About 3 million Americans experience a whiplash injury (cervical acceleration/deceleration—CAD) each year (1). CAD trauma is also the most common cause of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in the U.S. (1). Many of these patients will go on to develop postconcussion syndrome (PCS), which can become chronic and, in some cases, disabling. Recent studies have also shown a strong association between brain injury and a permanent loss of IQ, along with the latter development of depression and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The most common symptoms of MTBI include easy distractibility, forgetfulness, and difficulty concentrating. Most patients also complain of sleep disturbances, memory problems, alterations in mood, and diminished tolerance to stress, family members, coworkers, etc.

Dr. Arthur C. Croft, has been writing about MTBI/PCS for more than 15 years (1-11), becoming keenly interested after his own MTBI in 1992. He’s reported that this type of brain injury is not so much an acute, immediate event, as it is a progressive sequence of destructive cellular events—triggered by the trauma—which unfold over time. This corrosive cascade is catalyzed at the cellular level by free radical oxidative reactions and lipid peroxidation, leading, ultimately, to neuron death. (For an in-depth look at this phenomenon, see reference 1, p535-537).

The key to preventing or limiting this process is to support the CNS with sufficient quantities of high-quality antioxidants, including vitamins E, C, and A (betacarotene), along with bioflavonoids, zinc, selenium, and super oxide dismutase, in addition to those nutrients known to be critical for CNS function, such as the B vitamins, biotin, inositol, and choline. Ginkgo biloba was added to the formula because of its proven capacity as an antioxidant and for enhancing cognitive function, increasing ATP and serotonin levels and the brain’s tolerance to low oxygen levels, and for its capacity to improve glucose utilization.

Neuronostat-gB provides an excellent routine CNS support for optimum cognitive function in all adults, and a compelling prevention strategy against the common neurodegenerative disorders associated with aging—even in persons without prior brain injury.

Dosage: 2-3 capsules/day, between meals.

 


References
1.   Croft AC: Soft tissue injuries: the long- and short-term effects. In Foreman SM, Croft AC (eds): Whiplash Injuries: The Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome (ed 3). Baltimore, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Co., 2001, p360.
2.   Croft AC, Krage JS, Remsen WH: The postconcussion syndrome. Trial Bar News (SDTLA), 9(4):26, April 1987.
3.   Croft AC: Minor head injuries and the post concussion syndrome. San Diego County Chiropractic Society Bulletin, 10(1): 5-15, January, 1988.
4.   Croft AC: Whiplash and brain injuries: cognitive defect or fertile imagination? Dynamic Chiropractic, 10(7): 10-35, 1992.
5.   Croft AC: The post-concussion syndrome (PCS): what’s new? Part I. Texas Chiropractic Journal,10(7): 29-31, 1993.
6.   Croft AC: The post-concussion syndrome (PCS): what’s new? Part II. Texas Chiropractic Journal, 10(8):27-29, 1993.
7.   Croft AC: Mild traumatic brain injuries after motor vehicle accidents. Dynamic Chiropractic 12(6):9-35, 1994.
8.   Croft AC: Cognitive deficits following cervical spine trauma. Texas J Chiropractic 12(8):31, 1995.
9.   Croft AC: Postconcussion syndrome following motor vehicle trauma: new literature. Florida Chiropractic Assoc J 43-45, March-April, 1995.10. Croft AC: The potential role of antioxidant-based therapeutic intervention in the management of traumatic brain injury. Dynamic Chiropractic 15(25):4-42, 1997.
10.   Croft AC: The current roles of SPECT and PET in the diagnosis of brain injury. Dynamic Chiropractic 16(25):34-43, 1998.

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Supplemental Facts
Serving Size 3 capsules
Servings per container 30
  Amount Per Serving
     
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)   5000 IU
Ascorbic Acid   500 mg
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate)   250 IU
Vitamin K (as phytonadione)   100 mcg
Thiamine (as Thiamine HCl)   100 mg
Riboflavin   100 mg
Niacinamide   100 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)   100 mcg
Folic Acid   400 mcg
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)   100 mcg
Biotin   50 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate)   100 mg
Calcium (as Hydroxyapatite)   250 mg
Zinc (as Chelazome)   25 mg
Selenium (as Amino acid chelate)   250 mcg
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract
(Standardized to contain 25% Ginkgoflavone
glycosindes and 6% Terpene Lactones)
  250 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids   200 mg
Inositol   100 mg
Choline Bitartrate   100 mg
Super Oxide dismutase   1 mg


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