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Be Smarter, Think Faster and Protect Your Brain with 12 Smart Nutrients!

Dear Health Conscious Friend,

As we get older, many of us quietly accept as fact that we’re going to slow down mentally.

We accept that it’s going to be harder to remember the name of a good friend when we’re sitting right next to him. Or your card playing isn’t as sharp as it was just a couple of years ago.

We accept it because it seems like there’s not much we can do about it.

But that’s simply not true.

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I’m going to tell you today how you can slow, stop, and reverse the mental deterioration other people take as inevitable. It does not involve taking dangerous drugs, or committing yourself to long hours of mental calisthenics.

All it involves is adopting a few easy-to-implement strategies that will make you smarter and more mentally acute right now. What does this mean in your life?

It means you’ll be able to remember things more quickly and more completely. You’ll be able to solve problems—from word searches to the Saturday New York Times crossword to truly important problems in your work and daily life.

It means the creative spirit you thought was dead will flourish and blossom.

Enhanced mental abilities means you’ll enjoy success in all parts of your life: business, family, and social.

Enhanced brainpower … a rich, fulfilling life for as long as you live

If you’re skeptical that you can stay mentally sharp, creative, and productive as you get older, I want to remind you about some famous people who have proven otherwise.

American folk artist Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until she was in her 70s … and she kept producing museum quality work until her death at the age of 101.

Two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling published his last book How to Live Longer and Feel Better (about nutritional supplements and health) in 1985 at the age of 84. He continued publishing research articles until his death at age 91.

We all remember performer and raconteur George Burns who resurrected his career when he was 79. He starred in his last movie Radioland at the age of 98!

Less well known—but incredibly productive through his entire life—prize-winning chemist Joel Hildebrand was a University Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Hildebrand skied until his 90th birthday, when his family insisted he finally retire the skis. He continued supervising graduate students and publishing scientific papers until his death at age 102.

And I’m sure you’ve known elders who exemplify the same invincible spirit.

Your choice of life-style profoundly influences the outcome of aging

Hello. My name’s John Morgenthaler. I’m CEO of Smart Publications, an organization dedicated to bringing you the latest scientifically based information about nutritional supplements and how they can increase your longevity, improve your health, and generally enhance your life.

Researchers have learned that the most important factors in maintaining mental sharpness throughout your entire life are the life choices you make … particularly as you get older.

For instance, I know you’ve read about studies showing people who do crossword puzzles or engage in other brain stimulating activities stay mentally sharp longer than those who don’t.

But there’s another important factor in maintaining mental sharpness … one that goes back thousands of years. Let me explain.

Two cultures with long, established histories of longevity and life-long mental acuity are China and India. This longevity exists even though both cultures have histories of wars, population-ravaging diseases, institutionalized brutality, and poverty.

The common factor in both cultures for longevity and life-long mental acuity is their ancient practices of medicine involving herbs and other natural substances.

Ward Dean, M.D., and I dubbed these herbs and natural substances “smart nutrients” back in 1991. As the name implies, smart nutrients are natural supplements that make you smarter.

After years of research, my team at Smart Publications and I have identified the 12 most effective supplements for bolstering your mental abilities … 12 components that work together to reverse age-related mental deterioration and make you smarter!

Brain-boosting synergy

Okay, you have every right to ask, “Why 12 supplements? Why so many?”

I didn’t arbitrarily pick 12 supplements to talk about to you today. The reason there are 12 is that they work together in a special way that increases their power. This means that each one brings its own special mode of action to mental deterioration, but in working together, their power adds up beyond what each brings into the battle separately.

This is called synergy—a term coined by Buckminster Fuller. The effect of all of them together is greater than any of them have on their own.

Your brain is a complex organ that is just beginning to be understood. And the synergy these 12 smart nutrients demonstrate is complex as well. I’ll show you in more detail how this works later on once you see how each of these supplements individually boosts your brainpower. To understand how these individual supplements work, our first stop is …

A very quick tour of how you think

Your brain contains approximately 100-billion nerve cells, called neurons. Neurons are responsible for gathering and transmitting nerve impulses through specialized electrical/chemical activity.

The key to brain activity is getting brain impulses sent from one neuron to another. If you look at Figure 1, you’ll see that neurons don’t join together directly. There are small gaps between neurons called synapses.

Brain activity starts as an electrical impulse traveling down a neuron. When the impulse gets to the end of the neuron, it stimulates one of several different chemicals called neurotransmitters.

These chemicals cross the synapse and are picked up by little receivers on the other neuron called dendrites. The dendrites then start the nerve impulse down the second neuron … and so on. The more dendrites present, the better nerve impulses are transmitted.

Of course, it’s much more complex than this, but this is the general picture of how you’re able to think. The important lesson for us is this: The better this system operates, the smarter you are.

Our 12 smart nutrients work three ways. First, some of them improve the overall functioning of this complex process. Second, some prevent naturally occurring damage from free radical oxidation and cellular-level inflammation. And finally, some repair damage that has already occurred along this complicated pathway.

A quick word about two of life’s most dangerous adversaries

I know you’ve heard a lot about free radicals and the damage they cause. A free radical is an atom or molecule that’s missing an electron. Because of this, it’s unstable and spends its short life looking for another molecule where it can steal an electron.

This process is called oxidation. The important point is that free radicals rip electrons from crucial cellular and subcellular structures in your body leading to many diseases and problems including mental deterioration, cancer, some forms of heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Oxidation causes degradation of all types of brain tissue, causing an associated decrease in neuronal function, loss of memory, and general mental deterioration.

However, you cannot stop free radicals from attacking your body. Nor do you want to. In addition to coming from environmental sources like pollution, they are also natural by-products of metabolism … and, in fact, perform critical functions in nerve transmission!

But unlike pharmaceuticals that take a sledgehammer approach to health problems, natural antioxidants in smart nutrients work by balancing this precarious but necessary interplay between crucial and damaging free radical activity.

The second life-threatening antagonist is inflammation. For many years natural health advocates have proposed that internal inflammation was responsible for many diseases and health-threatening conditions. And they were scoffed at for their efforts.

But recent research has proven them correct. Inflammation is a root cause of many health problems including heart disease, cancers, Alzheimer’s, and general mental deterioration.

To make matters worse, free radical oxidation produces inflammation. And inflammation causes the formation of free radicals. It’s tempting to call this a vicious cycle, when in fact, it’s a vicious spiral that takes you down with it.

That’s where smart nutrients come in. They break that spiral, repair damage, and harness your body’s natural healing processes to improve your overall health while they boost your brainpower.

How smart nutrients boost your brainpower

Everything I’m going to tell you about these 12 smart nutrients is based on solid, scientific research. I’m going to describe them in alphabetical order because I don’t want to give the impression that any one of them is better or more important than any other. That simply is not the case.

It is this particular combination of all 12 smart nutrients—all of them together—that makes them such a potent brain booster.

                                                   “It is this particular combination of all 12 smart nutrients                                                                  —all of them together—that makes them such a potent brain booster.”


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