Curcumin - Curcumin is a bright yellow (orange) chemical produced by curcuma long plants which are extensively cultivated in the tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia including China, India, and Indonesia. Curcumin has extremely powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Research has shown that curcumin activates certain proteins, including sirloins and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPk), which can delay cellular senescence and promote longevity. Cellular senescence refers to, "a state of stable cell cycle arrest in which proliferating cells become resistant to growth—promoting stimuli, typically in response to DNA damage." Studies show that curcumim can restore the core and associated symptoms of autistic phenotype by suppressing oxidative-nitrosative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, TNF-α and MMP-9 in PPA-induced autistic children.
Quercetin - Quercetin is a natural plant pigment and is one of the most abundant antioxidants in the human diet and plays a vital role in helping your body combat free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and premature aging. Quercetin is present in fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Resveratrol - Resveratrol, like curcumin, is a polyphenol that acts like an antioxidant, helping protect the body against oxidative damage that can put you at a higher risk for cancer and heart disease. Resveratrol has gained in popularity for its reported anti-aging and disease fighting power. The top food sources of reseveratrol include red wine, grapes, and some berries. Resveratrol has long been researched as a promising ingredient for autism spectrum disorder support.
Magnesium Citrate - Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions. Every cell in your body contains it and needs it to function, but, unfortunately, 50% of people in the U.S. and Europe have suboptimal levels. Magnesium plays a vital role in overall brain function and mood and suboptimal levels have been directly linked to an increased risk of depression.
Glutathione - Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver. It is also found in fruits, vegetables, and meats. Glutathione is involved in many processes in the body, including tissue building and repair, making chemicals and proteins needed in the body, and for the immune system.
Piperine - Piperine is a major alkaloid (class of basic, naturally occurring compounds that contain at least one nitrogen atom) found in black pepper and is widely used for its purported anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. Piperine has been shown to protect against oxidative damage by inhibiting free radicals (atoms or molecules that are unstable with other cellular structures because they contain unpaired electrons) and reactive oxygen species. Interestingly, piperine can also increase the absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000%.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s natural defenses. Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals accumulate, they can promote a state known as oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseases.
Zinc - Zinc is a nutrient that plays many vital roles in your body. Because your body doesn’t naturally produce zinc, you must obtain it through food or supplements. Zinc is required for numerous processes in your body, including:
• Gene expression
• Enzymatic reactions
• Immune function
• Protein synthesis
• DNA synthesis
• Wound healing
• Growth and development
Selenium - Though you may have never heard of selenium, this amazing nutrient is vital to your health. Selenium is an essential mineral, meaning it must be obtained through your diet. Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant and can help reduce inflammation throughout the entire body. In addition, selenium can help prevent mental decline and significantly boosts immune system function.