Boosting Your Brain… the Natural Way!

By on 09/09/2015

natural-brain-supplementsDo you know what the number one answer was to a recent survey that asked people what their go-to “fix” was when they felt their thinking, creativity, energy and memory were failing?

Coffee!

COFFEE!

Can we just get one thing straight real quick? Yes, coffee is amazing for a million different reasons… but as a solution to a sluggish, sad, or forgetful brain? NO! Caffeine is a short term stimulant that simply increases your body’s adrenaline and cortisol… but then you crash! Over time your body’s response to caffeine reduces as well, meaning less hormones are released and more coffee is needed and a vicious circle is created.

The truth is, if you need to boost your brain power, you need to look elsewhere for solutions because there is a solution to boosting your brain, the natural way.

How do you know if you need to boost your brain power?

Those who notice an increase in memory loss, anxiety, depression, or a decrease in creativity or critical thinking will almost certainly benefit from boosting their brain power.

As is always a good practice, your best bet is to first look to any natural solutions to fill in the gaps and get your brain back to 100%. The problem with jumping straight into a medical waiting room is that often medical professionals are stuck on pharmaceutical drugs as the answer to everything. Any natural supplements or simple dietary changes aren’t discussed or considered, and often these are all you need!

So before you go knocking down your doctor’s door demanding the newest designer prescription that promises every brain boosting result you want (along with a long list of risky side effects like weight gain, confusion, kidney failure, blurry vision, skin rashes and more!), try these simple, safe, and natural tips on increasing your brain power.

There is a good chance these easy fixes will actually give you better results than any prescription pill bottle.

When it comes to natural support for the brain, everyone knows that St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, and certain amino acids are the best supplements for supporting mental cognition, enhancing memory and increasing cerebral metabolism.

  • St. John’s Wort, aka Hypericum perforatum, reduces stress and cognitive impairment in lab studies.st johns wort
  • Gingko Biloba has been shown to possibly increase stem cell growth which boosts brain function. Other studies have shown that it reduces anxiety and increases cognition and memory by increasing blood circulation to the brain.ginkgo_biloba
  • Finally, we have the less commonly known, but super effective amino acids Phosphatidylserine, L-glutamine and Acetyl-L-carnitine. Studies show these crucial amino acids support the brain all the way to the cellular level. They help reduce anxiety, and increase attention span, memory, critical thinking, mental alertness and even mood.

As I’ve said a few times before, all of these supplements come in individual bottles so you can create your own perfect cocktail of mental supplements to kick your brain into overdrive.

However, there are also some supplements out there, like Brain Boosters, that combine all of these ingredients into one daily pill. The perks here are cost savings, less pills, and you get the recommended daily dosage of each individual ingredient as Naturae Vita has researched the best combinations to ensure their supplement offers only the perfect dosage of the best ingredients. It may be a good starting off point for many, until you dial in your own personal daily intake preferences of each supplement.brain booster

In addition to natural supplementation, it’s important to look at your diet as well.

Certain foods are known for their brain boosting abilities, so be sure to include the following in your daily eats:

  • Fatty fish – provides essential fatty acids which are great brain fuel
  • Dark Chocolate (yay!) – rich in rich in fiber, iron and magnesium and increases blood flow to the brain
  • Blueberries – have been shown to delay short term memory loss
  • Blackcurrants – gives your brain a boost of vitamin C
  • Tomatoes – contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, that prevents free radicals from destroying brain cells
  • Broccoli – provides vitamin K, which boosts brain power
  • Celery – contains luteolin, a plant compound that has been shown to reduce memory loss
  • Pumpkin Seeds – provides daily dose of zinc, which is critical for enhancing memory and thinking
  • Sage – used as either a spice or an oil, it is known to increase memory
  • Nuts – provide a good amount of vitamin E, which is now being shown to help prevent cognitive decline

By simply adding a safe, all natural brain boosting supplement along with these brain-supporting foods to you daily routine, you may realize all you needed was a little tweaking to get your brain back to 100%, and clear, creative and confident thinking will once again be yours.

About modernhealthproject

Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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