful and demanding day.