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About Brain Shield™ and the importance of cGP

On a daily basis, our bodies naturally produce the key brain nutrient cyclic Glycine Proline (cGP). This key brain nutrient normalises the Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) function within the brain. This nutrient is a key to brain fitness and whole of body health and wellness.

As we age our bodies produce less of the key brain nutrient cGP required to sustain normal brain function.

Research has shown that low levels of cGP may be found in neurodegenerative illnesses such as Parkinson’s and strokes.

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A world-first natural and safe source of cGP

New Zealand blackcurrants naturally contain a high level of a key brain nutrient, cyclic Glycine Proline (cGP), which is beneficial to the ageing body and mind.

Brain Shield™ is made from selected New Zealand blackcurrants high in cGP, providing a natural supplement of this key brain nutrient to help maintain your health and active lifestyle.

The research

Associate Professor Dr Jian Guan-MD. PhD found New Zealand Blackcurrants contain high levels of cyclic Glycine-Proline (cGP) Key Brain Nutrient that normalises the insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) function, a key to whole body health, wellness and brain fitness hormone.

Dr. Guan, who has researched cGP for nearly 30 years, says low levels of cGP are commonly found in people with age-related issues. She states; “cGP can decline with age, so the high natural levels of this nutrient found in New Zealand Blackcurrants can help maintain these levels.”

Dr. Guan says “I like to call it maintenance of ageing. This finding about New Zealand Blackcurrants is very exciting because it is something completely natural with the ability to maintain and support a healthy ageing body and mind.”

Dr. Guan came across “The power of New Zealand Blackcurrants” by chance when researching levels of cGP in patients who had New Zealand Blackcurrants added to their diets. She found increased levels of cGP after only 4 weeks of a daily measured amount of Blackcurrant.

Our bodies produce the Key Brain Nutrient cGP naturally. cGP is essential for maintaining the function of an ageing body and mind. Deficient cGP function can lead to early onset and more rapid progress of brain ageing and other age-related conditions, such as Rett Syndrome.

*The references to the University of Auckland and/or its personnel are not a statement that the University or its personnel endorse or support any products or services advertised on this web site.

VitalityNZ™ Brain Shield™ is a patented natural plant-based solution made from New Zealand blackcurrants with other nutrients that have been specifically formulated to deliver the average daily dose required to maintain an optimum level of the key brain nutrient cGP in the body as we age.

Research Links:

Research Type Link
Changes of plasma cGP/IGF‐1 molar ratio with age is associated with cognitive status of Parkinson disease Read More
Parkinson Study Patients Improve Read More
Stroke patients recovery(2019) Read More
Rett Syndrome Study Reports (2018) Read More
The role for IGF-1-derived small neuropeptides as a therapeutic target for neurological disorders Read More
The role for cyclic Glycine-Proline, a biological regulator of insulin-like growth factor-1 in pregnancy-related obesity and weight changes Read More
Role of cyclic-glycine-proline in neurodevelopmental programming: New insights into the physiological regulation of IGF-1 function Read More
Maternally Administered Cyclic Glycine-Proline Increases Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Bioavailability and Novelty Recognition in Developing Offspring Read More
Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and its Derivatives: Potential Pharmaceutical Application for Ischemic Brain Injury Read More
Cyclic glycine-proline regulates IGF-1 homeostasis by altering the binding of IGFBP-3 to IGF-1 Read More
Role and Importance of IGF-1 in Traumatic Brain Injuries Read More
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