New Clinical Study Reports "Brain-Directed Nutrient" System Supports Overall Brain Health, Cognitive Function, and Emotional Well-Being

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consuming "brain-directed nutrients" as a daily system supports brain health, the full range of cognitive functions and emotional well-being based on results of a landmark study published this week in the peer-reviewed ADVANCES in Mind-Body Medicine, now in its 27th year and considered the leading journal focusing on mind, body medicine (Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, Spring 2013, VOL. 27, NO. 2, page 24-31).

As a follow-up to a previously published study of active and retired NFL football players, the research team at Amen Clinics Inc., under the direction of Daniel G. Amen, MD, conducted a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial evaluating the brain health benefits of its unique daily brain-directed supplement system, Brain Power Basics. The results were reported in the journal ADVANCES in Mind-Body Medicine ("Effects of Brain-Directed Nutrients on Cerebral Blood Flow and Neuropsychological Testing").

The clinical study is believed to be the first to use brain SPECT imaging along with well-established neuropsychological testing to measure the effects of consuming a coordinated suite of brain-directed nutrients every day. The study evaluated the effects of the supplement system on participants' cerebral blood flow, along with its effects on cognitive and emotional functioning and found statistically significant improvements in a broad range of cognitive and psychological domains including memory, mood, information processing and executive function.

"We are very excited about these results, as it confirms, for the first time in this "gold standard" study format, that a comprehensive daily supplement system can help support brain function and overall brain health," said Dr. Amen, who is an award-winning psychiatrist, neuroscientist and world authority on brain imaging. Dr. Amen has studied the brain for more than 30 years. He and his colleagues have conducted nearly 80,000 brain scans on patients of all ages from more than 90 countries in the six Amen Clinics in the United States.

Using a protocol evaluated by and approved by the Lange Research Group Institutional Review Board, the study established Brain Power Basics as the first and only daily supplement system specifically focused on overall brain health which has been clinically tested in a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, crossover study, published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Dr. Amen spearheaded the formulation of Brain Power Basics, which combines a brain-directed multi-vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, enzyme combination, a highly-purified Omega-3 fish oil and a new, multi-dimensional brain boosting formula:

  • NeuroVite Plus, a phytonutrient-based multi-vitamin and antioxidant blend, plus a complete range of digestive enzymes, more than 50 nutrients and minerals and a proprietary "brain-boosting blend;"
  • Omega 3 Power, which provides 1600 milligrams of omega 3 fatty acids from ultra-purified fish oil to support optimal brain and heart function;
  • Brain & Memory Power Boost which includes the super-antioxidant N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC), along with phosphatidylserine to help maintain the integrity of cell membranes, Huperzine A and Acetyl-l-Carnitine (ALC) to support healthy neurotransmitter levels, and Vinpocetine and Gingko Biloba extract to support healthy blood flow.

More information about the nutritional, educational and services provided by Amen Clinics, Inc. to consumers seeking brain health and psychiatric care can be found at www.amenclinics.com or by calling (888) 564-2700.

Editor's Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

CONTACT: Media Contact: David Jahr (949) 266-3771-o (949) 874-2667-c djahr@amenclinics.com

Source:Amen Clinics, Inc.