Developed from leading research into the protective properties of plant-based molecules,
Marbles contain a proprietary blend of Citrus bioflavonoids and extracts from Matricaria chamomilla flower and Theobroma cacao bean.
It is well known that the frequent consumption of citrus fruits that include orange, mandarin, lemon and lime, can support long-term health and wellbeing. Citrus, one of the most sought-after fruit crops, provides a rich source of antioxidants and contains a host of neuro-phytoactives to maintain brain function and reduce inflammation.
Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal plant species known to mankind. Nowadays it is highly favoured through years of traditional use and scientific research. The phytoactive compounds of this plant offer potential for relieving inflammation, in turn supporting long-term brain health.
It is a popular belief that eating chocolate can support a healthy mood and promote feelings of wellbeing. Cacao is a rich source of neuro-phytoactives with beneficial effects on cerebral blood flow to support energy levels and various aspects of cognition.
- Anti-inflammatory 1, 23
- Supports cognition and mental function 4, 5, 9, 10, 15
- Supports energy levels and vitality 8, 9, 14, 15
- Antioxidant 1, 3, 14
- Supports healthy emotional mood and balance 14, 15
- Supports healthy sleep patterns 7
- Maintains brain health and mental wellbeing 4, 14, 15
- Helps maintain concentration and focus 4
- Reduces cell damage caused by free radicals 1, 3
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