Bowmar Nutrition is honored to introduce: BRIGHT powered by Neurobloom™. Neurobloom™ is a patent-pending product with a proven, unique mechanism of cognitive repair. A healthy brain is the first step to a healthy life and we are so honored and excited to bring this product to market. We will be breaking down the ingredients as well as the benefits studied through a pilot study on the six cognitive domains.
First, Neurobloom™ was inspired and invented by Dr. Watson who has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He began investigating why the brain suffers from a progressive decline in brain function as we age. His endeavors led to a breakthrough discovery that uncovered evidence to support the exciting possibility that age-related cognitive decline may be a reversible process.
Each individual raw ingredient has been clinically studied for cognitive health through general research. A product that itself is composed of well-known and clinically studied raw materials with benefits to cognitive health.
A patent-pending product with a proven unique mechanism of cognitive repair. A promising set of pilot studies that shows results above and beyond anything existing in the market, across all 6 “cognitive domains” (buckets neuroscientists use to delineate brain function in studies). A product that continues to undergo clinical research, with future results you can share with your customers.
Vitamin E- study finds: High plasma vitamin E levels were repeatedly associated with better cognitive performance. Due to its antioxidant properties, the ability of vitamin E to prevent or delay cognitive decline has been tested in clinical trials on both the aging population and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients
Selenium- study finds: Selenium deficiency correlates with impaired cognitive function (69-71)
Panax Ginseng- study finds: root extract that improves cognitive function, especially in association with attention allocation, immediate memory, and behavior reaction time
Centella Asiatica- study finds: an herbal medicine proven to increase lipid repair
D-alpha-Icopopherly Acid Succinate- study finds: an antioxidant to help reduce inflammation which can cause cognitive delays and aging
Alpha Lipoic Acid- study finds: an antioxidant that decreases inflammatory and oxidative stress parameters in the brain
Pilot Study Findings*
We do need to note that data is in pre-publication and we will provide the findings once the publication is finalized. Based on the study, there was an average 25% improvement across 6 cognitive domains after 4 months of use.
Study details: 30 healthy male and female participants, mean age 62, observed for 6 months and measured by SavonixTM computerized cognitive assessment tool
Six Cognitive Domains
- Improved Verbal Memory- an improvement in instant verbal memory translates as the ability to quickly recall words, symbols, numbers, and even someone’s name in an immediate or short-term period
- Executive Function- an improvement in executive function means greater mental control and self-regulation. It affects how we manage ourselves and our resources in order to achieve our goals
- Spatial Memory- an improvement in spatial memory means faster and more accurate ability to orientate, recognize, and interpret visual information. It plays a key role in improving navigation skills and sports performance
- Flexible Thinking- an increase in flexible thinking speed means a faster ability to see more solutions and opportunities in diverse situations. It plays a key role in daily multi-tasking activities
- Emotion Identification- an improvement in emotion identification translates as the ability to better understand the emotions of those around us. It plays a role in interpersonal relationships and communication
- Information Processing- Information processing speed is the amount of time it takes you to understand and react to the information you receive
- Based on the six domains above, Neurobloom™ can help improve: information retention, short-term memory, problem-solving abilities, abstract thought, strategic planning, reaction time, orientation in 3D space, ability to think through solutions, reasoning skills, multi-tasking, communication skills, ability to recognize the emotions of others, quick thinking, attention span, and data comprehension
We are also excited to announce future clinical trials are scheduled with more robust studies underway- with larger participants and placebo groups.
If you prefer to watch a quick video on this product, please reference this video
Sharp Vs Bright
A nootropic (SHARP), has amazing short-term benefits when it comes to focus and cognitive recall. BRIGHT has been proven to improve overall brain health and function in the long term. As we age, so does our brain. Supplementing with BRIGHT has the potential to slow the aging process!
*Open-label longitudinal study
Bowmar Nutrition introduces: SLEEP. We have been formulating this product for almost 1.5 years (as we needed to test it at home for obvious reasons, over time). We also had about a dozen people testing the product for weeks prior to formula approval. This was one of the more difficult products to flavor as well as we wanted a calming and relaxing flavor. We wanted a product that not only helped you fall asleep faster but one that helped you stay asleep as well!
Let’s break down the product and the benefit to each ingredient:
Magnesium- a trace mineral that is responsible for over 300 processes in the body. One study confirms supplementing with magnesium, for those with insomnia, helps with sleep time, sleep efficiency, and early morning awakening.
Zinc- an essential mineral that your body does not make on its own, it also helps in keeping you asleep at night. One study compares a placebo group of ICU nurses to a control group of ICU nurses (who supplemented with zinc), sleep quality improved in the control group over several weeks.
Sodium- while we know drinking something close to bed may have you worried your bladder will wake you up in the middle of the night, we have added sodium in the form of pink Himalayan sea salt to help absorb some of the liquid consumed in the SLEEP formula. This will hopefully prevent the need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night due to the small increase in liquid 30 minutes prior to bed
Glycine- research shows oral glycine elevates serotonin, reduces symptoms of insomnia, and improves sleep quality. Other studies suggest it may help you bounce back to healthy sleep cycles after a period of disrupted sleep
L-Tryptophan- an amino acid responsible for many roles in the human body. Several studies have shown that increasing tryptophan in the diet can improve sleep by increasing melatonin
GABA- a neurotransmitter that blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain. Study finds supplementing with GABA significantly shortened sleep latency and increased the total non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep time
L-Theanine- an amino acid that helps people relax before bedtime, get to sleep more easily, and sleep more deeply. These benefits may result from the specific effects that the amino acid has on brain chemicals that play a role in sleep (study)
Lemon Balm Leaf Extract- this herb is believed to aid in sleep by acting directly on GABA receptors in the brain, delivering a mild sedative effect while stimulating the production of the “feel-good” hormone serotonin (source)
Melatonin- a hormone made by the pineal gland. If you suffer from insomnia, falling asleep, or staying asleep, it is likely you are deficient in melatonin production. This study shows supplementing with melatonin has been shown to synchronize the circadian rhythms and improve the onset, duration, and quality of sleep.
We recommend taking 1 scoop 30 minutes prior to going to bed for optimal results with 6-8oz water. Also, please note- we do not recommend this product if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are pregnant or nursing, I recommend magnesium and zinc.
Glutamine is the most abundant non-essential amino acid in the human body. This means, during times of being stress-free, you do not need to supplement or consume this amino. That being said, it becomes a conditionally essential amino acid in times of stress and many of us who are overly stressed are deficient in glutamine and need to be supplementing with it.
The benefits of having a healthy and thriving glutamine threshold within the body are endless, from gut health to recovery to reducing stress and IBS, and acting as an anti-depressant, it’s an amino that you don’t want to have hindered due to stress levels.
As mentioned above, being stressed will suppress your body’s glutamine production which causes a multitude of issues. Supplementing with glutamine to equalize your body will have positive effects in the following areas:
One study cites: In gut physiology, glutamine promotes enterocyte proliferation, regulates tight junction proteins, suppresses pro-inflammatory signaling pathways, and protects cells against apoptosis and cellular stresses during normal and pathologic conditions. As glutamine stores are depleted during severe metabolic stress including trauma, sepsis, and inflammatory bowel diseases, glutamine supplementation has been examined in patients to improve their clinical outcomes.
As we all know, over 70% of your immune system stems from your gut. If that is out of whack, it is almost a guarantee to have a poor immune system. One study states: During catabolic/hypercatabolic situations glutamine can become essential for metabolic function, but its availability may be compromised due to the impairment of homeostasis in the inter-tissue metabolism of amino acids. For this reason, glutamine is currently part of clinical nutrition supplementation protocols and/or recommended for immune-suppressed individuals.
L-glutamine may help with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Tissues in the intestine use this amino acid as a fuel source to function well. L-glutamine also appears to have a role in maintaining proper barriers within the intestine.
IBS is one of the most common intestinal disorders.
Symptoms of IBS may include:
- general irregularity
- chronic stomach upset
- white mucus in stool
L-glutamine may help people who experience these symptoms regularly, or who’ve received an IBS diagnosis. In some instances, it’s believed that IBS itself could be the result of an L-glutamine deficiency.
L-glutamine deficiencies can happen for a number of reasons:
- major infections
- vigorous exercise
- radiation treatment
- significant stress
Anti-depression and Stress
Glutamine supplementation has also been proven to display anti-depression effects in a recent animal study. The study quotes: Expectedly, Gln supplementation showed antidepressant effects against CIS; it increased glutamatergic neurotransmissions with Glu and Gln increment in the mPFC and attenuated depressive behaviors. Additionally, a different study showcases the benefits of glutamine supplementation to combat chronic stress.
In a recent animal study, glutamine supplementation had multiple benefits in late gestation as well as fetal development. You can read more about the study, here.
*As always, when it comes to pregnancy, please consult with your doctor with any and all supplementation.
Daily Dosage and Timing
The recommended serving size is 5g (which ours is). Depending on what you are trying to accomplish with glutamine will determine how many servings you should take per day. For most, it is best to take 1 scoop glutamine intra (during) your workout and 1 scoop before bed (during rest, when it can go to work to fight over-training issues and to help repair muscle fibers). If you find yourself wanting to facilitate progress on several aspects of this list, 3 servings per day, spread out, may be best. The product is tasteless so you can virtually mix it with anything!
Our glutamine is all a 100 serving tub, so if you were to take 3 servings per day, it would last over a month!
As many of you know, we pride ourselves on our EAAs (essential amino acids). As glutamine is a conditional non-essential amino, it is not in our full spectrum EAA product– as it isn’t an essential amino. You can pair this with your EAAs, protein, collagen, etc! If you would like additional information on our EAA product, please reference my breakdown blog, here.