Pro Football Legends Brain Armor

Brain Armor is proud to be partnered with Pro Football Legends, the commercial marketing arm of the NFL Alumni. The mission of the NFL Alumni is to serve, assist, and inform retired players and coaches in their post-NFL lives. The Association offers medical, financial, and social programs to members and their families to keep them healthy, productive, and connected.

Brain Armor is dedicated to improving cognitive health, wellbeing and performance on every field of play and at every age with a range of clinically proven nutrition supplements and, therefore, has been chosen as the “Official Brain Health Supplement of the Pro Football Legends”. Brain Armor produces a wide range of dietary supplements that are NSF Certified for Sport and are packed with nutrients that are clinically proven to support cognitive, cardiovascular, and eye health.

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A collaboration with the NorthShore Neurological Institute means that Brain Armor can set a new standard for brain health research and the development of science-based products.

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a top ranked Teaching Hospital and integrated healthcare delivery system that includes 4 hospitals, a 900-physician multispecialty group practice, and NorthShore Medical Group that can be found in over 100 office locations. NorthShore also supports the NorthShore Research Institute, NorthShore Foundation, and NorthShore Home & Hospice Services. Brain Armor is proud to support a research collaboration partnership with NorthShore.

Brain Armor’s mission is to improve cognitive health, wellbeing, and performance at every stage of life and on every field of play. Our products are clinically proven dietary supplements formulated with brain nourishing vital nutrients, designed to support brain health and function. A collaboration with NorthShore means that Brain Armor can set a new standard for brain health research and the development of science-based products.

“Our partnership will allow Brain Armor to lead the way in the development of scientifically validated supplements, targeting holistic brain health” says Alan Jones, Chief Scientific Officer for Trident Brands Inc. Brain Armor and NorthShore have already begun their collaboration with a pre-clinical trial that will advance nutrition science by investigating Brain Armor formulas and how they affect traumatic brain injury in an animal model. “We are enthusiastic about this collaboration, as well as continuing our laboratory’s experimental work on brain injury, cellular mechanisms, and protection”, said Julian Bailes, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at NorthShore and co-director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute.

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Rugby Canada Brain Armor

Brain Armor Foundation to Fund Head Trauma Research Study on Elite Canadian Rugby Athletes

Trident Brands has committed to fund a research trial examining the effect of Omega 3s (DHA -Docosahexaenoic acid) on head trauma in elite Women's & Men's Canadian rugby athletes during the current 2017-2018 season that includes the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Commonwealth Games, Sevens World Cup, and Men's Rugby World Cup qualifier. Brain Armor Inc. (a subsidiary of Trident Brands Inc.) is providing funding through its Brain Armor Foundation. The principal study investigators are Ashley Armstrong, MS, RD, CSSD and Jonathan M. Oliver, PhD.

Ms. Armstrong is a Sport Dietitian with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Dr. Oliver is Director of the Sports Concussion Research Group at Texas Christian University (TCU). "This is an exciting collaboration between the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and TCU to expand their concussion research to an elite rugby population," said Ms. Armstrong, who has been a Sport Dietitian at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific for four years. "We are very grateful to Brain Armor, who is supporting our research, as we believe that this study can truly benefit athletes in all sports at risk of head injuries. Their support of this DHA - focused, new dietary intervention will allow us to help athletes protect their greatest asset --their brain," said Ms. Armstrong.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with the Canadian Sport Institute, a world-class athlete development program, and the partnership with Brain Armor, who has graciously agreed to support our research expanding into other contact sport athletes. This research expands on the previous work conducted by our group, in which we demonstrated a potential neuroprotective effect of omega 3s in attenuating elevations of a biomarker of head trauma in response to sub-concussive injuries in American football athletes. Reducing the effects of sub-concussive injuries may have long-term implications on improved brain health later in life, particularly in contact sports athletes, an area that has received considerable media attention in retired National Football League players," said Dr. Oliver, who is director of the Sport Science Center within the Health Innovations Institute at Texas Christian University. "This study is part of the Brain Armor Foundation's commitment to supporting and advancing education and clinical research in the field of cognitive health in athletes," states Dr. Julian E. Bailes, Co - Chair of the Brain Armor Foundation.

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Pop Warner Little Scholars

Brain Armor is a dedicated partner of Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Pop Warner Little Scholars leads in its efforts to make youth football safer and better. Founded in 1929, Pop Warner is the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer, and dance organization. With the support of their Medical Advisory Committee, Pop Warner has instituted a number of rule changes built on evidenced-based insight and prevention, dealing with nutrition, hydration, head injury, and general health and safety.

Brain Armor enhances Pop Warner’s commitment to total wellness for athletes as the “Official Youth Development Partner of Pop Warner Little Scholars and its Official Brain Supplement Partner”. Dedicated to improving cognitive health and performance, Brain Armor provides a range of plant-based Omega-3 supplements that are NSF Certified for Sport. The brain nourishing vital nutrients found in their products are clinically proven, with a range for nearly any age.

“Brain health and development in children and young adults is an important issue, particularly in youth sports” said Mark Cluett, COO, Trident Brands Incorporated, the parent company of Brain Armor Inc. “We look forward to supporting Pop Warner Little Scholars and working together to educate kids, parents, and coaches on the proven connection between nutrition and cognitive health”.

Sports Science Center at Texas Christian University

The mission of the Sports Science Center within the Health Innovation Institute at TCU is to bring science and practice together to improve sport performance and athlete health from the laboratory to the playing field, and from the playing field to the laboratory. Their vision is to improve sport performance and athlete health through evidence-based practice and they aim to be an international model of sport science research and education.

Brain Armor is proud to partner with the Sports Concussion Research Group at the Sports Science Center at TCU, led by its director, Dr. Jonathan Oliver, in an effort to expand their research activity.

Brain Armor has committed to funding a research trial led by Dr. Oliver and his team, to examine the effect of Omega-3s on head trauma in elite Women’s & Men’s Canadian Rugby athletes during the current 2017-2018 season. “Reducing the effects of sub-concussive injuries may have long-term implications on improved brain health later in life” says Dr. Oliver. “We are excited about the partnership with Brain Armor, who has agreed to support our research expanding into other contact sport athletes”.

Canadian Sport Institute

The Canadian Sports Institute is a world-class multi-sport training facility for Olympians and Para-Olympians that offers services including sports science, medicine, expert leadership, services, and programs. Their mission is to empower podium performances and help athletes win medals. The Canadian Sports Institute has expertise in research, product development, and testing and is continuously working to find the most safe and effective products to give their athletes an advantage.

The Canadian Sport Institute, Texas Christian University, and Brain Armor have recently collaborated on a research trial examining the effect of Omega-3s on head trauma in the elite Women’s & Men’s Canadian rugby athletes during the 2017-2018 season. “We are very grateful to Brain Armor, who is supporting our research, as we believe that this study can truly benefit athletes in all sports at risk of head injury”, says Ashley Armstrong, MS, RD, CSSD with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and one of the principal study investigators. “Their support of this DHA-focused, new dietary intervention will allow us to help athletes protect their greatest asset – their brain”.

Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)

Brain Armor is proud to be a founding partner of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA). The CPSDA is a not-for-profit organization that represents advanced practice Registered Dietitians in the United States, who work with athletes in every capacity. CPSDA, and Brain Armor, believe in a “food first” principle and teach that “whole foods are the best fuel”.

The CPSDA is dedicated to providing continuing education programs, developing new education programs, and partnering with education-based organizations to restore and advance the community of sports dietitians. The CPSDA’s vision is to position nutrition as an essential element to optimizing human performance.

Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS)

Brain Armor is proud to be a member of Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS) to support them in their mission of promoting advanced techniques of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletes in the NHL. PHATS is a professional association for professional hockey athletic trainers to promote the welfare of its members, advancement of the athletic training profession, and safe participation in the sport of hockey.

Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, and ingredient suppliers. Their mission is to sustain and enhance a climate for their members to responsibly develop, manufacture, and market dietary supplements, functional food, and other nutrition ingredients. CRN offers events and educational opportunities throughout the year to include meetings, webinars, and live workshops.

Trident Brands Incorporated, the parent company of Brain Armor, is proud to be a member of the CRN. With a mission to improve cognitive health, wellbeing, and performance at every age and on every field of play, Brain Armor offers clinically proven dietary supplements that are designed to support structural brain health and cognitive performance. As a member of the CRN, Brain Armor is held to comply with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control, and safety. Together, Brain Armor and the CRN are committed to improving lives through clinically supported and safe dietary supplements.

Brain Armor is proud to utilize goMCTTM from Compound Solutions in many of our products. goMCTTM features Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) that are effective in converting to ketones, a potent alternative energy source for the brain and muscles. Compound Solutions represents and distributes unique, patented nutraceutical ingredients developed to improve the health and performance of individuals. They supply effective, science-based, quality ingredients to responsible functional food, nutraceutical, and sports nutrition manufacturers.

Brain Armor is partnered with goMCTTM to provide high quality ingredients for their products designed to support structural and functional brain health. Brain Armor is on a mission to improve cognitive health, wellbeing, and performance at every stage of life and on every field of play. Brain Armor products include ingredients such as Omega-3 fatty acids, MCT oil, and other brain nourishing vital nutrients that are clinically proven to support brain structure and function.

Brain Armor is proud to be an ingredient partner with life'sTMOMEGA.

Most people know that fish are rich in Omega-3s, but what they don’t know is that fish get Omega-3s from the algae they eat in their food chain. life'sTMOMEGA goes straight to the source, getting their Omega-3s from algae grown in a controlled environment and managed in a sustainable way. Produced independent of the marine’s ecosystem, they can sustainably meet the world’s nutrition needs while protecting our oceans from overfishing.

life'sTMOMEGA provides a vegetarian, plant based and sustainable source of EPA and DHA, produced in an FDA-inspected facility under current Good Manufacturing Practices in a controlled and contaminant-free environment from start to finish. Because of their high standards and sustainable practices, Brain Armor is proud to include them in Brain Armor products.

Brain Armor is on a mission to improve cognitive health, wellbeing and cognitive performance through their Omega-3 product line that includes other brain nourishing vital nutrients, clinically proven to optimize brain fitness. Thanks in part to the partnership with life'sTMOMEGA, Brain Armor is proud to offer products that are vegan friendly, non-GMO, soy free, dairy free, and free of artificial flavors or sweeteners. Brain Armor offers a natural and sustainable way to support your brain at every stage of life.

Through the Brain Armor Foundation we are committed to funding programs to advance clinical understanding, research and education in the field of cognitive health.

Active projects include:

  • Research funding to examine the effect of DHA Omega-3 on head trauma in elite women’s & men’s rugby athletes. Principal investigators are the Canadian Sports Institute & TCU in collaboration with Rugby Canada
  • NCAA Student Athlete Omega-3 index data collection & analysis study
  • Significant product donations to sports organizations, the US Military, etc

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