Hull dad who suffered life-changing head injury after one punch launches brain-boosting food range

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 9 Aug 2018

A Hull man’s remarkable recovery from a serious brain injury has inspired him to launch a new ‘brain-boosting’ food range.

Paul Spence suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2012 when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack while out in Princes Avenue. Six years on, Paul’s recovery has proved inspirational to many across the world, and he has now launched his own range of nutritional health bars.

Each of the ‘BrainWorks’ bars have been created with a ‘power mix’ of products scientifically proved to aid brain development and recovery, reduce the trauma caused by illness and everyday stresses and fight off the aging of brain cells.

Paul said: “I truly believe that I would not be where I am today had I not found the positivity from exercising and then the benefits from eating foods that are known to benefit the brain.

“I had researched the foods that were good for the brain such as walnuts, seeds, oils, herbs and fruits, and my family used to ensure they were in my meals - it was a way that they could help me when they were finding it hard to handle my changing emotions.

“It was when I had found this focus that I started to look around the supermarkets and I couldn’t find anything which was specifically targeted at the brain. There are bars for energy and products around protein and muscle building, but nothing to feed the brain."

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The new bars have been launched onto the market after years of research and development, and are now being stocked by retailers. They are available in three varieties – berry and nut, seed and nut and peanut and berry.

Plans are also afoot for more products including cooking sauces, yoghurts, flavoured nuts and vegan and gluten free products.

Paul teamed up with nutritional expert Rich McWatt to create ‘BrainWorks.’

Each of the ‘BrainWorks’ bars have been created with a ‘power mix’ of products

Mr McWatt said: “We found nothing like this product from extensive research across the UK and we feel it appeals to all markets.

“Whether you are someone like Paul, who is looking to aid brain recovery, to professionals who skip breakfast and need a brain-boosting snack on the way to work, the weekend warriors training, running or cycling to the older generations looking to stave off the aging process, it has a benefit.

“We have focussed on foods which are scientifically proven to be good for the brain or relieving stresses, such as chia seeds, coconut oil, honey, linseed, and cold pressed rapeseed oil. The ‘power mix’ of these – which is our unique ingredient - is included in every BrainWorks product.”

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With a warehousing and distribution centre now secured in Hull, bars are available to order via the company website.

Paul teamed up with nutritional expert Rich McWatt to create ‘BrainWorks'

BrainWorks bars can be ordered at a cost of £1.69 individually, in mix and match boxes of six bars for £10, 12 bars for £19 and 18 bars for £27.

A percentage of profits will be donated to the PAUL For Brain Recovery charity, set up by the entrepreneur.

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