Basics is a convenient and cost effective basic version of Life
Extension's original Cognitex formula. Although the original Cognitex
represents the best cost per milligram value, Cognitex Basics supplies
clinically evaluated doses of alpha-glyceryl phosphoryl choline
(alpha-GPC) and phosphatidylserine, both of which are critical to
proper neurotransmitter function and optimal cognitive health.
phosphoryl choline is a precursor to the neurotransmitter
acetylcholine, which is naturally present in all the body’ s cells and
plays important roles in the brain. A decline in acetylcholine levels
coincides with advancing age and is a hallmark of neurodegeneration.
Proper acetylcholine function is essential to muscle control, sleep,
and cognition. Alpha-GPC plays a key role in both the synthesis and the
catabolic recycling of phospholipid. Alpha-GPC supplementation may
result in enhanced phospholipid synthesis and improvement of signal
transduction in the central nervous system, and has been shown to
support memory and cognition.
(PS) is a crucial building block in the brain. In fact, brain tissues
are especially rich in this nutrient. However, aging causes a decline
in the PS content of cells throughout the body including brain cells,
which can lead to cognitive decline.
helps the brain use its fuel efficiently. By boosting glucose
metabolism and stimulating production of acetylcholine, supplemental
phosphatidylserine has been shown to improve the condition of patients
experiencing age-associated memory impairment or cognitive decline.
Thus, replacing this brain food is essential.
Basics provides the same amounts of alpha-glyceryl phosphoryl choline
and phosphatidylserine as the existing Cognitex products (per serving).