The 4 Classes of Synergistic Nutrients in Our Patent-Pending, Proprietary Blend

With all of its many benefits, organic hemp oil truly is a gift from nature.  But, as good as hemp oil is, it’s not entirely complete.  Just like fish oil needs magnesium and zinc to have its maximum benefit, hemp oil functions best when accompanied with magnesium and a few select, synergistic nutrients.

Below are the 4 synergistic classes of nutrients featured in our patent-pending, proprietary blend, which amplify the wide-ranging benefits of our antioxidant-rich, organic hemp oil for:

  • improved cognitive function and mental clarity.
  • a calmer, more balanced nervous system.
  • a better mood, and greater vitality.
  • a greater sense of well-being.

 

  1.  Magnesium

In modern industrialized nations, nearly 3 out of 4 people are deficient in magnesium resulting in a myriad of symptoms such as chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, cognitive impairment, tics, tremors, chronic pain, headaches, and sleep disturbances.  Magnesium serves as an essential co-factor in over 300 enzyme systems in the body and is needed for the functioning of all of your “feel-good” neurotransmitter systems – endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, GABA, and oxytocin – all need sufficient magnesium for their optimal functioning.  Magnesium is depleted by a number of factors including chronic stress, traumatic brain injury or other traumas, heavy exercise, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, phosphoric acid in sodas, calcium supplementation, and certain medications.1-8

 

Key benefits

  • Important for healthy brain and nervous system function
  • Promote a healthy mood and optimal cognitive function
  • Protects against heavy metals and free radicals
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Powerful antioxidant properties
  • Improves memory and learning
  • Calming, stress-reducing

 

Recommended dose: 200-800 mg/d of a highly-bioavailable form such as magnesium malate, taurinate, glycinate, or threonate.

 

  1.  B-Complex

The B-complex work closely with magnesium in thousands of biochemical reactions in the body.  A suboptimal intake can result in fatigue, poor memory, difficulty concentrating, learning problems, depression, anxiety, irritability, muscle weakness, and sleep disturbances.  They’re necessary for energy production, neurotransmitter biosynthesis, and the production of neuroprotective growth factors such as BDNF, which promote cellular health and the growth of new neurons20-23.

 

Recommended dose:  everyone is different, so I recommend starting with a low-dose and working your way up.  If the serving size is 2 tablets, try half a serving for a week, and see how your body responds to the lower dose, and increase as desired.  Remember, B-vitamins are “sparks”, balancers, and activators within our cells, and can give you energy, boost your mood, and reduce stress, if you’re running low.

 

Key benefits

  • Important for healthy brain and nervous system function
  • Promote a healthy mood and optimal cognitive function
  • Reduce stress and gently soothes away tension
  • Protect against heavy metals and free radicals
  • Possess powerful antioxidant properties
  • Promote a healthy immune system
  • Improve memory and learning
  • Possess calming properties
  1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a vitally important antioxidant nutrient for the brain and nervous system.  So much so that the brain has a dedicated transport mechanism for boosting its levels of vitamin C – the sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter-2 (SVCT2).  Following the adrenal glands, which need vitamin C for hormone production and antioxidant protection, neurons in the brain and nervous system contain the second highest concentrations of vitamin C in the human body.  Neurons are especially sensitive to vitamin C deficiency because they have 10 times higher rates of energy metabolism than surrounding cells.  Vitamin C is also essential for the production of L-carnitine, an important molecule in mitochondrial energy production, and serves a vital role in the production of feel-good neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.28-30  Like many of the nutrients discussed above, an adequate intake of vitamin C is necessary for the health and formation of new neurons, while improving mood, stress resilience, and cognitive function. Vitamin C is depleted by all forms of physical, chemical, and emotional stress, exercise, pollution, smoking, heavy metals, and a wide-variety of environmental chemicals.31-34

 

Key benefits

  • Important for healthy brain and nervous system function
  • Promotes a healthy mood and optimal cognitive function
  • Essential for energy production and iron utilization
  • Reduces stress and gently soothes away tension
  • Protects against heavy metals and free radicals
  • Possesses powerful antioxidant properties
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Possess calming properties

 

Recommended dose:  the requirement for vitamin C increases with all forms of stress, exposure to toxins, and when healing from trauma or illness.  250 – 2,000 mg of vitamin C per day is a beneficial daily dose for most people in the form of ascorbic acid, ascorbates, ascorbyl palmitate (a fat-soluble form of vitamin C).

 

  1.  Trace Minerals Neuroprotective trace elements such as zinc, copper, chromium, selenium, lithium, boron, iodine, and molybdenum function as “protective shields” which bolster your body’s antioxidant defenses and shield you from a wide variety of heavy metals and environmental toxins.  They’re needed for your body’s production of glutathione (the master antioxidant), and powerful antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and catalase which neutralize free-radicals and other toxins, while simultaneously reducing your oral absorption of heavy metals and promoting their excretion.  Trace minerals such as zinc, chromium, selenium, and lithium also serve an important role in mitochondrial energy production, healthy digestion, restful sleep, the production of neural growth factors such as BDNF, and for healing processes in the brain and nervous system.9-19

 

Key benefits

  • Are essential for vitamin utilization (e.g. vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E)
  • Important for healthy brain and nervous system function
  • Promote a healthy mood and optimal cognitive function
  • Promote healthy mitochondria and energy production
  • Protect against heavy metals and free radicals
  • Possess powerful antioxidant properties
  • Promote a healthy immune system
  • Promote a sense of well-being

 

Vitamins Need Minerals 

One of the primary functions of minerals is their role in the utilization and activation of the vitamins we consume.  For example, if your body is running low on magnesium, it reduces your ability to utilize a number of nutrients including vitamins B1, B6, and D, and even high intakes of these vitamins cannot make up for this deficiency.  So, you can become vitamin deficient, in spite of plentiful intake, if you’re deficient in a mineral required for its utilization9-12.  Thus, it’s a always good idea to take your vitamins with a combination of complementary minerals (as found in the HempMag product suite) for optimal benefit.

 

Recommended dose:  100-400 mcg/d of chromium; 15-30 mg/d of zinc; 100-400 mcg/d of selenium; 1-3 mg of boron; 75-250 mcg/d of molybdenum; 0.5-2 mg/d of copper; 150-450 mcg/d of iodine as kelp (or iodide).  When it comes to benefits you can feel and getting the most out of the supplements you take, the best nutritional supplements provide trace elements in their most bioavailable forms – as stable, organic chelates – such as zinc glycinate, selenium glycinate (or high Se-yeast), and chromium polynicotinate (niacin-complex).

 

If you’re new to nutritional supplementation – or are a well-versed pro – I recommend starting with a well-balanced, multi-nutrient supplement that uses doses on the lower end of the spectrum, and focuses on nutrient synergy rather than mega-doses as featured in the HempMag line of high-performance brain supplements:

 

For improved mood (HempMag MOOD)

Greater calmness and relaxation (HempMag CALM)

Improved focus, alertness, and concentration (HempMag FOCUS)

And greater immune system and inflammatory balance (HempMag COOLDOWN).

 

Nutrition You Can Feel

With our patent-pending, proprietary blend of “feel-good, brain nutrients“, ALL of our supplements provide the same core, “feel-good” elements, which promote a sense of greater well-being.

 

These “core nutrients”, which include organic hemp oil extract, magnesium (malate, taurinate), niacin-bound chromium, and seven B-vitamins are further enhanced with key synergistic nutrients specifically chosen for their scientifically validated benefits.  For example, boron is added to our FOCUS formula for its ability to improve focus and alertness, and selenium and molybdenum are added to our COOLDOWN formula for their powerful antioxidant benefits.

 

Our Mission

We view this as a sacred mission to serve the world with products that strengthen and provide nutritional support at the deepest level. Based on irrefutable science and grounded in nature — our products embody the values of our company — with unsurpassed quality, safety and effectiveness. Designed to provide our customers with profound nourishment while promoting a greater sense of vitality and well-being.

 

 

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