Our minds often play tricks on us as we age, which can make us question ourselves and our brain health. Names elude us, words slide away, and memories go misty around the edges. We might even experience increased difficulty multitasking or focusing on one thing at a time. Well, there’s a reason for that.
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Everyone wants optimal brain function both now and as they age, and nutrition plays a larger role than many people think. Eating a healthy diet is key in overall wellness, but individuals today typically do not get enough of the nutrients they need solely through their diets. Taking high-quality nutritional supplements can help make up the difference and optimize health.
Not all supplements are created equally, so choosing supplements that have high-quality ingredients is important. Continue reading “12 of the Best Supplements to Improve Brain Function”
Vitamin B12 is probably one of the most known and studied of vitamins. It is a powerhouse vitamin and it works with folate to help produce and maintain the myelin surrounding nerve cells. It also helps with mental ability, red blood cell formation, and the breakdown of some fatty acids and amino acids to produce energy. Continue reading “5 Big Reasons You Need Vitamin B12”
Diet, exercise, sleep and stress can all play roles in maintaining healthy brain function. Supplements can add an extra layer of support. Numerous studies have shown the benefit that certain nutritional supplements can have on brain health, in particular the five listed below. But, before taking any supplement, consult with you primary healthcare practitioner to ensure that there are no contraindications.
Acetyl-l-carnitine: Forgot where you parked your car? Research shows that that the amino acid acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) can boost brain power and improve memory. Its antioxidant properties repair damaged neurons, increasing your memory and capacity to learn. Continue reading “Brain Series: Five Supplements for Brain Health”
So often we’re reminded to take care of our bodies so that they look and perform the way we’d like them to. Are we as concerned about keeping our brain fit, sharp and healthy? Here are a few ways to keep your brain as youthful as your body.
Nutrition: The brain is largely made up of fat, so we need to eat fat to support a healthy brain. Fat coming from omega-3 sources such as olive oil, nuts, wild salmon, etc. are all great sources. Since sugar and carbs are pro-inflammatory foods, these should be dramatically reduced too, since they impair brain function while creating inflammation and disease. Of course, highly processed foods aren’t contributing to brain health either. Here’s a general rule for making healthier choices – if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, Continue reading “How to Create and Maintain a Fit and Healthy Brain”