We created BRÈINFÚEL with a unique blend of nutrients to support cognitive endurance, focus, and productivity. But these nutrients may do more than help you power through your day. Research shows that they may also help you fight back against aging. Here's what you need to know.
How BRÈINFÚEL Works
To understand how BRÈINFÚEL may help combat the negative effects of aging, we first have to take a look at how this unusual drink works. Caffeine is widely used and loved for its energizing, brain-boosting effects. But what many people don't realize is that because it's a stimulant, it also affects the brain in negative ways, which can lead to oxidative stress (more on that later).
To enable the body to benefit from the positive effects of caffeine, while reducing the negatives, BRÈINFÚEL provides a balance of fuel that your body uses at different rates. This steady source of energy is naturally synchronized for optimum energy and function. D-Ribose is the first to be processed, followed by collagen, and finally MCT oil. This sustained level of support enables the body to use caffeine in a slower, more gradual fashion. This minimizes the stress it can cause in the brain while also extending its benefits.
While all of this suggests that BRÈINFÚEL can help you function better today, what does it have to do with aging? The answer goes back to the issue of oxidative stress, and how many of the ingredients in BRÈINFÚEL have been shown to fight it. Let's take a look at the science around oxidative stress and how it contributes to aging.
Oxidative Stress and the Body
It's no secret that life comes with stress. That doesn't just happen to your mood when you're stuck in traffic; it's also happening on a cellular level every day. Normal activities, such as exercise and even breathing, create molecules with an uneven number of electrons. These unstable molecules are known as free radicals, and when they're kept in balance they aren't a problem.
However, when free radicals overwhelm the body's repair mechanisms, they can lead to a cascade of problems. They damage proteins, DNA, lipids, and other tissues, contributing to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and more. Excess free radicals are also thought to accelerate aging.
High levels of these molecules can result from exposure to toxins, such as cigarette smoke, pollution, some pesticides, and radiation. An unhealthy diet with too much sugar, fat, and alcohol can also increase free radical formation. When the levels get too high, the result is oxidative stress.
Free radicals are kept in check in the body by antioxidants. These natural compounds are front-line responders in the battle against oxidative stress and the damage it can do.
Remember how the balanced fuel sources in BRÈINFÚEL help stave off oxidative stress from the effects of caffeine on the brain? That's not the only way the nutrients in this unique product fight back against free radicals.
Antioxidants to Combat Aging
There are several antioxidants in BRÈINFÚEL, including green tea extract, zinc, and beetroot. But the ones we're going to focus on here are L- theanine, vitamin C and E.
Breunfuel contains significant amounts of theanine (l-THE). L-THE is a unique amino acid derived from green tea (Camellia sinensis), which exhibits strong antioxidant properties and is most abundant in green tea leaves. In numerous animal and human studies l-THE has demonstrated considerable beneficial effects primarily due to an ability to help tissues counteract oxidative stress. In combination with caffeine for example in several instances synergistic effects have been observed. The mechanism underpinning these synergic effects was attributed to the antioxidant and anti‐inflammatory properties exploited by the combination of l‐THE and caffeine (Sun et al., 2013). In terms of its health benefits, l‐THE improves cognitive ability, may be neuroprotective, suppress stress induced elevation of blood pressure, improve immunity, protect the body from drug and toxin induced toxicity, and provide mood elevation, reduced anxiety, and has anti-depression properties without inducing sleep or fatigue. (JWilliams etc al. Photother Res. 2019).
BRÈINFÚEL also contains more than100% of the minimum daily requirements of vitamin C and vitamin E. These nutrients are well-known powerful antioxidants, Vitamin C in the water components of each cell, and Vitamin E along the cell membrane component - and research is revealing that they work together in exciting ways to combat the effects of aging on the brain.
In one study, researchers surveyed the scientific literature to see what role vitamin C plays in cognitive function. The evidence suggests that it helps prevent cognitive decline from both aging-related changes in the brain and neurodegenerative disorders. Another review of the research concluded that vitamin E is another safe way to support the brain. It seems to promote healthy brain function as people age and even slow functional decline in people with Alzheimer's Disease.
To add to this promising research, evidence shows that these two nutrients work even better together. Another review concluded that supplementing with vitamins C and E supports the brain so well that they may even reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia.
Protect Your Telomeres
At the end of each chromosome in your body is a repeating sequence of DNA. Unlike the rest of the chromosome, these strands aren't used to build things in the body. They're there to protect your DNA. Over time, these strands slowly get worn away, and when the telomeres get short enough, the cell no longer divides, and it dies.
The whittling away of these protective strands contributes to aging and the diseases that often come with it, such as heart disease and cancer. One of the things that accelerates the shortening of telomeres is oxidative stress. As well as reducing free radical load with antioxidants, there are specific nutrients that appear to protect telomeres. Let's look at two of them that are found in BRÈINFÚEL: collagen and MCT oil.
Studies have shown that collagen supplementation can benefit skin health, improving moisture levels and elasticity. But according to one study, it may also help protect telomeres. Telomeres are built up by an enzyme called telomerase. This enzyme adds the repetitive sequences that make up telomeres, to counteract the shortening effects. Collagen appears to boost telomerase activity in the cell, helping the strands stay long and strong.
Another culprit in the shortening seems to be inflammation. Along with oxidative stress, inflammation is associated with shorter telomeres. A promising supplement for tamping down inflammation may be MCT oil.
One study looked at how MCT affects cells. It seems that cells respond to it by producing more anti-inflammatory substances and fewer pro-inflammatory ones. Researchers concluded that MCT intake may help prevent or treat inflammation. By cooling this process in the body, you may be protecting your telomeres.
BRÈINFÚEL Contains Nutrients with Multiple Benefits
Although BRÈINFÚEL was created primarily to support cognitive function and productivity, the supplements we included have been shown to support health in many ways. Some of those benefits may just help you live a longer, healthier life. BRÈINFÚEL is a simple way to get the nutrients you need by grabbing one 12 ounce drink. Give it a try today, and see how great you feel — both today and into the future.