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How Vitamins May Help Boost Your Brain Health

 

Our brain is more powerful than a supercomputer, isn't tha

Common Causes:  Brain Problems

Vitamins for Brain Health

Supplements Can Help Your Brain to Work Better

High Vitamin Food Choices To Boost Your Brain Function

Other Ideas to Increase Your Brain Function

t amazing?  However, unlike a computer, it does need certain nutrients in order to function properly.  In fact, even though it makes up only 2% of our body weight, it uses up 50% of our blood sugar and 20% of our oxygen intake.  Our brain also uses up a much greater proportion of many of the micronutrients like vitamins and minerals compared to its size.

By the time many get to be in their 40’s (sometimes even in their 30’s), they can notice that their brain is not functioning as well as it used to.  Do you have to put up with this, or is there something you can do to help your brain work better? 

Many have found that by changing their diet and adding a few key supplements, they can at least slow down the brain deterioration, and sometimes even experience dramatic increases in their cognitive brain function.
 

Common Symptoms of Brain Problems
 

Especially as we get older, many of us have start to have problems with our memory, and brain function.  Some even call it “brain fog” or "molasses" brain.  Some other symptoms are a lack of concentration, spaciness and diminishing cognitive skills.
 

Brain Problems:  Common Causes
 

Neurotransmitters are crucial in helping your brain to function properly and if there are not enough of them you will have problems with your brain functioning.  There are many examples of people who ate nutrient-dense, unrefined foods, whose brains functioned well far into and past their 80's.  So diminishing brain function does not have to be associated with aging, even though it often is in the USA. 

In addition, there is some research that indicates that heavy metal accumulation in the brain, such as aluminum and mercury, can cause problems with brain functioning, so if you try some of the suggestions on this page without good results, you might want to consult with an alternative health care practitioner about detoxing heavy metals.  But starting with good foundational nutrition, perhaps with a few choice superfood supplements, like sea vegetables, whey protein and berries and fruits, can also help your body detox heavy metals better.
 

Brain Problems:  Supplements and Vitamins for Brain Health
 

#1 Brain Supplement:  Omega3 - Fish Oil - Greenlip Mussel Oil Can Help Your Brain Function Better

Fats are a big key to proper brain functioning, and in America today, many people either do not get enough fat in their diets or don't get the right fats.  We especially need lots of omega3 fatty acids and DHA for good brain health, found mainly in fatty fish and seafood, fish oil and walnuts.  Cholesterol and phospholipids like phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylcholine that are found in soy lecithin and egg yolks are also important for brain health.

Moxxor is one omega3 supplement that we highly recommend.  It is made from the highly absorbable greenlip mussel oil.  More on Omega3s .

#2 Brain Supplements:  Key Vitamin, Minerals & Amino Acids Supply Nutrients Needed for Your Body to Make Neurotransmitters

Key vitamins and minerals as well as amino acids (which come from proteins) supply the raw materials necessary for your body to produce neurotransmitters.  This is why vitamins can be helpful for brain health. 

If you read our pages on B vitamins, you will know that they are crucial to proper nervous system and brain function.  B6, for example, helps to create the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.  And zinc helps B6 to do its job.  Even small deficiencies of other B vitamins, like thiamin (B1) and riboflavin (B2) can affect your memory as well as your thinking.  Lecithin and choline have also been shown to have positive effects on memory and cognitive function.

 

Those consuming high amounts of vitamin C scored better on IQ tests.  Vitamin E is also important for the brain as it protects it from oxidative damage. 

As we age, many of us have a harder time digesting proteins, but we need them in order to have good brain health.  One way to add easy-to-digest amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) to your body is to add a high quality whey protein powder supplement.  If your whey is undenatured (which most whey is not!), your body will be able to use those amino acids for many important jobs in the body, including making neurotransmitters.  This will boost your brain health maybe more than vitamins do!  More on Whey Protein Powder.

#3 Supplements to Boost Your Brain Function:  Antioxidants, Herbs and Powerful Juices like Goji

Other antioxidants can also be very helpful, like DHLA and green tea.  Ginkgo biloba and ginseng are two herbs used for a long time for brain health.

Goji Juice is reported to help with memory and depression problems, and Mangosteen Juice contains natural anti inflammatories, which are thought to help prevent Alzheimer’s*.  Acai Juice has lots of essential fatty acids that nourish the brain, and Noni Juice has been reported to help alleviate depression and low serotonin levels.

Also whey protein can be a big boost to your brain, as long as it is undenatured! - because it helps your body to produce more of the “master antioxidant” glutathione.  A great boost for your brain can be a shake with whey protein and berries.  If you’re in a hurry, try these foundational superfoods today:

  • Action Whey - A High Quality Undenatured Whey Protein Concentrate
  • RawBurst - Raw, Whole Food Berries & Fruits:  Natural Antioxidants!
  • Emerald Sea - Great Source of Natural Trace Minerals

Put them in a blender along with some milk or yogurt and fruit, and you’ll have a great-tasting smoothie that will help boost your nutrient levels!

Additional Vitamins for Brain Health
  • B Complex Vitamins
  • Nutritional Yeast (full of B vitamins)
  • Lecithin, non-GMO source, for the phospholipids
  • Cod Liver Oil or Fish Oil for the omega-3 fatty acids and DHA
  • Moxxor
  • Vitamin C Complex
  • Vitamin E
  • DHLA
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Enzymes and/or Hydrochloric Acid to help with protein digestion
  • Goji 100 Juice
  • Noni 100 Juice
Many of these can be found for your convenience in our Amazon Store.  You might also want to try Total Health Secrets:
 

High Vitamin Food Choices to Boost Your Brain Health
 

In addition to vitamins and nutritional supplements, your choice in foods is very important, especially for maintaining good brain health.  Malic acid has been proven to work as a chelating agent for aluminum, and is found in prunes and other stone fruits, like cherries, peaches and apricots, so you might want to increase them in your diet. 

All antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables are good for keeping your brain young.  Berries are really good like glueberries.  Fatty fish are especially good for brain health, although you want to make sure that your source is free from mercury and other toxins.  Eggs, and especially egg yolks, if they come from pastured chickens, will supply the choline (a B vitamin) your brain needs. 

Try some raw apple cider vinegar with your meals to enhance protein digestion.
 

Other Ideas to Help Your Brain to Work Better
 

Cut back on alcohol and refined sugars, as both these substances can deplete the B vitamin store in your body.  You also want to stay away from cigarettes, aluminum and mercury in order to keep your brain functioning well. 

Last, but not least, in addition to adding vitamin rich foods to your diet and some nutritional  supplements, you want to make sure and exercise both your body and your brain!

* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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