Maxi-Mind has been developed as the nutritional approach for children with hyperactivity, concentration problems, poor attention span and poor memory.
Maxi-Mind can also be used by adults who need some brain power and mental sharpness. It is also suitable for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
According to Patrick Holford, world renowned nutritionist, a nutritional approach is 18 times more effective than drug treatment for hyperactivity.
The approach is as follows:
Provide a constant level of glucose (blood sugar) in the blood to enter the cells and get it converted to energy. This is attained by a proper diet with foods that release glucose in the blood at a constant rate. Junk foods need to be avoided as they can produce irregular blood sugar levels and the body will then produce excess insulin that will convert excess sugar to fat (onset of obesity) or the body will produce adrenalin (onset of irritability, insomnia, restlessness, anxiety or extreme fears).
Provide nutrients to build new cells and protect the existing cells.
Provide nutrients to help convert glucose to energy as well as help carry glucose and oxygen from the blood into the cells.
Provide nutrients to produce neurotransmitters and receptors to the neurotransmitters in the nervous system.
Provide nutrients (antioxidants) that will disarm neuro-toxins (free radicals) before they destroy the neurotransmitters, their receptors and the covering sheaths around the nerves.
Provide nutrients that enable the body to adapt to changes in stress levels without affecting the normal functioning of the cells and transmission of nerve impulses. These nutrients are known as adaptogens.
Maxi-Mind should be taken together with a balanced diet, a good multi vitamin and mineral (Maxi Life) and Essential Fatty Acids (omega 3 and 6 oils)
Maxi-Mind is in a fruit powder form containing the following ingredients that address the nutritional approach mentioned above:
Part of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine – which improves concentration and mental sharpness
DMAE accelerates the production of acetylcholine
Part of every cell membrane in the brain, part of every nerve membrane and nerve cell.
Part of the building block of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine – for concentration and mental sharpness. Choline is essential in the structure of the cell membranes that are key for the recognition, reception and relay of neurotransmitters. When choline levels are low, the body grabs choline from the nerve cells (cannibalizes) to make more acetylcholine – onset of Alzheimers disease.
Part of the ingredients to make acetylcholine
An amino acid that helps with the making and conversion of neurotransmitters (dopamine) Dopamine is the motivation neurotransmitter – makes one feel good, motivated and better able to deal with stress Improves physical and mental performance under stress – gives one the edge in conditions of stress Helps balance other neurotransmitters to prevent over activity and highly strung from stress
Increases production of acetylcholine and dopamine
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Prevents confusion, forgetfulness and depression
Essential to convert glucose to energy – works together with potassium
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Carries oxygen from the blood cells to the energy production cells (mitochondria)
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) Improves energy production
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Needed as part of an enzyme to convert DMAE to Acetylcholine
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Activates thinking and memory skills
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamine) Prevents nerve damage by maintaining the fatty sheath (protective covering) that surrounds the nerves
Folic Acid , Together with Vit B3, B6 and B12, it controls a vital function in the formation of almost all neurotransmitters. It helps with the conversion of neurotransmitters when needed which can prevent unwanted conditions such as sleeplessness, over activity, depression, blues, anxiety, poor concentration, etc.
Vitamin C, Helps balance neurotransmitters, An essential anti oxidant
Vitamin E, An essential antioxidant
Vitamin A , An essential antioxidant
Vitamin A, C and E work together to be effective in their antioxidant properties.
Potassium, Essential to convert glucose to energy – works together with Vit B1
Zinc , Deficiency of zinc creates confusion and dementia , Essential to keep neurotransmitters in a balanced state
Magnesium , Helps with circulation ,Prevents calcification from eroding the brain cells
Relaxes the cells
Chromium, Facilitates the transport of glucose into the cells
Ginseng , Has calming effects – helps cope with exam stress
Ginko Biloba, Improves blood circulation and increases blood supply which is essential to carry all nutrients so they arrive at all the cells. Improves the brain’s ability to utilize glucose = enhanced energy . Potent antioxidant – protects the red blood cells from free radical damage and ensures the safe passage of oxygen to the brains, Helps relieve anxiety
Green Tea , Has anti oxidant properties that protects brain cells from any damage by toxins
Vitamins and Minerals
Helps turn glucose into energy
Helps turn amino acids into neurotransmitters
Helps to convert essential fatty acids into essential hormones for brain activity
Helps to build and rebuild the brain and nervous system
Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3 and Omega 6 – Essential for the structure of the cells and its membrane – makes up 70% of the membrane.
Ensure it is supplied in the diet to enable the nutrients in Maxi-Mind to function optimally.
Contra indications - If one is on any form of psychiatric drugs, anti depressants, etc, one should consult with one’s physician before taking Maxi- Mind