Health foods Asia was founded as a platform to optimize brain nutrition. This is important because cognitive diseases are on the rise, these are either neurodevelopment or neurodegenerative conditions. Neurodevelopment disorders refer to autism spectrum disorders and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
As we all know, the brain is a highly metabolic active organ and uses a large portion of resources derived from our foods. These foods provide the source of nutrients allow the mitochondrial, the power house in our cell to function properly. Without these, the mitochondrial is not able to produce sufficient fuel such as ATP for the neurons to survive and make new synaptic connections. These synaptic connections are important for learning, such as a new skill or language.
Brain cells are also prone to oxidative stress caused by free radicals and supplements are a potent source of antioxidants.
Autoimmune conditions can also affect brain cellular health. Supplements may be used to calm the immune system. As majority of lymph nodes are found in the gastrointestinal system, such as the Peyer’s patches. Peyer’s patches are masses of lymphatic tissue that are part of the immune system. Gut health is intrinsically lined to brain health. It has been show that the gut micro biota can affect the maturation of microglia cells in animal studies.
Lastly neurotoxicants present in our toxic environment can potentially affect the health of our brain cells. Supplements that promote natural detoxification through the liver and detoxification systems are important to maintain or slow down neurodegenerative conditions.