Know, Track, and Improve Your Brain Health

Metrics at the origin of our longevity, resilience and optimal performance are critical to measure, understand and track. These numbers represent the structural and functional health of our most important asset: the human brain.

Cell structure & cell function are the foundation for a healthier body & brain.

The BrainSpan Kit:

Two Unique Tests in One

Fatty Acids (Cell Structure)

Cognitive Test (Cell Function)

  • We measure 29 different fatty acids in each sample.
  • Cell membrane health is largely determined by levels of fatty acids; of which is is comprised.
  • Comparing Omega-3 to Omega-6 levels indicates the inflammatory "climate" within your cells.
  • Fatty acid levels are critical for inflammation, aging, resilience and metabolic health.
  • We measure 4 main domains of brain health comprising total executive function.
  • Rather than a test focused on solely indicating problems, it tells you where you stand compared to expected and optimal.
  • The scoring leverages a large, well-validated database of healthy, age-matched controls to compare your score against.

Knowing your brain's health should be simple, objective, and actionable.

Step 1

Measure

First, a simple finger stick to collect a few small drops of blood.

Step 2

Challenge

Next, a 15-minute, web-based cognitive test will evaluate your brain functional areas. 

Step 3

Learn

Understanding your brain health through the lens of your diet and lifestyle makes the pathway to improving clear and actionable.

It should also be well-trusted.

In Keep Sharp (Gupta, 2021), New York Times Best Selling author, Dr. Sanjay Gupta,  wrote "Dr. Daniel Johnston...cofounded BrainSpan to help people measure, track, and improve brain function...And with a healthy brain comes a healthy body...a stronger sense of confidence, a more solid financial future." 

Gupta, Sanjay. Keep Sharp. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Practitioners, Researchers and Institutions Trust BrainSpan®

Trackable Over Time

Track the most powerful and sensitive predictors of your functional health and experience:

  • Early insight into functional brain changes before they become apparent in traditional medical screening. 
  • Ability to lower total body inflammation that is at the epicenter of aging and chronic disease...and keep it in check.
  • Improved health and function of the immune system, the microbiome of the GI tract, and the metabolic health of cells throughout our body.
These are Metrics that Matter

The average Omega-3 Index in the US is about 4%. The optimal ratio based on many well published studies is 9%.

The average ratio of pro-inflammatory nutrients to anti-inflammatory is 25:1. The ratio should be 5:1 or better.

Excess carbohydrates are turned into palmitic acid, disrupting leptin signaling and increasing cell damage.

Your ability to remember and recall information is vital to aging gracefully.

Staying focused on tasks with a high attention to detail is important to productivity.

Quickly understanding and accurately responding to information impacts our entire quality of life.

“BRAINSPAN® is a powerful health and wellness tool that was conceived during a deployment to combat while serving in the US Army.  The key was not just prevention, but optimization and resilience. No one should live their life today without knowing their BrainSpan numbers."

DANIEL T. JOHNSTON, MD, MPH

Founder, CEO BrainSpan, LLC