Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey. Ph
On today's episode I am going to talk about different nutrients that are beneficial to supporting your brain, particularly for focus, productivity, and attention. You may feel like you have a hard time finishing tasks or staying focused in class, which could be because you are lacking certain brain health nutrients
in your diet. Here's what you need to know.
Essential Nutrients for Brain Support
Omega-3 Fatty acids
like Fish or Krill Oil are essential brain health nutrients
. These fatty acids work with vitamin D, vitamin B12, and Phosphatides to support memory function, a good mood, resisting the feeling of stress, for sleep/wake cycles, and for brain health. Omega-3 fatty acids are required by the brain in order to function properly
is a naturally occurring fat in your brain. It contributes to cell membrane integrity and supports mental energy
and memory. It also positively interacts with Omega-3 fatty acids to offer extra support for memory, brain size and brain health. Your brain’s natural level of phosphatidylserine drops as you age. Phosphatidylserine supplements have been shown in recent studies to have great benefits for the aging brain
. Your memory and cognitive abilities tend to decrease with age, resulting in forgetfulness, clouded thinking and other problems.
When you do not have enough choline and serine in these fat forms,you may start to develop issues like decreased memory, having a hard time paying attention and focusing. These Omega-3 Fatty Acids help neurons maintain memory function
and neuroplasticity - the brain's ability to reorganize itself and replace damaged neurons with new neural connections.
Following SAD (Standard American Diet), does not provide with you adequate nutrients to support a healthy brain
. Without these nutrients, your neurons suffer.
Energy Production in the Brain
and Mind Synergy
provide a blend of key fats and amino acids that support the brain
, so you can stay focused and stay productive. Inositol, Phosphatidylserine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine has the ability to cross the blood brain barrier in order to generate energy production in your brain
. Without enough nutrients, you will feel lackluster with normal brain function, like focus and finishing tasks. This is a powdered formulation that is perfect for any setting, including a work or class setting. Put a scoop in your yogurt or shake/smoothie and keep moving!
Blood Circulation in the Brain
Ginkgo Biloba is oftentimes overlooked, especially for memory concerns. It is able to facilitate neuronal-activity in the brain, support circulation and provide the normal function of your blood vessels and glucose metabolism.