As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism.
Thiamine — also known as Vitamin B1 — is a nutrient that all body tissues require to be healthy. Thiamine helps the body create almost half a dozen essential enzymes, such as glucose. Glucose is an important source of energy and plays a role in regulating metabolism. In addition, Thiamine breaks up fats and proteins, making it a contributor to maintaining a healthy weight. Thiamine promotes healthy digestion by helping produce hydrochloric acid. A Thiamine deficiency is thought to be a major contributor to the onset of both Type 1 and 2 Diabetes. Studies have shown that taking Thiamine can reduce symptoms of early-stage diabetes. It has been suggested that Thiamine contributes to healthy heart function by keeping the ventricles healthy.
Riboflavin — also known at Vitamin B2 — plays an essential role in the body. A Riboflavin deficiency can result in symptoms of depression.. Riboflavin can improve cognition in patients of all ages and treat migraines in adults. As the eyes age, they can develop problems such as cataracts or scarring on the cornea. Both can result in declining vision, but Riboflavin can prevent cataracts or corneal scarring. Riboflavin is thought to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women and reduce the risk of colon cancer in women of all ages.
Niacinamide is also known as Vitamin B3. Niacinamide is more popular than Niacin because Niacinamide does not cause the skin flushing side-effect commonly seen with Niacin. Niacin is made up of two molecules: nicotinamide and nicotinic acid.
Niacin is good for the skin and can keep it looking young by improving elasticity and reducing wrinkles, fine lines, redness, and yellowing. Niacin is healthy for the heart and can aid in preventing non-fatal heart attacks. Studies suggest it has the potential to stop or reverse the progression of artery disease. Niacin lowers cholesterol in the following ways: by eliminating “bad” cholesterol known as LDL-cholesterol, by increasing HDL cholesterol, known as “good” cholesterol because it can help eliminate LDL cholesterol, and by decreasing levels of triglyceride.
Pantothenic Acid — also known as Vitamin B5 — is a vital part of many different bodily functions related to the immune system, nervous system, gastrointestinal system, and the body’s ability to convert food into energy. When sold commercially as a supplement, it can be named D-Pantothenic acid, Dexpanthenol, Zinc Pantothenate or Calcium Pantothenate.
Vitamin B5 helps adrenal glands produce cortisol. Cortisol is an anti-inflammatory which suppresses the immune system and aids in metabolizing fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Although the exact mechanism is unknown, Vitamin B5 is thought to assist the body in coping with stress because of its role in the creation of the hormone corticosterone. The liver needs coenzyme A to function properly and Vitamin B5 contains helps synthesize coenzyme A, allowing it to aid the liver in eliminating the toxic substances encountered in everyday life.
Pyridoxine HCI — another name for Vitamin B6 — is converted by the liver into Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P), which is the active form of Vitamin B6. Maintaining a proper level of Vitamin B6 is important, as deficiency is associated with: systemic inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), disturbed sleep, lower levels of serotonin and melatonin, panic attacks, depression, migraines, cervical cancer, anemia, and type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin B6 can help maintain muscle mass when losing weight. In one study, when participants took Vitamins B6 and B12 together, they gained less weight than participants who didn’t take these vitamins. Another unique benefit of regularly taking Vitamin B6 is it can reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Migraines are thought to be linked to a deficiency in Vitamin B6 because when the body is lacking in Vitamins B6, B12, and folate, it can disturb the methylation cycle. This, in turn, can trigger a migraine.
B9 and B12 are listed together because they are tightly linked in cell signaling and function. B9 and B12 are crucial for DNA stability and regulation of gene expression. Additionally, they are critical for the conversion of amino acids into the neurotransmitters used by neurons to communicate.  
Folate — also known at Vitamin B9 — is a vitamin found in many leafy green plants. The name “Folate” actually comes from the Latin word “folium” which means “leaf”. Folate is vital to the creation of red blood cells, the synthesis of DNA, and the conversion of homocysteine — an amino acid which can become toxic when present in high levels. Folate is an antioxidant which has been shown in a number of studies to scavenge harmful free radicals from the body.
Folate can reduce symptoms of mania in Bipolar patients. It is very important for pregnant women to take because it reduces many risks associated with pregnancy such as anemia, Neural Tube Defect, heart defects, and premature births. Folate improves fertility in both men and women. In women who were undergoing in-vitro fertilization, high folate intake was associated with higher rates of fertilization and improved embryo quality. Folate intake was shown to result in higher sperm count for men who had otherwise had a low one, and reduced frequency of low sperm count.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) comes from the amino acid L-cysteine. NAC helps maintain healthy Glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is an important antioxidant required by the body for the destruction of dangerous free radicals.
People who regularly take painkillers containing Acetaminophen such as Tylenol and Vicodin will appreciate that NAC can protect the liver against damage from the over-consumption of Acetaminophen. Sufferers from chronic bronchitis may benefit from taking NAC, as it can work together with antibiotics to eradicate symptoms and improve lung function.
Ginkgo has been used for thousands of years as a traditional herbal medicine. Ginkgo is an antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. It thins the blood, improves blood circulation, and improves oxygen supply to the brain. Most of the benefits of Ginkgo involve the brain. A study showed when patients with no cognitive impairments took Ginkgo, they experienced an improvement in “global cognitive functioning”. In another study, Ginkgo enhanced information recall in healthy patients.
Ginkgo is beneficial to the hippocampal region of the brain. This is because it protects against neuron death and blood restriction and has also been shown to relieve tension headaches. Ginkgo can improve sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressant medication. This effect was seen in both men and women, with a slightly greater improvement for women. In addition, Gingko improved mood in healthy volunteers.
Energy and Focus
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Rhodiola Rosea is an herb which is classified as an adaptogen – a substance which helps the body respond to physical, mental, and emotional stressors. Rhodiola Rosea is used to reduce symptoms of stress such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression. It does this by lowering levels of cortisol during stressful situations, increasing levels of serotonin, and balancing your brain chemistry.
If your life or career demands a lot of you intellectually, Rhodiola Rosea is a great herb for you. It has been shown to aid in maintaining alertness, increase motivation, and improve sleep. If you want to keep your mind sharp as you age, Rhodiola Rosea can play a role. It contains a compound known as Salidroside, which is being studied as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s.
Magnesium is a mineral the body depends on for hundreds of important processes. Magnesium is responsible for supplying the body with energy, forming proteins, repairing and creating DNA, and regulating the nervous system. Magnesium makes sure the heart rate stays steady, keeps bones strong and aids in regulating blood sugar.
Magnesium can reduce symptoms of PMS by improving mood and by giving relief from bloating, cramps, and fatigue. Magnesium has been shown to lower levels of depression, especially in aging populations.
Glycinate is an amino acid which is critical for nutrition and metabolism. Magnesium plays an important role in sleep quality, function of the nervous system, protecting against oxidative stress, strengthening connective tissue, and shielding the liver from damage.
Magnesium Glycinate is considered an excellent source of magnesium because it’s solubility and absorbability make it easier for the body to take in utilize.
Taurine is an amino acid found in nearly all body tissues and is vital to the growth and protection of cells. Taurine is an osmolyte, meaning it regulates the intake and excretion of water in the body. Taurine is also an antioxidant. However, the human body doesn’t naturally produce sufficient quantities of Taurine. Taurine enables the body to break down and absorb both fat and cholesterol. This is because of the way it aids with bile secretion. Bile secretion is crucial for maintaining or reducing body weight. Taurine can help keep the body fit because it increases physical endurance in animal models.
As the body ages, Taurine can decrease the likelihood of bone fractures and keeps bones healthy by increasing density. Taurine promotes eye health by defending the cells of the retina from bright lights and oxidants. Taurine safeguards the lungs from damage inflicted by toxins, thanks to its antioxidant properties.
Like many other amino acids, L-Tyrosine is a building block of important hormones in the body. Specifically, L-Tyrosine helps the body produce epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, and hormones for the thyroid. The thyroid is responsible for a number of crucial processes in the body. L-Tyrosine regulates several mechanisms from energy production, to repairing damaged cells and also assists your body in resisting chronic stress.
L-Tyrosine keeps your brain working at its best under demanding conditions. Working on complicated tasks requires a lot of cognitive resources, which can be depleted when the mind experiences prolonged stress. It has been shown that L-Tyrosine helps replenish those cognitive resources.
DL-Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid the body uses for a variety of important processes. It is another form of Phenylalanine, which is produced by the body. DL-Phenylalanine combines Phenylalanine and D-phenylalanine — synthetic Phenylalanine — to form the supplement DL-Phenylalanine. DL-Phenylalanine is the preferred supplement because it delivers the benefits of both Phenylalanine and DL-Phenylalanine.
DL-Phenylalanine is used in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases such as: attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and depression. It plays a role in the body’s production of dopamine and dopamine in turn produces noradrenaline and adrenaline. These are all hormones said to improve mood.
DL-Phenylalanine suppresses the activation of pain receptors and can further relieve pain by blocking enkephalinases — enzymes which degrade natural opioids in the body. DL-Phenylalanine has been used in the treatment of vitiligo because it is a precursor to melanin.
People with the genetic disorder phenylketonuria should not take DL-Phenylalanine.
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is another form of the well-known amino acid, L-Carnitine, and the two provide some of the same benefits. Although there are several types of carnitine, ALCAR is the most popular carnitine due to its ability to pass the blood-brain barrier and benefit the brain and nerves. ALCAR plays a part in producing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is crucial for learning, memory and perception. It enables the body to continue producing a well-loved neurotransmitter — dopamine — even as the body ages. ALCAR helps the aging brain continue to learn by improving synaptic neurotransmission.
ALCAR has been shown in a number of studies to be as effective as traditional antidepressants in reducing symptoms of depression. ALCAR is also being investigated as a means of treating brain injuries because it has been shown to lessen oxidative stress and stop the death of cells in adult, newborn, and child animal models.
Lungs and Liver
Smoking or vaping is taxing on the lungs and cause inflammation, but Canassist can assist with anti-inflammatories such as turmeric and milk thistle.
Milk Thistle is a plant native to southern Europe and Asia which has been used for years to treat illnesses. Milk Thistle is best known for its benefits to the liver and has been shown to help regenerate cells in the liver. In animals, Milk Thistle has been shown to protect the liver against damage from alcohol, acetaminophen, iron overload, and radiation. One of the ways Milk Thistle is thought to protect the liver is by synthesizing proteins located in the liver.
Milk Thistle is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral. Because Milk Thistle is anti-viral, it is used to in the treatment of Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and also to treat cases of poisoning which affect the liver.
Turmeric is a medicinal herb and a spice that lends curry its yellow color. There are four curcumoids found in Turmeric and the most prevalent, best understood, and most beneficial to the body is Curcumin. The others are Desmethoxycurcumin, Bisdemethoxycurcumin, and Cyclocurcumin.
Curcumin has been shown to alleviate symptoms in many pro-inflammatory chronic diseases such as Lupus and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It does this by stopping the production of enzymes which produce inflammation. Curcumin has demonstrated the ability to reduce symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In a study with patients with osteoarthritis, more than half of the participants were able to stop taking anti-inflammatory and pain medication when they started taking a Curcumin extract daily. It has been shown that Curcumin combats pre-cancer lesions by increasing the levels of Vitamin C and E in the body. These increased vitamin levels prevent damage to DNA and to cells from free radicals.
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Mood and Stress
Taking Cannassist daily helps you feel happier by providing several ingredients that regulate your mood and increase serotonin levels, such as 5-HTP and L-Theanine.
In addition to being used medicinally, Saffron is also a spice. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world because there is a great amount of labor involved in harvesting it. Several studies have looked at the effectiveness of Saffron in treating depression. Researchers achieved symptom improvement comparable to results shown by conventional antidepressants. Another study showed that saffron reduced symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in women by 76%, with the placebo effectiveness coming in at only 8%.
Saffron is good for your heart. It has been shown to lower blood pressure in rats and to lower cholesterol in rabbits. Another study demonstrated that Saffron protects the heart from tissue damage caused by cholesterol. Saffron contains two chemicals — crocin and crocetin — which are believed to aid in learning and memory. Saffron is also being investigated as a possible treatment for several types of cancers because of its antioxidant properties and its high concentration of flavonoids
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an essential amino acid which regulates everything from mood to appetite, sleep, and weight. 5-HTP may only be obtained from supplements and is not found in any foods.
5-HTP can improve mood by boosting serotonin levels and can regulate sleep by increasing melatonin levels. Studies show taking 5-HTP increases sleep quality and duration. 5-HTP may help maintain healthy weight by regulating appetite and by making the body feel full sooner. 5-HTP controls blood sugar by decreasing the amount of calories the body gets from carbohydrates. 5-HTP is being considered as a treatment for migraines and fibromyalgia because low serotonin levels are said to contribute to these illnesses.
L-Theanine is an amino acid which, according to studies, relaxes the brain and increases alertness within thirty minutes of ingestion. L-Theanine can reduce stress and anxiety in people who are facing stressful situations and naturally reduces your heart rate. One way L-Theanine does this is by increasing alpha waves in your brain. When alpha waves are elevated, creativity increases and depression decreases. L-Theanine can manage the sometimes over-stimulating effects of caffeine, while supporting the immune system, boosting your cognitive abilities, and improving your ability to learn. When used in combination with caffeine, L-Theanine has been proven to increase attention.
L-Theanine isn’t just good for the mind, it’s good for the body. It has been suggested L-Theanine can reduce inflammation in the intestinal tract. L-Theanine improves vascular function by aiding the body in producing nitric oxide which in turn helps blood vessels dilate. This lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Cannassist contains powerful antioxidants including Zind and Asorbic Acid (Vitamin C) to boost your immune system - your body’s first and most important line of defense.
Vitamin C is great for the immune system, but it isn’t a vitamin which should be taken only when one thinks they are getting sick. Vitamin C can ward off infections, aid in recovering from upper respiratory infections, and is a powerful antioxidant which helps the body defend itself against disease and increases brain power by fighting oxidative stress.
Vitamin C is a stress-buster. It improves the body’s response to stress by encouraging cortisol levels to recover more quickly after exposure to a stressful situation. Vitamin C helps with stress by aiding in keeping blood pressure down by relaxing vessels. The benefits of taking Vitamin C regularly are not just seen in the body. People who take Vitamin C also report feeling less stressed. The typical diet does not provide enough Vitamin C to compensate for the lifestyle factors which can deplete the body of Vitamin C. These include smoking, eating a diet high in sugar, and consumption of Disodium ETA, a preservative commonly found in canned foods.
Zinc Picolinate is a popular supplement because it is easy for the body to absorb. Zinc Picolinate is chelated, meaning it is bound to another substance which the body can absorb easily. This is important because Zinc is an essential mineral which is found in all bodily organs, tissues, and fluids and it plays a role in many crucial biological processes. However, the body does not store Zinc and daily intake is crucial.
Having adequate levels of Zinc in the body is correlated with improved sleep quality and is thought to be associated with hair health. Zinc was found to improve hair growth in bald men and improved symptoms of hair loss in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Zinc has been shown in studies to be beneficial for a variety of skin-related conditions such as: dandruff, warts, acne, rosacea, eczema, measma, and psoriasis.
There are three types of Echinacea used in medicine, and the two most common are Echinacea Purpurea and Echinacea Angustifolia, which are thought of as equal in their healing capabilities.
Echinacea is anti-microbial, meaning it can stop the proliferation of microorganisms or kill them altogether. It does this by damaging the cell walls in fungus. It is well-known that Echinacea can be used to fight the common cold. Echinacea does this by stimulating the immune system. It was shown in a laboratory setting to disrupt the formation of flu cells. Echinacea damages the cell membranes in viruses such as: Rhinovirus and Coronavirus (the common cold), Influenza A & B, and the common Herpes virus. When dogs were infected with influenza, Echinacea stopped viruses from entering cells by obstructing viral receptors.
Elder Fruit is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants. It is an antioxidant. Elder Fruit contains flavonols, which are thought to prevent several diseases such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, and stroke. Elder Fruit can decrease the severity and shorten the duration of the flu. Elder Fruit is also an anti-inflammatory.
Elder Fruit supports heart health by reducing fat in the blood, lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and contributing to good insulin secretion thereby lowering blood sugar. At this moment, most of these effects have been studied in animal models and more studies are needed on humans. Elder Fruit is known to be antiviral and antimicrobial and scientists are studying how to best make use of those beneficial properties.
Formulated by Dr. Blake Gurfein Chief Scientist at Cannassist
Dr. Gurfein is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He received a Sc.B. in Neuroscience from Brown University, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and completed postdoctoral work at the University of California San Francisco, where he subsequently joined the research faculty.
In Dr. Gurfein’s academic work he has investigated the biological mechanisms of integrative practices and developed novel strategies for treating neurological disease. Along this research path, he has established himself as a NIH-funded principal investigator with several publications in high impact journals. Dr. Gurfein has a deep knowledge of the nutritional supplement research literature and has consulted for several companies developing both consumer wellness products and regulated treatments for chronic disease.
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