Sunday, June 12, 2016

MindWise. What is it? Why do I need it?

MindWise.  What is it?  Why do I need it?

MindWise.  What is it?  I have been vaguely aware of this product since I started using Young Living products 2 years ago.  It's on the new side.  In fact, it's not even listed in my beloved Essential Oil Desk Reference by Life Science Publishing - one of books I rely on when I want to do a little research!  So, I had to do my own research! Good thing I get into that kinds stuff.  

If you just want a quick little bit, here is a video I did talking a bit about it, so those of you in a hurry - you go there lol!  For those who want a bit more, read on!

MindWise is a supplement in liquid form, and as the name suggests, it's for our Minds!  Memory and cognitive support etc.  As a bonus, this powerhouse happens to also be great for our hearts.  This product has the following ingredients as per Young Living's product guide:  MindWise™ combines exotic sacha inchi nut oil with a proprietary MindWise oil blend for a unique supplement that supports normal brain and heart function.* Harvested from the Peruvian Amazon, sacha inchi nuts are cold pressed to create a vegetarian oil with a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids and an unmatched percentage of desirable omega-3 fatty acids (α-Linolenic acid). Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and pure essential oils are added to complete the MindWise oil blend. The proprietary Memory blend features ALCAR, GPC, and bio-identical CoQ10, ingredients that have been studied for their beneficial health properties. Generous amounts of vitamin D3 and a unique delivery method create a premium supplement that supports normal memory function and overall cognitive and cardiovascular health.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
So, Sacha inchi nut oil....ok, sure, got that sitting on the shelves next to the olive oil right?  Ha!  This is an oil from the Peruvian Rain Forest.  Super high in unsaturated fatty acids with an un-matched percentage of those omega 3's we need!  

Here is a little more about the Sacha inchi nut
MindWise is also one of the few supplements that contain Tumeric, and if you pay attention to your healthier friends, you will notice their links on Facebook with articles touting the all-encompassing benefits of Tumeric!  
What else:  Well, Pomegranate Juice.  C'mon now - you don't need me explaining that stuff lol!  Plus, it taste GOOD, therefore, this will taste good too!  
One thing that caught my eye on the label was "bio-identical" CoQ10.  Hmm.  Now why describe it as such?  And what is CoQ10 anyway?  I know it's good for me, but if pressed, I would not have been much help! So, I looked up a few things....
CoQ10 is an co-enzyme.  K.  What's a co-enzyme?  It's a molecule that assists enzymes.  So what's an enzyme?  I mean really - if you want to make any sense of these words, you really gotta know what they are :D  Enzymes are catalysts in our bodies that speed things up.  Like "digestive enzymes".  I know you have heard THAT term and can relate to that process.  Enzymes have a lot of energy all sitting there ready to bust out, but can't without the "co" to get it work.  That molecule aids in the release and transfer of the energy, and CoQ10 is an enzyme that assists CELLULAR membrane health and induce cellular energy transfers. Our cells. All over our bods. Including brain cells. The brain takes a ton of energy to work well.  No surprise there! Every try to figure something out when dead-dog tired?  You can't - the energy is gone.  Even CoQ10 is sleeping - ha!  So when you have a supplement high in Omega 3 (brain food) and CoQ10, your brain gets a boost!  

So, why the bio-identic labeling.  We actually produce our own CoQ10, but it declines with age.  A synthetic may or may not help. In fact, I have read that many of the CoQ10 supplements are the market can't be assimilated by our unique systems, and therefore are just an "empty pill".  The CoQ10 in MindWise is KanekaQ10, and works as a bio-identical to the CoQ10 our bodies produce, enabling us to benefit well from this.  KanekaQ10 is yeast fermented, unlike many of the synthetic powdery pills out there which may be from bacteria and tobacco derivations.  Ick!!  

So, there's some Science for the day!  (If you want even more, go watch a real expert,  Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton's video.)  There are also some essential oils and other things in MindWise, all designed to rev up that noggin (and heart!).  Take as directed:  2 TBSP the first 7 -10 days, 1 T a day after that.  Don't let the weird look freak you out - it's supposed to look like this!  

Now, if you place an Essential Rewards order this month for 300pv, you get this product FREE!  That really something as this product is not cheap.  You get it with the other goodies shown here:  

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