Researchers at the world-renowned Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience conducted a series of controlled studies with rats fed a micronutrient blend co-formulated by David Hardy to test its effects on brain injuries and brain-related disorders.
Neuroscientists removed either the entire frontal lobe or part of the parietal lobe of the brain in treatment animals, and then the neural tissue was regrown with either the standard lab rat diet or with the treatment diet enhanced with the micronutrient formula.
Brain recovery was significantly enhanced in the micronutrient-fed rats over those receiving the standard diet. Impressively, on certain cognitive, behavioral, and motor tasks the micronutrient-fed treatment group scored as well as the control rats! Post-mortem analyses revealed that in both surgery and control animals the micronutrient treatment increased cortical thickness and dendritic length, supporting the use of micronutrient formulations for human brain trauma recovery in conjunction with brain rehabilitation therapies.
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