Restore Brain Health

With Inno-Vita Herbals at Chico Integrative Health

By Dr. Mark W. Light

Brain health is essential for basic mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Subtle changes in brain chemistry through time can alter our memory capacity, our interactions at work and with family, our ability to receive and integrate sensory input and information, and how we feel in general. Our brains are responsible for the functioning of all our physical senses—vision, taste, hearing, smell—creating our physical, sensory experience of life! Many factors can significantly affect brain health: Poor nutrition, environmental toxins, head or neck injuries, drug and alcohol abuse, or traumatic life experiences can all cause long-term damage to the brain.

Among other brain-related issues, dementia stands out as an urgent topic: The World Health Organization reports that more than 47 million people in the world are suffering from dementia. As a doctor working with nursing home patients, I have witnessed the devastating progression of dementia as it eroded my patients’ lives. I am eager to see truly effective treatment and prevention of dementia and of the many conditions that affect the health of the brain and nervous system.

The good news is that there are many effective, holistic treatments that address brain health. Chico Integrative Health offers energetic balancing for the brain with NAET; an opportunity to develop your own healing protocol with Dr. Light through Whole Health Medicine; and nutritional supplements such as Omega fatty acids, which are crucial for brain health.

Herbal medicine has its roots in ancient history, and herbs are now gaining serious attention from researchers for their healing benefits. Chico Integrative Health proudly offers Inno-Vita’s line of herbal supplements, which stand out for their exceptional potency and unique formulations.

Inno-Vita’s Intelli-Mem has become a favorite with our clients for its ability to balance and restore healthy brain function. Intelli-Mem improves memory, brain cognition, and clear thinking and functioning abilities. Furthermore, it helps to repair brain tissue and cells that have been damaged by stress, injury, chronic depression, substance abuse, or strokes.

Intelli-Mem offers a powerful combination of herbs known to enhance and restore brain function, including Ginkgo Biloba, Bacopa, St. John’s Wort, Black Cohosh, and Gotu Kola (among others!). This unique formula also includes vitamins and a plant-sourced form of phosphatidylserine—a phospholipid that naturally occurs in the human brain and that is essential for brain health.


Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo is a centuries-old remedy in traditional Chinese medicine. The ginkgo tree is one of the oldest living tree species on the planet—which speaks volumes to the fact that it is used to improve memory! Recent studies in Europe and Russia show that natural compounds in this plant, such as tacrine, galantine, and others, positively improved brain function impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer’s, and short- and long-term memory loss.

The ginkgo leaf contains phosphodiesterase, which stimulates release of catecholamines—a key anti-stress hormone.


Bacopa is a centuries-old Ayurvedic medicine. Studies reveal that bacopa enhances memory, mental control, and logical processes. Bacopa is particularly helpful for age-related memory loss and for memory loss due to lack of oxygen in the brain (which can occur during extreme stress).

St. John’s Wort

This herb protects the brain from stress and corticosterone (related to memory damage). St. John’s wort helps with memory loss caused by emotional duress, and it protects the brain from the negative effects of stress. Phytonutrients in this plant help with mood swings, depression, and anxiety.

Black Cohosh

Another tried-and-true plant, black cohosh is known as a tonifying herb for women. It is effective in treating memory loss caused by endocrine imbalance, especially for women more than 65 years old who have undergone hormone replacement.


This phospholipid is naturally produced by the brain, composing a majority of nerve tissue mass in the brain. Its production slows down with age. It has been popularly used as a supplement taken from bovine brain. For obvious reasons, many are concerned with possible negative effects from using a supplement sourced from animal brains. That is why Inno-Vita sources this phospholipid from plants—with excellent results!

Intelli-Mem May Help to Prevent or Remedy These Conditions


Short-term and long-term memory problems


Learning capacity

Damage from stroke


Mood swings

Effects of hormonal imbalance

What People Are Saying about Intelli-Mem:

“I had a very positive response to Intelli-Mem. I have a lifelong diagnosis of ADD. Within 1 week of taking Intelli-Mem, I have been able to go off of the pharmaceutical meds!”

April, Montessori School teacher

“My mind and thinking feels so clear. The general fatigue, brain fog, and quickness to exhaustion, stress, and depression has lifted. I noticed the uplifting effects immediately when I started taking Intelli-Mem. After three months, I feel a balance and ease on a daily basis that I didn’t know I was missing before. Now I don’t want to be without it!”

Karen, caregiver and artist

“We take Intelli-Mem daily. However, when we have any important, demanding task ahead of us, such as giving an educational talk, focusing on intense periods of reading or study, or any important meeting or conversation, we increase the amount of Intelli-Mem to ensure that we will be able to think, speak, and do our best.”

Dr. Mark W. Light and Vickie Van Scyoc, RN

“Intelli-Mem helped me handle stressful emotions and situations at work and at home. I felt lighter, more clear-headed, and had more energy.”

Mike R., Baker

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