Vitanya focuses on providing products, technology, and services supporting subtle neural communication on the electrical and chemical levels. A revolution in modern neuroscience reveals how to maximize healthy brain function.
Vitanya focuses on 4 key elements to balance the brain:
The Blood Brain Barrier
The blood brain barrier is the protective layer between the brain’s blood circulation and the spinal fluid that tightly regulates the movement of ions, molecules and cellular nutrition between the blood and brain. It protects your brain from your body’s chemical environment.
Oxygen & Blood Flow
Oxygen is 10 times more essential to your brain than the rest of the body. Getting sufficient oxygen to your brain, however, isn’t enough for optimal wellness. Oxygen can introduce oxidative stress, also known as free radicals, that can harm your brain by causing tissue damage and reduction in blood vessel integrity.
Supplementing the Brain
Antioxidants assist neurological repair by eliminating free radicals to promote a positive neuroplastic environment which supports brain oxygenation and blood flow. Not all antioxidants can pass through the blood brain barrier, limiting their benefits to the body and not the brain. Vitanya’s antioxidant formula incorporates specific Proanthocyanidins which can pass through the blood brain barrier to stabilize free radical damage in the brain.
The brain uses 25% or more of the body’s entire energy supply even though the brain accounts for approximately 2% of the body’s mass. Like all other organs, the brain produces waste in the form of metabolic byproducts and toxins. If not cleared away effectively, the build up of toxins may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders
Maximizing the Glymphatic System
The Glymphatic System is the waste removal system for the brain. It collects neurotoxic waste and filters cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Cerebral spinal fluid cushions the brain within the skull and serves as a shock absorber for the central nervous system. CSF also circulates nutrients and chemicals from the blood.
Sleep Improves Brain Waste Management
A 2013 study by Rochester Medical Center (URMC) revealed that the glymphatic system is highly active during sleep and not so active while you are awake. During sleep, the brain’s cells reduce in size, allowing waste to be removed more effectively.
The Vagus Nerve
The vagus nerve is rooted in the cerebellum and brainstem and travels down to the abdomen connecting the heart and most major organs along the way. It conveys messages between the brain and gut.
Our intestinal tract shares many qualities with our brains–hundreds of millions of neurons and many of the same key chemicals. The gut is officially called the “second brain”.
Visceral feelings and gut instincts are literally emotional intuitions transferred up to your brain by the vagus nerve. As with any mind-body feedback loop, messages also travel "downstream" from your conscious mind through the vagus nerve signaling your organs to create an inner-calm so you can “rest-and-digest” during times of safety, or to prepare your body for “fight-or-flight” in dangerous situations.
Vitanya Proprietary Formulations
Researchers are finding evidence that irritation in the gastrointestinal system may send signals to the central nervous system that trigger mood changes and may affect thinking skills and memory. If the digestive system is weakened or damaged, the brain would be unable to optimize due to lack of nutritional support from a dysfunctional ENS (Enteric Nervous system). Vitanya's proprietary formulations are designed to support gut health and nutrition delivery.
Vitanya Neuro Performance & Brain Impulse Sensing
We focus on detecting the electrical patterns of the user’s brain (EEG). Each user completes a NeuroPerformance Assessment to understand their specific strengths and weaknesses around brain performance. Based on these assessment results, the technology assigns users a brain exercise program and guides them as they practice brain states that support improved focus enhancement or stress management. Users can develop the ability to focus on demand or stay calmer with less effort. Better brain control can improve many things, including sleep patterns, problem-solving abilities, concentration, decision-making, resource management and mental acuity.
Vitanya Bio-Signaling & Chemical Response Sensing
Vitanya applies bio-signaling technology that falls under the category of subtle neuro impulse communicated through skin conductance. Skin conductance measurement is currently used in scientific research of emotional and psychological arousal. The data transmitted through the hand cradle utilizes Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) technology to provide insight to cohesive biological preference and aversion. This information is extremely valuable to Vitanya Coaches when tracking program effectiveness.
Neurosurgeon and immunologist Kevin Tracey shares the frontiers of a new, hybrid field - bioelectronic medicine & the vagus nerve.