As we age, our bodies undergo many changes. Among them is the gradual degradation of our mental faculties. For a lucky few, it only goes as far as a little short term memory loss, a forgotten name here, a misplaced object there, becoming at most a bit of an irritation. But for an unfortunate number, this mental decline can go a lot farther, with more dire consequences. If neurologically degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease don’t strike, mental dementia can creep in and gradually reduce a person’s faculties. For this reason, a lot of research has been dedicated toward finding a way to slow down or stop this process, and scientists and researchers have come up with one key ingredient: lecithin, a compound that can be found in abundance in bee pollen.
To understand how lecithin plays such a key role in maintaining alertness and mental clarity, we need to take a look at how the brain works. The brain is essentially a mass of neurons, the brain cells that pass, process, and store information through a complex series of electrical and chemical processes. Since these brain cells communicate to each other via electrical connections, they need to have some form of insulation to prevent short circuits and misfires, in the same way that we cover our power cables in a protective rubber or plastic coating.
For brain cells, this coating is composed of myelin, a substance that is created in our brains from the time we are in the womb to about the time we hit adolescence. It acts both as an insulator and a shield for our brain cells, allowing them to regenerate and recover from damage. Unfortunately, since this protective layer is only built up until adolescence, it means that for the rest of our lives, it is being gradually worn away until the time when it can no longer do its job properly, leading to accelerated brain degeneration in the elderly.
Fortunately, there is a way to help our brain cells maintain and rebuild their protective myelin covers. This is by consuming a diet rich it lecithin, which is a key component in the synthesis of myelin. And one of the richest sources of lecithin is bee pollen. Bee pollen manages to contain some of the most unique and beneficial natural substances because of the unique way it is produced, starting out as flower pollen before being collected and processed by bees. It is chock full of vitamins and minerals and has been shown to, among other things, help people lower their blood pressure and build up a resistance against allergies. It is considered one of nature’s most complete foods.
However, its high concentrations of lecithin could be its most unique property. By helping maintain the myelin in our brain cells, it can help not just the elderly, but people of all ages who are looking to maximize their mental abilities. Children with a diet rich in lecithin build up myelin much faster, allowing them to reach their peak intellectual potential at a quicker pace, leading to better skill and talent acquisition, memory retention, and sharper focus. Older people can reclaim the same mental agility they had in their youth. All it takes is about three tablespoons of bee pollen a day and your brain will be as quick and sharp as it ever was.
Heightening and restoring mental ability isn’t the only benefit lecithin has. As a lipid material, it is particularly adept at breaking down fatty deposits in our blood, lowering bad cholesterol levels that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It also has the ability to help dissipate toxins, which in turn helps both liver and gallbladder function. In fact, it is recognized for its ability to prevent the formation of gallstones altogether, and people suffering from cirrhosis or hepatitis have much to benefit from its regular consumption.
Keeping our mental faculties sound is just one among many health concerns facing all of us today. Other goals most of us want to meet with our diet include losing weight, building strength, or fighting a particular illness or condition. Whatever your requirements, Hidalgo Foods will have an all natural superfood solution that’s just perfect for your needs. We specialize in providing only the healthiest and highest quality all natural lifestyle solutions that help you maximize your potential without sacrificing any flexibility, convenience, and value.
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