Top 5 Brain-Boosting Supplements and/or Foods
There are various supplements available to the public that promise to increase cognitive and mental capabilities. However, few supplements provide known evidence to support such claims. In fact, proprietary blend formulas may not contain enough of the supplements that will actually improve memory and cognition. On the contrary, some evidence suggests that some supplements can improve memory and cognition in certain individuals.
1. Fish Oils
*Fish Oils such as Omega 3 Fatty Acids EPA and DHA offer a variety of health benefits such as mental health, heart health, and treating inflammatory disease. Tip: Search for omega supplements with a positive quality rating to ensure the product contains enough quality EPA and DHA and less mercury.
2. Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help improve the blood supply to the brain, including to help reduce the risk of age-related degeneration.
3.Vinpocetine (Vinca minor)
*Vinpocetine is a compound or extracts from the periwinkle plant’s seeds that are used in some nootropics today. Vinpocetine is known to help increase blood flow to the brain while dilating the blood vessels to reduce blood viscosity; this supplement can help promote healthy attention, memory, and concentration. In some places around the world, vinpocetine is used to treat senile dementia.
4. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC)
*Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an Amino Acid that can be used to help memory loss and improve nerve pain. The human body produces this Amino Acid naturally to produce energy. According to WebMD, “There is evidence that this amino acid helps with Alzheimer’s disease, Peyronie’s disease, Down syndrome and nerve pain.”
*Choline is a macronutrient that helps with normal brain development and proper nerve function. phosphatidylcholine is a compound that makes up structural fat that can be found in certain foods. Foods that contain choline for healthy brain development are Eggs, Liver, Salmon, and Cauliflower, including other various foods available today. Roughly 550 mg is needed daily. However, you can get higher levels of choline in supplements. Preferably made from a whole food source.
Improve Your Brain Health
As you can see in the above images and information, each supplement and or food can help improve your brain health. Brain health is vital to keep ourselves thinking, learning, and improving the ways our minds’ work to generate quality ideas.
***Perhaps, people can improve the quality of their brain health to minimize the risks of memory loss and to help boost cognitive abilities by implementing some nutritious foods and even supplements (preferably quality supplements that are tested by a lab) into our daily diets.
Professor of Biochemistry, Bruce Adams at University of California, Berkeley. The supplement, acetyl L-carnitine.
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