Neuro Plus is a beneficial supplement meant to help with various cognitive issues. Additionally, it has found to improve athletic performance by increasing alertness.
Made from several ingredients, the key components for these claims come from three natural ingredients found in Neuro Plus: Dimethylethanolamine (DMAE), Glutamine, and Choline. Each has separate benefits that help the overall effectiveness of the supplement. Here we will explain what each key ingredient does and what you can expect from them.
DMAE is a compound that you may have heard before as Deanol, among other names. It is a choline molecule that has the ability to reduce build-up of beta-amyloid. Beta-amyloid is known as an age pigment that implicates cognitive decline with age. As a mental health compound, it helps with cognitive health especially for the elderly. It can also increase levels of acetylcholine, a chemical that is involved with memory.
DMAE is naturally produced in the body. However, you can also find it in fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, and anchovies. There is no specific data as to how much is found in fish.
Acetylcholine (Ach) regulates brain function including REM sleep, muscle contractions, and pain responses. By increasing the levels of Ach, DMAE helps nerve cells send signals more efficiently. Additionally, some research has found with its support of memory it can also reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
In the 50’s-70’s there was evidence showing that DMAE helped reduce hyperactivity in children and helped them focus in school.
There has also been research shown that DMAE enhances mood and can improve depression. People with aging-related decline found reduction in depression, anxiety, and irritability. It was also found to help increase motivation and initiative.
Coupled with other vitamins and supplements, there have been claims that it also improves athletic ability.
Available in gel form, facial gel containing DMAE has found it beneficial in reducing fine lines around the eyes and forehead when used consecutively for 4 months. It also improved skin appearance, hydrated skin, improved lip shape, and overall appearance of aging skin.
Avoid taking DMAE if you are currently on any of the following medications:
- Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors – They are used to treat dementia in people with Alzheimer’s disease. It affects Ach production and my make cognitive decline worse. These medications include Aricept, Cognex, and Reminyl.
- Anticholinergic medications – Used for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, COPD, and overactive bladder, they block the effect of Ach on nerve cells. Since DMAE increases Ach effects, you shouldn’t take it if you need these medications.
- Cholinergic medications – These drugs block, increase, or mimic the effects of Ach and are used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and glaucoma. DMAE may prevent the effectiveness of these medications.
- Anticoagulants – Blood thinning medications such as Warfarin should not be taken with DMAE.
Also, oral DMAE supplements should not be taken if you are or might become pregnant. It is also recommended not to breastfeed if you take DMAE.
Glutamine is an amino acid or molecule that plays many roles in the body. The main purpose is to provide building blocks for critical proteins for our organs. They also transport substances in the blood and fight off harmful viruses and bacteria.
It is found in two forms: L-glutamine and D-glutamine with the former being found in foods and supplements such as our Neuro Plus. L-glutamine is used to make those proteins and perform other functions whereas D-glutamine doesn’t do much in living organisms.
L-glutamine is produced naturally in the body and is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and other body fluids. However, sometimes the glutamine demands in our body are greater than what it can produce on its own. Therefore, it is considered an essential amino acid that must be obtained from diet under certain conditions of injury or illness. This deficiency in L-glutamine includes shock or extreme stress, trauma, intense exercise, major infections, immune disorders such as HIV or AIDS, and chronic gastrointestinal disorders like Crohn’s disease or inflammatory bowel disease.
High percentages of L-glutamine can be found in protein dense foods including eggs, beef, skim milk, tofu, white rice, and corn.
Glutamine plays an important role in immune function for our body. When we are ill or injured our body may not produce enough of it which is why glutamine supplements may help improve immune function and preserve protein stores in our body.
Some research has found that glutamine supplements may decrease muscle soreness and improve recovery after intense workouts. When you add carbohydrates, it can even help reduce a blood marker of fatigue during two hours of running. Therefore, it has been used to try and boost the immune function of athletes.
Since glutamine is naturally produced in the body and found in many foods it isn’t looked upon as harmful in normal quantities. However, if you are taking any of the following medications, it may have adverse reactions.
- Lactulose – These medications help decrease ammonia in the body whereas glutamine is changed into ammonia. So, taking glutamine would decrease the effectiveness of lactulose.
- Medications for cancer (Chemotherapy) – Although it isn’t certain, there is some concern that glutamine may decrease the effectiveness of cancer medications.
- Anticonvulsants – Because glutamine affects chemicals in the brain, medications used to prevent seizures which target brain chemicals may decrease in effectiveness. These medications include phenobarbital, Mysoline, Depakene, Neurontin, Tegretol, Dilantin, and others.
Choline is an essential nutrient used to support body functions and help people’s overall health. Even though our body makes some choline, it is important to include choline-rich foods into your diet to ensure you have enough. It is used as a cognitive boost turning into acetylcholine (Ach) and also as a liver agent, reducing fatty liver buildup.
It supports body functions such as cell maintenance, DNA synthesis, metabolizes fats, and regulating bodily functions such as breathing and heart rate.
You can find high amounts of choline in eggs, especially in the yolk. Some other sources of choline include:
- Proteins such as beef, soybeans, fish, and poultry
- Vegetables such as broccoli, potatoes, and mushrooms
- Whole grains such as quinoa, rice, and whole wheat bread
- Nuts and seeds
It is beneficial for several conditions including liver disease, chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, depression, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Athletes also use it for bodybuilding as it delays fatigue in endurance sports.
Choline is an essential nutrient for brain development. One observational study of over 2,000 participants ages 70-74 found better cognitive function in those with higher choline levels than participants with low choline levels. Another study in 2019 found low levels in choline, vitamin c, and zinc were related to poorer working memory in older men.
A small study in 2014 found that female athletes who took choline supplements had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) and leptin levels that controls body fat. This research has shown that choline plays a role in metabolizing fats.
As far as current research has found, no adverse interactions have been reported.
Always consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns about supplements. Outcomes and effects differ according to each individual and their adherence to daily doses. Let us know your thoughts and success using Neuro Plus.
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Neuro Plus is a powerful complex made to support clarity, memory, and focus. One ingredient, dimethylaminoethanol, is responsible for a wide variety of these amazing benefits. Another L-glutamic acid works to improve mental focus and concentration.
Non-habit forming supplement, it is designed for daily use without the risk of dependency.