If you don’t know about Danny ‘The Cheesecake Assassin’ Mitchell the let us give you a brief introduction. He used to rock a mullet, fought in the UFC, holds the first twister submission in Bellator and now runs three MMA gyms in the North of England. He’s the real deal when it comes to insight into the fight game and has a whole roster of pros training out of his facilities.
Danny was diagnosed with CTE last year after meeting with a neurologist which prompted his retirement from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Hard sparring, some KO losses and a motorcycle accident had taken their toll.
After meeting with the scientific team behind Neuroptimax Pro, Matt and Jamie, the decision was made to put Danny through a series of blood tests at a lab to get some indicators on his overall neurological health. Specifically they looked at his levels of Omega 3, Vitamin D and Testosterone.
Low levels of Omega 3 and Vitamin D are linked with increased risk of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimers and Multiple Sclerosis. Decreased testosterone production indicates a damaged brain that’s struggling to create necessary hormones, this usually results in feelings of depression, anxiety and fatigue.
This first test was completed back in September, since then Danny has been taking Neuroptimax Pro every day and will be finishing his three month programme on the 28th of November when he’ll be coming back into the lab to do the tests over again.
By taking Neuroptimax Pro which is loaded with antioxidants, Omega 3s and other nutrients that promote brain health we’re looking to increase levels across all the tested blood markers - giving a strong indication of improved neurological health. We’ll also be sitting down with Danny on the day to talk about his experiences taking the supplement and any changes he noticed in his day to day life.
Managing concussions is multi faceted, it takes a combination of several things to maximise the brain's ability to heal and operate at full capacity. Nutrition, sleep, exercise, all play huge factors on how well the brain heals as well as overall cognitive ability.