Your brain is the Major Command Module for your entire body. It’s in charge of regulating your heart rate, keeping your breathing free and comfortable and allowing you to move with ease. It also allows you to think and feel emotions. As the active center of your nervous system, your brain is truly the hub of your body’s activities. You need to keep your brain in peak condition to support the resilience of your memory, concentration, and your overall cognitive processes.
However, your brain health relies on multiple lifestyle factors that you might not think are connected at first. Did you know that to build good brain health, you’ll need a solid foundation of getting adequate sleep every night, engaging in regular exercise, and drinking enough purified water? However, you can also upgrade your brain function by consuming key, superstar nutrients.
Take a look at these three brain-boosting nutrients that can make all the difference for your brain:
1. Bountiful B Vitamins
The whole vitamin B complex (which includes B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate, biotin, and B12) is critical for the best health of the functional systems of your body, especially the health of your brain and nervous system. These vitamins work in harmony to coordinate a whole range of internal systems: energy metabolism, mood balance, hormone synthesis, hemoglobin formation, nerve cell impulse transmission and even more. Overall, your brain and nervous system depend on B vitamin nutrition to keep them functioning beautifully.
Incorporating the eight essential forms of B vitamins (called vitamin B complex) into your daily health-max routine can help support your own stellar brain, mood, and energy health.
Some top sources of B vitamins can be found in seafood, dark leafy greens, and seeds. However, if your diet falls short, taking a quality nutritional supplement can help ensure a good daily supply all 8 B vitamins in their best, end-chain (highly bioavailable) forms.
2. Incredible Brain Effects of Lecithin & Choline
A less commonly known nutrient for good brain support is lecithin. It is a naturally occurring fatty acid that plays a major role in your body’s brain, metabolism, and energy balance.
Research shows that lecithin can help regenerate sluggish brain cells and the nervous system by promoting neuron growth. This means that it can help improve memory, speech, and motor functions as well as promote better production of neurotransmitters in the brain. You can see why regular intake of lecithin shows promise to help prevent brain-depleting and memory-fading issues often seen in later life (or maybe not-so-late in life)!
Lecithin is also able to act as an antioxidant in your body by scavenging harmful free radicals that cause oxidative damage to cells. Choline is another essential nutrient found in lecithin. Clinical research suggests that choline helps support a sharp memory and overall brain health by improving the functional pathways found in your brain.
Research also shows that lecithin has been found to reduce cholesterol levels by its ability to help remove oxidized forms of cholesterol from the body. Hmm, another nice benefit!
Although lecithin can be found naturally in green vegetables and wild-caught seafood, to get adequate amounts, you can take lecithin in supplement form and simply mix the powder to drinks or foods.
3. EPA and DHA – A Stellar Combination
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) might sound like a mouthful, but these long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for healthy development and optimal bodily function at every stage of life. EPA and DHA are required for healthy fetal development, neuronal, retinal, and immune function as well as cardiovascular health. DHA is an especially key nutrient for the brain. It helps support a stable mood, strong memory, and sharp focus.
EPA and DHA can naturally be found in wild-caught, fatty fish such as salmon or you can take these vital nutrients in capsule or liquid form as a nutritional supplement. When adding an EPA/DHA supplement to your daily health-max routine, be sure your supplement includes naturally purified EPA/DHA without molecular distillation (which can damage the molecular structure of the oil).
The Bottom Line
With these three amazing nutrients, it’s time to give your Super Command Module (that’s your brain!) all the quality nutrition it needs to perform at peak energy. Don’t let yourself sit on the sidelines with brain fog.
Feed your brain with high-quality vitamins and nutrients and feel the difference! We can’t promise that you’ll increase your IQ by 50 points . . . but then again, who knows?! It’s time to spark the genius in your brain!